Are there any updates on plans to make Atom perform at normal client software speeds? I’ve had the same experiences noted above. It takes an absurd amount of time to open on a Windows 8.1 64-bit Ivy Bridge Core i5 laptop with 8 GB of RAM. That’s not awesome hardware, but it’s plenty powerful enough to run a text editor snappily.
I had no idea it was built with CoffeeScript until last week. I had a hard time believing, or even understanding, the claim when I first heard it. To wit, are there any architecture docs? In particular, I was looking for some kind of overview doc, something that said “Atom is made of this and this, and built like this, and here’s a diagram of the core architecture and API.” It must be there somewhere – I’m probably missing it based on labeling or something.
When I read the “Creating a package” page, I was thrown because it never says what language packages are written in, which is crucial. I missed the .coffee file extensions that appear here and there, so maybe people are expected to infer that the logic would have to be written in CoffeeScript. It would help so much to say in the introductory paragraph: “Atom packages must be built in CoffeeScript.” and then proceed with the rest.