Continuing with our effort to eradicate vulnerable versions of the Java plugin, we are now blocking it for all versions of Mac OS X. We had previously blocked it for old Mac OS X versions because they would not be updated anyway, and we were holding off on updating modern versions because of a bug… Continue reading
Posts from April, 2012
Update: The winners have been chosen! In 200 words or less, tell us how your favorite Firefox Add-on makes your day more productive, saves you money, or just makes you happy. A special panel of judges will pick 10 finalists, and the AMO community will pick 3 winners. Each winner will receive an Android tablet… Continue reading
There was a logging failure for the duration of 2012-04-20 19:00 Pacific through 2012-04-22 14:00 Pacific.
Add-on download metrics are unaffected, but the add-on usage metrics for those dates are not available and cannot be recovered.
Project News Alex recently created the locale-updater extension to aid in localizing SDK-based add-ons, and longtime l10n contributor Jean-Bernard Marcon blogged about the workflow for localizing SDK-based add-ons using Alex’s add-on over on the Babelzilla blog. I wrote up a quick review of dotjs, an SDK-based add-on by Mozilla webdev Ricky Rosario that makes browser… Continue reading
about:dotjs Dotjs was originally created by Chris Wanstrath as a Google Chrome extension and as of this writing has also been ported to Firefox, Safari and Fluid. The SDK-based Firefox add-on was ported by Mozilla WebDev Ricky Rosario, and is available on AMO here and of course on github here. The idea behind dotjs is… Continue reading
Two weeks ago we blocked vulnerable versions of the Java plugin on Windows and some Linux distributions. We haven’t followed up with the Mac OS X operating system for a couple of reasons. One reason is that the Apple has already patched its Java software and the Software Update application is very effective doing its… Continue reading
The Metrics team is going to implement a number of changes in its infrastructure next week, in order to improve the environment they work on as well as provide greater redundancy and stability. This plan affects add-on statistics provided by AMO to both end users and developers. The expectation is that there will be no… Continue reading
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 3 weeks to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 10 days. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading
Project News We released SDK 1.6.1 today to fix a minor memory leak in 1.6.0 ( released last week ). At the same time, we also made 1.7b1 builds available for early testing. Wladimir Palant ( author of Adblock Plus ) blogged about asynchronous file IO. Mozilla QA Dev Henry Skupin released SDK-based add-on Memchaser… Continue reading
While releasing version 1.6 of the Add-on SDK, a contributor, Mingyi Liu, found a minor memory leak (bug 740689). We have since fixed this leak and are today announcing the release of version 1.6.1 of the Add-on SDK. You can grab the updated version of the SDK as a zip file or tarball and replace… Continue reading