MusicBrainz Server update, 2020-03-02

It’s now possible to find genres through the web service with a new /ws/2/genre lookup endpoint. Additionally, this update fixes some bugs and refactors a lot of stuff behind the curtains, including the continued conversion to React of edit display pages.

Thanks to chaban, cyna, jesus2099, kellnerd, and speardog who contributed through issue reporting, code changes, translation updates, and beta testing.

The git tag is v-2020-03-02.

Bug

  • [MBS-10515] – Weird display of recording info on release merge pages
  • [MBS-10593] – “Edit release label” edit fails to load if country name is undef
  • [MBS-10594] – “Add annotation” edits are stuck
  • [MBS-10649] – Release label edit shows [removed] if label is deselected
  • [MBS-10659] – “Edit relationship” edit not showing credits if they don’t change

New Feature

  • [MBS-10166] – Add genre lookup to the web service

Improvement

  • [MBS-9654] – Show expanded artist credits in “Merge recordings” edits
  • [MBS-10643] – Autoselect relationship type for CPDL artist URLs

React Conversion Task

  • [MBS-10058] – Convert entity merge edits to React
  • [MBS-10617] – Convert “Add work” edit to React

MusicBrainz Server update, 2020-02-18

Today’s release brings a fair amount of small bug fixes and improvements to the website. Notably, it changes the way we display relationships to group ones that are similar (such as different instruments by the same performers) and makes editing history (but not editors and edit notes!) available to visitors without needing to log in.

Thanks to chaban, chirlu, cyberskull, cyna, dimpole, hibiscuskazeneko, jeandeaual, kellnerd, lotheric, mfmeulenbelt, murdos, nikki, rdswift, salorock, supersandro2000, v6lur, and all others who submitted patches, reported issues, tested beta version, or contributed to translations!

The git tag is v-2020-02-18.

Bug

  • [MBS-2436] – “Edit medium” edits don’t link to new recordings
  • [MBS-10209] – Error parsing URL when entering Instagram link on artist’s page
  • [MBS-10223] – ArtistRoles lists don’t use relationship credits
  • [MBS-10329] – URL cleanup breaks Amazon Music URLs
  • [MBS-10576] – Medium merge error messages with links are not properly formatted
  • [MBS-10583] – Event dates displayed twice in event lists
  • [MBS-10586] – Release duplicates tab shows [missing media] when medium format is simply unknown
  • [MBS-10587] – Medium counts broken in Release Duplicates list
  • [MBS-10588] – Medium formats untranslated in Release Duplicates list

New Feature

  • [MBS-3873] – New Report: Release groups with name not matching release’s name
  • [MBS-10331] – Add new URL cleanup/autoselect/sidebar for Amazon Music URLs
  • [MBS-10620] – Add the Discography of American Historical Recordings to the otherdbs whitelist

Improvement

  • [MBS-4326] – Add “Add discid” edits in release artist(s) editing history
  • [MBS-7678] – Combine display of multiple relationships to the same entity
  • [MBS-9164] – Show edit history (but not edit notes) when not logged in
  • [MBS-10308] – Cleanup maniadb URLs
  • [MBS-10584] – Collapse work artists when there are too many
  • [MBS-10623] – Automatically add US store country-code to iTunes URLs missing it
  • [MBS-10625] – Block even more smart links

React Conversion Task

  • [MBS-9917] – Convert the instrument public pages to React
  • [MBS-10401] – Convert Edit Series edit to React

MusicBrainz Server update, 2020-02-04

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 begin_area and end_area, while search requests correctly outputted them as begin-area and 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 begin_area or end_area on artists to use begin-area and end-area instead!

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 v-2020-02-04.

Bug

  • [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)

MusicBrainz Server update, 2020-01-20

This release mostly fixes small bugs. Please note that the display code for release lists (for area, artist, collection, instrument, label and series) has been reworked too.

Thanks to chaban for continuously reporting issues, hibiscuskazeneko for paying attention to external links, rotab who fixed a couple of bugs, and all others who reported issues or helped test or translate today’s release!

The git tag is v-2020-01-20.

Bug

  • [MBS-10492] – Regression: When minute component starts with 0 (zero) it’s omitted
  • [MBS-10501] – Collaborator avatars missing from collection page
  • [MBS-10522] – Subscribers not transferred after entity merge
  • [MBS-10531] – Invalid requests are sent to maps service when access token is not set
  • [MBS-10536] – Release group link “see all versions of this release” has span.name-variation
  • [MBS-10553] – User report reason is sent to admins translated
  • [MBS-10560] – Regression: release edits display abbreviated rather than full country names in their release events
  • [MBS-10565] – Can’t add a new type for series
  • [MBS-10567] – Only show allowed series entity types when creating series types
  • [MBS-10571] – Localized ModBot notes are not properly formatted when sent via email
  • [MBS-10572] – Pages that display release events trigger an error when a non-English UI language is selected: “Domain `countries` was not found.”

Improvement

  • [MBS-10552] – Add Deezer links to the sidebar

MusicBrainz Server update, 2020-01-06

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 v-2020-01-06.

Bug

  • [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

MusicBrainz Server update, 2019-12-09

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 v-2019-12-10-hotfix.

Bug

  • [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

MusicBrainz Server update, 2019-11-25

Starting with this release, we read our genres list from the genre table rather than a hardcoded list inside a JSON file. This should have no user-visible impact, but let us know if you encounter any new issues related to genres. (This change should however help us improve genres further.)

We also have a small list of bug fixes and improvements, listed below. One neat new feature is the ability to sort edit searches by date closed or closing.

Thanks to chaban, culinko, drsaunde, jesus2099, mglubb, lotheric, psychoadept, sothotalker, and all others who reported issues or helped test or translate today’s release!

The git tag is v-2019-11-25.

Bug

  • [MBS-7097] – Release listed multiple times in “Non-digital releases with download relationships” report
  • [MBS-10466] – MusicBrainz Happy Birthday wishes doesn’t take into account timezones
  • [MBS-10467] – Pages ported to React do not show the new edit notes banner
  • [MBS-10473] – Static resources fail to build when NODE_ENV=production
  • [MBS-10485] – User profile’s “Statistics Edits (view)” links to bogus URL
  • [MBS-10488] – Regression: User profile subscribe links no longer work

New Feature

  • [MBS-9491] – Move genres to be read from the database

Improvement

  • [MBS-4299] – Warning when merging releases with diff. recording artists should show disambiguation
  • [MBS-10204] – Better overview of user edits on user page
  • [MBS-10471] – Add option to view edits by date closed

React Conversion Task

  • [MBS-9922] – Convert the series public pages to React