Welcome to CMake, the cross-platform, open-source make system. CMake 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. CMake is quite sophisticated: it is possible to support complex environments requiring system configuration, pre-processor generation, code generation, and template instantiation.
You will find here not only documentation for CMake, but also for CPack and CTest.
Primary Resources - Look here first!
- Where can I download CMake?
- CMake Documentation
- Useful CMake Variables
- CMake Frequently asked questions
- CMake Mailing List
- Platform Dependent Issues
- Cross compiling with CMake
- Performance Tips
- Various Editors / IDEs support
- Generator Specific Information
- Macros contributed by Users
- For CMake Hackers
- Module Maintainers
- Documentation for previous CMake releases
- Cross-Platform Software Development Using CMake
Tutorial that should get anybody up to speed with CMake
- How to write platform checks with CMake
Describes how to implement platform or configure checks with CMake.
- How to find installed software with CMake
Describes how to search for and then use software packages with CMake.
- How to find and use existing frameworks on OS X
A quick example to help OS X users find frameworks automatically.
- Qt with CMake
Explains how to use CMake to build software with Qt4 and how to use it for Qt3 and KDE3 applications
- CMake with Eclipse
Describes one way of setting up your project to work with Eclipse 3.3 and CDT 4.0, better know as Eclipse Europa.
Converters from other buildsystems to CMake
All converters listed here are not "complete", i.e. the generated CMake files are not 100% finished, in all cases some work is left for the developer.
- am2cmake (requires Ruby) Converts automake/autotools/libtool based projects to CMake. This one has been used for converting the KDE buildsystem to CMake. It's specialized in converting KDE 4 and KDE 3, but works also for other projects.
- Alternative Automake2CMake (requires PHP) Converts KDevelop projects that use automake to CMake.
- qmake converter (requires Ruby) Converts projects that use Qt's qmake.
- gencmake (requires Ruby) Creates basic CMakeLists.txt files from looking at the existing files.
- vcproj2cmake.rb (requires Ruby) Creates CMakeLists.txt files by extracting info from Visual Studio project files.
- What are some projects using CMake?
- Testing With CTest
Introduces to testing with CTest, submitting dashboards, and using CMake to add tests to the test system.
- CTest Scripting
Describes the scripting with CTest which can significantly simplify and automate testing and submitting dashboards.
- Generating Input Files For CTest
Describe more in details the concepts behind testing with CTest and also explans how to use CTest without using CMake.
- Configuring CTest Submission Methods
- CTest Nightly, Experimental, Continuous, ...
- Media:CTest Running Modes.pdf
- CTest Frequently asked questions
- Packaging with CPack
Introduction to CPack, installing and packaging of software.
- CPack Variables
- Supported package formats