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.
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.
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