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2019-02-18
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vigilancetech15:02:27

what would be the best way to install boot with msys2?

flyboarder19:02:38

@vigilancetech why not use WSL?

vigilancetech19:02:57

I just got started under msys2 cuz I knew how to set it up and didn't have time to embark on something new. When I get some downtime I'd definitely try to set up under WSL

vigilancetech19:02:52

I was just wondering if anyone had any feedback on whether it would be better to try and set up boot under msys2 as one would under unix or under windows

flyboarder19:02:17

Boot is cross platform but there have been problems on windows, that’s why I recommend WSL. Recent improvements to the Windows Subsystem Linux should let boot run just fine.

vigilancetech19:02:54

isn't boot mostly a just a jar? Maybe it would just install under msys2 like it does under linux. I ran the boot.sh script but it didn't give me a 'boot' executable in the path.

flyboarder19:02:13

Boot is not just a jar, it’s also a binary which consists of a script + shim

flyboarder19:02:47

Although it may run under msys2, WSL is a real Linux environment

vigilancetech20:02:45

So the Unix version probably won't run in msys2

flyboarder21:02:01

may not run in msys2*