Published: Wed 15 November 2017
firefox addons mozilla
A little over a year ago, Mossop
announced a change of ownership of
the add-ons manager.
I have been honored to set direction and work on such an important part
of Firefox, and proud of the work I've done. A big part of this was to
help teams go faster in delivering their work to users, and there was
also quite a bit of performance work and review for 57 as well as
changes to better support WebExtensions.
Over this time, it's become clear that the WebExtensions team is more
than equipped to handle ownership of the add-ons manager itself.
In particular, Andrew Swan has been instrumental in setting and communicating
technical direction as well as contributing code and reviews. The add-ons
manager isn't really its own official module as such, but I believe that
Andrew has shown leadership here and would like to publicly pass the torch.
Kris Maglione has also been doing quite exceptional work here, so I think
either of them should be able to take a vacation (but not together) and not
leave a vacuum of technical leadership.
As Mossop did before me, I am going to be updating the suggested reviewers
in Bugzilla to be aswan and kmag, with me as a last resort.
Please join me in congratulating Andrew and sending him all of your add-on
manager related questions!