CMake 2.8.7 Now Available

January 2, 2012

On behalf of the Kitware development team and the rest of the CMake team from all around the world, we are pleased to announce that CMake 2.8.7 is now available. The software is available on the CMake download page on the website. This release features several notable developments, including improved Eclipse support and incremental improvements to the AUTOMOC feature that was added in the 2.8.6 release.

This release includes the addition of file(…) and string(…) commands for computing hash values and more cryptographic hash implementations, such as  SHA1, SHA224, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512. There are new LINK_PUBLIC and LINK_PRIVATE options for  target_link_libraries command as well as a new DeployQt4 module.

With the 2.8.7 release, there are 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.

For a more detailed discussion of these improvements and to find out what is planned for the next release, please attend the CMake release webinar on January 4. The complete list of improvements and updates is available in the change log.

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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