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New post on my blog: "Self-hosting VSCode"

fribbledom.com/posts/selfhosti

If you like neither VSCode nor Docker, pretend this blog post never happened 😄

For everyone else: this was actually quite an interesting experience and I love this setup!

@fribbledom Hmm that puts me in a bit of a dilemma, I've never gotten along well with either yet I'm intrigued :D

@fribbledom Whoa this is pretty cool. I probably won't use it myself, but very cool to see that it's possible, just like jupyter notebooks that run right on top of GPU clusters.

@fribbledom Oh nice!

I do this with rstudio, though without docker, and my work has it's own rstudio cloud thing. Web IDEs are surprisingly ok!

@fribbledom That's ... really cursed, but also really cool. I might give self-hosting VSCode a try
@fribbledom What's the licensing situation like? My understanding is that most of the big VS Code extensions either use proprietary language servers (e.g., Python uses Pylance) or other proprietary components/APIs (e.g., the Docker extension).

A closer look reveals that it's using the VSCodium marketplace; extensions like Python are listed, which worries me: either those extensions load proprietary components, they're forked from outdated versions, or they're built independently.

@fribbledom How does debugging work? Is the compiled work run on the server or on the guest? What about debugging GUI applications? Looks neat for server-side development though.

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