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?
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:
Solution for Ubuntu files/file-tree not refreshing
On some Ubuntu systems:
- The folder tree doesn’t show added files/folder or changes from the file system.
- Open files don’t update with remote changes.
- webpack-serve / webpack-dev-serve doesn’t compile changes or hot reload
For me, it was inotify from Ubuntu which reached it’s max number of files.
There are some solutions here:
In short, I increased the inotify.max_user_watches:
sudo nano /etc/sysctl.d/99-sysctl.conf
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