In our add-on developer survey several months ago, we received a number of responses as to what improvements could be made with the current add-ons platform and ecosystem. Among them were:
- not requiring browser restart for installation
- better debugging tools
- better packaging
- easier way to write extensions
- code generation/IDE
Today’s launch is a first step in exploring the future of add-on development, and we’re extremely excited to see where the community takes it. This is still a very early prototype of a possible direction for Mozilla-based add-ons, so rest assured that the current add-ons model is still alive and well.
Head on over to the Jetpack website for information on Jetpack and to get the prototype.