News/2006-01-30: New ROOT version 5.08.00 to be installed tonight
Bugfix update b of root version 5.08.00 is now available on SL3 as both 32-bit and 64-bit builds. See the release notes for the long list of improvements and new features. Find more info on the new ROOT_Status page.
This is the complete changelog entry from the RPM package:
- new major version - update Users Guide to 5_08 - build against openssl-0.9.8a, krb5-1.4.2 - build with pythia6 support on x86_64 as well - introduced a macro for the pythia version - enabled new options mathcore, mathmore, reflex, cintex, roofit, minuit2 - other new features (splot, smatrix, xrootd) are enabled by default - re-enabled html pages build - works for me ;-) - introduced a convention for dealing with upstrem bugfix release: - see http://root.cern.ch/root/Version50800-patches.news.html - 5.08/00b becomes root-5.08.00-b.<desy release> - the "upd" macro should hold "b" - native dcache access through the generic interface is known NOT to work: - fails: TFile::Open("dcap:///acs/...") - segfault on 32-bit, error "file not existing" on 64-bit - probably got broken when GFAL support was introduced - works: new TDCacheFile("/acs/...") - works after "LD_PRELOAD=.../libpdcap.so root": TFile::Open("/acs/...") - all this was tested with dcache-1.2.39 for SL3/ia32 and (native) SL3/amd64 - add some more info to the description - qt on amd64 not tested, left disabled