Since moving to California, I’ve found myself listening to the radio a lot more than in previous years. I think this is largely because my favorite station here plays a lot more of the music I like and has a lot of new artists and songs that I haven’t heard before. Music and Firefox add-ons… Continue reading
Posts from March, 2009
Mozilla’s Myk Melez created a great video introduction to add-on development for Mozilla’s Design Challenge Spring 09. If you’ve be looking for a video walk-through, Myk just served it up for you. Grok extensions, set up your development environment, and make your first one. We’ll explain how extensions integrate into Firefox and what they can… Continue reading
This last month, we’ve rolled out lots of bug fixes to AMO as well as quite a few enhancements to the site. For the comprehensive list, check out bugzilla. We’d also like to highlight some changes that we think will help both developers and users of add-ons. Enhanced Developer Dashboards Add-on developers can now see… Continue reading
Big thanks to all of you who completed our developer survey last month. We got over 60 responses and we appreciate the thoughtful and detailed responses. Our top 5 requests were: The biggest request involves the review queue and the time it takes to get out of the sandbox. (24 requests) There is a real… Continue reading
Last Friday, it was announced that Firefox 3.1 will be renamed to Firefox 3.5. What does this mean for add-on compatibility? Right now, Firefox 3.1b4pre is available as a maxVersion on AMO, and can be used by any add-ons that support current Shiretoko builds. On Tuesday, March 17, these builds will be renamed to 3.5b4pre,… Continue reading
Summary: The Firefox Add-ons Developer Guide is now released in beta. We are now searching for contributors, if you want to help, please see instructions below. Firefox Add-ons Developer Guide – beta release It’s with great excitement that we announce today the beta release of the Firefox Add-ons Developer Guide. This guide, is based on… Continue reading
What are the Recommended Lists? The Recommended lists are an important part of exposing AMO visitors to useful and compelling add-ons within a small & focused list. It allows us to feature add-ons that have done a good job of creating a unique and/or exciting enhancement to Mozilla software and increasing awareness of the nearly… Continue reading
Thanks for all your feedback. I’ve posted again with an updated AMO Tagging Plan.
Aza Raskin from Mozilla Labs muses about how we could create an alternate way of writing extensions that would make development easier for people most comfortable with web technologies. Check it out and let us know what you think via comments or blog posts of your own! My Dream Way To Write a Firefox Extension
I’m looking for some input on AMO’s tagging fundamentals, specifically regarding Unicode support. Read the whole post to see what the plan consists of so far and feel free to give feedback.