I love Firefox. I used it for many years, way past when most people switched to Chrome. Even though it was slower, I still loved the amazing selection of Addons, it’s open sourceness, and it helped that Adblock Plus seemed to work a lot better on it.
So when I got the opportunity recently to build a Firefox Add-on, I was excited. I had built a chrome extension before, and it had been fairly painless. Since there were so many Add-ons, I figured it must be just as easy to program Firefox Add-ons.
Well, it ended up being a lot more frustrating than you might think.
So when I first started out I thought I’d use their Add-on Builder, an awesome tool that allows you to build Add-ons straight from the browser. No setting up profiles, no setting up cfx, none of that. Awesome, great deal, let’s use it!
One of the neatest things is that they have a tool that lets you search for libraries you might need for your project by clicking the “plus” symbol next to Libraries. Alright, here goes nothing:
After some Googling, we come across this bug report:
No one else is having this issue, and no one has answered it or responded to it, and it’s been 7 days.… (Read More)