📢 Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) v1.1.5 released

Upgrade your Linux experience on Windows! Check out the latest release of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) v1.1.5. - Story published by Kunal Chowdhury on , and was last updated on 2023-03-15T19:14:00Z.

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Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running native Linux binaries on Windows. It allows developers to run a GNU/Linux environment - including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications directly on the Windows operating system. Microsoft releases version 1.1.5 now with the following improvements.


Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)


What's new and improved in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) v1.1.5?

  • Implement custom kernel support for ARM64 (solves #4802)
  • Implement user warnings
  • Revert wsl2.pageReportingOrder to default (2MB). This change was causing freezes on older Windows builds that are missing a bugfix. This will be re-enabled once the fix has been backported.
  • Terminate distro when WslConfigureDistribution changes default UID or flags
  • Do not mount cgroup v1 for WSL2
  • Ensure that the hostname is set in the root namespace
  • Use current timestamp instead of UNIX zero for initramfs (solves #9638)
  • Use a string insert for --release-notes do it doesn't get accidentally localized
  • Update Microsoft.WSLg to version 1.0.50
    • WSLg: update Mariner to 2.0.20230107
    • WSLg: samples/container: Add vGPU video acceleration docker sample
    • rdp backend/rdp shell: sync window state with RDP client
    • rdp backend/rdp shell: send window minmax info when window become visible
    • rdp shell: fix window unsnap by keyboard shortcut and mouse drag
    • rdp backend: East Asian keyboard fixes
    • rdp shell: publish flatpak applications to start menu