By Torgeir Lorange Østbytorgeilo. Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:36:37 PM
New changes to the extensions catalog were released today! Here are some highlights:
- You can now update your rating of an extension. Just go to the details page of an extension and log in, and your rating will pop up just below the descriptions.
- The release also introduces the possibility to report and discuss problems with extensions. You can find the reports together with the reviews.
- All the languages an extension is available in are now listed in the top right information box on the details pages.
- The developer guidelines have been moved to dev.opera.com. Make sure to update your links!
By Torgeir Lorange Østbytorgeilo. Monday, February 28, 2011 4:13:54 PM
Earlier today we pushed a new version of the extensions catalog! I am sure you will appreciate some of the fixes.Highlights for our users
Highlights for the extension developers
- Localized extensions are now listed only once. But note that if you search, you will still get hits in several languages (unless you filter on a specific language, of course).
- The "New" list is no longer showing recently updated extensions. Only completely new extensions are listed.
- You can now edit the descriptions, upload new screenshots etc of your public extensions. Just go to the details from your list of extensions and click the edit button.
- The input field for the extension summary is now slightly bigger.
- Various excess files and directories are now automatically removed from your extensions when you upload them. These include .svn directories, __MACOSX directories, Thumbs.db, and the like. No harm should be done to the extensions themselves.
Enjoy! (While we, yet again, go back to working on the next release
By Torgeir Lorange Østbytorgeilo. Monday, February 14, 2011 4:23:52 PM
Last week we released a new version of the extensions catalog! While many of the changes are under the hood and not immediately visible to the public, we do hope that you will like what you can
see.Highlights for our users
Highlights for the extension developers
- A whole bunch of styling fixes. For example, the extension names are finally displayed in full!
- The front page has changed into a list of recommended extensions, maintained by Opera
- The graphics on the error pages have been compressed further. You will hopefully not notice
- All descriptions from the config.xml can now be edited when uploading extensions
- A bug was fixed regarding unsupported characters in the screenshot filenames
- Screenshots can now be deleted if you accidentally upload duplicates or just too many
- It is now possible to navigate from your extensions to their respective details pages. Just click the details button associated with each extension and follow the links at the top
Enjoy! (While we keep on working on the next release)
By Yenny Oteroyennyotero. Tuesday, December 7, 2010 5:23:04 PM
Getting closer to Christmas and enjoying the (freezing) cold weather of the Norwegian winter, we have been working on a couple of enhancements to the catalog:
Branding: We have now the same header and footer as other opera.com pages.
URL: We are not part of Labs anymore so we are getting a new URL: http://addons.opera.com
- You are now able to filter extensions by language so you only find those that are relevant.
- Since it's soon Christmas, smooth transitions between the items in the featured box have been added.
- If you develop an extension, these changes in the uploader will be saved back to your config.xml file: Summary, author name, license and version number.
- Also for developers, we will not require anymore an 18x18 icon. Only a 64x64 icon is used in the catalog. However, if you need an 18x18 icon for a browser button please remember to include it in the package.
By Yenny Oteroyennyotero. Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:17:22 PM
First of all, we thank you for the fantastic feedback and great suggestions for the extensions catalog. We are working hard on exciting new features that are coming soon, but our priority at the moment is to improve the developer interface to make it easier to publish great extensions. These are some of the improvements for developers:
- We want to have a transparent acceptance process where you know what is happening, and we have therefore improved the layout so that it is clearer. By clicking on your extension status you can see the Status Wall
, a page with the history of your extension and a summary of all changes made by our moderators. You can also write on this page if you have comments on the status of your extension.
- It is now possible to give your users a link to the latest version of your extension. Just remove the version number from the URL and it will redirect to the latest published version.
For example: https://addons.labs.opera.com/addons/extensions/details/reddited/
links to version 0.8 (latest as we write
- There has been some misunderstanding of the label "Tagline" when you submit extensions. It has nothing to do with tags. Instead, it should answer the question: What does your extension do? We have stopped calling it "Tagline" and instead we call it "Summary"
- We have updated the acceptance criteria
- We want to help you make the best - shiniest - most awesome extensions, so we have compiled Ten tips to make your extension shine in the catalog
Responding to your feedback on the catalog, we added sorting by newest, and we are currently looking into other suggestions we have received.