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Projects update

Since I haven’t blogged here for quite a while, I thought it’d be good to do the mandatory WordPress version update and then post a little update on the side projects I’m currently working on:

  • Remote XUL Manager has taken most of my spare time. It’s been exciting just because it’s a fairly new project and it had a pretty well-defined goal, which was reached only a few days ago. Version 1.0 was released on March 10th, and it does every I planned for this add-on to do. There are a couple of feature requests that I will consider in due time, but they’re pretty minor and I’m satisfied with the current state of this project.
  • Fire.fm has taken the back seat. In the past few months all we’ve done is update locales, clean up some code, and push a few bug fixes (and then fixes on the fixes, and so on…). We have some plans for version 1.5, but it’s getting harder and harder to find the time for this. Specially because Last.fm keeps closing down their service and that has a very negative effect on my motivation. If it weren’t for the people that still use it – close to 200K – I would have abandoned this add-on a long time ago.
  • My Add-on Packaging Proposal for the Google Summer of Code never gained any traction. Unfortunately the project was abandoned by the student assigned to it, so the whole idea stalled and was discarded. Now I’ve been approached by somebody who is interested in working on it. That’s very encouraging, but I need to give this some thought. I’ve been planning on reviewing the whole spec and giving it an overhaul based on all the stuff that has changed with Firefox 4 and the feedback I received. I’ll post here when (and if) I have an updated draft.
  • The band I help as Executive Producer, Pneuma, has had a great deal of success locally, and they’re getting ready to tour Mexico and Europe. It’s very exciting times for them and I’m glad to be a part of this.

It’s been crazy times for me and the AMO Editor team. We had a very successful competition that yielded a incredible throughput and over 2500 reviews by the top 4 winners alone. And yet we’re still swamped with review submissions due to the upcoming Firefox 4 launch and the mass disabling of sandboxed add-ons, which resulted in a great deal of new submissions of old add-ons.

I have a bunch of ideas for new add-ons that I wish I had the time to work on. For now, I just write them down on my Someday list and wait :)

{ 1 } Comments

  1. MarkC | 2011/03/17 at 4:02 AM | Permalink

    Thank you so much for the Remote XUL Manager, it’s quite literally saved my job!

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