Announcing Add-on SDK 1.9!

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The Jetpack team is happy to announce the immediate availability of SDK 1.9. This latest release improves the SDK’s compatibility with Firefox Aurora, fixes a ton of bugs, and also includes a few new bits you should check out:

  • Added image data support to the clipboard API – add-ons can now copy images!
  • Improved namespace / heritage implementation by implementing inheritance of namespaced properties (bug 736281)
  • Added btoa and atob to chrome module, so it is now easy to encode and decode base64 data in an add-on’s scope.

For more new features and a list of the bug fixes that are shipping in this release, please see the Release Notes.

The complete documentation for the SDK is located here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/developers/docs/sdk/1.9/

If you happen to be off-line or on an airplane you can always generate a full copy of the docs locally by running cfx docs on the command-line.

If you’re interested in perusing working code examples to use with the SDK, Will Bamberg has published a large number of them on the Add-on Builder under the ‘Jetpack Examples’ user account:

https://builder.addons.mozilla.org/user/jetpack_examples/

Some interesting stats about this release ( from the github history between the 1.8 & 1.9 tags ):

  • 188 changes in 45 pull requests between tags 1.8 and 1.9
  • Community contributors ( aside from the core SDK team ):
    • Ehsan Akhgari
    • Matthias Tylkowski

As always, we’d love to hear from you about your experiences with this release. You can contact us in a variety of ways:

post to our discussion group
chat with us on irc.mozilla.org #jetpack
report a bug
check out the source and contribute bug fixes, enhancements, or documentation

For more information on the Jetpack Project check out our wiki.

Categories: general, jetpack, releases, sdk

3 responses

  1. John Nagle

    Neither of the two bug-fix patches I need made it into this release. So my add-on will not be updated for Firefox until further notice. Development of the Google Chrome version will proceed.

  2. John Nagle

    When is SDK 1.10 coming out?

    1. Jeff Griffiths Author

      SDK 1.10 will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 18th.