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Posts from February, 2013

Getpersonas.com Migration Update

** 3/26/13 UPDATE ** The final stage of migration will begin Thursday, Mar 28 at 2pm PDT. At this time, getpersonas.com will go into read-only mode, which means it will not accept any new registrations, logins, or theme submissions. We expect this process to last up to two weeks. After migration is complete, you will… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users, themes

Add-on Compatibility Updates, Firefox 20 and above

This post is just a mixed bag of add-on compatibility issues that developers should be aware of, most of which will be included in future compatibility updates in this blog, but are worth giving a heads up in advance. Asynchronous Places [21] A large number of Places APIs will be removed in Firefox 21, as… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Jetpack: The Road Ahead ( Part 2 )

In my last post I talked about the process currently underway to shift SDK development to match the Firefox release schedule. This work has taken up a ton of time over the last year or so, but most of the benefits to add-on developers are around unexciting things like compatibility and maintenance. Developers want new… Continue reading

Categories: builder, developers, jetpack, sdk

Jetpack: The Road Ahead

Until now the SDK has been released every 6 weeks, 3 weeks offset from Firefox releases. We are breaking this established release schedule and switching to release the SDK’s APIs in Firefox itself, starting with Firefox 21. The process will be somewhat disruptive, in fact I’ve taken to calling it our awkward phase. I’d like… Continue reading

Categories: jetpack, sdk

Add-ons Update – Week of 2013/02/21

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. In case you missed it, give 2012 in Add-on Reviews a look. It’s a good overview of what the review team did last year and how it compares… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Dress up your Firefox for Android

If you haven’t tried Firefox for Android, it’s fast, easy-to-use, and now customizable with themes! Simply go to addons.mozilla.org on your Android device and tap on the Themes tab. You can browse or search for different designs to try on, and when you find the one you like, tap “Keep it”.

Categories: end users, themes