Package Details: visual-studio-code-bin 1.22.2-1

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Package Base: visual-studio-code-bin
Description: Visual Studio Code: Editor for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications (official binary version)
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Licenses: custom: commercial
Conflicts: visual-studio-code
Provides: vscode,visualstudiocode,visual-studio-code
Replaces: visual-studio-code
Submitter: dcelasun
Maintainer: dcelasun
Last Packager: dcelasun
Votes: 634
Popularity: 46.143861
First Submitted: 2017-12-18 19:14
Last Updated: 2018-04-12 21:31

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dcelasun commented on 2017-11-15 06:20

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Latest Comments

Twiki commented on 2018-04-13 14:03

EDIT: I just renamed my "~/.vscode/extensions" directory before changing and then renamed it back, after renaming the newly created one.

@Anty0 I realise that it replaces "visual-studio-code": "Replaces: visual-studio-code". But will the installed extensions be retained. I'm not looking forward to re-installing and re-configuring a lot of extensions. I know where to find my code config file.

Anty0 commented on 2018-04-10 15:02

@Twiki Just install "visual-studio-code-bin", it automatically replaces "visual-studio-code". Or have you got any problem with it?

Twiki commented on 2018-04-10 14:58


Is there a "proper" way to go from "visual-studio-code" to "visual-studio-code-bin". Right now I'm editing the 2 "visual-studio-code" installer files feeding makepkg, but it's a bit cumbersome.

dcelasun commented on 2018-04-07 18:15

@Sanya_M Please search for inode/directory on this link.

Sanya_M commented on 2018-04-07 15:24

Please, remove "inode/directory;" from MimeTypes in the .desktop file. When "inode/directory" is there, Gnome tries to automatically open connected MTP device (phone) in Visual Studio and do other crazy things

igvalor commented on 2018-04-07 10:31

Looks like the problem with unresolved symbol is SOLVED. There was a rogue installation of nwjs in /opt on my system. Removed /opt/nwjs and all work again. My bad. Sorry.

igvalor commented on 2018-04-06 08:59

Just upgraded to 1.22.0-1. /opt/visual-studio-code/bin/../code: symbol lookup error: /opt/visual-studio-code/bin/../code: undefined symbol: _ZN6icu_588ByteSink15GetAppendBufferEiiPciPi

pharra commented on 2018-03-08 06:46

@Alad, @dotfile: no, when I uninstall c++ addons, it doesn't work. And now I use visual-code-git(aur), which works well(also install c++ addons). emmm, It's strange. maybe something broken in dependencies.

dotfile commented on 2018-03-07 22:22

@xaver: thank you!

Alad commented on 2018-03-07 22:16

pharra: if you use the C++ plugin, it might be related. Microsoft has the tendency to mess up that one frequently.

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