Picard 2.7 Beta 3

The Picard team is happy to announce the release of the third beta for the upcoming Picard 2.7. This is a pre-release we put out for wider testing and to gather feedback on the changes before the final 2.7 release.
If you prefer stability we recommend you use the stable version Picard 2.6.4.

Please report any issue through our bug tracker and give us feedback on this beta release on the Community Forums.

Thanks a lot to everybody who contributed to this release with code, translations, bug reports and general feedback. This release contains code contributions by Bob Swift, Philipp Wolfer and Laurent Monin.

Download

Picard 2.7 Beta 3 can be downloaded from Picard website Downloads section.

Linux users might want to install the beta version using Snap. If your Linux distribution supports Snap you can install Picard from the beta channel using:

snap install --beta picard

What’s new?

This version contains mainly bug fixes and improvements over previous beta. In particular the behavior of the new naming script editor has been improved to be more consistent.

Apart from the user visible changes there has also been additional work on improving the code quality of some core functionality to make it easier to maintain and test.

Bugfixes

  • [PICARD-2320] – macOS: Picard 2.6.4 segfault upon authorization/login prompt
  • [PICARD-2328] – Crash on startup with Python 3.10
  • [PICARD-2329] – Changing the enabled options doesn’t update the naming script
  • [PICARD-2330] – Changes do not show when script editor is closed and re-opened from Options dialog
  • [PICARD-2342] – Saving cover images to WMA or MP4 files fails if “clear existing tags” and “keep embedded images” are active

Improvements

  • [PICARD-2325] – Show MusicBrainz login errors
  • [PICARD-2327] – macOS: Treat files with hidden attribute as hidden files
  • [PICARD-2334] – Have script editor consistently save to configuration
  • [PICARD-2339] – Improve clustering performance
  • [PICARD-2340] – Use configured name for Various Artists for clusters with unknown artist name
  • [PICARD-2344] – Add more settings to option profiles

Helping out

The easiest way to help us getting a great Picard 2.7 release is using and testing this beta release. Please report bugs on the Picard issue tracker and provide feedback in the community forums.

Please also help translate Picard. There have been many changes to the user interface existing translations need to be updated for the final 2.7 release. Translating is easy and can be done online: Head over to MusicBrainz’s translation page on Transifex and click on “Help Translate MusicBrainz”.
Once you have registered an account on Transifex you can start translating. For Picard the primary resource to translate is “picard“, but there is also the “picard_appstream” resource, which is used for providing descriptions for various Linux software-center applications, and “picard_installer”, which contains the translations for Picard’s Windows installer.

If you are a software developer you are very welcomed to provide fixes and features. Picard is free software and the source code is available on GitHub. See Developing on the Picard website to get started.

4 thoughts on “Picard 2.7 Beta 3”

  1. This finally depends on how well this beta goes, but we plan to have this our last beta before the final 2.7 release. If things look good and time allows we might be able to have a release mid December, otherwise I expect we’ll do the release in early January.

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