Absoft announced on Thursday that their development IDE, currently included with Pro Fortran products for Windows and Mac, is being updated. The release of the new IDE is scheduled for Fall 2007 and will be available with Absoft v10 products for Windows, MacOS/Intel and new for Linux. Beta testers are being sought.
Absoft Pro Fortran v10 is a well-known Fortran solution for Mac OS/Intel. It installs and runs on either Tiger or Leopard and works in both 32-bit and 64-bit mode. Included with the products is a complete Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with programmeris editor, auto-make, graphical debugger, MRWE application framework, math libraries, graphics and free support.
The new IDE will be cross-platform, according to Wood Lotz, President of Absoft. The advantages are:
- Powerful, flexible and easy-to-use. Excellent for small or large projects.
- Native look and feel on Windows, Linux and Mac.
- Based on a single code base which means better support, faster bug fixes and easier addition of new features for all platforms.
- Productivity boost because there is only one learning curve for all platforms.
Mr. Lotz said that interested and qualified users who wish to beta test should send an e-mail to email@example.com with contact details including qualifications, system platform (Windows, MacOS/Intel, Linux), OS (XP, Tiger, RedHat etc.) and environment (32-bit and/or 64-bit).