See also: FTN95 Revision History
- New feature: Import file added to Project Explorer menu.
- New feature: New Project with "ClearWin+ application" and "Create main file" leads to a simple designer that generates sample code.
- New feature: Project "Add new item" with Type "ClearWin+ dialog file" leads to a simple designer that generates sample code.
- New feature: ClearWin+ code can be added via a popup menu and design dialogs (uses Alt+W or a right click on "winio@").
- New feature: The integrated SDBG64 is now provided in a separate DLL called PlatoSdbg64.dll.
- New feature: Debug Pause button added for 64 bit integrated debugging.
- New feature: Edit copy, cut, delete and paste inhibited when outlining.
- New feature: "ISO ClearWin+ application" added to New Project (Project Type) for Intel Fortran and gFortran (Alt+X). Requires new cliplib.ini.
- New feature: Auto close output DOS box added.
- New feature: Auto complete (Ctrl+Shift+SPACE) for "program" etc. added.
- New feature: Auto complete (Ctrl+SPACE) for functions improved.
- Bug fix: WHERE/ELSE WHERE was not highlighted correctly.
- Bug fix: Minor fixes to the internal 64 bit debugger.
- New feature: New option to hide the edit box surrounding current line. See Settings(Miscellaneous).
- Bug fix: Read-only files now recognised when opening.
- Change: Open file dialog now has a dropdown menu on the Open button.
- Bug fix: Matching DO/ENDDO was crashing for very large "label" values.
- Change: Matching DO/ENDDO improved. Also removed the default under-score. Users with personalised syntax colouring may need to change this setting manually.
- Bug fix: Relative paths were not working for project references.
- Bug fix: Matching DO with label was not implemented for a end label without CONTINUE.
- Bug fix: Auto checking was deleting obj files despite use of /no_code.
- New feature: Added option to set large toolbar icons.
- New feature: Added Windows Keys for V (clipboard history) and E (open File Explorer).
- New feature: Autocompilation of Fortran source to show first error when editing.
- New feature: Files in protected (Progrem Files) folders can now be saved.
- New feature: A new option in the Settings dialog allows the equivalent of bracket matching for Fortran DO/ENDDO
- New feature: SDBG64 integration improved.
- New feature: Added syntax colouring for Fortran standard intrinsics.
- New feature: Added "auto complete" for Fortran routines (Ctrl+SPACE).
- New feature: Added "toggle gFortran" command (Alt+G).
- Bug fix: Macro recording was not working for 64 bit version.
- Bug fix: "Exclude from build" was not working for references.
- New feature: Upgraded to 64 bit application.
- New feature: Added integrated 64 bit FTN95 debugging.
- New feature: Added "Replace in Files" to "Find in Files".
- New feature: Modified "Find in Files" so that the user does not need to save changes.
New feature: Added "Paste from clipboard history".
- Changed the name of the app to Plato32 for the final 32 bit version
- New feature: Added DLL and LIB projects for x64.
- New feature: Added Simdem project samples.
- New feature: New Project path now automatically reflects the project name.
- New feature: Added /TABS option to FTN95 command line for fixed format files.
- New feature: Added use of gFortran to project configuration.
- Bug fix: Dependency checking was causing Plato to crash when adding multiple files and when removing files from a project.
- Bug fix: "Goto Line" was crashing for module procedures with more than 32 characters.
- New feature: FTN95 project compiler options extended to include new 64 bit options.
- New feature: In Fortran code, right click after "winio@(" to obtain a popup menu of winio@ format codes.
Select a format from the menu in order to insert it in the code.
- New feature: In Fortran code, right click before the closing square brackets in "winio@("%xx[...]" to obtain a
popup list of available options for %xx (which represents any format code).
Double click an option or press ENTER in order to insert an option in the code.
- SCC.chm and f77tut.chm now used in place of old .hlp files.
- In the "Find and Replace" dialog and the "Replace with" box, use "&.." within the "replace" text to represent
the "Find what" text. Alternatively use "&.clipName." to represent the clip named clipName in a category called
"User". Use one form or the other at most once at a time.
- Note: Notepad++ can display local strings of UTF-8 characters. To view these in Plato, use Notepad++ to copy the whole
file to the clipboard, paste into an new file using Plato and then save using the "Advanced Save Options" and
"UTF-8 without signature"
- Bug fix: Regression: Ctrl+C in runtime DOS box causes Plato to exit.
- Bug fix: Further work on "Rebuild Dependencies".
- New feature: Added "Debug x64" and "Checkmate x64" and launching of SDBG64. Checkmate only activates /debug for now.
- New feature: Added relative path for files in "Project Explorer" window.
- New feature: Added improved algorithm for building dependency order. Tested on project with 273 files. Absolute zero!
- New feature: Added "refresh Plato" accelerator key Alt+R.
- New feature: Added "make dirty" accelerator key Alt+D.
- Bug fix: "New Folder" in "Project Explorer" window was not working correctly.
- Bug fix: "Rebuild Dependencies" was failing for a large project because of a lost pointer.
- By default "Release x64" now targets FTN95 rather than gFortran. Can be configured to gFortran via the Options dialog
- New feature: "Find in files" now on a separate process thread so that the user can cancel via the Cancel button.
- Bug fix: Failure of palette dialog now resolved.
- Bug fix: Font face and size for source and output are now mirrored to avoid bug 4700. This avoids paint problems with "found" word and highlighting.
- Bug fix: Fixed Clip dialog and Named Bookmark dialog so that the size data saved now uses dialog units.
- Bug fix: A new blank file could have garbage on the first line.
- Bug fix: "Play Back Repeatedly" was locking Plato when "Find" not found message box was displayed.
- Bug fix: "File open" was randomly failing because an internal buffer was not explicitly null terminated.
- New feature: Added "Copy Full Path" and "Open Containing Folder" to tab context menu.
- Bug fix: The use of user-defined language settings was raising an exception when exiting Plato.
- Bug fix: Warning given on failure of palette dialog under Windows 8.
- New feature: The position of the FTN95.chm display window is now saved between calls and between Plato sessions.
- Bug fix: Cancel Build was causing session to terminate.
- Bug fix: Clicking on Console Close button was causing session to terminate.
- Bug fix: Tools menu item "Download/Locate gFortran" now dependent on ClearWin64.dll being on the PATH.
- New feature: Changed the default CLR_VER to 2.
- New feature: 64 bit functionality is now dependent on ClearWin64.dll being on the PATH.
- Bug fix: Commands "goto" etc. in "Find Results 2" output were being applied to "Find Results 1".
- Bug fix: Windows 7 taskbar behaviour was not programmed.
- New feature: Added 64 bit gFortran functionality via new x64 platform.
- New feature: Properties dialog for References is now platform dependent.
- New feature: Added /CFPP to project properties.
- New feature: Modified F1 help to recognise ClearWin+ format codes. Also added "See also" links to FTN95.chm.
- Bug fix: SPARAM must be an integer in Project Properties.
- Bug fix: Build toolbar floating position was not restored between sessions.
- Bug fix: Old project files without "Source Files" and "Include Files" headings were not being read correctly.
- New feature: Added item to main Window menu so that just two files can be tiled.
- New feature: Resizing now includes retiling where appropriate.
- New feature: Added buttons to Find-In-Files dialog so that previous results can be retrieved without searching again.
- New feature: Added simple image editing and resource file dependency checking.
- New feature: Upgraded Fortran 77 tutorial to 32bit help file.
- New feature: Rebuild command enabled when there is no project.
- New feature: By default, read all Plato application data from %APPDATA%\Silverfrost\FTN95\ with Plato.ini replacing Plato3.ini.
- New feature: Changed to MFC file tabs and docking features.
- New feature: Changed to dedicated Simdem for Silverfrost.
- New feature: Added ClearWin+ and Simdem projects to New Project.
- New feature: Added optional sample code for New Project.
- New feature: Added new source file folder option to Project Explorer. Files can be dragged from one folder to another.
- New feature: Added rename file option for source files in Project Explorer.
- New feature: Added option to create a solution for multiple projects.
- New feature: Non-project build now tests build dependency of included Fortran files (but these are not auto saved).
- New feature: HTML files now have a web view for editing.
- Bug fix: Added code to make toolbar gradient background refresh correctly on non-client paint.
- Bug fix: Items were being removed from the recent file list when they still existed.
- Bug fix: Increased buffer size on Open File dialog to allow reasonable number of multiple files.
- Bug fix: Project "shell" did not use the current configuration. Now it does.
- Bug fix: Command.OpenDosBox was not working.
- Bug fix: File menu crashed for some 32bit Windows 7 systems.
- Bug fix: Undo and Redo now disabled when files becomes ReadOnly (whilst debugging).
Improvement: A file is nolonger marked as modified after removing initial nulls. Warning given on Save.
- Bug fix: Breakpoint not deleted when line is deleted.
- Bug fix: Breakpoints not shown as grey line in SDBG.
- Bug fix: "Step into" button not disabled for .NET and Release.
- Bug fix: Vista style Open dialog does not show "Read only" etc.
For the moment under Vista only the toolbar button displays the Vista style with no options.
- New feature: Added -rlo SLINK option to Project "Reference" Properties.
- New feature: Added code to use .NET version 2 when version 1.x is not installed etc.
- Bug fix: Processing state not always reset when Build toolbar is not viewed.
- New feature: Colour printing added.
- New feature: Full integration with SDBG added.
- Bug fix: Lazy scrollbar in output window fixed.
- Bug fix: Lost cursor found when using repeat Find and Find in Files.
- New feature: Direct access to ClearWin+ help added to help menu.
- New feature: Spy tool added.
- New feature: Files that are nolonger existent are now removed from the recent file list.
- New feature: Added /CLR_VER to project properties.
- Bug fix: Restored compatibility with VS project file.
- Bug fix: Regression, change to UNICODE breaks reading ini file PATH from read-only Plato3.ini.
- Bug fix: Error converting version string in Help About.
- New feature: Alt-X converts hex value with leading zero into corresponding Unicode character
- Bug fix: Reference CopyLocal not saved for non-project
- Bug fix: Project Explorer does not refresh on closing project
- New feature: New option to Add Simdem references with associated functionality
- New feature: List of functions added to Goto dialog.
- New feature: Time limit added to dependency checking.
- Improvement: Source file names in the project file are now fully relative.
- Bug fix: Buffer overflow (UNICODE only) when saving lines with more than 2K characters.
- Bug fix: Windows 98 advanced menu problem - OS detected too late.
- New feature: Comment out and comment in buttons now work for imported languages.
- New feature: UNICODE is now the standard release.
- Bug fix: Clip library did not work for UNICODE.
- Bug fix: Problems with using accelerator keys adopted as default by Plato.
- New feature: Option to remove NULLs when opening a file.
- New feature: Open project from list of recent projects.
- New feature: View Windows Character Map.
- Regression: Allow non-project references when not .NET.
- New feature: Smart menu and toolbar backgrounds.
- New feature:Add files of given file type to project.
- New feature:Added project type for static library (LIB).
- New feature:Log file now created for each build command.
- Improvement:Project ID now changes when changing from EXE to DLL etc.
- Bug fix: Crashed when existing project opened via Explorer.
- New feature:New command to replace existing tabs with spaces in current file.
- Bug fix:Undo EXCHANGE should not test for tabs.
- Bug fix: Regression: File list order reverted.
- Bug fix: Leak fixed due to calling DeleteNodeList at wrong point on exit from project.
- New feature:Apply to All button added to Properties dialog.
- New feature:%t added to command options.
- New feature:Clean after change of project options refined to avoid unreasonable rebuilding.
- New feature:Build for .NET 2.0 or 1.1.
- New feature:Fortran tutorials added.
- Improved code:Link and file lists now kept in natural order. User may need to control link order.
- Bug fix: GetTarget() fixed so full path can be used for target.
- Improved code: Improved node list added for project source files as well as references.
- New feature:If user does not have write access to the compiler folder nor to the %SystemRoot% then find
Plato3.ini on the PATH.
Also administrator can replace Plato3.ini with file containing path of user Plato3.ini.
- New feature:References added to blank project
- New feature:Win32 references that are not on the path are now automatically copied to the project folder.
- Bug fix:File save now checked for write error.
- Upgrade: User plug-in improvedt.
- Configuration change: /P6 is nolonger set on by default.
- New feature:Option to switch off enhanced menus for Windows 2000/XP.
- New feature:Can now register .ftn95p with Explorer.
- New feature:Build message output with successful compilation.
- New feature:Can now comment-out HTML and uses old style C comments for selections that are not whole line.
- Bug fix:Matching bracket overlay in wrong position when bracket is first character on a line.
- Bug fix:Full rebuild of dependencies needed when files are added or removed from a project.
- Bug fix:Regression - Height of some dialogs needs correction.
- New feature:Auto indent works for more than one consecutive linefeed.
- New feature:Ctrl+Click past end of a line gives "free" caret.
- New feature:New project option "Build Uses Active Source Only".
- Bug fix:File restore causes crash when file has been deleted.
- Bug fix:Alt key does not always activate menu
- Bug fix:/CVF_EXTERNAL removed because it is redundant.
- New feature:New edit windows for Output and Find Results.
- New feature:References can have STDCALL property for use with /IMPORT_LIB.
- Bug fix:Build etc. not available when no project files are open.
- Bug fix:Cancel build does not break out of list of files to compile.
- Bug fix:Project can be closed during build process causing fatal error.
- Bug fix:Menu fonts do not work for Windows NT.
- Bug fix:Scanning file handles is too slow.
- Bug fix:Only one Monospaced font is displayed in Options dialog under Windows NT.
- New feature:SCC and user plug-ins added.
- Design change:Sets the current working directory to the project directory when running the target executable.
- Bug fix:Mouse down bug when opening a file
- Bug fix:Splash window not always centred
- Bug fix:Project Explorer window does not alway refresh
- Bug fix:GDI object leakage in enhanced menus and Output dialogs
- Bug fix:Problems opening remote project files
- Bug fix:Character cell dimensions not updated after font change
- New feature:Automatic file backup added.
- New feature:Wildcards added to Find dialog
- New feature:User defined syntax colouring added. Can also import syntax definition files.
- Bug fix:Margin after colour change, no OnIdle when toolbar hidden, etc.
- New feature:VS behaviour for HOME added as an option
- New feature:Option to show whitespace as symbols
- New feature:Alt+Shift+Arrow gives column selectio
- New feature:Basic method tips for standard and Salford routines added
- New feature:User console commands attached to accelerator keys
- Bug fix:Project file not in project folder could not be opened from Project Explorer
- New feature:Open as binary added.
- Bug fix:Compiler options that use quoted string parameters were not reloaded
Version 126.96.36.199 - Initial Full Release
- Bug fix: Buffer overflow when using right click in the code view (report from Zahid Aziz).
- New feature: Set project target and type across all configurations (for Wolf Krause).
- New feature: Clip library.
Version 188.8.131.52 - Beta 4
- Bug fix: Automatic bracket matching - adjacent brackets not highlighted
- Bug fix: Spawned DOS box, Close box caused shut down. Now gives standard warning
- Bug fix: Empty project target file name caused crash
- New feature: Wild cards can now be used to open multiple files from the command line
- New feature: S