I think you're referring to the Earthquake sample above, and it's CMakeLists.txt doesn't look to be up to date. I've started to list samples that we know won't yet build with cmake here, please feel free to comment there (or here on the forum) if you find others. I don't think we'll get to all of them before the next release (particularly those requiring Cairo), but many such as Earthquake should be easy to get running.
Please give some other samples a try and let us know what you find. I know that Geometry and FallingGears samples are up to date, those would be a good place to start.