Swift 3.0 now available for all the ARMv6 RaspberryPi (1,Zero)

Posted on March 10, 2016

Update December 2016: Swift 3.0.2 for all the RaspberryPi boards is now available here.

Update May 2016: For more recent binaries and building instructions, check out @pj4533 blog or Cameron Perry.

This short post just announces the availability of Swift 3.0 (February 15th snapshot) on ARMv6 (built on Raspbian).

Get it from DropBox

This will work with every RaspberryPi 1 (A,B,A+,B+) and the RaspberryPi Zero. If you have a RaspberryPi 2,3 or any other ARMv7 board remember that you can find pre-built Swift binaries more optimized for that specific platform here.

As an improvement from the Swift 2.2 release, this package also contains Foundation and XCTest, and it’s what i recomment you to use.

Once you have installed clang, that is the only dependency we need, to use the swift compiler, just download and decompress the archive:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clang

wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/smk3ek5lfa8ae09/swift-2016-02-15.tar.gz
tar xzf swift-2016-02-15.tar.gz

To compile a helloworld.swift:

./usr/bin/swiftc helloworld.swift

And as usual, SwiftyGPIO has been tested with this release on a RaspberryPi A and works as expected.

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