Someguy123's Atom Builds for Windows

Atom is an editor released by GitHub originally for Mac OSX. Their official website is Atom.IO and you can find out more information there. Atom is similar to Sublime Text, the editor is fully customizable just by editing the HTML, CSS, and Javascript, making it easy to build packages for.

Disclaimer: I am unaffiliated with GitHub, these builds are provided at your own risk, although a lot of people are using them now (Just Google atom builds for windows). Attribution: Atom, and the Atom logo are owned by Github. Both are licensed under the MIT license allowing me to display them here under terms that I attribute the original author(s).

All Releases

Release Date Download MD5 hash
2014-07-04 - Stable Atom Build 0.108.0-758abf8 5a9366be5af74fb2c4a9b2e7eed78212
2014-07-02 - Stable Atom Build 0.107.0-a92eed5 96a39ee1d43a930e4aa43c953653c783
2014-06-22 - Stable Atom Build 0.106.0-88df4d2 b816412c76f7a6350335304f9070681b
2014-06-19 - Stable Atom Build 0.105.0-1e1f4cf b940dc8ca92e666ca1add2bc6f48c02e
2014-06-17 - Stable Atom Build 0.104.0-34b9355 56b8914b1509c66337427c675edd557f
2014-06-11 - Stable Atom Build 0.103.0-d8d378e ffb87bd17f805fe798c9128437d2ff80
2014-06-09 - Stable Atom Build 0.102.0-7ae6cba a60d7ece1c8dae1e914009f6814042c8

These builds have been tested on Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8 x64. Atom is NOT compatible with Windows XP

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What are stable and unstable builds?

Stable builds are built from official release tags here:

Unstable builds are built directly from the current master branch commit at the time of building. The official OSX releases use the "stable" versions of my build, so if you suffer any issues, you may want to make sure to use the stable version of Atom.


Error: MSVCP100.DLL is missing

Any form of "MSVP*.DLL" error means you haven't got the Visual C++ 2010 runtime installed.

These executables were built with Visual Studio 2010 and so they require the runtime to work.

Because Atom is a 32-bit application, you'll need to download the 32-bit runtime even if you're on 64-bit. You may already have the runtime installed if you've installed recent applications or games.

Download 32-bit MSVC 2010 Runtime

File path too long

This error is common if you're extracting to a long path name like your Desktop. I recommend extracting it so that the base directory is C:\Atom or whichever drive you prefer, as this prevents long path name errors.

If that still doesn't work, please read this comment on HN for more information.

Packages won't install. They complain about Visual Studio

If you want to install packages, you also need to install Visual Studio 2010 C++ Express (free from Microsoft). If you already have an existing version of VS2010 or VS2012, you don't need to do this.

I installed Visual Studio to a non-standard location, and now atom won't find it

You can edit atom-build\Atom\resources\app\apm\node_modules\atom-package-manager\lib\config.js on around line 90 with something like vs2010Path = "H:/VS2010/Common7/IDE"; and then restart Atom. Remember to use forward slashes rather than backslashes.

NEW - Edit line 196 of resources\app\apm\node_modules\atom-package-manager\lib\install.js to if (!config.isWin32() || true) { and this can allow you to bypass the requirement for Visual Studio (warning: some packages may still require it...)

Atom GUI doesn't appear on launch

Most software remembers the position of the window on close, so it will appear in the same place when launching the next time. Atom seems to remember being in a weird position sometimes. After launching, you can try WindowsKey+Up to maximize the window.

I can't use certain keyboard shortcuts on my German keyboard!

Corelgott has written a small article detailing the issue and how to fix it on his site. Read the article for more information