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Get ROOT Sources

To obtain the ROOT sources you can either download a specific version from the download page or access the Git repository directly. You can also browse the repository directly.

Sources from released versions

ROOT's sources can be downloaded for each of the releases and unpacked with

$ wget<version>.source.tar.gz
$ tar -zxf root_<version>.source.tar.gz

Direct Git repository access

Unlike many other projects, ROOT's master branch is expected to always work. It is a snapshot of the current development; we appreciate feedback from people using it. The main advantages of using the trunk are:

  • you get the most recent features
  • you can easily benefit from bug fixes should you find one
  • to fix or extend ROOT you can change ROOT's sources yourself and send the changes (git diff) as feedback

The entire ROOT source can be obtained from our public Git repository:

$ git clone

A specific tag can be obtained using:

$ cd root
$ git tag -l
$ git checkout -b v6-12-06 v6-12-06