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Re: native Linux userland in Windows 10
- From: John Cowan <cowan at mercury dot ccil dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:47:56 -0400
- Subject: Re: native Linux userland in Windows 10
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Tobias Zawada scripsit:
> - There is no plan to add X11 or Mir (or any equivalent) to WSL.
> It is not possible to install X11 stuff since the grapical device drivers
> are not ported.
There is no problem, however, with running Cygwin/X or a similar Win32
X server, and then running X clients in UoW. I was able to run two
copies of xeyes simultaneously, one from Cygwin and one from UoW, once
I patched startx to listen on localhost and not just via Unix sockets,
which do not interoperate between Cygwin and UoW.
> - Windows and WSL have separate users. (How do access rights work then?)
I don't know, but somehow UoW does have local privilege separation.
> >From my point of view it depends on the use case whether WSL or Cygwin is the
> right choice for you.
Or both, of course. UoW is alpha software in any case.
> 2nd: It would be really nice if Microsoft would give Corinna more
> support with fork and acl.
That would entail reimplementing fork() for Win32.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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