Any other format that theia supports for plugins?

Theia supports .vsix so I want to knoe is there any other format or can I make my own format for plugins. And can I install plugins from inside the editor?

[original thread by Arijit265]

[Arijit265]

I mean is it possible to create a plugin inside of theia editor

[Arijit265]

And is it important to have the yeoman code editor

[Arijit265]

Would it not work without it??

[Jonas Helming]

I am not 100% sure if I understand you question correctly, but you can develop a Theia pluign inside of Theia. The Yeoman template just helps you with an initial set-up, but you do not have to use it.

[Jonas Helming]

What exactly do you mean by “format for plugins”?

Theia follows VS Code design in this sense, i.e. we embracing cli instead of wizards. Yeoman is primary tool to scaffold the project, someone could have built the wizard to call it if he wants. I don’t think we will accept in the core though.