Saturday, 21 November 2015

Post 35: VisualStudio is now open source

You've heard it correctly. Microsoft's VisualStudio is now open source. You can check out the code on their gitHub account:

https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode

If you want to run it on Linux, make sure you have these installed:
  • NodeJS > v0.12
  • Python > v2.7
  • make
  • A proper C/C++ compiler tool chain, for example GCC
Open your terminal and build VS with these commands.
git clone https://github.com/microsoft/vscode
cd vscode && npm install -g mocha gulp
./scripts/npm.sh install --arch=x64
# for 32bit Linux
#./scripts/npm.sh install --arch=ia32
In order to run it type in this code:
./scripts/code.sh

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