CMake is a revolutionnary cross-platform, open-source make system. CMake is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files. CMake generates native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of your choice. CMake is quite sophisticated: it is possible to support complex environments requiring system configuration, pre-processor generation, code generation, and template instantiation. Please go here to learn more about CMake.

CMake was developed by Kitware 

The goals for CMake include the following:

  • Develop an open source, cross-platform tool to manage the build process,
  • Allow the use of native compilers and systems,
  • Simplify the build process,
  • Optionally provide a user-interface to manage the build system,
  • Create an extensible framework,
  • Grow a self-sustaining community of software users and developers.

Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. A large and vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities, research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse platform.

CMakeBuilder is the link between Eclipse and CMake. This plugin is focused on empowering development teams and helping them increase their productivity in the fastidious build process. CMakeBuilder is developed by Janua which is a French innovative start-up specializing in development tools consulting and implementation.

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