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 7 has been released

v7.0.0: 2019-11-10

Notable changes:

  • _FORTIFY_SOURCE support thanks to Christian Franke.
  • Lots of math fixes from Martin Storsjö.
  • Many headers updated from Wine by Jacek Caban.
  • UCRT support by Martin Storsjö.
And many other additions thanks to, but not limited to (in Alphabetical order)

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

Andrew G. created ticket #154
22.02.2020

SWIG C++ Python 64-bit extensions for working MinGW64 GCC 9.2

LH_Mouse committed [dc3b2e]
21.02.2020

crt: Fix snprintf()

LH_Mouse committed [2d28f1]
21.02.2020

genstubdll: Remove some erroneous aliases from example

Jacek Caban committed [3a99d7]
18.02.2020

dxva2api.idl: import from wine

Jordan Williams created ticket #828
14.02.2020

Split Dwarf Produces Invalid Binaries

Jacek Caban committed [0207b4]
12.02.2020

headers: Update imported headers to current Wine version.

Martin Storsjö committed [fc3c8a]
12.02.2020

headers: Make conio.h self-sufficient in UCRT mode

sktpin modified a comment on ticket #410
10.02.2020

Also getting this error. Doing as zongzhimin suggested does not help. There is Norton Security installed on this machine, but it did not complain about anything. To the contrary, the Norton log says that access to network resources by mingw-builds-install was granted. EDIT: wait... I was apparently using an old link to a no longer updated repository of some years ago

sktpin posted a comment on ticket #410
10.02.2020

Also getting this error. Doing as zongzhimin suggested does not help. There is Norton Security installed on this machine, but it did not complain about anything. To the contrary, the Norton log says that access to network resources by mingw-builds-install was granted.

Paul Gessos modified a comment on ticket #146
10.02.2020

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