Update: The Add-on Builder has now been updated to support SDK 1.12.
Enhancements to simple-prefs. I’m really pleased to include in this release some much-needed enhancements to the simple-prefs module by contributor ‘taku0‘. Taku0 has really stepped up by implementing radio button and drop-list widgets for simple prefs. Thanks Taku0! Simple-prefs is pretty awesome now, so much so that I cooked up this example on github that displays all the types of prefs you can now use.
SDK layout changes. As I mentioned in my post a few weeks ago, we have dramatically changed the file system layout of the SDK in 1.12 in preparation for shipping the SDK apis in Firefox itself. The next few releases of the SDK will use this layout and we have plans to start testing builds of Firefox with the SDK embedded to ensure that tools such as the Add-on Builder continue to work.
Firefox Mobile support improvements. We’ve implemented support for the tabs api on Firefox for Android, which is a key module that both enables many common add-on use cases, and was also causing many of our tests to fail. If you’ve been curious about kicking the tires using the SDK on mobile, this new version is a good starting point.
You can much more detail about SDK 1.12 in the release notes.
Some interesting stats about this release ( from the github history between the 1.11 & 1.12 tags ):
- 294 changes in 50 pull requests between tags 1.11 and 1.12
- Community contributors: Blake Winton, Gregg Lind, Markus Stange and taku0.
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