Microsoft GitHub Text Editor Atom Releases Last Version Update, Will Be Discontinued Next Month
In June, Microsoft GitHub announced that it would be discontinuing the Atom text editor and archiving all projects under the organization on December 15, 2022.
Recently, Atom released v1.63.0 and officially announced that this will be the last version of Atom, mainly for some small bug fixes.
The first version was launched in 2014 and currently supports macOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems, with support for plugins written by Node.js and a built-in Git version control system provided by GitHub.
However, with the acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft and the emergence and development of new cloud-based tools over the years, Atom community participation has declined significantly and GitHub has decided to discontinue the text editor and allow to use of tools like Microsoft Visual Studio Code instead.