Add-ons Blog

Posts from November, 2010

Add-on-Con 2010

Next Wednesday and Thursday, add-on developers from around the world will gather, collaborate, learn, and have fun at Add-on-Con, the only conference dedicated to browser add-ons. We’re excited to see veteran add-on developers as well as new faces for this third year of Add-on-Con. If you’ll be in the Bay Area, be sure to register… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, events

Add-ons Manager Test Day

The following is a guest post by Henrik Skupin of Mozilla QA Dear Testers, This Friday, Dec 3rd, Mozilla QA will hold a test day dedicated to the new add-ons manager of Firefox 4.0. Since the last test day a couple of months ago a lot of work by the developers happened and the final… Continue reading

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Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/11/23

Summary These posts written every 2 weeks 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 that should be read as a general guide about the review process. All nominations are being reviewed within 5 days. All updates are being reviewed… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation, releases

100 Million Adblock Plus Downloads

Today we’re very happy to celebrate a huge milestone: Adblock Plus became the first browser add-on to be downloaded 100 million times! Customization has always been one of the best features of Firefox, and 100 million downloads of a single add-on combined with 2.2 billion add-on downloads overall shows just how important that extensibility is… Continue reading

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Making your add-on compatible with Firefox 4

Firefox 4 beta 7 is out, and now is the best time to evaluate your add-on’s compatibility with the next major Firefox release. This is the first “feature frozen” release, meaning that there will be no more major changes performed to the UI, APIs or features in Firefox. Other than bug fixes and stability improvements,… Continue reading

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Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/11/09

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 5 days. All updates are being… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation, policy, releases

Gathering developer feedback for the Add-ons SDK

Hello Add-on Developers! We’ve constructed a brief survey to gather feedback about your interactions with the Add-ons SDK. Specifically, we want to understand the experiences you’ve had with the APIs thus far, so be sure to choose the an API for your answers that is either the most crucial to your development efforts or that… Continue reading

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