Posts Tagged ‘WebExtensions’

Reactions to Mozilla’s Announcement about Upcoming Firefox Add-On Changes

Monday, August 24th, 2015

This story is still unfolding; so far, nobody is willing to say exactly which Add-Ons will be broken by the change and which will continue to function.

As a Firefox user you have probably read already that Mozilla plans to introduce major changes to the add-on system of the browser. The official blog post on the Mozilla blog revealed WebExtensions, Electrolysis, Add-on Signing and the deprecation of XUL, XPCOM and the permissive add-on model in particular, and a rough timeline as well. To sum it up: Mozilla plans to focus on WebExtensions in the future which offer better compatibility with the extension engines of browsers such as Chrome and Opera.