I successfully compiled my plugins for linux, just using Windows. The process is:
- install the Windows Linux Subsystem component from Windows’ Add/Remove features panel
- download ubuntu from the microsoft store
- apt upgrade and update
- apt install all the requirements listed in the VCV build page
- git clone the plugin to compile
this subsystem has not a GUI front-end so the plugins cannot be tested, but they still compile fine.
the advantage is that there is no need to install virtual machines, dockers etc.