Jetpack Project: weekly update for July 31, 2012

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Project News

  • We made the first 1.9 release candidate today, in preparation for a release next week.
  • We’re working on a repack of AMO-hosted Jetpack add-ons. If you have an add-on hosted on AMO, and your add-on can be automatically repacked, then you should expect to get an email soon pointing to a new version which has been repacked with the latest SDK. You can then test that version, and if it passes, update your AMO-hosted add-on with the new version.

Quick Stats

Note: the stats above are based on the queries I linked to for each item. If you have suggestions on how these queries might be made more accurate,please comment below. Stats generated at 2012-07-31 21:20:58 PDT

Meeting Brief

  • Alex has written a battery of tools for analysing and repacking SDK-based add-ons. He’s repacked all repackable add-ons that are hosted on AMO, next we need to upload these somewhere public, and notify the original authors that new versions are available, if they want to test them.
  • Jorge attended BlackHat, which featured a presentation on browser privacy & fingerprinting. Web content can identify which add-ons are installed by trying to load content from resource:// urls. The SDK should use a protocol not accessible to web content for the data files packaged inside add-ons.

Full minutes are available here:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Jetpack/Weekly_Meeting/2012-07-31#Minutes

Categories: builder, jetpack, sdk

One response

  1. turnip

    Today I am having problems loading up firefox. It is up to date. My IE loads up lightening fast though. I have Win 7 64 bit and all of a sudden now I am having problems with firefox. Not sure what add on might help either or if MS is playing games once again. I recall when this happened with Netscape years and years ago.