Several months ago I started a mini-discussion (read the comments also) on Addons troubles and communication breakdown.
The situation is more critical after every new update (because they are on every 3-4 months). Right now after my update one of most important tools for my work – Selenium (because I am into QA tasks now) is not working and my Firebug is disabled, because there is no version suitable for this new release.
If you give yourself time to read this discussion, maybe you will like my idea for shared privileges GIT or something else so everyone can EDIT and BUILD on EVERY Addon.
Right now is a holiday season in Europe, no body doesn’t care about editing Addons or changing something. Event is someone has time and knowledge to “fix” an addon it’s mission impossible to do that if you are not the author of that piece of code.
This is an idea how we can partially solve the problem (on the technical side) with Addons and new Firefox versions. Other is just marketing and engagement.
Love to read your comments!