This is a repository for the tools used by Bazel to compile Java.
The source code of the Bazel Tools for Java is currently checked in the bazel repository. The source code will be moved incrementally to this repository.
To use a specific java_tools release in your Bazel project please add the
http_archive definitions in your WORKSPACE file and set the options
--host_java_toolchain accordingly. All java_tools releases can be found under https://github.com/bazelbuild/java_tools/releases.
For example to use java_tools_javac11-v6.0 you can add the following to the WORKSPACE file:
http_archive( name = "remote_java_tools_linux", sha256 = "37acb8380b1dd6c31fd27a19bf3da821c9b02ee93c6163fce36f070a806516b5", urls = [ "https://mirror.bazel.build/bazel_java_tools/releases/javac11/v6.0/java_tools_javac11_linux-v6.0.zip", "https://github.com/bazelbuild/java_tools/releases/download/javac11-v6.0/java_tools_javac11_linux-v6.0.zip", ], ) http_archive( name = "remote_java_tools_windows", sha256 = "384e138ca58842ea563fb7efbe0cb9c5c381bd4de1f6a31f0256823325f81ccc", urls = [ "https://mirror.bazel.build/bazel_java_tools/releases/javac11/v6.0/java_tools_javac11_windows-v6.0.zip", "https://github.com/bazelbuild/java_tools/releases/download/javac11-v6.0/java_tools_javac11_windows-v6.0.zip", ], ) http_archive( name = "remote_java_tools_darwin", sha256 = "5a9f320c33424262e505151dd5c6903e36678a0f0bbdaae67bcf07f41d8c7cf3", urls = [ "https://mirror.bazel.build/bazel_java_tools/releases/javac11/v6.0/java_tools_javac11_darwin-v6.0.zip", "https://github.com/bazelbuild/java_tools/releases/download/javac11-v6.0/java_tools_javac11_darwin-v6.0.zip", ], )
and set the command line options according to the OS:
--java_toolchain=@remote_java_tools_linux//:toolchain \ --host_java_toolchain=@remote_java_tools_linux//:toolchain
If you're interested in the release process please see docs/release.md
java_tools for the javac version used by bazel is released monthly. The first RC should be cut at least 7 days before the bazel release, around the 25th day of the month.