Windows Builds for Atom


#1

I build nightly versions of Atom on Windows and post them to my Blog. A lot of people from the Atom IRC and Twitter are currently using them.

Grab them here http://atom.someguy123.com


Creating a installer for windows
#2

Thanks for sharing. Do you know if Visual Studio will always be a requirement for installing packages?


#3

Thanks, currently setting up an environment to try get atom built at work. If the firewall blocks the git clone, which I suspect it will, I will give your package a go.


#4

I don’t know. I don’t even know WHY Visual Studio is required for building packages, as far as I knew, packages were just HTML/CSS/JS files, which go into the resources folder. But for whatever reason, APM has a config.js which complains if you haven’t got VS installed, which is normally used when building Atom for the first time.

If a developer could explain why it’s actually required for packages, that’d be great.


#5

Its for building node modules in C++. altho its a big disadvantage, I dont want 5GB of tools for a simple 200MB editor.


#6

Bumping. I’ve moved everything to http://atom.someguy123.com so now I have a nice site for the builds instead of a blog with links.


#7

Bump. No replies must mean my builds work really great :slight_smile:


#8

Yes, your builds are great, I use them since quite a while.

Unfortunately I have no admin privileges on my computer at work so I am not able to install all that Visual Studio stuff. Atom runs quite fine, but I am not able to install packages.

Anyway, please keep up your excellent work!


#9

Apologies there, one fix would be to install packages from your home PC, and copy the files over.


#10

Official Windows Build


#11

Users on Windows can also use the download button on the front page of Atom.io to get the zipped builds. There’s no auto-updater on Windows though so Chocolatey might be your best bet if you can swing it.