On Saturday, 6 August 2016 at 17:34:14 UTC, Andre Pany wrote:

there is a new feature with the recent windows 10 update.
You now can compile and run your linux apps (console only) on windows.

For those who might not be aware of this and are looking for a little more info, it's called the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" (WSL)

Wikipedia Entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Subsystem_for_Linux Microsoft's overview: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wsl/2016/04/22/windows-subsystem-for-linux-overview/ Microsoft blog post: https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/03/30/run-bash-on-ubuntu-on-windows/

On a related note, Microsoft has also created an open-source MI interface to GDB: https://github.com/Microsoft/MIEngine. You can install the Visual Studio 2015 plugin through Nuget - if I remember correctly it is this plugin: https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/725025cf-7067-45c2-8d01-1e0fd359ae6e. There's a nice video about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3toI8L3Oug

I currently use this to do ARM microcontroller development in Visual Studio 2015 with GCC and OpenOCD.


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