Release 6.30/02 - 2023-11-28
This release addresses a security issue found after the initial release of 6.30.00. Please upgrade!
Other than that, these are the highlights for 6.30.00 and 6.30.02:
RDataFrame now has a ProgressBar to do the obvious
and RDatasetSpec to programmatically define metadata and input files.
See that in action in the tutorial
RDataFrame - just like many other parts of ROOT - got a performance boost!
A new plot type,
TScatter is now available:
it’s able to draw a scatter plot of four variables in a single plot.
Minuit2 is now the default minimizer.
In other news, this release adds support for GCC 13 and macOS 14. It requires C++17. Python2 support is now deprecated.
The release notes for this release can be found here.
Instead of manually downloading this binary, please explore first whether your package manager already provides this version. This way, you will automatically keep up-to-date with the latest stable versions with no manual maintenance on your side.
Installations in CVMFS
Standalone installations with minimal external dependencies are available at:
The entire ROOT source can be obtained from our public Git repository:
git clone https://github.com/root-project/root.git
The release specific tag can be obtained using:
git checkout -b v6-30-02 v6-30-02
Windows 10/7/… are supported. We offer two packaging types:
- exe: a regular Windows installer package also setting up the required environment variables. With uninstall via “Control Panel” / “Add or Remove Programs”. Simply download and start. You can double-click ROOT to run it; ROOT files get registered with Windows.
- tar: unpack e.g. with 7zip. Start ROOT in a Microsoft Visual Studio Prompt (in Start / Programs / Microsoft Visual Studio / Tools). If you installed ROOT to C:\root then call C:\root\bin\thisroot.bat before using ROOT to set up required environment variables.
Important installation notes
- You must download the binary built with the exact same version of Visual Studio than the one installed on your system.
- Do not untar in a directory with a name containing blank characters.
- Take the release version if performance matters.
- If you want to debug your code you need the ROOT debug build (you cannot mix release / debug builds due to a Microsoft restriction).