Add-ons Blog

Posts from January, 2012

Add-ons @FOSDEM 2012

Tomorrow I’m heading to Europe for a week or so; amongst other things I am very very excited to be attending FOSDEM for the first time after hearing about it for years! I’ll be speaking and generally helping out in the Mozilla project’s dev room. If you are at all interested in add-on development, there… Continue reading

Categories: builder, events, jetpack, mobile, sdk

Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 11

Firefox 11 was pushed to the Aurora channel weeks ago, and Firefox 12 will follow suit very soon. So, it’s time for the long overdue overview of bugs that can affect add-on compatibility in Firefox 11. I’m sorry this update is being posted so late, but things have been pretty crazy lately. More on that… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Add-on SDK Version 1.4.1 Released

In the 1.4 release we tweaked the manner in which the SDK determines its own version (it now uses git-describe when possible). Yesterday, we discovered that this new versioning process conflicted with the way the Add-on Builder deploys the SDK in their application. Today we released the hotfix version 1.4.1 to address this issue so… Continue reading

Categories: general

Jetpack Project: weekly update for January 24th, 2012

Project News We’re releasing SDK 1.5b2 this afternoon, including updated localization documentation. If you’re interested in addon localization progress, you should read over Zbigniew Braniecki’s insightful feedback post on our html localization proposal. Yesterday I posted a note about SDK 1.4 and the Addon Builder Quick Stats Total open bugs: 240 Bugs created last week:… Continue reading

Categories: builder, developers, jetpack, sdk

SDK 1.4 and Addon Builder

Over the last few releases we have typically updated Addon Builder to be able to use the latest version of the SDK within a few days. As you may have noticed, this hasn’t happened yet for the SDK 1.4 release. The Builder project’s product manager Daniel Buchner recently posted about this to the Jetpack google… Continue reading

Categories: builder, jetpack, sdk

Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/01/19

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 Most nominations for full review are taking less than 10 days to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 5 days. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation