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 1804

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 1804 (2.2.0)

Today (Jun 6th) at 15:00 UTC we have published new installers and repositories of the Sailfish OS SDK. This SDK release is called 1804 and it matches Jolla Release 2.2.0.

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

The installers for this release of the SDK are available at If you have an older beta release of the SDK, you should see an update notification in the Sailfish OS IDE.

SDK content matches Jolla Release (Mouhijoki). 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 Installer/Maintenance Tool
  • Removed the need to run with LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 on some Ubuntu systems
  • On Linux and macOS the SDK Maintenance Tool now uses HTTPS to access the online repository by default. On Windows plain HTTP is still the only option.
SDK IDE (Qt Creator, Qt QmlLive)
  • Refreshed API documentation available in the Help mode (Ctrl+7) in Qt Creator to Jolla release level
  • QmlLive Bench now limits the number of file-change watches. Higher limit can be set with a command line option.
  • QmlLive Bench now connects automatically also when application startup is interrupted by debugger
  • Added controls that allow to change SSH and HTTP ports used by SDK Build Engine (Options > Sailfish OS) and SSH port used by Emulator (Options > Devices)
SDK Build engine
  • Build targets refreshed to Jolla release level
  • RPM binaries are not tainted with unsatisfied dependency on rpmlib(ShortCircuited) anymore
  • Fixed deployment to a device on local network when used with restricted access to the Internet
  • Control Centre now uses HTTPS by default for downloading SDK Targets and Toolings on all platforms
  • Emulator packages refreshed to Jolla release level
  • Fixed lengthy shutdowns

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 934M (978658467 bytes) 9e818b9798da62d52eef79522e42da04 929M (974061733 bytes) 4e38a8392cedb6cc1077e749464349a1
SailfishOSSDK-Beta-1804-Qt5-mac-offline.dmg 911M (954897571 bytes) 70de000de2582365b49d046c6aa21613
SailfishOSSDK-Beta-1804-Qt5-windows-offline.exe 889M (931685681 bytes) 5d059011a86b1a073545a47dbcd90979

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