Entries tagged "wsl"

June 2nd, 2020

Not saying this is a good idea

One big window for VcXsrv. awesomewm for a window manager. Mainly to manage maximized Emacs. There are easier ways to edit files in Windows and WSL. But it renders prettier fonts than VcXsrv with floating windows, so I think I'll keep it. After I fix all the hotkeys, of course.

I used this post from Paul Silisteanu as a general guide, except apt install awesome awesome-extra for the awesomewm stuff.

September 12th, 2019

A Microsoft Linux Conference?

The two day event will feature presentations by the Microsoft team behind the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) feature; the creators of the ‘Pengwin‘ WSL distributions; and (more pertinent to our tastes, perhaps) the Ubuntu on WSL team at Canonical.

The free-but-small WSLConf is scheduled for March of next year, so WSL 2 will probably be generally available. Much easier than staying caught up with the Fast Ring.

I may have to check this out.

July 24th, 2019

Installed Windows Terminal Preview

Windows partition is Fast Ring now, but that took the full night. All I had time for this morning was installing the fancy – and open source! – terminal preview from the Windows Store.

I'll finish breaking my computer after work. BTW, still figuring out build numbers but I don't think Windows Insider builds are required to install the terminal preview. May 2019 update should be fine.

July 17th, 2019


And when I do get home and start playing with WSL 2, I'll make sure to install the ubuntu-wsl package.

Among the highlights: –

  • wslusc – WSL shortcut creator placed on Windows 10 desktop
  • wslsys – WSL system information
  • wslfetch – terminal based system info (think Neofetch)
  • wslvar – get Windows system environment variables
  • wslview – open link in default Windows browser

uh i mean when it shows up on the slow ring

not "when i get home"

awkward cough

July 16th, 2019

Wanting WSL 2

Been impatiently waiting for the general release of WSL 2 -- the Windows Subsystem for Linux. What's interesting about WSL 2?

WSL 2 delivers a much faster file system performance and full system call compatibility, which lets you run more applications like Docker!

Looks like it's scheduled to go out in the first half of 2020. So I can either wait several months or switch my rarely-used Windows partition to the Insider Ring.

I should at least wait until Build 18917 or later shows up in the Slow Ring on Flight Hub.

fidgets a lot

We'll see.

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