CMake 2.8.10 available for download

On behalf of myself, Ken, Bill, Brad, Alex, Eike, Steve, Eric, Zach, Ben and the rest of the CMake team from all around the world, we are pleased to announce that CMake 2.8.10 is now available for download at:;O=D

It is also available from the usual download links found on the CMake web site:

Some of the notable changes in this release are:

  • file(DOWNLOAD now handles “https” URLs — the pre-built binaries available from Kitware link to OpenSSL
  • support for the latest available versions of Visual Studio (11 / 2012) and Xcode (4.3, 4.4, 4.5, developer previews)
  • uniform compiler “id” and version number variables available for nearly all known compilers and platforms
  • new way to arrange exported targets that depend on other targets into “export sets”
  • new generator expressions
  • generator expressions available in more contexts, namely in the INCLUDE_DIRECTORIES and COMPILE_DEFINITIONS target properties
  • new target properties for PDB_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY and PDB_NAME, implemented for Visual Studio 7 and up
  • and, as always, various minor bug fixes

The bug tracker change log page for this version is at:

Following is the complete list of changes in this release, including changes introduced in every release candidate. Please upgrade to this latest and greatest version of CMake for building your projects.





2 Responses to CMake 2.8.10 available for download

  1. Dean Michael Berris says:

    Good job guys! Any chance you can get a developer key and sign the package for Mountain Lion users like me who don’t want to change the security settings? Bonus points for making it available on the App Store.

    Looking forward to the signed packages!

  2. David Cole says:

    Hi Dean,


    We have a bug report about the signed package on the Mac:

    It’s on the roadmap for the 2.8.11 release right now, but it’s unclear whether or not such a feat is achievable in a 3-month time frame… 🙂 Not sure when we’ll get to it, but it’s on the list…

Questions or comments are always welcome!