Hey @enough-analyst-54434, I'm interested in helping with Pex support for Windows. It blocks me using Pants in my day job because some contributors use Windows
Where's that effort at / how could I help?
04/02/2023, 3:21 PM
I'll page that back in and report back. My effort got sidelined back in October by scie. A pretty big branch was down to ~50 IT failures. I'm out through the 13th but I'll likely get some keyboard time between now and then.
Blocked as in we need PEXes to work on Windows or blocked as in we know Pants / PEX work under WSL but we consider that inconvenient? I've been using the latter for 6+ months and it seems just fine FWIW.
04/02/2023, 3:25 PM
For Qiskit (IBM Quantum's open source platform), we have non-IBM contributors who sometimes contribute with Windows. All of IBM Quantum team uses macOS/Linux/WSL, but they want to keep support for those non-IBM contributors. Many of them are researchers and not engineers, so asking them to use WSL is a non-starter
And then my other motivation is for a volunteer project I'm doing this weekend, another teammate is also not at all a developer. I was thrilled to use Pants's builtin Python interpreter from Josh to make it much easier for him to run things with minimal config. Until finding out he uses Windows
Disclosure: I'm unsure how much I can finish this project. This will be my own personal time because I want Pants to succeed and want to use it in more places
But I think I can at least whack-a-mole some issues