Server update, 2012-09-17

We’ve just finishing pushing out another update to the MusicBrainz servers. This release is mostly a bug fix release, with a few improvements thrown in for good measure. Thanks to Alastair Porter, Aurélien Mino, Nicolás Tamargo, nikki, and the MusicBrainz developers for their hard work on this release! Here’s what has changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-3540] – Set track length edits can become too wide
  • [MBS-3757] – ‘releasegroup’ used as the annotation type when displaying search results
  • [MBS-3956] – Merging URLs can be done as auto-edit
  • [MBS-4085] – Users with open edits can delete their account
  • [MBS-4143] – Removing a tag from a well-tagged entity can give "undefined" as text
  • [MBS-4365] – "Edit Recording Associations" displays track artists for recordings
  • [MBS-4584] – Track parser doesn’t understand fullwidth full stops
  • [MBS-4599] – Artist not shown next to release name in edit release label edits
  • [MBS-4872] – Can’t directly add a release to a collection if no collections exist
  • [MBS-4946] – Deleting account does not unset new profile fields
  • [MBS-4950] – Internal server error when cancelling a recording merge instead of submitting
  • [MBS-5010] – Running a slave database without READONLY database settings produces confusing exceptions
  • [MBS-5029] – Cover art from downvoted ASIN still being displayed in the sidebar
  • [MBS-5043] – Edit search forgets "low" data quality selection
  • [MBS-5066] – IPI fields are not validated properly
  • [MBS-5086] – Degrade release editor gracefully if release editor session memcached is not available.
  • [MBS-5120] – Edits changing an empty cat number to a non-empty one can overwrite each other
  • [MBS-5143] – Non-translatable items on "http://musicbrainz.org/relationships"
  • [MBS-5164] – Non-translatable items on "http://musicbrainz.org/artist/<MBID>/edit_annotation&quot;
  • [MBS-5194] – Set primary alias for locale is auto-edit
  • [MBS-5204] – & in an image comment shows up as &amp; in edits
  • [MBS-5205] – Text diff incorrectly highlights first word that didn’t change
  • [MBS-5209] – statistics/editors largely untranslatable
  • [MBS-5210] – statistics/timeline shows the menu and page footer in English
  • [MBS-5211] – (Part of) page title untranslatable for statistics/*
  • [MBS-5212] – search/edits is largely untranslatable
  • [MBS-5217] – Internal server error loading a report when reports have never been generated
  • [MBS-5224] – Historic edits are shown incorrectly when the server is translated
  • [MBS-5235] – Edit search is not correctly ordered when edits have the same open time
  • [MBS-5239] – Dropdowns on "Add/Edit Relationship" pages are untranslatable
  • [MBS-5248] – Subscriptions mails should not have In-Reply-To and References headers
  • [MBS-5252] – data dump MD5SUMS file includes temporary paths and private dump
  • [MBS-5255] – Replication trigger for release_group_secondary_type_join is misnamed and duplicates trigger for release_group_secondary_type
  • [MBS-5257] – Split artist is stuck and doesn’t get removed
  • [MBS-5258] – DropReplicationTriggers.sql not in sync with CreateReplicationTriggers.sql
  • [MBS-5259] – Track Parser "detect track durations" is broken on releases with DiscIDs, appending lengths to Artist
  • [MBS-5270] – scripts complain about LWP not being loaded
  • [MBS-5271] – gravatar hash should be made of lower cased smtp address

Improvement

  • [MBS-169] – Show number of subscriptions on subscriptions page
  • [MBS-3360] – Remove unused tags and garbage collect tags on retagging
  • [MBS-3878] – Number of votes to fail normal and low quality data should be the same
  • [MBS-4465] – Cover Art Archive > Ability to navigate through zoomed cover arts
  • [MBS-4638] – Show more information on the reorder cover art page
  • [MBS-4779] – http://musicbrainz.org/iswc/ISWC url should accept various ISWC formatting
  • [MBS-5251] – URL statistics
  • [MBS-5263] – Cover art from sidebar should not be included in the set of images when you’re navigating through zoomed cover arts
  • [MBS-5267] – Make fallback to language detection via browser headers optional
  • [MBS-5273] – Normalise mobile Wikipedia URLs

New Feature

  • [MBS-4825] – Normalize blogspot URLs

Task

  • [MBS-5008] – Remove voting differences for data quality
  • [MBS-5249] – Update replication triggers verbosity for the search server updater module

Sub-task

  • [MBS-3135] – Predefined edit URL should be redirect/converted to standard edit searches

The Git commit SHA for this release is 8060824492, git tag v-2012-09-17.

Picard 1.1 released

Three months after the big release of Picard 1.0, we’ve released version 1.1 today with a good batch of changes.
Before discussing those, let’s say thanks to everyone who has contributed to version 1.1! Wieland Hoffmann (Mineo), Lukáš Lalinský, Frederik S. Olesen (Freso), and Johannes Weißl (weisslj) have all made some notable changes to make this release possible.
Users of the German translation should no longer experience any menu display issues. (Sorry for the annoyance that has caused!) Speaking of languages: the “language” tag now stores the lyrics language instead of the tracklist language.
Windows users should also no longer run into any trouble with drag-and-drop after launching Picard for the first time.
The new version can be downloaded at:
Please report any new bugs at:
Here’s the list of changes since 1.0:
* Always show basic tags in metadata comparison box, even if empty (title,
artist, album, tracknumber, ~length, date) (PICARD-201)
* Fixed AcoustID submission failure after removing files from Picard (PICARD-82)
* Allow multi-select in new MetaDataBox for delete/remove tags (PICARD-194)
* File browser remembers last directory/no longer crashes on OS X (PICARD-104)
* Removed the “Run Picard” option from the Windows installer (PICARD-11)
* Refreshing a non-album track correctly clears previous track metadata (PICARD-220)
* Fixed the preserved tags setting for tags with uppercase characters (PICARD-217)
* Added a completion box to the preserved tags setting, and clarified how it works
* Store lyrics language in tags instead of text representation language (PICARD-242)
* Fix various oddities in the metadata comparison box (PICARD-255, PICARD-256)

Three months after the big release of Picard 1.0, we’ve released version 1.1 today with another good batch of changes.

Before discussing those, let’s say thanks to everyone who has contributed to version 1.1! Wieland Hoffmann (Mineo), Lukáš Lalinský, Frederik S. Olesen (Freso), and Johannes Weißl (weisslj) have all made some notable changes to make this release possible.

Users of the German translation should no longer experience any menu display issues. (Sorry for the annoyance that has caused!) Speaking of languages: the “language” tag now stores the lyrics language instead of the tracklist language.

Windows users should also no longer run into any trouble with drag-and-drop after launching Picard for the first time.

The new version can be downloaded at:

http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Please report any new bugs at:

http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/

Here’s the list of changes since 1.0:

  • Always show basic tags in metadata comparison box, even if empty (title, artist, album, tracknumber, ~length, date) (PICARD-201)
  • Fixed AcoustID submission failure after removing files from Picard (PICARD-82)
  • Allow multi-select in new MetaDataBox for delete/remove tags (PICARD-194)
  • File browser remembers last directory/no longer crashes on OS X (PICARD-104)
  • Removed the “Run Picard” option from the Windows installer (PICARD-11)
  • Refreshing a non-album track correctly clears previous track metadata (PICARD-220)
  • Fixed the preserved tags setting for tags with uppercase characters (PICARD-217)
  • Added a completion box to the preserved tags setting, and clarified how it works
  • Store lyrics language in tags instead of text representation language (PICARD-242)
  • Fix various oddities in the metadata comparison box (PICARD-255, PICARD-256)

Server update, 2012-09-03

Another 2 weeks have flown by, so we have another release for you! This one is a combination of small bug fixes and improvements, and includes work from Joachim LeBlanc, Michael Wiencek, nikki, and the rest of the MusicBrainz team. Thanks to everyone for their hardwork. Here’s what’s new:

Bug

  • [MBS-2301] – Attach TOC to new release – TOC/DiscId is lost when based on existing release/tracklist
  • [MBS-3541] – /ws/1 artist lookup returns odd release-group-list and omits releases from release-list
  • [MBS-3613] – CD Stub "Overview" and "edit" tabs are dead links when adding a new CD Stub
  • [MBS-3678] – Blank annotations are shown in summary if they contained text prior
  • [MBS-3955] – Editing a user doesn’t allow removing auto-editor privileges
  • [MBS-4074] – MBImport.pl: use head -c to be more portable
  • [MBS-4238] – Edit history: missing history?
  • [MBS-4393] – Recordings search does not find (some?) Chinese titles
  • [MBS-4574] – [removed] displayed while adding a label to a release
  • [MBS-4585] – Artist not found in inline search
  • [MBS-4792] – regression: /ws/2/release queries with inc=recordings+recording-level-rels+work-rels no longer includes iswcs on works
  • [MBS-4797] – DropFunctions.sql cannot be executed
  • [MBS-4804] – Various artist release groups aren’t correctly grouped by release group secondary type
  • [MBS-4844] – /ws/2/release?inc=user-tags+recordings only returns tags for a single recording
  • [MBS-4854] – Querying /ws/2/release with ?inc=tags+recordings+recording-level-rels+work-rels does not return tags on works
  • [MBS-4942] – If blog.musicbrainz.org is inaccessible, an internal server error is printed on the musicbrainz.org front page.
  • [MBS-4955] – Editor search does not load Gravatars properly
  • [MBS-4972] – "Add new artist" on the add missing entities tab should have a label
  • [MBS-4992] – Work details tab is missing a details header
  • [MBS-5018] – Some translations break front page styling
  • [MBS-5090] – Some entities are marked as having pending edits when they don’t
  • [MBS-5110] – Inserts into artist_tag_raw are not checking for existence first
  • [MBS-5119] – work-recording vs. work-recordings add relationship pages inconsistent on labels around inputs
  • [MBS-5137] – Amazon artist URLs are linked to the wrong page
  • [MBS-5138] – Amazon referral links are not always correctly generated
  • [MBS-5141] – Subscribed editors page shows "found edits" when not subscribed to any editors
  • [MBS-5151] – Edit count is wrong on /edit/open
  • [MBS-5154] – Country, Label, Catalog Number fields aren’t populated on the DiscID move page.
  • [MBS-5163] – Release editor : label search can’t find what both indexed and direct searches can
  • [MBS-5183] – Internal server error when adding an entity with double spaces
  • [MBS-5184] – malformed UTF-8 character in JSON string
  • [MBS-5187] – Cannot add release
  • [MBS-5188] – InitDb fails with a postgres beta
  • [MBS-5189] – CAA changes to InitDB and MBImport don’t work
  • [MBS-5190] – Adding track times to a release triggers selecting new recordings for all tracks
  • [MBS-5191] – Typo in error when showing an edit and cannot display cover art
  • [MBS-5196] – CSS: Centreing an image doesn’t work
  • [MBS-5197] – ISE looking at certain edit history
  • [MBS-5215] – ModBot SetTrackLengths script is corrupting track numbers

Improvement

  • [MBS-1326] – Put limits to the Big Red Cell in edits
  • [MBS-1848] – Add guess case for adding/editing alias
  • [MBS-2597] – Show number of releases in each group on "merge release groups" edit page
  • [MBS-2803] – Show release group type when merging
  • [MBS-3119] – Display more information on the merge work page
  • [MBS-3476] – Add more string substitutions for "join phrase"
  • [MBS-4354] – Edits through the webservice should display application name + version
  • [MBS-4382] – Display total medium/release duration
  • [MBS-4533] – Group releases on recording page by status
  • [MBS-4659] – Auto-editor approval should be shown in edit list view.
  • [MBS-4885] – Go back to the "Instrument Tree" tab after creating an instrument
  • [MBS-4979] – inline search: results aren’t as useful as regular search.
  • [MBS-5098] – Create Artist edits should show Born/Founded/Began (and equivalents for end date) rather than the generic names
  • [MBS-5121] – TuneCore song IDs are permitted in ISRC fields
  • [MBS-5135] – Display more information on the release merge page
  • [MBS-5170] – in the edit summary, there is "begin date"/"end date" reglardless of whether it’s "person", "group" or "other"
  • [MBS-5178] – statistics-collected nagios check should show when stats were collected
  • [MBS-5208] – Wrong grammar on open edit button.

Task

  • [MBS-5122] – Use scheme relative links to support https
  • [MBS-5124] – Ensure search server queries correctly time out
  • [MBS-5140] – Purge unused update scripts
  • [MBS-5186] – Open up release groups and labels in robots.txt

Sub-task

  • [MBS-5149] – Code Coverage Review: MB::S::Validation
  • [MBS-5153] – Code Coverage Review: MB::S::Controller::Statistics
  • [MBS-5160] – Code Coverage Review: MB::S::Controller::Browse
  • [MBS-5161] – Code Coverage Review: MB::S::Controller::Role::Load
  • [MBS-5198] – Code Coverage Review: MB::S::Data::Statistics::ByDate/ByName

The Git commit for this release is bd949ec726fa9d; Git tag v-2012-09-03.

Server update, 2012-08-20

I’ve just finished pushing an update out to our MusicBrainz servers. Apologies to anyone who was using the site while I was releasing this – we’re moving to some new database technology, and it wasn’t configured to handle quite as much traffic as I expected! However, we’re back to “normal” now, and we’ve got a big release for you!

Many thanks to Ian McEwen, nikki, Pavan Chander and the rest of the MusicBrainz team for their hard work on this release. Here’s what has changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-2187] – IPIs from ASCAP not accepted
  • [MBS-2345] – When you seed release editor with tracks it should bypass the Duplicates Page
  • [MBS-3597] – Internal Server Error (deadlock detected)
  • [MBS-4356] – Error message when search results are throttled is very uninformative
  • [MBS-4397] – Recordings tab of release editor is missing labels around checkbox text
  • [MBS-4532] – Use long link phrase on remove relationship page
  • [MBS-4542] – Home page doesn’t pass w3c validation
  • [MBS-4655] – Inconsistent display of types in edits
  • [MBS-4698] – Amazon links get sometimes incorrectly cleaned up by URLCleanup.js
  • [MBS-4768] – Table + schema `cover_art_archive` never created in InitDb.pl
  • [MBS-4778] – ISE : Couldn’t render template "file error – iswc/not_found.tt: not found"
  • [MBS-4806] – Amazon URL autocorrect changes valid Amazon artist pages to invalid ones
  • [MBS-4828] – Work language not returned in release ws requests
  • [MBS-4830] – "Add note and votes" button shown for limited users when they can’t vote or comment
  • [MBS-4901] – No collections message for current user is misleading
  • [MBS-4930] – beta.mb: Random internal server error (current transaction is aborted)
  • [MBS-4974] – ModBot opens the same edit once a day
  • [MBS-4975] – Editor dumps include birth dates
  • [MBS-4994] – MB should trim whitespace from catalog numbers
  • [MBS-5037] – "Found at least {n} edits" is shown even when the exact number is known by way of the divisibility of the total number of edits found
  • [MBS-5050] – HTML::FormHandler update broke IPI editing
  • [MBS-5056] – Moving CD TOC says "to of [removed] by" (gibberish and wrong)
  • [MBS-5059] – RGs with secondary type but no primary don’t list secondary type on sidebar
  • [MBS-5071] – Double spaces not being collapsed in work names
  • [MBS-5078] – MB should trim whitespace from most fields
  • [MBS-5079] – Changing work language is an auto-edit for regular editors
  • [MBS-5087] – URL whitelisting code does not work correctly
  • [MBS-5091] – ModBot enters set track lengths edits repeatedly
  • [MBS-5092] – Set track lengths edits don’t appear in the release or artist edit history
  • [MBS-5094] – Template for Move discID type edit has extraneous text
  • [MBS-5097] – "All artwork is provided by the Cover Art Archive" is displayed when the sidebar image comes from amazon
  • [MBS-5100] – Add artist edit shows Ended: No when ended is marked
  • [MBS-5102] – Fix INSTALL.mb PostgreSQL ident instructions to be compatible with PG >= 8.4.
  • [MBS-5104] – Remove release_coverart rows for releases that should no longer have cover art
  • [MBS-5114] – Strange behaviour of add note button for limited users

Improvement

  • [MBS-436] – Text fields are overly narrow on basic edit forms
  • [MBS-2403] – Provide checksums for all mbdump files
  • [MBS-2821] – Historic edit types should be clearly marked
  • [MBS-3216] – Emails need a Message-ID header
  • [MBS-3683] – Invalid barcode prevents me from fixing other attributes of a release
  • [MBS-3957] – When changing a track duration, if difference is > 10 seconds, recording association should be confirmed or changed
  • [MBS-4431] – Clean up shortened (amzn.com) Amazon URLs
  • [MBS-4956] – Update URL used for donation check
  • [MBS-4958] – Format numbers in the timeline
  • [MBS-5057] – Languages domain should not include languages that we don’t use and never have
  • [MBS-5072] – Increase width of notice/warning banner
  • [MBS-5073] – Preserve spacing below legend for the edit note fieldset
  • [MBS-5074] – Use better styling for lists in forms
  • [MBS-5075] – Update some old doc_links
  • [MBS-5076] – Use consistent alignment for "no cover art" message
  • [MBS-5077] – Fix layout of captcha div
  • [MBS-5082] – Timeout database queries after MAX_REQUEST_TIME
  • [MBS-5103] – Fabric ‘production’ deployment should check for changes in admin/sql/updates and notify the user

New Feature

  • [MBS-2437] – Add "link to entities" syntax for annotation pages

Task

  • [MBS-5052] – Add data removal policy to menu
  • [MBS-5080] – Activate Old English (ang)

The Git commit SHA for this release is aa750b75; Git tag v-2012-08-20.

Server update, 2012-08-06

We’ve just finished releasing a small set of bug fixes and improvements to the MusicBrainz website. As I’m sure you all noticed, we had a fairly shaky last couple of weeks, so this release is a bit smaller than planned as we focused on trying to keep things stable.

Thanks to Ian McEwen, Pavan Chander and the MusicBrainz team for their work in this release. Here’s what’s new:

Bug

  • [MBS-1333] – URLs in annotations remaining as plain text
  • [MBS-1351] – Ratings not displayed correctly after removing personal rating
  • [MBS-3492] – When search rate limiter is hit, /ws/1 returns 200 with no body
  • [MBS-3590] – Release editor session timeout ISE super-ticket
  • [MBS-4058] – Tags with "/" not loading
  • [MBS-4439] – Search edit with "on date YYYY-MM-DD" doesn’t work as intended
  • [MBS-4713] – "None" radio button is missing on edit pages
  • [MBS-4714] – User pages for users with names containing / are inaccessible.
  • [MBS-4781] – Entering "bogus" birth date (0-1-1) in user profile causes an exception
  • [MBS-4853] – $ENV{LANGUAGE} shouldn’t end up in xml:lang and lang attributes.
  • [MBS-4943] – Type/Extra Types show as being unset in the RE
  • [MBS-5007] – Rating > error 400

Improvement

  • [MBS-776] – Allow birth dates without a year
  • [MBS-2138] – Point people to the docs when loading /ws/2/ itself
  • [MBS-2199] – Context help for release type when editing release
  • [MBS-3518] – Remove Chrome frame
  • [MBS-4674] – Use 500px cover images
  • [MBS-4843] – Autoeditor-election status names are not translatable
  • [MBS-5002] – Show (bot), (limited user), etc, next to edit notes too
  • [MBS-5021] – Country/Language/Script domains should have iso code in an automatic comment
  • [MBS-5032] – A lot of language statistics that are likely to never get used are being collected
  • [MBS-5038] – favicon.ico includes both the 16×16 NGS image (which we use) and a larger 32×32 image left over from Mason

New Feature

  • [MBS-3188] – Ability to re-request email verification

Task

  • [MBS-5028] – Fill in missing statistics between 2012-07-11 and 2012-07-17
  • [MBS-5045] – Activate Quenya and Sindarin languages (qya, sjn)

Sub-task

The Git commit SHA for this release is 86e645395c8d58381a6 and the git tag is v-2012-08-06.

Server Update, 2012-07-23

We’ve just pushed out our second update for July, and as a treat it’s a day earlier than planned! This release resolves 40 issues, and covers both bug fixes and new improvements. Possibly the biggest new feature in this release is the ability to filter editing reports by your subscribed artists and labels.

This release is the result of hard work from Alastair Porter, Andy Hawkins, Frederik “Freso” S. Olesen, Ian McEwen, Johannes Weißl, Lukáš Lalinský, Nicolás Tamargo, Pavan Chander and the MusicBrainz team. Thanks!

Bug

  • [MBS-4313] – "has cover art" missing from Relationship Type multiple select box on "Search for Edits" page.
  • [MBS-4385] – Invalid date causes internal server error
  • [MBS-4589] – Add missing entities does not remember "Add new artist" selections
  • [MBS-4734] – Release Editor Seeding doc needs updating after 2012-05-15 server release
  • [MBS-4771] – Gravatar visibility preference isn’t always respected
  • [MBS-4793] – Preferences displays wrong date/time format
  • [MBS-4817] – RGs with no type set aren’t displayed in a table
  • [MBS-4833] – repeated "internal system error" when attempting to edit a release
  • [MBS-4903] – Locale list has duplicate Serbians
  • [MBS-4916] – Isolate i18n locale-switching
  • [MBS-4949] – Facebook URLs not properly decoded
  • [MBS-4965] – Wrong track number shown in artist credit edit
  • [MBS-4969] – Labels are repeated in collection page/view
  • [MBS-4970] – Historic CDTOC edits are splitting the list of track times incorrectly (ISE)
  • [MBS-4976] – slave.sh fails to run
  • [MBS-4989] – "Ended" URL relationships are still shown on the artist right pane
  • [MBS-4998] – Regression : Aliases are unique constricted again

Improvement

  • [MBS-939] – Show how many releases are in each collection
  • [MBS-2364] – CD lookup: Should tell me it didn’t find anything
  • [MBS-2662] – Allow filtering reports by subscribed entities
  • [MBS-2685] – Search box should be larger
  • [MBS-3558] – Improve Various Artists warning text
  • [MBS-3842] – Statistics to port from mb.lmfao.org.uk: relationship types
  • [MBS-4274] – Stats by edit type
  • [MBS-4307] – Add statistics for release group type, release status, and release packaging
  • [MBS-4492] – Development server needs to support development of cover art archive things
  • [MBS-4876] – Allow contexts to be used for translations in the mb_server and statistics domains.
  • [MBS-4945] – Indicate special editor types (limited, bot) on edit list
  • [MBS-4966] – Clean up Jamendo track URLs
  • [MBS-4968] – Sort lists of artists in relationships by sort name, not name
  • [MBS-4993] – Improve descriptions of reports

New Feature

  • [MBS-3180] – Packaging option really needs some kind of help or on-screen doc
  • [MBS-3932] – Report: Discogs pages attached to multiple labels
  • [MBS-4983] – Display last commit info along with running branch

Task

  • [MBS-4940] – Add tray to the cover art types
  • [MBS-4959] – Remove watermarked sites (Ozon and Encyclopedisque) from the cover art whitelist
  • [MBS-4963] – Add nginx full restart to fabric
  • [MBS-4986] – Add sticker to the cover art types
  • [MBS-4990] – Activate Veps(ian) language (vep)

Sub-task

The Git SHA for this release is bea9385, with git tag v-2012-07-23.

Server update, 2012-06-25

We’ve just finished pushing out a small set of changes to the web servers. This is mainly a bug fix release. Thanks to hrglgrmpf, Ian McEwen, Nicolás Tamargo and the MusicBrainz team for their work on this release! Here’s what’s changed:

Bug

  • [MBS-3803] – "Edit barcodes" edit should show the previous value
  • [MBS-4341] – cron scripts don’t account for carton
  • [MBS-4513] – homepage.css included twice on main index
  • [MBS-4526] – Recordings listed on ISRC page are not sorted
  • [MBS-4580] – "Greek" as a locale of German
  • [MBS-4798] – Language statistics should be sortable
  • [MBS-4810] – CC license URLs are not fully normalized in URLCleanup.js
  • [MBS-4841] – update to new Jamendo URL scheme
  • [MBS-4893] – "No edit notes have been added." should not be on edit listing pages.

Improvement

  • [MBS-2547] – Make modbot delete unused core entities
  • [MBS-3120] – Warn when merging recordings with different ISRCs
  • [MBS-4744] – Recognise Spotify URLs
  • [MBS-4900] – Net::CoverArtArchive is not in Makefile.pl

New Feature

  • [MBS-3931] – Report: Discogs pages attached to multiple artists

Task

  • [MBS-4899] – Remove SoundUnwound links from sidebar

The Git tag for this release is v-2012-06-25.