Technical reason is "path separator", which is different on linux and windows. If you would search through maling list, you would have found evidence it does not work and it is not supported.

But, the most recent notice I have found was about 0.7 and there was no jira bug number. Just "unsupported".

вторник, 22 октября 2013 г. пользователь Robert Coli писал:
On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 12:55 AM, Илья Шипицин <chipitsine@gmail.com> wrote:
is mixed linux/windows cluster configuration supported in 1.2 ?

I don't think it's officially supported in any version; you would be among a very small number of people operating in this way. However there is no technical reason it "shouldn't" work.

=Rob