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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.

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Mastering CMake explains how to use the CMake suite of tools, including CTest and CPack, to develop, build, test, and package software for distribution. It covers use of the command-line and GUI tools on Linux (UNIX), Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X. CMake is a tool to manage building of source code. Originally, CMake was designed as a generator for various dialects of Makefile, today CMake generates modern buildsystems such as Ninja as well as project files for IDEs such as Visual Studio and Xcode. Cmake./opencv-master # Build. Build with opencvcontrib # Install minimal prerequisites (Ubuntu 18.04 as reference) sudo apt update && sudo apt. On this step CMake will generate native build tool files using information from CMakeLists.txt and variables from CMakeCache.txt. For CMake-GUI this step triggered by clicking on Generate button. For CMake command-line this step is combined with configure step. The end of this step expressed by Generating done message from CMake.

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“…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.”

The HDF Group

“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.”

Second Life

“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.”

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CMake is a tool to manage building of source code. Originally, CMake wasdesigned as a generator for various dialects of Makefile, todayCMake generates modern buildsystems such as Ninja as well as projectfiles for IDEs such as Visual Studio and Xcode.

CMake is widely used for the C and C++ languages, but it may be used tobuild source code of other languages too.

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People encountering CMake for the first time may have different initialgoals. To learn how to build a source code package downloaded from theinternet, start with the UserInteractionGuide.This will detail the steps needed to run the cmake(1) orcmake-gui(1) executable and how to choose a generator, andhow to complete the build.

The UsingDependenciesGuide is aimed at developerswishing to get started using a third-party library.

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For developers starting a project using CMake, the CMakeTutorialis a suitable starting point. The cmake-buildsystem(7)manual is aimed at developers expanding their knowledge of maintaininga buildsystem and becoming familiar with the build targets thatcan be represented in CMake. The cmake-packages(7) manualexplains how to create packages which can easily be consumed bythird-party CMake-based buildsystems.