CMake is an open-source, cross-platform family of tools designed to build, test and package software. CMake is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files, and generate native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of your choice. The suite of CMake tools were 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 is part of Kitware’s collection of commercially supported open-source platforms for software development.
Notable Applications Using CMake
“…CMake, CTest, and CDash have proven to be invaluable tools for us to build multiplatform code, track changes, run tests, and improve code quality by performing code coverage and memory leak analysis.”
“I am thankful for CMake’s shadow builds feature. For a project like SOFA, which has many optional features and possible option combinations, being able to quickly test a modification on several typical setups on my machine before pushing a significant change to the repository is a very valuable security. This is especially true for a complex project like ours.”
“CMake, CTest, and CDash were the tools that we desperately needed. With the help of our user community, we added the CMake build system for all HDF products. We rely on CMake for HDF software being successfully built and tested on platforms that range from supercomputers to Windows desktops and tablets.”
“…in early 2010 a decision was made to look for a third party solution instead of continuing to expend time and effort maintaining RBuild. CMake was an early favorite and while the transition was not without its bumps, it has allowed the project to not only increase the number of compilers that could be used to build ReactOS, it also set the stage for significantly decreasing build times, making development faster and easier.”
“Our working relationship aside, CMake has greatly improved the process of building KDE. Projects using CMake take less time to get started, since there is less time spent fighting with the build system. One KDE developer says, “CMake doesn’t make you want to shoot yourself with a nailgun when building your project anymore.”
“A great technology choice that our community helped us make was moving to CMake, a cross-platform build tool, which makes it much simpler to maintain makefiles for many different platforms.”
- Allegro library
- Bullet Physics Engine
- Chipmunk physics engine
- Doomsday Engine
- Dust Racing 2D
- Falcon (programming language)
- FlightGear Flight Simulator
- GNU Radio
- Hiawatha (web server)
- iCub robot and YARP
- KDE SC 4
- LLVM and Clang
- MySQL and MariaDB
- Point Cloud Library
- Raw Therapee
- Second Life
- Spring RTS
- VTK and ParaView
From our blog
We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.16.9 is now available for download. You can find the 3.16.9 release at: Thanks for your support!
We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.16.9 is now available for download.
You can find the 3.16.9 release at:
Thanks for your support!