The xPack CMake
This distribution follows the official CMake build system.
The binaries can be installed automatically as binary xPacks or manually as portable archives.
In addition to the package meta data, this project also includes the build scripts.
This section is intended as a shortcut for those who plan to use the CMake binaries. For full details please read the xPack CMake pages.
xpm tool available, installing
the latest version of the package is quite easy:
$ xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/cmake@latest
This command will always install the latest available version,
into the central xPacks repository, which is a platform dependent folder
(check the output of the
xpm command for the actual folder used on
This location is configurable using the environment variable
XPACKS_REPO_FOLDER; for more details please check the
xpm folders page.
xPacks aware tools automatically
identify binaries installed with
xpm and provide a convenient method to manage paths.
To remove the installed xPack, the command is similar:
$ xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/cmake
(Note: not yet implemented. As a temporary workaround, simply remove the
xPacks/@xpack-dev-tools/cmake folder, or one of the the versioned
For all platforms, the xPack CMake binaries are released as portable archives that can be installed in any location.
The archives can be downloaded from the GitHub releases page.
For more details please read the Install page.
The version strings used by the Ninja project are three number string
3.19.2; to this string the xPack distribution adds a four number,
but since semver allows only three numbers, all additional ones can
be added only as pre-release strings, separated by a dash,
3.19.2-2. When published as a npm package, the version gets
a fifth number, like
Since adherance of third party packages to semver is not guaranteed,
it is recommended to use semver expressions like
with caution, and prefer exact matches, like
The quick answer is to use the xPack forums; please select the correct forum.
For more details please read the Support page.
The binary distributions include several open-source components; the
corresponding licenses are available in the installed
- latest xPack release
- all xPack releases
- individual file counters (grouped per release)