Add-ons Update – Week of 2014/02/12

Jorge Villalobos

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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 2 weeks to review.
  • 49 nominations in the queue awaiting review.
  • Most updates are being reviewed within 1 week.
  • 46 updates in the queue awaiting review.
  • Most preliminary reviews are being reviewed within 5 days.
  • 52 preliminary review submissions in the queue awaiting review.

If you’re an add-on developer and would like to see add-ons reviewed faster, please consider joining us. Add-on reviewers get invited to Mozilla events and earn cool gear with their work. Visit our wiki page for more information.

BabelZilla

BabelZilla continues to be the top resource for add-on localization. It’s a free and open community of translators who will help you reach users in areas of the world you wouldn’t even imagine. As such, it is powered by the people who support it. So, if your native language is not English, and especially if you know Arabic, Persian (Farsi) or Hebrew, BabelZilla needs your help.

Please consider taking some time and contribute translating other add-ons. Many developers will be grateful for your help.

Firefox 27 Compatibility

The add-on compatibility update for Firefox 27 is up, and the compatibility bump for AMO add-ons was run. In some cases we weren’t able to run the tests effectively, but you should have received an e-mail message explaining the reasons and how to work around it.

We’re also working on an improvement to the system that will only send one email with all of your add-on test results. This should be a welcome change for prolific add-on developers.

As usual we recommend using the Aurora and Beta branches to test your add-ons ahead of time.

Australis

Australis has landed in the Aurora channel, so make sure you test your add-on and stay up to date on Australis news. I published the first installment in a series of posts about it. Check it out: Part 1 – Toolbars.

It’s very important that you test your add-on as soon as you can and figure out if there’s anything you need to do to make it compatible, or if you discover any bugs in the new theme. The blog post has instructions on how to report bugs for it effectively.

One response

  1. Cheryl Beltran wrote on :

    Somehow, you & AVG have managed to hack my system and I cannot remove the AVG software. I am not sure if isn’t and add on. However, Between you & AVG, you are violating Federal Regulations in relation to the Internet and Hacking. AVG put their junk on my computer. It looks like it was through your browser. I am putting you on notice that I am reporting this incident to: Wa State Attorney General, FBI Internet Div., and the FTC. I will let you explain to them. You have invaded my privacy while violating Federal law.