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Mingw-w64 is an advancement of the original 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

v5.0.3: 2017-11-04

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


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

Martin Storsjö committed [09e4fc]

headers: Stop using the register storage class for local variables in inline functions