[swift-dev] Porting Swift to Haiku

William Dillon william at housedillon.com
Sun May 7 18:22:05 CDT 2017

Hi Joseph,

That’s awesome!!  I love BeOS back in the day.

I work on the 32-bit swift port for ARM/Linux.  Swift works just fine with 32-bit systems.

Good luck!

- Will

On May 7, 2017 at 2:19:15 PM, Joseph Calvin Hill via swift-dev (swift-dev at swift.org) wrote:

Hello swift-dev!

I'm one of the selected GSoC 2017 students under the Haiku Project [0] and I intend to add Haiku support to the Swift compiler and its standard libraries. [1]  Haiku is an open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing and aims to be a platform that is easy to use and learn for both end-users and developers, whilst retaining BeOS ABI compatibility [2]. My plan is to only support 64 bit Haiku (x86_64-unknown-haiku) for now, 32 bit support is also a possibility but I’m not sure if this will get in the way of Swift’s goals? (IIRC there was a 32 bit Linux port that hasn’t been merged upstream.)

I have already patched the build-script and some other CMakeFiles for initial support in my swift fork, but they are based on the ’swift-3.1-branch' sources [3]. As I plan to cleanup these changes and merge them upstream, should I be targeting my porting efforts to Swift 4 rather than Swift 3.1.1? My final proposal [4] documents the project timeline for executing this porting task.

Joseph Hill
[0] https://www.haiku-os.org
[1] https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/projects/#5744000681115648
[2] https://www.haiku-os.org/about
[3] https://github.com/return/swift/commit/c8253ab3afa238c16ca9389d169c0659dc10b520.diff
[4] https://www.dropbox.com/s/hp9z4azdem6gume/Final_Proposal.pdf?dl=0
swift-dev mailing list
swift-dev at swift.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.swift.org/pipermail/swift-dev/attachments/20170507/37bd02e2/attachment.html>

More information about the swift-dev mailing list