Add-ons Blog

Posts from August, 2011

New email notifications on AMO

Earlier today we launched the first part of a revamp of our email notifications system that offers more fine-grained control over the notifications you receive, as well as one-click unsubscribe. You can read more about this revamp on the WebDev Blog. Add-on developers will likely notice this new system very soon, as they’ll begin receiving… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users, releases

Add-on SDK Workshop coming to London Sept 29th

Interested in learning how to create fantastic Firefox add-ons with the Add-on SDK and Builder? Join the Jetpack team in London, UK on September 29th for an evening of workshops that will get you started hacking on compatibility-proof, re-startless, testable addons using the many features of the SDK. The workshop will include a general introduction… Continue reading

Categories: developers, events, jetpack

Add-ons Update – Week of 2011/08/24

I post these updates every 3 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues, add-on compatibility, and other happenings in the add-ons world. The Review Queues Nominations for full review at the moment are being processed slower than usual. Most nominations are taking about 3 weeks to review. Most updates are… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

AMO read-only for 3 hours on Thursday

Beginning at 2PM Pacific tomorrow, and all of its services will be read-only for approximately 3 hours as we relocate it to our Phoenix datacenter. Browsing and downloading add-ons should be unaffected. AMO’s new home will provide it ample room to scale and allows us to use new services unavailable in San Jose, where… Continue reading


Categories: developers, general

2011 Firefox Add-on Developer Survey

If you’ve ever developed an add-on for Firefox, we’d really appreciate 5 – 10 minutes of your time filling out our 2011 Firefox Add-on Developer Survey. This survey will be a great help to us in understanding how add-on developers feel, what we’ve done well, and what we can improve on in our initiatives across… Continue reading


Categories: developers

Firefox 6 breaking some themes when viewing plugin content

A number of bug reports have surfaced after the Firefox 6 update, where users are getting transparent or partially transparent content in their plugins, like Flash and the Adobe PDF viewer. These bugs are caused by a breaking change that was introduced in the default Firefox theme for Windows (Aero only). The Add-ons Team wasn’t… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, general

Panel anchoring follow-up.

Last week I blogged about how to use the Add-on SDK’s high-level api to display a panel anchored to a widget. I also talked about how the panel implementation has some shortcomings, in particular that it is not currently possible to anchor a panel to a content node using only the high-level apis in add-on-kit.… Continue reading

Categories: developers, general, jetpack

Add-ons are core to the Firefox User Experience

Sinchan Banerjee is an intern from Mozilla’s User Experience team and one of his projects involves ensuring add-ons get the user experience they deserve. The following is a guest post by Sinchan. Firefox can complete a lot of tasks. It comes with the functionality to accomplish the tasks we believe most people want to finish,… Continue reading


Categories: general

Add-on SDK Roadmap Update!

Its been quite a few months since we shared the greater vision for the Jetpack project and the Add-on SDK as a product. A lot has happened since then, including the release of Add-on SDK 1.0 and the growth of a team of talented people to keep the momentum going. Still, its always good to… Continue reading

Categories: developers, general, jetpack