Unity Desktop runs natively on Windows 10

Jul

12

2016

It is possible to run the Unity desktop environment natively on Windows 10 through Windows Subsystem for Linux. It managed to find a developer named Guerra24. Besides Unity he knew xfce4 talking to get all sat or more bugs in here.

In order to function Unity must first install an X-Server for Windows, as VcXsrv. It is also necessary to fix because dbus dbus using a unix socket for communication that are still not on Windows at Bash at the moment. For Xfce does not require the dbus-fix.

Bash Windows earlier this year announced at the Microsoft Build conference. Not much Bash was introduced later in an Insider build a test version of the Anniversary Update for August which planned state. Microsoft developed Windows Bash with Canonical and after the Anniversary Update in August a standard part of Windows 10. Linux subsystem runs in turn on Windows libraries.

Many programs can not be rotated in Unity on Windows, “even the terminal is open from Unity. How Unity to run through WSL, Guerra24 explains on GitHub . After installing VcXsrv XLaunch must be opened, then have to go through Bash, or the terminal, ‘sudo apt-get install’ from the Ubuntu desktop will be executed. Finally, the Compiz Config settings manager to be installed.

The latter is required to perform some tweaks whereby, for example, the arrow of the mouse is visible. Also need to update several other Compiz plugins. After starting Compiz shows the Unity 7 desktop in Ubuntu 14:04 him. Exit only goes through rigorous Bash to close Compiz or exit from the ‘kill’ command.

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