As I’ve written previously, SDK 1.14 will be the last release of the SDK to include the SDK APIs. Once Firefox 21 ships the version of Firefox you are using will always have the latest and greatest version of the SDK apis. What is more, add-ons packed with Add-on SDK 1.14 will always prefer the APIs embedded in Firefox if they exist, providing a forward-compatibility benefit to developers.
We are working to update Add-on Builder and the Add-on validator on AMO within the next couple of days so that they properly support 1.14. I’ll update the mailing list and twitter once this work has been completed.
- Initial support for Per-window Private Browsing. Firefox 20 replaces the existing private browsing ‘mode’ with an new feature that allows users to open private windows. A significant amount of work has been done to make this work for SDK-based add-ons.
- Unique tab ids on both Android and Desktop Firefox, for easier tracking of specific tabs.
You’ll find much more detail about SDK 1.14 in the release notes.
Some interesting stats about this release ( from the Github history between the 1.13.2 & 1.14 tags ):
- 329 changes in 117 pull requests between tags 1.13.2 and 1.14
- Special thanks to our community contributors Brett Zamir, Cykesiopka, Dan Stevens, Dương, H. Nguyễn, Gregg Lind, Marc Chevrier and slash_at_ac.auone-net.jp
As always, we’d love to hear from you about your experiences with this release. You can contact us in a variety of ways:
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