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A year and a half after being acquired by Microsoft, GitHub has integrated the company's popular source code editor, Visual Studio Code (VSC), and plans to make it available to users through a hosted service called Codespaces. Scheduled to be announced in conjunction with GitHub's virtual Satellite 2020 event today and now …

  1. karlkarl Silver badge

    The text editor is there but... gdb? g++? doxygen?, cmake?, svn?

    For more trendy people, what about ndk-build.bat or the QEMU based android emulator for testing.

    These web editors are very daft. Surely.

    1. big_D Silver badge

      The rest of your comment is sensible, but if you are working in a GitHub repo, why do you need svn? (Genuinely curious, I would have thought that you would use one or the other, not both, for a project.)

      1. bombastic bob Silver badge

        a built-in svn gateway for external svn-based repos (or svn gateway for the github repo, for that matter) might be an interesting feature for github. I wonder if they'd do it... ?

        I've seen things listed in FreeBSD's ports and Linux packages for svn/github gateways of verious kinds. I haven't tried any of them, though. My local repo is svn, and public things go onto github. Seems to work ok.

    2. Dr_Barnowl

      The extra stuff comes in a container, hosted at GitHub, you just attach vscode to it as a frontend. You can set this up locally on Docker - it's powered by the Remote Containers extension - or in infrastructure that you control.

      Looking at this (self hosted) at the moment to power Linux workstations for some quite Windows centric DevOps guys ; they can have All The Tools, set up and configured properly out of the box, without reading a massive guide on how to configure it themselves.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Facebook for code

    1. big_D Silver badge

      Re: Github

      No, that is Stack Overflow!

    2. bombastic bob Silver badge

      Re: Github

      I do not blame MS for at least TRYING to monetize github by adding pay-for features [like CPU time for building code you edit with their on-line tool].

      But I don't use those kinds of features so there ya go. I'm happy with 'git pull' local edit 'git commit' 'git push' and bulld locally. MS seems to think that other people are willing to pay for the new/shiny features.

      Well, good luck to them, then. Just don't break it for the rest of us, k-thanks.

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