Intel Compiler support For Mac OS* X 10.7 and Xcode* 4.1

THIS ARTICLE IS OLD AND NO LONGER APPLICABLE. Lion support was added in the version 12.1 compilers.

Product :
Intel Compilers for Mac OS* X

Operating System : Mac OS* X 10.7 aka "Lion"

Support Status: July 19, 2011

Intel Fortran Composer XE 2011 for Mac OS* X and the Intel C++ Composer XE 2011 for Mac OS* X do not officially support use under Mac OS* X 10.7 "Lion". This also applies to official support for integration into Xcode 4.1 - this configuration is not supported at this time.

At this time Intel does not officially support use under Mac OS* X 10.7 and/or integration into Xcode* 4.1.

Compilers versions 11.1 and older are known to NOT work under Lion, and these older compilers will not be updated to work for Lion.

A future update of the 12.x compiler will support Lion, but the currently released 12.0 Update 4 also does NOT support Lion.

Do not upgrade to Lion if you need a working Intel compiler until we officially support Lion.

Official Intel compiler support for Lion will occur sometime after official release of Lion by Apple, whenever that may be.  Typically, Intel attempts to have a compiler update or release to support a major Mac OS* X release within 3 months or less of official launch.  Intel will alert customers to official support in the Release Notes of a compiler update or major release along with notices on our User Forums:

C++ User Forum:  /en-us/forums/intel-c-compiler/
Fortran Linux/Mac User Forum:  /en-us/forums/intel-fortran-compiler-for-linux-and-mac-os-x/

While official support is currently not available, users may find that their existing Intel compilers for Mac OS X may or may not work as expected in this environment.  We do begin early testing during beta phases of Lion and will attempt to make our compilers compatible as soon as possible after official release.  Official support will follow official release of Lion and sufficient time to qualify our compilers under the officially released OS, and must synchronize with our internal release schedules for the compilers.  Again, typically this is 3 months or less after official OS release.

Fortran Note:  The Intel Fortran compiler integration into Xcode is a "Limited Feature", meaning that not all functionality within Xcode is available to Fortran users.  In particular, module dependencies are not detected and not respected: a user must manually compile modules in dependency sequence.  Also, the built-in Xcode debugger is not Fortran language aware, making debug rudimentary and problematic.  These and other current "Limited Feature" Fortran integrations into Xcode are also expected in the integration into Xcode 4.1.  This does not apply to users of Intel C++ for Mac OS X.


For a complete list of support resources, Forum, Downloads, Licensing, and other resources for Intel Fortran Compiler for Mac OS* X, visit our Knowledge Base here:  /en-us/articles/intel-fortran-compiler-for-mac-os-x-kb-home

For a complete list of support resources, Forum, Downloads, Licensing, and other resources for Intel C/C++ Compiler for Mac OS* X, visit our Knowledge Base here:  /en-us/articles/intel-c-compiler-for-mac-os-x-kb-home

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