The FreeDB gateway has been updated to NGS!

I’m pleased to announce that the FreeDB gateway, which lets you fetch MusicBrainz data via FreeDB enabled applications, has been updated to use the NGS database. As of now, its updating with new data from the main MusicBrainz server and you should be able to look up new CDs.

To use the FreeDB gateway, set the FreeDB server in your application to on port 80. For more information, please take a look at our wiki page for the gateway.

Thanks to Lukas for porting this code to NGS!

Web server update, 2011-09-26

A bit late on releasing this one I’m afraid, but we finally got this delayed release out today. Here’s everything that got fixed and changed:


  • [MBS-375] – Create redirect web server config files
  • [MBS-1349] – Differences in current and migrated "Set track lengths from discID" edit display
  • [MBS-1380] – An URL ending in closing parenthesis gets broken when listed in edit notes
  • [MBS-1947] – When logged out, viewing a private collection should prompt a log in
  • [MBS-2084] – Approve/cancel and tagger buttons add extra whitespace above the heading
  • [MBS-2202] – User names with spaces cause superficial problems when sending emails
  • [MBS-2591] – Release editor unescaping HTML entities POSTed to
  • [MBS-2608] – Logged in as autoeditor, seeing nag screen
  • [MBS-2911] – URL decoding should not decode non-utf-8 strings
  • [MBS-2936] – Merging Artists does not merge birthday
  • [MBS-3001] – Set track lengths now even more difficult to compare
  • [MBS-3134] – When viewing a DiscID ToC page, there’s no indication if there’s a pending Remove edit for an issue.
  • [MBS-3170] – UTF error yields 502
  • [MBS-3264] – Historic "Add ISRC" edits not linked to releases
  • [MBS-3268] – Approving an edit in a new tab yields a misleading error message
  • [MBS-3309] – An error while trying to add a release from Picard
  • [MBS-3333] – Internal server error when adding AR twice (accidental misclick)
  • [MBS-3467] – /otherlookup for freeDB ID gives misleading error
  • [MBS-3497] – Artist credit editor is hidden when the balloon is stretched too high
  • [MBS-3499] – Encoding error – couldn’t render template…
  • [MBS-3511] – Edit note syntax broken
  • [MBS-3521] – Sporadic ISEs when trying to view the editing history of an artist
  • [MBS-3529] – Uppercase cover art file extension not recognized
  • [MBS-3530] – "Edit barcodes" edits are not linked to relevant release artists
  • [MBS-3532] – ISE when editing a relationship to the same as an existing relationship
  • [MBS-3533] – ISe adding a CD Stub where MB already has the discID
  • [MBS-3538] – Two redirects for /show/edit/conditions.html
  • [MBS-3539] – Regression: Instrument search in relationship editor no longer works in Firefox/Opera
  • [MBS-3546] – ISE when visiting Tag Lookup page without arguments
  • [MBS-3548] – Admin "adjust flags" panel crashes on form submission
  • [MBS-3549] – Field validation prevents adding lyrics relationship URL to
  • [MBS-3559] – Searching works gives an internal server error: Caught exception in MusicBrainz::Server::Controller::Search->external "Can’t use string ("backward") as a HASH ref while "strict refs" in use
  • [MBS-3561] – Can’t find any work
  • [MBS-3565] – "Can’t use an undefined value as an ARRAY reference" ISE when doing artist query for works from /ws/2


  • [MBS-1470] – Ask for confirmation before canceling an edit
  • [MBS-3493] – Show message in overview for empty artists
  • [MBS-3545] – Make Tag Lookup usable again by "regular" editors

New Feature

  • [MBS-2963] – Support ‘release-groups’ inc parameter for /ws/2/release browsing