Visual Studio Code Editor is a Text Editor based on Atom created by Microsoft.
It is optimized for Code Editing and has a great Plug In community.
It seems someone already create a PortableApps version of it:
All needed is to approach him to maintain it as official release of PortableApps.
I forked his project and added to it.
The question is can you take responsibility for it and make it official release of PortableApps suite?
While I had my AIMPPortable make the PortableApps.com catalog, it's not my discussion to have any application become an official release.
There are certain measures that need to be focused on first. One of them, the biggest, being getting Microsoft's permission for repackaging their application.
So someone really just needs to check the license for trademark usage etc.
It is released as MIT License.
See here - https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/blob/master/LICENSE.txt.
By the way, we have 2 people already doing it:
Could you please make it official?
The software license is fine, but being a Microsoft product I would assume there is a trademark on the name/logo as there is with Firefox - it is open source, but the name & logo are trademarked so derivative works cannot use them without permission.
Also I have no power to make apps official, I am just a developer and a mod. Those decisions are up to John.
The code is licensed under MIT. The actual Visual Studio Code product is not. It has a separate license here: https://code.visualstudio.com/License/
Pay attention to term 5 which says you may not "share, publish, or lend the software, or provide it as a hosted solution for others to use, or transfer the software or this agreement to any third party." So bundling or redistribution is specifically prohibited.
Additionally, Visual Studio is a trademark and/or Service Mark of Microsoft and can't be used in the name of your package or launcher. Microsoft is protective of their trademarks. You could call it vscPortable and have it live download Visual Studio Code at install time. We could release that.
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Thank you for pointing me that.
Indeed I wasn't paying enough attention to the difference.
The good news?
There is a version which supports "Live Installation" by download - https://github.com/garethflowers/vscode-portable.
Will we get a good news in a row and have it in official release?
I really wish there was an open and known parameters to decide how can a program become official.
I'd assume it that in these days the main issues are:
1. If the program is beneficial (Which clearly is).
2. If there is someone to be responsible for in a sense it won't burden the main developers.
If you think you can handle 2 and state so, I'd assume the path is open.
I really hope to see few more programs become official (Which benefits students in their daily tasks).