Inkdrop on Windows Subsystem for Linux

Anyone else who has tried this, with or without success?

You can run classical linux X apps like xclock or xeyes inside windows subsystem for Linux (WSL) and have the graphic output / GUI inside the windows desktop. This is done by running an X client like Xming in windows, which takes care of all the nitty-gritty details of communicating the output to the screen and the user input back to the application.

I’ve tried to run inkdrop inside WSL and Xming to show the Gui in windows desktop, but no graphic is showing and no meaningful error messages that I can find.

Using snap to Install apps is disabled in WSL, by the way. So no auto-update if I get this to work…

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