MusicBrainz Server update, 2022-03-28

This release makes a bunch of small changes, mostly to URLs. One change that might be particularly worth noting: while earlier the series creation form defaulted to “Release group series” as type, now there’s no default and the user needs to actively pick the kind of series they want. We expect this to help with a relatively common issue where editors would try to add a new series for releases and accidentally create a release group series, leading to confusion about why they couldn’t add their release to it.

A new release of MusicBrainz Docker is also available that matches this update of MusicBrainz Server. See the release notes for update instructions.

Thanks to CatQuest, chaban, Cyberskull, jesus2099, mfmeulenbelt and mr_maxis for having reported bugs and suggested improvements. Thanks to mfmeulenbelt and salo.rock for updating the translations. And thanks to all others who tested the beta version!

The git tag is v-2022-03-28.

Fixed Bug

  • [MBS-12264] – Add note button on edit lists no longer centered
  • [MBS-12272] – ISE when viewing editing history: missing low surrogate character

Improvement

  • [MBS-9234] – Do not default to release group series when adding a new series
  • [MBS-9880] – Make genre list available through the API
  • [MBS-11655] – Separate tag cloud into genre and non-genre tags
  • [MBS-11904] – Make better use of available space on “reorder relationships” edits
  • [MBS-12227] – Don’t include spammer editors in statistics
  • [MBS-12242] – Link to entities open edits / all edits from entity’s edit list header
  • [MBS-12243] – Block smart links: found.ee
  • [MBS-12244] – Don’t match Amazon customer video URLs as ASIN
  • [MBS-12251] – Sort aliases set to primary for locale before other aliases for that locale
  • [MBS-12258] – Only put containers into maintenance mode if there’s something to update
  • [MBS-12260] – Block Facebook search URLs
  • [MBS-12262] – Block YouTube search URLs
  • [MBS-12263] – Only display “VIAF: ” on VIAF pretty links when on sidebar

New Feature

  • [MBS-12246] – Enable Genius links for Labels as “lyrics” and Places as “other databases”

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