What you need to know
- The first Dev Channel build is available today.
- WSL2 improvements are top billing.
- Today's build is 20150.
Microsoft is rolling out a new Windows 10 build today that features yet more improvements to Windows Subsystem for Linux. Today's build is 20150, and is the first build to rollout to the new Dev Channel that was announced earlier this week. Windows Insiders may still see the Dev Channel branded as the Fast ring in Settings, but you'll still get the build regardless.
Today's build returns to the rs_prerelease branch, after taking a slight detour to the mn_release branch for whatever reason. There aren't any surface-level cosmetic or user-facing features in today's build. Just like the last several builds, Microsoft is focused on under the hood, enterprise, and developer focused improvements with today's build. The full changelog is below.
Build 20150 changelog
- This build contains three new exciting WSL features. The first is GPU compute: a feature that allows your Linux binaries to leverage your GPU, which makes it possible to do more machine learning development and data science workflows directly in WSL. Secondly, we've added a new command:
wsl –installwhich allows you to install WSL with just one command. Lastly, we've added
wsl –updatewhich gives you the ability to easily manage the Linux kernel version used by WSL 2 distros.
- Earlier this month, the Bing Maps Team announced they've started gradually rolling out the new TomTom base map data to Bing Maps and Microsoft first party products. As part of this process, we're slowly updating the Maps app for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel (Fast ring) to use the new map data from TomTom. We're asking Insiders to submit feedback on any issues they see as a result of this change directly from the Maps app by selecting Suggest a change at the lower right corner of the app.
- With this week's build, we'll be starting to roll out the new search box on the default app settings pages As part of this, we've done some work to improve the performance of the search box.
- The new Korean IME is now available again for Insiders to use.
- Based on feedback, we're updating the text of the Settings > Privacy > Location page to clarify that the icon displayed when your location is being used will be displayed in the taskbar.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Visual Studio windows not consistently accepting clicks.
- We've fixed an issue where the Documents and Downloads sections in Settings > Privacy was showing a broken icon next to their name (just a rectangle).
- We fixed an issue where, if you paused Windows Update while a new build was downloading and then closed Settings, when you reopened Settings the Windows Update page may appear blank.
- We fixed an issue where updates made when editing VPN networks in Settings might not persist.
- We fixed an issue where the copy button under Settings > Network & Internet-Status > Properties wasn't actually copying the content to the clipboard.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the data usage number in Network & Internet Settings not displaying correctly in Japanese if the data usage was less than 1 MB.
- We fixed a crash some Insiders were experiencing when opening Sound Settings.
- We fixed an issue where the Optimize Drives window position wasn't preserved on elevation.
- We fixed a typo in the group policies under User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Component > File Explorer > Do not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the On-Screen Keyboard no longer displaying text predictions.
- We fixed an issue where double-clicking a OneDrive file in File Explorer might unexpectedly show a notification saying, "Windows Defender SmartScreen is downloading from OneDrive."
- We fixed an issue where Resource Monitor could end up showing CPU usage at more than 100 percent.
- We fixed an issue that could result in qaa-Latn unexpectedly appearing in your list of keyboards after upgrading.
- We fixed an issue where, with multiple input methods, typing in your password incorrectly on the login screen would result in your keyboard changing back to your default input method (if that's not what you were typing with).
- We fixed an issue where the touch keyboard space bar label would disappear when pressing it while using Japanese curve-flick input in abc mode.
- We fixed an issue that could result in your browser not launching in the foreground after selecting a web link from another app.
- We fixed an issue that could result in Search not accepting typed input.
- We fixed an issue where, if pinned to Start, the Windows Security app tile would be missing an icon when the tile was medium sized.
- We've made some updates to improve performance of the Windows Security app if there are a large number of detections.
- We fixed a few issues that could result in your PC bugchecking.
Finally they fixed the Visual Studio bug. It was so annoying.
Is that bug in 2004 or another Insider build?
Disappointed that they are moving to TomTom's map data; I've found the HERE maps to be way more reliable.
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