CMake 2.8.11 Available for Download!

On behalf of myself, Ken, Bill, Brad, David, 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 2.8.11 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:
– Introduced Target Usage Requirements
  – Targets can specify usage requirements for their consumers such as include directories
    and preprocessor definitions; previously only link dependencies were supported
  – target_link_libraries(myexe yourlib) can now build myexe sources with requirements specified
    by yourlib
  – Added target_include_directories and target_compile_definitions commands with
  – See design and development discussion at

– Introduced a Generator Toolset selection for VS >= 10 and Xcode >= 3
  – Tell the IDEs which compiler toolchain to use
  – ex. Use VS 9 tools under VS 10: -G “Visual Studio 10” -T “v90”
– Introduced ExternalData Module
– Keep source trees lightweight by storing data separately
– Reference data unambiguously from source tree by content hash
– Fetch on-demand during build from local or remote resources
– CMake: Sublime Text Generator added that supports both Make and Ninja
– CMake: Added support for Texas Instruments C6 and up compilers
– CMake: Improve OpenBSD support
– CMake: Support for Windows CE with VS 8 and 9 generators
– CPack: Added Support for 64bit NSIS
– CPack: Added WiX Package Generator
– ExternalProject: Will run git fetch less often
– FindBoost: Major overhaul of searching and result caching
– FindCUDA: Now has support for separable compilation
– FindQt4: Overall improvements to finding Qt and importing targets
– FindSquish: Added support for squish 4
– GetPrerequisites: Port to MinGW with objdump

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.

Changes in CMake 2.8.11 (since 2.8.11-rc4)

2 Responses to CMake 2.8.11 Available for Download!

  1. Andrew Maclean says:

    The new Sublime Text Generator is really nice! I like it.

  2. Michael Jeulin-LaGarrigue says:

    The new Toolset selection for VS is very useful, thank you!

Questions or comments are always welcome!