CMake 2.8.10-rc1 ready for testing!

Time for the fall harvest edition of CMake…

I am happy to announce that CMake 2.8.10 has entered the release candidate stage!

You can find the source and binaries here:;O=D

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







One Response to CMake 2.8.10-rc1 ready for testing!

  1. Preeti SBlog says:

    thats a nice piece of information for an expert professional on Cmake. May we can have a very basic tutorial of writing Cmakelists.txt at Please check it out…

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