Firefox 8 is scheduled to be released next Tuesday, November 8, so we wanted to remind those of you who need to bump the compatibility of your add-on to do so soon! If you fall into this group, please be sure to read our update on Firefox 8 compatibility here. Also, this blog post has more information on the new features that will affect add-on developers.
As you may know already, one of the things we’re doing to make rapid releases smoother is automatic compatibility bumps. We run these about a week after a new release, but you need to submit a version compatible with the Aurora channel (Firefox 10), or upgrade your existing version on AMO in order to be eligible for an automatic bump. Your new version doesn’t need to be approved by the editor team, but it does need to be on the site. We will run Firefox 10 compatibility tests in a couple of weeks, and email you with information on whether your add-on passed. If it passes you won’t have anything more to do for another 6 weeks.
Please let us know if you have any questions!