- These bi-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 that should be read as a general guide about the review process.
- Most nominations are being reviewed within 2 weeks. Our goal is have them all under 1 week by July.
- Almost every update is being reviewed within 7 days. We want to reduce this in the future, but nominations are the current priority.
The Review Queues
- The stats are taken from the latest queue report from last Friday.
- 77 new nominations that week. 119 nominations in the queue awaiting review.
- 52 updates that week. 57 updates in the queue awaiting review.
- 627 reviews performed by AMO Editors this month. There were 15 editors performing reviews last week.
See the Add-on Review Process and You for information on how to check your add-on status.
Notes for Developers
- New Proposal for Review Process and Delightful Add-ons. This is a new and different approach to resolve the issue of add-on safety in the sandbox and code reviews. All add-on developers should read this and give feedback. It’s been a long process to try to find the right balance of the many elements involved, and we think this is it.
- I made a proposal for the Google Summer of Code which has been accepted as a project. The idea consists in simplifying and refreshing the way add-ons are packaged and installed locally, including a completely new manifest file. In the past couple of weeks I have been blogging the spec proposal: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. I’m now working on the wiki page that will be the actual specification for the project, that incorporates much of the feedback received so far. As the blog posts explain, this is not something that is intended to be included on Firefox. It’s an experiment on how we can do things differently, and hopefully (part of) it will be integrated into the product after more community feedback and polish.
- AMO is currently being migrated to a new code base, some of which is already live in production. If you notice any strange behavior on AMO, please make sure to file a bug (see note below about AMO bug reporting).
- Fennec (Firefox Mobile) is quickly approaching its 1.1 release, and add-on authors should make sure their Fennec add-ons are up to date in compatibility. 1.1.* is now a valid max version string for Fennec add-ons. Remember you can change your max version on AMO without having to upload a new file!
- 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 me know if you want to help fixing AMO bugs.
Add-ons Developer Relations Lead, Mozilla