Server Update, 2013-06-10

Another week, another release! This release is mostly bug fixes, but I’m sure a lot of people will be happy to notice that we have finally resolved MBS-357. That’s right – we no longer have a single clear text password in the MusicBrainz database. We’re sorry that it took so long, but at least it’s finally been done! Other than that, this release mostly builds on top of the new schema change features, and provides bug fixes for things that have regressed.

Many thanks to Michael Wiencek, Nicolás Tamargo and the MusicBrainz team for their work in this release. Here’s what’s changed:


  • [MBS-6007] – JSON release webservice doesn’t include works
  • [MBS-6179] – Sorting a collection by catalog number sorts ‘8BP117’, ‘8BP126’ and ‘8BP127’ in the wrong order
  • [MBS-6260] – Dates and countries are displayed inconsistently
  • [MBS-6263] – Adding an area without ISO 3166 codes shows blank values in edits
  • [MBS-6264] – Languages/Scripts statistics have an empty "Last updated field"
  • [MBS-6297] – Can’t create relationships from areas to other entities from the area page, but only from the other entities’ page
  • [MBS-6325] – Moving a release with a release date into an empty release group does not provide it with a date (sorting doesn’t work)
  • [MBS-6326] – ModBot is unable to close some edits as they still use ‘country_id’
  • [MBS-6334] – Release editor: loses join phrases and artist credits when switching to tracklist tab
  • [MBS-6355] – 502 displaying relationships for prolific artist
  • [MBS-6357] – Track/medium tables have indexes/constraints with bad names
  • [MBS-6370] – Beta: Inline search can load duplicate results
  • [MBS-6377] – Track ACs appear changed but the edit isn’t submitted
  • [MBS-6385] – Strange results when pasting an area URL in the inline search
  • [MBS-6409] – ModBot leaves translated edit notes
  • [MBS-6441] – Release (date, country) are blank when displaying a disc ID
  • [MBS-6443] – Ascending and descending sorting of releases in a collection results in the same order


  • [MBS-357] – Don’t store passwords in clear text
  • [MBS-4962] – Slave servers should cache heavily due to hourly update process
  • [MBS-6203] – Only allow recognised URLs for relationship types which are for specific sites
  • [MBS-6233] – Ensure SecondHandSongs links are added at the right level
  • [MBS-6300] – Link to countries in country statistics
  • [MBS-6301] – Consider linking to areas {artist,release,label} list in country statistics
  • [MBS-6347] – Show parents somehow for underlying areas
  • [MBS-6358] – Add basic area stats display
  • [MBS-6362] – Improve how release data is displayed in Google searches
  • [MBS-6371] – Extend Wikipedia and Wikidata autoselect to areas

New Feature

  • [MBS-6269] – Expose track identifiers in the webservice
  • [MBS-6270] – Expose track identifiers on the website

The Git tag for this release is v-2013-06-10.

3 thoughts on “Server Update, 2013-06-10”

  1. Hey, thanks for all the hard work! Any chance we’ll get an updated VM up anytime soon? Tried updating to the latest schema sequence and my VM ran out of space. Not really sure what to do about that other than waiting for a new VM release. Thanks!

  2. Actually, yes! If I remember correctly the devs were talking about looking into it during this week, so hopefully that means it won’t take that long. Of course, we wanted it out a month ago, so pinch of salt there, but that’s the idea.

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