Intent to ship: A new front-end for (AMO)

Andrew Williamson awilliamson at
Sat Oct 14 12:23:02 UTC 2017

The 52 ESR release is supported by Mozilla until June 2018, so XUL 
add-ons could be removed from AMO after that - sometime in 2018 Q3 - but 
a decision hasn't been made on the exact date yet.

On 14/10/2017 09:13, tofumatt (Matthew Riley MacPherson) wrote:
> If you are running a pre-57 browser then searches will include XUL add-ons which are still hosted on the site… and I would think will be for some time. I’m not sure the exact date to stop showing XUL add-ons but I imagine it won’t be until 57+ Firefox is ESR at the earliest. So certainly not anytime this year :-)
>> On 14 Oct 2017, at 05:35, Booze Empire <B00ze64 at> wrote:
>> Good day.
>> Can we confirm that the new AMO will not immediately make all XUL addons
>> disappear?
>> Anyone cloned AMO yet?
>> Thank you.
>> Best Regards,
>> On 2017-10-12 15:38, Stuart Colville <scolville at> wrote:
>>> The AMO engineering team have been working on a new frontend for the
>>> main user-facing parts of AMO for some time and on November the 2nd we
>>> will release it to replace the current Django-based frontend.
>>> We have some final improvements to make as we head towards the launch
>>> but you can see the current progress on our public development server
>>> <> (by default unless you opt out with
>>> the "mamo" cookie set to "off") or in production
>>> <> today if you click the soon to be
>>> redundant "View mobile site" link in the footer.
>>> What started out as the mobile experience has now become a fully fledged
>>> responsive website built as a universal, server-side rendered React App
>>> making extensive use of a comprehensive set of APIs
>>> <>.
>>> In a lot of ways we see this as the start of a lot of interesting
>>> possibilities on AMO, for example, we are going from having no tests for
>>> client-side code to a code-base that has 95%+ code coverage. This aspect
>>> alone will make it a lot easier to make future changes.
>>> If you discover any bugs in trying things out, please file issues over
>>> on github. <>
>>> Regards,
>>> Stuart.
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