Monthly Archives: May 2012

How to build software using CMake

I looked for easy instructions for building a package that uses CMake, so that I had a link to refer someone to. I couldn’t find one offhand – most seemed to be about creating a CMake-based build for your project, rather than using one that already exists. While building your own project with CMake is the next logical step if you do development, you’ll probably end up needing to build someone else’s first, so here’s a quick screencast (fairly Windows-centric) on how to get that done, including how to find dependencies.