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IBM Open XL Fortran for AIX 17.1.0



IBM Open XL Fortran for AIX 17.1.0 is now generally available.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides download options to obtain the package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

Supporting Documentation
Document Description

Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.

IBM Knowledge Center provides an entry point to product documentation. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.

You can also visit the IBM Open XL Fortran for AIX library to review additional documentation.

Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

IBM XL C, C++, and Fortran Compilers for POWER servers community developer forums and blog.


Prerequisites include:

Operating system:

  • IBM AIX V7.2 TL5 SP3

Disk space:

  • 250 MB

Installation Instructions

Review the following installation pages in the IBM Knowledge Center:

Review the Installing IBM Open XL Fortran for AIX, V17.1.0 page in the IBM Knowledge Center.

Review both the Default installation (AIX) and Nondefault installation (AIX) pages in the IBM Knowledge Center to see which procedure to use when installing XL Fortran for AIX.

Review the Testing the installation page in the IBM Knowledge Center for optional setup and verification procedures after installation.

Download Package

Download options
Access type Description

Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients are required to sign in to download the software package.

Clients ordering via the AAS or ESU channel are required to sign in to the Entitled Software Support (ESS) website to download the software package.

PartnerWorld users must sign in to the PartnerWorld website to access the Software Access Catalog.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a General Availability (GA) release. It contains new product enhancements and features.

Test Results


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known regressions to report.

Problems Solved

Defects resolved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

Review the following list of known issues and open defects:

There are no known issues report.

Open defects

Review the following list of open defects for IBM Open XL Fortran for AIX on the IBM Support Portal.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for IBM products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

Change History

What's new

For information about new features and enhancements, review the Announcement letter.

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Document Information

Modified date:
06 October 2021