Cross compile Cargo project to Windows MSVC target with ease


Keywords
windows, cargo, msvc, cargo-subcommand, cargo-xwin, clang-cl, lld, lld-link, xwin, xwinbuild
License
MIT
Install
pip install cargo-xwin==0.17.0

Documentation

cargo-xwin

formerly cargo-xwinbuild

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Cross compile Cargo project to Windows msvc target with ease.

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Prerequisite

  1. For pure Rust project, no prerequisites needed.
  2. For C/C++ dependencies, install clang (On macOS run brew install llvm and you're good to go).
  3. For assembly dependencies, install llvm-tools-preview component via rustup component add llvm-tools-preview or install llvm.

Installation

cargo install cargo-xwin

You can also install it using pip:

pip install cargo-xwin

We also provide a Docker image which has wine pre-installed in addition to cargo-xwin and Rust, for example to build for x86_64 Windows:

docker run --rm -it -v $(pwd):/io -w /io messense/cargo-xwin \
  cargo xwin build --release --target x86_64-pc-windows-msvc

Usage

  1. Install Rust Windows msvc target via rustup, for example, rustup target add x86_64-pc-windows-msvc
  2. Run cargo xwin build, for example, cargo xwin build --target x86_64-pc-windows-msvc

Run tests with wine

With wine installed, you can run tests with the cargo xwin test command, for example, cargo xwin test --target x86_64-pc-windows-msvc

Customization

The Microsoft CRT and Windows SDK can be customized using the following environment variables or CLI options.

Environment Variable CLI option Description
XWIN_ARCH --xwin-arch The architectures to include, defaults to x86_64,aarch64, possible values: x86, x86_64, aarch, aarch64
XWIN_VARIANT --xwin-variant The variants to include, defaults to desktop, possible values: desktop, onecore, spectre
XWIN_VERSION --xwin-version The version to retrieve, defaults to 16, can either be a major version of 15 or 16, or a <major>.<minor> version
XWIN_CACHE_DIR --xwin-cache-dir xwin cache directory to put CRT and SDK files
XWIN_INCLUDE_DEBUG_LIBS --xwin-include-debug-libs Whether or not to include debug libs in installation (default false).

CMake Support

Some Rust crates use the cmake crate to build C/C++ dependencies, cargo-xwin will generate a CMake toolchain file automatically to make cross compilation work out of the box.

ninja is required to enable CMake support.

License

This work is released under the MIT license. A copy of the license is provided in the LICENSE file.