Project Description
Allows you to build ROOT (http://root.cern.ch) sources easily on your local Windows machine using Visual Studio 2003, 2005, and 2008. It supports debugging ROOT using VSIDE as well.

ROOT Build Builder

Building the ROOT analysis tools on Windows can be a bit painful: normally you have to install cygwin (huge!), and then you use the command line. This is too bad because Windows has a great development environment along with a good integrated debugger. This tool attempts to bridge the two build worlds on Windows:
  • A MSVC IDE ROOT project is created, including all the source code for the version of ROOT you are building.
  • You can build ROOT in debug mode or perhaps release mode with debug information, or even just plane release mode.
  • Clicking "build" will build the project using MinGW's make tools and sh.
  • You can set break points in the source file in the same way that you would usually. Clicking "debug" will start up ROOT and correctly stop at a break point.
  • VS2003, VS2005, VS2008, and VS2010 are all supported. But please read the notes, especially if you are using 2003! Note that at this point only 2008 and 2010 are getting tested regularly!
The tool is very simple to use!

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This Project Was Moved

This project was hosted on source forge; I moved it over here.

Last edited Dec 22, 2010 at 7:46 AM by gwatts, version 10