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Packaging request #2716

add VSCodium

thomas_hugel - 3 months ago - . Updated 3 months ago.

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Hi Parabola,
VSCode is not free, but it turns out that VSCodium is!
I would be very happy if you added it to the Parabola distribution.
Many thanks!


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Related to Packages - Freedom issue #2345: [code] depends on electronduplicate

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#1

Updated by freemor 3 months ago

I can't seem to find a build of this that doesn't pull in the VScode binary. At
a quick look this just seems to pull in the VScode binary and then modify it
to remove the telemetry. which means it has the same issue as VScode.

Still looking but a bit busy right now. Other should feel free to chime in..
Also there is lot of yarn gulp'ing going on so even if it didn't suffer from
pulling the binary it might not build in the Librechroot (do to network turned
off to prevent non free libs being pulled in).

#2

Updated by bill-auger 3 months ago

AFAIK, vscode is free software actually; but it is built on electron - and this one is apparently no different from the FSDG perspective

according to the PKGBUILDs i found, the license for both is 'MIT' - from the descriptions, there seems to be no difference other than perhaps branding

"The Open Source build of Visual Studio Code (vscode) editor"
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/code/

"VS Code without MS branding/telemetry/licensing."
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/vscodium-git/

#3

Updated by bill-auger 3 months ago

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