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 6 has been released

v6.0.0: 2018-09-17

Notable changes:

  • C++ __cxa_atexit thanks to Martin Storsjö and Liu Hao
  • Massive additions to support UCRT thanks to Martin Storsjö
  • Sync COM interface headers with Wine development thanks to Jacek Caban
  • WinRT additions thanks to Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen
  • ARM32 and ARM64 additions thanks to Martin Storsjö
  • CRT library api-ms-win-core additions thanks to Martin Storsjö
  • CRT library def file reorganization thanks to 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.


  • 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

Martin Storsjö committed [7c637c]

crt: arm: Add an alias for powl to pow, on arm/aarch64

Brook Gao created ticket #797

ifstream::clear() fails to set goodbit

Martin Storsjö committed [983ccc]

crt: x86: Add the missing _copysignf function in libmsvcrt-os.a for i386

Martin Storsjö committed [631c14]

crt: Regenerate Makefile.in

LH_Mouse committed [410cbc]

crt: Add api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-0 library

LH_Mouse committed [d5bf9a]

crt: Regenerate Makefile.

LH_Mouse committed [e8c433]

crt: api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-0: Fix typo

LH_Mouse committed [f657fb]

crt: Add api-ms-win-core-console-l1-1-0 library

LH_Mouse committed [d1983d]

crt: Regenerate Makefile.

Johan Bocanegra posted a comment on discussion Help

Hi, im just trying to use the LAPACK AND BLAS LYBRARYs, I just solve the problem searching in this folder "C:\MinGW\bin", and found the file "libgfortran-5.dll", just make a copy and rename to "libgfortran-3.dll". Im using CODEBLOCKS with GNU fortran compiler, and WORKS. https://icl.cs.utk.edu/lapack-for-windows/lapack/index.html (WIN 10, but i work with 32bits lapack library)