# random


08/04/2020, 4:53 AM
Anybody using WSL 2 for work? Watched a couple of videos recently and pretty amazed at what’s possible.


08/04/2020, 5:03 AM
I had switched from a Mac to using Windows + WSL1 for work (python, postgresql & angularjs) stack with a bit of Node thrown it. WSL1 worked well when setup though it was slow. When I tried to upgrade to WSL2, the entire thing fell apart and I could no longer get it to work. Thought about reinstalling stuff from scratch - but didn’t have time to do that.
The biggest issue I had on WSL2 is trying to configure front end selenium tests to run properly (though these ran on WSL). But lots of folks have said that if I started from scratch instead of upgrading, I could get it to work easily. So YMMV. But do let me know if you get it going for your stack.
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08/04/2020, 6:48 AM
I was using WSL2 for development with my XPS, for most part of it, it looks fine, if you want to try mobile apps, flutter or RN, then it is not as easy and we can't get the development across devices in sync. Also, they are adding Ubuntu GUI later in the year, once that is up, should be something that will start getting some eyeballs.
One problem that I faced is, there are still breaking changes in Windows Insider builds, so we can't relay fully on this, as their TAT for some issues are long.. So, I changed to dual boot and using Ubuntu now.
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08/04/2020, 7:22 AM
Thanks Rajiv & Saurabh good to know! I’m buying a PC soon for gaming & my Mac which is used for dev is becoming increasingly slow, so thought I’ll try a hand with WSL2 & see if I can properly code on it. Considering most of the apps I use are either webapps or Electron, it seems on theory at least that I can make the switch easily.
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08/04/2020, 8:24 AM
Using for the past few months on 2004, working pretty good! Docker-desktop works well too!
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