Package Details: visual-studio-code-bin 1.58.2-1

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Package Base: visual-studio-code-bin
Description: Visual Studio Code (vscode): Editor for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications (official binary version)
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Licenses: custom: commercial
Conflicts: code
Provides: code
Submitter: dcelasun
Maintainer: dcelasun
Last Packager: dcelasun
Votes: 1069
Popularity: 26.94
First Submitted: 2017-12-18 19:14
Last Updated: 2021-07-15 20:15

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dcelasun commented on 2017-11-15 06:20

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (read before flagging or commenting!)

  • What is the difference between this package and the one in the community repo?

This is the official binary distribution from Microsoft. The one in the community repo is an unofficial build made from source. Beyond the license difference and branding, there are some proprietary features not available in the open source version.

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

Please check this page before flagging as out-of-date.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

  • I'm using an AUR helper (yay, yaourt etc.) and I can't install it. Why?

Sometimes AUR helpers do weird things. Download the tarball and install it manually with makepkg -si. If that works, report the problem to your AUR helper's upstream, not here.

  • When I install this package xdg-open uses vscode, not my file manager! How do I fix this?

Install shared-mime-info-gnome. Also see this reddit thread.

  • 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 on AUR to see if that dependency has been previously discussed before writing your own comment. Still nothing? Then use namcap 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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Latest Comments

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qss commented on 2021-06-09 19:24

armv7h version has a bug

uname -m

../../sandbox/linux/seccomp-bpf-helpers/**CRASHING**:seccomp-bpf failure in syscall 0403
Server response: 
../../sandbox/linux/seccomp-bpf-helpers/**CRASHING**:seccomp-bpf failure in syscall 0403
Server response: 
[main 2021-06-09T19:00:35.908Z] update#setState idle
../../sandbox/linux/seccomp-bpf-helpers/**CRASHING**:seccomp-bpf failure in syscall 0403
Server response: 
Server response: 
Server response: 
[10632:0609/] GPU process isn't usable. Goodbye.
Server response: 
Server response: 
Trace/breakpoint trap

googling "sandbox/linux/seccomp-bpf-helpers/ failure in syscall 0403" shows this bug appear in recent chromium that is compiled for 32 bit architecture. armv7h is a 32 bit arch. Visual-studio-code uses chromium as a web engine for own gui.

aoaaceai commented on 2021-05-29 07:57

To display the debugger fonts properly, dependency noto-fonts is required. before: <img alt="" src="" /> after: <img alt="" src="" />

dcelasun commented on 2021-05-23 07:45

@edoantonioco all AUR packages assume you already have the base-devel group installed. Run pacman -S base-devel and try again.

edoantonioco commented on 2021-05-23 01:09

It doesnt work It shows this:

==> ERROR: Cannot find the strip binary required for object file stripping.

dcelasun commented on 2021-05-14 14:36

@Remisa I don't have that package installed and this package installs fine. It sounds like a problem with your AUR helper, you should report it to them.

Remisa commented on 2021-05-14 14:26

@dcelasun I got dependency error from yay while installing this package and after installing it manually and tried again, it worked.

dcelasun commented on 2021-05-14 13:00

@Remisa what is it needed for?

alumni commented on 2021-05-06 20:08

@dcelasun cool, thanks!

Regarding the wayland detection, probably that won't be implemented upstream (Chromium), for Chromium & Chrome we still rely on an ArchLinux-specific hack or on bash aliases :)

dcelasun commented on 2021-05-06 10:15

@alumni thanks! I've pushed a fix for the WM class. As for Wayland detection, I think that's better suited as a feature request upstream :)

alumni commented on 2021-05-06 08:53

WM_CLASS is Code instead of code.

Seems that the case is irrelevant under XWayland, but if you run it under Wayland with --enable-features=UseOzonePlatform --ozone-platform=wayland, the windows will not be grouped and they won't have an icon. Changing to StartupWMClass=Code would fix this.

Also, cool to have: if $XDG_SESSION_TYPE is wayland, it would be nice to add those flags automatically :)