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ROOT Builder v1.32 April 30, 2009

Posted by gordonwatts in ROOT Builder.
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I mentioned a few weeks ago ROOT Builder, an app that allows you to build ROOT on your windows machine fairly easily. It turns out that version worked very well on x64 bit machines, but not so well on good-old 32 bit machines. I’ve fixed that issue now – v1.32 (a one line change of code, duh!).

BTW, it isn’t often that you would want to use this tool: it is pretty much meant only for experts. If you need a special build, or special command line switches, or you need source level debugging of what is going on inside root, etc…  Then this might be useful to you! :-)

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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