Jetpack Project: weekly update for Nov. 29, 2011

Project News

  • Shipped SDK 1.3
  • Landed initial implementation of the Preferences API (although this won’t make it into 1.3).
  • Encouraging results from the latest round of performance testing for SDK-based add-ons.
  • Started planning a new API enabling developers to create pages like the about:addons page: that is, they’re not intended to host normal web pages, so don’t contain all the chrome relevant to normal web pages, such as the awesomebar or bookmarks toolbar.

Quick Stats

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Meeting Brief

  • Flightdeck: release this Wednesday, some risky changes
  • SDK: releasing 1.3 this afternoon, merge today from development to stabilization for 1.4
  • Discussed some new features coming up in 1.4/1.5: localization, bypassing content scripts for local content, new XPI file layout.
  • Q4 goal status: mostly on track. Mobile support is at risk: major issue is that new native fennec implementation is changing daily.

Full minutes are available here:

1 response

  1. Jim wrote on :

    hi. a websocket api would be nice. I know I can embed a html+js page that contains websocket, but is not the same thing.