As promised previously by JollaMobile, the SailFish OS SDK has been released today and in doing so paves the road for developers to bring their applications to a real open source operating system that is built on the heritage of the proven MeeGo™ technology with its core coming from the Mer Project.
The UI is built with QML and Qt Quick. This enables fast and easy customization of the UI and further development of partner specific screens with fast and easy to use development tools.
The Sailfish OS brings forward the promise of innovation to offer unique differentiation and a competitive advantage for OEMs and ODMs, chipset providers, operators, application developers and retailers.
The Sailfish OS is a mobile-optimized operating system that has the flexibility, ubiquity and stability of the Linux core with a cutting edge user experience built with the renowned Qt™ platform.
The SDK comes with a handy SailfishOS application template that gives you a quick way to create your very first Sailfish OS application.
Just go to File-> New File or Project in the IDE
This is the first release of the SailfishOS SDK. It introduces the development environment for creating applications for the Sailfish operating system.
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:
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
SailfishOS SDK is a collection of tools for developing SailfishOS applications. It includes:
This release provides the following programming interfaces.
The SailfishOS SDK known issues page records the issues in this release and will be kept updated.