New builds of gfortran and llvm-gfortran available

For those in our MacResearch community that use Fortran in their work - new binaries for the GNU F90 compiler, gfortran are available on my site: These were created using current development sources from the GCC 4.4 branch. I'm including direct links to these binaries below. To install, you simply have to execute a sudo tar -xvf gfortran-leopard-intel-bin.tar -C / after downloading the tarball. The binaries get installed in /usr/local.

gfortran for PowerPC
gfortran for Intel

Recently, I also built binaries for LLVM based gfortran. LLVM is compiler technology that Apple appears to be interesting in pursuing. For now, on my limited tests, llvm-gfortran compiled executables appear to not perform as well as the standard gfortran above. However, that situation is likely to improve in the near future. If you would like to try llvm-gfortran, below are direct links to the binaries.

LLVM gfortran for PowerPC
LLVM gfortran for Intel

Please note that you'll need Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) with the most recent Developer Tools suite (XCode 3.1) for these binaries to function properly. XCode 3.1 is available as a free download from Apple's Developer Connection. MacResearch will probably create an Apple installer package for these gfortran binaries soon.