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Bazel Proposals and Design Documents

This is an index of all proposals and design documents for Bazel.


New proposals follow the design process and are sent for review on the bazel-dev mailing list.

State diagram of the design process

State diagram of the design process



Last updated Title Author(s) alias Category
2018-12-14 Versioned Documentation @jin Documentation
2018-11-26 Update Download Functions in repository_ctx @dkelmer External Repositories
2018-11-14 Platform Inheritance @katre Configurability
2018-10-29 Progress reporting for external repositories @aehlig External Repositories
2018-11-10 Symlinks in Remote Execution @buchgr Remote Execution
2018-08-27 Args Directory Support @tomlu Skylark
2018-08-20 Skylark API to the C++ toolchain @mhlopko C++
2018-08-03 Skyframe threading model @tomlu Skyframe
2018-07-13 Bazel hashing of external directory output @aehlig External Repositories
2018-05-24 Unified Configuration Transitions @gregestren Configurability
2018-04-26 Per-Rule Execution Platform Constraints @katre Configurability
2017-10-06 Dynamic Bazel Configurations @gregestren Configurability
2017-03-03 Label-keyed String Dictionary Type for Build Attributes @serynth Configurability
2016-10-18 Invalidation of remote repositories @damienmg External Repositories
2016-10-11 Distribution Artifact for Bazel @aehlig Release
2016-09-30 Central cache for external repositories @jin External Repositories
2016-09-05 Building Python on Windows @meteorcloudy Python, Windows
2016-06-21 Specifying environment variables @aehlig Bazel
2016-06-02 Sandboxing @philwo Bazel
2016-05-26 Implementing Beautiful Error Messages (Loading Phase) @laurentlb Bazel
2016-05-23 Beautiful error messages @laurentlb Bazel
2016-04-18 Parameterized Skylark Aspects @dslomov, lindleyf Skylark
2016-02-16 Generating C++ crosstool with a Skylark Remote Repository @damienmg Toolchains
2015-07-02 Skylark Remote Repositories @damienmg External repositories


Last updated Title Author(s) alias Category
2019-01-15 Bazel Starlark API: add ctx.resolve_tools @laszlocsomor Starlark
2018-11-16 Old Flags to Platform Migration @aragos Configurability
2018-11-14 Auto-configured Host Platform @katre Configurability
2018-11-09 Config Setting Chaining @gregestren Configurability
2018-11-05 Multiplex persistent worker @borkaehw Bazel
2018-10-15 Managing Breaking Changes in Bazel @dslomov Community
2018-09-04 Starlark Build Configuration @juliexxia, @gregestren Configurability
2018-08-20 Crosstool in Skylark @scentini, @mhlopko C++
2018-08-14 Decoupling android_ndk_repository from Bazel @jin Android
2018-04-19 Separating Build API from Bazel @c-parsons Skylark
2018-04-06 Bazel External Dependencies Roadmap @dslomov External Repositories
2018-03-29 Semantics of the expansion of Labels @aehlig External Repositories
2017-07-13 Improved Command Line Reporting @cvcal Bazel
2016-08-04 Extensibility For Native Rules @dslomov Skylark
2016-06-06 Declared Providers @dslomov, @laurentlb Skylark

Under review

Last updated Title Author(s) alias Category
2019-01-14 Bazel Constraint Equality @aragos Configurability
2018-12-03 Bazel with NPM package manager @ichern External Repositories
2018-12-03 On custom shell toolchain for Bazel Starlark rules @ichern Toolchains, Starlark
2018-11-07 Recursive Workspaces @aehlig External Repositoires
2018-11-07 Starlark Build Configurations - Parameterized-Transitions API @juliexxia Configurability
2018-11-02 Selecting Between Python 2 and 3 @brandjon Python
2018-10-24 Resource auto-tuning via flags @jmmv Performance
2018-10-23 Partial C++ Starlark API @oquenchil C++
2018-08-07 Repository Remapping Revisited @dkelmer External Repositories
2018-05-23 Crosstool in Skylark @mhlopko C++
2018-04-20 Bazel Rules Curation @laurentlb Community
2018-04-12 Extending the design of WORKSPACE files @aehlig, @dslomov External Repositories
2017-12-01 Namespaces when using multiple bazel repositories @aehlig, @dslomov External Repositories


Last updated Title Author(s) alias Category
2019-01-14 Delaying of load statements) @aehlig External Repositories
2018-11-27 Repository rules with multiple return values) @aehlig External Repositories
2018-11-09 Customizing the Python Stub Template @brandjon Python
2018-07-24 Test execution on Windows without Bash @laszlocsomor Windows
2018-06-28 Shrinking the Bazel binary @buchgr, @meistert Bazel
2018-06-28 External C/C++ libraries rules @ichern Bazel
2018-06-20 C++ rules skylark migration plan @mhlopko C++
2018-06-18 Name resolution @laurentlb Skylark
2018-06-15 Skylark API to the C++ toolchain @mhlopko C++, Skylark
2018-04-26 Garbage Collection for the Repository Cache @aehlig External Repositories
2018-04-06 Bazel Runfiles Libraries @laszlocsomor Bazel
2018-03-23 Moving Skylark out of Bazel @brandjon Skylark
2018-03-07 Diamond Splitting for External Repositories @dslomov External Repositories
2018-03-05 Output Map Madness @brandjon Skylark
2017-12-07 External Repositories: The Future @aehlig, @dslomov External Repositories
2017-10-06 A Brave New World for the Bazel WORKSPACE File @mattmoor, @dslomov, @davidstanke, @damienmg External Repositories
2016-07-25 Saner Skylark Sets @dslomov Skylark


Last updated Title Author(s) alias Category
2018-06-14 Platforms and Configurations @katre C++, Skylark
2016-09-19 Recursive WORKSPACE file parsing @kchodorow External Repositories
2015-03-06 bazel init a.k.a ./configure for Bazel @damienmg Bazel