Re: [Gimp-developer] Windows 10 and Bash on Ubuntu


Not gaining personally anything, but maybe making development builds more accessible to those who come from MS Windows backgrounds.

Now they have to setup a Msys2 environment and do builds with that, which isn't as easy as it sounds with instructions that are partly outdated, but if Win10 has an Ubuntu shell, that probably is quite same for everyone who uses it, so why not try to build GIMP for Windows with that? GIMP isn't supposed to be an elitist Linux application, but a serious cross platform tool for everyone. Or so I have thought this far.

- Petteri Soininen

On 4.2.2017 5:07, Partha Bagchi wrote:

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 9:53 PM, Petteri Soininen <pesoini gmail com <mailto:pesoini gmail com>> wrote:

    I'd probably try cross build since after 'sudo apt-get install
    gimp' and trying to run it, it fails on 'cannot open display' so I
    think that indicates the shell cannot run it under windows and
    gimp needs to be built as a cross build. But as said, I'm just a
    beginner.  :)

    - Petteri Soininen

Well, GIMP is a graphical application and X11 are not officially supported on WSL. So, first you'll need to install X11 and then set the display appropriately. If you are familiar with Linux this should not be a problem. I think the command is something like export display.

If you simply plan to cross build, I am not sure what you are gaining with WSL.

Hope that helps.

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