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ROOT Builder v1.31 February 26, 2009

Posted by gordonwatts in ROOT, ROOT Builder.
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There are only three weeks left to term! I can’t wait! And now for something a little bit different…

This weekend I took a few hours off and finished up some remaining work on a tool Axel and I created a year ago, ROOT Builder. This is a very small windows utility that is useful if you want to build ROOT from source on your computer.

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When you hit the “Generate Project” button it will create a VS 2008, 2005, or 2003 project that you can then edit and access in the IDE. Unfortunately, this is still using the ROOT make file and not a native VS IDE project (which means the build is a bit slow). However, if you decide to build debug mode then this will allow you to hit “debug” and step into ROOT right away. Very handy for those odd I/O bugs that you can’t solve with Philippe’s help! ;-)

Let me know if you have any questions.

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1. Gordon Stangler - February 26, 2009

You have three weeks until the end of the term?

When do you start? How many terms do you have? Your adoring fans must know!

2. gordonwatts - February 26, 2009

Thanks, Gordon! :-)

We are on the quarter system at UW. I counted once — over the course of three quarters we are in classes 2 weeks more than a semester school I compared to. Fall quarter usually starts around Oct 1 or just a bit before – so nice and late. Ends in mid December. The Winter quarter, however, starts on Jan 4 or similar and goes to spring break in mid march. A week later is the spring quarter, which lasts until early June. So we are a month later finishing up compared to the semester system.

I’m teaching a 2 quater long grad course this year, with spring an undergraduate lab. The grad course has been a huge amount of prep time – much more than every other class I’ve ever taken.


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