CMake: build system generator. CPack: package generator. CTest: systematic test driver. CDash: a dashboard collector. 3 / CMake tutorial. introductions and files to use CMake for building projects nice tutorial!!! struglling to get clean and simple understanding of. What is CMake? According to CMake’s creators, Kitware, CMake is an open- source cross platform build system. This is not completely accurate.

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Introduction to CMake by Example |

There are some useful tutorials linked on the CMake Wiki but most of them only cover very specific problems or are too basic. People look for a build system to make it simpler. I have been following from past one years. On Linux, you can also install drutsch packages from the distribution’s package manager.

This post is just perfect.

Hey I tried the second example and it wouldnt work. Each directory’s CMakeLists file defines what the buildsystem should do in that specific directory. I already contacted you through the mail. Build a library or an executable out of some of the source files in this directory. It also defines which subdirectories CMake should handle as well. To define a custom install directory we simply pass it to cmake:. To run the build script you can simply use the Makefile:.

Each only handles as much of the build as is present in the current directory. By default cmake will install our build into the system directories.


I followed the instructions and have an include, src, build and all the files. Head over to CMake download page and get a binary for your operating system, e.

Just another fan of this post wanting to say I really appreciate your exposition! To keep your source code clean from any build artifacts you should do “out-of-source” builds.

This will help me with creating a shared library with CMake, which is my current task at my company. It is very usefull.

Now I understood about cmake. This will output a readily configured Xcode project to build our app. How about a part 2?

See the full list of CMake generators. Thank you very much! We can now run our binary from the install directory:. Does this example work for windows also…i.

Einführung in das Buildsystem Cmake

While CMake enjoys increasing interestthere are still plenty of libraries using native build systems like Unix Makefiles. For this example, I wish to place all of the build files dfutsch the build directory, which is achieved very simply by calling the cmake program from within the build directory, as follows: Have a question about the part about using the library: Your tutorial is the cmaks one which made perfect sense to me!

Linking an existing static library commented out in the example does not seem to work. Lets assume we have a simple app with a single. For example, in case of MacPorts, typing the following.

The main program would reside in the same project as the shared libraries. It would be great for future is could add. Sign in Get started. Good information on cmake for begginers like me helped me a lot ,Thank you.


On Linux run the binary from a terminal. For c,ake generators CMake will try its best to generate a build directory structure such that files from different configurations do not step on each other. It accomplishes this by pairing with different platform-specific buildsystems; CMake is an intermediate step, that generates build input for different specific platforms. In case you have other tutorials especially in embedded system, I would be very happy to know.

Absolutely perfect for getting me started with cmake on hierarchical projects that use shared libraries. Some would give very complicated use case with the equally complicated CMakeLists. Hi, I really appreciate your efforts. You can determine the constituents of a static library using the GNU ar archive command — for example: Am I missing something.

It will only be built if we add a dependency to it.

Introduction to CMake by Example

The CMake documentation is quite comprehensive but not suitable for a beginner. Define variables that the buildsystem will use in this directory, and in its subdirectories.

From being a student to a professional I still follow them many times as references. For single-config generators switching the configuration requires re-running CMake.