Build your Own IDE; Install Theia on Fedora

Posted on Fri 26 March 2021 in sysadmin

Install dependencies

sudo dnf install gcc-g++
source ~/.bashrc
sudo nvm install v12.16.2 -g

Install nodejs and yarn

 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/creationix/nvm/master/install.sh | bash

Create a new directory

mkdir theia
cd theia

Create package.json

vim package.json
{
  "private": true,
  "dependencies": {
    "@theia/callhierarchy": "next",
    "@theia/file-search": "next",
    "@theia/git": "next",
    "@theia/markers": "next",
    "@theia/messages": "next",
    "@theia/mini-browser": "next",
    "@theia/navigator": "next",
    "@theia/outline-view": "next",
    "@theia/plugin-ext-vscode": "next",
    "@theia/preferences": "next",
    "@theia/preview": "next",
    "@theia/search-in-workspace": "next",
    "@theia/terminal": "next"
  },
  "devDependencies": {
    "@theia/cli": "next"
  },
  "scripts": {
    "prepare": "yarn run clean && yarn build && yarn run download:plugins",
    "clean": "theia clean",
    "build": "theia build --mode development",
    "start": "theia start --plugins=local-dir:plugins",
    "download:plugins": "theia download:plugins"
  },
  "theiaPluginsDir": "plugins",
  "theiaPlugins": {
    "vscode-builtin-css": "https://github.com/theia-ide/vscode-builtin-extensions/releases/download/v1.39.1-prel/css-1.39.1-prel.vsix",
    "vscode-builtin-html": "https://github.com/theia-ide/vscode-builtin-extensions/releases/download/v1.39.1-prel/html-1.39.1-prel.vsix",
    "vscode-builtin-javascript": "https://github.com/theia-ide/vscode-builtin-extensions/releases/download/v1.39.1-prel/javascript-1.39.1-prel.vsix",
    "vscode-builtin-json": "https://github.com/theia-ide/vscode-builtin-extensions/releases/download/v1.39.1-prel/json-1.39.1-prel.vsix",
    "vscode-builtin-markdown": "https://github.com/theia-ide/vscode-builtin-extensions/releases/download/v1.39.1-prel/markdown-1.39.1-prel.vsix",
    "vscode-builtin-npm": "https://github.com/theia-ide/vscode-builtin-extensions/releases/download/v1.39.1-prel/npm-1.39.1-prel.vsix",
    "vscode-builtin-scss": "https://github.com/theia-ide/vscode-builtin-extensions/releases/download/v1.39.1-prel/scss-1.39.1-prel.vsix",
    "vscode-builtin-typescript": "https://github.com/theia-ide/vscode-builtin-extensions/releases/download/v1.39.1-prel/typescript-1.39.1-prel.vsix",
    "vscode-builtin-typescript-language-features": "https://github.com/theia-ide/vscode-builtin-extensions/releases/download/v1.39.1-prel/typescript-language-features-1.39.1-prel.vsix"
  }
}

Building

yarn
yarn theia build

Start theia

yarn start --hostname 0.0.0.0 --port 8080

Create a app launcher

Create /home/<USER>/.local/share/applications/theia.desktop: `textile [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Theia IDE Comment=Code editor Type=Application Exec=bash -c 'cd /opt/theia && yarn start --hostname 0.0.0.0 --port 8080 && firefox localhost:8080' Icon=/opt/theia/img/icon.png