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Sailfish OS development uses a variety of tools. The basic use is explained in various guides but for more details you’ll need to look at the reference information below

Build and Development

  • sfdk: The CLI frontend to the Sailfish SDK
  • git : Sailfish OS uses git extensively for change control
  • scratchbox2 : a powerful cross-compilation suite
  • mic : Local image generation tool
  • osc : a client for the OBS


  • Lenaro gcc toolchain : GNU Compiler Collection
  • gdb : GNU Debugger


  • Valgrind is available in the tools repository
  • strace is available in the tools repository