Some will say that hell froze over today…
We just updated the main server with Advanced Relationships (AR)!
After nearly two years of brainstorming and several months of tinkering, the new feature is finally live! (see the release notes for details)
This new feature takes MusicBrainz into a new direction towards becoming a music encyclopedia — as opposed to a simple music metadatabase. While the server team does not believe in version numbers for the server (we prefer to use dates), this could be considered MusicBrainz Version 1.75 — its not quite MusicBrainz 2.0, but we’re getting really close. Now that we have Advanced Relationships in place we will be able to easily add on Concerts and Record Label support in future releases — that would bring us to MusicBrainz 2.0.
A few more notes about this release:
- IMPORTANT if you have a replicating server (!!): Due to a small bork-up in the release process, you must do a full import on your database to kickstart the replication process again. Sorry for the hassle!
- If the site hassles you about an unverified mail address, simply log out and back in.
- If you’re adding AR links and think up new link types or new instruments/vocals, please add them to this wiki page
- How does AR change the styleguidelines? Should you still do silly things like ‘feat.’? Yes, please continue to follow the style guidelines. I’ll work with Tarragon to update them with respect to AR.
Big thanks for helping with this goes to: Dave Evans and Don Redman. Thanks to everyone else who helped brainstorm and test the new feature!