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Possible window load handler failures in Firefox 16

An add-on compatibility problem was recently discovered in Firefox 16. It is present in Firefox 16 and above, and we’re currently investigating it. The problem is that the window load event handler that many add-ons depend on isn’t fired under some circumstances. So far it appears that this only happens when a popup window is… Continue reading

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Toolbar bug in themes in Firefox 8 for Mac OS X Lion

Theme developer (and AMO Editor) KLB reported this bug after some discussions we had at MozCamp EU. It was a regression caused by the fix for this other bug, which is just a minor toolbar update for Mac OS X Lion. The culprit bug fix includes the following override: override chrome://browser/skin/Toolbar.png chrome://browser/skin/lion/Toolbar.png os=Darwin osversion>=10 This… Continue reading

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Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 8

This post is long overdue, I apologize for the delay. We ran the Firefox 8 compatibility bump last Friday (August 26th), and while there are still a few bugs to fix in this system, the validation was mostly successful and we automatically upgraded roughly 3000 add-ons. Here are the add-on compatibility-breaking bugs I identified that… Continue reading

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Firefox 6 breaking some themes when viewing plugin content

A number of bug reports have surfaced after the Firefox 6 update, where users are getting transparent or partially transparent content in their plugins, like Flash and the Adobe PDF viewer. These bugs are caused by a breaking change that was introduced in the default Firefox theme for Windows (Aero only). The Add-ons Team wasn’t… Continue reading

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Firefox 7 add-on compatibility, and looking forward to 8

Firefox 7 was moved to the Aurora channel a little over a week ago, and we’re preparing to run the automated compatibility upgrade for all add-ons on AMO that are already compatible with Firefox 6. If you want to benefit from these compatibility bumps, your add-on should have a maximum compatibility of 6.* at present.… Continue reading

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Making your add-ons compatible with Firefox 5 and 6

Update: moved bullet point about Bug 656331 from Firefox 6 section to Firefox 5. Thanks, Nils! The new rapid release schedule for Firefox is in effect, and you can already get preview versions of Firefox 5 and Firefox 6 in the Beta and Aurora channels, respectively. Firefox 5 will most likely be released in a… Continue reading

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Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2011/02/15

Summary These posts written every 2 weeks explain the current state of add-on reviews and other information relevant to add-on developers. A few weeks ago, a new version of the Developer Tools was pushed live at AMO. It includes a new review process among a ton of other changes. More information here. Nominations at the… Continue reading

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Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2011/02/02

Summary These posts written every 2 weeks explain the current state of add-on reviews and other information relevant to add-on developers. A few weeks ago, a new version of the Developer Tools was pushed live at AMO. It includes a new review process among a ton of other changes. More information here. Nominations at the… Continue reading

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Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2011/01/18

Summary These posts written every 2 weeks explain the current state of add-on reviews and other information relevant to add-on developers. Last week a new version of the Developer Tools was pushed live at AMO. They include a new review process among a ton of other changes. More information here. Most nominations are being reviewed… Continue reading

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