This plugin is built with Bazel and two build modes are supported:

  • Standalone
  • In Gerrit tree.

Standalone build mode is recommended, as this mode doesn't require local Gerrit tree to exist.

Build standalone

To build the plugin, issue the following command:

  bazel build @PLUGIN@.jar

The output is created in


To package the plugin sources run:

  bazel build lib@PLUGIN@__plugin-src.jar

The output is created in:


To execute the tests run:

  bazel test //...

This project can be imported into the Eclipse IDE:


Build in Gerrit tree

Clone or link this plugin to the plugins directory of Gerrit's source tree. Put the external dependency Bazel build file into the Gerrit /plugins directory, replacing the existing empty one.

  cd gerrit/plugins
  rm external_plugin_deps.bzl
  ln -s @PLUGIN@/external_plugin_deps.bzl .

Then issue

  bazel build plugins/@PLUGIN@:@PLUGIN@

To execute the tests run either one of:

  bazel test --test_tag_filters=@PLUGIN@ //...
  bazel test plugins/@PLUGIN@:@PLUGIN@_tests

This project can be imported into the Eclipse IDE. Add the plugin name to the CUSTOM_PLUGINS and to the CUSTOM_PLUGINS_TEST_DEPS set in Gerrit core in tools/bzl/plugins.bzl, and execute:


More information about Bazel can be found in the Gerrit documentation.

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