Simply Fortran 3.5 Available
Posted on Aug. 12, 2019
Approximatrix is happy to announce the release of version 3.5 of Simply Fortran. This release brings major upgrades to the overall package on Windows and macOS, and adds numerous minor features and bug fixes to the development environment. The GNU Fortran compiler has been updated to version 9.1.0 on Windows and macOS, which incorporates asynchronous input and output for Fortran code on these platforms. Simply Fortran's compiler on Windows handles asynchronous operations using native threading unlike the default configuration, simplifying the build process and eliminating possible external dependencies in compiled Fortran code.
The integrated development environment now includes the option to manually trigger autocomplete rather than automatically popping up autocompletion lists. This minor change makes typing considerably more efficient in many cases when autocompletion is unnecessary. The ability to export a simple CMake instruction file has been added to the development environment's "Export" submenu. A possible crash due to an invalid memory access when creating a Makefile has been corrected.
The development environment on macOS and GNU/Linux now properly warns users of unsaved work when closing Simply Fortran or closing a single editor tab. This behavior was already present on Windows versions, but it hadn't been included on the other two platforms. The default dark theme on Windows has been lightened somewhat for better aesthetics.