Application SDK Early Access

From SailfishOS Documentation

Early Access SDK

Sailfish SDK Early Access releases will provide the new SDK features and fixes a week or two before the final SDK release. By using the Early Access SDK you can be sure to get the latest and greatest SDK features first.


If you are looking for the regular SDK release or general information about the SDK itself, check out the Application SDK page.

Early Access Build Targets

The early access build targets are supported in both the Sailfish SDK and Sailfish SDK Early Access releases.


The latest early access targets can be installed by using the SDKMaintenanceTool:

1. Open the SDKMaintenanceTool

2. Choose Add or remove components and click Continue

3. Click the Sailfish OS Build Targets branch open from the components list

4. Check SailfishOS-ea-armv7hl and/or SailfishOS-ea-i486 component(s) for installation

5. Click Continue and follow through with the installation


The early access build targets will be released in sync with the early access releases of the Sailfish OS. Generally these releases will be available about a week earlier than the official public release. This allows developers to test and refine their apps before the public release.


If you have installed an early access build target or targets by using the SDKMaintenanceTool, you will get an update notification automatically when a newer early access build target release is available.


Please, remember, that the Early Access build targets should not be used for submitting apps to the Jolla Harbour. For that purpose, you should always use the latest non-EA (SailfishOS-latest-armv7hl or SailfishOS-latest-i486) build targets.

Latest Early Access SDK Release

The latest Sailfish SDK Early Access release can be downloaded for Linux, OS X and Windows platforms from below.

Sailfish SDK 2.4

Linux 32 Linux 64
OS X Windows

Please, read the section Installing the Early Access SDK before using these installers. The Early Access SDK repositories should be taken into use before installation.


Release Notes

The release notes for this SDK release are available at together.jolla.com.

File information

Filename Size MD5 Hash
SailfishSDK-2.4.0-linux32-offline.run 1.2G (1251758851 bytes) e9e8bda01527264c5630965aeffcb366
SailfishSDK-2.4.0-linux64-offline.run 1.2G (1279318317 bytes) 5efa6354061b914031d7b364208d53b0
SailfishSDK-2.4.0-mac-offline.dmg 1.2G (1232905261 bytes) 63b4134f3af2a5c149f810d3b1f66ec6
SailfishSDK-2.4.0-windows-offline.exe 1.2G (1205336765 bytes) cab5ebdaac093bb272a994b45f496cda


Installing the Early Access SDK

1. Open the Sailfish OS SDK Installer

2. Click Settings

3. Go to the Repositories page

4. Uncheck (Disable) the updates repository

5. Check (Enable) the updates-ea repository

6. Click OK and continue with the installation instructions


Receiving Early Access SDK Updates Automatically

If you want to receive the Early Access SDK updates automatically, enable the Early Access repository in your SDK:

1. Open the SDKMaintenanceTool

2. Choose Update components

3. Click Settings

4. Go to the Repositories page

5. Uncheck (Disable) the updates repository

6. Check (Enable) the updates-ea repository

7. Click OK and check for updates