CMake 2.8.4-rc2 ready for testing!

January 31, 2011

The CMake 2.8.4 release candidate stream continues! You can find the source and binaries here:;O=D


Since we switched to git, and a new workflow, we’re expecting to do more frequent releases. Because of that, our release candidate phases will be shorter than they have been historically. So, if you want to test this out and ask for a fix, do it soon, or hold your peace till the next release!


Following is the list of changes in this release. Since we switched to git, this list is now the ‘git log’ one line summary written by the named CMake developers.


Please try this version of CMake on your projects and report any issues to the list or the bug tracker.


Happy building!





Changes in CMake 2.8.4-rc2 (since 2.8.4-rc1)
Alex Neundorf (3):
      Make cmake build again with cmake < 2.6.3
      Strip trailing whitespace.
      Fix parsing of compiler name with a version number

Ben Boeckel (86):
      … 86 commit messages summarized as:
      Fix ADD_TEST regression when WORKING_DIRECTORY not given
      Add new “strict-mode” CMake variable checking
      Activate / avoid using new command line arguments:

Bill Hoffman (3):
      For macros make sure the FilePath points to a valid pointer in the args.
      Add a warning when variables are used uninitialized.
      Make –strict-mode option, and integrate with cmake-gui

Brad King (34):
      bootstrap: Granular system library selection (#11431)
      bootstrap: Clarify –init flag documentation (#11431)
      bootstrap: –verbose implies verbose Makefiles (#11708)
      Combine duplicate COMPILE_DEFINITIONS disclaimer
      Document COMPILE_DEFINITIONS known limitations (#11660, #11712)
      Document try_compile behavior more clearly (#11688)
      Document Check(C|CXX)SourceCompiles behavior more clearly (#11688)
      Fix get_(cmake|test)_property documentation (#11703)
      Reference get_property() from old get_*_property() commands
      Replace misleading example in the if() documentation (#10773)
      Clarify auto-dereference cases in if() command (#11701)
      Document CheckFunctionExists more clearly (#10044)
      Document CheckSymbolExists more clearly (#11685)
      Update CheckSymbolExists copyright year
      Report directory with missing source file (#11677)
      Test that missing source mentions directory (#11677)
      Teach Simple_Mingw_Linux2Win test to use windres
      Disable SubDirSpaces parens with GNU Make 3.82 (#11654)
      libarchive: Fix major() check for LSB 4.0 (#11648)
      Xcode: Make generation depend on all input directories
      Recognize SCO UnixWare C/C++ compilers (#11700)
      Factor SCO compiler info out of platform file (#11700)
      Honor CMAKE_TRY_COMPILE_CONFIGURATION in Makefile generators (#10809)
      Honor VS_SCC_* properties in Fortran targets (#10237)
      Normalize slashes in scanned #include lines (#10281)
      Improve try_compile and try_run error messages
      Use shortest extension to verify try_compile language (#11731)
      Modules: Include builtin FindPackageHandleStandardArgs directly
      Fix relative CMAKE_USER_MAKE_RULES_OVERRIDE (#11725)
      Clarify CMAKE_USER_MAKE_RULES_OVERRIDE documentation (#11724)
      Always place try_compile executables predictably (#11724)
      try_compile: Allow only languages loaded in caller (#11469)
      Fix ArgumentExpansion test expected results

Clinton Stimpson (1):
      Replace exec_program with execute_process for qmake queries.

David Cole (16):
      Update script with new machine name
      VS10: Fix problems with InstallRequiredSystemLibraries.
      Add CPACK_NSIS_INSTALL_ROOT for CMake’s own installer (#9148)
      Xcode: Disable implicit make rules in custom rules makefiles.
      Add freeglut as library name (#10031)
      Add new names for PNG and ZLIB libraries
      Avoid exceptions when ccmake terminal window is too small (#11668)
      VS10: Load projects with obj “source” files (#11147)
      VS10: Enable using devenv as CMAKE_MAKE_PROGRAM (#11459)
      Xcode: Fix crash: avoid strlen call on NULL char *
      CTestTest2: Avoid running purify unless requested
      VS10: Escape double quote chars in defines for rc files (#11695)
      Fix line too long KWStyle issue (#11695)
      Avoid space in rc /D values for VS6 and Cygwin (#11695)
      VSResource: Avoid windres /D with quoted spaces (#11695)

Marcus D. Hanwell (1):
      Bug #11715 – generate header in the build tree.

Nicolas Despres (1):
      bootstrap: Add –enable-ccache option (#11707)

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