Process for getting an addon live


(Christian Dannie Storgaard) #1

I recently wrote my first extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/f
irefox/addon/videoaspectfixer/), but I’m not sure I’ve done whatever is
needed to actually let it show up and I couldn’t find any more
information in the guide (I used web-ext to upload, so most of it
doesn’t apply).

First off, when I view that page (which I couldn’t find a link for on
AMO, btw), it says that the extension is incompatible with Firefox
Quantum, but the Compatibility setting is set to “48.0 - *” in the
version manager and the extension is running happily in this very
version.
Secondly, the page says there’s no published version, but I can’t seem
to find any way to publish the extension; how do I do that?

Thanks in advance for any help.


(Martin Giger) #2

When uploading with web-ext your extension is not uploaded for a public listing but instead for your own distribution and only signed.


(Christian Dannie Storgaard) #3

That makes so much sense, thanks!
It should probably be mentioned on https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Getting_started_with_web-ext though.


(Tom Schuster) #4

The first sentence is

As an alternative to publishing your extension on addons.mozilla.org, …