[Project_owners] How long for extensions to be approved on addons.mozilla.org?

Michael Vincent mv_van_rantwijk at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 20 01:34:15 EDT 2005


Eric Jung wrote:
> Maybe this is a dumb question, but how can updates still happen if
> you don't refer to an update.rdf anywhere?

I guess that they simply check u.m.o for new versions, with auto update.

Note that this is not exactly something I like.  Also, the Mozilla 
Foundation 'knows' what people have installed, which could eventually 
lead to some sort of privacy issue.

> --- Adam Judson <adamsplugins at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> I deleted the entire line:
>>
>>       <!-- comment this out for UMO drops, as they no longer
>> approve 
>>            extensions with external update URLs 
>>      
>>
> <em:updateURL>http://tamperdata.mozdev.org/update.rdf</em:updateURL>
>>       -->
>> Updates still happen.
>>
>> A
>>
>> On 19/08/05, Eric Jung <grimholtz at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> Adam,
>>> I had the same problem with my extension being rejected. I was
>> told I
>>> could "leave the update URL blank" but didn't understand this. If
>> I
>>> leave the update field blank, do automatic updates happen? Can
>> you
>>> show me how you changed your code to accomodate "leave the update
>> URL
>>> blank" ?
>>>
>>> Would really appreciate it,
>>> eric
>>>
>>>
>>> --- Adam Judson <adamsplugins at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> First three releases, 30 minutes.
>>>>
>>>> Next 5 - 3 weeks, with the first 4 being discarded because
>> there
>>>> was a more
>>>> recent release in the queue.
>>>>
>>>> Seems to be pretty random, and remember that you need to leave
>> the
>>>> update URL blank,
>>>> or it will be denied.  Which was kind of annoying after the
>> three
>>>> week wait...
>>>>
>>>> Adam
>>>>
>>>> On 18/08/05, Matthew Waymost <waymost at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> My experience has been about a week. The best thing to do if
>> you
>>>> want
>>>>> to get your new extension out there is mozdev. (Which, of
>> course,
>>>> you
>>>>> already know.)
>>>>>
>>>>> Matt
>>>>>
>>>>> On 8/17/05, Jerry Liu <jerry at purplebunny.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Just submitted my first extension to addons.mozilla.org a
>> few
>>>> days ago and
>>>>>> am still awaiting approval.  I was wondering what is the
>>>> typical timeframe
>>>>>> for the administrators to approve new extensions...  Are we
>>>> talking hours
>>>>>> (guess not :)), days, or weeks?  What has your experience
>> been?
>>>>>> Do subsequent updates take less time for approval?  Or is
>> it
>>>> about the same
>>>>>> each time?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Jerry


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