OK, so 5.26 is the ROOT version that is documented. That’s good to know.
But the date is rather confusing, isn’t it? The date on a document is usually interpreted as the date of the document, not the date of the thing it describes. If I write a book about Special Relativity, I don’t usually put 1905 on the title page.
Sorry for the pedantry, but it is useful to know whether one has the latest version of a printout or archived copy. If you really don’t want to change the date on the front, perhaps you could add a revision date.
This is the date of the root release.
Do not attached to much importance to this anyway. The root users’ guide is now in some stand by state because of the format we choose (ie Word) which makes it very difficult to modify and update. That the reason why I am doing only bug fixes in the manual right now. Do not consider that all the new features implement in a new release are documented in the users’ guide. That’s far to be the case ! Right now we are looking to move this manual into DocBook which will makes it much easier to maintain and upgrade. But that’s a big job and it will takes some times to achieve it.