Nov 10

November 11, 2019: Problems with installation and compiling files on macOS Catalina

On the new macOS Catalina, Apple has finally removed terminal access to the “Documents” and the “Download” folder for security purposes. As a result, when you download an installation file from this website (into Documents or Downloads”) and try to execute the respective install_fortran.command file, it will not execute correctly. To solve this issue, please copy the installation files into another folder of yours, e.g. create a folder “Programming” in your home directory. If you install fortran from there, installation (and uninstallation) should run smoothly.

The same is true when compiling, building and executing Fortran (.f90) files. You can not do this within your Documents or Download folder anymore. Please copy your source files to another folder, again e.g. create a folder “Programming” in your home directory. There, running your Fortran programs should work.

There are some fixed for this issue on the internet. Yet, they involve changing access privileges to your hard drive, which I can not recommend at this point. If anyone still has problems with this or some solution suggestions, please open a thread on the forum.

Mar 13

March 13, 2019: Update of the Toolbox as well as Mac and Windows Installation Packages

On March, 2019, we released an update (Version 1.2: 9 March 2019) of the toolbox as well as an update of the Mac and Windows installation packages. The toolbox had to be updated in order to be consistent with the new version of gnuplot on macOS Mojave installed through homebrew, which doesn’t feature a wxt terminal anymore. Users for which the current installation of Fortran and the toolbox do work fine will not need to update anything. Users who want to install or update Fortran on macOS Mojave should use the new installation routines. If you already have a version of our Fortran compiler and routines installed on your Mac and recently updated to macOS Mojave, we suggest to first run the file uninstall_fortran.command in order to uninstall all Fortran routines from your system. Once your current Fortran package was removed, run the file install_fortran.command and follow the standard installation instructions. The new toolbox is automatically included in the Fortran installation routines.

We also released an update (Version 1.2: 9 March 2019) of the Windows Fortran installation package. In this package we updated

  • cygwin to its latest stable version 3.0.3
  • gnuplot to its latest stable version 5.2.6
  • geany to its latest stable version 1.34.1

There is no urgent need to update your system. However, if you want to do so, go to the Compiler section and download the latest Windows installation package. IMPORTANT: Once you unpacked the installation package, first run the file uninstall_fortran.bat. This will remove the current Fortran release as well as any other additional software from your computer. Once your current Fortran package was removed, run the file install_fortran.bat and follow the standard installation instructions.

Jun 18

June 18, 2018: Update of the Toolbox and Windows Fortran Routines

On June 18, 2018, we released an update (Version 1.1: June 18, 2018) of the toolbox. The previous version of the toolbox could not be compiled with older versions of gfortran using our standard compiler settings. The present version of the toolbox is now downward compatible up to gfortran 4.9. Users who already installed Fortran on their system using our installation routines can simply download the new toolbox installation package from the Toolbox section of the website. Just choose your operating system, download the respective package and run the toolbox installation file. If you haven’t installed Fortran on your computer yet, the new toolbox will be included automatically in the installation routines, which you can download in the Compiler section.

On June 18, 2018 we also released an update (Version 1.1: June 18, 2018) of the Windows Fortran installation package. In this package we updated

  • cygwin to its latest stable version 2.10.0
  • gnuplot to its latest stable version 5.2.4
  • geany to its latest stable version 1.33

There is no urgent need to update your system. However, if you want to do so, go to the Compiler section and download the latest Windows installation package. IMPORTANT: Once you unpacked the installation package, first run the file uninstall_fortran.bat. This will remove the current Fortran release as well as any other additional software from your computer. Once your current Fortran package was removed, run the file install_fortran.bat and follow the standard installation instructions.