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 less than 4 weeks to review. Most updates… Continue reading
Posts from December, 2011
addons.mozilla.org is currently experiencing a network outage (starting around 10am Pacific). Mozilla IT is actively working to restore service, and you can view the current status here. Thanks for your patience.
See the winners of the challenge! The new year is upon us, and it’s time to make a big push on the review queues! Between December 22, 2011 and February 22, 2012, AMO Editors are eligible to win some great prizes. Editors who review 100 or more add-ons during the contest period will advance to… Continue reading
Since we overhauled our review process earlier this year, we have had three review queues: full review nominations, full review updates and preliminary reviews (nominations and updates in a single queue). With this we struck a difficult but important balance: ensuring that all add-ons listed on AMO have at least been checked for potential security… Continue reading
Recently, you may have noticed an issue with the new AMO stats dashboard. When designing the new pages, we wanted to reduce the noise level from mislabeled or malformed data. This was especially necessary for our “Usage by Application” data, which contains many applications we do not recognize. To accomplish this, we filtered the raw… Continue reading
Project News Firefox developer Tim Taubert blogged about an interesting technique for getting Firefox’s native websocket implementation working on IRC Cloud using an SDK-based add-on. Frustrated with debugging geolocation code? Try Louis-Remi Babe’s excellent Geo Devtool addon. This addon is SDK based and allows you to manually set the browser’s current geolocation. Last but not… Continue reading
addons.mozilla.org and several other Mozilla services, including the Mozilla Labs Apps Developer Preview, are currently experiencing performance and availability issues. Mozilla IT is actively working to restore service, and you can view the current status here. Thanks for your patience.
Project News Louis Remi Babe wrote two excellent posts on working with content scripts in the SDK and using jQuery in content scripts. The simple-prefs API has landed on the SDK’s master branch and we need your feedback! Here’s how to get started. Jorge Villalobos recently ran some tests measuring the impact of the SDK… Continue reading
The latest phase of our add-on compatibility plan has arrived in Aurora, and we need your help to test it! Since Firefox 4, we have been automatically making add-ons hosted on AMO compatible with new Firefox releases. Now, we have extended automatic compatibility to non-hosted add-ons, which account for 75% of all add-ons in use… Continue reading
Recently Jorge Villalobos ran some tests to measure the impact of using the SDK on Firefox start-up time. Jorge published his finding to the Jetpack google news group. His results were encouraging: The results were very favorable this time, with the empty add-on adding only 1.8% (11ms) to startup, and Infocon adding only 3.6% (22ms),… Continue reading