IoT-Gadgets-Logo-272-90

Tizen 2.1b Release Notes

Tizen is an open source, standards-based software platform supported by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and chip suppliers for multiple device categories, including smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, and smart TVs.
By
Ash
 - 
May 7, 2013

 
Tizen is an open source, standards-based software platform supported by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and chip suppliers for multiple device categories, including smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, and smart TVs.

The Tizen Platform consists of the Web framework (APIs), native framework (APIs), and core system.

The Tizen Software Development Kit (SDK) is a comprehensive set of tools for developing Web applications, native applications, and the platform component for Tizen. The SDK contains an install manager, IDE, tools, documents, samples, and a platform image.

Tizen Platform

Web Framework

New Features

  • HTML5 / W3C
    • Security
      • Content Security Policy 1.0
        • This policy language provides the declaration of a set of content restrictions for Web resources, and a mechanism for transmitting the policy from a server to a client when the policy is enforced.
    • Performance and Optimization
      • Navigation Timing
        • This API provides an interface for Web applications to access timing information related to navigation and elements.
  • Web Runtime
    • Web Dynamix Box runtime framework to enable embedding of Web Dynamic Box in viewer applications (for example, the Home screen). The supported features include:
      • Web Dynamic Box installation and uninstallation
      • Web Dynamic Box configuration extensions
      • Web Dynamic Box execution and life-cycle management
    • Configuration extension updates
      • The "package" attribute in the <tizen:application> element to specify the package ID

Changed Features

  • For Tizen Web API change details, see Tizen API Change Notes.
  • HTML5/W3C
    • Reference documentation unified as a single document in accordance with the specification changes:
      • CSS 2D Transforms and CSS 3D Transforms Module Level 3 to CSS Transforms
    • Specification version updateNote: If you have developed Web applications based on the previous Tizen versions (including 2.0) of the following specifications, you MUST check whether the corresponding features are available in the updated version of the specifications referred to in this release.
      • DOM, Forms, and Styles
        • CSS Transforms
        • CSS Animations Module Level 3
        • CSS Transitions Module Level 3 (Partial)
      • Device
        • Touch Events version 1 (Partial)
        • The Screen Orientation API
        • The Network Information API
      • Media
        • Web Audio API (Partial)
    • Update to unsupported methods, attributes, and constructors
      • DOM, Forms and Styles
        • Selectors API Level 2 (Partial) - Unsupported method added: matchesSelector (Element interface)
      • Storage
        • File API: Writer (Partial) - Unsupported and method added: FileSaver interface, saveAs method (Window interface)
      • UI
        • Clipboard API and Events - Constructor of the ClipboardEvent interface is not supported
  • Web UI Framework
    • The following widgets are newly introduced:
      • Gallery 3D
      • Split View
    • The APIs of the following widgets are updated:
      • Fast Scroll
      • Token Text Area
      • Progress
      • Multimedia View
      • Virtual Grid
  • Tizen Web APIsThe following APIs are newly introduced or updated:
    • Bookmark
    • DataControl
    • DataSync
    • MessagePort
    • Notification
    • Package
    • Push
    • SecureElement
    • SystemInfo

Native Framework

New Features

Changed Features

  • For Tizen native API change details, see Tizen API Change Notes.
  • Tizen::App
    • AppControl
      • Phone AppControl is split into Phone and Call
      • The AppControl argument is changed, but the previous argument is still supported
    • GetInstanceByAppId() privilege level is changed from Partner to Platform
  • Tizen::Ui
    • The client size of the Tizen::Ui::Controls::Popup control has changed to remove unnecessary left and right margins of 20 pixels
    • The height of the Tizen::Ui::Controls::MessageBox and Tizen::Ui::Controls::ProgressPopup controls is no longer variable according to the length of the body text
    • Indicator height is reduced in the landscape mode to provide more content area. Therefore, client bounds of the Tizen::Ui::Controls::Form control changes in the landscape mode. When the indicator is made translucent while in the landscape mode, it becomes completely transparent. The indicator and Form behavior for the portrait orientation has not changed.
    • The UI control deleting order has changed. UI controls were being deleted from parent to child, but in Tizen version 2.1, they are deleted from child to parent.
    • It is recommended to use ".#.png" for extension of a nine patch image. If the extension is not ".#.png", a bitmap which is loaded by the GetBitmapN() method and the UI Builder tool is not represented as a nine patch.
    • Scene management
      • User input is disabled on scene transition animations
      • The RegisterScene() method returns the exception to prevent duplicated form IDs on different form scenes.

Known Issues

  • Tizen::App
    • AppControl
      • The PICK operation of the MusicPlayer application control is supported only on the target device
      • Video call is not supported for the Call application control
  • Tizen::Graphics
    • Graphics
      • The Tizen SDK adopts font resources with open source license, therefore, some rarely used glyphs are missing
    • 3D graphics
      • OpenGL® ES
        • To create an egl window surface for Tizen::Ui::Controls, the width of the control has to be an even number
        • When a GL application runs with HW Acceleration enabled in the Emulator, the rendering results are flipped along y-axis
  • Tizen::Io
    • MessagePort
      • Sending ByteBuffer values to a Web application through the RemoteMessagePort::SendMessage() method is not supported for native applications
  • Tizen::Locales
    • Number formatting has known issues when saved number strings with a decimal point or thousands separator are handled after the locale setting has changed
  • Tizen::Locations
    • If the current locale, time zone, or time is changed after region monitoring is enabled, the location provider does not always notify of the region change
  • Tizen::Web
    • Web
      • The UI for the auto-complete feature does not work.
      • To use a site supporting geolocation feature, enable the "Remember Preference" check box when a confirm popup appears
    • JSON
      • The JSON parser is currently locale-dependent. It will be changed in a later revision to be locale-independent.

Core System

New Features

  • Reference Kernel
    • MFC (Multi Function Codec) firmware is added
    • Bluetooth
      • Supports encoding of 32/128 bit UUIDs is added
    • Camera
      • Supports 3264x2488 and 3264x1836 preview resolutions for RD-PQ
  • System
    • Systemd
      • As a system and service manager, systemd (v.43) is newly applied to the platform, replacing the System V init daemon
      • Parallelized service activation, on-demand socket and D-Bus activation for starting services and daemons, managing the service processes as a group using Linux cgroup, supporting automount points, snapshotting, and restoring of services are newly added
      • systemd coredump handler is disabled as the Tizen platform has its own crash debugging module
      • Supports SMACK labeling of FIFO and UNIX domain sockets used by systemd at runtime
      • In order to support backward compatibility of System V init, necessary features, such as "reboot parameter passing" are added into systemd
    • Device-node
      • New module to control hardware devices. A tunnel between system framework and OAL (OEM Adaptation Layer), which accesses real device nodes. In addition, this module decides the permission of device nodes with which user can access.
  • Security
    • Smack
      • Full Smack support in kernel space including long label support, recursive transmute
      • Smack labels for platform core modules and sample Smack rule sets enabling apps to run properly

Changed Features

  • System
    • System V init daemon is removed and systemd is used as the service manager
    • Power manager
      • When a user or an application changes the brightness of display, the power manager daemon broadcasts the information to other applications
    • Device manager
      • Even in a low battery condition, changing the display brightness can be done
    • Feedback
      • All vibration files are combined to an XML file to reduce the size of binary. The XML file is implemented by base64 encoding schemes.
    • Vibrator
      • When a vibration effect is created, its magnitude can be set
    • Sys-Assert
      • Debug mode is enabled
  • dlog
    • In the logging mode, the platform log turns on or off conditionally

Supported Devices

Features

  • Emulator
    • The Emulator is an x86-based Qemu image which can be run on computers
    • Preloaded applications:
      • Reference Core applications
        • Home and Lock
      • Reference native applications
        • Calculator, Calendar, CalendarService, Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, ImageViewer, Internet, Memo, Messages, MusicPlayer, MyFiles, Phone, Settings, and VideoPlayer
      • Home and Lock applications can be changed from reference core applications to reference native applications with the build configuration.
      • All reference native applications can be changed from reference native applications to reference core applications with the build configuration.
  • Reference target devices
    • The reference target devices are designed based on commercial target devices:
    • Ref.Device-210
      • Ref.Device-210 is a reference target based on Samsung Galaxy S2 HD.
    • Ref.Device-PQ
      • Ref.Device-PQ is a reference target based on Samsung Galaxy S3.
    • Preloaded applications:
      • Reference Core applications
        • Home, Calculator, Calendar, CalendarService, Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, ImageViewer, Memo, Messages, MusicPlayer, MyFiles, Phone, Settings and VideoPlayer
      • Reference native applications
        • Calculator, Calendar, CalendarService, Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, ImageViewer, Internet, Memo, Messages, MusicPlayer, MyFiles, Phone, Settings, and VideoPlayer

Supported Languages

  • The following languages are supported:
    • Arabic
    • Armenian
    • Azerbaijani
    • Basque
    • Bulgarian
    • Catalan
    • Chinese
    • Chinese(Singapore)
    • Chinese(HongKong)
    • Chinese(Taiwan)
    • Croatian
    • Czech
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • English (US)
    • English (UK)
    • English (Philippines)
    • Estonian
    • Finnish
    • French
    • French (Canada)
    • Galician
    • Georgian
    • German
    • Greek
    • Hindi
    • Hungarian
    • Icelandic
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Kazakh
    • Korean
    • Latvian
    • Lithuanian
    • Macedonian
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Portuguese(Brazil)
    • Romanian
    • Russian
    • Serbian
    • Slovak
    • Slovenian
    • Spanish
    • Spanish (Mexico)
    • Swedish
    • Turkish
    • Ukrainian
    • Uzbek

Licenses

  • The following changes have been made in the licenses:
    • The term "Compatibility Definition Document" in the Flora license and Tizen SDK License has been changed to "Tizen Compliance Specification"
    • The term "Compatibility Test Suites" in the Flora license and Tizen SDK License has been changed to "Tizen Compliance Tests"
    • The Flora License 4.4 condition has been clarified regarding the licensee's own copyright to derivative works or modifications

IDE and Tools

New Features

  • General
    • Design renewal
      • The Tizen pinwheel BI (Brand Identity) has been applied.
      • A new delightful color scheme for icons, textures, and shapes has been applied.
    • "Keyboard Shortcuts" menu added: a user can download Tizen IDE shortcuts in PDF format.
      • Menu with a link to Tizen Web site added.
  • Common Tools
    • Emulator
      • The following changes have been made in OpenGL® ES:
        • Support for the FBO extension for GLES1.1
        • Removal of SW mesa from the Tizen platform
      • systemd has been adopted for the Tizen platform booting
      • Sleep mode performance on Ubuntu® and Mac OS® X has been enhanced by removing redundant CPU usage.
      • The orientation of the general purpose skin by the skin indicator which is located on the upper left corner by default, and rotated along the skin can be easily seen.
    • Emulator Manager
      • Checking the OpenGL® capability of host has been added to enable and disable GPU acceleration automatically
    • Event Injector
      • The following changes have been made:
        • Support for the user acceleration sensor
        • Support for the gravity sensor
        • Support for the orientation sensor
        • Support for the MMS sent status
        • UI enhancement for telephony messaging
        • Removal of toggle buttons (check boxes) from the 3-axis sensor
    • Install Manager
      • Supports command line interface (CLI) for installing or removing the SDK
      • Separates the "Minimal" installation type into "Web Minimal" and "Native Minimal"
      • Shows the installed size of the SDK packages
      • Supports styling scripting tags for component description
  • Web IDE and Tools
    • Configuration editor
      • Supports app-control operations on the Tizen tab
      • Supports app-widget settings on the Tizen tab
      • Supports account settings on the Tizen tab
      • Supports mouse events and touch effects on the app-widget on the Tizen tab
      • Supports tools for icon production in the configuration editor
      • Changes the default required version from 1.0 to 2.1
    • Editors (HTML, JavaScript, and CSS)
      • Supports the code assist and privilege list for the add-on SDK
      • Changes the default mode of the HTML editor to the source mode
    • Building, running, and debugging
      • Supports NPPlugin packaging
      • Checks application ID validation during launch
      • Checks the architecture for a hybrid app before launch
      • Launching the application is canceled in case of existing errors in the "config.xml" file
    • Application signing
      • Application signing is mandatory for launching
      • Checks validation of the certificate password in the Secure Profile before launching
    • Project Wizard
      • Updated template libraries to jQuery 1.8.2 and jQM 1.2.0
      • Updated Tizen Web UI Framework to 0.2.26
    • Preferences
      • Removed the API assist option
  • Web UI Builder
    • Programming model
      • Supports application life-cycle event handlers, such as on-show and on-hide
    • Properties view
      • Supports widget CSS style properties
    • WYSIWYG page design editor (Page Designer)
      • Supports absolute layout
      • Supports HTML block and common container widgets absolute layout
    • The advanced Declaration view support for the Web UI Builder is added
  • Web Simulator
    • API implementation
      • SystemSetting, Push, NetworkBearerSelection, and Package modules added
      • Various old modules updated according to a specification change, including Messaging, SystemInfo, Content, and Power
      • Supports system service of dialer and messaging added and manual callbacks from other applications and services enabled
      • config.xml parser updated (as per new schema)
    • UI enhancement
      • UI refinement
  • Native IDE and Tools
    • Building
      • New build configuration: Debug, Release, and Profile
      • New architecture: LLVM-Bitcode/X86 (experimental), LLVM-Bitcode/ARM (experimental)
    • Application signing
      • Application signing mandatory for launching
    • Running and debugging
      • Supports attach debugging
      • Supports Smart Launch
      • Supports "Enable update" mode to test the Tizen Store update
      • Detailed error messages shown when the package is installed
    • Tools
      • Code coverage
        • Code coverage is supported for the LLVM toolchain
      • Unit Test
        • Changed to use the static gtest library
      • Native CLI supports multi-project application packaging
      • sdb
        • sdbd has the "developer" privilege, so a user requiring root permission must use the "sdb root on" command
        • The "sdb install" command supports the Web package (*.wgt)
      • Rootstrap Manager removed (use the Platform SDK)
    • Dynamic analyzer
      • Feature configuration view is added
      • File chart information on the File analysis page is updated (see the manual)
  • Platform IDE
    • Supports local package repository
  • SDK Development Tools
    • The "build-cli changelog" command for querying the change log is added
    • Supports the project lock preventing building
    • Shows the progress when registering packages
    • Supports the remote build option ("--save") of the "build-cli" command to save build results in a local storage
    • Shows detailed log of remote jobs on DIBS WEB

Bugs Fixed

  • Web IDE
    • JSDT
      • Alerting the keyword error for "continue" and "delete" used as a property name of an object is fixed
      • Malfunction of the open declaration feature (for the position of creating an object with a constructor which has a declaration with parameters) is fixed
    • NPE at re-launching application after the first launch succeeded is fixed.
    • Bugs for incremental signing are fixed
    • UI Builder project exception created by the user template is fixed
    • JSON Validator error is fixed
    • Hybrid app CLI is fixed
    • Various bugs related to templates are fixed
    • Template attribute (data-inline) is fixed
    • Movable header in the jQuery Mobile templates is fixed
    • The issue of not opening the configuration editor when there are errors in the file is fixed
    • Web-hybrid app CLI bug is fixed
    • Including generated signature files into deltaInfoList is fixed
    • Duplicated project location is checked when creating a new project
    • The "Google Chrome® settings in preferences" problem is fixed

Known Issues

  • Common IDE
    • RDS (Rapid Development Support)
      • RDS is not supported in multi-process application projects
      • RDS is not supported in CLI tools
    • CLI (Command Line Interface)
      • The project path and Tizen SDK path are fixed when the project is generated. If you change the path, the project cannot be built.
  • Web IDE
    • The advanced Declaration view for JavaScript has several known issues due to JSDT-related bugs
    • The Lock function of the advanced Declaration view has been disabled because of a NullPointerException issue
    • Assignment tracing for JavaScript has several known issues:
      • If local variables are used as a method name in a method call expression, assignment tracing does not function
      • Incorrect activation occurs if the inner and outer methods are both anonymous.
    • Web Simulator
      • Only a single application can run at a time
      • Modules not supported: DataControl, MessagePort, SecureElement, Bookmark, and DataSynchronization
      • Daylight saving time-related methods are not supported in the Time module
    • The "could not delete resources" problem while building is fixed
  • Native IDE
    • Unit test
      • Currently, the unit test is designed to support only functional testing
      • Unit Test application is not an OSP-based application. Therefore, some methods related with OSP application framework, such as methods of the Tizen::Base::String class, can behave incorrectly
      • The Test Explorer does not work if the project files have not been changed. In this case, edit the code manually, build the project, and run it.
    • Valgrind
      • Valgrind profiling is only supported in the Emulator
  • Emulator
    • If you run the Emulator with Oracle Java® 1.7 or higher on Mac® OS, it may result in your host machine getting slower. If you run two or more Emulator VMs, Occasionally booting the Emulator does no work.
    • Your Ubuntu® desktop session can be occasionally logged out when launching the Emulator Manager, if you use NVIDIA® graphic card. In that case, install the latest driver directly from the NVIDIA® website.
    • OpenGL® ES acceleration can have problems in certain environments:
      • Windows XP/7 with Intel motherboard integrated card
      • Ubuntu 11.10 with Intel CPU/motherboard integrated card

      If this occurs, turn off the HW GL acceleration in the Emulator Manager. The HW GL acceleration can be disabled due to host capability, even though you select "HW GL Acceleration supported" in the Emulator Manager.

    • When you launch the Emulator on Windows®, you can get a "failed to allocate memory" error. In that case, try the following:
      • Increase the user area of the virtual memory in the system to 3 GB by running the "bcdedit /set increaseuserva 3072" command on the console with administrator rights (Windows® 7 only).
      • Close some other programs and try to launch the Emulator again.
      • If you have set the RAM size as 768 or 1024 MB for the VM in the Emulator Manager, change the RAM size to 512 MB.
    • Using the Emulator with SOCKS (SOCKet Secure) proxy on Mac OS® X can cause unexpected problems
    • You cannot play some video files linked in YouTube, or other Web pages, using the browser on the Emulator
    • The Emulator log file (emulator.log) can become too large if you run the Emulator for a long time
  • Dynamic analyzer
    • A screenshot is sometimes not taken if the screen or scene change is implemented using an animation technique
    • We don't support the analysis of IME and Service Applications
  • Install Manager
    • A shortcut is not provided in Mac OS® X

 

Source Tizen Developers
 

IoT-Gadgets-Logo-272-90

About us

IoT Gadgets is dedicated to bring you all the Internet of Things IoT news that pertains to gadgets. Simple. We love for you to join us on this journey.

Contact us: [email protected]

FOLLOW US

crossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram