Add-ons Blog

Posts from February, 2012

Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/02/29

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 We managed to empty the queues! Most nominations for full review are taking less than 3 days to review. Most updates are being reviewed within… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

McAfee Add-on Update

Just over a week ago, Mozilla’s memory team discovered major leaks caused by the McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.4.1 add-on. A bug was filed, and six days later the McAfee team released version, which fixed the major leaks. The Add-ons Team generally will not block legitimate add-ons without consulting with their developers first and giving them… Continue reading

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Categories: end users, policy

Re-packaging your SDK-based Add-ons for Firefox 11

Yesterday the Jetpack project released SDK 1.5. Alongside this Dave Mason pointed out that the upcoming release of Firefox 11 will break compatibility with add-ons packaged with SDK versions 1.3 and below. This is necessary because of a change in Firefox where nsIDOMNSElement was removed ( Jorge recently mentioned this in his compatibility post ).… Continue reading

Categories: builder, compatibility, developers, general, jetpack, releases, sdk

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.5!

The Jetpack team is pleased to announce the release of Add-on SDK version 1.5! This version of the SDK has two major new features as well as many smaller ones and some important bug fixes. The two most important new features of this release are: Mobile Support! – Developers can now start developing add-ons for… Continue reading

Categories: jetpack, sdk