@bsussman: Howdy partner,
That caused my apprentice to giggle.
He regularly reminds me I was born *BC … Before Computers.
You are a seasoned (read: experienced) coder - right? You know that the Atom Insiders become interested when a pattern emerges. From there my questions.
There is not yet enough information to do troubleshooting or even establish if there is a problem. For example - where do you see the 1.6GB?
I had a problem with old data being kept in “app-x.xx.x” folders (where x represent version number) on my Windows7 machine. This is not the case anymore. I assume the issue was resolved for Windows.
On my Windows7 machine the regular Atom V1.21 installation is 580MB - excluding packages. Application data about 550MB, including packages.
The portable V1.22 Beta takes 440MB. Application data about 500MB.
@bsussman - Not being on a Windows machine is an important puzzle piece. Maybe it is even an indicator of some unrelated issue. Do you have other pieces of info that may be helpful in seeing a pattern?
@interbiznw - What information can you contribute?
* Footprint of vsCode V1.17.1: 200MB (+ 46MB)