3.1 Using Reach on Windows

Reach assumes the presence of a POSIX-compliant shell, as well as Docker and Docker Compose.

The best way to get this set up on Windows is to

  1. Install Windows 10, version 2004 or higher.

  2. Enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature, specifically the WSL 2 option.

  3. Download and install Docker Desktop, and enable the Docker Desktop WSL 2 backend.

  4. Follow the instructions from Docker on developing with Docker and WSL 2.

At this point, you’ll have your VSCode IDE set up with a terminal in your Linux distribution.

You can now follow the instructions in the reference manual on installation or the first part of the tutorial to download, install, and execute all Reach commands.

You can watch a five minute video going through these steps on YouTube.