Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/03/09


  • These 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 as well. We’re just getting started with these, so your feedback is greatly appreciated.
  • Most nominations are being reviewed within 3 weeks. Our goal is to reduce this to 2 weeks before April.
  • Most updates are being reviewed within 5 days. We want to reduce this even more in the future, but nominations are the current priority.

The Review Queues

  • The stats are taken from the latest queue report from last Friday.
  • 94 new nominations that week. 189 nominations in the queue awaiting review.
  • 86 new updates that week. 87 updates in the queue awaiting review.
  • 289 reviews performed by AMO Editors so far in March. There were 20 editors performing reviews last week.

See the Add-on Review Process and You for information on how to check your current add-on status.

Notes for Developers

  • Useful Information for Add-on Authors. How to improve review times for your add-on, information about the review process, etc.
  • Bugzilla information for editors. How to file AMO bugs, how to flag bugs relevant for editors, and information on current and future AMO version releases. Let us/me know if you want to help fixing AMO bugs. Thanks!
  • Private Browsing Mode support will soon become a requirement for add-ons that handle browsing data.
  • Adding SeaMonkey 2 support in your add-ons is easy and strongly encouraged. Learn how.
  • I’m currently working on porting the XUL School Tutorial for Extension Developers to MDC. This tutorial was originally developed by Glaxstar (now Appcoast) back when I worked for them. I wrote most of it, and now Appcoast has graciously donated the full tutorial contents to Mozilla. I expect to have ported all of the material within this month. If you’re interested in translating the tutorial to another language, please contact me and I’ll help you as much as I can.

Jorge Villalobos

Add-ons Developer Relations Lead, Mozilla