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 are being reviewed within one week.
- Most preliminary reviews are being reviewed within 2 weeks.
These stats are taken from last week’s queue report:
- 74 new nominations that week. 153 nominations in the queue awaiting review.
- 115 new updates that week. 120 updates in the queue awaiting review.
- 97 new preliminary review submissions that week. 160 preliminary submissions in the queue awaiting review.
Waiting times are rapidly dropping and will continue to drop in the following weeks thanks to our New Years Challenge. There’s still plenty of time to participate and win great prizes, including tablets and a laptop.
If you’re interested in joining the AMO Editors team and help us review add-ons, please visit our wiki page.
The Firefox 10 compatibility post is here. The compatibility bump to Firefox 10 was run last week, so any add-ons with compatibility under 10.* should be tested and manually upgraded in the Developer Hub, if possible.
You can run the standalone compatibility tool if you want to test your add-on yourself or if it isn’t hosted on AMO.
The Add-ons Default to Compatible feature is progressing, and we expect to land on Firefox 10 or 11. Once this is in place, your compatibility worries will be minimized, and we’ll be taking a more active role in letting developers know if their add-ons are incompatible with a new version of Firefox. This feature will be a big win for both developers and Firefox users, so we’re very excited about it.
A compatibility blog post for Firefox 11 is coming up.