Mozilla Jetpack 0.6 Release

MozillaLabs has announced the release of Jetpack 0.6 earlier today through its official blog.

Jetpack is a Mozilla Labs project which makes it possible for anyone who knows standard web skills (HTML, Javascript, CSS) to make Firefox add-ons.


Jetpack 0.6 has added two major APIs to its base.They are :

  • Ability to add to and edit existing menus, which includes both system-specific menus and the right-click context menu on individual objects.
  • A secure preferences system, which lets you select what secure fields you need to display in your UI, like user-name, password and alike.

Apart from these there are innumerable bug fixes. The blog also features video tutorials; on how to use the new APIs when creating your next add-on with Jetpack.

A more technical and detailed information is available at the blog here.

The download is available at this page.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.