Server update, 2013-11-25

Hello again! We’ve got another freshly-pressed release of musicbrainz-server, just sent out to our agents in the field. Thanks to JesseW, Freso, and nikki for supplementing my and ollie’s work this round.

Some things you might be excited about this release:

  • For artists with only standalone recordings, they’ll now be shown on the overview tab, similar to artists with only VA releases (thanks JesseW!)
  • The newly-added Bandcamp relationship for artists and labels should now clean up and autoselect the type (thanks Freso)
  • Images in Wikimedia Commons will now appear on artist and place pages (thanks nikki!)
  • Place coordinates now support a few more formats, to support comma as a decimal separator and to support the format used on the Japanese Wikipedia.
  • You can now provide a list of statistics to the timeline graph by separating the raw statistic names with ‘+’. For example, showing the pace of addition of geonames URLs to areas:

Otherwise, a variety of bug fixes and small improvements. We hope you like it! The tag for this release is v-2013-11-25, which this week I’ve remembered to push to both github and bitbucket.


  • [MBS-6529] – “An error occured while loading this edit” for an old edit
  • [MBS-6888] – XML Web Service omits ASINs in output for Releases which have ASINs assigned
  • [MBS-6902] – ISE: Caught exception in MusicBrainz::Server::Controller::Artist->edits “Can’t call method “id” on an undefined value at lib/MusicBrainz/Server/Data/ line 410, line 3.”
  • [MBS-6924] – Merging places does not copy the address to the target
  • [MBS-6925] – IMDb artist autoselect shouldn’t block company
  • [MBS-6935] – Cover art uploader incorrectly falls back to old uploader in Safari
  • [MBS-6947] – Release inline credits broken for recording-recording relationships when both recordings are in the release
  • [MBS-6951] – tracks with recording pending edits are not marked as edit pending any more in release pages
  • [MBS-6956] – Medium title(s) not shown on release pages
  • [MBS-6960] – AC bubble not linking to the artists
  • [MBS-6961] – AC not shown on tracks even though it differs from release AC
  • [MBS-6963] – Release editor incorrectly claims Various Artists has been used for tracks
  • [MBS-6966] – Edit/remove relationship links shown on release page when not logged in
  • [MBS-6980] – inline search : oversized width outside of screen
  • [MBS-6986] – Match recordings by MBID not working any more


  • [MBS-1754] – Display standalone recordings on overview if artist has no release groups
  • [MBS-6400] – Display on release merge edit the same info displayed on merge preview page (release events/labels/catalog numbers etc)
  • [MBS-6755] – Create whitelist and display images in the sidebar
  • [MBS-6891] – “Add Label”/”Add Event” links/buttons need cursor:pointer
  • [MBS-6899] – Accept coordinates using a comma as a decimal point
  • [MBS-6929] – Support coordinates from the Japanese Wikipedia
  • [MBS-7011] – Allow specifying a list of arbitrary lines to graph in the timeline graph.

New Feature

  • [MBS-6998] – Add autoselect for Bandcamp URLs for Labels and Artists


  • [MBS-6920] – Add to the lyrics whitelist

Update: an earlier version of this post failed to include MBS-6755

One thought on “Server update, 2013-11-25”

  1. After this update, I try
    carton install –deployment
    but I get:
    Installing modules using carton.lock (deployment mode)
    Can’t use an undefined value as a HASH reference at /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2/ line 80.

    How can I fix that?

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