Using Development & Published Version of a Package


I am working on a package which I have published.

Is it possible to have both the development version and the published version installed at the same time without conflicts?


Yes. You can keep the development one in your .atom/dev/packages folder, and the release one in .atom/packages.

This way, opening Atom in dev mode will load the dev version, while opening Atom normally will load the release version.


Thanks for that. How do I open Atom in dev mode? I am running on Mac.


Either in a terminal with atom --dev, or in normal Atom go to View -> Developer -> Open In Dev Mode

It will have a box in the bottom left to indicate you are in dev mode.

Here’s the relevant flight manual entry. It was harder to find then I thought.


Ah, thank you for that. The terminal command will do nicely.