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Discussion on: Epic Development Environment using Windows Subsystem for Linux

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Ankit Tiwari

I have been using WSL for over a year now. I love it. My setup is almost same as yours.

As good as the WSL is, it is still quite buggy. I use CMD along with Ubuntu.

Do you know how WSL gets update? Is it via Microsoft Store? If so, where is the changelog?

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John Woodruff Author

The subsystem itself updates along with Windows updates. I believe bug fixes occur regularly with regular windows bug fix updates. Redstone 4, coming very soon, has a bunch of updates/new features and a number of bug fixes. Some of them are listed in this blog post.

The distros you install through the Windows Store are the user spaces for those distros, and I imagine those get occasional updates, although I've never specifically noticed/checked.