The CMake Build system And Software Implementation Standard (BASIS) makes it easy to create sharable software and libraries that work together. This is accomplished by combining and documenting some of the best practices, utilities, and open source projects available. More importantly, BASIS supplies a fully integrated suite of functionality to make the whole process seamless!


Project Creation


Build system utilities


  • Documentation generation tools
  • Manuals
  • PDF and HTML output of each
  • Integrated with CMake APIs


  • Unit testing
  • Continuous integration
  • Executable testing frameworks

Program Execution

  • Parsing library
  • Command execution library
  • Unix philosophy and tool chains

Supported Languages:

  • C++, BASH, Python, Perl, MATLAB

Supported Packages:

Get Started

  1. Get your first taste with the Quick Start guide.
  2. Check out the How-to Guides for easy introductions to common tasks.
  3. Learn more About CMake BASIS, where it came from and why.
  4. Investigate the Reference and API for more in-depth information.