Add-ons Blog

Posts from December, 2011

Add-ons Update – Week of 2011/12/28

I post these updates every 3 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues, add-on compatibility, and other happenings in the add-ons world. The Review Queues Nominations for full review at the moment are being processed slower than usual. Most nominations are taking less than 4 weeks to review. Most updates… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

AMO Outage

addons.mozilla.org is currently experiencing a network outage (starting around 10am Pacific). Mozilla IT is actively working to restore service, and you can view the current status here. Thanks for your patience.

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Categories: developers, end users

Jetpack Project: weekly update for Dec. 20th, 2011

Project News Firefox developer Tim Taubert blogged about an interesting technique for getting Firefox’s native websocket implementation working on IRC Cloud using an SDK-based add-on. Frustrated with debugging geolocation code? Try Louis-Remi Babe’s excellent Geo Devtool addon. This addon is SDK based and allows you to manually set the browser’s current geolocation. Last but not… Continue reading

Categories: builder, jetpack, mobile, sdk

AMO network issues

addons.mozilla.org and several other Mozilla services, including the Mozilla Labs Apps Developer Preview, are currently experiencing performance and availability issues. Mozilla IT is actively working to restore service, and you can view the current status here. Thanks for your patience.

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Jetpack Project: weekly update for Dec. 13th, 2011

Project News Louis Remi Babe wrote two excellent posts on working with content scripts in the SDK and using jQuery in content scripts. The simple-prefs API has landed on the SDK’s master branch and we need your feedback! Here’s how to get started. Jorge Villalobos recently ran some tests measuring the impact of the SDK… Continue reading

Categories: general

Help Test Default Compatibility for Add-ons on Aurora

The latest phase of our add-on compatibility plan has arrived in Aurora, and we need your help to test it! Since Firefox 4, we have been automatically making add-ons hosted on AMO compatible with new Firefox releases. Now, we have extended automatic compatibility to non-hosted add-ons, which account for 75% of all add-ons in use… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, end users, releases

SDK 1.3 performance impact

Recently Jorge Villalobos ran some tests to measure the impact of using the SDK on Firefox start-up time. Jorge published his finding to the Jetpack google news group. His results were encouraging: The results were very favorable this time, with the empty add-on adding only 1.8% (11ms) to startup, and Infocon adding only 3.6% (22ms),… Continue reading

Categories: developers, general, jetpack, sdk