WebExtensions API release notes/history of changes

(Konstantin Boyandin) #1


Is there a document containing history of WebExtensions API changes (list of release notes, if exists, would do perfectly)?

Tracking the entire API description is unlikely the most convenient way to see the changes/additions.

Thank you.

(Martin Giger) #2

There are posts on the addons blog for each Firefox release, which I assume is what you are looking for.

Edit: as an example the post for 57: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2017/09/28/webextensions-in-firefox-57/

(Konstantin Boyandin) #3

Thanks for the reference. I see no timeline/history of changes per se, but at least the list of changes per major version.

Looks like WebExtensions is still undergoing major changes even now, when point of no return for legacy extensions is announced. Is it known when API reaches stable state?

(Martin Giger) #4

For a complete list of changes you would want to query bugzilla or look at the push log for the WebExtension implementation.

Further the changes are almost exclusively additions and fixes. The WebExtensions APIs are built to have as little breaking changes as possible, so renamed functions are usually aliased etc.