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In order to build your app on a SmartDeviceLink (SDL) Core, the SDL software development kit (SDK) must be installed in your app. The following steps will guide you through adding the SDL SDK to your workspace and configuring the environment.


The SDL SDK is currently supported on Java 7 (1.7) and above.

Install SDL SDK

Each SDL JavaSE library release is published to JCenter. By adding a few lines in their app's gradle script, developers can compile with the latest SDL JavaSE release.

To gain access to the JCenter repository, make sure your app's build.gradle file includes the following:

repositories {

Gradle Build

To compile with the a release of SDL JavaSE, include the following line in your app's build.gradle file,

dependencies {
    implementation 'com.smartdevicelink:sdl_java_se:{version}'

and replace {version} with the desired release version in format of x.x.x. The list of releases can be found here.


To compile release 4.12.1, use the following line:

dependencies {
    implementation 'com.smartdevicelink:sdl_java_se:4.12.1'

To compile the latest minor release of major version 4, use:

dependencies {
    implementation 'com.smartdevicelink:sdl_java_se:4.+'
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