We have a new way of distributing pre-release versions of the Julia VS Code extension. We now publish a second extension, called Julia Insider in the marketplace. This second extension will auto-update frequently with new pre-release versions of the extension. You can think of this version as our release candidate channel.
If you want to help us increase the quality of the extension and get the next normal version out the door, please install this new Julia Insider version and send crash reports when things go wrong!
One important caveat: you have to manually uninstall the regular extension befor you install the insider version. If you have both versions of the extension installed at the same time they get in each other’s way.
We plan to publish release candidate quality versions to this insider channel only for now. We might revisit that policy at some point in the future, but for now that is how we will run this insider channel. Once we release a new version to the regular release channel, that version will also go to the insider channel, until we have a new release candidate quality build of the next version. All in all I hope that being on the insider channel will be a fairly smooth experience.