Add-ons Blog

Posts from October, 2011

Jetpack Project: weekly update for Oct. 4 2011

Project News London Add-on Workshop SDK slides are posted. We’re running an end-of year add-on competition focusing on restartless addons. Meeting Brief Builder / re-pack scripts need more testing. SDK 1.2 RC1 to be released later today. L10n and Mobile support under active development, no hard time-lines for landing on trunk. Planning an all-day SDK… Continue reading

Categories: builder, events, general, jetpack, mobile, restartless, sdk

Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 9

Firefox 9 was recently pushed to the Aurora channel, so it’s time again to round up all bugs that could be breaking add-on compatibility. This time around I found very few bugs that I would consider troubling, but there are plenty of minor ones worth mentioning. As usual, you should also check Firefox 9 for… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Competition time: End of Year Add-on collection

With those summer days behind us and the days getting shorter, we’d like to brighten your days (that is – unless you’re in the southern hemisphere), by opening up another Featured add-ons competition for the end of the year! This season it’s all about Restartless add-ons. So, to be considered, your add-on must be Restartless… Continue reading

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Categories: builder, contests, developers, restartless, sdk

London Add-on SDK Workshops: slides!

The Jetpack team invaded London last Thursday to host a series of workshops on using the SDK. I had a great time and would like to thank everyone who made it out on such an unseasonably warm autumn evening to learn more about developing add-ons with the SDK! We’ve posted the slides for each talk… Continue reading

Categories: general

Add-ons Update – Week of 2011/10/05

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 6 weeks to review. Most updates are… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Add-on SDK: weekly update for Oct. 4 2011

Project News The SDK team invaded London for an evening of workshops. Look for a full report in the next few days. Add-on SDK version 1.2 beta 3 should be packaged later this evening, expect a notice from Myk on the Jetpack email list. Please help us test! Dave Mason’s proposed changes to our re-pack… Continue reading

Categories: general

Add-on SDK Repacks proposal

One thing we have planned to make part of the Add-on SDK story is to have “automatic repacks” for developers using the SDK. What this means is that if you host your add-on, built with the SDK, on AMO (, we would automatically rebuild it everytime we release a new version of the Add-on SDK… Continue reading

Categories: developers, jetpack