When deciding which minimum version of cmake shall be required by a
particular project, it is always good to consider the operating system
versions of your potential userbase. If your users cannot use the cmake
version supplied by their linux distribution or software vendor, they
might be less willing to try out newer versions of your project.
CMake versions available in several linux/UNIX distributions
The following table shows cmake versions available in several operating
system releases. Only releases are shown that are still in service (i.e.
are not marked as obsolete by their respective vendor). Distributions
without clearly defined release versions ("rolling releases") are not
included in this
If you have information on other linux or unix distributions, please add
them to the appropriate table. Be sure to add the source of your
information to the list of source, so others can update the information