The Jetpack team is happy to announce the immediate availability of SDK 1.9. This latest release improves the SDK’s compatibility with Firefox Aurora, fixes a ton of bugs, and also includes a few new bits you should check out:
- Added image data support to the clipboard API – add-ons can now copy images!
- Improved namespace / heritage implementation by implementing inheritance of namespaced properties (bug 736281)
- Added btoa and atob to chrome module, so it is now easy to encode and decode base64 data in an add-on’s scope.
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:
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:
Some interesting stats about this release ( from the github history between the 1.8 & 1.9 tags ):
- 188 changes in 45 pull requests between tags 1.8 and 1.9
- Community contributors ( aside from the core SDK team ):
- Ehsan Akhgari
- Matthias Tylkowski
As always, we’d love to hear from you about your experiences with this release. You can contact us in a variety of ways:
For more information on the Jetpack Project check out our wiki.