[Project_owners] AMO trouble

Eric Jung eric.jung at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 19 07:51:04 PST 2009

Axel, are you talking about QuickFolders? I can review it for you
since I've done that before and am already familiar with it. Let me
know. I wouldn't be able to get to it until this weekend, however.


On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Axel <axel.grude at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Yep. Now just wait 3 months (I'm not exaggerating) for the update to be
> approved and it will appear on the main listing.
> Yes, Malte.
> I am afraid you're right. I think there should be either a 2-tier system for
> people who release often (I release on average once a month) or a mentoring
> system, where reviewers who have already reviewed a version get the option
> of reviewing new releases of their favorite plugin again - wouldn't that
> save a lot of testing time? For us extension developers I am sure it would
> be possible to make a case for how important a particular bugfix / feature
> was... I have 3 new translators waiting for their hard work to go online, a
> catastrophic bug in Linux (complete TB crash) that was fixed weeks ago, and
> support for a new application (SeaMonkey) - I got the call for a compatible
> version from the SeaMonkey guys 2 or 3 weeks ago. I bet the new users would
> have loved to download the plugin, but they can not see it because the
> current version (it is the fourth release that is waiting for review) is
> hidden in the "old versions" section.
> I also think that unreviewed new versions of already reviewed extensions
> should be featured more prominently on the AMO plugin pages, I tend to get
> bug reports for stuff that I have fixed long ago and the ordinary users
> don't know where to look. Seriously considering hosting elsewhere, if it
> wasn't yet another leraning curve and possibly hosting costs...1500
> downloads per week kind of adds up over time...
> why shouldn't it possible to contact a reviewer directly if he already knows
> your plugin? It would surely make the review process more efficient. The
> other thing that annoys me a little is that there are a plethora of newbie
> plugins out there that pretty much don't add much value to the host apps,
> and they are clogging up the whole system and also obscure the good ones -
> it gets harder to find decent plugins for the "background noise" of
> imitators etc. I don't know a solution against this, because everybody
> should be able to contribute but the ones that get most attention from their
> developers should also get the best chance to be recognized? Naw, I don't
> know... as I said I haven't a solution.
> Ever thought for yourself: I know the perfect plugin for my purpose is out
> there,  I just have to find it?
> 2009/11/18 Michael J Gruber michaeljgruber+mozdevnews at fastmail.fm
>> Only when I click on "show previous versions" (or something like that,
>> this is back-translated from l10n) the sandboxed version is shown as
>> experimental. I guess this is considered normal behavior.
> Yep. Now just wait 3 months (I'm not exaggerating) for the update to be
> approved and it will appear on the main listing.
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