Announcing Add-on SDK 1.2!

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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

Categories: jetpack, sdk

5 responses

  1. Wladimir Palant

    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 Author

    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

    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

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

    1. Dave Mason Author

      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!