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 1701-1

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 1701-1 (2.1.0)

Today (Mar 23rd) at 16:00 UTC we have published new installers and repositories of the Sailfish OS SDK. This SDK release is called 1701-1 and it matches Jolla Release 2.1.0.


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 2.1.0 is publicly available to all users.


SDK content matches Jolla Release 2.1.0.10 (Iijoki). 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 1701-1
SDK IDE (Qt Creator, Qt QmlLive)
  • Refreshed API documentation available in the Help mode (Ctrl+7) in Qt Creator to Jolla release 2.1.0.10 level
  • Missing SSH keys for hardware devices can now be renegerated without re-adding the device
  • Fixed QmlLive compatibility issues with Windows 10
SDK Build engine
  • Build targets refreshed to Jolla release 2.1.0.10 level
  • Fixed translation files installation with Qt 5.6
  • Harbour RPM validator updated
    • More versioned Qt libraries allowed
    • Fixed the validation of QML modules
Emulator
  • Emulator packages refreshed to Jolla release 2.1.0.10 level


SDK 1701
SDK IDE (Qt Creator, Qt QmlLive)
  • Refreshed API documentation available in the Help mode (Ctrl+7) in Qt Creator to Jolla release 2.1.0.9 level
  • Initial release of QML live coding support with Qt QmlLive. Check out the QML Live Coding tutorial
SDK Build engine
  • Build targets refreshed to Jolla release 2.1.0.9 level
  • Harbour RPM validator updated
    • Qt 5.6 module imports allowed
    • Relaxed app internal QML module naming rules. All module names are now allowed inside an app, except the ones used by the operating system.
Emulator
  • Emulator packages refreshed to Jolla release 2.1.0.9 level


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


Happy hacking,

Jolla SDK Team


File information

Filename Size MD5 Hash
SailfishOSSDK-Beta-1701-1-Qt5-linux-32-offline.run 832M (872186999 bytes) b31f48ad902e3da7bc9d97bc85763e8b
SailfishOSSDK-Beta-1701-1-Qt5-linux-64-offline.run 832M (871554791 bytes) 79de2372a53c9c7b1ae04c2415ab3fa5
SailfishOSSDK-Beta-1701-1-Qt5-mac-offline.dmg 816M (854595262 bytes) 8df6bcaf681afdacd9f018bea54929dc
SailfishOSSDK-Beta-1701-1-Qt5-windows-offline.exe 794M (831744468 bytes) 86fdc20d7277498c9d5b90e0955100d1


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

http://releases.sailfishos.org/sdk/repository-ea/common
http://releases.sailfishos.org/sdk/repository-ea/[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