CMake 2.6 reaches beta

CMake 2.6 has reached the beta status (mailing list post). CMake is a very nice cross-platform makefile generator -- it does not build the software itself but rather relies on a platform specific tool for this. However, this is actually not a real drawback: For Windows, it generates for example Visual Studio solutions, so a Windows developer can continue to work with the tools he is used to instead of having to use an external build script. 2.6 fixes some important bugs which occur in not-so-exotic environments (I couldn't build a project with 2.4.8 because of them) and seems good to use.

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