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NAME

       cmake-generators - CMake Generators Reference

INTRODUCTION

       A  CMake  Generator  is responsible for writing the input files for a native build system.
       Exactly one of the CMake Generators must be selected for a build tree  to  determine  what
       native build system is to be used.  Optionally one of the Extra Generators may be selected
       as a variant of some of the Command-Line Build Tool Generators to  produce  project  files
       for an auxiliary IDE.

       CMake Generators are platform-specific so each may be available only on certain platforms.
       The cmake(1) command-line tool --help output lists available  generators  on  the  current
       platform.   Use  its  -G  option  to  specify  the  generator  for  a new build tree.  The
       cmake-gui(1) offers interactive selection of a generator when creating a new build tree.

CMAKE GENERATORS

   Command-Line Build Tool Generators
       These generators support command-line build tools.  In order to use them, one must  launch
       CMake  from  a  command-line prompt whose environment is already configured for the chosen
       compiler and build tool.

   Makefile Generators
   Borland Makefiles
       Generates Borland makefiles.

   MSYS Makefiles
       Generates makefiles for use with MSYS make under the MSYS shell.

       Use this generator in a MSYS shell prompt and using make as the build tool.  The generated
       makefiles  use /bin/sh as the shell to launch build rules.  They are not compatible with a
       Windows command prompt.

       To build under a Windows command prompt, use the MinGW Makefiles generator.

   MinGW Makefiles
       Generates makefiles for use with mingw32-make under a Windows command prompt.

       Use this generator under a Windows command  prompt  with  MinGW  in  the  PATH  and  using
       mingw32-make  as  the  build  tool.   The  generated makefiles use cmd.exe as the shell to
       launch build rules.  They are not compatible with MSYS or a unix shell.

       To build under the MSYS shell, use the MSYS Makefiles generator.

   NMake Makefiles
       Generates NMake makefiles.

   NMake Makefiles JOM
       Generates JOM makefiles.

   Unix Makefiles
       Generates standard UNIX makefiles.

       A hierarchy of UNIX makefiles is generated into the build tree.  Any  standard  UNIX-style
       make  program  can  build  the  project through the default make target.  A "make install"
       target is also provided.

   Watcom WMake
       Generates Watcom WMake makefiles.

   Ninja Generator
   Ninja
       Generates build.ninja files.

       A build.ninja file is generated into the build tree.  Recent versions of the ninja program
       can build the project through the "all" target.  An "install" target is also provided.

   IDE Build Tool Generators
       These  generators  support  Integrated Development Environment (IDE) project files.  Since
       the IDEs configure their own environment one may launch CMake from any environment.

   Visual Studio Generators
   Visual Studio 6
       Deprected.  Generates Visual Studio 6 project files.

       NOTE:
          This generator is deprecated and will be removed in a future version of CMake.  It will
          still be possible to build with VS 6 tools using the NMake Makefiles generator.

   Visual Studio 7
       Deprected.  Generates Visual Studio .NET 2002 project files.

       NOTE:
          This generator is deprecated and will be removed in a future version of CMake.  It will
          still be possible to build with VS 7.0 tools using the NMake Makefiles generator.

   Visual Studio 7 .NET 2003
       Generates Visual Studio .NET 2003 project files.

   Visual Studio 8 2005
       Generates Visual Studio 8 2005 project files.

       The CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM variable may be set to specify a target platform name.

       For compatibility with CMake versions prior to 3.1, one may specify a target platform name
       optionally at the end of this generator name:

       Visual Studio 8 2005 Win64
              Specify target platform x64.

       Visual Studio 8 2005 <WinCE-SDK>
              Specify target platform matching a Windows CE SDK name.

   Visual Studio 9 2008
       Generates Visual Studio 9 2008 project files.

       The CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM variable may be set to specify a target platform name.

       For compatibility with CMake versions prior to 3.1, one may specify a target platform name
       optionally at the end of this generator name:

       Visual Studio 9 2008 Win64
              Specify target platform x64.

       Visual Studio 9 2008 IA64
              Specify target platform Itanium.

       Visual Studio 9 2008 <WinCE-SDK>
              Specify target platform matching a Windows CE SDK name.

   Visual Studio 10 2010
       Generates Visual Studio 10 (VS 2010) project files.

       The CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM variable may be set to specify a target platform name.

       For compatibility with CMake versions prior to 3.1, one may specify a target platform name
       optionally at the end of this generator name:

       Visual Studio 10 2010 Win64
              Specify target platform x64.

       Visual Studio 10 2010 IA64
              Specify target platform Itanium.

       For  compatibility  with CMake versions prior to 3.0, one may specify this generator using
       the name Visual Studio 10 without the year component.

   Visual Studio 11 2012
       Generates Visual Studio 11 (VS 2012) project files.

       The CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM variable may be set to specify a target platform name.

       For compatibility with CMake versions prior to 3.1, one may specify a target platform name
       optionally at the end of this generator name:

       Visual Studio 11 2012 Win64
              Specify target platform x64.

       Visual Studio 11 2012 ARM
              Specify target platform ARM.

       Visual Studio 11 2012 <WinCE-SDK>
              Specify target platform matching a Windows CE SDK name.

       For  compatibility  with CMake versions prior to 3.0, one may specify this generator using
       the name "Visual Studio 11" without the year component.

   Visual Studio 12 2013
       Generates Visual Studio 12 (VS 2013) project files.

       The CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM variable may be set to specify a target platform name.

       For compatibility with CMake versions prior to 3.1, one may specify a target platform name
       optionally at the end of this generator name:

       Visual Studio 12 2013 Win64
              Specify target platform x64.

       Visual Studio 12 2013 ARM
              Specify target platform ARM.

       For  compatibility  with CMake versions prior to 3.0, one may specify this generator using
       the name "Visual Studio 12" without the year component.

   Visual Studio 14 2015
       Generates Visual Studio 14 (VS 2015) project files.

       The CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM variable may be set to specify a target platform name.

       For compatibility with CMake versions prior to 3.1, one may specify a target platform name
       optionally at the end of this generator name:

       Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64
              Specify target platform x64.

       Visual Studio 14 2015 ARM
              Specify target platform ARM.

   Other Generators
   Green Hills MULTI
       Generates Green Hills MULTI project files (experimental, work-in-progress).

       Customizations are available through the following cache variables:

       · GHS_BSP_NAME

       · GHS_CUSTOMIZATION

       · GHS_GPJ_MACROS

       · GHS_OS_DIR

       NOTE:
          This  generator  is  deemed  experimental  as  of  CMake  3.5.1  and is still a work in
          progress.  Future versions of CMake may make breaking changes as the generator matures.

   Xcode
       Generate Xcode project files.

EXTRA GENERATORS

       Some of the CMake Generators listed in the cmake(1) command-line tool  --help  output  may
       have  variants  that specify an extra generator for an auxiliary IDE tool.  Such generator
       names have the form <extra-generator> - <main-generator>.  The following extra  generators
       are known to CMake.

   CodeBlocks
       Generates CodeBlocks project files.

       Project  files  for  CodeBlocks  will  be  created  in  the  top  directory  and  in every
       subdirectory  which  features  a  CMakeLists.txt  file  containing   a   PROJECT()   call.
       Additionally  a  hierarchy of makefiles is generated into the build tree.  The appropriate
       make program can build the project through the default  make  target.   A  "make  install"
       target is also provided.

       This "extra" generator may be specified as:

       CodeBlocks - MinGW Makefiles
              Generate with MinGW Makefiles.

       CodeBlocks - NMake Makefiles
              Generate with NMake Makefiles.

       CodeBlocks - Ninja
              Generate with Ninja.

       CodeBlocks - Unix Makefiles
              Generate with Unix Makefiles.

   CodeLite
       Generates CodeLite project files.

       Project  files for CodeLite will be created in the top directory and in every subdirectory
       which features a CMakeLists.txt file containing a PROJECT()  call.  The  appropriate  make
       program can build the project through the default make target.  A "make install" target is
       also provided.

       This "extra" generator may be specified as:

       CodeLite - MinGW Makefiles
              Generate with MinGW Makefiles.

       CodeLite - NMake Makefiles
              Generate with NMake Makefiles.

       CodeLite - Ninja
              Generate with Ninja.

       CodeLite - Unix Makefiles
              Generate with Unix Makefiles.

   Eclipse CDT4
       Generates Eclipse CDT 4.0 project files.

       Project files for Eclipse will be created in the top directory.  In out of source  builds,
       a  linked  resource  to  the  top  level source directory will be created.  Additionally a
       hierarchy of makefiles is generated into the build tree.  The appropriate make program can
       build  the  project  through  the  default  make  target.  A "make install" target is also
       provided.

       This "extra" generator may be specified as:

       Eclipse CDT4 - MinGW Makefiles
              Generate with MinGW Makefiles.

       Eclipse CDT4 - NMake Makefiles
              Generate with NMake Makefiles.

       Eclipse CDT4 - Ninja
              Generate with Ninja.

       Eclipse CDT4 - Unix Makefiles
              Generate with Unix Makefiles.

   KDevelop3
       Generates KDevelop 3 project files.

       Project files for  KDevelop  3  will  be  created  in  the  top  directory  and  in  every
       subdirectory  which  features  a  CMakeLists.txt file containing a PROJECT() call.  If you
       change the settings using KDevelop cmake will try its  best  to  keep  your  changes  when
       regenerating  the  project files.  Additionally a hierarchy of UNIX makefiles is generated
       into the build tree.  Any standard UNIX-style make program can build the  project  through
       the default make target.  A "make install" target is also provided.

       This "extra" generator may be specified as:

       KDevelop3 - Unix Makefiles
              Generate with Unix Makefiles.

       KDevelop3
              Generate with Unix Makefiles.

              For  historical  reasons this extra generator may be specified directly as the main
              generator and  it  will  be  used  as  the  extra  generator  with  Unix  Makefiles
              automatically.

   Kate
       Generates Kate project files.

       A  project  file  for  Kate  will  be  created in the top directory in the top level build
       directory.  To use it in kate, the Project plugin must be enabled.  The  project  file  is
       loaded  in  kate simply by opening the ProjectName.kateproject file in the editor.  If the
       kate Build-plugin is enabled, all targets generated by CMake are available for building.

       This "extra" generator may be specified as:

       Kate - MinGW Makefiles
              Generate with MinGW Makefiles.

       Kate - NMake Makefiles
              Generate with NMake Makefiles.

       Kate - Ninja
              Generate with Ninja.

       Kate - Unix Makefiles
              Generate with Unix Makefiles.

   Sublime Text 2
       Generates Sublime Text 2 project files.

       Project files for Sublime Text 2 will be  created  in  the  top  directory  and  in  every
       subdirectory   which   features   a  CMakeLists.txt  file  containing  a  PROJECT()  call.
       Additionally Makefiles (or build.ninja files) are generated  into  the  build  tree.   The
       appropriate  make  program can build the project through the default make target.  A "make
       install" target is also provided.

       This "extra" generator may be specified as:

       Sublime Text 2 - MinGW Makefiles
              Generate with MinGW Makefiles.

       Sublime Text 2 - NMake Makefiles
              Generate with NMake Makefiles.

       Sublime Text 2 - Ninja
              Generate with Ninja.

       Sublime Text 2 - Unix Makefiles
              Generate with Unix Makefiles.

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