WSL To Ship With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
With the updated status, WSL can be leveraged as a day-to-day developer toolset, he said.
The key WSL scenarios include the following:
- To run Linux command-line tools for development and basic administration;
- to share and access files on the Windows filesystem from within Linux; and
- to invoke Windows processes from Linux and invoke Windows processes from the Windows command line.
Linux files are not accessible from Windows, but the company is working to improve that, he added. There currently are no plans to support X/GUI apps, desktops or servers.
Build to Last
The planned release of WSL comes after more than a year of development, testing, and troubleshooting to address a wide range of issues.
Microsoft announced at last year’s Build conference that Ubuntu Linux would run on Windows 10 — a coup for Canonical. The firm had been working with Microsoft on the project for many months before the formal announcement.