Switching to IO. seems to be big news :)


#1

Atom now using Io.js - Hackernews.


#2

Oh no, I made the mistake of actually reading HN comments :fearful:


#3

I’ve been reading HN on and off for a number of years. HN trashes Node and Coffeescript all the time. So it was predictable they would trash Atom.


#4

Is there anything special you could point out that this change would bring for the end-user? Or is it just an under-the-hood change?


#5

More features like ES6.


#6

Some people noticed better performance. I know that in some cases IO.js is faster. Would like to see some comparison.


#7

Is this just experimental for now? It’s a bit surprising that a change like that is implemented so unofficially.
Has this been done on the atom-shell level as well?


#8

No, it isn’t experimental. Although, Atom is still using Node v0.10.x to build Atom … so there are still some things that need to be migrated.


#9

Well, time to read up on how different IO really is then…


#10

And now Atom builds on Node v0.12.x and IO.js v1.x :laughing: