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Posts by Dave Mason

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.7!

The Jetpack team is happy to announce the release of Add-on SDK version 1.7! You can download the SDK directly in either zip or tarball format. This version of the SDK is mostly a bug-fix release but with a few added features. Some of the important features included in this release are: Plural forms for… Continue reading

Categories: builder, general, jetpack, releases, sdk

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.6.1

While releasing version 1.6 of the Add-on SDK, a contributor, Mingyi Liu, found a minor memory leak (bug 740689). We have since fixed this leak and are today announcing the release of version 1.6.1 of the Add-on SDK. You can grab the updated version of the SDK as a zip file or tarball and replace… Continue reading

Categories: general

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.6!

The Jetpack team is proud to announce the release of Add-on SDK version 1.6! This version of the SDK is mostly a bug-fix release yet with one very important update, the documentation. The SDK documentation has been updated for easier navigation and more information, including tutorials on using a few community-built modules that aren’t in… Continue reading

Categories: jetpack, sdk

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.5!

The Jetpack team is pleased to announce the release of Add-on SDK version 1.5! This version of the SDK has two major new features as well as many smaller ones and some important bug fixes. The two most important new features of this release are: Mobile Support! – Developers can now start developing add-ons for… Continue reading

Categories: jetpack, sdk

Add-on SDK 1.4.3 Released

We have identified a serious bug in the 1.4.* releases, and have made a hotfix release of the Add-on SDK. The hotfix release is version 1.4.3. If you are potentially affected by the bug, then you will need to take action to recover from it. This note explains: how to work out whether you are… Continue reading

Categories: general

Add-on SDK Version 1.4.1 Released

In the 1.4 release we tweaked the manner in which the SDK determines its own version (it now uses git-describe when possible). Yesterday, we discovered that this new versioning process conflicted with the way the Add-on Builder deploys the SDK in their application. Today we released the hotfix version 1.4.1 to address this issue so… Continue reading

Categories: general

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.4!

The Jetpack team is proud to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.4! This version of the SDK has the most new features of all the releases we have made since the 1.0 release. Some of the new features include: – Thanks to community members Hernan Colmeiro and Erik Vold, we have a new Simple… Continue reading

Categories: general, jetpack, releases, sdk

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.3!

The Jetpack team is proud to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.3! This version of the SDK has some bugfixes, and some new features. Highlights of this release are: – Fixed a bug where panel-based content scripts don’t work after reloading or changing location – We now officially support Python 2.7 – Loads of… Continue reading

Categories: jetpack, releases, sdk

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.2!

The Jetpack team is proud to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.2! This version of the SDK, like 1.1, contains mostly stability work and bug fixes. This release also includes: The ability to reload a tab via a new reload method in the tabs module The self module now contains a “name” and “version”… Continue reading

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Add-on SDK Repacks proposal

One thing we have planned to make part of the Add-on SDK story is to have “automatic repacks” for developers using the SDK. What this means is that if you host your add-on, built with the SDK, on AMO (addons.mozilla.org), we would automatically rebuild it everytime we release a new version of the Add-on SDK… Continue reading

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