esbonio - (v.) to explain
Esbonio aims to make it easier to work with reStructuredText tools such as Sphinx by providing a Language Server to enhance your editing experience. The Esbonio project is made up from a number of sub-projects
The language server is still in early development, but already provides the following features.
This extension is purely focused on bringing the
esbonio language server into VSCode to help with development and testing new ideas.
You may already be familiar with the reStructuredText extension which, as of v171.0.0 now also integrates the
esbonio language server into VSCode.
It also integrates other tools such as the linters
rstcheck and provides additional editor functionality making it easier to work with reStructuredText in general.
Wait.. so why does the Esbonio VSCode extension still exist?
The reStructuredText extension takes a more conservative approach to adopting new VSCode features and APIs leaving the Esbonio extension free to more aggressively follow new developments.
The Esbonio extension is developed alongside the language server itself, which allows for easy testing of new features without waiting for downstream projects to catch up.
Finally, the Esbonio extension serves as an up to date reference for projects that integrate
esbonio into other editors.
That sounds great... but which extension is right for me?
Try the reStructuredText extension if
- You need an extension compatible with older versions of VSCode
- You are looking for a more rounded editing experience.
Try the Esbonio extension if
- You want to make use of the newer features available in recent VSCode versions
- You are only interested in the features provided by the language server