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Erica Snider, 11/26/2013 03:05 PM

If you are looking for the legacy cvs LArSoft site, all content has been moved to LArSoft cvs (legacy site).

This will be the new home of the LArSoft redmine project. For the current version of this page, please visit the current wiki.


Under construction... Will go live when the migration to git/cmake is completed.

The LArSoft software is designed to work for all planned and running liquid argon experiments at Fermilab. It is written in C++ and built on the ROOT data analysis software and the FMWK framework for HEP experiments. The releases of the software are managed using an SRT distribution.

To join the LArSoft mailing list, please follow these instructions using the list name LARSOFT.


  • Basic concepts and organization
  • Where to find the software
  • Access to Fermilab computing
  • Load balanced access to GPCF VMs

Accessing LArSoft

  • Repositories
  • Browsing the software

Release notes

Release Date Purpose Changes / notes Full release notes
v0.00.04 9/15/2013 "alpha" release First release of git/cmake/ups-based LArSoft products
Used for mrb, configuration and re-factoring
development and testing
v0.00.0x 11/28/2013 "beta" release Second full release under new system. Used for broad
user testing with full tool set (basic mrb funcionality).
v1.00.00 Dec 2013 First production
Replica of final svn-based release. Future LArSoft development
proceeds from this release.



Development workflow

General user workflow

Tools for working with the software

  • git
  • git flow
  • mrb : the multi-repository build tool *
  • Basic workflow
  • Using git
  • Multi-repository build

How to

Advanced technical how-to's

Release procedures

Walk-through exercises

Working areas

Beta re-factoring