April 1, 2008

new add-ons site requiring a login to install addons?

Over the last few days I've read at least a dozen blog posts and tweets from people who are confused by one of the changes at AMO.

No, Mozilla has not switched from anonymous add-on installation to requiring a login.

What's new is that we now expose sandboxed (not ready for prime-time) add-ons in search results along with fully released add-ons.

The experimental, sandboxed add-ons have always required a login. There's no change here regarding when a login is required. We're just making the sandboxed extensions more visible.

Regular users do not need an AMO login to install release version, Firefox compatible extensions.

Posted by asa at 2:55 PM