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Mozilla moves Firefox Test Pilot Extensions to Mozilla AMO

Mozilla moved the remaining Firefox Test Pilot extensions for the Firefox web browser from the Test Pilot site to Mozilla AMO, the organization's official extensions website. The move marks the end of the Test Pilot program for Firefox.

The organization announced in January 2019 that it would shut down its Test Pilot program; Test Pilot was an experimental playground of sorts for upcoming Firefox features and extensions.

Mozilla used it to determine if certain features would be a good addition to Firefox or better suited if offered as standalone extensions. Several Test Pilot experiments, e.g. Tracking Protection or Page Shots, were integrated natively in the browser while others were offered as extensions or standalone projects.

The Firefox Test Pilot website displays a "good-bye" message when it is opened right now. Links to experiments, in fact, links to any subpage on the site, lead directly to the homepage.

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Some Test Pilot experiments were still running when Mozilla made the announcement to shut down the project. The organization promised to move these as extensions to the official Mozilla Firefox extension store, and that has just happened.

Firefox users who run the experiments already don't need to change anything; the extensions will continue to work like they did before.

The following extensions are now available on Mozilla AMO:

Mozilla plans to publish Price Wise, a price comparison extension, as well but has not done so at the time of writing.

Now You: What is your take on the development? (via Techdows)

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  1. Mo said on January 28, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    That’s good because I use a few of them and they are very neat extensions.

  2. BlinkBoy said on January 28, 2019 at 3:38 pm
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    Bloatware gets a new home. Now if somebody could make a extension to block Firefox auto installing bloatware after update it would be great.

  3. Yseult said on January 28, 2019 at 3:43 pm
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    Does anyone know what is planned for MinVid ?

  4. Ranmaru said on January 28, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    I wish something like Firefox Color was part of Firefox by default.

  5. Paul(us) said on January 28, 2019 at 6:12 pm
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    When this means that Firefox is going to lean back over in a passive state and is going to become dependent on Google to do the thinking and development for them, then personally I think its a bad thing.
    Hopefully Martin’s earlier thought about “It is clear, however, that Mozilla needs to create a central hub for experiments to inform interested users about experiments.” will be listened to.

  6. Mayday said on January 31, 2019 at 3:49 am
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    Notes still needs to “Access your data for ssl.google-analytics.com”, What a crock of shit!

    Seems like Mozilla is the least bit concerned about this conglomerate harvesting everyone and their dogs web data.

  7. Mayday said on January 31, 2019 at 3:55 am
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    And calling it “Notes by Firefox” and having random developers listed as authors instead of Mozilla, certainly won’t lead to confusion.

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