Support for opening repos stored in WSL 2 from the Windows version of GitKraken Client
As a user, I would like GitKraken Client to support opening repos stored in WSL 2's file system from the Windows version of GitKraken Client.
For current information on using GitKraken Client with WSL 2, visit the Help Center page here: https://help.gitkraken.com/gitkraken-client/windows-subsystem-for-linux/
Under consideration Suggested by: Trevor • Upvoted: 21 Mar • Comments: 6
While I appreciate the additional support for WSL in GitKraken 9.1 (though I've been using it successfully with WSLg for a couple months now so not exactly sure what was improved), I feel the vast majority of the comments/votes on the previous thread (https://gitkraken.featureupvote.com/suggestions/194156/support-for-wsl2-on-windows) were asking for the native windows/cross system access for repos in windows and WSL so it is unfortunate to see that thread closed and the votes lost but I generally understand the reasoning. Hopefully this one gets the votes back up as I think this feature, even considering the enhanced WSLg support of the Linux version, would be amazing.
Visual studio code let's you open and edit code on remote systems via vs code server.
A similar solution for that for gitkraken would be the optimal solution for me, also covering the wsl problems.
This is the single feature I await more than anything else.
Running GitKraken in WSL2 is one thing, but I reckon everyone knows it's a far cry when comparing to a native Windows app. There are multiple caveats that are up Microsofts alley, such as window snapping doesn't work, an window sometimes opens outside viewport and requires complete WSL2 restart, sometimes an app crashesh without any indication, font smoothing works differently, to mention few.
Performant repos opened from WSL2 via the Windows client would be the perfect thing, but understandably that's big thing to undertake. I do really hope you'll get there.
I installed the Linux version and so far so good, but this would still be nice since it doesn’t really look like a windows program on WSL.
The support for WSLg is interesting, but honestly it's not much faster than just using the Windows version since WSLg itself can be rather slow. I'd love to see better support for interfacing with the Linux filesystem from the Windows client, similar to how VS Code handles WSL integration. https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/remote/wsl
This would be much preferable than using the Linux version inside WSL. Not only we'd be using a native Windows app, but also we'd get around issues there. For instance, WSL just got updated to the latest version yesterday on my system and now GitKraken running in WSL is broken for me. I just get a black screen when I launch it. I tried the workarounds listed here https://help.gitkraken.com/gitkraken-client/windows-subsystem-for-linux/#troubleshooting-wsl-2 (updating GPU drivers, running as admin) but nothing works.