Totally agree, it would be great if the docker tooling worked on the upcoming Ubuntu-on-Windows shell. This would address several issues, especially pertaining to terminal support.
Unfortunately, numerous attempts from multiple people to raise the topic of Docker client support have not been clearly understood by the team working on Ubuntu on Windows/Bash on Windows.
The canned responses tend to be “We aren’t supporting Docker”. What I feel like that is originating from is a policy statement that wasn’t clarified enough. Running docker and running the docker client are two very different things and I should think that the client tools would be a trivial scenario to ensure are working.
What’s needed here is some advocacy on our part. I’d be willing to open a new github ticket reinforcing my concerns from the ticket I linked above. There have definitely been others who have been punted with the boilerplate “Docker is not a supported scenario”, but again… I don’t think it’s getting due consideration.
Just make those tickets and also ping Rich Turner on twitter about this stuff. Advocacy helps as does everyone repeating the same thing: CLIENT NOT SERVER