Setting up an Orange Pi+ 2 for web development
- As of September 2020 (version 1.50) VS Code is available for ARMv7 and ARM64. Orange Pi+ 2 is ARMV7
- On the latest Armbian (Focal) for OrangePi Plus2,
snapis already installed since it is based on Ubuntu 20.04.
- You can NOT use
snapto install VS Code, it's available for
amd64, but not
armhfwhich OrangePi Plus2 is..
- Node ``
.deb file for ARM
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/code_1.53.0-1612367698_armhf.deb
It is very slow though. 2GB RAM on Armbian is obviously way too low to be running VS Code. I installed it just because i could. You'll defintely notic the lag though. Geany is much faster, but Geany is not VS Code.
Setup OrangePi for VS Code Remote Development
You need to have configured:
- a static IP for OrangePi
- SSH on OrangePi
- an SSH key (optional) for password-less connections. If no key, VS Code will just prompt you for password when you start a connection
I updated my
.ssh/config file and added my OrangePi as a host.
# NAS - OrangePi Plus2 Host nas HostName 192.168.111.100 User aamnah Port 22 IdentityFile ~/.ssh/panda