I always recommend the
-bin version of any software. Because it doesn’t need to be compiled or so on. And I never use, or recommend anything Flatpak. Or snap. Or whatever.
True, but up until the most recent update to Manjaro Stable, that would have been problematic due to the binaries offered by the AUR having been compiled against
glibc 2.38, while Manjaro was still on 2.37.
At present time, Manjaro is on
glibc 2.38 as well, so now there’s a better chance that the precompiled AUR stuff will work.
@nam1962, use the third package in your list:
vscodium-bin from the AUR. The second one still has the telemetry built-in, and the first one is a FlatPak, which will never integrate well with your installed operating system — which kinds of defeats the purpose of UNIX…
“Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.”
(Henry Spencer on Usenet, November 1987)
Never mind it being large.
There is always Code - OSS from the
extra repository as well:
$ pamac search code [...] code 1.81.1-1 [Installed] extra The Open Source build of Visual Studio Code (vscode) editor
(Which is the one I use.)
Well, I’m not a coder anymore — that was back in the 1990s — but I do still write some stuff in
bash, or more precisely, generic POSIX shell stuff. And I use — wait for it — …
I was/am a web developer. I say was, because hat was full-time, then I got into an accident that stole my life from me.
Now I still do it every now and then, and I’ve learnt about VSCode, then VSCodium, and then Code - OSS.
I’d also recommend Code - OSS because it’s in the official repository.
I do use Kate a lot too, it replaced Sublime Text as my “don’t need all the bells and whistles” editor that I use for any simpler task. Although Kate itself is quite advanced these days, it can probably do most of what VS Code can (there are plugins for LSP client, GDB, Git, etc).
If you are going to do .NET Core development, then install visual-studio-code-bin from AUR, because it’s the proprietary Microsoft-branded version and the only one where you can install .Net Core debugger extension (proprietary part of Visual Studio).
So, care to tell us which one you’ve decided upon?
Thank you all for these enlightments
Right now I’m using VSCode.
I’ll do so untill my Ruby on Rails full stack exams in a few weeks as it’s Le Wagon’s setup (the bootcamp I followed)
Then, I’ll test VScodium & Code OSS.
They’ll need to support my extensions !
➜ codecode --list-extensions alexcvzz.vscode-sqlite coolbear.systemd-unit-file dbaeumer.vscode-eslint emmanuelbeziat.vscode-great-icons esbenp.prettier-vscode fleshywaffles.vs-code-clippy GitHub.github-vscode-theme hangxingliu.vscode-systemd-support hoovercj.vscode-power-mode llacoste2000.unofficial-gitlab-dark-theme marp-team.marp-vscode ms-azuretools.vscode-docker MS-CEINTL.vscode-language-pack-fr ms-vscode-remote.remote-containers ms-vscode.sublime-keybindings ms-vsliveshare.vsliveshare phind.phind plibither8.remove-comments pomdtr.excalidraw-editor rebornix.ruby redhat.java ritwickdey.LiveServer Rubymaniac.vscode-paste-and-indent usernamehw.remove-empty-lines VisualStudioExptTeam.intellicode-api-usage-examples VisualStudioExptTeam.vscodeintellicode vscjava.vscode-java-debug vscjava.vscode-java-dependency vscjava.vscode-java-pack vscjava.vscode-java-test vscjava.vscode-maven wingrunr21.vscode-ruby ZainChen.json ➜
(Just discovered this awesomeness this weekend!)
I do realize Code OSS is VScode !