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Cross-platform, Open-Source build system.

CMake overview

CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test, and package software. It is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform- and compiler-independent configuration files. CMake generates native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of your choice. It was created by Kitware in response to the need for a powerful, cross-platform build environment for Open-Source projects such as ITK and VTK.

CMake can handle in-place and out-of-place builds, enabling several builds from the same source tree, and cross-compilation. The ability to build a directory tree outside the source tree is a key feature, ensuring that if a build directory is removed, the source file remains unaffected. Another feature is the ability to generate a cache to be used with a graphical editor, which, when CMake is run, can locate executables, files, and libraries. This information goes into the cache, which can then be tailored before generating the native build files. Complicated directory hierarchies and applications that rely on several libraries are well supported by CMake. For instance, CMake is able to accommodate a project that has multiple toolkits, or libraries that each have multiple directories. In addition, CMake can work with projects that require executables to be created before generating code to be compiled for the final application. Its Open-Source, extensible design allows CMake to be adapted as necessary for specific projects.

It can generate makefiles for many platforms and IDEs including Unix, Windows, Mac OS X, OS/2, MSVC, Cygwin, MinGW, and Xcode. Projects which use CMake include Blender, Bullet physics engine, LLVM and Clang, MariaDB, MuseScore, MySQL, Qt5, Second Life, Stellarium, and SuperTux.

What’s new in version 3.23.1

Updated on Apr 13 2022

  • The target_sources() FILE_SET feature added in CMake 3.23.0 does not yet place header files properly in Apple FRAMEWORK targets. Pending further work in a future version of CMake, it is now an error to add a FILE_SET of type HEADERS to such targets on Apple platforms.
  • The HEADER_SETS and INTERFACE_HEADER_SETS target properties added in CMake 3.23.0 are now read-only records of the header sets created by the target_sources() command.
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Information

License

Free

Size

71.9 MB

Developer’s website

https://cmake.org/

Downloads

7812

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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Zigang Pan
Zigang Pan
Aug 2 2020
3.18.1
1.0
Aug 2 2020
1.0
Version: 3.18.1
It crashes right after I opens it.
Claus-Klein
Claus-Klein
Aug 8 2015
3.2.2
5.0
Aug 8 2015
5.0
Version: 3.2.2
CMake 3.3.0 is now available, and CMake version 3.2.3 too!
Claus-Klein
Claus-Klein
Aug 8 2015
3.2.2
5.0
Aug 8 2015
5.0
Version: 3.2.2
The best build system generator I know
hwgray
hwgray
May 4 2015
3.2.2
0.0
May 4 2015
0.0
Version: 3.2.2
The link downloads the <ugh!> *Windoze* version.
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