Server Update, 2013-03-11

Thanks to work from Nicolás Tamargo, nikki, Lukáš Lalinský, Paul Taylor, and the MusicBrainz team, we’ve just released a new version of the MusicBrainz website. As usual, this is mostly a bug fix release, but we do have one shiny new feature once again… OAuth2! It is now possible to authenticate with MusicBrainz using this, rather than the old digest auth system. For more details, see the Development/OAuth2 documentation page. This feature is new, so if you encounter any problems (here or elsewhere), please be sure to let us know!

Here’s a full list of what’s changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-4155] – Clicking twice the same relationship link → Internal Server Error
  • [MBS-4419] – Memcached should not be used for persistent data
  • [MBS-5358] – Can’t enter fuzzy ending date in the same year as the start date
  • [MBS-5829] – Internal server error when requesting /tracklist/ with an invalid ID
  • [MBS-5856] – Reorder medium edits use “Disc”
  • [MBS-5866] – “Direct database search” for a new artist is missing at least Gender and Country
  • [MBS-5873] – Modbot recommending to merge label with an artist
  • [MBS-5875] – Internal server error approving an edit with no votes
  • [MBS-5877] – Internal server error when adding a release with a non-existent release group MBID
  • [MBS-5878] – Internal server error when doing tag lookup
  • [MBS-5884] – Internal server error when viewing editing history
  • [MBS-5896] – Error in Spanish even though the interface language is German
  • [MBS-5908] – Some Wikipedia extracts not appearing on translated MB
  • [MBS-5914] – Tagger icons are not showing up in tables
  • [MBS-5915] – Add ISWC/IPI buttons display incorrectly
  • [MBS-5938] – sever-side warnings generated on a proper client request on /ws/2/
  • [MBS-5939] – User applications page shows empty tables when there’s nothing to display
  • [MBS-5945] – oauth2: entering an invalid URI then switching to “Installed Application” fails to submit (silently)
  • [MBS-5946] – oauth: web applications don’t remember authorizations for the same scope
  • [MBS-5950] – Crappy-written multiple-artist paragraph on FreeDB import
  • [MBS-5951] – Display the actions column for applications the same as elsewhere on the site
  • [MBS-5954] – Confirm revoking OAuth access

Improvement

  • [MBS-950] – Only allow permitted sites for some relationships
  • [MBS-5020] – Report:: recordings linked to same work more than once
  • [MBS-5218] – Report: Duplicate dated/undated relationships
  • [MBS-5839] – Relate To URL should auto-identify beatport as “can be purchased for download” relation.
  • [MBS-5940] – Remove fref=ts from Facebook URLs
  • [MBS-5949] – Update the wording about deleting accounts

New Feature

Sub-task

  • [MBS-2917] – Report:Releases with unknown track times

Server Update, 2013-02-25

Thanks to work from Ben Ockmore, Frederik “Freso” S. Olesen, Michael Wiencek, Nicolás Tamargo, nikki, Sean Burke, and the MusicBrainz team, we’ve just released a new version of the MusicBrainz website. As usual, this is mostly a bug fix release, but we do have one shiny new feature… collection subscriptions! It is now possible to subscribe to your own collections, or other public collections, and receive daily emails summarizing edits recently made that might affect releases in these collections. This feature is new, so if you encounter any problems, please be sure to let us know!

Here’s a full list of what’s changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-3514] – Part of an edit was applied but not shown in preview nor in edit history
  • [MBS-3952] – Last Updated time is wrong on the Statistics page
  • [MBS-4543] – Seeding the create relationship page ignores some parameters
  • [MBS-4774] – Edit to swap two recordings creates a blank edit
  • [MBS-4947] – /edit/open won’t load
  • [MBS-5016] – Buttons misaligned in Firefox
  • [MBS-5309] – Not all artist credit changes are shown in tracklist edits
  • [MBS-5388] – Relationship editor allows linking an entity to itself
  • [MBS-5397] – Edit medium’s diff (insert track) : shows track duration change where there are none
  • [MBS-5402] – Country (and language) dropdown is sorted by English alphabet
  • [MBS-5461] – No space between releases in collection and button to remove them
  • [MBS-5520] – Translation problem on disc IDs page
  • [MBS-5547] – Relationship Editor: Can’t unselect orchestra type
  • [MBS-5560] – Internal server error (after creating recording-work relationship via relation-editor)
  • [MBS-5565] – Link to add new label is missing when there are results
  • [MBS-5677] – URL MBIDs missing from the webservice
  • [MBS-5726] – Internal server error when requesting /ws/2/discid in JSON
  • [MBS-5765] – Very long releases have bad release length parameters
  • [MBS-5787] – i18n: “This beta test server allows testing of new features with the live database” is untranslatable
  • [MBS-5799] – Relationship editor doesn’t allow adding multiple relationships with different attributes
  • [MBS-5815] – Use “Died” in edit artist page like on sidebar
  • [MBS-5819] – Instrument select in relat. editor requires accents
  • [MBS-5821] – i18n: work types are untranslatable inside the relationship editor
  • [MBS-5824] – Internal server error loading Wikipedia extract for page name containing &
  • [MBS-5825] – Internal server error when requesting an artist with a really large ID
  • [MBS-5828] – Internal server error on /chrome_frame
  • [MBS-5836] – Relationship editor accepts POST data containing mismatched entity/link type combos
  • [MBS-5842] – “Position” is untranslatable in add_cover_art.tt
  • [MBS-5880] – Internal server error for Wikipedia extract when Wikipedia page is a redirect
  • [MBS-5889] – Subscription summary test fails, does not check collection subscriptions

Improvement

  • [MBS-1955] – Sort relationship types tree
  • [MBS-2225] – Subscribe to collection
  • [MBS-3990] – Add a user preference for using beta version of MB
  • [MBS-4094] – Make artist credits more compact in edits
  • [MBS-5568] – Work types list should be sorted
  • [MBS-5644] – relationship editor : check all/several recordings and batch-add relationship to same work
  • [MBS-5759] – Make reorder cover art an auto-edit
  • [MBS-5823] – Work alias page doesn’t allow to select the guess case options

New Feature

  • [MBS-5833] – Show off the latest releases on the homepage

Task

  • [MBS-3856] – Revert MBS-1052 “Amazon should lookup cover art by barcode too”
  • [MBS-5802] – Add autoselect + sidebar links to VIAF
  • [MBS-5849] – Adding lyricsnmusic.com to the lyrics whitelist

Sub-task

  • [MBS-4270] – Release editor JS strings should be in text.js or similar so they are translatable
  • [MBS-4997] – Add lookup url to webservice
  • [MBS-5490] – CAA coverart over SSL

The Git tag for this release is v-2013-02-25.

Server update, 2013-02-11 and an important notice regarding edits

We’ve just finished pushing out another two weeks changes to the MusicBrainz web site. While this release is predominantly a bug fix release with a few small improvements, we’ve made a fairly substantial change to the way edits are applied.

As of this release, all subsequent edits entered will have an expiration period of 7 days – a reduction from the previous 14 days. We’ve made this change in order to reduce the time that editors have to wait for changes to be applied, which should lead to an improved user experience; and we’ve also made the change to hopefully try and make the edit queue a little bit more managable. This change is exploratory, so if you find it counterproductive, we’d love to hear your thoughts. IRC, the forums and the mailing lists are all good channels to voice your feedback.

Also, we have finally made the switch to GitHub. While the existing repository URLs will continue to work, they will no longer be updated. If you want to stay up to date with the latest code, make sure to update your checkout information.

Many thanks to Frederik “Freso” S. Olesen, Michael Wiencek, Nicolás Tamargo and the rest of the MusicBrainz team for their work on this release. Here’s what’s new:

Bug

  • [MBS-3457] – Direct search results incorrectly reports a recording as "standalone"
  • [MBS-3962] – Edit search doesn’t really exclude artists with "is not"
  • [MBS-4522] – Empty annotations are not merged correctly
  • [MBS-5144] – The MusicBrainz logo in the top-left corner has a different background color than the rest of the header
  • [MBS-5395] – "Actions" column on alias page is too narrow for translations
  • [MBS-5432] – Internal server error when editing cover art
  • [MBS-5434] – Inconsistent terminology: primary/secondary types and type/extra types
  • [MBS-5506] – Edit search for "My vote is not" does not work as expected
  • [MBS-5525] – Blank edit relationship type edits
  • [MBS-5566] – No more autoedit mark ?
  • [MBS-5567] – Internal server error entering remove cover art edit
  • [MBS-5617] – "new image goes here" is not translatable
  • [MBS-5650] – ISE when attempting to approve already-closed release group edit
  • [MBS-5655] – It’s possible to "Remove [a] release label" although there’s none
  • [MBS-5696] – ModBot can fail to close ‘edit artist’ edits that violate uniqueness on (name, comment).
  • [MBS-5698] – Some move disc ID edits display nothing for the old release
  • [MBS-5700] – Subscribers aren’t removed when a user deletes their account
  • [MBS-5705] – Rows in the appearances section of the artist relationships tab are sometimes one column too short
  • [MBS-5719] – The track number of the last track on some 2-disc releases is missing
  • [MBS-5724] – Sort/copy name missing for work aliases
  • [MBS-5728] – Possible to enter ‘edit release group’ edits that fail to apply due to spaces in artist credits
  • [MBS-5732] – Empty labels don’t warn for deletion pending
  • [MBS-5740] – Useless "select all" checkbox on Release Duplicates tab
  • [MBS-5742] – Editing a work without JS on will enter a silent remove ISWC edit
  • [MBS-5748] – Not possible to "Approve" an edit where yours is the only "No" vote
  • [MBS-5750] – Subscriptions report filtering ignores labels
  • [MBS-5754] – Editing recordings from tracklist does not work if "Release Duplicate" is chosen
  • [MBS-5762] – "Work Type" and "Work Language" incorrectly left blank for "Merge Works" edits when viewing predefined edit searches
  • [MBS-5763] – Edit release edits not properly translated
  • [MBS-5764] – Work language column in the stats links to releases
  • [MBS-5770] – There is no constraint on release_label that either (or both) the label or catalog number are not null.
  • [MBS-5771] – Add utamap.com (うたまっぷ) in the lyrics URL white list
  • [MBS-5774] – "Vote on all edits" is not translatable
  • [MBS-5776] – Cover art types are not being translated on the cover art tab
  • [MBS-5777] – Users’ work ratings page has no title
  • [MBS-5786] – i18n: secondary RG type labels on overview are untranslatable
  • [MBS-5788] – No edit is created when trying to submit/attach a DiscID
  • [MBS-5791] – ISRCs can’t be removed
  • [MBS-5797] – Internal server error if the Wikipedia link is not really a Wikipedia link

Improvement

  • [MBS-1413] – Make profile bios support WikiFormat
  • [MBS-1774] – Webservice: expose UUID for AR type
  • [MBS-3535] – Stack traces should mention which server was handling the request
  • [MBS-4880] – Add Help/Info about How "Merge mediums and recordings" works
  • [MBS-4902] – Add Google+ links to the sidebar
  • [MBS-5505] – Add j-lyric.net to the lyrics whitelist
  • [MBS-5605] – Ratings on collection pages
  • [MBS-5707] – Add autoselect for IMDb URL relationships for labels
  • [MBS-5727] – Disc title missing from edit relationships page
  • [MBS-5767] – Add an index on (editor, id DESC)
  • [MBS-5775] – Update Facebook URL cleanup to use https
  • [MBS-5779] – Remove useless nbsp on common-macros.tt
  • [MBS-5798] – Normalise wikisource URLs to http
  • [MBS-5803] – Add autoselect for SecondHandSongs artist URL

Task

  • [MBS-5757] – Consider diminishing time edits stay open
  • [MBS-5766] – Open up /release/ and /work/ in robots.txt
  • [MBS-5810] – Add Open Library to the other databases whitelist

The Git tag for this release is v-2013-02-11.

Server Update, 2012-01-28

We’ve just finished releasing the last release for January, 2013. This release is a combination of bug fixes and improvements to existing features, and was worked on by Frederik “Freso” S. Olesen, Michael Wiencek, Nicolás Tamargo, Pavan Chander and the rest of the MusicBrainz team. Thanks for your hard work, everyone! Here’s what’s changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-5022] – Release Editor: Missing entities page doesn’t handle 0 or only 1 result
  • [MBS-5453] – Bad redirect(s) https→http
  • [MBS-5540] – Release editor eats tracklists
  • [MBS-5586] – ISE when trying to submit an “Edit artist” edit with no changes
  • [MBS-5609] – JSON webservice doesn’t send relationship attributes
  • [MBS-5614] – Links to edit notes to other edit notes always use http
  • [MBS-5691] – Artists’ recording lists show ISRCs but don’t link to them
  • [MBS-5699] – CD stubs use “disambiguation” instead of “comment”
  • [MBS-5711] – IPIs missing from IPI element in JSON webservice
  • [MBS-5712] – JSON webservice handles missing values inconsistently
  • [MBS-5713] – Alias types missing from the JSON webservice

Improvement

  • [MBS-4536] – Include the presence of cover art in the webservice
  • [MBS-5304] – “Other Databases” whitelist: “Trove” ammendment
  • [MBS-5447] – Bandwidth performance: revert MBS-4764 now that thumbnail quality has improved
  • [MBS-5606] – Implement STYLE-160 (The Session) in code
  • [MBS-5651] – Clicking link for packaging types loses all entered information
  • [MBS-5652] – Release Label sorting makes no sense on Release Group page
  • [MBS-5702] – Change the text on the “Read more…” link under wikipedia extracts
  • [MBS-5739] – Disconnect database handle on page timeout
  • [MBS-5741] – Time out edit searches in 45 seconds, rather than 30.
  • [MBS-5749] – 401 error: Add link to profile edit page

Task

  • [MBS-5758] – Remove schwag/store links from musicbrainz.org pages

The Git tag for this release is v-2013-01-28.

Server update, 2013-01-14

After delaying this release by a week due to Christmas/New Year getting in the way, we have pushed out a new update of the MusicBrainz web site. This release consists mostly of bug fixes and a few outstanding tasks that we still needed to complete. Thanks to Frederik “Freso” S. Olesen, Michael Wiencek, Johannes Weißl and the MusicBrainz team for their work on this release! Here’s what’s changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-5288] – Use API when checking for WikiDoc changes
  • [MBS-5577] – Relationship Editor displays "vocal vocals"
  • [MBS-5663] – Leap year in "Edit Relationships"
  • [MBS-5716] – Reorder mediums edit is missing a space between medium title and old position
  • [MBS-5717] – Reorder mediums edit for mediums without titles shouldn’t include colons

Improvement

  • [MBS-5723] – Allow sorting collections by all columns, not just a select few.

Task

  • [MBS-3856] – Revert MBS-1052 "Amazon should lookup cover art by barcode too"
  • [MBS-5729] – Consolidate Metabrainz:Sponsors and About/Sponsors

Sub-task

  • [MBS-3974] – Filter by release country

The Git tag for this release is v-2013-01-14.

Server update, 2012-12-24

We don’t rest for seasonal holidays at MusicBrainz, and we’ve just finished pushing out another release! This one is quite a small one release – thanks to Frederik “Freso” S. Olesen, Nicolás Tamargo, Pavan Chander and the MusicBrainz team for their work on this release. Here’s what’s changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-5288] – Use API when checking for WikiDoc changes
  • [MBS-5497] – CAA uploads are setting x-archive-meta-mediatype to ‘images’, but it should be ‘image’
  • [MBS-5664] – musicbrainz_unaccent serverlog error message

Improvement

  • [MBS-2966] – Give artist credits a special mark
  • [MBS-3412] – Recording name in tooltip when hovering cursor over track title
  • [MBS-4605] – S3 settings in DBDefs.pm are badly named

Task

  • [MBS-5440] – Add lieder.net to the lyrics whitelist
  • [MBS-5684] – Add Yate Tagger to Products menu and home page
  • [MBS-5685] – Add SongKong to Products menu and home page
  • [MBS-5686] – Update to new Amazon Affiliate Tags

Server update, 2012-12-10

We’ve just finished pushing out an update to the musicbrainz.org servers. While work continues on the new edit system and an ingestion solution, this is a fairly small release of mostly bug fixes. Thanks to Pavan Chander and the MusicBrainz team for their work on this release!

Bug

  • [MBS-5035] – Removing release leaves orphaned recordings
  • [MBS-5126] – Orphaned recordings do not get removed (regression)
  • [MBS-5548] – Git commit data output isn’t HTML escaped
  • [MBS-5576] – Release group bar when adding disc IDs is one column too short
  • [MBS-5581] – Some stuff untranslated that wasn’t before
  • [MBS-5618] – Wikipedia abstract logic doesn’t properly encode certain characters
  • [MBS-5622] – MB registration captcha does not work over SSL

Improvement

  • [MBS-4228] – Improve artist alias description
  • [MBS-4568] – Add <bdi> tags to help with rendering of RTL text
  • [MBS-5260] – Cache /text.js somehow
  • [MBS-5317] – Webservice needs to support fmt=json switch to fmt=jsonnew for search queries
  • [MBS-5477] – Show country and gender in artist search results

New Feature

  • [MBS-4108] – Display Wikipedia abstract inline

The Git tag for this release is v-2012-12-10.

Server update, 2012-11-27

We’ve just finished pushing out a tiny little update to the MusicBrainz servers. This one improves on the ‘set release group cover art’ feature, but exposing an interface to make these changes. Later work will expose this cover art in more places. So, here’s the grand list of what has changed! Thanks to the MusicBrainz developers for their work on this release.

Bug

  • [MBS-4627] – Highlight all images with pending edits

Improvement

  • [MBS-5265] – Add release-group front cover art support

The Git tag for this release is v-2012-11-27.

Server update, 2012-11-14

We’ve just finishing pushing out another update to the MusicBrainz web servers. Sadly, this one is both a little bit later and quite a bit smaller than our normal releases – blame the summit for that! Many thanks to Frederik “Freso” S. Olesen, Michael Wiencek, Wieland Hoffmann and the MusicBrainz team for their work in this release. Before we get to the release notes, a quick announcement regarding DBDefs:

DBDefs.pm

This release features a new way of working with DBDefs, and we recommend everyone who runs a MusicBrainz server to reset their DBDefs to the new system. However, this should only be necessary if you run a web server – if you only use replication it should be possible to continue with the old DBDefs. To use the new DBDefs:

  1. Copy lib/DBDefs.pm.sample to lib/DBDefs.pm.
  2. Edit lib/DBDefs.pm to match your configuration.

This will give you a DBDefs.pm configuration that will continue to work with future changes to DBDefs, rather than causing exceptions as it previously did.

Release notes

Here’s what we got fixed:

Bug

  • [MBS-4180] – Strange behaviour for artist credits when renaming artist
  • [MBS-5200] – Errors are not translatable
  • [MBS-5247] – Fix all the invalid HTML reported by MBS-5246
  • [MBS-5292] – /release/MBID/cover-art doesn’t list cover art if you have not loaded the edits dumps on your slave server
  • [MBS-5389] – Relationship editor doesn’t correctly handle relating a recording on the release to another recording on the release
  • [MBS-5431] – Moving entities to or merging them artists into Deleted Artist should not be allowed
  • [MBS-5438] – Text overlaps help bubble in relationship editor
  • [MBS-5454] – Broken link to `remove recording edit-type’ documentation on remove recording page
  • [MBS-5456] – Middle click paste does not trigger URL match/cleanup
  • [MBS-5464] – Blog posts on the front page are cached for too long
  • [MBS-5471] – No correct search results even with a recording ID (during Add Release)
  • [MBS-5476] – Pressing enter in empty fields selects instruments / vocals
  • [MBS-5480] – screen space with many artists in the add relationship widget
  • [MBS-5485] – Artist comments not always converted to use XML character references
  • [MBS-5509] – Interface language isn’t persistent enough
  • [MBS-5521] – Date placeholders in the relationship editor are not translated
  • [MBS-5529] – New relationship editor overheats
  • [MBS-5538] – Pressing enter in work add adds/removes ISWC instead of submitting

Improvement

  • [MBS-3353] – Accept XX:XX:XX track times
  • [MBS-4578] – Improve configuration of server
  • [MBS-5206] – Guess Case: Remove the Classical mode
  • [MBS-5246] – Implement html5 validation using validator.nu.
  • [MBS-5433] – Include interface language in stack traces
  • [MBS-5445] – All the widgets forms should submit when hitting <Enter> in a field
  • [MBS-5477] – Show country and gender in artist search results
  • [MBS-5537] – Display only ‘Add note’ on the note & vote submit button when the edit is already closed

Task

  • [MBS-5504] – Add "DHHU" to the "Other Databases" whitelist

Sub-task

  • [MBS-5488] – Amazon coverart over SSL
  • [MBS-5489] – Basic switch-scheme-only coverart over SSL

The Git tag for this release is v-2012-11-14.

Server update 2012-10-29

The MusicBrainz team are all mostly back after participating in Google Summer of Code and having a small face-to-face meetup, so we’ve finally got round to getting the latest release out. Because of so much travel, this is a tiny release, but here’s what’s changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-4727] – Regression : Can’t add ISWC when adding work
  • [MBS-5463] – Release editor fails on releases without disambiguation comment
  • [MBS-5478] – Can’t unselect all recordings / works

Improvement

  • [MBS-5422] – Show close time in open auto-editor elections