Application SDK

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Sailfish OS SDK

Latest SDK Release

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

Sailfish OS SDK 1710

Linux 32 Linux 64
OS X Windows

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

Release Notes

SDK version 1710 (2.1.3)

Today (Nov 17th) at 14:00 UTC we have published new installers and repositories of the Sailfish OS SDK. This SDK release is called 1710 and it matches Jolla Release 2.1.3.

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 (Kymijoki). 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 IDE (Qt Creator, Qt QmlLive)
  • Refreshed API documentation available in the Help mode (Ctrl+7) in Qt Creator to Jolla release level
  • Updated Qt Creator to 4.2
  • Official support for the Sony Xperia X devices with Sailfish X
SDK Build engine
  • Build targets refreshed to Jolla release level
  • Support for multiple Sailfish OS versions
    • Starting from 1710 and Sailfish OS 2.1.3 the SDK targets are named as SailfishOS-VERSION-ARCH (e.g. SailfishOS-
    • In the future a limited amount of the older version tagged targets will stay available and they can be added to the SDK from the pre-configured targets list in the Sailfish OS mode of the Qt Creator
      • This will allow users to build packages for older Sailfish OS releases in a single SDK (e.g. for both 2.1.4 and 2.1.3 in the future)
    • Please note that it is recommended to only add matching or older targets into the SDK
  • Emulator packages refreshed to Jolla release level

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 874M (915600130 bytes) 804c3fe8680f8edde450f7a25bc94720 873M (914980365 bytes) 6f7344a31d086e48a97effbab01ec097
SailfishOSSDK-Beta-1710-Qt5-mac-offline.dmg 855M (895979335 bytes) f6faadf5b232ab767fdd5f6562ddf72f
SailfishOSSDK-Beta-1710-Qt5-windows-offline.exe 834M (874222818 bytes) b233e86e5a721d024dd0fb7ffccad5dd

Early Access SDK

You can get the SDK updates approximately a week earlier, if you start using the Early Access repository. This can be useful for e.g. testing your apps before the official public Sailfish OS release. Check out for more information from the Early Access SDK page.



Sailfish OS

Supported Environments

Our SDK has been verified on the following systems:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 32/64 bit
  • Windows 10 32/64 bit
  • OS X 10.12.6
  • It should work on other Linux flavours as well, but at this stage, its functionality on other host environments has not been fully verified.


  • A host machine running a Linux/Windows/OS X operating system.
  • Oracle’s VirtualBox version 4.1.18 or higher pre-installed on the host machine. You should use the VirtualBox that is compatible with your distribution.
  • About 5GB of free disk space.
  • 4GB of RAM or more is recommended.

Contact us

If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to our developer mailing list: or write it up in and tag your issue with ‘sdk’. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.