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Should we fix Personas?

This post is about Personas, also known as lightweight themes, not Browser ID, now known as Persona (naming is fun!). Also, these are just my thoughts, not an official position of Mozilla or the Add-ons Team. I think we skipped a step when we graduated Personas from Mozilla Labs and implemented them as a Firefox […]

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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 […]

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GSOC Project Update: Cancelled

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while now, but I just haven’t had the time for it given all the work I’ve been doing surrounding the Firefox 4 release. The editor review queues are predictably getting much more submissions, and I’ve been trying to keep add-on developers up to date with Firefox […]

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Add-on packaging – Manifests revisited and wiki

I’ve been spending some time working on the new wiki for the Add-on Packaging Spec. Here it is. At the moment I’m writing the complete manifest file specification, basically copying and adapting the current specifications for install manifests and chrome manifests. I’m pretty much done with the former, and will be adding the latter probably […]

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Add-on packaging spec, part 3

This is a specification for a project that will be implemented for the Google Summer of Code, and it can still change as feedback is received. There are no concrete plans of making this a part of Firefox in the near future. Read my previous post for more info. Part 3 – Installation Add-on performance […]

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Add-on packaging spec, part 2

This is a specification for a project that will be implemented for the Google Summer of Code, and it can still change as feedback is received. There are no concrete plans of making this a part of Firefox in the near future. Read my previous post for more info. Part 2 – URL resolution Here’s […]

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Add-on packaging spec, part 1

This is a specification for a project that will be implemented for the Google Summer of Code, and it can still change as feedback is received. There are no concrete plans of making this a part of Firefox in the near future. Read my previous post for more info. Part 1 – The Manifest File […]

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Add-on Packaging Idea now a GSOC project

When I wrote my previous post about making add-on packaging simpler, I hoped but didn’t expect much to come out of it. It was more like taking a peek into the community and see how much interest there was for these kinds of proposal. I have a real desire to see things like this come […]

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