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The programs of the [[XDS]] package as well as [[XDSGUI]], [[XDSSTAT]], [[XDSCC12]] and so on may be run on 64bit Windows 10 within the [https://docs.microsoft.com/windows/wsl/install-win10 Linux Subsystem for Windows] (WSL, or preferably WSL2). This (easily!) installs e.g. an [https://ubuntu.com/wsl Ubuntu] environment, which supports the apt package manager, so in principle any software available for Ubuntu may be installed (or other distros, see [https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/05/11/new-distros-coming-to-bashwsl-via-windows-store/]).
 
The programs of the [[XDS]] package as well as [[XDSGUI]], [[XDSSTAT]], [[XDSCC12]] and so on may be run on 64bit Windows 10 within the [https://docs.microsoft.com/windows/wsl/install-win10 Linux Subsystem for Windows] (WSL, or preferably WSL2). This (easily!) installs e.g. an [https://ubuntu.com/wsl Ubuntu] environment, which supports the apt package manager, so in principle any software available for Ubuntu may be installed (or other distros, see [https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/05/11/new-distros-coming-to-bashwsl-via-windows-store/]).
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Graphical Linux programs require installation of a X server like [https://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/files/latest/download Xming] or [https://sourceforge.net/projects/vcxsrv VcXsvr] or [https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/ Mobaxterm] on the Windows host. There are helpful writeups (e.g. [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WSL#Running_Graphical_Applications] and [http://wsl-guide.org/en/latest/]). VcXsrc seems to have a problem with coot for some people (see [https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa-jisc.exe?A2=COOT;6ef4a967.2011 WSL2 installation] and responses). To use the X server, one has to say in the shell window
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A lot of technical detail is at [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/compare-versions] .
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Graphical Linux programs require installation of a X server like [https://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/files/latest/download Xming] or [https://sourceforge.net/projects/vcxsrv VcXsvr] or [https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/ Mobaxterm] on the Windows host. There are helpful writeups (e.g. [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WSL#Running_Graphical_Applications] and [http://wsl-guide.org/en/latest/]). VcXsrc seems to have a problem with coot for some people (see [https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa-jisc.exe?A2=COOT;6ef4a967.2011 WSL2 installation] and responses). To use the X server with WSL, one has to say in the shell window
 
  export DISPLAY=:0
 
  export DISPLAY=:0
 
before running the program. Running XDSGUI under WSL's Ubuntu may require installation of a few packages with e.g.
 
before running the program. Running XDSGUI under WSL's Ubuntu may require installation of a few packages with e.g.
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In addition, the Xming Xlaunch needed a box checked that prevents access control; and the Windows firewall needed a rule for port 6000 as shown in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/61110603/how-to-set-up-working-x11-forwarding-on-wsl2 .
 
In addition, the Xming Xlaunch needed a box checked that prevents access control; and the Windows firewall needed a rule for port 6000 as shown in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/61110603/how-to-set-up-working-x11-forwarding-on-wsl2 .
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Performance of coot is good enough for me (100 frames/sec for "Spin view" of a thaumatin molecule, on a Dell XPS13 7390 2-in-1 notebook). XDSGUI and multi-threaded XDS work as expected. Even the NEGGIA plugin appears to work correctly (but I had no luck with the DURIN plugin).
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Performance of coot is good enough for me (100 frames/sec for "Spin view" of a thaumatin molecule, on a Dell XPS13 7390 2-in-1 notebook). XDSGUI and multi-threaded XDS work as expected. For reading .h5 files, the NEGGIA plugin works correctly, but the DURIN plugin currently crashes (a [https://github.com/DiamondLightSource/durin/issues/22 bug] has been reported).
    
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
    
[[Cluster Installation]]
 
[[Cluster Installation]]
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