This release includes a new feature: if you find a mystery MBID (such as “69755ab1-409e-3ad7-902f-3a839042799c”) and you don’t know what it might be for, you can use
https://musicbrainz.org/mbid/69755ab1-409e-3ad7-902f-3a839042799c to find out without having to specifically select the entity type. Keep in mind some MBIDs for non-entities (such as packaging types) won’t work with this method!
If you’re a user of our
JSON web service and use begin or end area information on artists, please be aware of MBS-10072! Starting with this release, we’re resolving a long-standing bug whereby the mentioned properties have been incorrectly outputted as
end_area, while search requests correctly outputted them as
end-area (using hyphens in line with the rest of the format). The interim fix released today is to output both sets of properties for at least 6 months, and then remove the underscored variants from the response. Please update any code you have that accesses
end_area on artists to use
Today’s chunk of React conversion has been made by Cyna, so thanks to him for his dedication! Thanks also to SuperSandro2000 for updating our PostgreSQL collate extension with ICU configuration changes. And finally, thanks to chaban, jesus2099, mfmeulenbelt, roboron, and all others who reported issues or tested beta version or translated today’s release!
The git tag is
[ MBS-10072] – In the JSON WS, artist nodes use begin_area, end_area except search responses which use begin-area, end-area [ MBS-10366] – Medium edits removing pregap when disc ID is attached are not rejected [ MBS-10579] – Regression: The es-ES and el-GR translations are broken New Feature
[ MBS-6539] – Redirect musicbrainz.org/mbid/$mbid to the appropriate entity page Improvement
[ MBS-5460] – Add shift-click multi-(de)select to the release editor’s Recordings tab [ MBS-5572] – Add shift-click multi-(de)select to the edit artist ACs [ MBS-9477] – Disable Discid tab for releases that can’t have a discid [ MBS-10568] – Show number of discIDs on discID tab [ MBS-10569] – If no mediums on a release can have discIDs, say so on its discID tab React Conversion Task
[ MBS-10390] – Convert Add Place edit to React [ MBS-10392] – Convert Add Series edit to React [ MBS-10398] – Convert Edit Place edit to React Other Task
[ MBS-10322] – Convert fabfile (Fabric 1) to shell scripts (Bash 3)
Happy new year with a new “Artists” page for instruments on MusicBrainz, plus a way to collapse the display of very long release country lists, alongside with some bugfixes, the usual improved handling of external URLs and continued conversion to React.
Thanks to CatQuest, chaban, Lotheric, mfmeulenbelt, outsidecontext, Sotho Talker, and all others who reported issues or helped test or translate today’s release!
The git tag is
[ MBS-10335] – Installing Perl dependencies fails on outdated DBD::Pg version [ MBS-10497] – Internal server error when editing artist and credits [ MBS-10521] – Add Medium -> Existing medium search in the release editor is broken, spins forever [ MBS-10524] – /account/change-password gives an internal server error if not logged in [ MBS-10526] – Private collaborative collections for a user shown publicly New Feature
[ MBS-10316] – Add “Artists” tab for instruments [ MBS-10424] – Collapse release country list when there are too many release event countries for a single release Improvement
[ MBS-10292] – Normalize and validate links to Québec Info Musique [ MBS-10309] – Update URL cleanup for musik-sammler.de [ MBS-10455] – Block more smart links React Conversion Task
[ MBS-9919] – Convert the place public pages to React
More small improvements and bugfixes with today’s release, as well as continued conversion to React and other code refactoring.
Thanks to angriestchair, brianfreud, CatQuest, chaban, danbloo, draconx, dr saunders, dseomn, fmera, psychoadept, and all others who reported issues or helped test or translate today’s release!
The git tag is
[ MBS-4091] – Annotation trimming breaks initial li’s [ MBS-10188] – “Merge releases” edit is stuck [ MBS-10228] – Releases with no media not shown as merge source in release merge edits [ MBS-10279] – Release merge edits display stale, possibly incorrect recording merge info [ MBS-10422] – Recording inline search in release editor doesn’t display ISRCs [ MBS-10468] – URL cleanup breaks Bandcamp URLs containing “merch” [ MBS-10482] – Patreon post URLs are incorrectly normalized [ MBS-10502] – 45cat/45worlds URLs point to the wrong place on MB Improvement
[ MBS-4776] – Require confirmation when using Various Artists as a track artist [ MBS-10243] – Show “[missing media]” when relevant on release duplicates tab [ MBS-10244] – Show “[missing media]” when relevant on merge w recordings release merge [ MBS-10248] – Show the type of link from instrument recording page [ MBS-10255] – Explain when to use “Copy all track titles to associated recordings” and “Copy all track artist credits to associated recordings” when editing a release [ MBS-10304] – Restore the ability to set special codes as editor language [ MBS-10479] – Show release group types on recording page [ MBS-10489] – Make EnterEditNote help text less redundant [ MBS-10491] – Add “add a new instrument” link to instrument search results page [ MBS-10493] – Enlarge and allow resizing relationship type multi-select box [ MBS-10500] – Support localizing edit notes left by ModBot React Conversion Task
[ MBS-10439] – Convert user collections list to React Other Task
[ MBS-10350] – Remove Google+ links from the sidebar [ MBS-10495] – Update Discourse SSO to use header based authentication
You shouldn’t be afraid of this small release that fixes some bugs and delivers some improvements, making editors’ lives easier!
Thanks to Besnik, CatQuest, dkg, jesus2099, outsidecontext, zexpe, and everyone who tested the beta version, reported issues, or updated website localizations.
The git tag is
[ MBS-9468] – Edit search finds no “remove (download for free) relationship” edits [ MBS-10408] – Artists are not marked as pending in that recording merge edit [ MBS-10420] – My Data Menu’s “All My Edits” links to bogus URL [ MBS-10428] – WS: Recording request missing artist aliases [ MBS-10429] – Empty aliases element returned for artists in relationships [ MBS-10430] – Actions column for fingerprints wraps for translations Improvement
[ MBS-2176] – Add a “Finish” button alongside “Next” in release editor [ MBS-10356] – Replace <b> with <strong> in messages [ MBS-10425] – Allow instrument credits for relationships from/to instrument [ MBS-10431] – Remove ‘yourmusic’ from 7digital URLs [ MBS-10454] – Block removing an area still in use
This post-summit release mostly contains bugfixes and small improvements for quality of life, along with continued conversion of templates to React.
Thanks to alastairp, andrebreiler, antonphoton, chaban, dibou, foolip, hibiscuskazeneko, jdamcd, jesus2099, mat813, mineo, okno, rochusw, silentbird, Skeebadoo, and everyone who tested the beta version, reported issues, or updated website localizations.
The git tag is
[ MBS-4980] – Releases on the same date aren’t sorted by catalog number [ MBS-5322] – Release group browse requests no longer return results in first-release-date order [ MBS-9111] – It’s still possible to leave empty edit notes [ MBS-10263] – Annotation not removed after it has been downvoted [ MBS-10344] – Navigating to artist/ or recording/merge with only 1 item in the queue ISEs [ MBS-10345] – /merge loads (brokenly) even if not ready to merge [ MBS-10346] – Table of collections has large table cell padding [ MBS-10353] – Enable ratings for release browse [ MBS-10369] – Database statistics for countries are wrong [ MBS-10406] – The WS can still sometimes try to communicate with the template renderer, timing out [ MBS-10411] – Inconsistent type for place coordinate [ MBS-10421] – Lookup of cluster in browser from Picard generates an server error [ MBS-10423] – Internal Server Error when trying to query by release language Improvement
[ MBS-3112] – TAB from “Edit note” doesn’t go to “Enter edit” in “Release editor” [ MBS-4486] – Disambiguation input field sanitation: Automatically remove leading and trailing parentheses [ MBS-4913] – Show how many CAA images we have for a release [ MBS-5083] – Release pages: Display recording artist on tracks (recording) [ MBS-5479] – Move “Edit relationships” to be a tab by “Edit” on releases [ MBS-8566] – Release artist should be selected automatically for all tracks with the same artist name (CD stub import) [ MBS-8967] – The duplicate events report should not show events if all of them have disambiguation comments [ MBS-10229] – Block smart links [ MBS-10240] – Allow specifying that a release has no barcode while seeding [ MBS-10347] – “Actions” columns should only take as much space as they need [ MBS-10349] – Clarify what “exclusive” vs “inclusive” means in relationship stats [ MBS-10355] – Display track artist on recording pages [ MBS-10363] – Cancelling merge on merge helper should stay in the same page [ MBS-10370] – Add `direction: forward` to all forward relationships in WS [ MBS-10373] – Link to How to Write Edit Notes above the edit note fields [ MBS-10404] – Limit the total number of tracks that can be returned in a WS release list [ MBS-10405] – Switch to XML::LibXML for serializing XML WS responses [ MBS-10407] – Add limit/offset parameters to /ws/2/discid React Conversion Task
[ MBS-9915] – Convert the artist public pages to React [ MBS-9920] – Convert the recording public pages to React [ MBS-9924] – Convert the work public pages to React [ MBS-10357] – Convert edit diff macros to React
Here is our summer vacation homework for the MusicBrainz Server: mainly improving the Guess Case tool, fixing a fair amount of bugs and continuing the migration of templates to React.
Thanks to ferbncode for fixing the Dockerfile that creates a test database. Thanks also to acid2, alastairp, bort27, brianfreud, CatQuest, chaban, cyberskull, florentl, fmera, foolip, hibiscuskazeneko, Jeluang, liftarn, michelv, mineo, murdos, paulakreuzer, PoQStacker, tommycrock, yindesu, zexpe, and everyone who tested the beta version, reported issues, or updated website localizations.
The git tag is
[ MBS-2614] – Vote on edits shows expired edits [ MBS-5338] – Guess Case doesn’t seem to recognize roman numerals above 10 [ MBS-5755] – English/Katakana is incorrectly classified as “unlikely language/script pair” [ MBS-6087] – Relationship edits for recordings don’t show up on the release edit list [ MBS-9028] – Wikidata link makes fetch english blurb even though resulting page is a redirect [ MBS-9657] – Remove “with” from Guess Case at the end of a track title [ MBS-9837] – Regression: Guess Case button lowercases “Ya” in English [ MBS-9976] – ISE on ISWC report when works have been merged away [ MBS-10134] – Browse query with incorrect parameters gets submitted to the search server [ MBS-10137] – Guess feat button doesn’t change AC on recording pages [ MBS-10162] – Alias seemingly ignored for recording, release and RG direct searches [ MBS-10250] – User profile link on Spotify shows up as “Stream at Spotify” on the external links bar [ MBS-10260] – Video attributes for URL relationships can’t be removed in release editor [ MBS-10274] – Docker: musicbrainz-test-database container fails to start [ MBS-10278] – Artists with members listed in PossibleCollaborations if they also have other rels Improvement
[ MBS-1679] – Don’t display Merge Process in release editor [ MBS-2250] – Go back when cancelling merge [ MBS-3848] – Guess Case: Support for additional common ETI phrases [ MBS-3920] – Extend the “Titles with Featured Artists” reports [ MBS-7421] – Properly capitalize iWhatever-like when guessing case [ MBS-8065] – Stop Guess Case needlessly standardising “aka” [ MBS-8521] – Allow work-level-rels in browse recording request [ MBS-8865] – Lower case “rmx” just as “remix” [ MBS-9855] – Generalize NotFound templates to one general file [ MBS-9981] – Consider “conductor” and “founder” relationships when reporting Artists that may be collaborations [ MBS-10143] – Allow querying for tags/genres on discid WS requests [ MBS-10156] – Lowercase “remode” and “re‐mode” in ETIs when guessing case [ MBS-10161] – Lowercase mono/stereo/quadraphonic in parentheses when guessing case [ MBS-10262] – Indicate to user that new RG will be created if RG field is left empty [ MBS-10287] – Count tracks (rather than recordings) when determining top work artists [ MBS-10315] – Add the LyricWiki icon to links in the sidebar New Feature
[ MBS-2663] – Search for edits by non-subscribed entity [ MBS-6791] – Search for edits made by beginners React Conversion Task
[ MBS-9916] – Convert the event public pages to React [ MBS-9918] – Convert the label public pages to React [ MBS-10087] – Convert doc pages to React [ MBS-10116] – Convert the recording index page to React [ MBS-10201] – Convert artist works tab to React [ MBS-10202] – Convert artist relationships tab to React Other Task
[ MBS-10313] – Reenable CAA images on the homepage for Chrome-based browsers
This summery release brings one main new feature: collaborative collections! As an editor, you can now share your collections with others. This is mainly intended for community projects, but it can also be a good way to, say, have a shared “Music we have at home” collection with your family, or collect artists with funny names with your friends. You decide how to use it!
To add collaborators to your collections, edit the collection and enter the editors you’d want as collaborators in the appropriate section (suggestion: ask first whether they’re interested, then add them!). Once they’ve been added as collaborators, they’ll be able to add and remove entities from the collection in the same way as you, but they won’t be able to change the title / description: that’s still only for the collection owner to change.
The release also comes with a bunch of small improvements and bug fixes, including a couple about collections, and continues migrating to React.
Thanks to Ge0rg3 and sothotalker for their contributed code. Also, thanks to chaban, chiark, cyberskull, Dmitry, hibiscuskazeneko, jesus2099, Lotheric, mfmeulenbelt, psychoadept and everyone who tested the beta version, reported issues, or updated the website translations.
The git tag is
[ MBS-8867] – Guess Case normalizes “C’mon” as “C’Mon” [ MBS-9512] – Changing recording name to empty string should not be allowed [ MBS-10100] – ISE without “non-required” attributes for admin/attributes/Language/create [ MBS-10133] – Error message when sending an empty query to the WS is unclear [ MBS-10212] – SoundCloud URL with trailing slash is not displayed with user name in artist sidebar [ MBS-10218] – Regression: Cover Art tab not selected / highlit on release page [ MBS-10233] – Regression: ISE when trying to cancel a “add release annotation” edit Improvement
[ MBS-8569] – Don’t display ended legal names in the overview page for artists [ MBS-9381] – Show user’s own private collections in the list of collections for an entity [ MBS-10135] – Support WikiaParoles as its own site rather than LyricWiki [ MBS-10139] – Clarify why recording lengths can’t be edited when non standalone [ MBS-10210] – Only allow allowed frequencies in language admin form [ MBS-10215] – Make ISO number required for script admin form [ MBS-10217] – Explain what renaming artist credits does when editing artist [ MBS-10219] – Add Muziekweb to other DBs whitelist, with sidebar display [ MBS-10222] – Pull legal name alias instead of legal name artist for the relationship Artist-Artist “perform as/legal name” [ MBS-10224] – Don’t show the same legal name string multiple times in artist overview [ MBS-10246] – Don’t assume all event collections are attendance lists [ MBS-10272] – Convert the header / navbar to Bootstrap New Feature
[ MBS-8915] – Allow editors to choose delimiter in track parser [ MBS-9428] – Allow multiple users to share one collection React Conversion Task
[ MBS-9914] – Convert the area public pages to React [ MBS-10047] – Convert /oauth2/ pages to React Other Task
[ MBS-10131] – Update LyricWiki domain to lyrics.fandom.com