JFrog Releases Conan 2
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Thursday, 23 February 2023

JFrog and the team at Conan have released Conan 2. The C/C++ package manager has been released on GitHub, and gives developers the means to model C and C++ application dependencies. The new release includes new generators and a new graph model that provides better support for C and C++ binaries relationships, compilation, and linkage.

Conan is an open source, decentralized and multi-platform package manager for C/C++ that allows you to create and share all your native binaries. The company was acquired by JFrog in 2016.


Conan is free and open-source, and can be used to develop for all targets including embedded, mobile (iOS, Android), and bare metal. It integrates with major build systems including CMake, Visual Studio (MSBuild), Makefiles and SCons.

Conan 2.0 has been reworked from the ground up. The highlight of the new version is the improved graph model that the team says better represents transitive usage requirements.

It defines new requirement traits (headers, libs, build, run, test, package_id_mode, options, transitive_headers, transitive_libs) and package types (static, shared, application, header-only) to better represent the relations that happen with C and C++ binaries, like executables or shared libraries linking static libraries or shared libraries.

Conan 2 also adds a new public Python API that the developers describe as a real API, with building blocks that are already used to build the Conan built-in commands, but that will allow further extensions.

There are also new build system integrations, so Conan will now use modern build system integrations like CMakeDeps and CMakeToolchain that are fully transparent to CMake integration, so the consuming CMakeLists.txt doesn’t need to be aware about Conan.

Conan 2 is available for download now.


More Information

Conan Website

Conan On GitHub

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