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Swift Development Container
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Bitnami Swift Development Container


Local workspace

$ mkdir ~/myapp && cd ~/myapp
$ curl -LO
$ docker-compose up

Why use Bitnami Images?

  • Bitnami closely tracks upstream source changes and promptly publishes new versions of this image using our automated systems.
  • With Bitnami images the latest bug fixes and features are available as soon as possible.
  • Bitnami containers, virtual machines and cloud images use the same components and configuration approach - making it easy to switch between formats based on your project needs.
  • Bitnami images are built on CircleCI and automatically pushed to the Docker Hub.
  • All our images are based on minideb a minimalist Debian based container image which gives you a small base container image and the familiarity of a leading linux distribution.


Swift is a general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns.

The Bitnami Swift Development Container has been carefully engineered to provide you and your team with a highly reproducible Swift development environment. We hope you find the Bitnami Swift Development Container useful in your quest for world domination. Happy hacking!

Learn more about Bitnami Development Containers.

Getting started

The quickest way to get started with the Bitnami Swift Development Container is using docker-compose.

Begin by creating a directory for your Swift application:

mkdir ~/myapp
cd ~/myapp

Download the docker-compose.yml file in the application directory:

$ curl -LO

Next, launch the Swift application development environment using:

$ docker-compose up

The above command creates a container service for Swift development and bootstraps a new Swift application, named myapp in working directory. You can use your favorite IDE for developing the application.

Executing commands

Commands can be launched inside the myapp Swift Development Container with docker-compose using the exec command.


The exec command was added to docker-compose in release 1.7.0. Please ensure that you're using docker-compose version 1.7.0 or higher.

The general structure of the exec command is:

$ docker-compose exec <service> <command>

, where <service> is the name of the container service as described in the docker-compose.yml file and <command> is the command you want to launch inside the service.

To see the Swift version currently installed:

$ docker-compose run myapp swift --version

You can create your swift project:

$ docker-compose run myapp mkdir yourapp
$ docker-compose run myapp swift package init --type executable -C yourapp

Then you can develop your swift code and when your app is ready to be build you can execute:

$ docker-compose run myapp swift build -C yourapp

Finally you can execute your app:

$ docker-compose run myapp yourapp/.build/debug/yourapp


If you encountered a problem running this container, you can file an issue. For us to provide better support, be sure to include the following information in your issue:

  • Host OS and version (uname -a)
  • Docker version (docker version)
  • Docker info (docker info)
  • Docker image version (echo $BITNAMI_IMAGE_VERSION inside the container)
  • Steps to reproduce the issue.


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