I am using a Windows machine and running WSL for programming stuff etc. I have had success before using Xming to run GUI applications like gedit, paraview etc. but blender just doesn’t seem to be able to open. Is it possible to make it work in some way?
no, MSVC cannot produce elf binaries afaik. but you can run the linux build (off the buildbot, or build your build with gcc) if you want on WSL given the right X server , the one i had only did softwareGL not sure if there’s one that does hardware GL.
I think I would be able to build blender as well in theory, but what I was able to build is something I am making for some blender stuff where I try to import a lot of particles. My computer is windows based so I am using WSL since I like the Ubuntu work flow, but unfortunately GUI applications are not supported properly, so I had to build my function from C in Linux to Windows, and then use it inside Blender in the Windows enviroment.
Sorry if my explanations have been a bit tangled haha