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doc,win: clarify WSL support

Fixes: #13471
PR-URL: #17008
Reviewed-By: Gireesh Punathil <>
Reviewed-By: Joyee Cheung <>
Reviewed-By: Timothy Gu <>
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joaocgreis authored and MylesBorins committed Nov 14, 2017
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@@ -66,6 +66,14 @@ note1 - The gcc4.8-libs package needs to be installed, because node
In "Git bash" if you call the node shell alias (`node` without the `.exe`
extension), `winpty` is used automatically.
The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is not directly supported, but the
GNU/Linux build process and binaries should work. The community will only
address issues that reproduce on native GNU/Linux systems. Issues that only
reproduce on WSL should be reported in the
[WSL issue tracker]( Running the
Windows binary (`node.exe`) in WSL is not recommended, and will not work
without adjustment (such as stdio redirection).
### Supported toolchains
Depending on host platform, the selection of toolchains may vary.

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