Announcing Rsbuild v0.7

May 28, 2024

Rsbuild v0.7 has been released with Rspack v0.7!

This is the last minor release before the Rsbuild v1.0. After this, the Rspack team will focus on the development of v1.0 and aim to launch the Rspack / Rsbuild v1.0 alpha version soon.

Notable changes in Rsbuild v0.7:

Support for Storybook

Rsbuild now supports Storybook!

storybook-builder-rsbuild is a Storybook builder based on Storybook v8 and Rsbuild that allows you to quickly build your components and stories.

  • For projects using Rsbuild, you can now quickly integrate Storybook and reuse your existing Rsbuild config.
  • For projects using the Storybook webpack builder, you can now upgrade to Rsbuild and get ~5x faster build performance.

We also provide storybook-react-rsbuild and storybook-vue3-rsbuild to support React and Vue 3. For example, to integrate React:

import { StorybookConfig } from 'storybook-react-rsbuild';

const config: StorybookConfig = {
  framework: 'storybook-react-rsbuild',

export default config;

For more usage, please refer to storybook-rsbuild repository.

Faster Sass Compilation

In Rsbuild v0.7, Sass compilation is 3~10 times faster. The performance improvements are particularly noticeable on large projects.

Comparison of build times for Rsbuild v0.6 and v0.7 when compiling Bootstrap's Sass code:

This improvement is due to Rsbuild's default use of sass-embedded, a JavaScript wrapper around the native Dart Sass executable that provides a consistent API and superior performance.

Rsbuild has also enabled the latest sass-loader's modern-compiler API. This can enable Sass's shared resources feature, which allows the same compiler process to be reused when compiling multiple files, improving build performance.

Better CSS Supports

Rsbuild now uses CssExtractRspackPlugin to extract CSS into separate files, rather than using the experimental.css config to do so.

This allows Rsbuild to support more CSS features, including:

  • Support for using <style module> in the Vue SFC:
  <p :class="$">Red</p>

<style module>
  .red {
    color: red;
  • Support for complex CSS Modules :global() syntax
:local(.parent):global(.child) > ul {
  color: red;

Typed CSS Modules

Rsbuild v0.7 added a new Typed CSS Modules plugin, which is used to generate type declaration files for CSS Modules in the project.

When you use CSS Modules in a TypeScript project, the default type definition is as follows. It can only provide basic type support, and cannot accurately prompt which class names are exported by CSS Modules.

declare module '*.module.css' {
  const classes: { readonly [key: string]: string };
  export default classes;

After using the Typed CSS Modules plugin, Rsbuild will generate type declaration files for all CSS Modules in the project, providing accurate type hints.

For example, create two files named src/index.ts and src/index.module.css:

import styles from './index.module.css';

.page-header {
  color: black;

After building, Rsbuild will generate a src/index.module.css.d.ts type declaration file:

interface CssExports {
  'page-header': string;
  pageHeader: string;
declare const cssExports: CssExports;
export default cssExports;

Now when you open the src/index.ts file, you can see that the styles object already has an accurate type.

ESM/CJS Exports

Now, all packages of Rsbuild provide exports in both ES modules and CommonJS formats, and "type"="module" has been declared in the package.json.

This allows you to use import or require to use the JavaScript API of Rsbuild:

// ES module
import { createRsbuild } from '@rsbuild/core';

// CommonJS
const { createRsbuild } = require('@rsbuild/core');

ESM/CJS interop is a tricky issue, so we will provide both formats for a long time to make it easier for more users to use.

Breaking Changes

Upgrade Rspack to v0.7

Rsbuild has upgraded the dependent Rspack to version v0.7 and adapted to the breaking changes included in it. Typically, these breaking changes will not affect you.

In the new version, Rspack supports lazy compilation, which can significantly improve the dev startup time for large projects. Please refer to Announcing Rspack v0.7 to learn more.

In Rsbuild, you can use dev.lazyCompilation to enable lazy compilation.

Sass and Less Plugins

Rsbuild's Sass and Less plugins are now two separate npm packages instead of being built into @rsbuild/core as before. This change allows users to enable Sass and Less compilation as needed.

For example, projects using CSS solutions such as Tailwind CSS, CSS-in-JS, etc., no longer need to install the dependencies required for Sass and Less, saving about 7MB of disk space.

  • If your project requires compiling .scss or .sass files, please install and register the @rsbuild/plugin-sass plugin:
import { pluginSass } from '@rsbuild/plugin-sass';

export default {
  plugins: [pluginSass()],
  • If your project requires compiling .less files, please install and register the @rsbuild/plugin-less plugin:
import { pluginLess } from '@rsbuild/plugin-less';

export default {
  plugins: [pluginLess()],

dataUriLimit Defaults

The default value for output.dataUriLimit has been changed from 10000 (10kB) to 4096 (4KiB).

This is because more applications are currently using HTTP 2.0, so splitting assets into separate files would perform better. Meanwhile, inlining assets over 4KiB can make the JS bundle to be too large and not cache friendly.

If you prefer the previous defaults, add the following config:

export default {
  output: {
    dataUriLimit: 10000,