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Awesome CMake Awesome

A curated list of awesome CMake scripts, modules, examples and others

Your contributions are highly welcome (first see CONTRIBUTING.md).




Package Management / Build Systems

  • hunter - Cross-platform package manager for C++ (based on CMake ExternalProject). [BSD2]
  • cget - CMake package retrieval. This can be used to download and install CMake packages. [BOOST]
  • cppan - C++ Archive Network - C++ Package Manager based on CMake, implemented in C++14. [APACHE2]
  • cpm - C++ Package Manager based on CMake and Git. [MIT]
  • conan - Conan C++ Package Manager, implemented in Python and has a CMake integration backend. [MIT]
  • fips - High-level build system/dependency management for distributed, multi-platform C/C++ projects. [MIT]
  • Ninja - Build system that differs from others in two major respects: it is designed to have its input files generated by a higher-level build system (like CMake), and it is designed to run builds as fast as possible. [APACHE2]
  • vcpkg - A tool to acquire and build C++ open source libraries. Uses CMake internally as a build script language. [MIT]


Utility Scripts

These provide a wide range of functionality - from dealing with compiler flags to using tools. Some also contain modules.


  • dockcross - Cross compiling toolchains in Docker images. [MIT]
  • android-cmake - CMake toolchain file and other scripts for the Android NDK. [BSD3]
  • ios-cmake - Toolchain file and examples using CMake for iOS development. [BSD3]
  • qt-android-cmake - For building and deploying Qt based apps on Android without QtCreator. [LICENSE]
  • mingw-w64-cmake - CMake-based MinGW-w64 Cross Toolchain - to build Windows binaries of mpv. [ISC]
  • cmake-avr - CMake toolchain for AVR. [LICENSE]
  • arduino-cmake - This is the CMake project settings for the Arduino platform. [MPL]
  • polly - Collection of CMake toolchain files and scripts for cross-platform build and CI testing. [BSD2]
  • toolchains - For crosscompiling with CMake. They are meant to be mainly used on ArchLinux. [NO LICENSE]
  • cmake - Collection of CMake toolchain files, mostly for static linking. [APACHE2]

Examples / Templates



This is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).