[swift-dev] Swift now functional (on FreeBSD)

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Wed Jan 20 17:24:30 CST 2016

> On Jan 20, 2016, at 12:06 PM, Davide Italiano via swift-dev <swift-dev at swift.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> this is a quick heads-up for all the people interested in running
> swift on FreeBSD.
> I committed several fixes in the swift repo, but there was a bug in
> FreeBSD runtime linker (rtld) which prevented swift (and the repl) to
> work correctly in all but very basic scenarios.
> After some discussion, and review, the rtld patch finally was
> committed to FreeBSD-CURRENT.
> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=294373
> The only version supported for now is FreeBSD 11-CURRENT. The next
> FreeBSD snapshot (which will come out next week) will contain the fix.
> There are plans to merge back this commit to the stable branch at some
> point, but that won't happen for FreeBSD 10.3, sorry.
> This means that swift is somewhat usable for FreeBSD. There are a
> *lot* of failures in the test suite but I guess it's about time to set
> up a buildbot to catch at least regression failures.
> Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Great work, congrats!  It is fantastic to see this progress,


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