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Metals v0.4.4 - Tin

Metals is a language server for Scala that works with VS Code, Atom, Vim, Sublime Text and Emacs. Metals is developed at the Scala Center along with contributors from the community.

Metals server#

In this milestone we merged 5 PRs, full details:

Improved code navigation#

Several "goto definition" and "find references" bugs have been fixed in this release. In particular, code navigation should work more reliably now for the following language features

  • for comprehensions with multiple assignments and guards
  • eta-expanded methods and functions passed as values
  • val patterns like val (a, b) = ...
  • named arguments in apply methods
  • repeated parameter types (varargs)

Empty source directories are no longer created#

Previously, Metals created all source directories like src/main/java and src/main/scala-2.12 even if they were unused. Now, Metals still creates these directories but removes them again after the file watcher has started. Big thanks to first-time contributor @mudsam for implementing this fix!

Multiple workspace folders#

Metals now looks for .scalafmt.conf in all workspace folders instead of only the workspace root.

Avoid metals.sbt compile errors on old sbt versions#

The generated metals.sbt file in ~/.sbt/0.13/plugins/metals.sbt now compiles on all versions of sbt 0.13.x even if Metals itself still only works with sbt 0.13.17+.

Visual Studio Code#

The Metals extension was installed over 1000 times over the past week!


The Metals extension now respects the JAVA_OPTS environment variable the same it does the .jvmopts file. For example, set JAVA_OPTS to -Dhttps.proxyHost=… -Dhttps.proxyPort=… to configure HTTP proxies. It's recommended to start VS Code with the code binary from the terminal to ensure environment variables propagate correctly.

Sublime Text#

There's a WIP pull request tom654/LSP#501 adding support for fuzzy symbol search (workspace/symbol). Please upvote with 👍 if you'd like to use this feature!


There is a new Gitter channel rossabaker/lsp-scala for Emacs and Metals users.

The lsp-scala package is now published to MELPA melpa/melpa#5868.

Merged PRs#

  • Upgrade to Bloop v1.2.5 #513 (olafurpg)
  • Respect workspace folders for Scalafmt formatting, fixes #509. #512 (olafurpg)
  • Fix navigation bug for var setters. #511 (olafurpg)
  • Upgrade to Scalameta v4.1.3. #510 (olafurpg)
  • Change behavior of FileWatcher so that it doesn't create non-existing source directories #506 (mudsam)
  • Reference pluginCrossBuild via reflection to support older sbt 0.13. #505 (olafurpg)