My main question is the topic tittle itself.
Anyway, trying other words:
Does PlatformIO IDE (on VScode) need to “grab” anything from Arduino IDE,
during or after its (PlatformIO) installation ?
Do I need Arduino IDE previously installed before installing PlatformIO on VScode ?
If PlatformIO IDE (on VScode) is Arduino IDE absolutely independent I can, for sure, uninstall it after installing the 1st one, right ?
Lots of thanks in advance,
You can uninstall the Arduino IDE, yes.
Anyway is it needed duringring platformio installation or, even there, it is not needed
for anything ?
I saw some videos stating Arduino IDE must be there at least during PlatformIO (VScode) installation.
Are they wrong ?
PlatformIO has no need for the Arduino IDE. If it did, it would be listed as a requirement in the docs, and it isn’t. PlatformIO IDE for VSCode — PlatformIO latest documentation.
I have a VirtualBox VM which I use for writing books, which currently has PlatformIO installed but no Arduino IDE.
I would say that those videos you saw are indeed wrong.