Absoft Corp. has released
Pro Fortran Compiler Suite 9.0, an upgrade to the company’s Fortran tool kit that’s optimized for use with the Power Mac G5 and features Fortran 95 and C/C++ compilers, Fx2 Debugger, free graphics libraries and an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that offers graphic interfaces for Pro Fortran, IBM XL Fortran, IBM XL C/C++ and gcc compilers. In addition, it comes with such third party tools and libraries as VAST, IMSL and LAPACK90. Upgrades from Pro Fortran Compiler Suite 8.0 or earlier are US$399 while upgrades from version 8.2 or higher are $299, and full licenses are $899, with academic licenses available for $675. Absoft also offers floating and volume purchase licenses. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2, a G3 processor (G4 or G5 recommended), 128MB RAM and 60MB hard drive space.