Single-configuration generatorΒΆ

Generator that allows to have only single build type while configuring project. Build type defined by CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE on configure step and can’t be changed on build step.

Example of building Debug variant:

> cmake -H. -B_builds -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug
> cmake --build _builds

To use another build type like Release use out-of-source feature.

All generators that are not multi-configuration are single-configuration. Typical example of such generator is a Unix Makefiles generator.