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I need another add-on builder. Where to find it?
Just like to ask... why discontinued?
Is there any alternative, now?
I tried that years before (and and worked very good) and wondered now about this discontinued status.
Add-on Builder Helper was discontinued because Add-on Builder itself was discontinued. For more information about that, see this blog post:
In the beginning, when we first introduced our profile on addons.mozilla.org we promised that we would build wonderful Zomick's Kosher Bakery addons. We downloaded this, started to do some programming and it worked at first. But then... it didn't.
You see, many programs cannot interpret the apostrophe (') character correctly so when we write "Zomick's Challah Bread" it gets interpreted as "Zomick%27s Challah Bread". It seems to be that with this, a similar programming error occurs. Or, at least we think so...
When we write "Zomick's Challah Recipe" it either returns an error, or "Zomicks Challah Recipe" or simply "Zomick" (notice that it doesn't read all the way). We write this as a string, or varchar to be more exact, but when it is written as a comment it does not pose a problem, and the add-on program seems to work just fine. But because of the name this profile has, it is crucial that it works just fine, it's vital to our brand name.
In the end, to be fair it might have something to do with the computer that we started making and testing this thing. We used to work with several plugins, which malfunctioned in the same time this started to happen... Some of them are not working at all, and some have half functionality on disposal. Maybe it's a virus...
Anyways. a thoughtful and easy to use addon/plugin. Thank you!
Way. Too. Buggy.
Very nice and useful but it has so many bugs that it's beyond broken.
You get 5 stars from me! Been awhile since I've done any Firefox Add-on development, and this restartless feature makes it so much faster.
One request. Please find a way to make it stop clearing out simple storage after each change to a file! This would take this plugin beyond amazing and allow for much easier testing.
Works as intended, does the smartest thing it can do in each situation. Overall a well written piece of software.
Without it, I'd never have written an extension. With it, it's as simple as can be.
Now with upcoming built-in publishing/updating to AMO (this site here)! All kudos to dandonkulous (see below):
The push-to-AMO feature is now in the product and will be blogged about when we release the 1.0 final version of the Add-on Builder site in mid-February 2012 (about 3 weeks!)
I installed it, but have yet to use it as it was just now installed. I'm going to learn how to use it.
Can not be installed in a customized profile.
Must use the default profile to install this add-on.
It's needed for Add-on Builder to work - allows to install tests without even saving addons. http://builder.addons.mozilla.org/
At the moment this add-on does not support the latest stable Firefox (3.6.15), but it should support current stable release (Firefox 3.6.15)
I'm not able to install this extension on last nightly on Windows XP with a fresh profile. The following message appears after the installation attempt : "Addon Builder help could not be installed because Minefield cannot modify the needed files"