Add-ons Update – Week of 2011/12/28

Jorge Villalobos

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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 are being reviewed within one week.
  • Most preliminary reviews are being reviewed within 2 weeks.

These stats are taken from last week’s queue report:

  • 74 new nominations that week. 153 nominations in the queue awaiting review.
  • 115 new updates that week. 120 updates in the queue awaiting review.
  • 97 new preliminary review submissions that week. 160 preliminary submissions in the queue awaiting review.

Waiting times are rapidly dropping and will continue to drop in the following weeks thanks to our New Years Challenge. There’s still plenty of time to participate and win great prizes, including tablets and a laptop.

If you’re interested in joining the AMO Editors team and help us review add-ons, please visit our wiki page.

Firefox 10

The Firefox 10 compatibility post is here. The compatibility bump to Firefox 10 was run last week, so any add-ons with compatibility under 10.* should be tested and manually upgraded in the Developer Hub, if possible.

You can run the standalone compatibility tool if you want to test your add-on yourself or if it isn’t hosted on AMO.

The Add-ons Default to Compatible feature is progressing, and we expect to land on Firefox 10 or 11. Once this is in place, your compatibility worries will be minimized, and we’ll be taking a more active role in letting developers know if their add-ons are incompatible with a new version of Firefox. This feature will be a big win for both developers and Firefox users, so we’re very excited about it.

Firefox 11

A compatibility blog post for Firefox 11 is coming up.

4 responses

  1. Tony Mechelynck wrote on ::

    «Nominations for full review at the moment are being processed slower than usual.»
    AFAIR, every post in this series included this sentence. Shouldn’t the timespan labeled as “usual” be increased?

    1. Jorge Villalobos wrote on ::

      Yeah, unfortunately, “as usual” has become an equivalent of “before rapid releases”. The boost in reviews we’ll have in the following weeks might bring back the numbers down to our expectations, so I hope to be able to remove that phrase from my next report. Otherwise I’ll rephrase to “slower than expected”.

  2. Chris Eenggleman wrote on :

    I am not a technie. I tend to learn all I need to know to do the things I want wit the computer. Since one of the upgrades of the Foxfire browser, I think around 8 something I have not been able to use the Google toolbar. Can I now ? How do I go about installing it or how do I go back to the last version of Foxfire I can use it with?
    I would really appreciate your help.

    Christine

    1. Amy Tsay wrote on ::

      Hi Christine, Google Toolbar is no longer available for Firefox. You can get more information, along with suggestions of add-ons with similar functionality here: http://support.google.com/toolbar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1342452