[petsc-dev] WSL upgrade

Jed Brown jed at jedbrown.org
Thu Apr 13 15:45:34 CDT 2017

Satish Balay <balay at mcs.anl.gov> writes:
>> I don't use Windows for anything, but I always hear Windows users being
>> reluctant to use Cygwin, even if only to build software.  My perception
>> is that they would be more amenable to using WSL to build.
> Users might perceive WSL to be easier than cygwin - but that doesn't remove the complexity that exists.

Yes, but getting to the point of running ./configure is the first
hurdle, and possibly the most significant hurdle for Windows users.
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