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

Mimosa Popeye modified a comment on ticket #89
24.05.2017

I noticed there is a webpage to download a bunch of packages separately. There are no process nor readme however. Do one just unzip and dump the content over previous folder? How to make sure it works, say for Windows 10? There are no instruction. It would be simpler to have a tool (similar to the installer) to detect and allow update of already installed packages

Mimosa Popeye posted a comment on ticket #89
24.05.2017

I noticed there is a webpage to download a bunch of packages separately. There are no process nor readme however. Just one just unzip and dump the content over previous folder? How to make sure it works, say for Windows 10? There are no instruction. It would be simpler to have a tool (similar to the installer) to detect and allow update of already installed packages

Mimosa Popeye created ticket #89
24.05.2017

How to update Mingw64?

Mimosa Popeye posted a comment on a wiki page
24.05.2017

Is there a tool to update the Mingw libraries? Most importantly the compiler itself (g++, gcc) and all related to the toolchain? (without having to reinstall Mingw, because usually since it was first installed, many packages have been added afterwards). Under Msys2 one can do pacman -Suyy but that does not update anything on the Mingw64 folder

Ozkan Sezer modified ticket #614
17.05.2017

Buggy Win32 API headers

Ozkan Sezer posted a comment on ticket #614
17.05.2017

Fixed by commit 749e811

Ozkan Sezer committed [749e81]
17.05.2017

ntstatus.h, winnt.h: fix typo in DBG_PRINTEXCEPTION_WIDE_C (bug #614).

awson posted a comment on ticket #614
17.05.2017

Well, ntstatus.h casts the constant to NTSTATUS, but in the same buggy way.

awson created ticket #614
17.05.2017

Buggy Win32 API headers

Jacek Caban committed [d79862]
17.05.2017

Updated imported headers to current Wine version.