It’s time for another server update! This release mostly includes small improvements to make the MusicBrainz site show data in places where it was missing and have more clear messages for the users. We have a lot of other small improvements in the pipeline which we hope to release in the next couple of updates, so if this doesn’t help with any of your pet peeves hopefully those will!
Thanks to CatQuest, chaban, danbloo, demosdemon, eey0re, ianmcorvidae, ijabz, jesus2099, Lotheric, murdos, PeterCodar, $nake, SothoTalker for having reported issues, and to every single one of you who tested the beta version and updated website localizations.
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.
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.
Today’s release contains some new features/improvements to the web service, several entity index pages being rewritten in React, and tweaks to the edit expiration wording to make it less confusing. See the tickets below for more details.
Thanks to kepstin for helping test the new CORS / OPTION support in the web service.
We’re happy to announce the release of our May 2019 schema change today! Thanks to all who were patient during today’s downtime as we released everything to our production servers.
This is a fairly minor release as far as schema changes go, but please do report any issues that you come across, especially any related to genres and collections.
Visible changes with this release are limited to an indication if a specific artist credit is being edited (MBS-5387). Work on some of the changes to collections and genres is quite advanced, and we’re hoping to release some of the new features onto beta already in a week or so from now, while others might take a while longer.
Now, on to the instructions.
Schema Change Upgrade Instructions
Note: Importing the latest data dump is always a valid alternative to running ./upgrade.sh on an existing database, if you’d prefer to also get new data in one go. Just follow the relevant instructions in INSTALL.md. The git tag is v-2019-05-13-schema-change. The rest of the instructions here assume an in-place upgrade.
Make sure DB_SCHEMA_SEQUENCE is set to 24 in lib/DBDefs.pm.
If you’re using the live data feed (your REPLICATION_TYPE is set to RT_SLAVE), ensure you’ve replicated up to the most recent replication packet available with the old schema. If you’re not sure, run ./admin/replication/LoadReplicationChanges and see what it tells you; if you’re ready to upgrade, it should say “This replication packet matches schema sequence #25, but the database is currently at #24.”
Take down the web server running MusicBrainz, if you’re running a web server.
Turn off cron jobs if you’re automatically updating the database via cron jobs.
Switch to the new code with git fetch origin followed by git checkout v-2019-05-13-schema-change.
We finally have a new release! Some large conversions of the MusicBrainz website templates to React happened during the past three months, leading to a long delay between releases – sorry about that! This release also fixes several bugs and adds some small improvements.
Thanks to Cyna, Ge0rg3, and spellew for their contributed code, mostly written during GCI. Also, thanks to alpinetux, amCap1712, chirlu, culinko, cyberskull, derobert, Griomo, hibiscuskazeneko, Jeluang, jessew, kepstin, Kid Devine, ListMyCDs.com, Lotheric, mfmeulenbelt, rafwuk, RavenWorks, samj1912, yindesu, yurim, and everyone who tested beta version, reported issues, or updated website translations.
More bugs fixed, that’s our wish for 2019! Additionally, this release comes with usual update of URL handlers and a heap of code being rewritten behind the scenes. Thanks to Jaykin for the patch he wrote during GCI. Thanks to culinko, drsaunde, jesus2099, johnlinp, jrv, outsidecontext, silentbird, thomasboehm, zastai for having reported issues. The git tag is v-2019-01-22.
[MBS-9954] – Convert the tag cloud and tag entity list pages to React
[MBS-4469] – Annotation syntax : lists syntax only partly working
[MBS-4709] – Can’t use square brackets in annotations
[MBS-8978] – Schema does not include id attribute for <packaging> element of a release
[MBS-8979] – Schema does not include <cdstub> as top-level subelement of <metadata>
[MBS-8980] – Schema says a <cdstub> has a <comment> element, but the webservice returns a <disambiguation> instead.
[MBS-9089] – “change all artists on this release that match…” does nothing if you hit “Next” instead of “Done”
[MBS-9605] – Tracklist editor badly converts track length over 1 h
[MBS-9865] – Release editor’s artist credit recently broken
[MBS-9867] – Slave server cannot display page with annotation
[MBS-9941] – Some edit pages are missing JS gettext domains in non-English translations
[MBS-9957] – Cover art image types not updated properly
[MBS-9966] – Event creation on place page does not seed
[MBS-9967] – Regression: Subscribers tab in user profile is broken
[MBS-9971] – Regression: Sidebar ISNI code is not a link anymore
[MBS-9980] – Regression: “Edit User” tab link is shown to own non-admin user
[MBS-8803] – Document [<entity>:<mbid>|<name>] links in annotation editor page
[MBS-9470] – Expose UUID of relationship attribute type
[MBS-9838] – Update 22 external link formats from http to https
[MBS-9969] – Display external links to lyrics in the sidebar
[MBS-9970] – Display links to Anison Generation, B.R.A.H.M.S. (Ircam), and Classical Archives in the sidebar
This release features four new reports of data that might need fixing. Pages with the MBID of entities that have been merged are now redirected to use the MBID of the merged entity. This release also includes a significant amount of bug fixes and updates genres list and external link handler. Thanks to coders G30rg3, TheFaR8, PROTechThor (all GCI students!) and dominikh for their contributed patches, and thanks to issue reporters bgstewart, cyberskull, jesus2099, hibiscuskazeneko, michelv, paulakreuzer, salo.rock, suriv, and wcw1966 for their input. The git tag is v-2018-12-18.
[MBS-8311] – Annotation field in the release editor does not mention licenses
[MBS-9402] – Empty “Lyrics languages” column in “Merge works” edits
This release includes a first implementation of genres – expect more information as a blog post in the following days. The search results page has been converted to React for every type of search except the edit search, which is implemented separately. The homepage, the ISWC page and the sidebars have been converted too. Additionally, the password hashes have been strengthened, external URL handlers have been updated as usual, and ten bugs have been fixed. Thanks to issue reporters chirlu, darwinx0r, jesus2099, hibiscuskazeneko, ravenworks, spellew, yeeeargh, and zastai for their input. The git tag is v-2018-11-01.