The Swift Linux Port

With the launch of the open source Swift project, we are also releasing a port that works with the Linux operating system! You can build it from the Swift sources or download pre-built binaries for Ubuntu. The port is still a work in progress but we’re happy to say that it is usable today for experimentation. Currently x86_64 is the only supported architecture on Linux.

Here are a few highlights of what’s working in the port today:

Here are some things that aren’t quite working yet or are planned for the future:

We’re really excited to be able to release the open source project with a great head start for Linux support that you can try right now! There is still plenty of work to be done, so we hope to see you contribute to Swift to make the Linux port even more complete.