Add-ons Update – Week of 2014/03/05

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.
  • 72 nominations in the queue awaiting review.
  • Most updates are being reviewed within 10 days.
  • 67 updates in the queue awaiting review.
  • Most preliminary reviews are being reviewed within 1 week.
  • 90 preliminary review submissions in the queue awaiting review.

If you’re an add-on developer and would like to see add-ons reviewed faster, please consider joining us. Add-on reviewers get invited to Mozilla events and earn cool gear with their work. Visit our wiki page for more information.


BabelZilla continues to be the top resource for add-on localization. It’s a free and open community of translators who will help you reach users in areas of the world you wouldn’t even imagine. As such, it is powered by the people who support it. So, if your native language is not English, and especially if you know Arabic, Persian (Farsi) or Hebrew, BabelZilla needs your help.

Please consider taking some time and contribute translating other add-ons. Many developers will be grateful for your help.

Firefox 28 Compatibility

The add-on compatibility update for Firefox 28 is up, and the compatibility bump for AMO add-ons was run.

We tried a new notification format where you should get only one email for all of your add-ons tested, instead of one for each. However, because of this we ran into a couple of problems. In some cases you might have not been notified, and if you did get notified, you got two messages. So, it’s likely we’ll run the validation again, so you’ll get even more email. Hopefully that’ll solve all pending issues and the next compatibility run will happen with minimal messaging for you.

As usual we recommend using the Aurora and Beta branches to test your add-ons ahead of time.


Australis (Firefox 29) is coming to Beta in less than two weeks! Make sure you test your add-on and stay up to date on Australis news. I published the first installment in a series of posts about it. Check it out: Part 1 – Toolbars. Part 2 is coming up shortly.

It’s very important that you test your add-on as soon as you can and figure out if there’s anything you need to do to make it compatible, or if you discover any bugs in the new theme. The blog post has instructions on how to report bugs for it effectively.

2 responses

  1. John wrote on :


    Thanks for the post. We really need some help and I’m not sure where to go. We migrated platforms, which rendered our Add-on useless. We published an update on Friday but we have only moved up from 40 to 37 in 3 days. Our users can’t add content into our site, which negates their entire reason for using it. We really need this update fix approved ASAP. What can we do?

    1. Jorge Villalobos wrote on :

      I’ll give it a look.