How-to Quick-Start with Swift Programming on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 32-64bit

January 26th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Swift Quick-Start for Mint 18.1 Serena




Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Swift Compiler and Getting-Started with Swift Programming on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS 32/64bit GNU/Linux.

Swift is a programming language for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS apps that builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility.

Swift‘s clean slate, backed by the mature and much-loved Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, is an opportunity to reimagine how software development works.

The Swift compiler is principally responsible for translating Swift source code into efficient, executable machine code.

However, the Swift compiler front-end also supports a number of other tools, including IDE integration with syntax coloring, code completion, and other conveniences.

Swift Quick-Start for Mint 18.1 Serena - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Swift Quick-Start for Mint 18.1 Serena - Open Terminal
  2. Install the Required Package

    sudo apt install clang

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution




  3. Download Swift Release for Mint Linux

    Swift Latest Release
  4. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Swift Quick-Start for Mint 18.1 Serena - extraction
  5. Relocate the Swift stuff

    sudo mv /tmp/swift* /opt/swift
  6. Amending the User PATH

    echo 'export PATH=/opt/swift/usr/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bashrc

    ReLoad the PATH simply with:

    bash
  7. Testing Swift Installation

    swift --version

    In Output you should see the Swift version notice…

  8. How-to Quick-Start with Swift Programming

    Swift ePub Docs

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