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VSCode Drops Ubuntu 18.04 Support, Devs Feel “Screwed”

Angry emoji overlaid on Microsoft Visual Studio Code appMicrosoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code) has dropped support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS — a move causing issues for scores of developers. VS Code 1.86 (aka the ‘January 2024’ update) saw Microsoft bump the minimum build requirements for the text editor’s popular remote dev tools to ≥glibc 2.28 — but Ubuntu 18.04 LTS uses glibc 2.27, ergo they no longer work. While Ubuntu 18.04 is supported by Canonical until 2028 (through ESM) a major glibc upgrade is unlikely. Thus, this “breaking change” is truly breaking workflows: “Yeah this has completely screwed me. I have a number of older servers and […]

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