Firefox Add-on SDK released
Source: Mozilla Version 1 of the Add-on SDK for the open source Firefox web browser has been released; the APIs and tools started life two years ago as a Mozilla Labs project known as JetPack. The Firefox development team has also released a beta version of its Add-on Builder, which allows users to create add-ons using a web-based development environment.
Instead of using their own editor, add-on developers can also try the new Add-on Builder, which is currently still in beta. It is a web-based development environment that contains an editor (including syntax checker) which can also be used to test applications in the browser. This does, however, require an add-on which is only available for Firefox 4 – Firefox 5 was released yesterday, 21 June.
Further information about the Add-on SDK and Add-on Builder can be found in a post on the Add-ons Blog, in the release notes and on the Builder and SDK Developer Hub. The Add-on SDK is available to download (direct download) from the project's web site.