Swift compiler for Cygwin (20180212)

Includes Swift 4.0.3 compiler

Posted by Han Sangjin on February 12, 2018

What is this?

  • Swift compiler for Cygwin 64bit
  • Foundation module and Package Manager is included.
  • Newlibc module is included. It is a Glibc-like module for the Cygwin C runtime library.
  • Compiler Source: swift-4.0.3+cygwin.20180212 from tinysun212 (based on: swift-4.0.3-RELEASE from apple/swift)


  • To run compiler, download and extract the compressed file and append the path ‘$(pwd)/usr/bin’ to the environment PATH.
    $ wget -q https://github.com/tinysun212/swift-windows/releases/download/swift-4.0.3%2Bcygwin.20180212/swift-4.0.3.cygwin.20180212-bin.tar.gz
    $ tar zxf swift-4.0.3.cygwin.20180212-bin.tar.gz
    $ export PATH=$PATH:$(pwd)/usr/bin
    $ swift --version
    Swift version 4.0.3 (swift-4.0.3+cygwin.20180212)
    Target: x86_64-unknown-windows-cygnus
  • You can test the package manager with the example in https://swift.org/package-manager/.
    $ git clone https://github.com/apple/example-package-dealer.git
    Cloning into 'example-package-dealer'...
    remote: Counting objects: 40, done.
    remote: Total 40 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 40
    Unpacking objects: 100% (40/40), done.
    $ cd example-package-dealer
    $ swift run Dealer
    Fetching https://github.com/apple/example-package-deckofplayingcards.git
    Fetching https://github.com/apple/example-package-fisheryates.git
    Fetching https://github.com/apple/example-package-playingcard.git
    Cloning https://github.com/apple/example-package-deckofplayingcards.git
    Resolving https://github.com/apple/example-package-deckofplayingcards.git at 3.0.4
    Cloning https://github.com/apple/example-package-fisheryates.git
    Resolving https://github.com/apple/example-package-fisheryates.git at 2.0.4
    Cloning https://github.com/apple/example-package-playingcard.git
    Resolving https://github.com/apple/example-package-playingcard.git at 3.0.3
    Compile Swift Module 'PlayingCard' (3 sources)
    Compile Swift Module 'FisherYates' (2 sources)
    Compile Swift Module 'DeckOfPlayingCards' (1 sources)
    Compile Swift Module 'Dealer' (1 sources)
    Linking ./.build/x86_64-unknown-cygwin/debug/Dealer


  • Cygwin runtime is not included. You should install the Cygwin 64bit environment.
  • No GUI support.
  • NOT compatible with the MinGW-w64 port and the MSVC port.
  • DOWNLOAD the binary from swift-4.0.3+cygwin.20180212