Porting Guide/Development Environment Setup

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This section provides a brief overview about setting up your development environment on your host system, such as your Ubuntu* system. The below figure briefly describes the Tizen development environment setup.


Follow the steps below to set up the development environment on your Ubuntu system.

Tizen OS Development Setup

Please refer to the following links to set up the Tizen OS Development environment and to obtain infomation regarding development.


  1. Work Flow
    This section explains GIT/Gerrit based source code management and review process, package creation using Open Build Service(OBS), and code submission methods, including development and upstream branches.
  2. Developer Guide
    This section describes registration and information on a development environment setup for GIT/Gerrit, SSH, GIT Build system, Image creator, and install tools. It includes the code and package submission using GIT and OBS buildsystem and the complete development flow.
  3. Git Build System
    The GBS(Git-Build-System) is a custom command line tool that supports Tizen package development. This section explains about auto-generating tarballs based on git repositories, performing local and report builds, and OBS code submission. This section also has procedure to monitor remote build log and status.
  4. MIC Image Creator
    This tools is used to create images for Tizen. This section provides detailed explainations of image creation, conversion and chrooting into image procedure.

As is explained in the above URLs, Tizen development requires Open(SuSE) Build system and the required components. In the following sections, we will briefly introduce various such build requirements.

Introduction to OBS

The Open Build Service (OBS) is an open and complete distribution development platform that provides a transparent infrastructure for development of Linux distributions, used by openSUSE, MeeGo, and other distributions. (Supporting also Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, RedHat, and other Linux distributions). OBS provides the developers an easy way of using web-based and command based interface to achieve development activities. OBS maintains a consistent build environment, which each developer can rely on for various Linux distributions. For more information on OBS, you can refer to this link:


OBS can be set up locally or we can refer any available OBS services. http://doc.opensuse.org/products/draft/OBS/obs-best-practices_draft/cha.obs.best-practices.localsetup.html is one of the links that talks about setting up OBS server locally. To make use of any available OBS servers, user credentials are required. Each OBS implemetiation can have more customized tools to achieve the build servies. You can find information on Tizen OBS and its customized build tool, named git-build-System(GBS), in this link


OBS Light

OBS Light is an OBS base development process, but which is lighter to use. It creates an encapsulation of OBS and presents a lighter face of OBS.

OBS Light server Appliance

This is a ready-to-use OBS for MeeGo and Tizen. openSUSE Build Service(OBS) 2.3.0-1.6. The openSUSE Build Service appliance contains the complete OBS stack, including a Worker, the Backend, API, Webclient, and osc, the command line client. FakeOBS is an added utility, through which we can achieve private OBS Builds.

OBS Light Client Appliance

OBS Client Appliance consists of a command line (obslight) and a graphical user interface GUI (obslightgui). OBS Client includes MIC to create a bootable image.

http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:OBS_Light_Manual http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:OBS_Light_Fakeobs http://susestudio.com/a/e0uuBG/obs-obs-server-obs-light http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:OBS_Light_Installation

Installation of SDK

The Tizen SDK is a comprehensive set of tools for developing Tizen web applications. It consists of Web IDE, Emulator, tool chain, sample code, and documentation. The beta release of the Tizen SDK runs on Windows*, as well as Ubuntu. Tizen Web applications may be developed without relying on an official Tizen IDE, as long as the application complies with Tizen packaging rules. Use the link below to download the Tizen SDK.