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 being reviewed within 5 days.

These stats are taken from last week’s queue report:

  • 39 nominations in the queue awaiting review.
  • 50 updates in the queue awaiting review.
  • 49 preliminary submissions in the queue awaiting review.

Our New Years Challenge has really paid off and add-ons are now reviewed almost immediately after they are submitted. Most add-ons waiting in the queue are waiting for actions from admin reviewers or their developers.

If you’re interested in joining the AMO Editors team and help us review add-ons, please visit our wiki page.

Firefox 10

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. 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.

Firefox 11

A compatibility blog post for Firefox 11 is coming up. I apologize for the delay.

3 responses

  1. Wappalyzer wrote on :

    I have to say I’m really impressed with the speed updates are being reviewed lately.

  2. Ken wrote on :

    I am running Thunderbird ver 9 on a Window7 64bit box. Lighting does not seem to install. Should it ? And if so, how do I do it ?

  3. Philipp Kewisch wrote on :

    Ken, are you using a 32 bit Thunderbird build from If so, then Lightning should install. We don’t support custom 64 bit Windows builds at the moment.