I am using this software for my daily work, and whenever I need some new feature, or discover a bug, I develop the code, and then commit it to CVS (usually every 1-2 days, sometimes with a few months pause).
The most recent version is always available from CVS, or from the download/ directory (here the .tgz file is automatically created from the current CVS version)
From time to time I also create .deb and .rpm files, which are also uploaded into the same download/ directory. This is not as frequent as the CVS commits
Even less frequently I make a release (containing the source.tgz and .deb .rpm files), which are available from the main project page. However, there is no advantage in choosing these 'official' releases, because they are less frequent, and they provide nothing extra over the previously mentioned packages or sources.
And last, but not least: there is an package developed by András László to interface between ROOT and blop, i.e. plot ROOT histograms, etc using blop's plotting mechanism. Download
sudo dpkg -i filename.debOther debian-based systems may also try to use these packages. These package files are updated less frequently than the source code in the CVS repository. I believe that the source code compiles without problems, so compiling from source is the preferred choice.
To create .rpm packages, you can use alien to convert the .deb package:
fakeroot alien --to-rpm whatever.deb
You will need to download and compile CINT first (which is a C/C++ interpreter). Blop uses this software for its user interface. However, since this software is out of my scope, I can not guarantee that blop compiles and works with all versions of it. I recommend you to download this version (this did work) 5.18.00
If you download this file
tar xvzf cint_5.18.00.orig.tar.gz cd cint-5.18.00
./configure --with-prefix --prefix=/usr make sudo make install
./configure --with-prefix --prefix=/usr make deb sudo make debinstall
tar xvzf blop-[version].tgz
cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/blopplot login cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/blopplot co blop
./configure make make doc sudo make installor, for more details (.rpm or .deb package creation, etc) see the README file!
The development platform is Ubuntu (usually the most recent version)