Add-ons Update – Week of 2014/12/05

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 9 weeks to review.
  • 185 nominations in the queue awaiting review.
  • Most updates are being reviewed within 5 weeks.
  • 101 updates in the queue awaiting review.
  • Most preliminary reviews are being reviewed within 5 weeks.
  • 159 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 34 Compatibility

The Firefox 34 compatibility blog post is up. The automatic AMO validation was also run already. Note that there were also some changes in the search UI that could affect your add-on.

As always, we recommend that you test your add-ons on Beta and Firefox Developer Edition (formerly known as Aurora) to make sure that they continue to work correctly. End users can install the Add-on Compatibility Reporter to identify and report any add-ons that aren’t working anymore.

Firefox 35 Compatibility

Coming up.


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. For now we recommend you start looking at the available documentation.

3 comments on “Add-ons Update – Week of 2014/12/05”

  1. anuszka wrote on

    Thank You!

  2. Robert Stock wrote on

    After this update the current Flash plugin version 11.7.700.242 is suddenly being blocked as being outdated. Despite the fact that this blocking specifically says it effects “All Firefox users who have a version of the Flash Player Plugin older than” Clearly 11.7.700.242 is NOT older than so there would appear to be a major inconvenient error here that needs fixing.

    1. Jorge Villalobos wrote on

      We recently blocked to due to security issues. If that’s your case, you need to update as soon as possible.