Dear All/dear Developer!
It’s now quite some time ago when I started to try Atom as my new text editor. I loved the style mainly so I thought about giving it a shot especially with some packages that really sounded great. But there’s just one very big fail among smaller ones and this is the speed. I’m waiting longer for Atoms start up than I wait for Netbeans to open. This is for just editing a simple text file just much too long. If it takes longer than Netbeans start up I think I’m staying with Notepad++. This is a joke for a simple text editor. Of course I also added the IDE packages, maybe that’s where the speed gets lost but I think before I installed it it was already pretty slow.
Also many packages are just not well done at all. E.g. the IDE packages… What are they doing anyway? I really expected to have a solid folder structure on the left side and the files contents on the right side. It’s somehow working but the “project” functionality is behaving so strangely… As if the developers never used an IDE before and you make advertisment for it on your main atom.io site… Sorry but maybe ask yourself once, what’s the point in creating atom? Shouldn’t it have advantages compared to other editors somewhere? What makes atom better than others? I mean at the moment atom only has disadvantages with any other editor I know.
I can see absolutely no reason to stay with it even if I would have love to, but it’s not really an advantage if you have to wait so long for a simple program start up.
Sorry but it’s simply the worst new editor I ever tried.
Hope you’ll fix the speed and create much better packages… Maybe implement a solid project handling from the start and not let others implement some weird behaving left sidebar (can’t really call it something else). Make file->new project and file->open project menus and handle them as such in a stable and especially user friendly way.