Easily batch-build cmake projects!
cmany is a command line tool to easily build variations of a CMake C/C++ project. It combines different compilers, cmake build types, bundles of compilation flags, processor architectures and operating systems. Each of these items can also have associated compilation flags.
For example, to configure and build a project combining clang++ and g++ with both Debug and Release:
$ cmany build -c clang++,g++ -t Debug,Release path/to/CMakeLists.txt
The command above will result in four different build trees, placed by default
build subdirectory in the current working directory:
$ ls build/* build/linux-x86_64-clang++3.9-Debug build/linux-x86_64-clang++3.9-Release build/linux-x86_64-gcc++6.1-Debug build/linux-x86_64-gcc++6.1-Release
Each build tree is obtained by first configuring the project with the items
in each combination, and then invoking
cmake --build to build the project
You can also use cmany just to simplify your cmake workflow! These two
command sequences have the same effect (
b is an alias to
- Easily configures and builds many variations of your project with one simple command.
- Saves the tedious and error-prone work of dealing with many build trees by hand.
- Sensible defaults:
cmany buildwill create and build a single project using CMake’s defaults.
- Transparently pass flags (compiler flags, processor defines or cmake cache variables) to any or all of the builds.
- Useful for build comparison and benchmarking. You can easily setup bundles of flags, aka variants.
- Useful for validating and unit-testing your project with different compilers and flags.
- Useful for creating distributions of your project.
- Avoids a full rebuild when the build type is changed. Although this feature already exists in multi-configuration cmake generators like Visual Studio, it is missing from mono-configuration generators like Unix Makefiles.
- Runs arbitrary commands in every build tree or install tree.
- Full control over how the build items are combined.
- Emacs integration! https://github.com/biojppm/cmany.el
- Quick tour
- Build items
- Excluding builds
- Using cmany with Visual Studio
- Project dependencies
- Reusing arguments