mingw-w64

GCC for Windows 64 & 32 bits

Mingw-w64

Mingw-w64 is an advancement of the original mingw.org project, created to support the GCC compiler on Windows systems. It has forked it in 2007 in order to provide support for 64 bits and new APIs. It has since then gained widespread use and distribution.

The development and community are very active and welcoming with new contributors every month and simple installers.

Version 5 has been released

v5.0.2: 2017-03-28

initial Release: 2016-10-19

  • Fixes to the __mingw_printf family of functions.
  • DirectX updates from Wine.
  • Various updates to support Windows 7 and 10.
  • Various header typo fixes.

You can also look at the full list of versions.

Headers, Libraries and Runtime

  • More than a million lines of headers are provided, not counting generated ones, and regularly expanded to track new Windows APIs.
  • Everything needed for linking and running your code on Windows.
  • Winpthreads, a pthreads library for C++11 threading support and simple integration with existing project.
  • Winstorecompat, a work-in-progress convenience library that eases conformance with the Windows Store.
  • Better-conforming and faster math support compared to Visual Studio's.

Tools

  • gendef: generate Visual Studio .def files from .dll files.
  • genidl: generate .idl files from .dll files.
  • widl: compile .idl files.

Friend projects

Mingw-w64 interacts a lot with other projects in order to help everyone move forward. Contributions have been going to and coming from these projects:

Most Recent Activity

Willus created ticket #132
21.10.2017

Modification to float.h

Zufu Liu modified a comment on discussion Open Discussion
19.10.2017

MSYS2 only provides posix thread model, dwarf for i686, seh for x86_64. mingw-builds provides posix and win32 thread model, sjlj and dwarf for i686, seh and sjlj for x86_64 (https://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw-w64/files/?source=navbar). GCC build by mingw-builds and MSYS2 are build with different configurations, and bundled with different reversion of MinGW-w64 headers/libs. One difference: mingw-builds prefer to static link GCC self's dependecy libs (zlib, gmp, mpfr, mpc, isl, ...), while MSYS2...

Zufu Liu modified a comment on discussion Open Discussion
19.10.2017

MSYS2 only provides posix thread model, dwarf for i686, seh for x86_64. mingw-builds provides posix and win32 thread model, sjlj and dwarf for i686, seh and sjlj for x86_64 (https://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw-w64/files/?source=navbar). GCC build by mingw-builds and MSYS2 are build with different configurations, and bundled with different reversion of MinGW-w64 headers/libs. One difference: mingw-builds prefer to static link GCC self's dependecy libs (zlib, gmp, mpfr, mpc, isl, ...), while MSYS2...