MusicBrainz Server update, 2020-01-20

This release mostly fixes small bugs. Please note that the display code for release lists (for area, artist, collection, instrument, label and series) has been reworked too.

Thanks to chaban for continuously reporting issues, hibiscuskazeneko for paying attention to external links, rotab who fixed a couple of bugs, and all others who reported issues or helped test or translate today’s release!

The git tag is v-2020-01-20.

Bug

  • [MBS-10492] – Regression: When minute component starts with 0 (zero) it’s omitted
  • [MBS-10501] – Collaborator avatars missing from collection page
  • [MBS-10522] – Subscribers not transferred after entity merge
  • [MBS-10531] – Invalid requests are sent to maps service when access token is not set
  • [MBS-10536] – Release group link “see all versions of this release” has span.name-variation
  • [MBS-10553] – User report reason is sent to admins translated
  • [MBS-10560] – Regression: release edits display abbreviated rather than full country names in their release events
  • [MBS-10565] – Can’t add a new type for series
  • [MBS-10567] – Only show allowed series entity types when creating series types
  • [MBS-10571] – Localized ModBot notes are not properly formatted when sent via email
  • [MBS-10572] – Pages that display release events trigger an error when a non-English UI language is selected: “Domain `countries` was not found.”

Improvement

  • [MBS-10552] – Add Deezer links to the sidebar

MusicBrainz Server update, 2020-01-06

Happy new year with a new “Artists” page for instruments on MusicBrainz, plus a way to collapse the display of very long release country lists, alongside with some bugfixes, the usual improved handling of external URLs and continued conversion to React.

Thanks to CatQuest, chaban, Lotheric, mfmeulenbelt, outsidecontext, Sotho Talker, and all others who reported issues or helped test or translate today’s release!

The git tag is v-2020-01-06.

Bug

  • [MBS-10335] – Installing Perl dependencies fails on outdated DBD::Pg version
  • [MBS-10497] – Internal server error when editing artist and credits
  • [MBS-10521] – Add Medium -> Existing medium search in the release editor is broken, spins forever
  • [MBS-10524] – /account/change-password gives an internal server error if not logged in
  • [MBS-10526] – Private collaborative collections for a user shown publicly

New Feature

  • [MBS-10316] – Add “Artists” tab for instruments
  • [MBS-10424] – Collapse release country list when there are too many release event countries for a single release

Improvement

  • [MBS-10292] – Normalize and validate links to Québec Info Musique
  • [MBS-10309] – Update URL cleanup for musik-sammler.de
  • [MBS-10455] – Block more smart links

React Conversion Task

  • [MBS-9919] – Convert the place public pages to React

MusicBrainz Server update, 2019-12-09

More small improvements and bugfixes with today’s release, as well as continued conversion to React and other code refactoring.

Thanks to angriestchair, brianfreud, CatQuest, chaban, danbloo, draconx, dr saunders, dseomn, fmera, psychoadept, and all others who reported issues or helped test or translate today’s release!

The git tag is v-2019-12-10-hotfix.

Bug

  • [MBS-4091] – Annotation trimming breaks initial li’s
  • [MBS-10188] – “Merge releases” edit is stuck
  • [MBS-10228] – Releases with no media not shown as merge source in release merge edits
  • [MBS-10279] – Release merge edits display stale, possibly incorrect recording merge info
  • [MBS-10422] – Recording inline search in release editor doesn’t display ISRCs
  • [MBS-10468] – URL cleanup breaks Bandcamp URLs containing “merch”
  • [MBS-10482] – Patreon post URLs are incorrectly normalized
  • [MBS-10502] – 45cat/45worlds URLs point to the wrong place on MB

Improvement

  • [MBS-4776] – Require confirmation when using Various Artists as a track artist
  • [MBS-10243] – Show “[missing media]” when relevant on release duplicates tab
  • [MBS-10244] – Show “[missing media]” when relevant on merge w recordings release merge
  • [MBS-10248] – Show the type of link from instrument recording page
  • [MBS-10255] – Explain when to use “Copy all track titles to associated recordings” and “Copy all track artist credits to associated recordings” when editing a release
  • [MBS-10304] – Restore the ability to set special codes as editor language
  • [MBS-10479] – Show release group types on recording page
  • [MBS-10489] – Make EnterEditNote help text less redundant
  • [MBS-10491] – Add “add a new instrument” link to instrument search results page
  • [MBS-10493] – Enlarge and allow resizing relationship type multi-select box
  • [MBS-10500] – Support localizing edit notes left by ModBot

React Conversion Task

  • [MBS-10439] – Convert user collections list to React

Other Task

  • [MBS-10350] – Remove Google+ links from the sidebar
  • [MBS-10495] – Update Discourse SSO to use header based authentication

MusicBrainz Server update, 2019-11-25

Starting with this release, we read our genres list from the genre table rather than a hardcoded list inside a JSON file. This should have no user-visible impact, but let us know if you encounter any new issues related to genres. (This change should however help us improve genres further.)

We also have a small list of bug fixes and improvements, listed below. One neat new feature is the ability to sort edit searches by date closed or closing.

Thanks to chaban, culinko, drsaunde, jesus2099, mglubb, lotheric, psychoadept, sothotalker, and all others who reported issues or helped test or translate today’s release!

The git tag is v-2019-11-25.

Bug

  • [MBS-7097] – Release listed multiple times in “Non-digital releases with download relationships” report
  • [MBS-10466] – MusicBrainz Happy Birthday wishes doesn’t take into account timezones
  • [MBS-10467] – Pages ported to React do not show the new edit notes banner
  • [MBS-10473] – Static resources fail to build when NODE_ENV=production
  • [MBS-10485] – User profile’s “Statistics Edits (view)” links to bogus URL
  • [MBS-10488] – Regression: User profile subscribe links no longer work

New Feature

  • [MBS-9491] – Move genres to be read from the database

Improvement

  • [MBS-4299] – Warning when merging releases with diff. recording artists should show disambiguation
  • [MBS-10204] – Better overview of user edits on user page
  • [MBS-10471] – Add option to view edits by date closed

React Conversion Task

  • [MBS-9922] – Convert the series public pages to React

MusicBrainz Server update, 2019-11-11

This release contains a new “Voting suggestions” page with some useful, predefined edit searches that ought to help editors find and review edits that need more attention.

We also have some minor improvements and display fixes, detailed below. The conversion of our template code to React slowly continues.

Thanks to cyna, chaban, and all others who tested or contributed to this release!

The git tag is v-2019-11-11.

Bug

  • [MBS-10264] – The date/time display format isn’t localized in some places
  • [MBS-10446] – Historic “Remove relationship” edits don’t display anything useful
  • [MBS-10447] – Historic “remove relationship” edits don’t fail properly if data is missing
  • [MBS-10460] – Remove alias edits don’t store “ended” info, always display “Ended: No”

New Feature

  • [MBS-10299] – “Voting Reports” (pre-set edit searches)

Task

  • [MBS-10389] – Add “Chat” or “IRC” link to footer
  • [MBS-10394] – Convert Add/Remove Alias edit to React
  • [MBS-10395] – Convert Edit Alias edit to React
  • [MBS-10440] – Remove series/delete
  • [MBS-10448] – Add the Dynamic Range Database to the other databases whitelist

Improvement

  • [MBS-3839] – Merge edit pages should have a way to remove some items
  • [MBS-10361] – Allow tabbing straight from edit note field to submit button
  • [MBS-10371] – Update the Songfacts logo used in the sidebar
  • [MBS-10382] – Explain what rename option does when merging
  • [MBS-10403] – Explain when a release should be removed / merging is preferred
  • [MBS-10456] – Show more info when entering artist merges

React Conversion Task

  • [MBS-10206] – Convert user profile to React

State of the Brainz: 2019 MetaBrainz Summit highlights

The 2019 MetaBrainz Summit took place on 27th–29th of September 2019 in Barcelona, Spain at the MetaBrainz HQ. The Summit is a chance for MetaBrainz staff and the community to gather and plan ahead for the next year. This report is a recap of what was discussed and what lies ahead for the community.

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Picard 2.2.3 released

MusicBrainz Picard 2.2.3 is available for download. This is a bugfix release which mainly fixes a couple of crashes and some UI issues on macOS.

The complete list of changes:

Bug

  • [PICARD-1633] – macOS: Automatic locale detection broken
  • [PICARD-1634] – macOS: File browser sets wrong horizontal scroll position
  • [PICARD-1635] – Terminated randomly when deleting files when saving
  • [PICARD-1636] – Default locale detection fails if locale categories have different locales
  • [PICARD-1637] – Crash when saving after removing some underlying files
  • [PICARD-1640] – Picard with –config-file parameter copies over legacy configuration
  • [PICARD-1642] – Picard crashes on launch (AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘setPopupMode’)
  • [PICARD-1643] – Performer with instruments containing non-ASCII characters are not written to Vorbis and APE tags
  • [PICARD-1644] – Crash when initializing translations on Python 3.8
  • [PICARD-1647] – macOS: Plugin enable/disable button does not always update the icon
  • [PICARD-1648] – Crashes when using search dialogs
  • [PICARD-1651] – File and release counts in status bar not updated when files get removed
  • [PICARD-1654] – macOS: Logout button / username stays visible after logout
  • [PICARD-1655] – macOS: Login dialog can be hidden behind options

Improvement

  • [PICARD-1630] – Ensure FLAC metadata is visible/editable in Windows Explorer
  • [PICARD-1632] – Tooltips for genre filter help hide too quickly