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What does “can’t access dead object” mean?

Firefox 15 introduced a major improvement in memory usage, by disallowing add-ons to keep references to DOM objects after their parent document was destroyed. This eliminates the most common cause of memory leaks in add-ons, and should reduce memory consumption for many users. If you install an add-on that causes this kind of memory leak,… Continue reading

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Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/09/05

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 2 weeks to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 10 days. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 15

Firefox 15 will be released tomorrow (sorry for the late post!). Here’s a list of changes that went into Firefox 15 that can affect add-on compatibility. There is more information available in Firefox 15 for Developers, so you should read that too. General Remove support for Chrome -> Content leaks. This bug fix has been… Continue reading

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Exposing add-on objects to content safely

Add-ons often need to interact with page content, and mixing privileged and unprivileged code can be tricky thing to get right without compromising security. Unintentionally exposing privileged objects to web content is a major security concern, which is why bug 553102 came about. The idea behind this bug is simple: if you need to share… Continue reading

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Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/08/20

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 10 days to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 1 week. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Add-ons Update – Week of 2012/07/05

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 10 days to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 10 days. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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