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Posts from 2011

Just Landed: Simple Prefs API

On November 28, Myk Melez closed pull request 270, which added the new ‘simple-prefs’ module to the Addon SDK. This addition to the SDK’s addon-kit apis is special for a couple of reasons: The ability to add a simple preferences panel to an SDK-based add-on has been a major gap in functionality in the SDK.… Continue reading

Categories: developers, jetpack, sdk

Add-ons Update – Week of 2011/12/07

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. AMO Outage We had a significant outage on our site (and others) earlier this week, which affected some add-on operations such as compatibility checks. AMO is back to… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

AMO Network Outage

addons.mozilla.org and many other Mozilla services are currently experiencing a network outage. Mozilla IT is actively working to restore service, and you can view the current status here. Thanks for your patience.

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Categories: developers, end users, general

Jetpack Project: weekly update for Nov. 29, 2011

Project News Shipped SDK 1.3 Landed initial implementation of the Preferences API (although this won’t make it into 1.3). Encouraging results from the latest round of performance testing for SDK-based add-ons. Started planning a new API enabling developers to create pages like the about:addons page: that is, they’re not intended to host normal web pages,… Continue reading

Categories: general, jetpack

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.3!

The Jetpack team is proud to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.3! This version of the SDK has some bugfixes, and some new features. Highlights of this release are: – Fixed a bug where panel-based content scripts don’t work after reloading or changing location – We now officially support Python 2.7 – Loads of… Continue reading

Categories: jetpack, releases, sdk

Jetpack Project: weekly update for Nov. 22, 2011

Project News Alexandre Poirot blogged about changes in the Localization proposal. Last Saturday’s SDK hack day, thanks in particular to the Chico State open source team who drove 3 hours to attend. Irakli Gozalishvili landed a patch to the SDK last night to allow much simpler implementation using a namespace scheme. Quick Stats Total open… Continue reading

Categories: general

Add-ons Update – Week of 2011/11/17

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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Jetpack Project: weekly update for Nov. 15, 2011

Project News MozCamp EU was this weekend including several great talks related to add-ons and the SDK. Thanks to Alexandre Poirot, Brian King, Jorge Villalobos and David McNamara for helping out! Thanks to Lajos Koszti ( @Ajnasz on Github ) for pull request 262. There’s still time to register for the SDK hack day this… Continue reading

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