I’ve been struggling with how to be happy with vscode extensions. I want home-manager to install vscode + a bunch of extensions but I want the freedom to add more. (I’ve decided that allowing home manager to manage the vscode settings is a bad idea - I need them mutable.)
(Let’s be honest here: not using nix installed extensions for extensions with native components is not pleasant. So I really do want to find this half-way house)
vscode has a system extensions dir that allow extensions to be added in there (vscode itself is mostly a set of extensions). If we could add our vscode extensions there then we could add / remove user ones ourselves and be happy. Given MS doesn’t prioritize implementing any form of global extensions or settings, this for a while could be as good as it gets.
sudo code --extensions-dir /usr/share/code/resources/app/extensions --user-data-dir </path/to/a/users/homefolder/.vscode/>
Has anyone already attempted this? I’m wondering what I might need to override in an extension to get it to
install to the system extensions dir.