Firefox Hub Add-on Hackathon: May 5-9

Margaret Leibovic margaret.leibovic at
Thu May 8 12:50:38 PDT 2014

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone has had a chance to check out the new hub APIs! I just
wanted to pass along some feedback I got from an add-on reviewer. It
appears my build script was out of date, and that (as of Firefox 4!) add-on
developers are discouraged from including jar files in XPIs [1]. I updated
my hub-boilerplate [2] build script and README to address this, so I'd
encourage you to use this new version instead.

Please feel welcome to make pull requests on my hub-boilerplate add-on if
you find any other problems or potential improvements.



On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 11:22 AM, Margaret Leibovic <
margaret.leibovic at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Next week (May 5-9), I'm organizing a distributed add-on hackathon for
> everyone to start building things with our new Firefox Hub APIs! I wrote a
> blog post about the details here:
> To kick off the hackathon, I made an etherpad with links to documentation,
> example add-ons, and a long list of new add-on ideas:
> This is a distributed hackathon, so let's all hang out in #mobile on
> to ask questions, report problems, and share the things
> we're making.
> If you use my hub boilerplate add-on, it's really quick (and fun!) to make
> a simple add-on, so I'd encourage everyone to take a few minutes next week
> to give it a try. I'm really excited to see what kinds of add-ons everyone
> comes up with!
> Best,
> Margaret
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