Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/09/05

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 2 weeks to review.
  • Most updates are being reviewed within 10 days.
  • Most preliminary reviews are being reviewed within 10 days.

These stats are taken from the last queue report:

  • 100 nominations in the queue awaiting review.
  • 53 updates in the queue awaiting review.
  • 99 preliminary review submissions in the queue awaiting review.

If you want the review queues to shorten, you can help! If you’re an add-on developer, please consider joining our team. Visit our wiki page for more information.

Firefox 15 Compatibility

The Firefox 15 compatibility blog post is up, and the compatibility bump to already happened.

Major change coming up in Firefox 17

The landing of bug 553102 made major change that can break compatibility for many add-ons. In a nutshell, if you set expando properties in JS objects in the content that point to chrome objects, you need to explicitly add the properties to the __exposedProps__ list of that object. A deprecation warning was added in Firefox 15. There’s more information here.

2 comments on “Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/09/05”

  1. L. W. Roy wrote on

    when I logged on yesterday, an automatic update to firefox took place and a notice came on that my Adobe flash player addon was not compatible and was being disabled. About 5 minutes later a window opened stating that windows was trying to fix the problem of the flash player not working. I couldn’t/can’t get rid of it and now the whole damned firefox won’t work. Now my whole frigging computer is screwed up.

    Firefox just isn’t worth all the problems anymore.

    1. john wrote on

      use 3.6.28 or try “k-meleon” bowser, it based on gecko engine but super light and fast