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At this point, the Project Menu is used to open an existing project with the Open Project menu item or a new project is created with the New Project menu item. In this example, New Project is chosen and AbsoftTools displays the Set Options dialog as shown below:
The Set Options dialog is used for configuration when a project is created. It is also used after project creation to add, remove or change options. Project options are divided into six categories or pages: General, Target, Fortran, C/C++, Linker, and Resources. In the General page for the VFFT library, a project name is set so that the project can be saved and reloaded, a name has been specified for the final output file created when the project is built, and a directory has been selected to store the project file, intermediate build files and final output file. When creating an executable application, arguments to pass to the program when it is launched from within AbsoftTools can be specified as well.
Although not used it this example, the General options page can also be used to add pre-defined plugins, such as the Lapack, Blas or PLplot libraries to a project. Selecting a plugin automatically adds necessary libraries, module paths and compiler options to the project.
This page is also used
to specify scripts or batch files to be executed before and after
a project's build process. Possible uses for these scripts include
executing source code control commands before the project build
is started or copying the final target file and other files created
during the build process, such as Fortran 90 modules files, to another