Add-ons Blog

Posts from May, 2009

Thunderbird update

Here’s what’s happening with Mozilla’s Thunderbird email client these days. We’re working on the Thunderbird 3 release, currently on beta 2. To support the release, we are working on improving our documentation for writing Thunderbird add-ons. Thunderbird developers will notice that there has been some housecleaning and some new material over on the Thunderbird extension… Continue reading

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Add-ons Meet-up Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who attended our Add-ons Meet-up on Tuesday. We estimate about 50-60 people came, and Alex Sirota has posted some great photos he took. The night started off with pizza and a presentation by Nick Nguyen on the state and roadmap of AMO. Aza Raskin of Mozilla Labs then gave a presentation and… Continue reading

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Categories: events

Add-ons meetup tonight

Here’s a friendly reminder on our add-ons meetup happening tonight at the Mozilla Office. Location: 1981 Landings Dr, Building K (see map) Mountain View, CA 94043 Time: Pizza will arrive around 6:30 Presentations start at 7PM sharp Agenda: List of presentations Streaming: On air.mozilla.com live (Fx 3.5 requried) and will be archived for later viewing… Continue reading

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A new look for AMO

Over the past couple of years, millions of visitors have downloaded add-ons over a billion times from AMO. AMO is an aggregator of community innovation, and it’s an increasingly important way through which our add-ons developers reach a broad and global audience. Until recently, we’ve been focused on building a scalable infrastructure that serves a… Continue reading

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Welcoming Jetpack

In our add-on developer survey several months ago, we received a number of responses as to what improvements could be made with the current add-ons platform and ecosystem. Among them were: not requiring browser restart for installation better debugging tools better packaging easier way to write extensions code generation/IDE Today, Mozilla Labs announced Jetpack, a… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, end users

Schedule for Add-ons Meet-up Available

We’ve posted the schedule for our upcoming Add-ons Meet-up on the event wiki page. It’s a jam-packed night of add-ons, including: presentations from the AMO team on our roadmap and upcoming projects Mozilla Labs will demonstrate a new prototype add-on developers from the community will give talks and demos on their creations We’ve had a… Continue reading

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Hello, add-on developers!

In our recent developer survey, one of the largest pain points identified by respondents was a lack of documentation and resources for extension developers. A contributing factor to this problem is that much of the available documentation and tutorials are spread across the Internet and that there’s no easy way to start developing an add-on… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, documentation