So, in getting some projects working under both windows and Linux development environments on multiple machines, I’ve been hitting the “PlatformIO: IntelliSense Index Rebuild” (can’t remember if that is the exact phrasing from the status bar) a few times… and I finally twigged as to what was happening (in my case, anyway)… When I a repo that needed a complete new platform and library setup… platformio was surreptitiously starting to downloading all the pre-requisites so that when I hit that ‘Build’ button everything would be ready to go. However, since my internet is quite slow when trying to get some of the packages (i.e. the xtensa compiler/SDK for the esp8266)… it takes a while… and intellisense just sits there seemingly frozen.
Now that I’ve given the background… the purpose of this post is to ask - is there some way to get access to status of what is happening at the time (other than randomly trawling task manager, realising platformio and VScode is busy using the network/internet, and then seeing the temp files downloading in the platformio folder and unpacked ). I did close VSCode, and managed to get a build going before intellisense tried to update, allowing the build to start, and consequently was able see status messages for libraries and platform stuff being downloaded unpacked… but it is pretty hit and miss… so hopefully there is a better way?