Mozilla Jetpack Released

Jetpack SDK 0.9 Prepares for Electrolysis

Jessica Thornsby

Jetpack SDK 0.9 gets API updates ready for Electrolysis.

Jetpack SDK 0.9 is out now. This release focuses on implementing changes that pave the way for the Electrolysis project. Electrolysis is designed for moving add-on code execution to a separate process, in an attempt to improve the responsiveness of applications and facilitate the measuring of add-on resource consumption. In order to prepare for the integration of Electrolysis, the Context Menu API and Private Browsing API have both been changed in an attempt to make them more Electrolysis-compatible. The Widget, Simple Storage, Notifications, Selection, and Request APIs have all been modified to use the “EventEmitter” model for registering events.