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Pulsar Code Editor

2024-02-21 18:28:14.984524+01 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

I occasionally think about moving from Emacs as my basic editor. I know VSCode is kind of the "npm" of modern editors: Don't think about the build process for this platform, just install this plugin and everything "works", but I also know that VSCode is deliberate Microsoft lock-in.

Pulsar, the best code editor makes a case for the MIT Licensed offshoot of VSCode, Pulsar. Many of the justifications are kinda sketch, the fact that it's GUI only means that it likely doesn't work terribly well over an SSH session (it's been a while since I used X forwarding, and I think Wayland is deprecating that?), but it seems worth a try.

Looks like it has basic block operations (similar to how XCode does it), but lacks built-in record and playback features, which feels like a deal-breaker. I'll have to dig further. It also looks like the window/pane management, and file management, wants a lot of mousing...

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#Comment Re: Pulsar Code Editor made: 2024-02-21 19:53:23.828219+01 by: FnDragon

If you've never tried it, VS Code's "Remote SSH" editing service is sublime. https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/remote/ssh

I know it's a bit of a bloated beast these days, but once I saw the ability to edit using the UI over a SSH connection... Nothing else is good enough.

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