[Project_owners] AMO trouble

Axel axel.grude at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 19 08:42:45 PST 2009


that would be just fantastic!!

Yes it is QuickFolders I was talking about. The Portuguese, Japanese and
Russian users would be indebted to you forever - not to mention the
SeaMonkey community ;)

If you could review the latest version 1.6.3 at


that would be really cool! You see what I mean about the mentoring
system. ;-)


> 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.
> Eric
> 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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