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Atom Hack Settings View

Atom is known to everybody as the “Hackable to the core” editor. And it really is. Provided that you understand a little bit of CoffeeScript, JavaScript and CSS (actually LESS), and that you have the patience to untangle its source code, you have at your hands one of the most powerful editors in the open-source community.

In this post I will explain how to add a new lateral tab in the classic settings panel. This option may be very useful if your package needs a more advanced configuration page, which may be too complex to be rendered in the default package settings.

Anyway be aware that there’s a reason why Atom developers haven’t made such a feature available trough public API, in fact a clogged settings view UI is certainly something that we shouldn’t want. Read the rest of this entry »