Version 3.20 Released

Posted on Aug. 18, 2021

Approximatrix is happy to announce the release of version 3.20 of Simply Fortran. This release includes an updated compiler on macOS and Windows, bug fixes to the development environment, and optional changes to the development environment's user interface.

On Windows and macOS, Simply Fortran now includes GNU Fortran 11.2, the latest version of the compiler suite. Our builds of this compiler suite continue to support Windows XP through 10 on both 32- and 64-bit x86 architectures. Our macOS releases continue to include an optional "legacy" build that should function perfectly on 64-bit Intel macOS version 10.6.8 and later.

The development environment received multiple bug fixes with this release. Renaming Fortran elements should once again work after fixing a broken filename handling routine. Printing when in dark mode should now produce expected black text on a white background. Simply Fortran's shutdown operations on GNU/Linux and macOS should now operate properly and finish faster. Breakpoints should now work if spaces exist in the relative paths to files. References to debugging on Apple silicon macOS have been eliminated for the time being. Additional menu fixes for macOS have been added for times when dialogs are shown.

On macOS and GNU/Linux, a new, optional graphical mode using a "header bar" can now be enabled in the Appearance and Behavior window. This mode removes the title bar from Simply Fortran and instead presents a more compact header for the window with a simplified toolbar. This mode can provide a more modern look and feel on these platforms, though theming on macOS is not yet complete.

A printing issue on macOS continues to persist with this release. We are currently working to resolve it, and new macOS builds should follow this release shortly.

The latest version is available now from the Download page.

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