Add-ons Blog

Posts from June, 2010

What are Your Favorite Add-ons of All Time?

It’s hard to believe, but we are about to reach the 2 Billion download milestone for add-ons this week! We would like to commemorate this special occasion by asking you, the add-ons community, to let us know your favorite add-ons so we can add them to the Best of 2B Add-ons Collection. We’ll be adding… Continue reading

Categories: general

Announcing Jetpack SDK 0.5

The Jetpack team is excited to announce the launch of Jetpack SDK 0.5. This latest release offers more APIs for you to build add-ons with. For instance, one of the new APIs enables you to access tab information and control tab-related actions, e.g. opening/closing tabs. The new APIs in Jetpack SDK are: Tabs API –… Continue reading

Categories: developers, jetpack

Last Week to Register for the Mozilla Add-ons Workshop

We’re less than one week away from the Mozilla Add-ons Workshop, happening in London! We’ve planned a jam-packed evening with Mozilla evangelists, developers, and community members talking about: Firefox Add-ons: Adventures in Customization Making Add-ons that People will Love Using Jetpack to Build Add-ons Lightning Talks from Add-on Developers Mobile Add-ons and HTML5 The Future… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, events

Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/06/22

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 7 days. Almost every update is… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation, general, policy, releases

How to Improve Extension Startup Performance

Mozilla is fighting poor performance in Firefox on many fronts. Firefox 3.6 was already a significant improvement over 3.5, and Firefox 4 promises to be lightning fast. However, Firefox is already pretty fast. Seriously. If you download and install Firefox and run it on a clean profile, it should open quickly and be very responsive.… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, documentation, general

Introducing the AMO Editor Guide

Reviewing add-ons is a complicated task, and we haven’t been very good at documenting the whole process. New editors were trained live through IRC, and the training session usually took the better part of 2 hours. Even though I am pretty much the only person training new editors, it is very difficult to convey the… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, documentation, policy

Testday this Friday

If you have free time to test the new add-ons manager, Henrik Skupin from the Mozilla QA team would like to invite you to this Friday’s testday: Henrik Skupin’s Blog

Categories: general

Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/06/08

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 9 days. Almost every update is… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, documentation, policy

AMO category pages updated and other bugfixes

AMO 5.11 was released this afternoon with a number of new pages now being served from our Django rewrite. A list of notable changes is below. Update Notes Category pages are now served from our Django rewrite (zamboni) and include touched-up designs and the new install buttons. We hope to serve these new pages for… Continue reading

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Categories: releases