The effort to build a new community around Fortran started at the beginning of 2020
and was initially led by Ondřej Čertík  and Milan Curcic .
Starting in several discussions around ambitious proposals for the Fortran Standards
Committee, the Fortran Standard Library (
stdlib) , the Fortran
Package Manager (
fpm)  and the
webpage with new logo  were created.
With the new webpage and projects attracting more contributors, the Fortran-lang discourse
was created to provide a place for general discussions around all the things Fortran,
announcing newly started projects, getting help, etc.
Since its creation the Fortran-lang community was joined by hundreds of contributors.
Incubator J3 repo#
The Fortran Standard Library
Created in the late 2019 the Fortran Standard Library provides a community driven and agreed upon de facto “standard” library for Fortran. The library is a collection of modules that provide a wide range of functionality, including: containers, sorting, searching, linear algebra, unities, fast Fourier transforms, and more.
The Fortran Package Manager
Fortran Package Manager (fpm) is a package manager and build system for Fortran. Its key goal is to improve the user experience of Fortran programmers. It does so by making it easier to build your Fortran program or library, run the executables, tests, and examples, and distribute it as a dependency to other Fortran projects. Fpm’s user interface is modeled after Rust’s Cargo, so if you’re familiar with that tool, you will feel at home with fpm. Fpm’s long term vision is to nurture and grow the ecosystem of modern Fortran applications and libraries.
Fortran Package Index#
Project migration to Fortran-lang#
Over time crucial projects to the Fortran community were migrated to the Fortran-lang organization to allow for community collaboration and to ensure long-term sustainability of the projects.
Modern Fortran for Visual Studio Code is feature-rich Visual extension
for Fortran originally created by
Miguel Carvajal and maintained by Giannis Nikiteas.
The extension migrated in early 2022 to the Fortran-lang organization
to improve integration with other Fortran-lang projects such as
and allow for easier community collaboration.
fortls is a Fortran language server created by Giannis Nikiteas
in late 2019. The project started as a fork of the
fortran-language-server but quickly diverged from it
both in terms of features and codebase. The project migrated to the
Fortran-lang organization in late 2022 to allow for easier community
In April 2022, members of the Fortran-lang community published a paper in
Computing in Science & Engineering titled The State of Fortran
providing an overview of the language and its ecosystem.
The paper focused on the ongoing efforts
of developing the Fortran standard library (
and the Fortran package manager (
fostering a friendly and welcoming community online (
improving compiler support and language feature development.