Add-ons Blog

Posts from 2013

September Featured Add-ons

This month, our community board selected education-themed add-ons in celebration of back-to-school festivities in the Northern Hemisphere. If you have an add-on to nominate, please send it to amo-featured@mozilla.org for the board’s consideration. We encourage you to submit your own add-on for consideration! Pick of the Month: Fastest Search A powerful search add-on that lets… Continue reading

Categories: end users

Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 24

Firefox 24 will be released on September 17th. Here’s the list of changes that went into this version that can affect add-on compatibility. There is more information available in Firefox 24 for Developers, so you should read that too. General Implement the Browser Console. The last step to implement this was to change the menu… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Add-ons Update – Week of 2013/08/29

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 Most nominations for full review are taking less than 6 weeks to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 5 weeks. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Add-ons Manager Search Results Now Limited to Fully Reviewed Add-ons

Having a wide variety of content on addons.mozilla.org has always been a top priority for us, which is why some years ago we decided that we needed two different levels of acceptance for the add-ons we host and distribute. Fully reviewed add-ons meet all of our quality standards, while preliminarily reviewed add-ons only have to… Continue reading

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Categories: end users, policy

nsIBrowserSearchEngine interface change in latest Firefox 24 beta

There is a longer Firefox 24 add-on compatibility blog post coming up, but this change is particularly important because it was introduced during the beta cycle and could lead to stability problems for binary add-ons that use this interface. In bug 493051, the nsIBrowserSearchEngine interface was changed, specifically the signature of the addEngine function. However,… Continue reading

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Add-ons Update – Week of 2013/08/07

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 6 weeks to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 4 weeks. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

August Featured Add-ons

Our diligent community board has selected the featured add-ons for August! If you have an add-on to nominate, please send it to amo-featured@mozilla.org for the board’s consideration. It’s completely fine to submit your own add-on for consideration! Pick of the Month: Stylish Restyle the web with Stylish, a user styles manager. Stylish lets you easily… Continue reading

Categories: end users

Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 23

Firefox 23 will be released on August 6th. Here’s the list of changes that went into this version that can affect add-on compatibility. There is more information available in Firefox 23 for Developers, so you should read that too. General [Update] Preferences are now limited to 1Mb in size. This limit might be further reduced… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation, general