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Korn Shell Launcher for Windows Subsystem for Linux

According to Microsoft, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a new Windows 10 feature that is essentially a compatibility layer which enables you to run native Linux command-line tools and utilities directly on Windows 10, alongside your traditional Windows desktop applications. Currently a beta feature, it is scheduled to be officially released in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update which is due CY2016Q3. There is no support for Linux GUI-based or TUI-based tools, utilities or applications not is any planned. When WSL is enabled, a Canonical-created Ubuntu user-mode image (currently named trusty-server-cloudimg-amd64-root.tar.gz and based on Ubuntu 14.04 Long-Term Support) is

V8 JavaScript Engine on Fedora 14

The recent announcement by Google of a new compilation infrastructure, aptly codenamed CrankShaft, for their V8 JavaScript engine prompted me to revisit this particular JavaScript engine and to compile and install it on a Fedora 14 X64 platform. Crankshaft is the latest iteration of the V8 JavaScript (V8) engine and is somewhat similar to Mozilla’s TraceMonkey JavaScript engine in that it attempts to aggressively optimize code that is regularly executed but avoid much optimization of code that is infrequently executed. Currently the Mozilla Spidermonkey JavaScript shell is available as a standard RPM package for Fedora 14. In a previous post