The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809 version) may not have been re-released yet but η microsoft made sure to highlight the most significant improvements that come to Windows Subsystem for Linux with this new version.
With the Linux world becoming a priority for Microsoft, the WSL is indeed getting better with 1809, starting with support for new distributions.
For example, the Windows WSL of the October 10 Windows 2018 update supports the Ubuntu 18.04, which is now available in the Microsoft Store and can also be installed from the command line. The WLinux, which is offered at a fee, is also available as one of the most advanced distributions in Windows 10.
Finally, the OpenSuSE 15 and SLES 15 they can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.
The list of WSL enhancements included in the Windows 10 update (1809 version) also contains Linux line endings in Notepad, shortcuts to boot a Linux shell from File Explorer, and the ability to run Ubuntu 18.04 on WSL on ARM devices.
Starting with Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you can also install Linux distributions directly from the command line as well as many other important features.
Meantime, τo 10 Windows update (1809 version) is not yet available worldwide, while the microsoft stopped developing after a critical error occurred that caused the removal of user files stored in libraries. Information, already tested one fixed as part of the Windows Insider program.