Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is coming. This beta will be add-on compatibility frozen. That means it’s safe to update your add-ons.
Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 will likely be released the first week of December. With Beta 2 we’re making the promise that we won’t be changing interfaces that break add-ons so now is the time to start updating. We have added a Beta 3 to our schedule. With Beta 3 we will start aggressively pushing Firefox out into users’ hands, so it’s important that in between Beta 2 and Beta 3 that your add-ons are updated, otherwise we will have problems getting users to update.
What to update?
If you’re worried about how much work this will be, don’t. Most add-ons won’t require changes in order to support Firefox 3.1. Based on feedback from people that have already updated we have started the process of documenting those changes at the Mozilla Developer Center:
You can also see the overall changes for developers on the developer’s
page for 3.1:
Need help, want to give us some feedback?
If you need help updating your add-ons or if you want to provide us feedback about your updating experience, feel free to use these channels:
- The Mozillazine forum: dedicated thread
- IRC: server: irc.mozilla.org , channel: #extdev
- You can send a twitter message to the @mozamo account
- You can add comments about issues you run into or about things you believe should be documented, to:
How to stay tuned ?
The best way to keep up to date about what’s going on with add-ons is to subscribe to the very high-signal about:addons newsletter. It’s easy, it’s friendly and it’s delivered to your mailbox on a regular basis.
Obviously, this blog will be updated regularly and broadcast to you any useful information.
If you’re a Twitter addict, you can follow our account : mozamo
In a nutshell
Beta 2 is the start of our push to get people updated. If you have any question to ask or feedback to give, do it through the channels listed above. The newsletter and the weblog will be updated as we move to the next beta.
So thanks, and happy updating!