Update your add-on in time for Thunderbird 5

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This is a guest post from Mark Banner.

With the Thunderbird 5 Beta release, we’ve enabled the 5.* maximum version in the AMO Developer tools. Thunderbird 5 Beta is now API frozen, so if you haven’t already done so, please make sure your add-on is compatible. We expect it to be released near the end of the month.

For add-ons, the most significant change in Thunderbird 5 is the new Add-on Manager that was incorporated into Firefox 4. There is documentation and further information on developer.mozilla.org.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please post in the forums, or join #extdev on irc.mozilla.org for real-time assistance.

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

7 responses

  1. jorge

    can you please make lighting add on work with thunderbird 5

    Great software

  2. jophnston80

    are there any tools to check quickly whether our add-ons are compatible with FF 5?

  3. sk walther

    HOW CAN A NEW PROGRAM RELEASED INCOMPLETE? WHY DIDN’T YOU WAIT UNTIL AT LEAST THE GOOGLE AD-ON WAS READY TO USE. I MAY BE NAIVE BUT IF I DOWNLOAD A PROGRAM FROM THE INTERNET I DO NOT EXPECT IT TO COMPLETELY SCREW UP MY COMPUTER. WORST DOWNLOAD I EVER HAD! I AM GETTING RID OF IT!!! SKW

    1. Jorge Villalobos Author

      It’s up to Google to update their toolbar. They have an FAQ page set up for this: http://www.google.com/support/toolbar/bin/answer.py?answer=1342452

  4. Chris Jones

    What a pity we weren’t warned the Lighting Add on wouldn’t work with Thunderbird 5. This has really caused us some problems here with our calenders.

  5. Nicolas Quintieri

    Hi Jorge,

    I’m trying to update an existing add-on so that it works with tb 5.0+ (tb 3.0+ add-on).
    What should I take into account, primarily?
    I’m just starting on this.

    Thanks in advance!

    Regards,

    Nicolás

    1. Jorge Villalobos Author

      @Nicolás: Unfortunately I’m not very knowledgeable in Tb, so I couldn’t even begin to help you. I recommend that you look in to the Thunderbird blogs, and also ask in the channels mentioned in the last paragraph. Mark can also give you some guidance.