Why Atom on Linux does not update automatically?


I just realized v1.19 is out, with some very nice features. On a MacBook I got a notice from Atom, and it updated by itself. But on Linux I have to download the new .deb package and install it manually. It’s not a problem, but I wonder why Atom cannot update by itself on Linux?


@cossio Try reading this:


Maybe providing Atom as a snap is a good solution? Are there plans in this direction?


I submitted an issue here, and waiting for a reply. Other then that, I’m not sure.



Now there is a ppa you can add in Ubuntu-derived distros. Instructions here: