Welcome to Swift for Linux!

Swift for Linux is a project aiming at making the experience of using the Swift programming language from Linux easier.

What’s wrong?

A lot! Apple only provides Swift binaries that run well on Ubuntu, and users of other distros will have a fun time trying to get them to work. It’s hard to share Swift applications you’ve built, and the majority of the ecosystem, being Mac-and-iOS-focused, tends to create libraries that don’t work under Linux. This guide is trying to be a central point for people trying to get a great Swift experience on their Linux systems.

If you have anything you’d like to add, or if you notice a problem in this guide, feel free to submit an issue.

Also, if you need help, try stopping by the unofficial Swift Discord.

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