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Swift3 Swift4 Swift5 tuxOS ARM

Playing with dockerizing Swift for Raspberry Pi.

Inspired by uraimo/buildSwiftOnARM.

Also note the companion project: swift-mac2arm-x-compile-toolchain, a cross compiler toolchain which allows you to build Raspi Swift binaries on macOS (and the reverse for the fun of it!).

Running Swift w/ Docker on macOS


docker run --rm  helje5/rpi-swift swift --version
Swift version 3.1 (swift-3.1-RELEASE)
Target: armv7-unknown-linux-gnueabihf

There is also an image which includes Emacs, vi, etc:

docker run -it --rm  helje5/rpi-swift-dev bash

Note that the REPL doesn't work on the Raspi.


Want to run Server Side Swift on a Raspberry Pi? Use mod_swift.


As of 2018-04-05 the latest working Swift version for Raspi is Swift 3.1.1.

We do provide a docker image for 4.1.0. It basically works, but isn't stable (e.g. crashes on some operations). It also doesn't include the Swift Package Manager.

Setup Raspi w/ Docker and remote-control it from macOS

Moved to Wiki:

Building Swift w/ Docker on macOS

Moved to Wiki:


No idea, still investigating this :-)


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There is the swift-arm Slack channel if you have questions about running Swift on ARM/Raspberry Pi.