CMake 2.8.6-rc2 ready for testing!

September 2, 2011

The CMake 2.8.6 release candidate stream continues! You can find the source and binaries here:;O=D

If you want to test this out and ask for a fix, do it soon, or hold your peace till the next release! I expect we will finalize the 2.8.6 release by mid-September.

This release candidate we do not have pre-built binaries for the SunOS anymore. As mentioned on the CMake mailing list recently, our Sun hardware has bitten the proverbial dust.

However, we are now providing two sets of installers for the Mac. The “Darwin” versions are for Mac OSX 10.4 and later, and are “ppc;i386” universal binaries. The “Darwin64” versions are for 10.6 and later, and are “x86_64;i386” universal binaries.

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 2.8.6-rc2 (since 2.8.6-rc1)
Brad King (2):
      KWSys: Add hash function for std::string
      KWSys: Fix std::string hash function for Borland

Clinton Stimpson (1):
      qt4: also find QtUiTools when cross compiling with mingw.

David Cole (3):
      Xcode4: Requires more quoting of single quote char
      cmake.m4: Use modern signature of install(FILES …)
      CMake Release Scripts: Changes for next release candidate…

David Faure (1):
      Don’t use a variable name that might be used in other files.

Stephen Kelly (73):
      Create moc files in the current binary dir, not the top level.
      Make the formatting of feature_summary output a little better.
      Add the GenerateExportMacro with unit tests.
      Handle the case where the user changes the DEFINE_SYMBOL property.
      Add a newline at the end of the file.
      Add a newline at the end of the file.
      Add missing licence header.
      Remove the fatal_warnings option which is no longer used.
      Test for features, not specific compilers.
      Simplify. We already know we have hidden visibility at this point.
      Simplify the compiler feature check
      Add some debug output.
      Short-circuit the tests on unsupported compilers.
      Test expected no-op instead of aborting the build.
      Fix tests with clang.
      Fix typo and tests failing as a result.
      Only run the failure tests with gcc >= 4.2
      Set the CMAKE_RUNTIME_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY for windows builds.
      Only set the COMPILER_HAS_HIDDEN_VISIBILITY if GCC >= 4.2
      Disable all export macros on Borland.
      Another attempt to fix the tests on Borland.
      Use the correct project name compiletest not compilefail
      Fix off-by-not in test for Borland.
      Another attempt at fixing Borland.
      Add some debug output to narrow down deprecation test issues
      Export deprecated free methods too.
      Remember to surround the other deprecated test in the Borland check.
      Only set the deprecated attribute if hidden visibilty is enabled.
      Make sure the hidden visibility variables never get set on MINGW.
      Don’t use hidden visibility on non-mingw windows either.
      Don’t export methods on already exported classes.
      Split the deprecated available check from setting macro values.
      Test for compiler features, instead of for specific platforms.
      Exclude the XL compiler from the hidden-visibility test.
      Add the COMPILER_HAS_DEPRECATED only if it has a declspec variant
      Don’t change the expected build result based on the platform.
      Expect the tests to pass if hidden visibilty is not enabled.
      Test -Werror instead of enabling it per compiler.
      Add some messaging output to make remaining issues findable.
      Perform the -Werror test only once.
      Test for deprecated attribute before declspec.
      Try to error on deprecated on Intel and SunCC.
      Borland can’t do deprecated.
      Fixup forgotten part of aed84517c942a4c40f493fcf997cdf6a047349f8
      Disable testing of deprecated macros.
      Don’t enable deprecated on HP.
      Don’t enable deprecated on old GCC
      Exclude cygwin from the hidden visibility feature.
      Exclude PGI from exports and deprecated.
      Start testing expected values for compiler flags.
      Exclude win32 from hidden visibility checks.
      Comment the test assertion for now
      Test the correct cxx variable.
      Fix the version extraction regex for clang.
      Hopefully add version extraction for Intel.
      Add some settings for non-truncation of test output.
      Fix up the regex command for Intel.
      Test for too-old-intel compilers.
      Possibly fix test on HPUX.
      Possibly fix configuration test on AIX.
      Try to make the macros do almost nothing for Watcom.
      More consistency in the macro options.
      Add missing NO_EXPORT macro variant.
      Look for errors reported by PGI too.
      Quote paths in case there is a space in one of them.
      Disable the tests for Watcom.
      Fix Compiler id variable name.
      Add quotes in case cmake is installed in a prefix with a space.
      Fix the feature of using a specific prefix for macros.
      Add documentation about the prefix and no_deprecated options.
      Remove blank line at the start of the file.
      Don’t start a line with a dash(-)
      Fix up verbatim code sections of the dox.

Todd Gamblin (3):
      FindBoost: Call find_package with NO_MODULE first
      Fix XL compilers on non-AIX machines.
      Fixed link bugs in BlueGeneP build.

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