Announcing Add-on SDK 1.0b3

The Jetpack team is pleased to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.0b3. This version, the third in the series of beta releases of Mozilla’s downloadable software development kit for building Firefox add-ons, includes better documentation, new features, and a bunch of bug fixes. Notable improvements include:

  • The documentation has been reorganized, restyled, and expanded to make it easier to browse and more comprehensive.
  • The new Annotator example add-on shows you how to use a number of APIs to interact with users and web content.
  • The new Tab.attach() method lets you create a Page Mod worker on-demand for a given tab.
  • It is now possible to specify a 64×64 pixel icon for your add-on’s Details view in the Add-ons Manager (see Package Specification for details).

To get started building add-ons with the SDK, download it and then check out the documentation! See the Release Notes for additional information about the release.

And don’t forget that add-ons created with the SDK are “restartless” in the soon-to-be-released Firefox 4, so users can install and use them without having to restart their browser!

As always, we’d love to hear from you about your experiences with the release! You can contact us in a variety of ways:

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