[vtk-developers] CMake 2.4 requirement for development branch of VTK

Andy Cedilnik andy.cedilnik at kitware.com
Fri Jul 7 11:23:00 EDT 2006

Hello again,

I will consider the silence a note of approval for my suggestion. If 
people do not mind, I will add the check on Monday July 9th. That gives 
people almost one month until they are forced to update.


Andy Cedilnik wrote:
> Hello,
> We are considering requiring CMake 2.4 for the development branch of 
> VTK. The motivation for this is that CMake 2.4 contains substantial 
> amount of features that would ease the future development on the VTK 
> and related projects.
> These features include:
> * Support for 64 bit Windows
> * Support for Visual Studio 8
> * Support for new Xcode (including better support for bundles)
> * Dart2 support
> * Better installing of files
> * CPack - Software Packaging support
> * List and math functionality
> * Better dependency checking
> There are several other benefits to switching to CMake 2.4.
> We are proposing to require CMake 2.4 as of August 1st 2006 on.
> The proposed process is to include a warning in the top level CMake 
> list file that would warn the developer that VTK will require the 
> CMake 2.4 on August 1st. On the August 1st we change the warning into 
> error.
> Let me know if you have any comments.
> Thank you.

Andy Cedilnik
Kitware Inc.

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