Atom 1.26 has been released on our stable channel and includes GitHub package improvements, fuzzy-finder support for Teletype and file system watcher improvements.
GitHub package improvements
The GitHub package’s Git pane now displays a list of recent commits for quick reference:
This list is read-only for now but will become more interactive in future releases.
The Git authentication dialog also gained a “Remember” checkbox to enable you to store your username and password:
Your credentials are saved securely in your operating system’s credential store so that they can be used for future Git operations.
Fuzzy-finder support for Teletype
Atom’s fuzzy-finder is your one-stop shop for lightning-fast access to the local files and the remote files in your workspace.
File system watcher improvements
Our file system watchers will now fall back to polling if the operating system is unable to watch for events. You can manually force watching to be done through polling by setting “File System Watcher” to “Polling” if the detection fails, which may be necessary on certain kinds of remotely mounted drives.
We’ve also added an experimental file system watcher to lower resource consumption, improve scalability when watching many directories, and achieve greater parity with the information available from the operating system. Please give it a try by changing the core “File System Watcher” setting to “Experimental”.
Don’t forget to check out all the other improvements shipping with this version in the release notes!
Atom 1.27 Beta
GitHub package improvements
Pair programming enthusiasts rejoice: GitHub package now supports adding multiple co-authors to any commit. You can search by name or email to add previous committers as co-authors. If your co-author hasn’t committed to the current repository before, don’t worry - you can still give them the credit they deserve.
Amend functionality, once a checkbox, has now been expanded to an Undo button and action on the context menu of the recent commit list.
For when it comes time to submit your work for review, we now offer a quick way to create a PR right from the GitHub pane, pushing any commits if necessary. With just a button click, we will launch GitHub.com in your browser so that you can fill in the PR description, assign reviewers, and then submit it.
We’ve streamlined the experience for pushing and pulling branches from the status bar so that the action it takes is based on the status of your branch relative to its remote. This should save you a few clicks per day on common remote interactions. You can still access explicit push/pull actions by right-clicking the status bar item.
There are many more details in the release notes.
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