I'm mostly curious what they couldn't accomplish with Sublime Text + plugins, and what prompted them to build an entire editor of their own. If I had to guess, I'd say it's because they want to own the whole developer ecosystem, but who knows.
I'd imagine they're keen on the core being webkit-based as well.
Does look very suspiciously like sublime
Here's the description of it (probably not the final version)
At GitHub, we’re building the text editor we’ve always wanted: hackable to the core, but approachable on the first day without ever touching a config file. We can’t wait to see what you build with it.
No idea. Pretty sure there is no official announcement yet.
I feel sorry that this kind of leaked before they were ready to release it (unless it was a 'mistake' ).
Found this in the commit messages
"Be explicit that Atom is free during the beta."
I guess we can assume that there will be some sort of payed aspect to it.
Or, at least, only available to paying customers. Maybe as a feature incentive to get developers/users to upgrade from free plans to paid?
I'm pretty excited about this! Sublime Text has been great, but it looks like (from the screenshots I've seen) that Github's Atom will be a little easier to use. We'll see "soon" as the website says.
Here is the link to sign up for the beta.