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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:52 pm    Post subject: [Solved] Officially supported package for Visual Studio Code Reply with quote

Hi Gentoo Devs,

what's the main obstacle from your point of view to add new applications to the official Portage tree? I know layman, Gentoo Overlays etc., but is this really the way to go for this distro? Shouldn't popular packages be just part of the tree?

In fact, looking at the situation regarding IDE support, things aren't very shiny. Personally I favour Netbeans and Visual Studio Code. However, the first lacks proper 4k/UHD support for me. Eclipse suffers from the same issue and personally, I never really liked its UI philosophy anyway. With VS Code things work for me at the moment, but relying on layman until the end of times doesn't look like a senseable approach to me. Sooner or later popular packages should become part of the main tree IMHO.[/b]

So, what can we as a community and individually do about that to change things for Gentoo?

Looking forward to your replies.

Cheers!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be part of the main tree, the package must have a maintainer, either directly or via proxy. If someone steps up to be that maintainer, and the ebuild does not require violating quality standards, it can probably be added to the tree. app-editors/visual-studio-code-bin-1.30.2 - Multiplatform Visual Studio Code from Microsoft already proposes including this file. The only problem I see with it is that it is a -bin package. That is not a hard blocker, but personally I prefer that -bin packages be used only as an alternative to packages that are too painful to build locally.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Officially supported package for Visual Studio Code Reply with quote

skywarp wrote:
Shouldn't popular packages be just part of the tree?

They are. What makes you think VS is popular?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your replies! Should have taken a look at Gentoo's Bugzilla as well.

@Ant P.:
Well, it's a personal impression I got when doing some dev stuff and by talking with some people here and there. Also that Bugzilla entry is not from the same person already providing an ebuild via Gentoo Overlays. On Gentoo or Linux I do not have that many IDE options anymore it seems. At least not, when working with HiDPI displays. But that's a different topic.
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