Recently the launch of the new version of the development environment Tizen Studio 4.5 which replaced the Tizen SDK and provides a set of tools for creating, building, debugging, and profiling mobile applications using the Web API and native Tizen API.
The environment It is built on the basis of the latest version of the Eclipse platform, It has a modular architecture and at the installation stage or through a special package manager allows you to install only the necessary functionality.
For those unaware of Tizen OS, they should know that this es a project is being developed under the auspices of the Linux Foundation, most recently with Samsung. Tizen is built on Samsung's Linux platform (Samsung Linux Platform - SLP), a reference implementation built into LiMo.
The project was originally conceived as an HTML5-based platform for mobile devices to be successful in MeeGo. Samsung merged its previous Linux-based operating system effort, Bada, into Tize, and has since used it primarily on platforms such as handheld devices and smart TVs.
Tizen Studio includes a set of emulators for Tizen-based devices (emulator of a smartphone, TV, smart watch), a set of examples for training, tools for developing applications in C / C ++ and using web technologies, components to support new platforms, system applications and drivers, utilities for creating applications for Tizen RT (a variant of Tizen based on the RTOS kernel), tools for creating applications for smart watches and televisions.
Main new features of Tizen Studio 4.5
One of the main novelties of the new version of Tizen Studio 4.5 is the added support for the Tizen 6.5 platform, in addition to the implementation of the support for the TIDL language, which allows to define interfaces for data exchange between applications and provides methods to create RPC (Remote Procedure Call) and RMI (Remote Method Invocation).
Another change that stands out is that a new command line interface has been proposed, designed as a "tz" utility, which allows you to create, build, and run compatible projects.
Also added support for packages for additional resources used in the application (resource type package) and a separate permission has been implemented to allow the installation of applications.
On the other hand, the add-ons for VSCode and Visual Studio have added tools to develop native and web applications for Tizen.
Regarding known problems, it is mentioned that:
- If the host machine uses NVIDIA® Optimus® technology on Ubuntu or Windows, you must configure the Tizen emulator to run with your NVIDIA® graphics card. For Ubuntu, check the bumblebee project. For Windows, select NVIDIA® High Speed Processor as the Preferred Graphics Processor in the NVIDIA® Control Panel.
- In Ubuntu, if the graphics driver is out of date, your Ubuntu desktop session occasionally gets disconnected when starting the Emulator Manager, or the emulator skin is displayed incorrectly. Check the prerequisites and update to the latest graphics driver.
- When you start the Emulator Manager in the Tizen IDE, the shortcut image of the Emulator Manager may not display correctly.
- Basic web applications are not installed on SD cards.
- To use Tizen Emulator on the Tizen 3.0 platform or lower, disable the CPU VT option in the HW Support tab of Emulator Configuration.
Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it About this new released version, you can check the complete list of changes in the following link
As for those who are interested in being able to obtain Tizen Studio, they can download the new version from the following link. In addition to that in this same link you can find more information about its installation and use.