In hindsight, I've realized that https://github.com/mozilla/balrog/blob/master/auslib/admin/views/releases.py is terrible to read. It's full of confusing names, unnecessary callbacks, and other badness. I wrote it that way to reduce code duplication as much as possible but I think it's pretty clear now that it's not worth it. There might be a better way to factor out common things and be less ugly, but I think this file would be better off with duplicate code + easier readability than its current state.
mass component change
bug 1021021 is going to add a schema which is completely different than anything we currently have. It might be a good time to do some or all of this.
I'm going to leave this open for now, but it's likely to go away when we switch to Swagger.