I have tried the Eclipse Che. It embeds the IDE into its dashboard web application(workspace management application) which could simplify the synchronization of authorization but sadly, users also can’t open two IDEs in two separated browser windows:
I prefer Gitpod, which separates each IDE window from the dashboard window, so I’m going to try its 0.10.0 version, even though it’s deprecated.
BTW: I think Gitpod remove Theia because them want an actual VS Code developer experience rather than a VS Code-like IDE:
Theia is the closest we could get, to offer a VS Code-like experience in Gitpod. With the prototype we showed that we could drop “like” and run actual VS Code in Gitpod.
But Gitpod is trying to support Jetbrains, which is completely different from VS Code. So I’m thinking that if Theia offers some extra features that VS Code doesn’t, such as the awesome multiple windows, Gitpod might reconsider being compatible with Theia.