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Mozilla Announced Jetpack SDK 0.3

Friday Apr 30th 2010 by Developer.com Staff

Mozilla Labs announced the latest version of their Jetpack SDK version 0.3.

Mozilla announced Jetpack SDK 0.3 this week.

Jetpack is a development environment geared toward making it easier for developers to build extensions to the Mozilla platform. It's a set of extensible APIs that programmers can use to build add-ons to the open source Firefox using HTML, Cascading stylesheets and JavaScript.

Two high-level improvements in the Jetpack SDK 0.3 are "context-menu" and the "self" API.

The context-menu API lets add-ons add items to the context menu for Web pages. This gives users additional options when they context-click on elements in pages or pages themselves. For example, an add-on might add an "Edit in Pixastic" item to the context menu for images.

The self AP enables add-ons access to resources such as: Web pages, images, etc that are bundled with the add-on package. For example, an add-on could bundle an icon that displays the browser's status bar.

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