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: 520
Popularity: 38.241905
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

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Please check this page [0] before flagging as out-of-date.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

Latest Comments

Alko89 commented on 2017-11-24 21:57

yup, its OK now...strange, I tried downloading the file three times with the same result

Marcel_K commented on 2017-11-24 21:11

Probably a network error. Just run makepkg again.

Alko89 commented on 2017-11-24 21:04

Does anyone have issues with the latest snapshot? Mine has the site of 0 bytes and tar gives mi an error `tar: This does not look like a tar archive`

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?

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