Updated 2001/05/10

Sun WorkShop[tm] 6 update 2 Fortran 77 Readme


  1. Introduction
  2. About Sun WorkShop 6 update 2 Fortran 77
  3. New Features
  4. Software Corrections
  5. Problems and Workarounds
  6. Limitations and Incompatibilities
  7. Documentation Errata
  8. Shippable Libraries

A. Introduction

This document contains last-minute information about the release of the Sun WorkShop 6 update 2 Fortran 77 compiler. This document describes the software corrections addressed by this release and lists known problems, limitations, and incompatibilities.

For installation-related and late-breaking information about this release, see the Sun WorkShop 6 update 2 Release Notes. Information in the release notes overrides information in all readme files.

To access the release notes and the full Forte[tm]/Sun WorkShop[tm] set, point your Netscape[tm] 4.0 or compatible browser to the documentation index (file:/opt/SUNWspro/docs/index.html).

To view the text version of this readme, type the following at a command prompt:

   example% f77 -xhelp=readme
To access the HTML version of this readme, point your Netscape Communicator 4.0 or compatible browser to:
Note - If your Sun WorkShop software is not installed in the /opt directory, ask your system administrator for the equivalent path on your system.

B. About Sun WorkShop 6 update 2 Fortran 77

This release of Fortran 77 (f77) runs on SPARC[tm] running Solaris[tm] Platform Edition versions 2.6, 7 and 8, and is a second update to the Sun WorkShop 6 release.

Note - Fortran on Solaris Intel IA-32 Platforms Discontinued:
Development of the Fortran compilers (f77) and the Sun Performance Library for the Solaris Intel IA-32 platform has been discontinued.  We suggest you contact  the Portland Group (http://www.pgroup.com) about their development tools for the Solaris IA-32 platform.

C. New Features

New Features in this Release

Other than the item noted below, there are no new or changed features in this release of Sun WorkShop 6 update 2 Fortran 77.

Features in the Sun WorkShop 6 update 1 Release

The Sun WorkShop 6 update 1 release of Fortran 77 introduced the following features:

Features in the Sun WorkShop 6 Release

The Sun WorkShop 6 release of Fortran 77 introduced the following features:

D. Software Corrections

Many of the problems reported with previous releases of the Fortran 77 compiler have been corrected in this release.

E. Problems and Workarounds

There is no new information at this time. For updates, check Forte Developer Products Hot News , http://www.sun.com/forte/developer

F. Limitations and Incompatibilities

This section discusses the following incompatibilities between the Sun WorkShop 6 update 2 Fortran 77 Compiler and previous releases.

G. Documentation Errata

  The following errors will be corrected in the next release of the documentation.

H. Shippable Libraries

If your executable uses a Sun dynamic library listed in the file named below, your license includes the right to redistribute the library to your customer.

/opt/SUNWspro/READMEs/runtime.libraries     in a standard install of Sun WorkShop

You may not redistribute or otherwise disclose the header files, source code, object modules, or static libraries of object modules in any form.

The License to Use appears in the End User Object Code License, viewable from the back of the plastic case containing the CDROM.

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