CMake 2.8.4 Released

February 16, 2011

Kitware is pleased to announce the release of CMake 2.8.4. This release incorporates a number of improvements and new features. There is better support for Windows resources, such as Visual Studio 10 and windres, with many improvements in the VS10 generator.  Generator expressions are now supported, and CMake on Cygwin no longer predefines WIN32, but builds UNIX-style material without necessitating modifications.

CMake now also has new warnings that help detect command line variable misspellings and unused CMake variables, controlled by the following command line options to CMake:

  –warn-uninitialized        = Warn about uninitialized values.

  –warn-unused-vars          = Warn about unused variables.

  –no-warn-unused-cli        = Don’t warn about command line options.

  –check-system-vars         = Find problems with variable usage in system


The change log is available here and the release is available for download on the CMake website.

If you are interested in further information about CMake or in services around CMake, such as support, consulting, or training please contact us at or (518) 371-3971.

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