I’ve tested VS Codium on a different machine now, to compare it to the Visual Studio Code I am used to.
I’ve quickly received the first important result. I already found the huge catch, which makes Visual Studio Code simpler and more convenient to use.
Please, share your experiences, if you have used both and switched from one to the other.
As it turns out, you can install Visual Studio Code extensions manually.
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I was able to download the packaged extension from Github.
Visual Studio Code is already very light, as it is. If I would want a change, I would like it more featureful and less lightweight. It matters more to have a convenient development environment than to save 100MB RAM, when running your editor or IDE.
Additionally, Visual Studio Code has some IDE functionality, like debugging with breakpoints. Not sure if this “lightweight” solution even is able to offer that, as it only states being a text editor.
Finally, if that editor does not support Visual Studio Code extensions, it is already plain inferior to Visual Studio Code. Creating extensions for Visual Studio Code is reasonable and many companies do it or at least support some. I have never heard of LiteXL before and have never seen anyone write an extension with a language server or even with break point debugging capabilities.