Installing the Tizen SDK

This topic covers the Tizen SDK installation since version 2.4, where the Tizen GUI installer is newly introduced instead of the Tizen Install manager. Check the SDK version before installation.

You can install the SDK with the Tizen GUI installer or the CLI installer. To update or uninstall the SDK, see Updating the Tizen SDK or Uninstalling the Tizen SDK. For more information about the configuration, see Advanced Configuration.

Before starting the installation, check the prerequisites.

GUI Installer

To install the SDK using the GUI installer:

  1. Download the appropriate GUI installer for your platform.

  2. Run the GUI installer:

    • On Ubuntu, open the terminal, go to the directory where the installer is downloaded, and enter the chmod +x command to apply the execute permission to the installer file. Then, execute the installer.

    • On Microsoft Windows®, double-click the installer icon.

    • On Mac OS® X, double-click the .dmg file to mount, and double-click the installer icon.

    GUI installer

  3. If you agree to the license terms, select the Accept check box to enable the Install icon button.

    To install, you must agree to the license terms.

  4. Select the SDK installation location.

  5. Click the Install icon button.

    The GUI installer begins to install the Web App SDK on your computer.

  6. When the installation is complete, click Done.

    Installation complete

    Note: If you want to develop a native application, you must install the Native App SDK using the Update Manager. See Updating the Tizen SDK.

CLI Installer

The CLI (command line interface) provides functional tools for running the CLI installer without the GUI environment.

To install the SDK using the CLI installer:

  1. Download the appropriate CLI installer for your platform.

  2. Run the CLI installer:

    • On Microsoft Windows®, the command prompt opens and the installer is automatically executed.

    • On Ubuntu and Mac OS® X, open the terminal, go to the directory where the installer is downloaded, and enter the chmod +x command to apply the execute permission to the installer file.

      Then, execute the installer by entering the command based on the following syntax:

      tizen-web-cli-<version> [options] [<directory path>]
      
      Table: Options

      Option Description
      --show-license Displays the Tizen SDK software license agreement.

      You must use this option alone. Do not use with other options.

      --accept-license Accepts the license terms.
      --no-java-check Skips the Java version check.
      Table: Arguments

      Argument Description
      directory path Specifies the installation directory path.

      If you do not enter the path, the SDK is installed in the default directory (/home/{user}/tizen-sdk).

      The CLI installer opens.

      CLI installer

  3. If you agree to the software license and the license terms, enter yes for the conditions.

  4. Enter the SDK installation location.

    The CLI installer begins to install the Web App SDK on your computer.

    Note: If you want to develop a native application on the CLI, you must install the Native App SDK using the CLI Update Manager. See Updating the Tizen SDK.

Starting the Tizen IDE

The Tizen IDE (integrated development environment) is part of the SDK and installed with it. When you start the IDE, you must define the folder for the IDE workspace. If you start with a new version of the IDE, do not use the workspace created for the previous IDE version.

To start the IDE:

  • On Ubuntu, go to Dashboard Home > Tizen IDE.

  • On Microsoft Windows®, go to Start > All Programs > Tizen SDK > Tizen IDE.

  • On Mac OS® X, go to Launchpad > Tizen IDE.

When you start the IDE for the first time, the IDE displays a welcome page with information on Tizen and developing with the IDE. On the welcome page, click the Workbench icon to go to the development view.