Is there a plan or is it already possible to run the EOS dev environment on Windows?

The only thing I have found about this topic is this link where they are using Ubuntu for Windows to make it possible to develop under Windows: https://steemit.com/eos/@tokenika/installing-and-running-eos-on-windows


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EOSIO currently supports the following operating systems:

  • Amazon 2017.09 and higher
  • Centos 7
  • Fedora 25 and higher (Fedora 27 recommended)
  • Mint 18
  • Ubuntu 16.04 (Ubuntu 16.10 recommended)
  • MacOS Darwin 10.12 and higher (MacOS 10.13.x recommended)

Windows is not supported at the moment and no announced plans to support it in the nearest future.

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    Though using a VM on windows is quite simple to setup, and keeps the environment nice and clean.
    – nsjames
    May 9, 2018 at 22:50
  • Running on Docker is also an option. github.com/EOSIO/eos/blob/…
    – bob_cobb
    May 10, 2018 at 0:32

You can use Docker like bob_cobb mentioned.

What you need is Windows 10 (Enterprise, Professional oder Education) with Hyper-V and a 64-bit system. Older Versions rely on VirtualBox if this doesn't fit. Here is a tutorial to activate Hyper-V on your machine.

Then you can install docker and follow the steps for EOS from GitHub wiki.

  • I found hyper-v annoying, the simple lack of easy cut/paste between host and guest OS in 2018 seems silly. Went back to virtualbox
    – User
    Jun 14, 2018 at 3:39

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