by Kitware Inc.

CMake is a cross-platform free and open-source software tool for managing the build process of software using a compiler-independent method

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Kitware Inc.

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Cmake is a cross-platform utility, the purpose of which is to automatically build the program from the finished source code. Thanks to this utility you can also create projects for Eclipse, KDevelop3, CodeBlocks, Xcode and VC++. Most projects are created as a control file.

Working with the program is as follows: first, the file CMakeLists.txt is created. This file describes build parameters such as required external modules, source code location, build goals, and so on. After that, the file should be transferred to the Cmake utility, which will create a file containing detailed build instructions for the specific program. The main feature of the application is that the description of the process of building the program, which is located in the file CMakeLists.txt, is optimized for both the features of the system (compiler capabilities, file location) and for entire platforms. When reading a file based on the general description of the build process, which is located in CMakeLists.txt, the CMake program takes into account the specifics of the system, which is very convenient. Such "abilities" of the utility can be explained by the fact that it is based on a powerful scripting language, which is located in modules (special scripts) and in CMakeLists.txt. It is thanks to the application modules that functions such as system check and file search are possible.

CMake simplifies the process of building programs from source code by providing an automated, cross-platform solution optimized for specific systems and platforms.

- you don't have to save a lot of different files. One file contains one project;

- relatively high speed of operation;

- user-friendly interface;

- an understandable syntax;

- automatic "tuning" to a specific system.

Supports multiple platforms and programming languages.
Offers out-of-source builds to keep source tree clean.
Effective dependency handling ensures efficient build processes.

Difficult to learn due to complex and non-intuitive syntax.
Inconsistent documentation with varying levels of detail.
Not ideal for small projects due to setup complexity.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Riley
The .sh files are self extracting gziped tar files. To install a .sh file, run it with /bin/sh and follow the directions
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Aiden
CMake is easy to configure to edit, build and debug C++ project on Windows. It provides many benefits like multi machine development with single platform. It is used in conjunction such as Apple's Xcode, and MS visual studio. It is an open source, cross platform tool. It is used to build automation, testing, packaging by this compiler independent method. It supports an list of compiler including Apple clang, GCC, Developer studio, and C++ compiler.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Joshua X*********v
CMake is a cross-platform, open-source build system. It 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.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner William E******a
CMake is a very useful software for managing software builds. It is easy to use and setup, and it gives you a lot of control over the build process. I've found that it helps to keep the build process organized and consistent. It also allows you to easily manage library and header files, which is great for larger projects. Furthermore, CMake allows you to easily set up build systems for different platforms. It is also very flexible and can be used for both small and large projects. All in all, I have had great experiences with CMake so far.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Adam Broyer
CMake is really convience to use and helps to set up projects quickly, but it can be tricky to configure sometims and has some frustratingly unpredictable behvaiors.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Logan Y.
CMake is a powerful, reliable and easy to use cross-platfrom build toolkit which I've been using for years with great sutisfaction.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Liam W.
CMake is a cross-platform build system generator that helps in creating, testing, and packaging software. It provides a simple and efficient way to define and manage complex build processes for different programming languages, platforms, and operating systems. CMake generates build scripts for various build tools such as make, ninja, and Visual Studio. Additionally, CMake supports the use of external libraries and tools, and it provides a flexible and powerful scripting language for advanced build customization. Overall, CMake is a valuable tool for developers looking to automate their build processes and streamline their development workflow.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Corey Y*********t
CMake is a cross-platform software tool that helps manage the build process of software projects.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Blake
Efficiently manages complex build dependencies, making life easier.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Thomas
Versatile, intuitive, supports multiple platforms, enhances code portability.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Thomas
Reliable, versatile, multi-platform compatible.
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