Support *BSD operating systems.
One of the benefits of WSL is that many server environments are Linux systems and the developer can validate many changes locally before deployment.
Similarly, various *BSD variants (Free-, Open-, etc.) are also frequently used on servers and developers could benefit immensely from having similar functionality.
This will likely be a larger item than allowing multiple Linux distributions on WSL due to the differences in system call structure.
If this were in place I think I'd live in Windows full-time.
Aristotle Cajetan commented
Theoretically, could someone from the WSL team go through what sort of differences you would have with WSL and BSD? I am just curious as to how that would work, I mean as far as licensing I know its the same issue. The only real reason why WINE in Linux is broken has to do with the API call that you would get in windows, which they can't be able to make because otherwise legal problems.
It would be nice to simply have Microsoft assure Linux users, that using the API in the same manner Windows is now using Linux to get MacOS developers, and Linux developers back to Windows, or at least increase the productivity of Windows developers (a good thing). If that were the case, we would see much greater interoperability going both ways. Alright thanks! I myself, believe in what WSL is doing is going to be something good for the space. I really appreciate what you guys are doing, this is from a real rabid linux fan. I came back to windows, because I could finally have my familiar environment with the stability that windows offers, plus the network effect you guys have in the software side of things.