VSCode extension

Hi, I recently blogged about using the SourceKit-LSP VSCode extension with VSCode Remote:

The extension works really well, but a barrier to adoption is that it is not officially available on the VSCode Marketplace.

Someone from the community has unofficially packaged the extension so users can try it out: SourceKit-LSP - Unofficial CI build - Visual Studio Marketplace and this is what I used in my blogpost.

But I don't know if it is being kept up to date, and as an unofficial packaging it is unlikely to see wide adoption.

I think it's important that the extension is available on the VSCode Marketplace. Is there any intent/plan to put the extension on the Marketplace? I hope so.


I'd love to see that as well. I'm using the version included with Swift 5.1 on Linux, with good results (although it needs the occasional restart).

I currently give my students the following instructions to build and install the extension:

sudo apt-get install git npm
cd ~/Downloads
git clone https://github.com/apple/sourcekit-lsp
cd sourcekit-lsp/Editors/vscode
npm run createDevPackage
code --install-extension out/sourcekit-lsp-vscode-dev.vsix

I'd love to be able to replace this with:

code --install-extension apple.sourcekit-lsp

or just point them to the extensions marketplace.