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Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/04/27

Summary These bi-weekly posts explain the current state of add-on reviews and other information relevant to add-on developers. There’s a lengthy overview of the Add-on Review Process posted in this blog that should be read as a general guide about the review process. Most nominations are being reviewed within 2 weeks. Our goal is have… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation, general, mobile, policy, releases

On Fat Plug and AMO

Recently, there’s been some discussion on our position regarding the Fat Plug ad platform and our editorial policy that prevents its inclusion in our add-on directory.  Since we believe that sustainability is a key component of a vibrant software ecosystem, it’s important for us to clarify our position for both add-on developers and end-users. AMO… Continue reading

Categories: general, policy

Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/04/13

Summary These bi-weekly posts explain the current state of add-on reviews and other information relevant to add-on developers. There’s a lengthy overview of the Add-on Review Process posted in this blog that should be read as a general guide for the process. Most nominations are being reviewed within 2 weeks. Our goal is have them… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, documentation, general, policy

Private Browsing Support to be required for add-ons

Firefox 3.5 introduced the Private Browsing Mode feature. This feature allows users to browse freely without having any browsing information recorded on their history, or cookies stored in the system. PBM is activated from the Tools menu, with the Start Private Browsing option, and can be deactivated similarly. Ehsan Akhgari, creator of the PBM feature,… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, documentation, policy

The Add-on Review Process and You

The add-on review process remains a mystery for many add-on developers. As a developer myself, I admit it feels like dropping your add-on into a bottom-less pit and just waiting (and hoping) for something to happen. As the weeks pass by, patience runs out and you wonder what’s going on.  Developers have rightly demanded more… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, documentation, end users, general, policy

Add-on Review Process Redesign

Hello. My name is Jorge Villalobos, and I’m the new (first, really) Add-ons Developer Relations Lead at Mozilla. I’ll be working on bringing the add-on developer community and Mozilla closer together. I have been an add-on developer for over 2 years, working on around a dozen add-ons during that time. I’ve worked on a few… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, policy, releases

Removing the Sandbox

The “Sandbox Model” addons.mozilla.org uses to organize and review add-ons was first announced almost 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve made a number of changes based on user feedback that, in my opinion, have greatly improve the experience of finding and installing add-ons that haven’t been officially reviewed yet. Today, the main feedback concerning the… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, end users, policy