ECMSetupVersionΒΆ

Handle library version information.

ecm_setup_version(<version>
                  VARIABLE_PREFIX <prefix>
                  [SOVERSION <soversion>]
                  [VERSION_HEADER <filename>]
                  [PACKAGE_VERSION_FILE <filename> [COMPATIBILITY <compat>]] )

This parses a version string and sets up a standard set of version variables. It can optionally also create a C version header file and a CMake package version file to install along with the library.

If the <version> argument is of the form <major>.<minor>.<patch> (or <major>.<minor>.<patch>.<tweak>), The following CMake variables are set:

<prefix>_VERSION_MAJOR  - <major>
<prefix>_VERSION_MINOR  - <minor>
<prefix>_VERSION_PATCH  - <patch>
<prefix>_VERSION        - <version>
<prefix>_VERSION_STRING - <version> (for compatibility: use <prefix>_VERSION instead)
<prefix>_SOVERSION      - <soversion>, or <major> if SOVERSION was not given

If CMake policy CMP0048 is not NEW, the following CMake variables will also be set:

PROJECT_VERSION_MAJOR - <major> PROJECT_VERSION_MINOR - <minor> PROJECT_VERSION_PATCH - <patch> PROJECT_VERSION - <version> PROJECT_VERSION_STRING - <version> (for compatibility: use PROJECT_VERSION instead)

If the VERSION_HEADER option is used, a simple C header is generated with the given filename. If filename is a relative path, it is interpreted as relative to CMAKE_CURRENT_BINARY_DIR. The generated header contains the following macros:

<prefix>_VERSION_MAJOR  - <major> as an integer
<prefix>_VERSION_MINOR  - <minor> as an integer
<prefix>_VERSION_PATCH  - <patch> as an integer
<prefix>_VERSION_STRING - <version> as a C string
<prefix>_VERSION        - the version as an integer

<prefix>_VERSION has <patch> in the bottom 8 bits, <minor> in the next 8 bits and <major> in the remaining bits. Note that <patch> and <minor> must be less than 256.

If the PACKAGE_VERSION_FILE option is used, a simple CMake package version file is created using the write_basic_package_version_file() macro provided by CMake. It should be installed in the same location as the Config.cmake file of the library so that it can be found by find_package(). If the filename is a relative path, it is interpreted as relative to CMAKE_CURRENT_BINARY_DIR. The optional COMPATIBILITY option is forwarded to write_basic_package_version_file(), and defaults to AnyNewerVersion.

If CMake policy CMP0048 is NEW, an alternative form of the command is available:

ecm_setup_version(PROJECT
                  [VARIABLE_PREFIX <prefix>]
                  [SOVERSION <soversion>]
                  [VERSION_HEADER <filename>]
                  [PACKAGE_VERSION_FILE <filename>] )

This will use the version information set by the project() command. VARIABLE_PREFIX defaults to the project name. Note that PROJECT must be the first argument. In all other respects, it behaves like the other form of the command.

Since pre-1.0.0.

COMPATIBLITY option available since 1.6.0.