Build on Windows

Download prerequisites

  1. `Git <>`_
  2. `Visual Studio Community 2019 <>`_ (be sure to select C++ during installation)
  3. `Qt 5 <>`_

Clone the git repo

git clone ssh://
git submodule update --init

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With Qt Creator

Actually you should be able to directly open the cloned repo as project in QtC. Setup your Qt kit and then it should compile.

  • After that you should be able to start your swift applications. Maybe you have to start QtC after the very first compilation to see that context menu.


  • If you change the branch or you pull a new swift version consider running qmake from the QtC again, sometimes new files are not recognized otherwise.

With qmake and Visual C++ IDE

call "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\VC\Auxiliary\Build\vcvarsall.bat" x86
qmake -tp vc -Wlogic -spec win32-msvc -r C:\path\to\swift\

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With qmake and MinGW

qmake -Wlogic -spec win32-g++ -r C:\path\to\swift\

With Clang

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