MusicBrainz Server update, 2022-02-14

This is a small release of bugfixes and improvements, since a lot of the team’s focus recently has been on improving code documentation and tests and other behind the scenes tasks. It does fix a couple bugs that had been reported multiple times though (the release editor entering bogus empty annotation edits, and the area selection dropdown sometimes failing to work properly) so hopefully it will still make some of your editing a bit better!

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 yyoung for updating the cleanup for Lantis external links. Thanks to bsammon, jesus2099, kellnerd, Lotheric, mr_maxis, nikki, yindesu and yyoung 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-2022-02-14.

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MusicBrainz Server update, 2022-01-31

We took a break for the holidays and we really needed it, it seems, because we took a while to get back in action. But we’re back now, with a release that fixes a bunch of small bugs and gets rid of some annoyances. It also makes it easier to mark spammers as such, making them unable to edit and leave notes and also blocking their profile to hide any spammy links in one click. If you’re wondering why we don’t just delete the accounts, it’s because we want to keep them as fodder to train the still-in-development automatic spam-detecting SpamBrainz project.

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 chaban, culinko, Cyberskull,  outsidecontext, PierPiero, rdswift, sammyrayy, tigerman325 and yindesu for having reported bugs and suggested improvements. Thanks to mfmeulenbelt, RepaNation Distributors and salo.rock for updating the translations. And thanks to all others who tested the beta version!

The git tag is v-2022-01-31.

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Picard 2.7.3 fixes macOS packages

Picard 2.7.3 fixes a packaging regression for macOS, which caused the app to be reported as damaged when trying to launch it. This affected especially users of macOS 10.13, see PICARD-2395 for details.

There are no other changes in this release. If you are running Picard on a different operating system or if you are using macOS but could start Picard without an error message than you don’t need to upgrade.

The latest release is available for download on the Picard download page.

Picard 2.7.2 released

Picard 2.7.2 is a maintenance release for the recently release Picard 2.7, with fixes for reported issues and updated translations, but also a few small improvements.

The latest release is available for download on the Picard download page.

The detailed changes for this maintenance release are below. For an overview of the new features since Picard 2.6 please see our detailed release announcement for Picard 2.7 and for Picard 2.7.1.

This release contains code contributions by rdswift, zas and outsidecontext. Thanks a lot to the translators and everyone who gave feedback and reported issues.

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MusicBrainz App 2021 Updates

Greetings, Everyone!

2021 has been a great year for the MusicBrainz Android App. The app has received updates regularly throughout the year!

Now that we are very close to 10,000+ users on the Playstore, it is evident that the app caters to the needs of a number of users, which is wonderful!

We have plans to introduce new features, involving those of ListenBrainz and CritiqueBrainz in the app. We are confident that the app serves its purpose of introducing everyone to the MetaBrainz world very soundly.

The app now features both a light and dark mode for the users!

Notable feature updates made this year can be found at https://blog.metabrainz.org/2021/07/30/musicbrainz-app/

During the end of the year, we have made some remarkable technical updates to the codebase by introducing Fastlane to the app. This eases the process for the developers and allows us to make a release with the click of a button. This means now we can have a production release every month, day, or hour.

Although going strong and steady, the MusicBrainz developers would love more contributors to join in and share their knowledge with us, while we dive deep into the world of music.

Play Store: MusicBrainz – Apps on Google Play

F-Droid: MusicBrainz | F-Droid – Free and Open Source Android App Repository

Github: metabrainz/musicbrainz-android

Thank you!

Picard 2.7.1 released

Picard 2.7.1 is a maintenance release for the recently release Picard 2.7, with fixes for reported issues and updated translations.

The latest release is available for download on the Picard download page.

The detailed changes for this maintenance release are below. For an overview of the new features since Picard 2.6 please see our detailed release announcement for Picard 2.7.

Thanks a lot to everyone who gave feedback and reported issues.

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Picard 2.7 released

The Picard team is happy to announce that the final version 2.7 of MusicBrainz Picard is now available for download. MusicBrainz Picard is the official tag editor for the MusicBrainz database and helps you get your music collection sorted and cleaned up with the latest data from MusicBrainz.

This release brings many changes, including a completely new naming script editor, scripting improvements and AcousticBrainz submission. See below for the highlights.

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MusicBrainz Server update, 2021-12-13

This release fixes a few small regressions introduced in the last month or so, and includes a few small improvements (including, finally, some degree of autoselection for Apple Music links).

Two new releases of MusicBrainz Docker are also available. The first one mitigated the vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 for local search. The second one matches this update of MusicBrainz Server. See the release notes for update instructions.

Thanks to HibiscusKazeneko and yindesu for having reported bugs and suggested improvements. Thanks to mfmeulenbelt for updating the translations. Thanks to santiagofn for improving the installation documentation. And thanks to all others who tested the beta version!

The git tag is v-2021-12-13.

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Picard 2.7 Beta 3

The Picard team is happy to announce the release of the third beta for the upcoming Picard 2.7. This is a pre-release we put out for wider testing and to gather feedback on the changes before the final 2.7 release.
If you prefer stability we recommend you use the stable version Picard 2.6.4.

Please report any issue through our bug tracker and give us feedback on this beta release on the Community Forums.

Thanks a lot to everybody who contributed to this release with code, translations, bug reports and general feedback. This release contains code contributions by Bob Swift, Philipp Wolfer and Laurent Monin.

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