- These posts written every 2 weeks 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 that should be read as a general guide about the review process.
- All nominations are being reviewed within 5 days.
- All updates are being reviewed within 5 days.
The Review Queues
- The stats are taken from the latest report at the forum.
- 35 nominations in the queue awaiting review.
- 46 updates in the queue awaiting review.
- 811 reviews performed by AMO Editors this month. There were 17 editors performing reviews last week. The recent improvement in review times is directly related to a few new editors that have contributed an unbelievable amount of hours reviewing add-ons. Thanks, guys!
See the Add-on Review Process and You for information on how to check your add-on status.
Firefox 4 Compatibility
Firefox 4 will be released early next year, and beta 7 is currently available for download. This will be the most difficult upgrade path for add-on developers yet, so everybody should keep an eye on beta updates and all the documentation that is being published. At the moment these are the most useful documentation resources:
- Firefox 4 for developers at MDC.
- Making your add-on compatible with Firefox 4.
- Firefox 4 Compatibility discussion in the Add-ons Forum. This is the best place to post any feedback, bugs or insight surrounding Firefox 4 and add-on development.
Beta 7 was the first release after the codebase went through feature freeze. This means that no major changes are going to be performed, and add-ons that work correctly on beta 7 are very likely to work in the same way until the final release.
One significant gap in the current documentation is toolbar buttons. I plan to post an extensive look at toolbar buttons in the different platforms and the best ways to create button sets for Firefox 4 and older versions.
Notes for Developers
- Add-on Performance at XUL School. This article is highly recommended to all developers. It explains a few methods to improve add-on performance, including how to easily measure startup times.
- The AMO Editor Guide. This new page in the wiki is a comprehensive guide to the work performed by AMO Editors. It will serve as an introductory guide for new editors, and is a step forward in being as transparent as possible with our review process.
- Useful Information for Add-on Authors. How to improve review times for your add-on, information about the review process, etc.
Add-ons Developer Relations Lead, Mozilla