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The following example demonstrates some key ideas of CMake. Make sure that you have CMake installed prior to running this example (go here for instructions).

  1. For example, the linux-x8664 tar file is all under the directory cmake–linux-x8664. This prefix can be removed as long as the share, bin, man and doc directories are moved relative to each other. To build the source distributions, unpack them with zip or tar and follow the instructions in README.rst at the top of the source tree.
  2. For example, the linux-x8664 tar file is all under the directory cmake–linux-x8664. This prefix can be removed as long as the share, bin, man and doc directories are moved relative to each other. To build the source distributions, unpack them with zip or tar and follow the instructions in README.rst at the top of the source tree.
  3. The following example demonstrates some key ideas of CMake. Make sure that you have CMake installed prior to running this example (go here for instructions). There are three directories involved. The top level directory has two subdirectories called./Demo and./Hello. In the directory./Hello, a library is built.
  4. The easiest way to enable support for a specific C standard in CMake is by using the CMAKECXXSTANDARD variable. For this tutorial, set the CMAKECXXSTANDARD variable in the CMakeLists.txt file to 11 and CMAKECXXSTANDARDREQUIRED to True. Make sure to add the CMAKECXXSTANDARD declarations above the call to addexecutable.

The CMake command targetcompilefeatures is used to specify the required C feature cxxrangefor. CMake will then induce the C standard to be used. Cmakeminimumrequired (VERSION 3.1.0 FATALERROR) project (foobar CXX) addexecutable (foobar main.cc) targetcompilefeatures (foobar PRIVATE cxxrangefor).

There are three directories involved. The top level directory has two subdirectories called ./Demo and ./Hello. In the directory ./Hello, a library is built. In the directory ./Demo, an executable is built by linking to the library. A total of three CMakeLists.txt files are created: one for each directory.

What is a low shutter count. The first, top-level directory contains the following CMakeLists.txt file.

Then for each subdirectory specified, CMakeLists.txt files are created. In the ./Hello directory, the following CMakeLists.txt file is created:

Finally, in the ./Demo directory, the third and final CMakeLists.txt file is created:

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Latest Release (3.20.2)

The release was packaged with CPack which is included as part of the release. The .sh files are self extracting gziped tar files. To install a .sh file, run it with /bin/sh and follow the directions. The OS-machine.tar.gz files are gziped tar files of the install tree. The OS-machine.tar.Z files are compressed tar files of the install tree. The tar file distributions can be untared in any directory. They are prefixed by the version of CMake. For example, the linux-x86_64 tar file is all under the directory cmake–linux-x86_64. This prefix can be removed as long as the share, bin, man and doc directories are moved relative to each other. To build the source distributions, unpack them with zip or tar and follow the instructions in README.rst at the top of the source tree. See also the CMake 3.20 Release Notes.

Source distributions:

PlatformFiles
Unix/Linux Source (has n line feeds)cmake-3.20.2.tar.gz
Windows Source (has rn line feeds)cmake-3.20.2.zip

Binary distributions:

PlatformFiles
Windows x64 Installer: Installer tool has changed. Uninstall CMake 3.4 or lower first!cmake-3.20.2-windows-x86_64.msi
Windows x64 ZIPcmake-3.20.2-windows-x86_64.zip
Windows i386 Installer: Installer tool has changed. Uninstall CMake 3.4 or lower first!cmake-3.20.2-windows-i386.msi
Windows i386 ZIPcmake-3.20.2-windows-i386.zip
macOS 10.13 or latercmake-3.20.2-macos-universal.dmg
cmake-3.20.2-macos-universal.tar.gz
macOS 10.10 or latercmake-3.20.2-macos10.10-universal.dmg
cmake-3.20.2-macos10.10-universal.tar.gz
Linux x86_64cmake-3.20.2-linux-x86_64.sh
cmake-3.20.2-linux-x86_64.tar.gz
Linux aarch64cmake-3.20.2-linux-aarch64.sh
cmake-3.20.2-linux-aarch64.tar.gz

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Summary files:

RoleFiles
File Table v1cmake-3.20.2-files-v1.json
Cryptographic Hashescmake-3.20.2-SHA-256.txt
PGP sig by 2D2CEF1034921684cmake-3.20.2-SHA-256.txt.asc

Also see instructions on Download Verification.

Previous Release (3.19.8)

The release was packaged with CPack which is included as part of the release. The .sh files are self extracting gziped tar files. To install a .sh file, run it with /bin/sh and follow the directions. The OS-machine.tar.gz files are gziped tar files of the install tree. The OS-machine.tar.Z files are compressed tar files of the install tree. The tar file distributions can be untared in any directory. They are prefixed by the version of CMake. For example, the Linux-x86_64 tar file is all under the directory cmake–Linux-x86_64. This prefix can be removed as long as the share, bin, man and doc directories are moved relative to each other. To build the source distributions, unpack them with zip or tar and follow the instructions in README.rst at the top of the source tree. See also the CMake 3.19 Release Notes.

Source distributions:

PlatformFiles
Unix/Linux Source (has n line feeds)cmake-3.19.8.tar.gz
Windows Source (has rn line feeds)cmake-3.19.8.zip

Binary distributions:

PlatformFiles
Windows win64-x64 Installer: Installer tool has changed. Uninstall CMake 3.4 or lower first!cmake-3.19.8-win64-x64.msi
Windows win64-x64 ZIPcmake-3.19.8-win64-x64.zip
Windows win32-x86 Installer: Installer tool has changed. Uninstall CMake 3.4 or lower first!cmake-3.19.8-win32-x86.msi
Windows win32-x86 ZIPcmake-3.19.8-win32-x86.zip
Mac OS X 10.13 or latercmake-3.19.8-macos-universal.dmg
cmake-3.19.8-macos-universal.tar.gz
Mac OS X 10.10 or latercmake-3.19.8-macos10.10-universal.dmg
cmake-3.19.8-macos10.10-universal.tar.gz
Linux x86_64cmake-3.19.8-Linux-x86_64.sh
cmake-3.19.8-Linux-x86_64.tar.gz
Linux aarch64cmake-3.19.8-Linux-aarch64.sh
cmake-3.19.8-Linux-aarch64.tar.gz

Summary files:

RoleFiles
File Table v1cmake-3.19.8-files-v1.json
Cryptographic Hashescmake-3.19.8-SHA-256.txt
PGP sig by 2D2CEF1034921684cmake-3.19.8-SHA-256.txt.asc

Also see instructions on Download Verification.

Alternative Binary Releases

HostLink
Kitware’s Ubuntu packageshttps://apt.kitware.com/
snaphttps://snapcraft.io/cmake
piphttps://pypi.org/project/cmake/

Older Releases

HostLink
kitwarehttps://cmake.org/files
githubhttps://github.com/Kitware/CMake/releases

Editor Syntax Files

EditorFiles
emacscmake-mode.el
vimvim-cmake-syntax

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Current development distribution

Each night binaries are created as part of the testing process. Other than passing all of the tests in CMake, this version of CMake should not be expected to work in a production environment. It is being produced so that users can test bug fixes done upstream without having to build CMake.

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Nightly BinariesLink
https https://cmake.org/files/dev/

Alternatively one may build from source. Development is managed on Kitware’s GitLab instance:

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On UNIX, one may use the bootstrap script provided in the source tree to build CMake. In order to build the Windows version of CMake, you will need a current binary installation of CMake to bootstrap the build process.