Announcing Add-on SDK 1.0b2

The Jetpack team is pleased to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.0b2.  This version, the second in the series of beta releases of Mozilla’s downloadable software development kit for building Firefox add-ons, includes a variety of architectural improvements and a number of fixes for issues encountered by beta testers.

Notable architectural improvements include support for the CommonJS Asynchronous Module Definition API, which makes it possible to load code modules asynchronously, and the ability to specify the object to use as the “exports” object for a module.

To get started building add-ons with the SDK, download it and then check out the tutorial!

Keep in mind that this version of the SDK is not a feature-complete beta, as we intend to enhance existing high-level APIs and add new ones in future beta releases. But it is a feature-stable beta, which means that we don’t expect to make breaking changes to the existing set of high-level APIs in subsequent betas, and we will make such changes only for very good reasons.

Low-level APIs and functionality labeled experimental or internal in the SDK documentation remain subject to change in future releases.

As always, we’d love to hear from you! You can collaborate with us in a variety of ways:

3 comments on “Announcing Add-on SDK 1.0b2”

  1. Tom wrote on

    So, what about Jetpack for Thunderbird. This sounded very promising, but almost no information can be found right now. 🙁

    Any plans?


    1. myk wrote on

      The Jetpack team does not currently have plans to develop Thunderbird support, unfortunately, as we aren’t large enough to tackle that project, but we’d be thrilled to accept contributions of Thunderbird support from the Thunderbird community!

  2. CAFxX wrote on

    I was trying out the add-on builder but the test and download buttons don’t seem to work (even with the latest fx4 beta and the addon builder helper .19). Do you have any idea why this could be the case?

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686 on x86_64; rv:2.0b11) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b11