Tizen 2.0 SDK and Source Code (Magnolia) Release

Tizen developers have just announced Tizen 2.0 source code and SDK release. This release includes many new features and improvements over Tizen 1.0 released in April. The highlights of this release include:

  • Enhanced Web framework that provides state-of-the-art HTML5/W3C API support
  • Web UI framework, including full-screen and multi-window support
  • Additional Tizen device APIs, such as Bluetooth and NFC support, and access to the device’s calendar, call history, and messaging subsystems
  • Web Runtime framework supporting new configuration elements for specifying the required features and privileges, and providing the basic runtime environment for NPRuntime plugins
  • Native framework supporting full-featured application development and providing a variety of features such as background applications, IP Push, and TTS (Text-To-Speech)
  • Core and native reference applications including Calendar, Contacts, Gallery, Phone, Settings, and Video Player
  • Enhanced Web IDE providing WYSIWYG design environment, Chrome-based JavaScript inspector, and JavaScript log viewer
  • Native IDE providing a project wizard, WYSIWYG design environment, unit test tool, and dynamic analyzer

Click here for the complete release notes. The SDK now adds support for 64-bit OSes as well as Mac OS X, and can be installed with an Install Manager (around 4MB download), or directly with the SDK image (1.6 GB) on Ubuntu 32-bit and 64-Bit, Windows Xp/7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, and Max OS X (Intel).

I’ve installed Tizen 2.0 SDK with the Install Manager in Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit:

If you missing some dependencies the installer will return the message above, just install those and complete the installation:

It will start a graphical user interface to ask you to decline or accept the user agreement, select the installation directory, select the packages you want to install, and start the download and installation. the installer let you select can selected between Typical (Web and Native Development – 1.6GB), Minimal (545 MB) or Custom to let you select individual components.

To building Tizen for your own device(s), visit https://source.tizen.org/os-development for documentation on development and tools. You’ll be able to understand the Work Flow, read the developer and porting guides, the Git build system guide, the MIC image creator guide,  you’ll learn how to use Gerrit and flash Tizen to your device, and have access to several video tutorials.

If you’re particularly interested in Tizen OS, the Tizen Developer Conference will occur on May 22-24, 2013 in San Francisco.

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