So I came across this recently, and unlike the previous version I had for Windows 3.1, This version is for Windows NT.Â And unlike the Windows 3.1 version this version does actually run on the shipping version of Windows NT 3.1, and thus will work all the though including Windows 10 on x64.Â The setup program unfortunately doesn’t complete leaving it ‘unlicensed’ however it’ll still run.
The diskettes for the Windows 3.1 version I have are dated 11-23-93, but once installed the compiler is actually from February of 1993, with the Windows NT version being dated October of 1993.
So the nice thing with the Windows NT version is that you don’t have to mess with the compiler, and linker, it’ll just run.Â And just like Visual C++ 1.0 / 1.10 for NT the linker doing a release build will always result in an exe being at least 2 megabytes in size.
I know that this is pretty much useless for 99.9999% of people.Â Yes it’s ancient Fortran.Â Yes Fortran PowerStation 4.0 is far more comprehensive.Â Yes after it was sold to Compaq as part of some deal over the collapse of Dec & Windows NT, then sold out to Intel.Â And GFortran is free.
But here we go.
32bit Fortran from 1993 in 2018!