Monthly Archives: November 2007

Search server fixed.

UPDATE: The main search functions are back! FreeDB search will be offline until sometime tomorrow.

Our search server finally gave up the ghost and its dead. We’re bringing up a back-up server to take over for it, but it will take another 8 hours for the indexes to be complete.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

In the meantime, you can donate some money!

UPDATE: by Dave at 1730 UTC

Until about 1715 UTC the search server was only available to the master site – this is now fixed. Sorry for the additional inconvenience, and thanks for bearing with us.

Previously Dave said:

The server server seems to be a little sick again today – the load average was over 100 just now. As a result I’m trying to reboot the server now, and I’ve put request rate-limiting in place on the main server, so you may find that various things aren’t working at the moment. :-(

Watch this space for updates.

Two new editing suggestion reports available

Sergey and Wendell at MusicIP have been working on two new reports:

  1. Tracks attached to the wrong artist: This list contains tracks with similar names, which have been connected to artists which may be ambiguous – often this indicates an error in either the track assocation, or the artists themselves. To resolve the conflict, tracks assigned to the incorrect artists should be moved to correct artists, or the artists should be merged if they represent the same musical source.
  2. PUIDs attached to the wrong artist: This list contains tracks which have the same PUID, but have been connected to conflicting artists. To resolve the conflict, PUIDs assigned incorrectly should be removed, tracks assigned to the incorrect artists should be moved to correct artists, or the artists should be merged if they represent the same musical source.

Thanks to Sergey and Wendell for creating these reports!

Last.fm contract signed!

Just a quick update on the contract with Last.fm: Last.fm has signed the contract with MusicBrainz and will now be able to integrate MusicBrainz data into their service once again.

Three cheers!

Thank you much to Spencer at Last.fm for pushing this through!

Looking for free hosting for a UK MusicBrainz Mirror

Powernet in Milton Keynes is currently graciously hosting our UK mirror, but unfortunately that free ride will soon come to an end. Thus, we’re looking to find a new home for a 1U server in some colo in the UK. The mirror does not take too much bandwidth at the moment — if the bandwidth goes above a 500kbit/s I would be greatly surprised.

If you have some spare space in a colo in the UK and would like to help out by hosting a mirror server, please leave a comment!

Thanks!

UPDATE: The UK mirror will go away tomorrow, Nov 8 at about Noon, local time.

In case you didn't catch it: Picard != Picard QT

Given the number of clueless/negative comments on the TRM announcement, I feel it necessary to clue people in to the fact that Picard QT’s interface has been revamped. The workflow has been greatly improved, the user interface is more stable and it does an amazing amount of work for you before you need to use acoustic fingerprinting.

If you feel the need to trash months of hard work that Lukas has done, please at least download it and try it before you make an idiot of yourself.