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CMake 3.20 Release Notes
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Changes made since CMake 3.19 include the following.
* The :variable:`CMAKE_<LANG>_BYTE_ORDER` variable was added to provide the
target architecture byte order detected from the toolchain.
* The :module:`AddFileDependencies` module is deprecated.
Port projects to use :command:`set_property` directly.
* The :command:`target_include_directories` command gained a new option
``AFTER``.
* On AIX, installation of XCOFF executables and shared libraries
no longer requires relinking to change the runtime search path
from the build-tree RPATH to the install-tree RPATH. CMake now
edits the XCOFF binaries directly during installation, as has
long been done on ELF platforms.
* CMake's support for :ref:`Cross Compiling for Android`
is now merged with the Android NDK's toolchain file.
They now have similar behavior, though some variable names differ.
User-facing changes include:
- ``find_*`` functions will search NDK ABI / API specific paths by default.
- The default :variable:`CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE` for Android is
now ``RelWithDebInfo``.
* :manual:`cmake-presets(7)` gained support for build and test presets.
* The target property :prop_tgt:`<LANG>_CLANG_TIDY` and the associated
variable :variable:`CMAKE_<LANG>_CLANG_TIDY` learned to support OBJC and OBJCXX.
* :prop_tgt:`WIN32_EXECUTABLE` now works on Windows with Clang.
* The :command:`cmake_path` command was added for operations on
filesystem paths.
* The :command:`configure_file` command gained a ``USE_SOURCE_PERMISSIONS``
and ``FILE_PERMISSIONS`` option to support copying of permissions of source
file and specifying user defined permissions.
* :module:`CPack` gained the :variable:`CPACK_THREADS` variable to
control the number of threads used for parallelized operations,
such as compressing the installer package.
* The :module:`CPackDeb` module learned a new
:variable:`CPACK_DEBIAN_PACKAGE_SHLIBDEPS_PRIVATE_DIRS`
variable to specify additional search directories for
resolving private library dependencies when using
``dpkg-shlibdeps``.
* The :cpack_gen:`CPack IFW Generator` gained new
:variable:`CPACK_IFW_PACKAGE_WIZARD_SHOW_PAGE_LIST` variable to
control visibility of the widget listing installer pages on the left side
of the wizard. This feature available only since QtIFW 4.0.
* The :cpack_gen:`CPack NSIS Generator` gained new variables
:variable:`CPACK_NSIS_BRANDING_TEXT` and
:variable:`CPACK_NSIS_BRANDING_TEXT_TRIM_POSITION` to change the
text at the bottom of the install window and change its trim position
* The :cpack_gen:`CPack NSIS Generator` now handles correctly Unicode characters.
If you want to have a ``CPACK_RESOURCE_FILE_LICENSE`` with UTF-8 characters
it needs to be encoded in UTF-8 BOM.
* The :cpack_gen:`CPack NuGet Generator` gained options:
- :variable:`CPACK_NUGET_PACKAGE_ICON` and
:variable:`CPACK_NUGET_<compName>_PACKAGE_ICON`
allow package icons to be specified by local files.
- :variable:`CPACK_NUGET_PACKAGE_LICENSE_EXPRESSION` and
:variable:`CPACK_NUGET_<compName>_PACKAGE_LICENSE_EXPRESSION` add
support for specifying licenses recognized by the
`Software Package Data Exchange`_ (SPDX).
- :variable:`CPACK_NUGET_PACKAGE_LICENSE_FILE_NAME` and
:variable:`CPACK_NUGET_<compName>_PACKAGE_LICENSE_FILE_NAME` allow
licenses to be specified by local files.
- :variable:`CPACK_NUGET_PACKAGE_LANGUAGE` and
:variable:`CPACK_NUGET_<compName>_PACKAGE_LANGUAGE` allow the locale
for a package to be specified, for example ``en_CA``.
Some other variables have been deprecated to reflect changes in the
NuGet specification:
- :variable:`CPACK_NUGET_PACKAGE_ICONURL` and
:variable:`CPACK_NUGET_<compName>_PACKAGE_ICONURL` have been deprecated;
replace with a reference to a local icon file.
- :variable:`CPACK_NUGET_PACKAGE_LICENSEURL` and
:variable:`CPACK_NUGET_<compName>_PACKAGE_LICENSEURL` have been deprecated;
replace with a reference to the project's license file or SPDX
license expression.
.. _Software Package Data Exchange: https://spdx.org/
* :prop_tgt:`CXX_STANDARD`, :prop_tgt:`CUDA_STANDARD`,
:prop_tgt:`OBJCXX_STANDARD` and the
:manual:`Compile Features <cmake-compile-features(7)>` functionality gained
support for C++23.
* :manual:`ctest(1)` gained a ``--test-dir`` option to specify the directory
in which to look for tests.
* The :envvar:`CUDAARCHS` environment variable was added for initializing
:variable:`CMAKE_CUDA_ARCHITECTURES`. Useful in cases where the compiler
default is unsuitable for the machine's GPU.
* ``CUDA`` language support now works when ``nvcc`` is a symbolic link,
for example due to a ``ccache`` or ``colornvcc`` wrapper script.
* The :module:`FindCUDAToolkit` module gained support for finding CUDA
toolkits when ``nvcc`` is a symbolic link,
for example due to a ``ccache`` or ``colornvcc`` wrapper script.
* :command:`add_custom_command` and :command:`add_custom_target` now
support :manual:`generator expressions <cmake-generator-expressions(7)>`
in their ``OUTPUT`` and ``BYPRODUCTS`` options.
Their ``COMMAND``, ``WORKING_DIRECTORY``, and ``DEPENDS`` options gained
support for new generator expressions ``$<COMMAND_CONFIG:...>`` and
``$<OUTPUT_CONFIG:...>`` that control cross-config handling when using
the :generator:`Ninja Multi-Config` generator.
* The :prop_sf:`LANGUAGE` source file property now forces compilation
as the specified language. See policy :policy:`CMP0119`.
* Source file extensions must now be explicit. See policy :policy:`CMP0115` for
details.
* The :prop_tgt:`EXPORT_COMPILE_COMMANDS` target property was added
for the associated :variable:`CMAKE_EXPORT_COMPILE_COMMANDS` variable
to allow for configuration of exporting compile commands per target.
* The :module:`ExternalData` module ``ExternalData_add_target`` now supports a
``SHOW_PROGRESS <bool>`` argument to suppress progress output during the
build.
* The :module:`ExternalProject` function ``ExternalProject_Add`` learned a new
``CONFIGURE_HANDLED_BY_BUILD`` option to have subsequent runs of the configure
step be triggered by the build step when an external project dependency
rebuilds instead of always rerunning the configure step when an external
project dependency rebuilds.
* The implementation of the :module:`ExternalProject` module was
significantly refactored. The patch step gained support for
using the terminal with a new ``USES_TERMINAL_PATCH`` keyword
as a by-product of that work.
* The :module:`FetchContent` module no longer creates a separate
sub-build to implement the content population. It now invokes
the step scripts directly from within the main project's
configure stage. This significantly speeds up the configure
phase when the required content is already populated and
up-to-date.
* The :manual:`cmake-file-api(7)` gained a new "toolchains" object
kind that describes the compiler used for each enabled language.
* The :command:`file(GENERATE)` command gained ``NEWLINE_STYLE`` option to
support newline style of the generated file.
* The :command:`file(GENERATE)` command gained ``NO_SOURCE_PERMISSIONS``,
``USE_SOURCE_PERMISSIONS``, and ``FILE_PERMISSIONS`` options to support
permissions of the generated file.
* The :module:`FindBoost` module gained a ``Boost_NO_WARN_NEW_VERSIONS``
option to silence the warning about unknown dependencies for new
Boost versions.
* The :module:`FindIntl` module now provides an imported target.
* :module:`FindOpenSSL` module gains the capability to manage a version range.
* Modules :module:`FindPython3`, :module:`FindPython2` and :module:`FindPython`
gain the capability to control how interpreter unversioned names are
searched.
* The :command:`install(FILES)` command ``RENAME`` option learned to
support :manual:`generator expressions <cmake-generator-expressions(7)>`.
* The Intel oneAPI NextGen LLVM compilers are now supported with
compiler id ``IntelLLVM``:
* The ``icx``/``icpx`` C/C++ compilers on Linux, and the ``icx``
C/C++ compiler on Windows, are fully supported as of oneAPI 2021.1.
* The ``ifx`` Fortran compiler on Linux is partially supported.
As of oneAPI 2021.1, ``ifx`` does not define several identification
macros, so CMake identifies it as the classic ``Intel`` compiler.
This works in many cases because ``ifx`` accepts the same command line
parameters as ``ifort``.
* The ``ifx`` Fortran compiler on Windows is not yet supported.
The Intel oneAPI Classic compilers (``icc``, ``icpc``, and ``ifort``)
continue to be supported with compiler id ``Intel``.
* ``add_jar()`` command, from :module:`UseJava` module, gains new capabilities
for ``GENERATE_NATIVE_HEADERS`` option. These capabilities facilitate the
exportation of the generated target.
* The :command:`add_custom_command` command gained ``DEPFILE`` support on
:ref:`Makefile Generators`.
* The :ref:`Makefile Generators` gained the capability, for a selection of
compilers, to use the compiler itself to generate implicit dependencies.
* The :prop_sf:`GENERATED` source-file property is now visible
from any directory scope, regardles in which scope or for what
scope it was set.
See policy :policy:`CMP0118`.
* With MSVC-like compilers the value of
:variable:`CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS <CMAKE_<LANG>_FLAGS>` no longer contains
the ``/GR`` flag for runtime type information by default.
See policy :policy:`CMP0117`.
* Ninja generators now transform ``DEPFILE`` s from
:command:`add_custom_command`. See policy :policy:`CMP0116` for details.
* The NVIDIA HPC SDK compilers are now supported with compiler id ``NVHPC``.
* The :command:`add_library` command previously prohibited imported object
libraries when using potentially multi-architecture configurations.
This mostly affected the :generator:`Xcode` generator, e.g. when targeting
iOS or one of the other device platforms. This restriction has now been
removed.
* The variables :variable:`CMAKE_RUNTIME_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY`,
:variable:`CMAKE_LIBRARY_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY`, and
:variable:`CMAKE_ARCHIVE_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY` now support target-dependent
generator expressions.
* The :ref:`Qt AUTOMOC` feature now works with per-config sources.
* The precompiled Linux binaries provided on ``cmake.org`` have changed
their naming pattern to ``cmake-$ver-linux-$arch``, where ``$arch``
is either ``x86_64`` or ``aarch64``.
* The precompiled Windows binaries provided on ``cmake.org`` have changed
their naming pattern to ``cmake-$ver-windows-$arch``, where ``$arch``
is either ``x86_64`` or ``i386``.
* The :manual:`cmake-server(7)` mode has been removed.
Clients should use the :manual:`cmake-file-api(7)` instead.
* The :module:`WriteCompilerDetectionHeader` module has been deprecated
via policy :policy:`CMP0120`. Projects should be ported away from it.
* The :command:`target_sources` now supports custom targets.
* The :module:`TestBigEndian` module has been deprecated in favor
of the :variable:`CMAKE_<LANG>_BYTE_ORDER` variable.
* The :command:`try_run` command gained a ``WORKING_DIRECTORY`` option to
support setting of working directory.
* The :prop_tgt:`UNITY_BUILD_UNIQUE_ID` target property
was added to support generation of an identifier that is
unique per source file in unity builds. It can help to
resolve duplicate symbol problems with anonymous namespaces.
* :module:`UseSWIG` module gained the capability, for
:ref:`Makefile <Makefile Generators>` and :ref:`Ninja <Ninja Generators>`
generators, to use ``swig`` tool to generate implicit dependencies.
* When using the Xcode generator, it is now possible to embed frameworks
using the new :prop_tgt:`XCODE_EMBED_FRAMEWORKS <XCODE_EMBED_<type>>`
target property. Aspects of the embedding can be customized with the
:prop_tgt:`XCODE_EMBED_FRAMEWORKS_PATH <XCODE_EMBED_<type>>`,
:prop_tgt:`XCODE_EMBED_FRAMEWORKS_CODE_SIGN_ON_COPY` and
:prop_tgt:`XCODE_EMBED_FRAMEWORKS_REMOVE_HEADERS_ON_COPY` target properties.
AddFileDependencies-deprecate
-----------------------------
* The :module:`AddFileDependencies` module is deprecated.
Port projects to use :command:`set_property` directly.
ExternalData-suppress-progress
------------------------------
* The :module:`ExternalData` module ``ExternalData_add_target`` now supports a
``SHOW_PROGRESS <bool>`` argument to suppress progress output during the
build.
FindBoost-no-warn
-----------------
* The :module:`FindBoost` module gained a ``Boost_NO_WARN_NEW_VERSIONS``
option to silence the warning about unknown dependencies for new
Boost versions.
FindIntl-imported-target
------------------------
* The :module:`FindIntl` module now provides an imported target.
FindOpenSSL-version-range
-------------------------
* :module:`FindOpenSSL` module gains the capability to manage a version range.
FindPython-FIND_UNVERSIONED_NAMES
---------------------------------
* Modules :module:`FindPython3`, :module:`FindPython2` and :module:`FindPython`
gain the capability to control how interpreter unversioned names are
searched.
Java-export-native_headers-target
---------------------------------
* ``add_jar()`` command, from :module:`UseJava` module, gains new capabilities
for ``GENERATE_NATIVE_HEADERS`` option. These capabilities facilitate the
exportation of the generated target.
OUTPUT_DIRECTORY
----------------
* The variables :variable:`CMAKE_RUNTIME_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY`,
:variable:`CMAKE_LIBRARY_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY`, and
:variable:`CMAKE_ARCHIVE_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY` now support target-dependent
generator expressions.
TestBigEndian-use-abi-result
----------------------------
* The :module:`TestBigEndian` module has been deprecated in favor
of the :variable:`CMAKE_<LANG>_BYTE_ORDER` variable.
UseSWIG-dependencies
--------------------
* :module:`UseSWIG` module gained the capability, for
:ref:`Makefile <Makefile Generators>` and :ref:`Ninja <Ninja Generators>`
generators, to use ``swig`` tool to generate implicit dependencies.
abi-byte-order
--------------
* The :variable:`CMAKE_<LANG>_BYTE_ORDER` variable was added to provide the
target architecture byte order detected from the toolchain.
after-option-in-target_include-directories.rst
----------------------------------------------
* The :command:`target_include_directories` command gained a new option
``AFTER``.
aix-xcoff-edit
--------------
* On AIX, installation of XCOFF executables and shared libraries
no longer requires relinking to change the runtime search path
from the build-tree RPATH to the install-tree RPATH. CMake now
edits the XCOFF binaries directly during installation, as has
long been done on ELF platforms.
android-ndk
-----------
* CMake's support for :ref:`Cross Compiling for Android`
is now merged with the Android NDK's toolchain file.
They now have similar behavior, though some variable names differ.
User-facing changes include:
- ``find_*`` functions will search NDK ABI / API specific paths by default.
- The default :variable:`CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE` for Android is
now ``RelWithDebInfo``.
build-test-presets
------------------
* :manual:`cmake-presets(7)` gained support for build and test presets.
clang-tidy-objc
---------------
* The target property :prop_tgt:`<LANG>_CLANG_TIDY` and the associated
variable :variable:`CMAKE_<LANG>_CLANG_TIDY` learned to support OBJC and OBJCXX.
clang-win32-subsystem
---------------------
* :prop_tgt:`WIN32_EXECUTABLE` now works on Windows with Clang.
cmake_path
----------
* The :command:`cmake_path` command was added for operations on
filesystem paths.
configure_file-user-permissions
-------------------------------
* The :command:`configure_file` command gained a ``USE_SOURCE_PERMISSIONS``
and ``FILE_PERMISSIONS`` option to support copying of permissions of source
file and specifying user defined permissions.
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