Announcing Add-on SDK 1.8!

Just when you thought the SDK couldn’t get any better, we’ve rolled a new release! On behalf of the Jetpack team and various community contributors, I’m very happy to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.8! You can download the SDK directly in either zip or tarball format. This new version includes a variety of new features and bug fixes, including:

  • Localization of text in HTML files
  • Configure content scripts with a set of read-only options
  • New low-level heritage module to implement inheritance

For more new features and a list of the bug fixes that are shipping in this release, please see the Release Notes.

The complete documentation for the SDK is located here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/developers/docs/sdk/1.8/

If you happen to be off-line or on an airplane you can always generate a full copy of the docs locally by running cfx docs on the command-line.

If you’re interested in perusing working code examples to use with the SDK, Will Bamberg has published a large number of them on the Add-on Builder under the ‘Jetpack Examples’ user account:

https://builder.addons.mozilla.org/user/jetpack_examples/

Some interesting stats about this release ( from the github history between the 1.7 & 1.8rc2 tags ):

  • 99 changes in 32 pull requests between tags 1.7 and 1.8rc2
  • Community contributors ( aside from the core SDK team ):
    • Gregg Lind
    • Shane Tomlinson
    • Till Schneidereit
    • louisremi

As always, we’d love to hear from you about your experiences with this release. You can contact us in a variety of ways:

post to our discussion group
chat with us on irc.mozilla.org #jetpack
report a bug
check out the source and contribute bug fixes, enhancements, or documentation

For more information on the Jetpack Project check out our wiki.

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