I’ve opened my development box up to the world – you can see what I’m working on at http://dev-mb.djce.org.uk/. The mb_server I have running at the moment, for example, implements “Add Disc ID” moderations. Play nicely!
Wow, that’s a lame title. I couldn’t think of anything better This is a general-purpose update as to what I’ve been doing of late, so no single title seemed appropriate, except “What Dave’s Been Doing Lately” (and I think the title I finally went with is more punchy).
Read on for general babble about what I’ve been doing lately, and a random thought about the best way of getting feedback about server development.
In the last two weeks I managed to combine working on MusicBrainz, creating a new open source project and earning money to pay the bills! This is quite rare these days, so I am pleased all around.
As some of you may know, I have been doing contract work for CD Baby. When Derek, the owner and lead geek at CD Baby, asked me what MusicBrainz does for searching, I launched into a long cheerleading rant about Lucene. I managed to convince Derek that Lucene is the way to go, and to convince him to sponsor the open source development of the new Lucene Web Service. Luckily Derek agreed that as long as the project was going to be available under the BSD license that he would agree to open source the work.
Triple cheers for Derek and CD Baby please!
So, the web service is now done and I’ve applied for a new project on SourceForge — once that is approved, I will release the source code for everyone to check out. I’ll post another message here when that is complete.
If you’d like to check out the working web service, try this link.
The TRM database has been pruned again, making the system much faster and more reliable again.
At about 1930hrs UTC on November 4th the TRM database
was “pruned” again (see the previous time
for more information about this).
This time we removed all TRMs apart from the ones attached to
MusicBrainz tracks, where the TRM had been looked up at least once.
This is a slightly more aggressive prune compared to the previous time.