CMake 2.8.3 available for download

November 4, 2010

On behalf of myself, Ken, Bill, Brad, Alex, Zach, Ben and the rest of the CMake team, we are pleased to announce that CMake 2.8.3 is available for download at:;O=D

Within the next day or two, it will also be available from the usual download links found on the CMake web site:

Here are the changes for CMake 2.8.3:

No changes in CMake 2.8.3 since 2.8.3-rc4.

Changes in CMake 2.8.3-rc4 (since 2.8.3-rc3)
Bill Hoffman (1):
     When processing DartMeasurements use the tests working directory.

David Cole (2):
     ExternalProject: No svn –username if empty (#11173)
     Avoid problem reading jni.h on Macs.

David Partyka (5):
     Fixed appending PATH to dumpbin tool from growing without bounds.
     Switch to CMAKE_PATH when doing PATH comparisons on Windows.
     Remove unecessary TO_CMAKE_PATH for gp_cmd_dir.
     Append the gp_tool path to the system PATH using native slashes.
     Fixes to GetPrerequisites for cygwin

Eric NOULARD (1):
     CPackDeb Added several optional debian binary package fields

Marcus D. Hanwell (2):
     ENH: Added case for Python 2.7.
     Fixed parallel build for generators with EXTRA.

Changes in CMake 2.8.3-rc3 (since 2.8.3-rc2)
Alex Neundorf (4):
     Remove trailing whitespace
     Add automatic variable CMAKE_CURRENT_LIST_DIR(dir of
     Use absolute path to FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake everywhere
     CodeBlocks Generator: Do not omit files in the project file listing.

Brad King (4):
     VS10: Order .vcxproj dependencies deterministically (#10502)
     Document ENABLE_EXPORTS behavior on Mac (#11295)
     FindHDF5: Fix typo in parallel-IO support check (#11291)
     Xcode: Recognize .hh as C++ (#11307)

Clinton Stimpson (1):
     Find imports dir in Qt 4.7

David Partyka (1):
     Update module to locate newely released MS MPI HPC Pack R2.

Philip Lowman (1):
     Remove superfluous variable Boost_COMPAT_STATIC_RUNTIME.

Rolf Eike Beer (2):
     FindSubversion: Fix for German localized client (#11273)
     FindSubversion: Use C locale to detect version (#11273)

Changes in CMake 2.8.3-rc2 (since 2.8.3-rc1)
Alex Neundorf (5):
     APPEND and not-APPEND mode of feature_summary() were swapped
     Set a default DESCRIPTION if none is given for ALL mode of
     Close ENDFUNCTION() properly with the same name as FUNCTION()
     Make cmake-gui remember whether the “Advanced” checkbox was checked or not
     Also store the required version number in the details message.

Ben Boeckel (3):
     Add test that CMake errors with empty libs
     Fix which string is checked for in the test
     XCode generation should fail if lang isn’t known

Bill Hoffman (5):
     Fix the name of the variable being tested.
     Fix KWStyle line length issues.
     Add a delay after untar on windows to make external project work
on windows 7
     Add a new line to the end of the generated main.cxx for the hpux compiler.
     Fix for bug #11274, VS10 custom commands that create files in INTDIR fix.

Brad King (12):
     Evaluate <OBJECT_DIR> rule variable for executables
     ccmake: Fix search with ‘/’
     MinGW: Support long object file lists
     Document IMPORTED_NO_SONAME target property
     FindMPI: Recoginze -f flags from mpicc (#10771)
     Add module-dir flag for Compaq Visual Fortran (#11248)
     FindPythonInterp: Look for python2.7 interpreter
     VS10: Use $(IntDir) for per-source output directory (#11270)
     Reset platform/compiler info status for each language
     Remove trailing whitespace from Xcode generator source
     VS10: Skip targets with no linker language (#11230)
     VS10: Encode custom command comments for echo (#11283)

Clinton Stimpson (1):
     Fix regression in cross-compile patches with finding Qt libs.

David Cole (7):
     Enable calling commands with : in argv[1] (#9963)
     No extra spaces in CustomCommand test (#9963)
     Avoid CustomCommand test failure on VS71 (#9963)
     Update release scripts.
     Avoid CustomCommand test failure on VS71 (#9963)
     Honor MAKECOMMAND value saved in cache (#11026)
     New USE_FOLDERS property OFF by default. (#3796)

David Gobbi (1):
     Set the module prefix, updated Windows suffix.

Eric NOULARD (2):
     InstallGen/CPack  fix handling absolute installed file regression
     CPackRPM  Handle parenthesis in CPACK_SYSTEM_NAME (fix bug 10737)

James Bigler (2):
     Fix for bug 0011263.
     Allow -g3 for CUDA v3.0+.

Mikkel Krautz (2):
     Xcode: Avoid trailing space in ARCHS list (#11244)
     Xcode: Quote string values containing ‘$’ (#11244)

Philip Lowman (12):
     FindBoost.cmake fixes for issues 11204 & 8529
     FindBoost.cmake: Miscellaneous changes and refactoring
     FindBoost.cmake: Add Boost_NO_SYSTEM_PATHS option
     FindBoost.cmake: Fix compiling against a boost source tree
     FindBoost.cmake: Fixes 11246
     FindBoost.cmake: Fixes 11121
     FindBoost.cmake: Fixes 10436
     FindBoost.cmake: Implements 11160
     Fix 11136: [patch] FindThreads.cmake documents the wrong variable
     FindBoost.cmake: Fix library search path glitch introduced in
earlier commit
     FindFLEX.cmake: Fix issue 11249
     Fixes issue 11279: CMakeDetermineVSServicePack support for VS10

Yaakov Selkowitz (2):
     FindFLTK*: Use Cygwin fltk on Cygwin (#11290)
     Use ‘uname -m’ for processor on Cygwin (#10774)

Changes in CMake 2.8.3-rc1 (since 2.8.2)
Alex Neundorf (39):
     fix build on SUSE 11.2 in cmcurl due to ssize_t
     -add an additional name for finding libtiff on Windows
     -fix typo in docs of deprecated MacroAddFileDependencies.cmake
     add 2nd, more powerful mode to find_package_handle_standard_args()
     -fix indentation of the documentation
     Add version checking support to FindFlex and FindPerlLibs
     FindSquish doesn’t detect the version, remove that from the documentation
     Improved version checking for FindRuby using the new mode of FPHSA()
     Improved version checking for FindJava using the new FPHSA() mode
     Fix DETAILS string with version number in FHPSA()
     Improved version checking for FindSubversion using the new mode of FPHSA()
     Improved version checking for FindCUDA using the new mode of FPHSA
     Use FPHSA() in FindSWIG, including version checking.
     Change documentation of Subversion_FOUND and SUBVERSION_FOUND.
     Add macro CMakeParseArguments() and use it in FPHSA()
     Fix ZLIB version parsing if no TWEAK version exists
     Fix EclipseCDT include path parsing with spaces (#10868)
     Fix EclipseCDT parsing of builtin macros with spaces (#10868)
     Remove trailing spaces
     Detect a COMPILER_ID also for ASM.
     Add timeout to execute_process() in CMAKE_DETERMINE_COMPILER_ID().
     Fix parsing of builtin macros so Eclipse handles them properly (#10868)
     Log the required package version and major improvement to FeatureSummary
     Improve documentation.
     Improve wording of the documentation.
     Add macro ADD_FEATURE_INFO() and improve docs.
     Remove trailing whitespace
     Make target_link_libraries() complain if bad target name is used
     Just warn in case of a bad target as only argument for t_l_l()
     Remove trailing whitespace
     New CMP0016 for deciding whether an unknown target in TLL() is an error.
     Record all considered Config files and their versions.
     Improve error message in Config-mode when no appropriate version was found
     Replace the two vector<string,string> with one
     Small cleanup of FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake
     Don’t create an empty element at the end of
     Add option CONFIG_MODE to FPHSA()
     Improve version notice in the generated message
     Improve wording of the error message of find_package() in config-mode

Andrew Maclean (3):
     Adding a FindPostgreSQL.cmake module
     Forgot the copyright notice.

Arjen Verweij (1):
     Pass objects to Intel linker using a response file

Bill Hoffman (9):
     Disable gcc 33 on OpenBSD because it crashes CPack by default.
     Fix for bug#10483, INCLUDE_EXTERNAL_MSPROJECT: ProjectGUID now ProjectGuid
     Remove the ctest submit larget output test.
     Let CMake recognize .CPP .CXX and .C++ as c++ files.
     Fix for bug 10388, fix various default flags.
     Only use .CPP .CXX and .C++ do not work by default with g+++.
     Fix targets with . in the name for VS 10 IDE.
     Only test for .CPP on Microsoft compilers which will handle .CPP as c++.
     Allow testing of .CPP on WIN32 as it is a case insensitive OS
and should work.

Brad King (69):
     ExternalProject: Add LOG_* options to hide step output
     FindMPI: Do not parse -l in middle of library name
     FindMPI: Parse mpicc flags more carefully (#9093)
     Fix or cast integer conversions in cmake
     Begin post-2.8.2 development
     FindMPI: Failure is not an error if not REQUIRED
     FindMPI: Trust mpicc -showme on BlueGene/L
     VS: Always separate preprocessor defs by semicolon (#10902)
     KWSys: Cleanup putenv leak option implementation
     KWSys: Pass ptrdiff_t check result to System.c
     Fix or cast more integer conversions in cmake
     Use same type in both cases of ‘?:’ operator
     FindMPI: Fix parsing of mpicc -Wl,-L link flags (#9093)
     Fix signed/unsigned comparison warnings in ccmake
     Fix integer conversions in cpack
     bootstrap: Detect known C/C++ compiler toolchains
     KWSys: Use short fallback timeout for Process tests
     KWSys: Optionally suppress consistent test failures
     KWSys: Avoid Clang optimizer bug in testProcess-[45]
     Poison GCC 3.3 on OpenBSD a bit later
     KWSys: Avoid undefined behavior in Process crash tests
     Optionally use system bzip2 library (#10932)
     ctest_update: Abort if Git FETCH_HEAD has no candidates
     ctest_update: Support “.git file” work trees
     ctest_update: Run ‘git submodule’ at top level
     FindBoost: Search for Boost 1.42
     Add FindLibArchive module (#10923)
     Add option CMAKE_USE_SYSTEM_LIBARCHIVE (#10923)
     Refer to self with CMake_(SOURCE|BINARY)_DIR (#10046)
     ExternalProject: Fix $(MAKE) with cygpath on Windows
     FindBoost: Search for Boost 1.43 and 1.44
     Include headers from chosen libarchive (#10923)
     No response files with GNU ld <= 2.16 (#10913)
     Create class cmArchiveWrite to wrap libarchive (#11020)
     Include entries for directories in tarballs (#11020)
     cmArchiveWrite: Fix signed/unsigned compare/convert
     cmArchiveWrite: Fix signed/unsigned again
     CPack: Avoid member shadowing after API refactor
     KWSys: Fix SplitPath for leading ‘\’ on Windows
     KWSys: Fix GetActualCaseForPath for UNC paths
     ModuleNoticesTest: Do not require “Kitware” copyright
     Modules: Fix CMakeParseArguments copyright notice
     FortranCInterface: Fix doc typo FC.h -> FCMangle.h
     CTest: Avoid use of old EscapeSpaces method
     Remove cmSystemTools::EscapeSpaces method
     Clarify install(TARGETS) docs for EXPORT option
     Factor out global generator ComputeTargetDepends method
     Factor out duplicate VS target dependency code
     Refactor VS <= 7.1 utility-depends workaround
     Restore GetTargetDirectDepends const return
     Split notion of node lists and edge lists
     Distinguish “strong” and “weak” target dependency edges
     Honor strong intra-component target dependencies
     libarchive: Remove SCHILY dev,ino,nlink attributes (#11176)
     Fix unused parameter warning in VS 7.1 generator
     KWSys: Avoid empty string dereference in SplitString
     KWSys: Improve SplitPath method documentation
     KWSys: Use SplitPath in GetActualCaseForPath
     Add whitespace=tab-in-indent attribute for sources
     Search MacPorts /opt/local prefix on Mac
     HP-UX: Always add /usr/lib to rpath (#10571)
     No CMAKE_CONFIGURATION_TYPES in single-config generators (#10202)
     KWSys: Suppress -Wcast-align warning in MD5.c
     Suppress -Wcast-align in curl and bzip2
     libarchive: Fix purposeful crash
     bootstrap: Honor CFLAGS during “make” test (#10545)
     file(DOWNLOAD): Fix error message formatting
     Fix line-too-long style errors
     Report missing source files with context of target

Clinton Stimpson (10):
     Fix performance issue with getting version from zlib.h
     Fix bug 10418 – GetPrerequisites returning “not” as a dependency.
     Fix regression in 5e6634fd77969433a87c150a2fb3f2079131484f for Windows.
     Change Qt4ConfigDependentSettings to use more standard find modules.
     Add cross-compiling support to FindQt4.cmake
     Tweak for cygwin, don’t convert : to ;
     Fix some issues with refinding when qmake executable is changed.
     Find correct Qt plugins for cross-compiling.
     Fix mingw/VS warning message with cross compile re-org.
     Make sure moc parameters file goes in binary directory.

David Cole (20):
     CheckSourceTree test: read UpdateCommand from Update.xml.
     Eliminate -Wconversion warnings.
     Detect CMake warnings and errors in build output.
     Activate retry code on any curl submit failure.
     Add another expected output for the failed submit tests.
     ExternalProject: Use $(MAKE) whenever possible.
     Copy Resources in Frameworks during fixup_bundle (#10020)
     Update path to git. dashmacmini2 was “upgraded.”
     ExternalProject: Remove ‘unknown keyword’ warning (#11034)
     Add documentation for CPACK_PROJECT_CONFIG_FILE.
     Add STEP_TARGETS to ExternalProject module.
     Refine formatting for cmake –help-module output.
     Improve documentation of OPTION command.
     Add FOLDER target property, for IDEs (#3796)
     Avoid adding self as prerequisite. (#10417)
     Correct CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX value for Win64 apps (#9992)
     Preserve timestamps on files on tar extract.
     Use QUIET to avoid Java status messages.
     VS2010: Honor PROJECT_LABEL target property (#10611)
     VS2010: Set IntDir for utility and global targets.

David Genest (1):
     Honor CMAKE_USER_MAKE_RULES_OVERRIDE in try_compile (#10902)

Eric NOULARD (20):
     CPackRPM:: Replace – with _ in RPM Version (fix bug 0010934)
     Provides default changelog if no file is provided
     CPackRPM:: Quote every filenames in %file section (see bugs
     CPackRPM:: [partially] support relocatable package
     CPackDEB:  merge wrong installed size patch. see bugs 10296 (and 10292)
     CPackDeb  optionally generates auto-dependency list part fix of bug 10292
     Proposal for bash-completion support file
     CPack: Refactor API in order to handle multi-file packages
     CPack: Avoid member shadowing after API refactor (part2)
     Improve cmake-completion (install doc, ctest -R completion)
     Add ZIP archive format and LZMA compress support to libarchive-wrapper
     Add XZ compress support to libarchive-wrapper
     Add Compress compress support to libarchive-wrapper
     CPack   Backward-compatibly enforce DESTDIR for DEB and RPM
     CPack   Enable better handling of absolute installed files
     CPackArchiveGenerator  use cmArchiveWrite wrapper
     CPackArchiveGenerator  add component supports
     CPackArchiveGenerator improve usability and robustness
     CPack fix broken compilation for CygwinSource generator
     CPack  handle symlinks in CPACK_INSTALLED_DIRECTORIES fix for bug5430

James Bigler (1):
     Added CUDA 3.2 directory changes.  Disable emulation mode for CUDA 3.1+.

Kai Wasserbäch (1):
     Fix spelling errors reported by Lintian.

Kovarththanan Rajaratnam (4):
     FindZLIB: optimize zlib.h version parsing
     FindCygwin: add new registry entry for Cygwin 1.7 (#10951)
     FindZLIB: use the FPHSA version mode
     FindSubversion: set compatibility variables based on FPHSA()

Marcel Loose (1):
     Issue 10199: Fixed code documentation and now set <prefix>_WC_ROOT

Marcus D. Hanwell (1):
     Bug with default library type of Python modules.

Mathieu Malaterre (3):
     Add missing PATHS to find_path commands to fix openssl searching
     BUG: 0009611 Fix Arch independent FindJNI.cmake on Linux
     Fix 11035 : debug/release library configuration mistake

Michael Wild (2):
     Improve documentation of BundleUtilities.cmake
     Improve documentation of GetPrerequisites.cmake

Miguel A. Figueroa-Villanueva (7):
     ENH: #9775 Added support for new wxWidgets 2.9 libraries.
     BUG: #9775 Fixed patch FindwxWidgets-fixed-bug-9775.
     BUG #10658: FindwxWidgets USE_FILE should not include .cmake extension.
     STYLE: Clarified/Fixed documentation of UsewxWidgets.
     BUG #11123: Generic include dir should come after config specific one.
     BUG #8184: Fixed FindwxWidgets wrong order of default libs for MinGW.
     ENH #8993: FindwxWidgets add support for wx-config custom options.

Mike McQuaid (1):
     Make bundle items writable before fixup (#9284)

Modestas Vainius (1):
     CTestTestFailedSubmit-xmlrpc: Pass with “Submission problem”

Patrick Gansterer (4):
     VS: Convert PlatformName member to a virtual method
     VS: Add more TargetMachine option values
     VS: Map /ENTRY linker option to EntryPointSymbol
     VS: Add ArchitectureId to VS 8 and 9 generators

Philip Lowman (7):
     Fixes problem finding libraries under Boost (#9510)
     Add detection for new pangommconfig.h header file
     Several fixes needed to improve Windows support
     11041: Improve FindCxxTest to use Python or Perl automatically;
custom flags
     10241: FindBISON.cmake clears wrong variable
     10688: FindGTK2.cmake doesn’t auto-detect macports
     Merge patch for detecting gdk-pixbuf library

Pino Toscano (1):
     GNU/Hurd platform support fixes (#9873)

Robert Goulet (1):
     VS2010: Disable PDBs when there is no debug info

Rolf Eike Beer (2):
     clean up some stuff in CPack RPM script
     Set MSVC_VERSION for MSVC 6, 7, 7.1 (#7944)

Todd Gamblin (3):
     Modules: Fix spelling ‘To distributed’ -> ‘To distribute’
     Teach find_* commands to ignore some paths
     Add platform files for BlueGene/P systems

Zach Mullen (12):
     Checksums on CTest submit files, and retry timed out submissions.
     Cross-platform fixes for checksum/retry code
     Fix subscript out of range crash
     CTest should resubmit in the checksum failed case
     Testing for CTest checksum
     Mock checksum failure output for old CDash versions
     Checksum test should use CMAKE_TESTS_CDASH_SERVER
     Fix cycle detection for test dependencies
     More robust cost-based scheduling impl
     Fix hard-coded CDash URI in version query
     Added CTest command –print-labels
     We shouldn’t ask CDash for its version info until/unless we actually need it.

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