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Add-ons Update – Week of 2013/01/08

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 3 weeks to review. 33 nominations in the queue awaiting review. Most updates are being reviewed… Continue reading

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January Featured Add-ons

Happy 2014! Here are some featured add-ons to start off the year right: Pick of the Month: FindBar Tweak FindBar Tweak supercharges your find toolbar with a “Find in all Tabs” feature and many others! This add-on is a necessity if one has to search endless pages of text for similar terms. Its ability to… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users

Add-on Builder

On Tuesday January 7th we will be putting Add-on Builder into read-only mode, meaning that it will no longer be possible to create new add-ons or change existing projects on the site. Users will still be able to access their projects until April 2014, when we will turn off the service entirely. During this period… Continue reading

Categories: builder, developers, jetpack, sdk

Add-ons Update – Week of 2013/12/17

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 1 week to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 5 days. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Australis for Add-on Developers – Part 1: Toolbars

Australis, the new Firefox theme, landed in Nightly 6 weeks ago. Because of the ongoing work being done to it, it won’t be uplifted to Aurora just yet, so it will continue to be available exclusively in the Nightly channel for at least one more cycle. That means that Australis won’t be in Firefox before… Continue reading

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Announcing Add-on SDK 1.15

I’m pleased to announce the immediate availability of Add-on SDK 1.15! You can download the SDK directly in either zip or tarball format. The main new feature in 1.15 is that xpis files no longer bundle SDK modules. You could get this behaviour previously with SDK 1.14 by using the –strip-sdk argument, but it now… Continue reading

Categories: developers, jetpack, releases, sdk

December Featured Add-ons

The last of the featured add-ons for 2013 are here! If you’d like to nominate an add-on for consideration by the board (you are welcome to nominate your own), just send an email to amo-featured@mozilla.org, and it will be added to the board’s consideration list. Have fun checking out these add-ons, and have a great… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users

Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 26

Firefox 26 will be released on December 10th. Here’s the list of changes that went into this version that can affect add-on compatibility. There is more information available in Firefox 26 for Developers, so you should read that too. General Pass _firstTabs ‘parameter’ as an argument to restoreWindow() rather than tacking it onto the state… Continue reading

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Add-ons Update – Week of 2013/11/20

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 3 weeks to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 10 days. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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