Windows 10 Subsystem For Linux Strips Beta Label And Lands With Fall Creators Update
In the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update set to ship this fall, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will cease to be a beta feature and will become a fully supported. Microsoft notes that early adopters participating in the Windows Insider Program should note that WSL is no longer marked as a beta service in insider build 16251.
WSL can now be used as a normal developer toolset to allow building, testing, deployment, and management of apps and systems on Windows 10.
With WSL leaving beta, developers using the feature can file issues on WSL and associated Windows tooling using normal support mechanisms. Devs using the features can also offer feedback via Windows 10 feedback hub app sending that feedback directly to the Windows team. Microsoft says that it will support the WSL infrastructure and tooling while the distro-publishers are responsible for the internals of their distro. Microsoft is also being specific on a few things that it explicitly will not support even though WSL is out of beta.
- Linux distro's running atop WSL are for interactive user scenarios, NOT for running production workloads on Apache/nginx/MySQL/MongoDB/etc.
- Linux files are NOT accessible from Windows (we're working to improve this scenario over time)
- NO current plans to support X/GUI apps, desktops, servers, etc. at this time