Add-ons Blog

Posts from 2010

Update on Statistics Problem

Last week we blogged about a problem with add-on downloads going to the wrong subdomain and said that counts would be repaired soon. Unfortunately, when we went to begin repairing the counts, we realized downloads were not being logged on that subdomain, as it was never supposed to handle downloads. The original problem has been… Continue reading


Categories: developers

Finding restartless add-ons in AMO

If you’re running a beta of Firefox 4, you can install restartless add-ons written with the new Add-on SDK.  In a nod to the Mozilla Add-on SDK‘s original project name, we’re now automatically tagging restartless add-ons with “Jetpack” so that the adventurous can try them out.  Visit the Jetpack Tag and install (and uninstall) to… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users, general, jetpack

“Should we add it?” – Persona height adjustment

Personas continues to be a smash hit among Firefox users and boasts a vibrant community of users, artists, and reviewers with over 200,000 personas to choose from. That said, we should continue to explore ways to enhance Personas together as a community. “Should we add it?” posts like this one, will give us an opportunity… Continue reading

Categories: general

Firefox for Mobile Bumping Its Version

Firefox for mobile (Fennec) is bumping its version numbering to more closely match desktop releases of Firefox. This means “Firefox 2.0b1 for Android & Maemo” is becoming “Firefox 4.0b1 for Android & Maemo” and will be released as “Firefox 4.0 for Android & Maemo”. We are aligning mobile Firefox and desktop Firefox since the web… Continue reading


Categories: developers, mobile

Problems with Add-on Statistics

Summary: We’re currently experiencing a problem with add-on download statistics on in which downloads through our API (used by the Add-ons Manager in Firefox) are not being counted. No data has been lost and we will be repairing these counts soon. Technical Details: On September 14 we pushed an update to the site that… Continue reading


Categories: developers

Announcing Jetpack SDK 0.8

Jetpack SDK 0.8 is now available! This version of the SDK includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes, including: The new Windows API allows you to access and manipulate browser windows and their tabs. The new Page Mods API lets you inject JavaScript code into selected web pages. The Panel and Page Worker APIs… Continue reading

Categories: developers, general, jetpack, releases

Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/09/14

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 1 week. Almost every update is… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation, general