Parrot 4.4 will feature vscodium instead of atom
Atom became too heavy (up to 800mb for the base install) and it is impossible for us to maintain it in a debian compliant way.
Visual Studio Code in the other side is a proprietary software controlled by Microsoft with unwanted branding and telemetry features we don’t want to ship in parrot (visual studio code is not vscode!)
VSCodium was the turnkey solution for us because it provides quality binaries of the VSCode opensource core without custom Microsoft packages and it is very fast, handful and lightweight compared to the current Atom implementation we ship.
We will keep Atom in our repo for all our users who need it, but we are going to use VSCodium as our default advanced editor.