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 6 weeks to review.
- 81 nominations in the queue awaiting review.
- Most updates are being reviewed within 4 weeks.
- 61 updates in the queue awaiting review.
- Most preliminary reviews are being reviewed within 3 weeks.
- 61 preliminary review submissions in the queue awaiting review.
The length of the queues has improved significantly thanks to a couple of new reviewers. We could always use more help, so please read below about how to join our group.
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 31 Compatibility
The Firefox 31 compatibility update is here. The automatic compatibility validations were run as well.
Firefox 32 Compatibility
For Firefox 32, expect the compatibility blog post sometime within the next week, and compatibility validation should follow a week or two later.
Electrolysis, also known as e10s, is the next major compatibility change coming to Firefox. In a nutshell, Firefox will run on multiple processes now, running each content tab in a different one. This should improve responsiveness and overall stability, but it also means many add-ons will need to be updated to support this.
We will be talking more about these changes in this blog in the near future. We will also begin contacting developers about add-ons malfunctioning with e10s very soon. For now, you can help us test add-ons during the upcoming Add-on Compatibility Test Day, on August 1st. If you want to test your own add-on, the Test Day etherpad has instructions on how to activate e10s on a Nightly profile.