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, macOS and Windows platforms from below.

Sailfish SDK 3.4

Linux macOS Windows

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

Release Notes

The release notes for this SDK release are available at Sailfish OS Forum.


All Download Options

Filename Size MD5 Hash
SailfishSDK-3.4.9-linux64-online.run 28M (28880459 bytes) 4d80ddf674c835432c79a4535c4002d8
SailfishSDK-3.4.9-linux64-offline.run 1.5G (1507173573 bytes) fdd6a0a2e8532b3aa510abf6149f3b8f
SailfishSDK-3.4.9-mac-online.dmg 11M (11525405 bytes) c05e62450981127abf675a0046ff4564
SailfishSDK-3.4.9-mac-offline.dmg 1.4G (1495293138 bytes) a56e897b30c6522fdecbd6bc5c49d076
SailfishSDK-3.4.9-windows-online.exe 20M (20791121 bytes) fbe7b30d2a4ff3f7cb0c8d1401a5d705
SailfishSDK-3.4.9-windows-offline.exe 1.4G (1450583478 bytes) 7c665ee50cf1dac426a43415eb346b1d


Offline installers allow Sailfish SDK installation with VirtualBox-based build engine, latest build targets and latest emulator on hosts with limited network access.


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