Can I Subsystem It?
Compiling a list of web development dependencies and their support on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (aka Bash on Ubuntu on Windows).
|App||Anniversary Update||Creator's Update||Insider (Fast)||Notes|
|hub||hostname bug fixed in Insider, still fails silently|
|Hyper||Up arrow didn't work, fixed in Insider|
|nvm||Causes slow Bash start times|
|Oh My Zsh||Some themes don't render well|
|Ruby on Rails|
There are some known overarching issues that affect a broad range of programs:
- Disk IO perf is relatively slow. If you run disk-intensive operations (e.g. restoring a large Git repo and/or projects with lots of node modules / Ruby Gems), you'll likely see slower performance than on native Ubuntu. The team are aware of this issue and are working to remedy in future OS releases.
- Editing Linux files in Windows apps results in data corruption. See blog post.
- Node.js Network Interface (#468 FIXED IN INSIDER)
- NETLINK and ICMP (#69 FIXED IN INSIDER)
- INOTIFY filewatching (#216 FIXED IN INSIDER)
- Shared Memory support (required by Postgres, etc.) (#61 FIXED IN INSIDER)
See WSL Release Notes for more details of specific issued fixed, and syscalls added
Yes, please. Probably need screenshots or console output to verify that it's working as expected.