The current Windows Store App "Ubuntu 18.04LTS" is just a "Terminal" version and less than 2gb. It does not run graphic intensive applications (opengl) like OpenCPN and it does not have a graphic interface.
Is there a way to "upgrade" to the full version of Ubuntu 18.04LTS or install Ubuntu 19.04 on WSL? Will everything work?
Microsoft Build 2019: Introducing WSL 2, the newest architecture for the Windows Subsystem for Linux This is encouraging and it looks to me (ubuntu newbe) that WSL2 will run the full version of Ubuntu 19.04 provided that a Windows Store App is packaged. Is that correct?
Announcing WSL2 - increase the file system performance, and make more apps work inside of WSL - run ELF64 Linux binaries on Windows - based on the source available at kernel.org. In initial builds we will ship version 4.19 of the kernel - This kernel has been specially tuned for WSL 2 - optimized for size and performance to give an amazing Linux experience on Windows - We will service this Linux kernel through Windows updates, which means you will get the latest security fixes and kernel improvements without needing to manage it yourself
It appears that this June there will be a new Windows Store app for Ubuntu 19.04 using WSL2. However I believe this Store app is just for the "Windows Terminal" version and not the full version. Just going to a Vbox install might be much easier?
Will I be able to install a full version of Ubuntu 18.04LTS or preferably Ubuntu 19.04 and run OpenCPN in WSL2 this June when Ubuntu 19.04 is available on the Windows Store?