RLS-based plugin for VSCode
Latest commit 3c96bb1 Feb 22, 2017 @jonathandturner committed on GitHub Merge pull request #36 from jonathandturner/spinner
Add spinner while RLS is processing


VSCode reference client for the RLS

This repo provides the RLS client for vscode built using the Language Server protocol. This plugin will start the RLS for you, assuming it is in your path.


Git clone or download the files and use npm install in the directory to download and install the required modules.

Next, without installing the client as a regular VSCode extension, open the client folder in VSCode. Go to the debugger and run "Launch Extension". This opens a new instance of VSCode with the plugin installed.

For the plugin to find the RLS, be sure to set your RLS_ROOT environment variable to the root of your rls checkout:

export RLS_ROOT=/Source/rls

You can also add this export to your bash profile or equivalent.

Manually add as regular VSCode extension

If you'd like to test on multiple projects and already have the extension working properly, you can manually install the extension so that it's loaded into VSCode by default.

After following the above instructions, and successfully building the extension once, symlink or copy the rls_vscode directory to either:

Windows: %USERPROFILE%\.vscode\extensions
Mac/Linux: $HOME/.vscode/extensions

For example, to setup a symlink on Mac/Linux: ln -s /path/to/rls_vscode/ ~/.vscode/extensions/rls_vscode Restart VSCode in order to load the extension. More information available via VSCode docs.


Error messages containing tsc -watch -p ./ or ENOSPC

npm ERR! Failed at the rls_vscode@0.0.1 compile script 'tsc -watch -p ./'. npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed. npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the rls_vscode package, npm ERR! not with npm itself.

simply run

npm dedupe

see http://stackoverflow.com/a/31926452/1103681 for an explanation

if that doesn't work, run

echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=524288 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf && sudo sysctl -p

TypeError: Cannot read property 'dispose' of null

change the DEV_MODE variable in extension.ts to true and try again to see the real error.