Bazel supports building Android apps with Java and C++ code out of the box through the android_binary rule and related rules. Android binary builds need a lot of machinery--more than we can cover in a blog post. However, one aspect that’s fairly important to Bazel’s Android support is scalability. That’s because we build most of Google’s own Android apps with Bazel and those apps are not only comparably large but also come with hundreds of engineers that want to build and test their changes quickly.
The Bazel team is happy to announce the release of version 0.11.0.
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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.
--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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.