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Future of Ionide brand #2
Before going to details - everything below is just an idea, nothing is decided, I hope this thread can be good place for discussing it.
As I've already mentioned publicly (on Twitter - https://twitter.com/k_cieslak/status/1134175755632631809, or on Open Collective page - https://opencollective.com/ionide) my longer term plan for Ionide (as brand) is making it more about community driven, cross platform, F# developer tooling rather than just single VSCode plugin. This is caused by simple fact - only smart part of what is visible in Ionide-VSCode to end users is plugin development - Ionide-VSCode is a thin layer (with lot of useful UX improvements) and most of the features. Additional, Ionide organization is already home for more projects than just Ionide-VSCode - editor independent projects like Forge or FsInteractiveService are already there.
I'd hope we may all think together whether such idea has sense (from F# ecosystem point of view), and if you'd be willing to move some of the tooling projects into Ionide organization - many of them are in general fsprojects organization, FSAC is on FSSF organization (and I believe Reeds want to change that).
In case this idea works out such change of emphasis would include:
The positive results of this transformation and putting multiple projects in single place would include:
Also, just to be clear - this is not about taking ownership of the projects, it's just about putting them in one place... I have enough my own projects to take care about ;-)