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Posts from May, 2011

Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2011/05/24

I post these updates every 2 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues and any other important stuff going on in the add-ons world. Summary Nominations for full review at the moment are being processed slower than usual. The new review system required hundreds of add-on developers to renominate their… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Firefox 5 Compatibility Bump

Earlier tonight we updated compatibility information for add-ons that work with Firefox 4 to also work with Firefox 5, except in certain cases where we think the add-on may be incompatible. This coincided with the beta release of Firefox 5, though normally it would occur when the Nightly channel is promoted to Aurora, as described… Continue reading

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Subscribe to Add-on Compatibility Announcements

With Firefox releases happening more quickly, add-on developers will have less time to address compatibility issues that might surface. We’ve implemented a new compatibility process to ease that burden for the majority of add-ons. We’ve also created a new mailing list for add-on compatibility announcements that we encourage all add-on developers to subscribe to. This… Continue reading

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Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2011/05/12

I post these updates every 2 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues and any other important stuff going on in the add-ons world. Summary Nominations for full review at the moment are being processed slower than usual. The new review system required hundreds of add-on developers to renominate their… Continue reading

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Add-on Performance Testing Update

Alice Nodelman has posted an update on our efforts to improve automated testing of add-on performance. We encourage add-on developers interested in our progress towards resolving these bugs and in our future plans to read the update and provide feedback.

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Announcing Add-on SDK 1.0b5

The Jetpack team is happy to announce the release of Add-on SDK, version 1.0b5. This version is the last beta version before the 1.0 release of Mozilla’s downloadable software development kit for building Firefox add-ons. This version includes new APIs, some enhancements, and a great deal of bug fixes and stability improvements. Notable are: New… Continue reading

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