Follow-up if someone is still interested:
Looking into electron’s console log revealed that there were package dependencies missing which (apparently) were not installed automatically.
I removed platformio-ide:
apm deinstall platformio-ide
and then installed all the missing dependencies in one step:
apm install build platformio-ide-terminal platformio-ide-debugger autocomplete-clang linter-gcc2 language-ini tool-bar
then I installed platformio-ide again
apm install platformio-ide
After relaunching atom it automatically began to install “platformio core” and complained abount “platformio-ide-terminal” to require rebuild which I did. It also asked me to restart Atom.
After the second relaunch Atom continues to show the well known pop-up, here with the message: “PlatformIO IDE has been successfully installed! Please restart Atom to apply the changes.”
This exact message continues to appear independently on how often Atom is restarted.
When I have time again I will post if platformio-ide is actually working.
- When doing the above from within Atom rather than from the command line, Atom still freezes when installing “platformio-ide” although the missing dependencies are installed!
- When Atom was freezing (see first post) other electron apps like rocketchat-desktop frooze, too!