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Posts by Myk Melez

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.0b3

The Jetpack team is pleased to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.0b3. This version, the third in the series of beta releases of Mozilla’s downloadable software development kit for building Firefox add-ons, includes better documentation, new features, and a bunch of bug fixes. Notable improvements include: The documentation has been reorganized, restyled, and expanded… Continue reading

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Announcing Add-on SDK 1.0b2

The Jetpack team is pleased to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.0b2.  This version, the second in the series of beta releases of Mozilla’s downloadable software development kit for building Firefox add-ons, includes a variety of architectural improvements and a number of fixes for issues encountered by beta testers. Notable architectural improvements include support… Continue reading

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The Jetpack 2011 Roadmap

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good!” It’s been almost a year since Mozilla decided to build a team to productize the Jetpack project’s vision and technologies, and the team recently shipped the first beta release of Add-on SDK 1.0, so it’s a good time to review and update our roadmap for… Continue reading

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Announcing Add-on SDK 1.0b1

The Jetpack team is thrilled to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.0b1, the first beta release of Mozilla’s new software development kit for building Firefox add-ons! Add-on SDK 1.0b1, the culmination of months of hard work and nine alpha releases, is the best way to get started with building add-ons for the upcoming Firefox… Continue reading

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Announcing Jetpack SDK 0.9

We just released Jetpack SDK 0.9! This version continues our drive toward the first beta release of this new SDK for making Firefox add-ons. Our focus for this release was to land important changes to the APIs, particularly those changes that pave the way for the integration of Electrolysis, the project to move add-on code… Continue reading

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Zero to Add-on in Five Minutes

Several months ago, I built an add-on in five minutes in front of a live audience at the 2010 Mozilla Summit to demonstrate the benefits of Add-on Builder, Mozilla’s new web app for building add-ons for Firefox. The last time I taught traditional add-on development using XUL, it took an hour and a half to… Continue reading

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Announcing Jetpack SDK 0.8

Jetpack SDK 0.8 is now available! This version of the SDK includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes, including: The new Windows API allows you to access and manipulate browser windows and their tabs. The new Page Mods API lets you inject JavaScript code into selected web pages. The Panel and Page Worker APIs… Continue reading

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