Labs/Jetpack/Release Notes/0.9

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About the SDK

The Jetpack SDK is an environment for making Firefox add-ons. It provides a set of tools and APIs for building, testing, and bundling Firefox add-ons.


First, obtain the SDK in your favorite compression format:

Once you've got that, just unpack the archive, open the jetpack-sdk/README.txt file, and follow its instructions.

Notable Changes

  • The Context Menu API has undergone large changes in order to support the execution of addons in separate processes (i.e. the project codenamed "Electrolysis"). Read more in the mailing list posting and 0.9 documentation.
  • The Private Browsing API has undergone significant changes in order to support Electrolysis. Learn about the new version of the API from its 0.9 documentation.
  • The Widget, Simple Storage, Notifications, Selection, and Request APIs have been changed to use the "EventEmitter" model for registering events. Learn more by browsing the 0.9 documentation for those APIs in the addon-kit package.

A complete list of changes is available in the source code repository.

Known Issues

  • A variety of tests are failing intermittently. See bug 606351 for the details.

Also see the complete list of known issues and requests for enhancement.

Feedback and Bug Reports

We'd love to hear any feedback you have regarding this release. Feel free to post it to the discussion forum or report a bug.