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Cannot automatically install vscode plugin in Theia

August 30, 2019 at 5:41pm

Cannot automatically install vscode plugin in Theia

August 30, 2019 at 5:41pm (Edited 3 years ago)
I would like to deploy an instance of Theia with a VS Code plugin. Following the docs here (https://github.com/theia-ide/theia/wiki/Testing-VS-Code-extensions), I can test the extension successfully, but it requires a manual step. I have created a plugins directory and put my vsix file there, but it is not being installed from Theia.
I see this works if I build Theia from sources, is it possible to get a instance of Theia + plugins without building Theia from sources?
Thanks for your help

August 30, 2019 at 6:15pm
I just found my answer, I can use the THEIA_PLUGINS environment variable to set the plugins folder: THEIA_PLUGINS=local-dir:./plugins yarn start. Any plugin available in this directory gets loaded automatically when I launch Theia.
I think it would be useful to mention this in the https://github.com/theia-ide/theia/wiki/Testing-VS-Code-extensions doc page.

September 1, 2019 at 11:59am

September 3, 2019 at 5:21pm