Tasks in Theia

Hi all,
There are a few differences between running tasks in Theia vs VS Code. I’d like to understand whether these changes are the result of a new approach or just existing gaps. Specifically I’m referring to:

  • When tasks are run in Theia, I get a notification when each task starts and ends. In VS Code there are no notifications

  • Each task opens a new terminal for its output. In VS Code the default is to use a single terminal for all tasks.

In addition it would be great to understand what is supported from: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/editor/tasks-appendix.


[original thread by liatbor]

Hi @liat-b . These are gaps. Both covered in this epic I think: https://github.com/eclipse-theia/theia/issues/5333


Thanks @marc-dumais for the reference but I was not able to find the answers I’m looking for there…

TL;DR: the two items you mention are among identified “temporary” gaps between Theia’s Task system and VS Code’s. We are actively working on bridging that gap but have no ETA for these specific items.


@marc-dumais thanks for the info!