⏩ the open-source autopilot for software development—bring the power of ChatGPT to VS Code (by continuedev)

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  • Show HN: Use Code Llama as Drop-In Replacement for Copilot Chat
    7 projects | | 24 Aug 2023
    Hi HN,

    Code Llama was released, but we noticed a ton of questions in the main thread about how/where to use it — not just from an API or the terminal, but in your own codebase as a drop-in replacement for Copilot Chat. Without this, developers don't get much utility from the model.

    This concern is also important because benchmarks like HumanEval don't perfectly reflect the quality of responses. There's likely to be a flurry of improvements to coding models in the coming months, and rather than relying on the benchmarks to evaluate them, the community will get better feedback from people actually using the models. This means real usage in real, everyday workflows.

    We've worked to make this possible with Continue ( and want to hear what you find to be the real capabilities of Code Llama. Is it on-par with GPT-4, does it require fine-tuning, or does it excel at certain tasks?

    If you’d like to try Code Llama with Continue, it only takes a few steps to set up (, either locally with Ollama, or through TogetherAI or Replicate's APIs.

    7 projects | | 24 Aug 2023
    We've done work to set Continue up to be a JetBrains plugin—it's a matter of just a) figuring out the basics of putting a webview in a JetBrains plugin and b) implementing this class ( that communicates with the server. So long story short, we're planning on this soon and welcome PRs. It's a medium-sized task.
  • Show HN: Continue (YC S23) – Open-source coding autopilot
    9 projects | | 26 Jul 2023
    I'm not aware of any reason we would be connecting to I would be surprised if VS Code did not already have access to Desktop / Documents / etc. but if this is the case, then Continue reads the currently open files as context for the LLM. It would be very useful to hear more about the details of these two cases so we can try to better reproduce and solve the problem. Would you be interested in opening a new issue? (

    Continue will cache Python packages in ~/.continue/server/env after the first download, but there might be something else causing slower startup. Will look into this as well!

    Meilisearch is an open-source search library. We connect to only in order to download the software, which then runs completely locally to power search in the dropdown as you type. The line of code where we do this is here:

    9 projects | | 26 Jul 2023
    Just deleted:

    Neither were doing anything, we simply forgot to `npm uninstall` after (a while ago) playing around to decide which service to use. Thanks for pointing it out.

    9 projects | | 26 Jul 2023
    We were actually doing this a couple weeks ago, but due to limitations of VS Code, it was slightly buggy (issues mainly around knowing the terminal window size when setting up a pseudo-terminal). That work still exists here, and we hope to find a solution eventually:
    9 projects | | 26 Jul 2023
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continuedev/continue is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of continue is Python.

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