Add-ons Blog

Posts from October, 2011

Add-ons Update – Week of 2011/10/26

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 5 weeks to review. Most updates are… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Jetpack Project: weekly update for Oct. 25 2011

Project News SDK 1.2.1 released Wednesday Oct. 19 to address a critical issue. I’m giving an SDK talk this Saturday at Seneca College’s annual Free Software and Open Source Symposium in Toronto. Interesting comparison of browser extension tech from the author of MediaPlus Meeting Brief SDK: Shipped 1.2.1 Wednesday plans to land new Loader soon.… Continue reading

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Categories: builder, events, general, jetpack, sdk

Be part of the next Featured Add-ons board

Help us choose the next Featured Add-ons Becoming a featured add-on guarantees downloads and notoriety, and many add-ons, especially start-ups, see it as crucial in order for their add-on to succeed. In addition, end users see this list as a safe place to start with add-ons and trust Mozilla to feature great add-ons that work… Continue reading

Categories: general

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.2.1!

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s SDK 1.2 release, we have released Add-on SDK 1.2.1 to address a critical issue that surfaced in 1.2 which would have prevented add-ons from being distributed on Thanks to community member Carey Tilden who reported this issue to the Jetpack mailing list! This issue occurs if you create… Continue reading

Categories: builder, general, jetpack, sdk

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.2!

The Jetpack team is proud to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.2! This version of the SDK, like 1.1, contains mostly stability work and bug fixes. This release also includes: The ability to reload a tab via a new reload method in the tabs module The self module now contains a “name” and “version”… Continue reading

Categories: jetpack, sdk

Security Mechanisms in the Add-on SDK

Firefox add-ons have powerful capabilities, including the ability to read and write the user’s file system, access the network, and access stored passwords. At the same time they interact directly with untrusted web content (that is, arbitrary web pages, and the scripts they load). If add-ons aren’t carefully designed, malicious web sites can exploit their… Continue reading

Categories: general, jetpack