To take advantage of bleeding edge functionality and the most recent bug fixes to the Titanium SDKs, without waiting for an official release, you can manually download and install a Continuous Integration Build (also known as CI Build or Continuous Build). Continuous Builds are packages compiled and published automatically when Titanium's open source repository has received a new code commit.
Obtaining the Build
You can download the latest continuous builds from http://builds.appcelerator.com.
Use the drop-down menu at the top of the page to select between the existing development branches. The master branch is the branch currently in active development, and will ultimately become a major release. You can determine the version number associated with this branch by hovering over one of the download links and inspecting the name of the file.
Installing the Build
To install a Titanium SDK using Studio, follow these steps:
- using a browser, right click a SDK archive download link and copy its URL
- From Studio, select the menu item, Help > Install Axway Appcelerator SDK
- The Install dialog appears. Select Install From URL
- Paste the link into textbox, then click Finish
To manually install a Titanium SDK, follow these steps:
- Extract the SDK archive file
- Move the versioned directory, for example named in the format 6.0.0.v20160702162201, into your Titanium installation folder, which is contingent on your platform, as follows:
Target Platform Type
OS X (Pre-Lion)
OS X (Lion)
- Restart Studio, open the project's
tiapp.xmlfile, and select the new SDK from the SDK Version drop-down menu
SDK Archive File Structure
Especially in corporate environments, it may be necessary to compile Titanium SDKs and make them available on a server. Be aware that, in order to determine whether a SDK zip archive contains a mobile or desktop SDK, Studio requires that the SDK file structure follows this convention:
This must be archived as mobilesdk-VERSION.NUMBER.zip
This must be archived as sdk-VERSION.NUMBER.zip