Steps to run Zim on Windows Subsystem for Linux:

  1. Install WSL: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10
  2. Install the Ubuntu 18.04 App
  3. Install Zim + dependencies via apt. Following packages need to be installed for the gtksourceview plugin:
ii  gir1.2-gtksource-3.0:amd64         3.24.7-1                           amd64        gir files for the GTK+ syntax highlighting widget
ii  libgtksourceview-3.0-1:amd64       3.24.7-1                           amd64        shared libraries for the GTK+ syntax highlighting widget
ii  libgtksourceview-3.0-common        3.24.7-1                           all          common files for the GTK+ syntax highlighting widget
ii  libgtksourceview-3.0-dev:amd64     3.24.7-1                           amd64        development files for the GTK+ syntax highlighting widget
ii  libgtksourceview-3.0-doc           3.24.7-1                           all          documentation for the GTK+ syntax highlighting widget
ii  python-pkg-resources               39.0.1-2                           all          Package Discovery and Resource Access using pkg_resources
ii  python3-pkg-resources              39.0.1-2                           all          Package Discovery and Resource Access using pkg_resources
  1. Create a Windows shortcut for the Linux GUI Desktop (WSL): see https://token2shell.com/howto/x410/creating-shortcut-for-wsl-gui-desktop/

For the batch script in combination with MobaXterm use:

REM ### Start MobaXterm
start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mobatek\MobaXterm\MobaXterm.exe" -hideterm

REM ### Start Linux GUI desktop
ubuntu1804.exe run "export DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0.0; zim"

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