CMake 2.4.7 available for download

Bill Hoffman bill.hoffman at
Wed Jul 18 16:05:21 CEST 2007

On behalf of myself, Ken, Brad, Alex and the rest of the CMake team,
we are pleased to announce that CMake 2.4.7 is available for download
If you have any problems or find any bugs, please report them at
A list of changes for the 2.4 release tree is included below.

Thanks Bill
(sorry for the duplicate email with the wrong subject.)

Changes in CMake 2.4.7
--- RC 11 ----
* Fix bug 5238 for cygwin versioned executables

* Allow for platform choice of executable shared libs install

* Fix @ONLY issues with RC 10

* Add -E make_directory to cmake executable
--- RC 10 ----
* Fix rebuild problem with makefiles and cmake vs CMakeSetup
--- RC 9 ---
* Fix problem with \@ in configure files bug# 5130
--- RC 8 ---
* Fix bug 5121 crash with build test on and vs

* Fix bug 5096 add_library and EXCLUDE_FROM_ALL not working
--- RC 7 ---
* Fix @ in Xcode projects

* add some fixes for FindSWIG.cmake

* Fix new line stuff in UsePkgConfig.cmake

* Add new FindPkgConfig.cmake from CVS

* improve docs for try_compile and list commands

* fix for bug 4384, preserve sym links in install directory

* Use platform variable for link path exclusion added in RC6

--- RC 6 ---
* Fix stack reporting bug in macros and include

* Fix double quote in -D flags for vs broken in RC 5

* Fix problem with newer curl and curl_getdate changes

* Do not emit link paths /usr/lib32 and /usr/lib64 with -L

---RC 5 ----
* Fix for bug# 4423, LANGUAGE property now works in VS IDE

* Fix for RUN_TESTS running the tests twice in VS IDE

* Do not create import libraries for modules on borland

* Fix for FILE(RELATIVE_PATH) # 4482

* Fix for apple lack of support for isystem flag

* Fix for Borland skipping make rules with no depends

* Fix for bug #4423 set source file properties LANGUAGE not always working

* Fix for bug #4462 isystem not supported on OSX

* Fix bug in save of resize of CMakeSetup

* Fix for @@ in file names

* Fix for if command scope issues

* Fix for relative path issue with paths ending in /.

* CMakeSetup saves the size of the dialog from the last run

* Fix for bug 4399, find qt designer on mac

* Fix for bug 4420 include unicode libs in cpack for vs8

* Fix for bug 4414 add_dependencies and set_target_properties can set
any target not just the ones in the current directory.

* Add support for cygwin setup packages to setup

* Fix uninstall with DESTDIR

* If COMPILE_FLAGS is changed on a target the object files will now

* Fix Bug 3512 - precompiled header flag mapping on VS.

* Do not run custom commands with relative paths if the working
directory is set.

* Fix bugs 3277, 4341, 4341 make pdb files match the target name correctly

* handle user set NODEFAULTLIB correctly in VS projects

* Fix external project for VS 2005 service pack 1 GUID not set correctly

* Fix Kdevelop problem where files could end up duplicated

Changes in CMake 2.4.6

* Remove svn test in ctestctest3

* Fix for FIND_* order and framworks with PREFIX usage.

* Fix for FindDoxygen and quiet mode.

* Find JavaVM as well as jvm

* Look for ruby1.8 and ruby

* Fix for cpack and dash

* Fix for finding custom commands from a full path with CMAKE_CFG_INTDIR.

* Fix for Borland make and custom commands that do nothing

Changes in CMake 2.4.5
* Fix for seg fault when a macro runs a bad command BUG# 3815

* Fix fix for foo.dll.lib that does not brea -L/usr/lib in link names

* Fix problem with LIBRARY_OUTPUT_PATH and linking to a dll foo.dll.lib
  instead of foo.lib

* Do not depend on optimized libraries for a debug build and visa versa.

* Fix target name matching custom command output conflict.

* Fix FindQt3 so that it does not find qt4

* Fix FindKDE4 so that it only looks for kde4-config

Changes in CMake 2.4.4

* CMake Version numbers on module directory

* elseif added

* Fix docs in CheckCSourceCompiles CheckCXXSourceCompiles and diagnostic

* added Check(C/CXX)SourceRuns.cmake, CheckCXXCompilerFlag.cmake, Check

* add static and shared flags to make sure the specified versions of
  libraries are used with -static -lfoo -shared -lbar

*  Search for the compiler only once and store a full path. avoids problems
  with PATH changes in cmake re-runs.

* make sure manifest files are generated with VS 8

* added FindASPELL.cmake, FindBZip2.cmake FindHPELL.cmake, FindJasper.cmake
  FindLibXml2.cmake, FindLibXslt.cmake, FindOpenSSL.cmake

* fix for bug#3646 GLUT not Glut for framework name

* many fixes for FindKDE3.cmake

* Better FindPNG that honors REQUIRED and looks in more places.

* Support to find python 2.5

* Find Qt3 better

* Find Qt4 better and work with qmake and qmake-qt4 on the same machine.

* Much better FindRuby.cmake

* More stuff marked as advanced in FindTcl and FindSDL

* FindwxWidgets runs shell script wx-config with sh

* Support for cpack and vs8 install libraries

* Darwin shared library create and Fortran now work

* Support for isystem directories INCLUDE_DIRECTORIES (SYSTEM)

* Targets in makefiles to create pre-processed files and assembly files
  can be turned off with these variables:

* Support for QNX

* Better default search paths for unix and FIND_* stuff

* Use link /lib and not lib to create static libraries with MS

* Useqt4 works with static qt4 and other fixes

* UseSwig.cmake interface to add extra dependencies.

* Added APPEND option to ADD_CUSTOM_COMMAND, Added VERBATIM option to


* Fix automatic computation of binary path to work for subdirectories of out
  of source directories.  This addresses bug#3592.

* --debug-ouput to cmake that gives stack trace to message send error
  The stack trace is no longer there without it.

* + can be in a variable

* Do not replace @VAR@ syntax in list files.  This addresses bug #2722

* much faster depend scanning

* do depends on system include directories

* Permission and install directory fixes

* New target property <CONFIG>_LOCATION (Debug, Release, etc)

* fix exclude from all in VS

* fix code completion problem in KDevelop

* Define MSYS when using msys generator

* fix referencece to projects outside the build tree VS 7,8

* Fix ZERO_CHECK to not always try and rebuild

* Fix Xcode universal binary rebuild problem

* add FILE_IS_NEWER to if command

* Add OPTIONAL to INSTALL command fix bug at 2922

* add SORT and REVERSE to LIST command

* fix for seg fault bug #3815

* add SYBOLIC as a source file property see SET_SOURCE_FILES_PROPERTIES

* fix ctest valgrind if no coverage is done

* better message if bogus generator is specified.

* Better FindJava and FindJNI

* Fix doxygen.config for CMake


* Fix configuration for ctest dashboard targets Experimental, Nightly, etc

* Fix FindDoxygen for mac and app-bundles

* Fix CPack simple install test with NSIS

* Allow EXECUTE_PROCESS to strip trailing white space

* Fix mingw echo in makefiles

* Fix Xcode to not mess up -gdwarf-2

* Fix crash when "linking" to custom targets.

* Allow HEADER_FILE_ONLY to not compile the file in VS 7 and 8

* Fix mingw out of binary with spaces in the path.

* Fix for sudo make install (partial)

* Allow installed zlib, curl, expat, xmlrpc to be used.

* Add CMakeDependentOption.cmake module

* Allow projects to set install prefix default

* improved Find/Use wxWidgets

* add support for windows dll version numbers

* Fix message for -G when generator does not exist

* Fix html references in help

* Fix version on .exe cygwin

* allow global timeout in ctest

* Fix some odd cases with custom commands in VS 6

* Fix path suffix stuff with lib64 in FIND_* stuff.

* Fix delete in CMakeSetup to not change the current position in the list

* Fix debug stl run of ctest on Mac

* Use #2 for manifest nt command on dll and #1 on exe

* Add depends from files inside qrc files in qt

* Fix explort_library_depends to work with optimized and debug

Changes in CMake 2.4.3

* fix for 3557 - Under MSVC8 hardcoded TargetEnvironment for MIDL Compiler

* Fix for Xcode all projects to prevent -fvisibility=hidden flags. This is
needed to make RTTI work by default.

* better prototype for main in try compile of c programs avoids warnings in

* with visual studio do not use incremental linking for release builds by

* fix bootstrap to use more ansi c main it test compiler

* fix import build settings to do case insensitive match on windows

* fix building in root directory c:/

* Add support for CXX only projects

* Better FindWxWidgets

* Added FindBoose.cmake

* add more fortran file extensions

* Cpack supports multiple packages at the same time

* Fix to FindKDE4 to look for kde4-config first

* Support for env var CMAKE_CONFIG_TYPE in ctest

* Fix for -DVAR=foo on the command line not saving to the cache

* ENH: Added creation of XXX_FIND_COMPONENTS list of all components
  withREQUIRED option.  This addresses the feature request in bug#3494.

* Object files get safe names

* progress is now reported with makefiles

* location of CMakeTmp changed to a varible

* CMAKE_COLOR_MAKEFILE cache variable available to turn off color output

* fixes for FindQt4 on mac.

* Better search paths for finding VTK

* Fix relative path problems in ADD_SUBDIRECTORY

* Fix long link commands on UNIX shells

* Fix depend file names in makefiles for generated headers

* CMAKE_ALLOW_LOOSE_LOOP_CONSTRUCTS allows for if/endif without variable

* Xcode multiple custom command problem fixed.

* INSTALL_RPATH_USE_LINK_PATH when true will add the link path to the rpath

* Add target/fast rules in the sub directories

* Fix Visual studio C and C++ targets to not add /TP and /TC

* print a context when cmake errors occur

* add rxvt-unicode, cygwin, and screen terminal support for color output

* Fix crash in CMakeSetup when status line is long

* make sure try compile files have a newline at the end

* fix for hp itanium build

Changes in CMake 2.4.2

* Run symlink command from correct directory for executable versions

* Fix for universal binaries and Xcode depend problem

* Changes to LIST command, see --help-command LIST

* Fix FindQT to be able to use full paths to source files

* Fix CPack ZIP on windows command line problem

* Find executables with no extension on windows mingw

* Fix FindQt3 to use QTDIR over path

* Significant speedup in try-compile for nmake

* CPack improvments including tar bzip2

* FindQt4 windows path fix

* Sunos cc optimize flags are correct

* Fix crash with ${} empty variable

* Increase depend speed on Mac OS.

* install command CONFIGURATIONS option.

* Fix MSVC60, MSVC70, MSVC71, MSVC80 definitions for IDE builds

* Fix for C++ compiler being used for c code in VS IDE

Changes in CMake 2.4.1

* Several ctest and cpack bug fixes

* Many updates and fixes for FindQt4.cmake

* Fix CMAKE_REQUIRED_FLAGS in CheckCXXSourceCompiles.cmake

* Handle running make from a symlinked build tree

* Automatic color ouput detection for shells building with make

* Kdevelop generator handles CMakeFiles directory better

* add correct depend information for fluid

* allow the cache to be saved even if a fatal error occurs

* fix bug in relative path subdir and add_subdirectoy commands

* support in vs for two object files with the same name

* short file names used for library paths in visual studio

* package target only shows up when you have cpack config files

* Use dl and not -ldl for adding in the dynamic library

* Fix check c/cxx source compiles macros to not clobber log files

* Fix nmake version detection of cl and create correct pdb files

* Fix msys bootstrap

* Change color output to be more readable

* Fix vs6 library naming

Changes in CMake 2.4.0

* CPack beta

* Visual Studio 2005 win64 support

* Improved install support


* Improved support for finding/using OSX Frameworks

* Multiple output support for custom commands

* Color output in make with vt100 terminals CMAKE_COLOR_MAKFILE

* Better variables for MSVC MSVC80

* Library path order is preserved

* Fix for text file busy in xcodebuild runs

* Better bundle support on OSX

* ctest -S scripts can run in new process with new environment

* OSX universal binary support

* Watcom support

* MinGW and MSYS support

* Visual studio 2005 manifest support

* Better handling of RPATH, no longer put rpath in install tree


* ctest captures output from vcexpress

* cmake --help-module can give help for cmake modules

* Lots of bug fixes

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