Update your add-on in time for Thunderbird 5

Jorge Villalobos

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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.

7 responses

  1. jorge wrote on :

    can you please make lighting add on work with thunderbird 5

    Great software

  2. jophnston80 wrote on :

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

  3. sk walther wrote on :

    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 wrote on ::

      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 wrote on ::

    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 wrote on ::

    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 wrote on ::

      @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.