Announcing Add-on SDK 1.1

Dave Mason

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The Jetpack team is pleased to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.1. This version is the first update since the 1.0 release of Mozilla’s downloadable software development kit for easily building Firefox add-ons. This release mostly contains stability work and bug fixes. Beyond the stability work the 1.1 release also contains:

  • Better transition/porting of modules that use “Components” to help developers porting traditional XUL/XPCOM add-ons to the Add-on SDK.
  • Context-menu module now supports adding images to your context menus
  • Made –strip-xpi the default to reduce the size of your add-on

For more information on these and other new features, please see the Release Notes.

This is the first release that puts the Add-on SDK on a train model release schedule that mirrors Firefox’s. We will be releasing a new version of the Add-on SDK about two weeks before each new release of Firefox.

To get started building add-ons with the SDK, download it and then check out the documentation!

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

post to our discussion group
chat with us on irc.mozilla.org #jetpack
report a bug
check out the source and contribute bug fixes, enhancements, or documentation

For more information on the Jetpack Project check out our wiki

3 responses

  1. Bradley Rosenfeld wrote on :

    Any word on when the new SDK will be pushed to the Addon Builder?

    1. dbuchner wrote on :

      Bradley, you’re in luck! We’ll have version 1.1 of the Add-on SDK live on the Builder later today ;)

  2. Daniel Buchner wrote on ::

    Bradley, you’re in luck! We’ll have version 1.1 of the Add-on SDK live on the Builder later today ;)