I'm not understanding why it works this way but when I installed Docker Desktop for Windows 11, it forced me to use WSL2. Docker desktop created its own WSL2 installation titled “docker-desktop” and “docker-desktop-data”:
wsl -l -v
NAME STATE VERSION
* docker-desktop Running 2
Ubuntu-22.04 Running 2
docker-desktop-data Running 2
When I go to Open a new project in PHP storm (and even VS Code) they can only see the “Ubuntu-22.04” under the WSL option. Why?
How are you guys setting up Docker Desktop to work with PHPStorm? Is the only way to do it to install docker on the Ubuntu-22.04 WSL2 installation? Then run docker from there? I would much prefer to use the docker desktop application vs the command line… As it just easier than remembering all of the commands.
I was able to set it up and use “bind mounts” to be able to pass code to the docker containers but performance was horrible (2-5+ second page loads). I switched to using “volumes” within docker which fixed performance problems (back to instant page loads) but then the problem is I cannot access my code because it lives within the “docker-desktop-data” wsl2 installation.