[CMake] CMake 2.6.0 Beta ready for testing!

Bill Hoffman bill.hoffman at kitware.com
Thu Mar 27 14:26:02 EDT 2008

I am happy to announce that CMake 2.6.0 has entered the beta stage! You 
can find the source and binaries here: http://www.cmake.org/files/v2.6/.

I am sure I am leaving something out, but here is the list of changes 
that I came up with.  (If you notice something missing please let me 
know and I will add it to the official release when 2.6.0 is finalized.)

Changes in CMake 2.6.0

- Documentation for all variables
- Direct CDash submit support
- Bullseye coverage support
- Use full paths for linking to libraries on all platforms. No longer
   separate into -L and -l.
- Enhance the install command
- export command and ability to have imported targets
- CPack support for rpm and deb
- Cross compile support
- Introduction of the cmake_policy command
- Much better Fortran support
- Lots of bug fixes  ( and most likely a few new bugs... :)  )

Please try this version of CMake on your projects and report any issues 
to the list or the bug tracker ( I have added a CMake-2-6 version ). 
The biggest change by far is the new new cmake policies.  For more 
information about policies see http://www.cmake.org/Wiki/CMake_Policies.

Happy, building!


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