VScode vs VScodium on Debian - which one to use!?

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VScode vs VScodium on Debian - which one to use!?

Postby say_hello » 2019-10-19 09:40

hello dear experts



the question today is: VScode vs VScodium on Debian - which one to use!?

i want to work with VSCode on Debian - now i have heard that there also a alternative Kit exists.

vscodium -


what do you say - can we install this on Debian too - without any hassle?


We have covered Visual Studio Code before so you must know how much of an awesome code editor it is.
While VS Code is open source freeware, its source code is only available on Microsoft’s official GitHub repo and
its downloads are licensed under a closed source license which contains telemetry so you’ll be happy with the app we have for you today.
VSCodium is a tracking-free, free and open source build of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code created so that developers
will not have to build VS Code from source which contains telemetry/trackers.
This fit is accomplished by using special scripts to clone the vscode repo, build it from source, and then upload the
resulting binaries to VSCodium’s GitHub releases free of telemetry passes.
With that being said, VSCodium is a replica of Visual Studio Code and thus, works in the same way with all the features
and support present in its parent project. Except for the app icon – that’s different.

Features in VSCodium
Free to use
Cross-Platform: Available on Windows, GNU/Linux, and Mac.
Open source with source code available on GitHub.
Native support for several languages.
Additional functionality using extensions.
IntelliSense and smart code completion.
An advanced and robust built-in debugger.
Native support for Git.

cf: https://www.fossmint.com/vscodium-clone ... for-linux/


so the question is: VScode vs VScodium on Debian - which one to use!?

what do you say!?

love to hear from you
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Re: VScode vs VScodium on Debian - which one to use!?

Postby neuraleskimo » 2019-10-19 12:45

I don't know that it matters much. Personally, I would use (and have used) the MS packages. Lately, I use the Flatpak on Flathub.

By the way, Flathub has two version of VS Code:
https://flathub.org/apps/search/visual%20studio.
Use the OSS one if you want to completely remove the MS binary parts. This is what I have installed.

To be honest, I never really made the jump to full-fledged IDEs. I tend to use Atom (https://atom.io/) or a plain text editor.
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Re: VScode vs VScodium on Debian - which one to use!?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-10-19 14:42

say_hello wrote:VScode vs VScodium on Debian - which one to use!?

Neither.

https://sanctum.geek.nz/arabesque/unix- ... roduction/
Don't break DebianHow to report bugs

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Re: VScode vs VScodium on Debian - which one to use!?

Postby neuraleskimo » 2019-10-19 14:57

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
say_hello wrote:VScode vs VScodium on Debian - which one to use!?

Neither.

https://sanctum.geek.nz/arabesque/unix- ... roduction/

Nice read, HOAS. +1

I tend to fall into that camp. I never use the features of an IDE for many of the same reasons. Probably why I never made the switch. I will even say that when I started rigorously writing unit tests, etc. and combining that with good stack and state information in exception messages, etc., I stopped using debuggers. I haven't touch one in years. Don't need to.

Anyway, back to IDEs. To further confuse (or frustrate) the OP, QtCreator, Sublime, NetBeans, and CLion seem pretty popular too.
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