Setup Solana BPF Toolchain on Windows
How to setup for the Solana Pathway on Windows
The Rust BPF toolchain is not available for Windows. This means that compiling Solana programs cannot be performed in a Windows development environment. The following software is required to set up and complete the Solana Pathway on a computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system:
Windows 10 Home machines must meet the following requirements to install Docker Desktop:
- Install Windows 10, version 1903 or higher.
- The following hardware prerequisites are required to successfully run WSL2 on Windows 10 Home:
- 4GB system RAM
- It is also important to make sure your PATH in the WSL environment includes the location of the Solana release you have installed, such as
Once WSL is installed and you can access it through the Windows command prompt, you can continue to follow the setup instructions for the Rust toolchain in the Solana Pathway. This will enable you to compile Solana programs on a computer running Microsoft Windows, within the WSL environment.
Happy building! 😁