Testing/Client-side XPI Construction

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Client-side XPI construction
Stage Draft
Status `
Release target Add-on Builder 2
Health Blocked
Status note This feature is entirely reliant on the decision of the SDK team to support a JavaScript variant of the CFX tool.


Product manager Daniel Buchner
Directly Responsible Individual Daniel Buchner
Lead engineer Piotr Zalewa/Sean McArthur
Security lead `
Privacy lead `
Localization lead `
Accessibility lead `
QA lead Stephen Donner
UX lead `
Product marketing lead `
Operations lead `
Additional members Wil Clouser

Open issues/risks


Stage 1: Definition

1. Feature overview

Enable the creation of add-on XPIs on the client-side via JavaScript to eliminate the need for server-side compilation.

2. Users & use cases

Users want a quicker more responsive test and update cycle on the Builder. We are currently limited by our server-side approach and that is a hard barrier for any further increase in performance.

3. Dependencies

JavaScript variant of the CFX tool.

4. Requirements



Supporting the full stack of methods provided by CFX, all we need is the ability to construct XPIs.

Stage 2: Design

5. Functional specification


6. User experience design


Stage 3: Planning

7. Implementation plan


8. Reviews

Security review


Privacy review


Localization review




Quality Assurance review


Operations review


Stage 4: Development

9. Implementation


Stage 5: Release

10. Landing criteria


Feature details

Priority P1
Rank 999
Theme / Goal `
Roadmap Jetpack
Secondary roadmap `
Feature list Jetpack
Project `
Engineering team Flightdeck

Team status notes

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Security sec-review-needed `
Privacy ` `
Localization ` `
Accessibility ` `
Quality assurance ` `
User experience ` `
Product marketing ` `
Operations ` `