Sailfish 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 Sailfish 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 3.6

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-3.6.6-linux64-online.run 29M (29628354 bytes) e86ea72e4748ff66b592376cfcd0bf4e
SailfishSDK-3.6.6-linux64-offline.run 1.9G (1970062868 bytes) 3aeef76effa725b93ebce69a7ab145db
SailfishSDK-3.6.6-mac-online.dmg 12M (11815299 bytes) 5848607e1da2f5c5cea84b8e5e642699
SailfishSDK-3.6.6-mac-offline.dmg 1.8G (1899423995 bytes) 1ac0c8656f5dbbfd682319e339eaf4e6
SailfishSDK-3.6.6-windows-online.exe 24M (25007420 bytes) 0dfe7371247f5f705bf1b22d4a6632c4
SailfishSDK-3.6.6-windows-offline.exe 1.8G (1871530495 bytes) 1614977215826ab98da5f0c84464cc6e


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. Follow the regular installation instructions up to the point where the Sailfish SDK installer is running and the initial screen is displayed

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 return to the regular installation instructions left in step 1


Enabling Early Access SDK Updates

If you installed the regular SDK before and you want to start receiving the Early Access SDK updates now, 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