Spacemacs like community driven configurations


#1

I found spacemacs amazing because the community driven configurations save me tons of time searching and testing features and plugins. And the configurations are community maintained in time. I think the idea of “layers” is extremely useful. Would Atom team please consider doing something similar?


#2

Maintaining two completely separate keybinding systems isn’t something the Atom team is going to take on, so any system like what you’re describing would have to be a community effort. Fortunately, someone has already created a spacemacs-like mode as an add-on package:


#3

Thanks for your reply :smiley:

For me the best thing about spacemacs is not keybindings (it’s awesome though). The best thing is about community maintained layers. For a specific subject (like a python or latex IDE) there usually exists many similar packages. And to configure a nice environment we usually have to combine 4-5 packages together. Investigating all of those packages is very time-consuming.

Latex layer dependencies

Python layer dependencies

With spacemacs’ layers I only need to install “python” layer or “latex” layer, all packages they depend on are already well configured and installed automatically. And they are community maintained. I think those layers are the really reason I love spacemacs :smiley: This is a link for your references spacemacs layers