VSCodium — Visual Studio Code Minus the Microsoft

After yesterdays news that Microsoft are killing off Atom, it’s possible you are looking for an alternative code editor but the Microsoft telemetry in Visual Code is putting you off? If so, VSCodium may be perfect for you. Essentially it’s a custom build of Visual Studio Code built automatically without the Microsoft proprietary additions enabled. It’s available on all major platforms through a variety of different delivery options.

Details why the project exists:

The VSCodium project exists so that you don’t have to download+build from source. This project includes special build scripts that clone Microsoft’s vscode repo, run the build commands, and upload the resulting binaries for you to GitHub releases. These binaries are licensed under the MIT license. Telemetry is disabled.

If you want to build from source yourself, head over to Microsoft’s vscode repo and follow their instructions. VSCodium exists to make it easier to get the latest version of MIT-licensed VS Code.

There are a few caveats to be aware of when using VSCodium you should be aware, linked below.

Key Links

VSCodium Homepage

Visual Studio Code Homepage

VSCodium Releases

Known Issues and Workarounds

You can learn more about VSCodium and see it in action in the video below.

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