Add-ons Blog

Posts from May, 2010

AMO Outage Status

We’re currently experiencing issues with AMO and our IT team is working on resolving the issues. We’ll keep this blog updated when we have more information. Update 3:43pm PST And we’re back! Thanks for your patience with this issue.

Categories: general

Getting your add-ons tested via Mozmill

Henrik Skupin from the QA team would like to invite all interested add-on authors to participate in this week’s testday, where interested add-on authors can learn more about Mozmill and automated testing for their extensions.  Learn more at his blog: Testday for creating Mozmill tests for Add-ons

Categories: developers

AMO Outage Report

AMO was down for around 2 high-traffic hours today due to problems in our primary datacenter. Mozilla IT was able to serve AMO out of another datacenter and things have been stable since then, but add-on developers should expect to see drops in both downloads and active users in today’s statistics.

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Categories: developers

Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/05/25

Summary These bi-weekly posts explain the current state of add-on reviews and other information relevant to add-on developers. There’s a lengthy overview of the Add-on Review Process posted in this blog that should be read as a general guide about the review process. Most nominations are being reviewed within 2 weeks. Our goal is have… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, policy

A Different Review Process Proposal

We previously proposed an Incubation Process as a way to make add-ons hosted on AMO safer while still letting developers host their experimental add-ons via direct links. Developer feedback in our forums raised several issues: developers value the feedback given by random users that discover their add-ons in the sandbox developers don’t want to feel… Continue reading

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Categories: developers

Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/05/11

Summary These bi-weekly posts explain the current state of add-on reviews and other information relevant to add-on developers. There’s a lengthy overview of the Add-on Review Process posted in this blog that should be read as a general guide about the review process. Most nominations are being reviewed within 2 weeks. Our goal is have… Continue reading

Categories: general

Traces of a new AMO

There have been reported sightings of the newly rewritten AMO homepage and add-on details page in the wild since yesterday afternoon. There’s a 15% chance you may encounter these pages during your add-on explorations. The most obvious ways to identify the new Django-powered pages are by the awesome install buttons and a Popular Tags module… Continue reading

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Categories: end users, releases