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ITP: root -- An object oriented data analysis framework

Followup-For: Bug #325306
Package: wnpp
Owner: Christian Holm Christensen <cholm@nbi.dk>

I intent to package this software for Debian. 

The license of ROOT has recently been changed from a DFSG non-free 
license, to the GNU LGPL. 

An apt-get repository exists at 

  deb http://mirror.phy.bnl.gov/debian-root unstable root 
  deb-src http://mirror.phy.bnl.gov/debian-root unstable root 
The packages have been built on i386, powerpc, and amd64.  A bit of
rudimentary tests have been done on ppc64 and sparc, but with no
success.   The packages have previously been built on hurd-i386,
but that's a long time ago. 

The packages could really do with some independent testing, especially
on more exotic platforms, like arm, ia64, and so on. 

A lot of discussion about these packages is talking place at 
the debian-science mailing list.   There's also a Wiki page at
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianScienceROOT.  On
http://mirror.phy.bnl.gov/debian-root/ there's also a bit. 

ROOT has a fairly large user base in High Energy Physics, which however
mostly use Red Hat, Fedora, or SL.   None of these distributions ship
ROOT though.  

The Debian packages are developed concurently with the RPM packages.  In
fact, the same data is used by both packaging systems to make the DEB's
and RPM's.  Hence, there's very little difference between the Debian
packages and the RPM's. 

Please note, I'm not on debian-devel (as I'm not a maintainer - yet :-),
so please Cc replies to me.  Thanks. 


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