Announcing Add-on SDK 1.2!

Dave Mason

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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” allowing one to identify their version of the Add-on SDK
  • SDK modules will now display in the about:memory page showing their memory consumption

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

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

As always, we’d love to hear from you about your experiences with this 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

5 responses

  1. Wladimir Palant wrote on ::

    You should mention that displaying modules on about:memory requires Firefox 9 (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=673331 is the relevant change) and the Add-on SDK currently only marks extensions as compatible with Firefox 8.

  2. Dave Mason wrote on :

    You’re exactly right – I should have noted that it will be ready for Firefox 9’s release.

    Thanks for pointing that out Wladimir!

  3. Mingyi Liu wrote on ::

    Adding addon version to self is great! Right now to allow version showing when user mouseover my addon icon, I had to import AddonManager.jsm then set a callback to addonmanager.getAddonByID() to get version, which delays the start of my addon. I’ll try v1.2 and it should now allow my addon start a bit earlier.

  4. Ryan Rivers wrote on ::

    Am I missing something? Firefox 9? Aren’t we currently on Firefox 3 (3.6 on my Mac)?

    1. Dave Mason wrote on :

      I’m afraid so Ryan! We are up to Firefox 7 in releases – check out http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/products/download.html and grab 7, I think you’ll love it!