The Open VSX Pc registry was moved from TypeFox to the Eclipse Structure and it now provides an alternative to the Microsoft Visual Studio Market for VS Code extensions.
The objective behind the shift was to increase versatility for extension users, extension publishers and tool designers because the Visual Studio Market does not enable extensions with the increasing variety of open-source tools and innovations that support the VS Code extension API, the Eclipse Structure described.
The Open VSX Pc registry is developed on the Eclipse Open VSX job and it permits using extensions from VS Code and forks of VS Code such as VSCodium, to Eclipse Theia, Eclipse Che, Gitpod, Coder, and SAP Company Application Studio.
” Following a real open source design, all elements of the Open VSX Pc registry are assisted by the neighborhood based upon our tested governance structure and procedures for entrepreneurial partnership,” Mike Milinkovich, the executive director of the Eclipse Structure composed in a article
With the shift, no single business or supplier owns the Open VSX Pc registry servers and any private or company can affect how the Open VSX Pc registry develops.
Likewise, the Eclipse Cloud DevTools (ECD Tools) Working Group will handle the Open VSX Pc registry and broaden the platform.