Bazel Blog

Bazel 0.10

We're proud to announce the release of Bazel 0.10. The 400+ commits since last release include performance optimizations, bug fixes, and various improvements.

Migration Help: --config parsing order

--config expansion order is changing, in order to make it better align with user expectations, and to make layering of configs work as intended. To prepare for the change, please test your build with startup option --expand_configs_in_place.

Introducing Bazel Code Search

We are always looking for new ways to improve the experience of contributing to Bazel and helping users understanding how Bazel works. Today, we’re excited to share a preview of Bazel Code Search, a major upgrade to Bazel’s code search site. This new site features a refreshed user interface for code browsing and cross-repository semantic search with regular expression support, and a navigable semantic index of all definitions and references for the Bazel codebase. We’ve also updated the “Contribute” page on the Bazel website with documentation for this tool.

Thank you for BazelCon 2017

We are truly thankful to our community for making our first annual Bazel Conference a success! Check out all the videos of all the talks from BazelCon 2017 on YouTube.

Bazel on Windows -- a year in retrospect

Bazel on Windows is no longer experimental. We think Bazel on Windows is now stable and usable enough to qualify for the Beta status we have given Bazel on other platforms.

Bazel Conference 2017

Bazel team is pleased to announce our first annual Bazel Conference, focused on the needs of our community. The conference will feature user stories and feedback, migration talks, roadmap, hands-on and break-out tech sessions with Bazel engineers, contributors and users.

The New World of Bazel Releases

Bazel has been open-sourced exactly 2.5 years ago. It continues to be quite a journey, and we are very happy we have acquired some fellow travellers: many projects, organizations and companies that we all know and love rely on Bazel every day.

Bazel Conference 2017

Bazel team is pleased to announce our first annual Bazel Conference, focused on the needs of our community. The conference will feature user stories and feedback, migration talks, roadmap, hands-on and break-out tech sessions with Bazel engineers, contributors and users.

Introducing sandboxfs

sandboxfs is a new project to improve the way sandboxing works in Bazel by making it more efficient and correct. It's experimental and subject to change, but it's available now for you to check out! Read on for details.

Backward compatibility

Bazel is in Beta and we are working hard towards Bazel 1.0 (see the roadmap). We are not there yet, and there are still many things we want to change, clean, and improve. Future releases of Bazel will not be 100% compatible with all previous Beta versions. We understand that breaking changes can be painful for users. That's why we want to make it as easy as we can to migrate to new Bazel versions.