Feeds

Mozilla Labs bootstraps on another Jetpack

Version 0.5 fitter, happier, more productive

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Mozilla Labs has launched a new version of its Firefox web extensions package just a few days after Google opened up support for extensions in its Chrome browser.

The open source outfit has dubbed Mozilla’s Jetpack 0.5 “the bootstrap edition”.

It comes loaded with more features, API and an updated Twitter library for developers to tinker with.

The org has made installation easier for this version of Jetpack, which is an experimental project that uses open web technologies to beef up the browser and has an API that allows anyone to write Firefox add-ons, by adding a bootstrapping function to the process.

“Before this release, if as a developer you wanted people to use your jetpack, you’d first have to get them to install the Jetpack add-on and then come back to install your functionality,” said Mozilla.

“With Jetpack 0.5, we’ve greatly simplified the process. You can now provide a one-line install link which will, if the user doesn’t already have Jetpack, both install Jetpack as well as your feature.”

It’s made the process easier in the hope of encouraging more users to get involved with testing Jetpack.

Additionally, Mozilla said streaming audio data can be done in realtime mode in version 0.5.

It's also added Jetpack.music into the mix, which it said offered "the first step towards unifying" music in the cloud and on a user's desktop.

"For now, this makes media control features for Firefox easy to implement. In the future, we’ll be working on giving this ability to web content," said Mozilla. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes
Fix issued, fingers pointed, forums in flames
Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command
New tool lets admins wrangle Linux apps from Windows
Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work
You don't want your cat or drunk pics at the office
Soz, web devs: Google snatches its Wallet off the table
Killing off web service in 3 months... but app-happy bonkers are fine
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
The total economic impact of Druva inSync
Examining the ROI enterprises may realize by implementing inSync, as they look to improve backup and recovery of endpoint data in a cost-effective manner.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.