Building ROOT for Visual Studio 2015

This may be a stupid question… I previously installed ROOT v5.34 on Windows 10 and used some ROOT functions in python scripts. Now, I am working with C++ in Visual Studio, and I’d like to move up to v6. I see that ROOT is no longer an easy “install” for Windows. I tried downloading the source files and building for VS using CMake, but I’m running into troubles doing this.

Is is possible to get ROOT v6.04 working on Windows right now, or would it be simpler for me to just stick with v5?



The latest ROOT release (6.06) does not support Windows. Thus, yes, you should continue to use ROOT v5.


And FYI, ROOT v5 doesn’t support Visual Studio 2015

Cheers, Bertrand.