Add-ons Blog

Posts from May, 2012

Memshrink progress, leaky add-ons and older SDK versions.

TL;DR: PLEASE Re-pack your add-ons with the latest SDK! The SDK team has been collaborating with the Memshrink team to identify and fix various ‘zombie’ compartment leaks and similar issues. Nicholas Nethercote writes in his most recent update that Kyle Huey’s recent patch to address these issues is a real game-changer: I did some testing… Continue reading

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

Spring cleaning: changes to require and self in the SDK

Irakli recently posted a ‘Spring Cleaning’ todo list ( https://github.com/mozilla/addon-sdk/wiki/Spring-cleaning-2012 ) of changes we are proposing to make to the SDK in the next few months. While most of these changes deal with how the SDK is implemented and will not affect the behaviour of the top-level APIs, there are two specific changes that will… Continue reading

Categories: builder, compatibility, developers, jetpack, sdk

Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/05/03

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 1 month to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 2 weeks. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation