GCC for Windows 64 & 32 bits


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 9 has been released

v9.0.0: 2021-05-22

Notable changes:

  • UCRT updates by Biswapriyo Nath
  • Wine updates by Jacek Caban
  • Various new and updated API headers by Biswapriyo Nath and Liu Hao
  • Various UCRT and MSVCRT fixes by Martin Storsjö
  • at_quick_exit implementation by Martin Storsjö
  • dism API by Biswapriyo Nath
  • idl fixes by Steve Lhomme
  • Winpthreads fixes by Liu Hao
  • gettimeofday precision increase by Christian Franke
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.


  • 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

LH_Mouse committed [4df44a]

crt/misc: Make `_{get,set}_errno()` return `EINVAL` in case of errors

Jacek Caban committed [ebdb3a]

headers: Update imported headers to current Wine version.

Jacek Caban committed [c0f3fd]

widl: Updat to Wine 7.0.

Jacek Caban committed [3e649d]

headers: Use oleacc.dll.tlb for oleacc typelib.

Martin Storsjö committed [c9e73c]

crt: Move misc/seterrno.c from src_libmingwex into src_msvcrt32 and src_msvcrt64

Martin Storsjö committed [f92b11]

crt: Regenerate Makefile.in

Brecht Sanders posted a comment on ticket #928

Bug reported here: https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=53479

Jonathan Yong posted a comment on ticket #928

Please file a bug report at Bug-libtool@gnu.org, this is a libtool issue.

Brecht Sanders posted a comment on ticket #928

A similar match with cl* happens in mingw-w64-libraries/winpthreads/m4/libtool.m4

Brecht Sanders created ticket #928

clang identified as MSVC because of cl* match in mingw-w64-libraries/winpthreads/configure