Cross-posted from Justin Scott’s blog. I recently posted about the start of the campaign to get add-ons ready for the upcoming release of Firefox 3.1, and wanted to explain what our goals are and how we’ll be tracking progress. As with previous Firefox releases, we’re aiming to have 90% of add-ons that make up the… Continue reading
Posts from 2008
We recently conducted a survey of the add-on developer community. This post summarizes the quantitative results and some key findings only. There were several open-ended questions included on the survey. A special thank you to all those respondents that provided us with extensive feedback and great ideas. A summary of developer comments and suggestions will… Continue reading
The Mozilla add-ons team is always looks for insights in order to improve the development experience and toolset for add-ons authors. We have put together a Add-on Developer Survey that tries to capture some of that with a short series of questions. There is also ample room for free form comments and feedback which we… Continue reading
As we near the end the month of August, we have rotated the featured add-ons on the AMO site. I’ve previously described the process we use on AMO for rotating the featured and recommended add-ons. Some of the new entrants to the recommended list include a few of the Extend Firefox 3 contest winners such… Continue reading
The AMO team has issued a small maintenance release for AMO (v3.4.7). Full fix list is available here.
There were some fantastic entries this time around for the Extend Firefox 3 Contest and the winners have been announced. You’ll find most of the add-ons hosted on AMO. Make sure to checkout and congratulate these authors for a job well done. Lifehacker also has a roundup of the contest.
At the recent Firefox Plus Summit, I missed the opportunity to share my slides for the AMO session due to a power outage. Ended up using lots of hand gestures and flip charts. For those interested, I’ve uploaded them here and welcome any questions or comments. (Also, uploaded the slides from the AMO Editor’s session).… Continue reading
We have created a new mailing list/newsgroup/Google group to be used for discussion of AMO software development, policies and processes. To clarify the role of this list relative to some of the others out there, it’s meant for AMO development discussion, enhancement requests, policies, and so on. Add-on development questions should go to the extensions… Continue reading
As we near the end the month of July, we have rotated the featured add-ons on the site. I’ve previously described the process we use on AMO for rotating the featured add-ons. Those add-ons with better overall performance stay on the list, the remaining slots are used to introduce some new add-ons and re-feature ones… Continue reading
We pushed out a minor revision to AMO last night. This includes: A “Remember me on this computer” option when logging in so that you are not constantly being asked for your password. The login credential expires every 2 weeks. A reCAPTCHA process for new registrations. Changes to the default sort order for search results… Continue reading