Windows Subsystem For Linux

Andrey Repin
Tue Aug 30 21:27:00 GMT 2016


> A viewpoint on this whole Windows Ubuntu Frankenstein hybrid vs Cygwin thing:

> In comparison with the difficulties trying to build Geomview under 64-bit Cygwin,
> then discovering the piping issues that prevent it working with modules, using
> the Windows Ubuntu subsystem to install pre-existing Ubuntu packages and dependencies
> turned out to be surprisingly straightforward and user friendly.

> Compare the instructions on:

> and you can see why the complex build-on-Cygwin instructions are now listed last. (I also had
> no problem pulling in gcc and tk-dev and building SaVi from source. Haven't yet tried with
> Geomview!)

> I think Cygwin's Xming will soon be the most popular Cygwin spinoff, filling the same
> free Xserver role that XQuartz does on Mac OS X now that no longer ships an Xserver
> with the OS, and I think we're all going to be very grateful that Xming exists.

Now try to pipe something from a native application to your UFW build, and
then the results from it to something else native.
I'm eagerly awaiting reports of your success.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 23:43:58

Sorry for my terrible english...

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