[Project_owners] Mozilla.org extension approval time

Didier Ernotte didier at ernotte.com
Sun Jan 8 15:03:40 EST 2006


Hi,

Don't forget that the idea behind the approval process is that the
Mozilla QA team test your extension to be sure that everything is fine
with firefox and maybe other extension. If you bypass this test, you
bypass the QA process...

Didier

--- Roman Mironenko <roman_mir at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I put together a script that figures out my extension version, checks
> the 
> update.rdf file at mozdev.org, compares the versions, downloads the
> new XPI 
> if there is one and asks the user if he wants to install the new
> extension 
> from his own temporary directory on his machine (so it starts the
> download 
> manager with the extension's url originating from the local host.)
> 
> This means that I can force the user to upgrade from the site I want
> instead 
> of the mozilla.org site.
> 
> Now I am thinking about sending this new upgrade to be approved at 
> mozilla.org, this way I can get upgrades to the users faster.
> 
> Any thoughts on this?
> 
> Thanks,
> Roman
> 
> 
> >I know :(
> >That is why, ultimately, I used my own domain to host my extension.
> I
> >still use mozdev for CVS.
> >
> >
> >--- Ramiro Aparicio <frisco82 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Yeah I know version 0.0.4 its already on mozdev, but a two weeks
> > > delay
> > > seems to be to much.
> > >
> > > By the way, the mirror system on mozdev doesn't help you must
> wait to
> > > announce a new version a day after it was uploaded becouse
> otherways
> > > some users will download older versions of the extension (one or
> two
> > > times I got older version even past the recommended 8 hours).
> > >
> > > On 1/7/06, Eric H. Jung <grimholtz at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > > You need to provide your own hosting of the XPI (even if it's
> on
> > > > mozdev.org instead of a personal domain) in order to provide
> your
> > > users
> > > > with the latest version. UMO is always one or more versions
> behind
> > > on
> > > > my extension for the reasons you pointed out, but my users
> don't
> > > have
> > > > to suffer for it.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --- Ramiro Aparicio <frisco82 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I don't know what is the usual approval times but they are so
> > > slow
> > > > > that I am not sending the latest version becouse I will be
> put
> > > back
> > > > > to
> > > > > the bottom of the queue.
> > > > > Version 0.1b was rejected becouse of update URL (maybe took 2
> > > days).
> > > > > Version 0.0.2 was rejected becouse version 0.0.3 was already
> in
> > > the
> > > > > queue (4 or 5 days).
> > > > > Version 0.0.3 is still pending (maybe a week).
> > > > > Version 0.0.4 sitting until 0.0.3 get approved.
> > > > >
> > > > > I just want to be in mozilla.org becouse its easier to
> update. So
> > > > > there is  any script to make thing easier when updating
> > > extensions?
> > > > > maybe update.rdf generator, version number changer within
> > > > > install.rdf,
> > > > > instal.js and the code.
> > > > >
> > > > > On 1/7/06, Roman Mironenko <roman_mir at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > Guys, is anyone else experiencing extremely slow approval
> times
> > > for
> > > > > updating
> > > > > > their extensions at mozilla.org?  I have submitted updates
> for
> > > two
> > > > > > extensions to that site at least 2 weeks ago, maybe more,
> they
> > > > > still did not
> > > > > > even look at them.  I am wondering if it is just me or is
> it
> > > like
> > > > > that for
> > > > > > everyone? :)
> > > > > > thanks,
> > > > > > Roman
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
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> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Hasta Otra
> > > > >
> > > > > Ramiro Aparicio
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
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