[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#836773: /usr/bin/amo-changelog: amo-changelog should replace privacy-infringing mozaws.net URIs

Sean Whitton spwhitton at spwhitton.name
Mon Sep 5 15:29:45 UTC 2016

Package: mozilla-devscripts
Version: 0.47
Severity: normal
File: /usr/bin/amo-changelog

Dear amo-changelog maintainers,

Mozilla seem to be using some kind of re-director for links in
changelogs.  You get output like this:

    uBlock Origin 1.8.5rc1 - August 22, 2016

    | Release notes:
      `https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/tag/1.8.5rc1 <https://outgoing.prod.mozaws.net/v1/2dae76035a4866dab67a8b7800b7f7439f58b54b704d1d6c14c8a76daabb6917/https%3A//github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/tag/1.8.5rc1>`__
    | Commit history since 1.8.4:
      `https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/compare/1.8.4...1.8.5rc1 <https://outgoing.prod.mozaws.net/v1/cb9995876a55afe27218e4c42bec616fcaeb955b6b0469a34088b21487f42bca/https%3A//github.com/gorhill/uBlock/compare/1.8.4...1.8.5rc1>`__

In these cases the actual URI is provided so there is no need for the
mozaws.net redirector, which could infringe user privacy.  So
amo-changelog should filter it out.

I've also seen cases where there's a mozaws.net URI but no real URI
present.  In those cases, perhaps amo-changelog could resolve the


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Sean Whitton
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