John Murray · May 30, 2022

Launch WebTerminals from within VS Code

If you do your IRIS development in Visual Studio Code and wish you had a convenient way to get a terminal session on your server, take a look here:

A new VS Code extension leverages the popular and well-established WebTerminal package to bring you this experience.

If you like it, please vote for webterminal-vscode in the current contest. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 5th.

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Marketplace is showing 99 installs already. Thanks for all the interest so far. Will you be number 100?

I wanted to try it, but it appears the bug/incompatibility with instance prefixes is still on the issues list (at least for the main branch of WebTerminal). Does this extension include a fix/workaround for that?

I see that the extension documentation discusses the issue I mentioned in my previous comment. So it looks like this may not work with a standalone web gateway server that hosts multiple instances using the conventional implementation method (instance prefixes). I'd love to solve this issue, but it's a bit outside of my wheelhouse.

I have submitted a PR and hope that the WebTerminal project owner will review and merge it soon. Meanwhile if you want to jump the gun you can download the updated XML file from the PR.

WebTerminal 4.9.4 containing this fix has now been released. Unless you have disabled automatic updates you should be offered the new version when you next use WebTerminal. Alternatively download the XML and import it.