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 September 22 2020

Swift does Windows

Swift on Windows.

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Announced in a blog post on Tuesday, the release of Swift 5.3’s toolchain enables developers to build, run and debug code directly on Windows 10. With the announcement, developer Saleem Abdulrasool provided a demonstration with a small app, a basic calculator created with Swift and Visual Studio 2019, which delivers CMake, Ninja and Windows SDK. Swift Package Manager support on Windows is coming along, and it will soon be possible to get the application building using swift build without needing CMake or Ninja. This is of course just a first step for Swift Windows: many libraries still need to be brought over, including Swift Standard; but this is all very encouraging, and will enable the porting of macOS and iOS apps to Windows.

AppleInsider, “Developers can now build and run Swift code on Windows.”, Saleem Abdulrasool, “Introducing Swift on Windows.”


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