picNiche Approved on Mozilla Addons Site

Great news!

After 5 months queueing, the picNiche Contributor Toolbar has now been approved to ‘Public’ status on the mozilla addons site… Yay! 🙂

This means two things:

Firstly, that the code is deemed safe and secure by an experienced mozilla project editor (IE: No leaks and no problematic holes, no undisclosed functionality, and that it behaves in a reliable, stable manner). This is really important to me since you are in-effect trusting my code NOT to send your credentials anywhere other than the appropriate agency site.

Secondly, that future bugfixes and features in the toolbar will be downloaded and updated automatically, meaning you can be sure any bugs in older versions are fixed ASAP, and new features are available pretty sharpish too.

If you’re still running an old version it should update sometime over the next couple of days as the updated status cycles into the mozilla systems.

A big thanks to Andrew Williamson (eviljeff) for taking the time to review the code, it’s quite a large codebase for an extension so I expect took quite some time.

Reviews

It takes quite a lot of time to develop and maintain, so please, if you use either of the toolbars, I’d very much appreciate you taking a minute to add an honest review on the mozilla site.

These help new people decide if they’d like to give it a try, and are more important than ever now the toolbar is publicly searchable on the addons site.

Thanks 🙂

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10 Comments

  1. Posted October 26, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    congrats, great achievement!

  2. Posted October 27, 2009 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Congratulations, using it and waiting for new improvements 🙂

  3. Microstock Posts
    Posted October 27, 2009 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Great news. I can’t imagine not having it around now.

  4. Posted October 27, 2009 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    Congratulations Rob, I think you will see a lot more downloads now that users don’t have to get passed that “this is a developmental plugin” warning.

    and how did I hear about this news… via the toolbar 🙂

  5. Posted October 27, 2009 at 3:10 am | Permalink

    Congrats,very useful tools.

  6. Posted October 27, 2009 at 4:29 am | Permalink

    Congratulations? Rob!!! Very useful and pleasure tool!!!
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  7. Maluson
    Posted October 27, 2009 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    As most of the others, i was notified of this news via YOUR TOOL! And like Microstock Post said it, “I can’t imagine not having it around now.”
    That said it all.

    Congratulation. Keep up the good work.

  8. Posted October 27, 2009 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Good news! Great job, Bob, keep on microrockin’

  9. Posted October 27, 2009 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Congrats, i like this add-on.

  10. Posted October 28, 2009 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Congratulations. That is a real seal of approval that you’ve created something of value and quality.
    Alex

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