Jolla Sailfish SDK Alpha released

We know that Finnish startup company Jolla has been working to give new life to the Meego platform in the form of their Sailfish OS. They have now released the first alpha version of Sailfish SDK so developers can get their hands on the platform and learn how to build apps for it. The SDK is currently only available to Linux users. Windows and Mac OS versions are expected to be released  shortly.

Alpha SDK Release Notes:
This is the first release of the SailfishOS SDK. It introduces the development environment for creating applications for the Sailfish operating system.

Supported environments:
This release supports Linux distributions only. It includes installers for both 32 and 64 bit Linux operating systems. It has been verified on the following flavours of Linux:
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Fedora 18
The SDK should work on other Linux flavours as well, but at this stage, its functionality on other host environments has not been fully verified.

  • The SailfishOS SDK
  • A host machine running a Linux operating system
  • Oracle’s VirtualBox version 4.18 or higher pre-installed on the host machine. You should install the VirtualBox supplied by your distribution.
  • About 5GB of free disk space
  • 4GB of RAM or more is recommended
Release Content:

SailfishOS SDK is a collection of tools for developing SailfishOS applications. It includes:
  • QtCreator integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Mer build engine for cross compilation
  • The SailfishOS Emulator
  • Tutorial, Design and API Documentation
  • Repositories for additional libraries and open source code
API Offering:

This release provides the following programming interfaces.
  • Sailfish Silica Qt Quick components 1.0
  • Standard Qt Quick components 1.1
  • QtMobility 1.2
  • QtWebKit 2.2


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