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Posts tagged with “performance”

What does “can’t access dead object” mean?

Firefox 15 introduced a major improvement in memory usage, by disallowing add-ons to keep references to DOM objects after their parent document was destroyed. This eliminates the most common cause of memory leaks in add-ons, and should reduce memory consumption for many users. If you install an add-on that causes this kind of memory leak,… Continue reading

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Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/07/05

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

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Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/06/13

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. Most updates are being reviewed within 2 weeks. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/05/23

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 month to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 2 weeks. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/05/03

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 month to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 2 weeks. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/04/13

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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Add-ons Update – Week of 2011/08/24

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 Nominations for full review at the moment are being processed slower than usual. Most nominations are taking about 3 weeks to review. Most updates are… Continue reading

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Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2011/06/22

I post these updates every 2 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues and any other important stuff going on in the add-ons world. Summary Nominations for full review at the moment are being processed slower than usual. Nominations are currently taking about 3 weeks to review. Most updates are… Continue reading

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Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2011/06/08

I post these updates every 2 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues and any other important stuff going on in the add-ons world. Summary Nominations for full review at the moment are being processed slower than usual. The new review system required hundreds of add-on developers to renominate their… Continue reading

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Add-on Performance Testing Update

Alice Nodelman has posted an update on our efforts to improve automated testing of add-on performance. We encourage add-on developers interested in our progress towards resolving these bugs and in our future plans to read the update and provide feedback.

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