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Simply Fortran 2.34 Released!

Posted on Jan. 27, 2017

Approximatrix is happy to announce the release of Simply Fortran 2.34 for all supported platforms. This latest release includes major improvements to the macOS and GNU/Linux editions, fixes for macOS users, and internal improvements and bug fixes for all supported platforms.

The macOS and GNU/Linux editions now include the ability to create new editor panels by right-clicking on a tab and selecting "Move To...," identical in functionality to the Windows version. This user-requested feature can help with grouping similar tabs, separating Build Status and Console windows from editor tabs, and generally improving productivity by allowing viewing of multiple files simultaneously.

A major issue with the macOS version that caused programs to work in the Console tab exactly once on modern macOS releases has been resolved. Launching an executable would generate output only on its first launch, and subsequent launches would produce no output or interactivity. The bug fix also alleviates possible debugging issues caused by this same bug. All macOS users are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible.

The GNU/Linux version's Build Status tab and syntax checking results should now display sensible strings on all distributions. Users had reported issues on Ubuntu, in particular, where nonsense characters would appear in error and warning messages generated by the compiler. The messages are now properly formatted.

All three platforms received internal bug fixes that should be transparent to the user. The integrated development environment should have slightly improved speed and stability due to fixes in debugger interfacing and editor tab handling.

The latest release is available immediately on the Download page. Users are encouraged to purchase a Simply Fortran license to ensure its ongoing development.

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