Package Details: visual-studio-code 1.18.1-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/visual-studio-code.git (read-only)
Package Base: visual-studio-code
Description: Visual Studio Code: Editor for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications (official binary version)
Upstream URL: https://code.visualstudio.com/
Keywords: code studio visual visual-studio-code vscode
Licenses: custom: commercial
Provides: vscode,visualstudiocode
Submitter: dcelasun
Maintainer: dcelasun
Last Packager: dcelasun
Votes: 510
Popularity: 43.604492
First Submitted: 2015-04-29 17:53
Last Updated: 2017-11-17 06:14

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dcelasun commented on 2017-11-15 06:20

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- There is a new version out, why is the package not updated?

Please check this page [0] before flagging as out-of-date. If there is no new version on that page, it's not yet released. A tag on Github is NOT a release! If you can see the new version on the updates page but the AUR package is still not updated, flag it and give it time. It's usually done within a day or two.

- Why is $X a dependency? I don't like it.

Just because $X is not required to open the app, doesn't mean there is nothing that depends on it. Always search the comment history [1] on AUR to see if that dependency has been previously discussed before writing your own comment. Still nothing? Then use namcap [2] to make sure it's _really_ not needed. If namcap doesn't complain, please leave a comment here and I'll investigate.

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The problem might be a packaging issue (wrong paths, dependencies, icons etc), so please write a comment here first. If you don't get a reply, or if someone says it's an upstream issue, you can report it on Github [3].

- This is a binary package, why does it not have a -bin suffix? I want you to change it.

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[0] https://code.visualstudio.com/updates/
[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/visual-studio-code/?comments=all
[2] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/namcap
[3] http://github.com/microsoft/vscode

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dcelasun commented on 2017-11-15 11:32

IIRC there was an effort to bring the open source version into [community] but it was abandoned after realizing it required a lot of patching to make it fit.

wooptoo commented on 2017-11-15 11:27

This pkg should be in community since it's so popular.

dcelasun commented on 2017-11-15 06:20

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (read before flagging or commenting!)

- There is a new version out, why is the package not updated?

Please check this page [0] before flagging as out-of-date. If there is no new version on that page, it's not yet released. A tag on Github is NOT a release! If you can see the new version on the updates page but the AUR package is still not updated, flag it and give it time. It's usually done within a day or two.

- Why is $X a dependency? I don't like it.

Just because $X is not required to open the app, doesn't mean there is nothing that depends on it. Always search the comment history [1] on AUR to see if that dependency has been previously discussed before writing your own comment. Still nothing? Then use namcap [2] to make sure it's _really_ not needed. If namcap doesn't complain, please leave a comment here and I'll investigate.

- Something is broken with the app, where do I report it?

The problem might be a packaging issue (wrong paths, dependencies, icons etc), so please write a comment here first. If you don't get a reply, or if someone says it's an upstream issue, you can report it on Github [3].

- This is a binary package, why does it not have a -bin suffix? I want you to change it.

It's like that for historical reasons and no, it won't be changed. Read the comment history [1] for details.

- I have a problem with the package or the program itself, can I email you?

No. You won't get a reply. Leave a comment here instead and be patient.

[0] https://code.visualstudio.com/updates/
[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/visual-studio-code/?comments=all
[2] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/namcap
[3] http://github.com/microsoft/vscode

dcelasun commented on 2017-11-15 06:04

@afzalarsalan: Thanks, moved it back to depends.

afzalarsalan commented on 2017-11-15 04:57

@dcelasun Apparently gconf is now a required dependency as installing vscode without it installed will leave you with

error while loading shared libraries: libgconf-2.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

dcelasun commented on 2017-11-14 06:24

@enihcam: Because electron (which is included in the package) requries gtk2 (which is not included in the package) to work.

enihcam commented on 2017-11-14 02:08

@db6edr In that case, why do we explicitly specify gtk2 as one of the dependencies?

db6edr commented on 2017-11-13 07:18

Visual Studio Code is Electron app, which in turn uses Chromium for the UI part. So I guess it would be best to have a look there.

enihcam commented on 2017-11-13 06:25

@dcelasun Thanks! Also, do you happen to know if vscode is going to port to gtk3 or not? I'm removing gtk2 and all its apps from my laptop, and vscode is the last blocker.

dcelasun commented on 2017-11-12 22:12

@sistematico: That's just a network error, try again.

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