Your welcome. From what I’ve seen, the PGI compilers generate very good code for Core 2 Duo. However, we still have more to learn about this new processor, so expect further improvements in the future.
Our web master has the Linux 6.2-2 package and is currently updating the web site. Also, it appears that all but one of the issues relating to the new Microsoft Tools package (and the reason for the delay) have been resolved. However, we need to put the compilers through our QA process. So barring any other major problems, we’re shooting for a Sept. 7th release.
Although the new Win32 compilers are very different “under the hood” than their predecessors, they work just the same. So “-L” and “-l” still select a library path and a specific library. The actual system libraries used have changed from MIGNW to Microsoft, but as a user, you shouldn’t notice this.
You might encounter some porting issues using the Microsoft header files and Fortran to C calling conventions. I’ll try an put together a FAQ with some of porting issues I’ve encounter and perhaps others can post their experiences.
Instead of the old antiquated CYGWIN we use to ship, we now included a more modern version. You can even install your own copy if you like. We include CYGWIN just as a convenient shell environment for those who are porting from Linux but have no dependency on it. You can just as easily compile from DOS or Portland Visual Fortran (PVF). However, CYGWIN GCC compiled objects or the CYGWIN system libraries may not be compatible.
Thanks for your support Chris! Your one of the few non-PGI employed users to post answers to these Forums, and I appreciate the help!