Support for filesystem watchers like inotify
Currently there is no support for filesystem watchers like inotify.
Because of this tools like bitbake don't work.
inotify support was added in Win10 Insiders build #14942.
Cristian Sedaboni commented
It's essential even for a simple web development... please, include this patch as soon as possibile
Roman Semenov commented
@admin thanks for this awesome work. WSL is one of the most exciting windows features for many developers.
Rick Cuddy commented
Tools other than ruby on rails are impacted by this. NodeJS Webpack, Typescript watch, etc.
Please please fix soon. BoW was the best news of the year and it's -almost- usable.
John Sloan commented
The suggested workaround will allow you to run the rails server, but it doesn't actually help beyond that. If you try to run your test suite, you'll see the Spring blows up still. I'm glad to see this is on the backlog, and I'd love to hear an update on progress.
Samuel Gajdoš commented
Oh come on. I spent whole night and half of the day, sleeping only 3 hours just to update windows/ get bash/ set up everything just to stumble upon this problem at very last step.
Please fix this asap, I was so excited for this, and this was huge letdown.
Dave Rupert commented
bundle exec jekyll serve --force_polling
A must have feature for nodejs development
Carlos Gonzales commented
Web dev here. Been waiting for Windows bash for months and I stumble upon this issue. Talk about let-downs.
Mike Smith commented
+3 comment form microsoft? :)
Alexander Sung commented
Please implement this ASAP. I just spent an entire day setting up my dev environment for Windows bash and now I'm blocked by this.
Can't believe you shipped without this. Dead-weight product.
Łukasz Fuszara commented
Ruby on Rails 5.0.0 needs inotify.
Mike Smith commented
huge issue , fundamental feature for web developers. can't 100% replace cygwin
Mario Jerkovic commented
Shigeru Kanemoto commented
Failed to run Lektor CMS.
Paul Kohut commented
+1 for inotify.
Alexander Diachenko commented
You can't do web dev nowadays without this stuff. This and inability to communicate with windows processes inside Bash basically means that developers will still use Cygwin/MinGW in the foreseeable future. Looks like you got us excited for nothing.
Alan Osman commented
I just spent a day trying to get our mongo/nodejs/js/react stack working on WindowsBash. I fell into a hole of problems once I got to running mongo and gulp. We need gulp to watch the file system and rebuild sass/jade files as we work on them. Gulp is a major part of our development kit so it needs to work. These tools all work on a mac/linux system and that is the bar we need to meet to make a successful leap to using WindowsBash.
A fantastic job though guys. I am really excited to see this really be used and stop using the emulators and half baked linux commands.
webpack & nodemon - cannot use for my development cycle until this is delivered
Gustavo Valdez commented
Adding a vote because this break web dev