VSCodium & Neovim

What is VSCodium?

From vscodium.com:

Microsoft’s vscode source code is open source (MIT-licensed), but the product available for download (Visual Studio Code) is licensed under this not-FLOSS license and contains telemetry/tracking.

Installing VSCodium

  • On Mac

  • Arch Linux

  • Ubuntu

Configuring Plugins

By default you will be able to use all of the extensions available on open-vsx.org.

If you want all of the extensions available in vanilla VS Code then you will need to edit product.json and add the following:

Finding product.json on Mac

Open Finder then Applications

Then right click VSCodium and select Show Package Contents

From here the path is Contents/Resources/app/product.json

Finding product.json on Linux

Here is the path to product.json on Linux:

The Neovim Extension

From the repo description:

The extension is using full embedded neovim instance as backend (with the exception of the insert mode and window/buffer/file management), no more half-complete VIM emulation

Install Neovim Extension

Search for the Neo Vim extension

Integrating your config

To integrate your config you will just need to point the extension to your nvim binary and init.vim

The Which-key Extension

Search for the Which-key extension


You can find sample configurations in my nvim repo

Links to repos


Neo Vim


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