Application SDK Early Access

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Early Access SDK

Sailfish OS SDK Early Access releases will go 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.

Please, remember, that during the early access time the Early Access SDK should not be used for submitting apps to the Jolla Harbour. For that purpose, the latest public SDK can be found from the Application SDK page. There's also other SDK related information available on the same page.

Latest Early Access SDK Release

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

Sailfish OS SDK 1707

Linux 32 Linux 64
OS X Windows

After downloading the Early Access SDK for your platform, please follow through with the installation instructions.

Release Notes

SDK version 1707 (2.1.1)

Today (Aug 1st) at 13:00 UTC we have published new installers and repositories of the Sailfish OS SDK. This SDK release is called 1707 and it matches Jolla Release 2.1.1.

Please, read the following notes about the Early Access SDK:

If you add the early access repository into your SDK and have an older beta release of the SDK, you should see an update notification in the Sailfish OS IDE. Otherwise, you will see an update notification in the Sailfish OS IDE, when the Jolla Release 2.1.1 is publicly available to all users.

SDK content matches Jolla Release (Jämsänjoki). Please see below for detailed information of the changes.

A couple of things you should be aware of:

  • As before, in this update the build engine, emulator and targets are reinstalled so you will lose all changes you may have made in those - However, if your application packaging is done correctly, rebuilding your projects should reinstall the packages you have been using.
  • Any customization done to SDK (adding new package repositories, adding custom targets, additional source paths) will be removed during the installation process so make your own backup of those before starting the update.
  • If you import existing projects made with a previous version of the Sailfish OS SDK, make sure to select the correct kit in the project configuration step. Both ARM and i486 kits are available.
  • Package repository contents have been updated and consequently using a previous SDK version with these package repositories is not supported.
  • For more information, please see the Application SDK known issues list.

Release Content

SDK 1707
SDK IDE (Qt Creator, Qt QmlLive)
SDK Build engine
  • Build targets refreshed to Jolla release level
  • Harbour RPM validator updated
    • New APIs allowed: Sailfish Pickers
    • New libraries allowed: SQLite3
    • Nemo QML modules naming convention changed from org.nemomobile.* to Nemo.*. The old imports still remain supported for compatibility reasons.
  • Emulator packages refreshed to Jolla release level
  • Fixed initial emulator mode settings
  • Added missing themes for certain emulator modes

If you have any questions, feel free to either send an email to this mailing list: devel at, write it up in and tag your issue with 'sdk' or send an e-mail to developer-care at

Happy hacking,

Jolla SDK Team

File information

Filename Size MD5 Hash 851M (892073449 bytes) d15e5f798fa3ce9a296a1e0b509827b1 851M (891447045 bytes) 424ef7f59cc19ec97bf581b2026feb40
SailfishOSSDK-Beta-1707-Qt5-mac-offline.dmg 832M (872189721 bytes) 0faaa99aa438f99096feaa2a52db0441
SailfishOSSDK-Beta-1707-Qt5-windows-offline.exe 812M (851264015 bytes) 11a71c70f9cf8d1dc13ed32fa9e2780d

Receiving Early Access SDK Updates Automatically

If you want to receive the SDK updates automatically in sync with the Sailfish OS Early Access updates, add the early access repository into your SDK:

1. Open the SDKMaintenanceTool

2. Choose Update components

3. Click Settings

4. Go to the Repositories page and choose User defined repositories

5. Add these two repository URLs to the repository list[your platform]
# [your platform] is the same as in the Default repositories ("linux-64", "linux-32", "mac" or "windows").

6. Click OK and check for updates