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

5.0.1: 2017-01-06

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

Tamar Christina committed [9c7c71]
22.03.2017

Update definitions in 64bit ntdll.def to match ...

niXman modified ticket #597
22.03.2017

LLD built with mingw-w64-based GCC deadlocks

niXman posted a comment on ticket #597
22.03.2017

I can catch a deadlock! I'll try to investigate this...

niXman posted a comment on ticket #597
22.03.2017

How many virtual cores is VM configured with? 1 =) Sorry, I'll retest now...

awson posted a comment on ticket #597
22.03.2017

I tried Sandy, vanilla variant deadlocks either with or with no optimization enabled....

niXman posted a comment on ticket #597
22.03.2017

it deadlocks for me even if built with no optimization. The same result. Did you...

niXman modified a comment on ticket #597
22.03.2017

Compiled using: g++ -O2 partest.cpp -opartest -pthread Executed as: for i in seq...

awson posted a comment on ticket #597
22.03.2017

Hm, it deadlocks for me even if built with no optimization. Did you run it sufficiently...

niXman posted a comment on ticket #597
22.03.2017

Compiled using: g++ -O2 partest.cpp -opartest -pthread

awson posted a comment on ticket #597
22.03.2017

Use -O2. It should deadlock (not each and every time, but pretty often).