Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Sailfish OS is a Meego Linux derivate, developed by a bunch of former Nokia developers, that have formed a new company, called Jolla.
In this article I will show you how to install and run the Sailfish OS SDK on your Linux system. Follow the instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
- About 5GB of free disk space
- 4GB of RAM or more is recommended
In order not to get dependency issues, we have to install Virtualbox first. See the articles below:
- How to install Virtualbox 4.36 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS, Elementary OS, Debian Wheezy and Kwheezy
- How to install Virtualbox 4.36 on Fedora, OpenSUSE and CentOS
Next, we have to download the Sailfish OS SDK. Despite it is in early, alpha stage, it is usable.
Download the Sailfish OS SDK for 32 bit systems:
$ cd ~
$ wget jolla.cachefly.net/SailfishOSSDK/alpha/installers/SailfishOSSDK-Alpha-1312-Qt5-linux-32-offline.run
Download the Sailfish OS SDK for 64 bit systems:
$ cd ~
$ wget jolla.cachefly.net/SailfishOSSDK/alpha/installers/SailfishOSSDK-Alpha-1312-Qt5-linux-64-offline.run
Set execution permissions for the Sailfish OS SDK:
$ sudo chmod +x SailfishOSSDK-Alpha-1312-Qt5-linux-*-offline.run
Start the installation of the Sailfish OS SDK and follow the graphical user interface instructions:
After the installation of the Sailfish OS SDK has been finished, change directory to SailfishOS/emulator/SailfishOS Emulator
$ cd ~/SailfishOS/emulator/SailfishOS\ Emulator
Next. run the SailfishOS Emulator.vbox file:
The easiest way to do this is to open the file manager, go to ~/SailfishOS/emulator/SailfishOS Emulator and double click the SailfishOS Emulator.vbox file.
A geeky approach would be to use gnome-open, on systems using the Gnome deskstop and forks, or okular for KDE.
$ gnome-open SailfishOS\ Emulator.vbox
$ okular SailfishOS\ Emulator.vbox
This was it, happy Sailing.