Atom 1.17 Open-Source Hackable Editor Introduces Docks and Improves Startup Time

Atom 1.17 is now the latest stable release of the application and introduces support for docks, an extension of the pane system engineered to accommodate various interface elements like tool panels (debugger controls, regex railroad diagrams, terminals, consoles, etc.) that you want to immediately toggle into and out of view. Another highlight of the Atom 1.17 release is better startup time, which is possible thanks to the use of V8 custom startup snapshots. Additionally, atom-select-list is now used as a drop-in replacement for atom-space-pen-views, which was removed, along with jQuery as a dependency of Atom’s bundled packages.