MusicBrainz Server update, 2021-11-29

Another set of mostly small fixes and improvements, of which the most significant change might be that editors will need to explicitly confirm that they want to add a “disc 1” or “CD 1” medium title; this should save editors some cleanup work in the future. A report for this issue has also been added to help cleaning up the ones already there.

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 CatQuest, chaban, Cyberskull,  kellnerd, PierPiero, outsidecontext, rdswift, sammyrayy, 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-2021-11-29.

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MusicBrainz Server update, 2021-11-15

Just a few bugs and improvements this time – the most interesting change might be that it is now possible to see if we have cover art for a release group from release group lists (including the artist overview page).

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 kellnerd for fixing the path to the favicon for Tidal external links. Thanks to CatQuest, chaban, Cyberskull, HibiscusKazeneko and jesus2099 for having reported bugs and suggested improvements. Thanks to Colectivo AlArte, mfmeulenbelt and salo.rock for updating the translations. And thanks to all others who tested the beta version!

The git tag is v-2021-11-15.

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Picard 2.7 Beta 2

The Picard team is happy to announce that Picard 2.7 Beta 2 is now available. 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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MusicBrainz Server update, 2021-10-25

This release includes a bunch of fixes for collections, URLs and relationship display. It also further improves the external links editor thanks to yyoung, by adding highlights to indicate what is being removed, added or edited in the same way as in other relationship editors. Additionally, the last of the edit detail pages has now been converted to React.

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 CatQuest, chaban, Cyberskull, HibiscusKazeneko, Jack126Guy, jesus2099, kellnerd and yyoung for having reported bugs and suggested improvements. Thanks to ffff23, mfmeulenbelt and salo.rock for updating the translations. And thanks to all others who tested the beta version!

The git tag is v-2021-10-25.

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MusicBrainz Server update, 2021-10-04

This time we have a lot of small fixes for URLs, including URL seeding and cleanup, and a couple other small bugfixes. Nothing particularly big, but still hopefully useful!

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 atj, chaban, Cyberskull, danbloo, HDS, HibiscusKazeneko, mr_maxis and yyoung for having reported bugs and suggested improvements. Thanks to AO, Besnik, mfmeulenbelt, salo.rock, SpearDog and wa2c for updating the translations. And thanks to all others who tested the beta version!

The git tag is v-2021-10-04.

Fixed Bug

  • [MBS-10902] – Release language shown in edit list as [No lyrics] instead of No linguistic content
  • [MBS-11852] – ISE when approving edit
  • [MBS-11952] – Don’t select free streaming for Vimeo On Demand URLs
  • [MBS-11960] – Artist editor URL seeding displays empty text field
  • [MBS-11970] – reCAPTCHA sometimes doesn’t load on the account registration page
  • [MBS-11973] – Release groups with pending edits not highlighted on artist recordings page
  • [MBS-11977] – Mismatched entity type in external links editor doesn’t trigger the appropriate error message
  • [MBS-11989] – Delete release group alias page fails with React error
  • [MBS-11998] – Total ratings counts do not include place ratings

Improvement

  • [MBS-11830] – Add more collection statistics
  • [MBS-11896] – Remove the unique_primary_for_locale triggers and associated functions
  • [MBS-11941] – Normalize Worldcat identities URLs
  • [MBS-11957] – twitch.com links should be normalized to twitch.tv
  • [MBS-11959] – Allow RYM links for music video recordings
  • [MBS-11961] – Rename “random” in edit search since it’s not actually random
  • [MBS-11968] – Allow VIAF, DNB and LoC links for series
  • [MBS-11975] – Clean up CDJapan detailview URLs
  • [MBS-11978] – Move edit icons of external links editor to the left side

New Feature

  • [MBS-10621] – Add autoselect + sidebar for Tidal URLs

React Conversion Task

  • [MBS-10639] – Convert release merge edit to React

MusicBrainz Server update, 2021-09-20

We’re back to our usual two-week cycle with a relatively small set of changes, of which the most interesting might be that you can use some extra includes in the MusicBrainz API: release-group-level-rels for release lookups, and recording-level-rels and work-level-rels on release browses. Keep in mind that recording level relationships are still restricted to the same 500 recording limit that applies to very large release lookups, to keep the size of the API responses somewhat sensible – anything over 500 recordings and you’ll need to get the relationships entity by entity.

Additionally, we found an issue where the “make my tags private” setting was not being respected when users tried to navigate straight to a tag page, such as https://musicbrainz.org/user/username/tag/tagname, making it possible to see what the user in question had tagged with tagname even if the tags were meant to be private. This was fixed on both the beta and production servers as soon as we were made aware of it by CatQuest, but we cannot guarantee that it was never used by any too-curious editor who failed to report it before. We apologize for any possible breach of your tag privacy.

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 atj, CatQuest, chaban, Cyberskull, jesus2099, MrClon, mr_maxis and outsidecontext 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-2021-09-20.

Fixed Bug

  • [MBS-8820] – An artist with only event rels has a fully blank relationships page
  • [MBS-9454] – URL entities do not always get purged when last entity association is removed
  • [MBS-11717] – Pending artist credit edits warning missing in artist credits reports
  • [MBS-11932] – URL-Work license relationships not excluded from “Report for same URL linked to many entities” report
  • [MBS-11940] – /ws/2/tag return 500 code for invalid requests
  • [MBS-11944] – Place merge button on areas says “Add selected labels for merging”
  • [MBS-11976] – User tag page is not private even when meant to be

Improvement

  • [MBS-6140] – Add “recording-level-rels” (and “work-rels”) support to “Release” browse web service
  • [MBS-8098] – Allow release-group-level-rels in release lookup
  • [MBS-11130] – Clarify it’s not possible to subscribe to VA / [no label]
  • [MBS-11794] – Link to edit searches on statistic page
  • [MBS-11799] – Display “credited as” field in sidebar external links
  • [MBS-11907] – Block vyd.co link aggregator

New Feature

  • [MBS-11819] – Show OAuth authorizations for account admins
  • [MBS-11843] – Add report for “Events with annotations”

React Conversion Task

  • [MBS-11841] – Convert Set Track Lengths edit to React

MusicBrainz Server update, 2021-09-06

Today we’re happy to release yyoung’s work to improve the external links editor; see his detailed blog post for more information. Thanks for your hard work, yyoung!

This release also contains quite a few bug fixes and improvements, given the amount of time since last release. Several fix guess-case issues, and we’ve refactored the guess-case code to be more maintainable in the future. A visible improvement you may notice is that we now display icons next to entity links in relationships to help distinguish different types of entities. (If you’ve been editing on MusicBrainz for a long time, you may remember something similar from the classic, pre-NGS website.)

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 aerozol, angriestchair, Beckfield, bsammon, chaban, CyberSkull, danBLOO, Dibou, Freso, HDS, jesus2099, KRSCuan, mr_maxis, mtrolley, navap, salo.rock, Shepard, yindesu, and yyoung for having reported bugs and suggested improvements. Thanks to Besnik, ffff23, kellnerd, mfmeulenbelt, panos, salo.rock, th1rtyf0ur, V6lur, and yoshi818 for updating the translations. And thanks to all others who tested the beta version!

The git tag is v-2021-09-06.

Fixed Bug

  • [MBS-11793] – Wikipedia abstract is fetched even though URL is ended
  • [MBS-11795] – Text overflow in external link relationship type description tooltip
  • [MBS-11802] – ISE on “Edit relationship type” edit for removed type
  • [MBS-11806] – Relationships for different tracks are wrongly grouped on release bottom credit display
  • [MBS-11812] – Merge queue: Missing whitespace before “New disc title”
  • [MBS-11832] – artist-credit/id page gives TypeError if the id does not exist
  • [MBS-11854] – Guess Case doesn’t properly capitalize after Unicode hyphen U+2010
  • [MBS-11861] – Weird odd/even classes client-side for tablesorted statistics
  • [MBS-11864] – Some DNB links are wrongly marked as invalid
  • [MBS-11922] – pre-NGS release type not shown for compilation
  • [MBS-11933] – /oauth2/token doesn’t validate the code parameter

Improvement

  • [MBS-2221] – Description for how to set a relationship as “in” a date
  • [MBS-2418] – Show “Edit URL” edits in entity edit histories
  • [MBS-2421] – Small icon near recording / work / release / artist / … names to distinguish them
  • [MBS-3774] – Add URL relationship with begin and end dates
  • [MBS-7859] – Hide relationships from original recordings to other/derived versions in release view
  • [MBS-10054] – Better editing/viewing of URL relationships from Artist page
  • [MBS-10910] – Display renamed labels on Overview
  • [MBS-11267] – Show label for cover art pieces when reordering cover art
  • [MBS-11391] – Show changes made to external link when editing URL relationship
  • [MBS-11622] – Clean up Apple Music label URLs
  • [MBS-11650] – Add Tag statistics to profile page
  • [MBS-11680] – Group editing URL relationships by external link
  • [MBS-11693] – Give useful message when rejecting Musixmatch /album links
  • [MBS-11722] – Don’t preselect basic as language proficiency
  • [MBS-11732] – Remove LYRICSnMUSIC from lyrics whitelist
  • [MBS-11733] – Remove WikiaParoles from lyrics whitelist
  • [MBS-11788] – Guess case: Lowercase “official” in ETI
  • [MBS-11796] – Add Internet Archive logo for sidebar
  • [MBS-11797] – Guess case: Lowercase “censored”, “uncensored”, “explicit” in ETI
  • [MBS-11798] – Disallow Instagram /accounts link and other internal links
  • [MBS-11808] – Don’t show entities in tag pages where vote count for tag is lower than 1
  • [MBS-11810] – Merge queue: Rename “disc title” to “medium title”
  • [MBS-11811] – Make Tracklist editing buttons behave consistently on collapsed mediums
  • [MBS-11823] – Don’t insert line breaks inside tag words
  • [MBS-11824] – featured artist reports should look for featured artists without a space
  • [MBS-11825] – Use consistent order for art types when editing vs adding cover art
  • [MBS-11833] – Drop “f.” from the featured artists reports
  • [MBS-11846] – Display release artist on release group view
  • [MBS-11850] – Make footer links more visible
  • [MBS-11862] – Do not show deprecated relationship types with 0 uses in selectors
  • [MBS-11863] – Allow DNB links for works
  • [MBS-11875] – Braille should not be looked for in “Releases with unlikely language/script pairs” in connection to a spoken/written language
  • [MBS-11888] – Automatically set/disable ended when setting an end date in DateRangeFieldset
  • [MBS-11891] – Use HTTPS when linking to Jira
  • [MBS-11912] – Also allow Mainly Norfolk as a lyrics source
  • [MBS-11913] – Auto-select “stream” additionaly to “download” for Jamendo URLs
  • [MBS-11915] – Don’t show area icon if there’s already a flag icon
  • [MBS-11924] – Remove redundant tabs/links/info from deleted editor profiles

New Feature

  • [MBS-9426] – Interface to remove usernames from blocked list
  • [MBS-9902] – Support auto-select/cleanup/validation of more than one relationship type for external links
  • [MBS-11689] – Report: pseudo-releases marked as the original tracklist
  • [MBS-11828] – Add admin interface for checking whether a username is blocked
  • [MBS-11848] – Add report for “Releases with Amazon cover art without any Cover Art Archive images”

React Conversion Task

  • [MBS-11834] – Convert Add Release edit to React
  • [MBS-11835] – Convert Change Wikidoc edit to React
  • [MBS-11836] – Convert Edit Barcodes edit to React
  • [MBS-11837] – Convert Edit Release Label edit to React
  • [MBS-11838] – Convert Edit Release edit to React
  • [MBS-11839] – Convert Remove Relationship Attribute edit to React
  • [MBS-11840] – Convert Reorder Mediums edit to React

Other Task

  • [MBS-11805] – Add flow typing to guess case code
  • [MBS-11856] – Remove reports for releases with cover art relationships
  • [MBS-11928] – Drop consul-template for deployment

GSoC’21: MusicBrainz Android App: Dawn of Showdown

Greetings, Everyone!

I am Akshat Tiwari (akshaaatt on IRC), an undergraduate student from Delhi Technological University, India.

It has been an exhilarating experience for me, right from submitting a proposal for GSoC to becoming a part of a fantastic community.

The Google Summer of Code 2021 Edition finally comes to an end after the 3-Month long journey. I will be detailing the journey of working towards my summer of code project today. This blog is a summary of all the work done.

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GSoC 2021: Complete Rust binding for the MusicBrainz API

Hi Everyone! I am Ritiek Malhotra (ritiek on IRC) and recently completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering. I participated in Google Summer of Code ’21 and worked on musicbrainz_rs – a library wrapper on the MusicBrainz Web API written for the Rust programming language.

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GSoC 2021: Push the URL relationship editor to the next level

Hello everyone, I’m Yang Yang (aka yyoung), an undergraduate student from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. I am honored to be accepted as a student of Google Summer of Code 2021 in MetaBrainz Foundation to work on the improvements of external links editor. I had a good time with the MusicBrainz dev team this summer, and it was a valuable experience for me. This is a final report and overview of my work.

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