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Installing Tizen SDK

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Hello everyone,

Today we will learn a little bit more about the mobile O.S. Tizen and how to install the SDK so you can build your own apps !

Tizen is an open-source software plataform focused on netbooks, tables, smartphones and in-vehicle devices and the project is supported by the The Linux Foundation, ProFusion, Intel, Samsung and others.

Meanwhile Tizen’s apps are built in HTML5, so this means your apps will run on several devices supported by Tizen.

If you want to start building your own applications you will need to install the Tizen SDK and I will show how you can do this using Ubuntu.

This is what you need:

  • Java version 6 or higher (Don’t use OpenJDK)
  • qemu-kvm, binutils-multiarch, debhelper, fakeroot, realpath, libsdl-gfx1.2-4, gettext, procps, xsltproc, libdbus-1-3, liblua5.1-0, libexif12, and libcurl3 packages
  • Ubuntu 10.04/10.10/11.04/11.10 32-bit
  • At least dual-core 2 GHz CPU (recommend VTx supported by CPU)
  • At least 2 GB of RAM memory
  • At least 3 GB of free disk space
  • At least 1280×1024 screen resolution
  • Also root privileges

To install the packages  just open the console and type this:

sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm binutils-multiarch debhelper fakeroot realpath libsdl-gfx1.2-4 gettext procps xsltproc libdbus-1-3 liblua5.1-0 libexif12 libcurl3

Now lets install the Java JDK, go to this link: and download the Linux x86 (32-bit) version of the JDK. After downloading the JDK, extract it where you desire and add to your path variable using this command in the console:

echo “export PATH=/the/place/where/JDK/is/installed/jdk(version)/bin/:$PATH” >> ~/.bashrc

Note – Don’t forget to replace the (version) with the right JDK version. In my case was jdk1.7.0_03.

To check if you did it right open the console and type this: java -version. If everything is right you should see something like this:

And now go to and download the SDK for Ubuntu operation system.

When the download is finished go to the directory using the console, before we start to install the SDK you will need to change the permissions of the .bin file and mark it as an executable file. To do this use this command:

chmod +x tizen_sdk.bin

Now to start the installation process just type ./tizen_sdk.bin.

Note – if you’re behind a proxy, start the installation process with this command:
./tizen_sdk -proxy {proxy_address}:{port}

You should see this after typing the command:

Click “Next”, read the agreement and click “Next” again. Now you will be able to choose what to install(IDE and emulator stuff). My advise is, install everything because you will need it.

Then you will be asked where Tizen SDK is going to be installed, you can choose any place you want.

Click “Install” and wait for the installation process, when it’s finished you will see this screen:

Click “Close” and that’s it, you have the SDK installed !

To open the SDK use this:

   cd /where/my/sdk/is/installed/tizen_sdk/IDE

now execute it


During the start process this dialog will appear to you:

This means the SDK is asking where it should  put your projects. You can leave the default workspace or change it to where you want. Click “OK”

Then your IDE will be launched, and you should see this:

Congratulations, now you have the SDK installed and ready for coding !

That’s all for now, happy coding! 😉


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  1. Pingback: Tizen SDK 2.0 Alpha veröffentlicht | .tuxfrickler

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