Add-ons Blog

Posts from March, 2012

Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/03/22

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 Most nominations for full review are taking less than 10 days to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 7 days. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Link: using the SDK’s namespaces implementation

SDK Tech Lead Irakli Gozalishvili blogged today about the intention behind the SDK’s namespace implementation: Sometimes program is written to work with third party, potentially malicious, code which may use variety of attack vectors in order to escalate privileges and do something harmful. This is exact scenario we have in add-on SDK, where we wrap… Continue reading

Categories: developers, jetpack, sdk

Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 12

Firefox 12 will be pushed to the beta channel this week, meaning I’m late with my add-on compatibility report :(. Sorry for that, but other things have been taking my time. This won’t delay the Firefox 13 compatibility work, which I’ll begin right away. Firefox 11 compat (addendum) Components.utils.getWeakReference(null) should fail silently. A change to… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

SDK Compatibility with Extended Support Releases

When Firefox 10 was released, this version was also released as an ‘ESR’ ( or Extended Support Release ) build. ESR releases of Firefox are intended for deployments of Firefox within large organizations and are supported for much longer periods of time. For more information on ESR, please see the proposal on the wiki: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport:Proposal… Continue reading

Categories: compatibility, jetpack, releases, sdk

Add-on Collector Retirement

We have a lot of exciting things in the works for add-ons and add-on collections. Unfortunately, this means we need to take a look at the different projects we support, and decide which align best with our goals. After some analysis, we are retiring the Add-on Collector. It was a hard decision, as it’s popular… Continue reading

Categories: general

Personas are joining the Themes family

2/28/13 Update on the Getpersonas.com migration » Early last month, we asked for your help in choosing a new name for the Personas feature in Firefox. We’ve found that most users, even those who use Personas, don’t know them by that name, and new users can’t tell what a “Persona” is by its name. After… Continue reading

Categories: end users, general, themes