Server Update 2013-09-02

We have a tiny release to kick off September, as we’ve been focusing quite heavily on tightening up the reliability and ease-of-maintenance of the servers themselves. However, we still have a few important bug fixes to release. Here’s what’s changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-4730] – Sort names for artist search hint aliases are displayed, but cannot be edited.
  • [MBS-6218] – When a Person with a gender is merged into a Group, ModBot ISEs.
  • [MBS-6561] – End column empty in search results for ended artists with no end date
  • [MBS-6635] – Several reports not updated since May 15
  • [MBS-6690] – JSON web service ISE with inc=aliases
  • [MBS-6698] – Wiki excerpts truncated by mid-sentence initials (eg, of names) that are mistaken for periods ending a sentence.

The Git tag for this release is v-2013-09-02

Server Update, 2013-08-05

It’s a new month, which means it’s time for a a new release of MusicBrainz! This week we’re releasing a new version of the Cover Art Archive uploader, which now lets you upload multiple files at once, and also supports more file formats (including PNG and GIF):

Uploading multiple files to the Cover Art Archive

Along with this, we’ve also solved a good selection of bugs, and have added a few little improvements along the way too. With help from Nicolás Tamargo and the rest of the MusicBrainz team, here’s what we’ve done in the last fortnight:

Bug

  • [MBS-4669] – Webservice returns an ASIN that was added in a voted down edit
  • [MBS-4981] – Cover art in sidebar links to CAA /front when no front is available
  • [MBS-5625] – Date display problem in edit listings
  • [MBS-6148] – Adding a disc ID automatically fills in durations without creating an edit
  • [MBS-6262] – Release events section of the release editor is all over the place
  • [MBS-6395] – medium_index not updating on medium inserts
  • [MBS-6442] – robots.txt allows /login
  • [MBS-6446] – Internal server error trying to register the username “0”
  • [MBS-6469] – Selecting an example for a relationship type does not enable the “add example” button
  • [MBS-6490] – 404 error when accessing /browse
  • [MBS-6494] – Adding area of death should mark ended
  • [MBS-6496] – Add release > Release duplicates (1CD) as a starting point > Add medium (CD2) : this CD2 gets CD1 recordings !
  • [MBS-6549] – Release Editor Seeding : events.n.country = “JP” doesn’t work
  • [MBS-6563] – Text “Cover art from Amazon” not shown under cover art, when other (non‐front) cover art have been uploaded to CAA
  • [MBS-6565] – mm.musicbrainz.org should redirect to musicbrainz.org
  • [MBS-6566] – Missing elements in webservice lookup
  • [MBS-6586] – HASH(0xe228218) displaying a move disc ID edit
  • [MBS-6596] – Release country showing as [removed] in edits
  • [MBS-6600] – Internal server error displaying track 404 page
  • [MBS-6604] – Unable to set up ANY recording-to-recording relationship in Relationship Editor
  • [MBS-6605] – HASH(hex_value) is being displayed on the ISRC page instead of ISRC value
  • [MBS-6606] – Edit relationship edits always apply even if the underlying relationship has changed
  • [MBS-6608] – Internal server error viewing split artist page when logged out
  • [MBS-6611] – Cover art uploader shows wrong/confusing filesizes
  • [MBS-6614] – No way to remove unrecognised file in the cover art uploader
  • [MBS-6615] – Cover art uploader allows selecting more images after starting upload
  • [MBS-6616] – Comment field is not hidden while/after uploading an image
  • [MBS-6618] – Cover art uploader ignores auto-edit checkbox
  • [MBS-6619] – Cover art uploader doesn’t seem to handle SlowDown errors
  • [MBS-6620] – Don’t accept unsupported images or files which aren’t images
  • [MBS-6623] – No way to resubmit form when cover art fails to upload
  • [MBS-6627] – Cover art uploader doesn’t correctly upload GIFs/PNGs

Improvement

  • [MBS-3618] – Force a check when adding a huge number of tracks
  • [MBS-3823] – Track Parser’s “Done” Button should not take any action other than hiding the track parser window
  • [MBS-4375] – Cover art archive: Upload multiple files at a time
  • [MBS-4376] – Image upload should use AJAX instead of an iframe.
  • [MBS-4442] – Be able to adjust position of new image without constantly having to move the mouse
  • [MBS-4645] – Improve error handling when uploads to the IA fail
  • [MBS-5587] – Release-group front cover art support : URL of image source is caa.org/release not caa.org/release-group/
  • [MBS-6256] – “Example relationships” for relationship documentation should use entity autocompletion
  • [MBS-6408] – Add a view for release events
  • [MBS-6612] – Show previews in the cover art uploader
  • [MBS-6613] – Improve display of “cancel” button in the cover art uploader

New Feature

  • [MBS-4849] – Drag & drop based file uploader for album artwork

Task

  • [MBS-6584] – Remove cruft from Controller::$Entity

The Git tag for this release is v-2013-08-05.

Server update, 2013-07-22

We’ve just finished deploying the second update to musicbrainz.org for July. Continuing the trend, this release is primarily bug fixes with a few new improvements. Notably, people should be happy to hear that the Cover Art Archive now supports PNGs and GIFs, ISRC editing has become easier, and the release and relationship editors should be a little bit more stable. Many thanks to Nicolás Tamargo along with the MusicBrainz team for their continued work on MusicBrainz. Here’s what’s changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-3132] – Problems with track artist credits when seeding the release editor
  • [MBS-5310] – Artist aliases should not be shown for work relations when doing a release lookup
  • [MBS-5409] – Internal server error when artist begin year is 0
  • [MBS-5637] – Regression: Recording merges can result in duplicate relationships
  • [MBS-6058] – Artist Subscriptions overview page is contradicting itself
  • [MBS-6194] – regression : drums release relationships were invisible as long as there was at least one recording drums relationship
  • [MBS-6235] – Internal server error when using date of birth without century in profile
  • [MBS-6273] – Country names are no longer shown in the sidebar or in edits
  • [MBS-6275] – Diffs no longer work for release dates
  • [MBS-6276] – Release dates are badly aligned in edits
  • [MBS-6280] – Registering an account ignores DB_READ_ONLY
  • [MBS-6282] – Uploading cover art ignores DB_READ_ONLY
  • [MBS-6283] – Voting on edits ignores DB_READ_ONLY
  • [MBS-6284] – Cancelling edits ignores DB_READ_ONLY
  • [MBS-6285] – Verifying an email address ignores DB_READ_ONLY
  • [MBS-6286] – Editing profile/preferences/password ignores DB_READ_ONLY
  • [MBS-6288] – Adding ISRCs ignores DB_READ_ONLY
  • [MBS-6289] – Editing CD stubs ignores DB_READ_ONLY
  • [MBS-6290] – Removing subscriptions ignores DB_READ_ONLY
  • [MBS-6354] – Possible to edit after unsetting email
  • [MBS-6360] – Internal server error when trying to authenticate via digest auth with non-ASCII username
  • [MBS-6369] – No link to area when editing an artist, a label or anything that has an area inline search
  • [MBS-6401] – Regression: Default release group cover art is not (always?) the original release
  • [MBS-6403] – Resetting password ignores DB_READ_ONLY
  • [MBS-6410] – Internal Server Error
  • [MBS-6413] – Areas’ releases tab should show "This area is not currently associated with any releases" if empty
  • [MBS-6417] – JSON API does not return disc number information for media
  • [MBS-6426] – ModBot unable to close old edit release edits that cleared both date and country
  • [MBS-6454] – Pressing enter when editing a relationship type does not submit the form
  • [MBS-6455] – Internal server error displaying edit relationship type edits
  • [MBS-6468] – Relationship type documentation pages are not linked in appropriate places
  • [MBS-6486] – ModBot no longer enters remove relationship edits when using "Split into separate artists"
  • [MBS-6498] – Internal server error displaying an historic set track lengths edit
  • [MBS-6531] – area/not_found.tt doesn’t exist
  • [MBS-6536] – OAuth token expiration ISE
  • [MBS-6569] – JSON file uploaded to the IA has the wrong file extensions for GIFs/PNGs
  • [MBS-6578] – ModBot is unable to close Edit::Area::Merge edits

Improvement

  • [MBS-2411] – Login page should be encrypted (SSL/TLS)
  • [MBS-4114] – Cover art archive: Support .gif
  • [MBS-4671] – Enter "Remove relationship" edits as the same editor instead of ModBot when splitting artists
  • [MBS-5868] – Move ISRC editing to the edit recording page
  • [MBS-6022] – Cover art archive: Support .png UI Changes
  • [MBS-6414] – Wikidata URL cleanup should also remove the "fragment" part of the URL
  • [MBS-6457] – Relationship editor deals confusingly with deprecated relationships
  • [MBS-6575] – Provide more debugging information if the release editor fails to create edits

The Git tag for this release is v-2013-07-22.

Server update, 2013-07-08

We’ve just finished deploying the latest version of MusicBrainz on our servers. This release is again primarily a bug fix release, but as always we’ve got a couple of improvements in added too. Thanks to Michael Wiencek, Nicolás Tamargo, nikki and the MusicBrainz team for all their work on this release! Here’s a list of what’s changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-5892] – Make wikidocs links always go to the server the user is on
  • [MBS-5941] – Using the link to http://musicbrainz.org from beta.mb after starting to use the beta site redirects to beta.mb again
  • [MBS-6020] – Work types in the relationship editor still don’t sort alphabetically
  • [MBS-6272] – Countries are no longer linked in the release sidebar
  • [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-6327] – Development servers ask users to change passwords when logging in
  • [MBS-6331] – Internal server error entering an existing ISO code
  • [MBS-6384] – Internal server error looking up a disc ID in the JSON webservice
  • [MBS-6404] – Regression: it is impossible to have a track without "track #" field empty (despite edit doing just that passes without problem)
  • [MBS-6440] – Opening filter fails due to syntax error
  • [MBS-6485] – Blocking of /ws/1 URLs should be done in MusicBrainz-Server, not nginx config
  • [MBS-6491] – Editing an artist area should not be an auto-edit
  • [MBS-6501] – Internal Server Error: "Wide character in subroutine entry" trying to create an account with Unicode characters in the username or password
  • [MBS-6504] – Digest authentication is broken for new accounts until the password is changed
  • [MBS-6519] – Recording index page column span is incorrect
  • [MBS-6524] – Work type and lyrics language ordered differently for editing and display
  • [MBS-6548] – ModBot is unable to close Edit::Relationship::Delete edits

Improvement

  • [MBS-5487] – Edit search : Add the relationship type information to "remove relationship" edits
  • [MBS-5835] – Report of recordings with tracks which vary a lot in length
  • [MBS-6132] – Show filename in Add/Edit cover art edits as in removals
  • [MBS-6226] – Use new page version in the wikidocs edit page form
  • [MBS-6258] – Add accept/reject buttons to the edit search results pages on test servers
  • [MBS-6350] – Merge release events where dates are equal but release country in one or more instances is unknown
  • [MBS-6499] – Kill the nag

Task

The Git tag for this release is v-2013-07-08.

Server Update, 2013-06-25

We’ve just finished pushing out another version of MusicBrainz. Sorry that we’re a day behind on this one, yesterday we had a few tests that needed fixing before we could release. This release is mostly bug fixes and small improvements, and should solve problems with the “remember me” login feature working incorrectly. This upgrade might have lost a few remember me tokens, but if you are still seeing problems after a few days of the site, please leave a comment on MBS-6471.

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

Bug

  • [MBS-3427] – "Internal Server Error" submitting CD Stubs with invalid data
  • [MBS-5524] – Edit relationship type edits are missing information for identifying the relationship type
  • [MBS-5903] – JSON webservice doesn’t return release-list in collection query
  • [MBS-5958] – Release editor did something very very wrong
  • [MBS-6027] – JSON webservice returns asin: null for releases with ASINs
  • [MBS-6073] – Inaccurate range of credits when grouped at the bottom of a release page
  • [MBS-6101] – Redis should only be required if sessions are used
  • [MBS-6206] – Soundtrack Collector URLs should not be possible at the Release level
  • [MBS-6244] – Private data dump contains bcrypt column and can’t be imported
  • [MBS-6261] – "Date unknown" is inconsistent with our handling of unknown values elsewhere
  • [MBS-6296] – Area alias links are shown for non-location-editors
  • [MBS-6315] – Recordings tab of the RE showing lots of [removed]
  • [MBS-6349] – Artist credits display wrong on add release edit
  • [MBS-6364] – "Possibly duplicate artists" report doesn’t show any results
  • [MBS-6374] – Release editor seeding is broken
  • [MBS-6383] – Can’t add search hint to area
  • [MBS-6416] – release editor loses track identifiers when editing a medium.
  • [MBS-6467] – "you may add a new label" in area search
  • [MBS-6471] – "Keep me logged in" is broken

Improvement

  • [MBS-2782] – "Edit medium" edit type > Don’t show pointless artists credits changes (e.g. when only join phrase has been changed)
  • [MBS-2848] – New "Add medium" artist credits section is cluttered and hard to parse
  • [MBS-3663] – "No" votes should allow time for the original editor to respond
  • [MBS-4652] – Add a link to How To under Documentation
  • [MBS-5911] – Display source for non-CAA cover art
  • [MBS-6205] – Clean up Soundtrack Collector URLs
  • [MBS-6207] – Check formatting for Soundtrack Collector URLs
  • [MBS-6259] – Bring back date/country columns in tables
  • [MBS-6352] – ExportAllTables::check_tables_completeness should be updated and used
  • [MBS-6363] – Update Twitter URL cleanup to use https

The Git tag for this release is v-2013-06-25.

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:

Bug

  • [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

Improvement

  • [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.

Server update, 2013-05-28

Now that the fires around the last schema upgrade seem to be dying down to a much more manageable level, we’ve just put out the next version of MusicBrainz server. As you might already expect, this release is mostly a bug fix release. Thanks to Lukáš Lalinský, Michael Wiencek, Nicolás Tamargo and the rest of the MusicBrainz team for their work on this release. Here’s what’s changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-3059] – Using "Submit votes & edit notes" added edit note to all edits
  • [MBS-6158] – Reset password form claims the user/email address does not exist
  • [MBS-6172] – Lost password claims to work when user has no email
  • [MBS-6209] – Direct search for work doesn’t check aliases
  • [MBS-6230] – Internal server error removing a relationship in the relationship editor
  • [MBS-6271] – Internal server error trying to set track lengths
  • [MBS-6274] – Capitalisation of "release events" in sidebar and edits is inconsistent
  • [MBS-6299] – "License" header in release sidebars is displayed even if the following list is empty
  • [MBS-6302] – Country column empty in search results page
  • [MBS-6304] – Table on Attach CD TOC page broken (too many columns)
  • [MBS-6305] – Regression: Release dates are no longer optional
  • [MBS-6318] – Search hint alias for areas require a sortname when adding
  • [MBS-6319] – Internal server error editing an area alias
  • [MBS-6329] – REGRESSION. no more dates in collection pages
  • [MBS-6335] – Regression: Tracklists not shown when merging releases
  • [MBS-6341] – Area alias aren’t found by direct search unless they match an area name

Improvement

  • [MBS-3083] – Do not use placeholder text for artist credit names
  • [MBS-5603] – Edit relationships page should show disambiguation comments
  • [MBS-6198] – Deleted Editor Stats
  • [MBS-6213] – Permit ISRCs starting with TC
  • [MBS-6219] – Stop using two edit types and two places in the UI for the "change release group" functionality
  • [MBS-6222] – Update FeaturingRecordings report
  • [MBS-6223] – Display language and script in the right order on release edits
  • [MBS-6294] – Release events are weirdly indented on release pages
  • [MBS-6340] – Redirect to direct search for indexed area searches as long as the latter are not actually available
  • [MBS-6348] – Display the type of area on inline search

New Feature

  • [MBS-6018] – Add /oauth2/tokeninfo and /oauth2/userinfo handlers for 3rd party login

Task

  • [MBS-6229] – Add autoselect, sidebar links and pretty URLs for Wikidata

The Git tag for this release is v-2013-05-28.