Here’s what’s going on in the add-ons world this month. I’m changing the cadence (down from every 3 weeks) to better align with other work and spend less time writing these.
The Review Queues
In the past month, 1,891 listed add-on submissions were reviewed:
- 1519 (80%) were reviewed in fewer than 5 days.
- 132 (7%) were reviewed between 5 and 10 days.
- 240 (13%) were reviewed after more than 10 days.
There are 159 listed add-ons awaiting review.
You can read about the improvements we’ve made in the review queues here.
If you’re an add-on developer and are looking for contribution opportunities, please consider joining us. Add-on reviewers are critical for our success, and can earn cool gear for their work. Visit our wiki page for more information.
Preliminary Review Removed
As we announced before, we simplified the review process by removing preliminary review, making an add-on review a more straightforward pass/fail decision.
All add-ons on AMO have been migrated to the new system, so add-ons that were preliminarily reviewed before are now fully reviewed, but with the experimental flag on by default. We will send a notification email after we iron out some minor bugs that came up after the migration.
The compatibility blog post for Firefox 50 is up, and the bulk validation will be run in a couple of weeks.
Multiprocess Firefox is now enabled for users without add-ons, and add-ons will be gradually phased in, so make sure you’ve tested your add-on and either use WebExtensions or set the multiprocess compatible flag in your add-on manifest.
As always, we recommend that you test your add-ons on Beta and Firefox Developer Edition 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.
We would like to thank Atique Ahmed Ziad, Surya Prashanth, weaksauce, zombie, jorgk, and Trishul Goel for their recent contributions to the add-ons world. You can read more about their work in our recognition page.