KB: Notes for Using Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

  • X server for Windows – Xming https://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/
    • $ export DISPLAY=:0
      $ gvim
  • Install essential libraries/packages
    • $ sudo apt-get install build-essential
      $ sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev
      $ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
      $ sudo apt-get install libxslt1.1
      $ sudo apt-get install default-jre
      
  • Things that work: (as of 2017/6/10)
    • Anaconda
    • Firefox
    • Scrapy – Need to install gcc first
    • PyCharm
    • R
      • Create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/CRAN.list and add the following line
      • deb http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu xenial/
    • RStudio
      • sudo apt-get install libxslt1.1
        sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
        sudo gdebi rstudio-0.99.891-amd64.deb​​
        
        sudo apt-get install libpng16-dev
        
        
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