ROOT 5.26 production release

We are pleased to announce that the production release ROOT 5.26 is now available.
This new version includes important enhancements in several areas.
In particular note that files written with this new version will show a very
substantial performance improvement when reading them.
For more details, see the release notes at:

We take this opportunity to wish you and your family
a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010

Rene Brun
on behalf of the ROOT team