Add-ons Update – Week of 2014/05/28

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 4 weeks to review.
  • 120 nominations in the queue awaiting review.
  • Most updates are being reviewed within 2 weeks.
  • 90 updates in the queue awaiting review.
  • Most preliminary reviews are being reviewed within 2 weeks.
  • 92 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.

Firefox 29 Compatibility

This is a big one. The Firefox 29 compatibility update is here, and there are some additional posts explaining some of what’s new:

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

Firefox 30 Compatibility

The Firefox 30 compatibility update is here. The automatic compatibility validations will be run shortly, so if you have an add-on that is marked as compatible with Firefox up to version 29.*, expect some messaging from us soon.

5 responses

  1. Malcolm wrote on :

    I’m waiting for review two months after each addon update. Where is this “reviewed within 2 weeks”?

    1. Jorge Villalobos wrote on :

      If you submit a new version while there’s one waiting in the queue, the new version resets your queue position, further delaying the review. It looks like you’ve done this twice since your last review, and haven’t replied to a request for testing information, which is why your reviews are taking very long. I recommend that you add your testing information directly to the Notes for Reviewers and wait for a review before posting any new ones.

  2. Markus wrote on :

    Hello Jorge,
    I waited for 4 weeks (and 3 days), and now move backwards in the waiting queue.
    Anything I can do?

    In the meanwhile I have finished version 1.0.
    Shall I continue to wait for the review of 0.2?

    Best regards, Markus
    The add-on is AddressLabel@Markus

    1. Jorge Villalobos wrote on :

      Thunderbird reviews can take longer because there are very few Thunderbird reviewers working on them at the moment. I think it’s best that you upload the new version, since it might take a couple more weeks before your submission is looked at.

      1. Markus wrote on :

        Hi Jorge,
        thank you and Xuan for the review. Im the future, I will use the “notes for reviewer” field for commenting on the `launch()` use and warning.

        Best regards,