[swift-users] Package Manager on iOS

Daniel Dunbar daniel_dunbar at apple.com
Fri Dec 4 19:39:19 CST 2015

> On Dec 4, 2015, at 4:36 PM, Dmitry Shevchenko <dmishe at me.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> The package manager documentation says: 
> "Note that at this time the Package Manager has no support for iOS, watchOS, or tvOS platforms.”
> https://github.com/apple/swift-package-manager/blob/master/Documentation/Package.swift.md#depending-on-apple-modules-eg-foundation <https://github.com/apple/swift-package-manager/blob/master/Documentation/Package.swift.md#depending-on-apple-modules-eg-foundation>
> What does “support” here mean? As far as I understand it, a package product is a static library, nothing more, so what prevents me from using it
> to build a iOS or any other app?

Right, now we only compile for the host platform (OS X or Linux, currently). Among other things, we currently have no knowledge (or options to choose) what SDK or architecture you are targeting. We also have no mechanisms for specifying what platforms targets are compatible with in the manifest.

 - Daniel

> Thank you.
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