Topic: Apple silicon support

Hi,

When will Simply Fortran have support for Apple Silicon? How soon after the first products with the new chips come out?

Thanks,
Ranjith

Re: Apple silicon support

At this time, many libraries on which our development environment depends do not work on Apple's ARM64 architecture yet (specifically GTK+).  Additionally, the GNU compiler won't support Apple chips until the 11.0 release series.  We might be able to ship preview versions of the compiler before then (which we normally try to avoid).

I would guess it will be months after the release of ARM64-powered Macs that we'd have a release ready.  1st quarter 2021 might be too optimistic.

Jeff Armstrong
Approximatrix, LLC

3 (edited by ranjith 2020-09-18 14:43:37)

Re: Apple silicon support

Thanks for the reply.

Will current versions of Simply Fortran and gfortran work with Apple Silicon under Rosetta, if not natively? Are you testing with macOS 11 beta?

Thanks,
Ranjith

Re: Apple silicon support

It should work fine under Rosetta, but we don't have an ARM64 Apple developer system right now.  I can't say for sure.  We have not started testing with macOS 11 yet, but there is no reason to think it wouldn't work.

Jeff Armstrong
Approximatrix, LLC