Eclipse Open VSX is an established tool. Open VSX is new. Open VSX (registry) is THE marketplace. Can we really use the Open VSX registry? Many questions surround this emerging service and project. We will explain Ericsson’s viewpoint.
There is currently a big hype surrounding web-based tooling . New projects and frameworks are popping up and existing projects get more traction both in- and outside the Eclipse ecosystem, e.g. Eclipse Che, Eclipse Theia, Visual Studio Code, Atom, Eclipse Drigible, and Eclipse Orion. While the dissemination of web-based tools in the real world is still relatively low, almost every tool project will eventually deal with the question of how to migrate to a web-based platform.