Add-ons Builder: End of Life April 2014
Add-ons Builder: The Mission
The Add-ons Builder enables rapid, collaborative, community-driven development of add-ons built with the Add-on SDK and third-party libraries that extend the Add-on SDK core with additional APIs and functionality.
- most stable
- always the latest tagged version
- used primarily in release testing after code freezes
- updated every 15 minutes from
- continuously updated by developers, contains a variety of features from upcoming releases
- updated every 15 minutes from
- Product Manager: Daniel Buchner (dbuc) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lead Server-side Developer: Piotr Zalewa (zalun) - email@example.com
- Lead Client-side Developer: Sean McArthur (seanmonstar) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Search and Services: Arron Schaar (arron) - email@example.com
- Developer Manager: Wil Clouser (clouserw)
Addon Builder Helper
This add-on is needed for FlightDeck to fly. The source is locate on Github here: https://github.com/mozilla/addon-builder-helper
- Find or create bug in bugzilla (IT bugs here - only use this if you have a good reason. 99% of the time this should go through clouserw)
- How to Contribute succesfully
- Official Github Repo
Revision Control System
- Git hosted on Github
- Code Workflow inspired by this model
- One main repository github.com/mozilla/FlightDeck
Release Planning and Implementation
The linked document below is used for planning and development of specs for upcoming releases of the Add-ons Builder. Once a release spec is finalized on the roadmap, it will transferred to wiki format for quick reference during development cycles. (see the Releases section below)
- Releases may go out as frequently as once per week, on Wednesday afternoons at 2PM PST
- Prior to release, code will freeze at the beginning of the week on Monday (not withstanding any critical patches we allow)
- The PM will interface with the Developer Manager and IT to ensure the release is properly scheduled.
- Depending on the outcome of QA testing the release can be green-lighted and tagged on Github any time between Monday and Wednesday, but a decision to push must occur at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled release time.
- At the time releases are taking place, all developers are required to be on hand to triage any issues that may arise on live.
Add-on Repacker Runs
- In coordination with the Add-on SDK team, the repacker will begin test runs on the AMO dev site when a new SDK version enters the beta phase of code verification.
- The repacker will only repackage add-ons on AMO that originated from the Add-on Builder.
- QA will verify the repacker acted on the right set of add-ons, produced add-ons that operate as expected, and that no errors were thrown in the process from either the repacker code or SDK cfx xpi build loop.
- A link to the repacked add-ons on the AMO development servers will be posted so add-ons devs have a chance to check and verify the repack of their add-on was successful.
- Upon verification by the two parties above, results will be communicated to the SDK team by the Builder PM. The SDK and Builder teams will examine the results and make a joint decision if and when to begin repackaging add-ons on production.
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