Tizen 5.0 Public M1 release

Release date: May. 31, 2018

System (Kernel and System framework)

New and changed features

  • Security improvement on D-bus

    • Default deny is applied to D-bus/Cynara conf files.
    • D-bus is removed from Public Whitelist.
  • Refactoring
    • Deviced, Storaged, Feedbackd

      • EFL dependency (edbus, ecore-core) is removed and replaced by Gdbus.
    • Deviced, Deviced HAL
      • Configfs/Functionfs kernel drivers are supported for better portability.
  • New APIs
    • Gumd

      • APIs are added for Container and Platform Upgrade.
    • Storaged
      • C# APIs are added for external storage.
    • Deviced
      • Multi-led internal APIs are added.
    • Tizen-Platform-Config
      • UID-based APIs are added.
  • Testsuite
    • Deviced, Storaged, Feedbackd.

      • Auto-test is added and developed.
    • Usb-host
      • C# TCT is improved.

Fixes

  • Deviced

    • Developed safe unmount on writable partitions.
  • Deviced, Storaged, Feedbackd
    • Race condition during dbus activation is fixed.
  • Dlog
    • Crash or blocking issues are fixed.

Known Issues

  • Dbus-glib (deprecated library) is being removed from Public Tizen.

System (Base)

New and changed features

  • Upgraded the following open source libraries:

    • augeas (1.10.1)
    • dash (0.5.9.1)
    • expat (2.2.5)
    • file (5.32)
    • hostname (3.2)
    • kbd (2.0.4)
    • libarchive (3.3.2)
    • libdatrie (0.2.10)
    • libjson (0.13.1)
    • libxml2 (2.9.7)
    • libxslt (1.1.31)
    • libzio (1.06)
    • lua (5.1.5)
    • lzop (1.04.01)
    • pcre (8.41)
    • procps-ng (3.3.12)
    • pygobject2 (2.28.6)
    • python3 (3.6.3)
    • re2 (20180201)
    • re2c (1.0.3)
    • sqlite3 (3.21.0)
    • xz (5.2.3)
    • zip (1.5.1)
  • Expanded the capi-base-utils API set:
    • plural format
    • immutable_idx
    • date interval
    • date interval format
  • Expanded the capi-system-settings API set:
    • Added system-settings key value

      • SYSTEM_SETTINGS_KEY_AUTOMATIC_TIME_UPDATE
      • SYSTEM_SETTINGS_KEY_DEVELOPER_OPTION_STATE
    • Added feature for font to support IoT
      • tizen.org/feature/systemsetting.font
    • Added multi notification callback API
      • system_settings_add_changed_cb()
      • system_settings_remove_changed_cb()

Fixes

  • upstream/json-c

    • The libjson package name has been changed to libjson4.

Application framework

New and changed features

  • TIDL (Tizen Interface Definition Language), rpc-port

    • Introduced a new app rpc-port to app IPC mechanism.
    • Introduced TIDL to support RPC style IPC between applications.
    • Applications can expose RPC style service interface to other applications with TIDL.
    • Native code is generated from the TIDL with tidlc compiler.
    • C, C++, C# languages are supported.
    • tidlc compiler will be released along with the Tizen Studio.
  • Watchface complication framework and stylize editable feature support:
    • Applications can provide custom complication data with the new watchface complication provider API.
    • Watchface applications can receive data from the complication providers.
    • Watchface applications can register editable design elements and an user will be able to edit the watchface with editor UI.
  • Widget framework refactoring:
    • Screen connector library is rewritten in object-oriented design.
  • Package Manager
    • Added API for changing applications’ icon.
    • Changed some enum values for fixing errata.
    • Added new enum value for extended storage.

Window system

New and changed features

  • Wayland

    • Upgraded the opensource wayland to version 1.14.0.
    • The opensource wayland-protocols is upgraded to the version 1.12, which has xdg_shell_unstable_v6 protocol. The directory path of xdg-shell protocol unstable version 5 is moved to protocol/unstable/xdg-shell from protocol/tizen.
  • Extended wayland protocols
    • tizen_keyrouter protocol is upgraded to the version 2 to support the event_surface which is newly added.
  • Enlightenment wayland display server
    • keyrouter functionalities is moved from Enlightenment modules to the Enlightenment core.
    • Added support for xdg_shell_unstable_v6 protocol.
    • Added e_input and e_input_device to replace input functionalities of the ecore drm.
    • Applied Dbus policy to org.enlightenment.wm.conf.
    • The debugging tool is extended with the following support:
      • bgcolor_set: change the background color of canvas to check compositing of the enlightenment.
      • deiconify_approve: enable and disable deiconify_approve function in run time.
      • buffer_flush: enable and disable buffer flush function in run time.
  • Tizen ws shell
    • Tizen ws shell has changed to use ecore_wl2 instead of ecore_wayland to support EFL 1.20.
  • efl-util
    • efl-util has changed to use ecore_wl2 instead of ecore_wayland to support EFL 1.20.
  • pepper
    • Added pepper-devicemgr module to support key event generation for the IoT device.
  • Wayland TBM
    • Added test cases for wayland TBM.
    • Added wayland_tbm_client_queue_get_surfaces API.
    • Added wayland_tbm_server_client_queue_send_buffer_usable API.
  • Tizen HAL
    • TBM(Tizen Buffer Manager)

      • Added test cases for TBM HAL.
      • Added tbm_bufmgr_server_init API.
        • The display server calls the tbm_bufmgr_server_init and this API is used in the place of setting the TBM_DISPLAY_SERVER env variable.
      • Added tbm_bufmgr_set_bo_lock_type API.
        • This API is used in the place of setting the BUFMGR_LOCK_TYPE env variables.
      • Added tbm_surface_internal_set/get_damage APIs.
      • Added tbm_bo.h file that contains the tbm_bo APIs.
      • Added new backend file (tbm_backend.h) and new HAL APIs.
        • The legacy backend file(tbm_bufmgr_backend.h) will be deprecated.
        • The tbm backend module needs to re-implement its backend module with the new backend file(tbm_backend.h).
        • The new features will be supported under the new backend APIs.
      • The front end API returns the error type.
        • The front end API can get the error type that comes from the back end module.
    • TDM(Tizen Display Manager)
      • Added test cases for TDM HAL.
      • Added APIs for the TDM-HWC.
      • The libtbm uses the configuration file intead of using the environment variables.
    • TPL-EGL(Tizen Porting Layer for EGL)
      • libwayland-egl-tizen package is provided.

        • This contains the development header files for wayland-egl Tizen extensions.
      • Added the new backend type TPL_BACKEND_WAYLAND_VULKAN_WSI_THREAD for Vulkan HWC.
        • Added the event-thread to process wayland event.
        • The sub-thread waits for the sync_fd to know the draw_done of the buffers.
        • The four present mode is supported with the draw_done and tdm_client_vblank.
  • Vulkan
    • vulkan-wsi-tizen

      • It uses the TPL_BACKEND_WAYLAND_VULKAN_WSI_THREAD type of the TPL-EGL backend by default.
      • It supports the user allocator which can register the allocation callback by the vulkan application.
    • Vulkan-LoaderAndValidationLayers
      • Updated from the upstream to version 1.0.5.
      • Enabled the validation layers.
    • New packages
      • Added the glslang package.
      • Added the SPIRV-Tools package.
      • Added the SPIRV-Headers package.

Fixes

  • Enlightenment wayland display server

    • Fixed attempting to flush window buffer for the keyboard window.
    • Fixed many code defects detected by the static analysis tool.
  • Pepper
    • Fixed many code defects detected by the static analysis tool.

Graphics engine

New and changed features

  • DALi (3D UI Toolkit)

    • Common

      • Added MS Windows backend.
    • Actor and Renderer
      • Added opacity property to Renderer.
      • Added mechanism for registering child properties on arbitrary actor.
      • Added ChildAdded and ChildRemoved signals.
    • Performance Profiling
      • Added trace functionality using Performance Server.
    • Image
      • Added crop and resize APIs to PixelBuffer.
      • Added support for Exif image metadata to PixelBuffer.
      • API to multiply alpha into color channels is added to PixelBuffer.
      • Added support for remote GIF images.
      • Added loop count and playback control support for GIF images.
    • Video
      • Added support for display mode.
      • Added support for codec type and seek functionality.
    • Input
      • Added InputMethod enumerations.
    • Text
      • Memory consumption of TextLabel is reduced.
      • Support for text background is added to TextLabel.
    • Control and Visual
      • A property to keep aspect ratio is added to Visual.
      • Added support for setting a default image.
      • Added support for basic layout functionality.
    • NUI (C# interface)
      • ImfManager class is replaced with InputMethodContext class.
      • Added support for XAML.
      • Added support for mouse wheel event in Window.
  • Evas Render Engine
    • Support tbm gl/sw rendering engine for EFL 1.20

Fixes

  • DALi (3D UI Toolkit)

    • Loading of compressed texture formats bug is fixed.
    • A crash in multi-threading environment is fixed.
  • Evas Redner Engine
    • Bug of glGetString in EvasGL is fixed.
    • Resource leak in evas engines is fixed.

Known Issues

  • DALi (3D UI Toolkit)

    • Indicator is not working properly.
  • Evas Render Engine
    • Multiple EvasGL Images are not working properly.

UI framework

New and changed features

  • EFL

    • Version 1.16 is upgraded to 1.20
    • Edbus and Eldbus is removed for security reasons.
    • Elementary repository is integrated into EFL repository.
    • Added SVG morphing animation.
    • Ecore_wayland is replaced with ecore_wayland2.
    • Added GBS incremental build support.
  • Fontconfig
    • Version 2.12.1 is upgraded to 2.13.
  • Freetype2
    • Version 2.8 is upgraded to 2.9.
  • Fribidi
    • Version 0.19.7 is upgraded to 1.0.2.
  • Atk
    • Version 2.16.0 is upgraded to 2.18.1.
  • At-spi2-core
    • Version 2.16.1 is upgraded to 2.26.1.
  • At-spi2-atk
    • Version 2.16.0 is upgraded to 2.26.1.
  • Text Input
    • Added auto-fill hint enumeration and APIs for keyboard prediction.
    • Applied Updated the reference TV IME GUI option in UI.
    • Added keyboard tutorial for wearable profile.
  • Voice Interaction
    • Downloadable voice control engine support
    • Added TTS API for repeat function.
    • Added new APIs for supporting third party voice control engine.

Fixes

  • Fixed bugs.
  • Added Thread-safety check.
  • Improved evas rendering performance.
  • Stabilized evas rendering mechanism.

Known Issues

  • CBHM (Clip Board History Manager) is not work properly
  • Ector supports only basic functionalities compared to Cairo
  • SVG morphing animation supports only in EDC
  • Elementary focus manager is disabled (legacy focus mechanism is applied)

Multimedia framework

New and changed features

  • Media Player

    • Added support for spherical video playback.
    • Added support for replaygain.
    • Removed session based audio API.
    • Pre-condition of settting ROI area API is changed.
    • The “player_set_display()” must be called in main thread of application by restriction of upgraded EFL.
  • MediaCodec
    • Added H/W resource management.
    • Added the error enum for resource conflict.
  • MediaTool
    • NAdded new APIs for rotation method.
  • Radio
    • Removed session based audio API.
  • Camera
    • Increase the maximum camera number.(2 -> 10)
    • Added new APIs for hue.
    • A display ROI area can be set before display mode is set as ROI mode.
    • The “camera_set_display()” must be called in main thread of application by restriction of upgraded EFL.
    • Added a dependency of libmm-display-interface.
      • Removed the dependencies of display related packages.
      • “libmm-display” must be included in platform binary to use display related APIs.
    • New package is added to separate camera API test program from “capi-media-camera” package.
      • “capi-media-camera-tool” must be installed to use “camera_test”
  • Recorder
    • A related feature is changed.

      • As-Is: http://tizen.org/feature/camera, http://tizen.org/feature/microphone
      • To-Be: http://tizen.org/feature/media.audio_recording, http://tizen.org/feature/media.video_recording
    • New package is added to separate recorder API test program from capi-media-recorder package
      • “capi-media-recorder-tool” must be installed to use “recorder_test”.
  • Media Content
    • Added synchronous thumbnail creation API and old asynchronous API is deprecated.
    • Added support for contents moving between internal or SD Card and USB Storage.
  • Media Controller
    • Added playback position, shuffle mode, repeat mode control APIs.
    • Added playback action APIs to replace Playback state APIs. And some playback states has changed.
    • Added support for playlist.
    • Added support for response of the request.
  • Image Util
    • Deprecated support for hardware acceleration.
  • Thumbnail Util
    • Added synchronous thumbnail creation API and old asynchronous API is deprecated.
  • Video Util
    • Deprecated video Util API package.
  • Opensource Upgrade
    • Tiff 4.0.7 -> 4.0.9
    • GStreamer 1.6.1 -> 1.12.2
    • Pulseaudio 5.0 -> 11.1

Network and connectivity

New and changed features

  • Network Firewall

    • Added support for In-bound/out-bound rule management.
    • Added support for IP, port and protocol type control.
    • Added support for Accept, Drop and Log targets.
    • Added support for IPv4 and IPv6 rules.
    • Added support for rule chain management.
    • Added support for Tunneling functions.
    • Added support for lock/unlock functions.
  • TCP Fast Open
    • Added a http API for allowing TCP Fast Open.
  • SoftAP
    • capi-network-softap is open to the public API from the internal API.
  • MTP FunctionFS
    • FunctionFS is added in USB File System which is based on MTP operations.
  • Wi-Fi Native CAPI
    • Removed capi-wifi, and replaced it with capi-wifi-manager.
    • New features and APIs in mobile, wearable, and TV profiles:
      • Added a wifi-manager API for getting all the VSIE(Vendor Specific Information Elements) of AP.
      • Added a wifi-manager API for getting the WPS PIN number.
      • Added a wifi-manager API for getting the country code.
      • Added a wifi-manager API for getting the BSSID list.
      • Added support for EAP-FAST, EAP-PWD and EAP-AKA-PRIME.
  • Wi-Fi Direct Native CAPI
    • New features and APIs in mobile, wearable, and TV profiles:

      • Added a wifi-direct API for getting the peer VSIE(Vendor Specific Information Elements).
      • Added a wifi-direct API for creating Wi-Fi direct group with SSID.
      • Added a wifi-direct API for setting/getting the intent of the group owner for each connection type.
      • Added a wifi-direct API for set/unset the notification for peer device info connection state.
      • Added a wifi-direct API for setting/getting the WPS config method.
      • Added a wifi-direct API for removing the persistent device or devices.
  • Telephony
    • Removed voicecall state based API.
    • Removed videocall state based API.
    • Removed poweroff wait sequence for CP detach.
  • Bluetooth CAPI
    • Old GATT APIs have been removed, these APIs were deprecated in Tizen 2.3.1
    • New features and APIs in mobile, wearable, and TV profiles:
      • Added a delay report API for AVRCP streaming (in-house only).
    • Added callback API for AVRCP delay changed (in-house only).
  • Open Source Upgrade
    • wpa_supplicant: 2.5 to 2.6.
    • connman: 1.29 to 1.35.
    • pacrunner: 0.7 to 0.9
    • curl: 7.53.1 to 7.59
    • bluez: 5.43 to 5.48

Fixes

  • Data Network

    • Removed a gdbus dependency in network related UGs (e.g,.ug-wifi-efl, ug-wifi-direct, download-manager)
  • IoT Connectivity.
    • Iotivity is stabilized in multi-thread programming.

Security

New and changed features

  • Security Event Collector

    • Added support for kernel level audit.
    • Added major protection profiles(CAPP, LSPP, PCI-DSS, NISPOM, STIG).
  • Security Analyzer
    • Provide general information of Tizen security
    • Provide access control information of running processes
    • Check security related logs
    • Provide basic guides for developers

Service framework

New and changed features

  • Account

    • Account module is added in TV profile.

Fixes

  • Phonenumber-util

    • Fixed D-Bus policies
    • Fixed memory leaks & potential defects
  • Account-Manager
    • Fixed D-Bus Policies
    • Fixed Memory leaks & potential defects
  • Sync-manager
    • Fixed D-bus policies
    • Fixed memory leak & potential defects
  • Geofence-server
    • Fixed D-bus policies
    • Fixed memory leak & potential defects
  • LBS Server
    • Fixed D-bus policies
    • Fixed memory leak & potential defects
  • Maps-plugin-here
    • Fixed D-bus policies
    • Fixed memory leak & potential defects.
  • Sensor
    • Fixed Memory leaks & potenatil defects
  • Email
    • Fixed memory leak & potential defects
  • Message-Service
    • Fixed memory leaks & potential defects
  • Context
    • Fixed memory leaks & potential defects
  • Calendar
    • Fixed memory leaks & potential defects
  • Location
    • Fixed memory leaks & potential defects

Web framework

New and changed features

  • Web engine

    • Applying latest open source chromium(blink) : from M56 to M63

      • Provide new W3C Standard (Animated PNG, Full featured Indexed DB, CSS grid layout, Web USB, MSE/EME)
      • Enhancement standard web features (WebRTC, ARIA 1.1)
      • Web performance enhancement (V8 : ES 6 performance enhancement, Web Assembly default enabling)

Tizen .NET

New and changed features

  • .NET Runtime

    • Merged memory optmization patches.
  • .NET Launcher
    • Plugin interface for dll preloading is added.
  • Xamarin.Forms
    • Latest Xamarin.Forms stable version (3.0.0) support.
    • Xamarin.Forms nuget package (Xamarin.Forms.nupkg) supports tizen as a default platform since Xamarin.Forms 3.0.0.
    • TargetIdiom.Watch is now available for wearable profile since Xamarin.Forms 3.1 Pre Release 1.2.
  • Tizen.CircularUI
    • Circular UI extension (Tizen.CircularUI) is now available.
  • TizenFX
    • Added support for Application Filter by installed location.
    • Added enumeration and method for StorageDevice.
    • Added audio only mode for Player.
    • Added attach Panel.
    • Added support for multiple camera and hue.
    • Added system settings for vibration, time update, developer option state.
    • Added support for Wi-Fi AP update.
    • NUI Version 0.2.66 is upgraded to 0.2.83.
    • Added USB Host API.
    • Tizen.Security.Privilege.GetPrivacyPrivilegeStatus() is deprecated.
    • Added 360 videos support in Tizen.Multimedia.Player.

Known Issues

  • Xamarin.Forms

    • For more information on the list of limitations, see here

Experimental

New and changed features

  • nnfw: Neural Network Runtime (Experimental Release)

    • CPU/GPU acceleration support based on ACL(Arm Compute Library) (currently 6 operators)
    • Android NN API compatible (currently 17/29 API support)
    • TenworFlow Lite compatible (currently supports 6/50 operators)
    • Run Inception V3 model