📢 Windows Subsystem for Linux 0.65.1 is now available

Microsoft releases Windows Subsystem for Linux version 0.65.1. The latest version of WSL comes with a few new improvements. - Story published by Kunal Chowdhury on , and was last updated on 2022-08-03T14:51:00Z.

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Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running native Linux binaries on Windows. It allows users to run a GNU/Linux environment - including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications directly on the Windows operating system.


Microsoft now releases a new updated version of the WSL to all the insiders, which added some new improvements. To learn more about the improvements added to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) version 0.65.1, continue reading further.


Windows Subsystem for Linux 0.65.1 is now available


What's new and improved in Windows Subsystem for Linux 0.65.1

  • Improvements to localhost relay to have better performance and accurately report bind failures.
  • Use /dev/ptp0 to keep guest chock in sync with the host
  • Improve the error message if the distro list can't be fetched and wire it to wsl.exe --list --online
  • Update Linux kernel to
    • Fix 9p filesystem regressions since the last v5.10 WSL2 kernel
    • Enable support for the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) clock device
    • Enable Retbleed mitigations in x86_64 builds
    • Enable nftables and traffic control
    • Enable VGEM driver
  • Update Microsoft.WSLg to version 1.0.41
    • WSLg: add default x11 bell sound
    • WSLg: Update /etc/wsl.conf to set the default user to wslg
    • WSLGd: add option to start weston under gdbserver
    • WSLGd: simplify weston command line construction
    • compositor: add wslgd-notify
    • compositor: Stop trapping SIGINT
    • compositor: load xwayland module last
    • rdp: resize margin adjustment for MoveWindow/SnapArrange PDU
    • rdpaudio: use pthread_cancel instead of pthread_kill
    • xwayland: give Xwayland its own session
    • xwayland: Don't track focus for override redirect windows