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Screenshot of editing place coordinates using a map.

Server update, 2014-10-13 (a day late)

I’m slacking again and it’s a day late, but here’s another server release, almost kinda on schedule!

We’ve included a few nice improvements this release:

  • Better ways to use Track MBIDs (added in May 2013!), by both linking to their URLs on the site and by allowing them to be used as a linked entity for release lookups (this work by ianmcorvidae, with a bit added by chirlu).
  • Place coordinates can now be selected using a map on the edit page and feedback on proper coordinate formatting needn’t wait for a full form submission (thanks nikki!). This new interface can be seen in the image accompanying this post!
  • When the Internet Archive is likely to reject Cover Art Archive uploads, a warning should now be shown on the site (thanks to the IA for implementing an endpoint to use for this, and nikki for integrating it).
  • Data entered on the site should now be normalized according to Unicode Normalization Form C (or NFC), which means that, for example, a character entered with a separate combining acute accent will be normalized to a combined character where one is available (thanks to chirlu for this work).
  • A variety of edit listing pages, including edit search, should be faster due to an overhaul in our query generation and database indexing (thanks to chirlu for this!).
  • A variety of other bug fixes and smaller improvements, as usual (thanks to bitmap, ianmcorvidae, nikki, and chirlu for various pieces).

The git tag for this release is v-2014-10-13.

The full list of issues, as usual:

Bug

  • [MBS-7750] – Video attribute displays confusingly as “(true)”
  • [MBS-7875] – “Recording of” relationship inherits instrument from artist
  • [MBS-7886] – Internal server error when trying to include ratings for places in the webservice
  • [MBS-7888] – Searching in a new tab from relationship editor disables search button
  • [MBS-7892] – Instrument merge process has not been updated for creditable attributes
  • [MBS-7893] – Disambiguation not displayed in area search results
  • [MBS-7905] – ISE when including place-rels and fmt=json
  • [MBS-7915] – Tracklist missing on “Set track durations” page
  • [MBS-7916] – “Set track durations” preview is broken for single-track mediums

Improvement

  • [MBS-3725] – webservice discid lookup should accept query with only a toc
  • [MBS-5553] – Tell the user before uploading when the Cover Art Archive is down
  • [MBS-6010] – Normalise text to NFC
  • [MBS-6829] – Select place location using a map
  • [MBS-6972] – Provide immediate feedback when editing coordinates
  • [MBS-7634] – Standardise lightbox image links from Commons
  • [MBS-7693] – Release Editor’s “edit the release group” does not open in a new tab
  • [MBS-7831] – Votes by Editor is ordered by edit time, but would be more useful ordered by vote time.
  • [MBS-7869] – Make edit search faster
  • [MBS-7895] – Make reordering mediums an auto-edit
  • [MBS-7896] – Deal better with track MBIDs when merging releases
  • [MBS-7897] – Provide a way to look up things by track MBID via the WS
  • [MBS-7898] – Link to track MBIDs from the tracklist

Server update, 2014-09-29/2014-09-30

A day late on this, due to the summit, sickness, and a variety of travel. But we’ve got you all another release to kick around!

The git tag for this release is v-2014-09-30.

We’ve only got two actual tickets this release, which follow:

Bug

  • [MBS-7642] – Areas displayed in wrong order?
  • [MBS-7871] – Features using localStorage don’t handle quota exceeded/out of device space errors

Other work that was done this release primarily relates to sitemaps and json-ld (for which we haven’t been making tickets) and refactoring of guess case code, as well as some other small fixes. The full list of commits is available at https://github.com/metabrainz/musicbrainz-server/compare/v-2014-09-15…v-2014-09-30 for the specifically curious.

Server update, 2014-09-01 (a day late)

Another release! Due to holiday here in the US, and poor planning on the part of yours truly, a day late. The biggest thing this release is that we’ve finally enabled instrument credits, the schema changes for which were added in May of 2013. This means it should now be possible to enter the names of instruments as credited, whether or not this matches the name of the instrument entity in MusicBrainz! Thanks to bitmap and chirlu for fixing the bulk of the issues this release.

The git tag for this release corresponds to the correct day of release, so is v-2014-09-01. The full list of fixed issues, as usual:

Bug

  • [MBS-4531] – Pending edits not highlighted in appearances section of relationships tab
  • [MBS-4673] – Pending edits are not highlighted in artist credits
  • [MBS-5511] – “see all versions” release group link is missing the “moderation pending” pending edits orange background colour
  • [MBS-6088] – Pending relationship edits are not highlighted on inline release display
  • [MBS-6540] – Artist not highlighted on release page even though it has pending edits
  • [MBS-7371] – Release editor does not warn about unlinked label
  • [MBS-7554] – “Remove relationship” edits don’t store the “ended” field
  • [MBS-7670] – ISE when adding catalog for recording
  • [MBS-7767] – Mini relationship editor may change unrelated ARs
  • [MBS-7776] – Text attribute with value “0” is not displayed
  • [MBS-7779] – Tabs in dropdown menus show as ” “
  • [MBS-7809] – Track parser can cause track to disappear with mysterious validation error

Task

Server update, 2014-08-18

A day late with putting this out, due to some sleep mis-scheduling on the part of yours truly, but we’re back with another release! This release includes a variety of small bug fixes and improvements, as well as a reworking of the track parser, which now supports a more complete set of options to control exactly which information is parsed and which is updated in the tracklist. Thanks to bitmap, chirlu, ianmcorvidae, nikki, and reosarevok for their work on this release!

The git tag for this release is v-2014-08-18.

Full list of issues in this release:

Bug

  • [MBS-7753] – Username displays wrongly on area pages
  • [MBS-7799] – unable to add artist as database entry
  • [MBS-7800] – Last.fm URL cleanup doesn’t work for .br and .com
  • [MBS-7804] – URL cleanup for places doesn’t validate links to Discogs or Other Databases
  • [MBS-7805] – series-rels inc parameter doesn’t work since WebServiceInc was not updated

Improvement

  • [MBS-5925] – Show whether you’re subscribed to a collection on the collection overview
  • [MBS-6705] – Move “No linguistic content” lyrics language from “Other” to “Frequently used”
  • [MBS-7270] – The option to parse vinyl track numbers can be confusing
  • [MBS-7749] – Rap Genius is now Genius
  • [MBS-7797] – When editors are not referenced in the DB, delete their rows entirely rather than renaming to Deleted Editor #N
  • [MBS-7798] – Release relationship editor needs a loading indicator
  • [MBS-7803] – Add reports for entities with annotations

New Feature

  • [MBS-3730] – Feature parity: Please re-add the ability to parse only times
  • [MBS-3732] – Feature parity: Please re-add the ability to parse only titles
  • [MBS-4921] – Add a [No lyrics] option to works language

Task

  • [MBS-7785] – Update ESTER to account for the merger of its branches

Server update, 2014-07-21

A small release this week, as a lot of work has been happening on larger things in progress and on other projects. Still a few various bugs and some improvements aimed at improving the performance of the release and relationship editors. Thanks to chirlu, bitmap, and ianmcorvidae for their work on this release.

The git tag for this release is v-2014-07-21.

Full ticket list.

Bug

  • [MBS-7594] – Changing a track’s recording doesn’t properly clear the old recording from cache
  • [MBS-7680] – Add relationship dialog prepopulated with too many attributes
  • [MBS-7717] – Discogs URL cleanup doesn’t remove trailing dash
  • [MBS-7720] – Release group ratings disappeared from release sidebar
  • [MBS-7736] – "Merge release" edit not closing
  • [MBS-7747] – Missing/duplicate results in inline direct search
  • [MBS-7748] – Merging areas doesn’t update places

Improvement

  • [MBS-7135] – Remove "view" part from Discogs master URLs
  • [MBS-7689] – mini-relationship-editor UI is unbearably slow when there are many items
  • [MBS-7741] – Reordering tracks/mediums in the release editor can be slow

Server update, 2014-07-07

Another fortnight, another release. A bit quiet this time for the summer and some vacations and holidays, but a few bugfixes, some refactoring, and the addition of browse by area in /ws/2. navap also found a security issue which allowed editing of collections by any user, which is not listed below. Thanks to nikki, bitmap, navap, and chirlu for their work on this release!

The git tag for this release is v-2014-07-07.

Bug

  • [MBS-7617] – Changing a URL’s link type on a series edit page doesn’t trigger any validation
  • [MBS-7672] – Relationship type dropdown is not ordered correctly
  • [MBS-7673] – Entity types are inconsistently ordered when adding a relationship
  • [MBS-7684] – Spurious closing </span> tags
  • [MBS-7691] – OZON.ru URLs are automatically edited to add partner=musicbrainz
  • [MBS-7696] – “This attribute type is only used for grouping, please select a subtype” when editing works
  • [MBS-7698] – Release editor asks for confirmation to leave even if there are no changes (but the release has URL relationships)
  • [MBS-7700] – Work attribute types are not sorted alphabetically
  • [MBS-7703] – Unused urls in l_series_url are not removed
  • [MBS-7707] – Work attributes are not sorted in the sidebar
  • [MBS-7713] – Percent signs not escaped in Wikipedia extract link to Wikipedia

Improvement

  • [MBS-7694] – link areas to other entities in the webservice

Task

  • [MBS-7702] – Reduce the duplication in link_* macros
  • [MBS-7704] – Factor out entity treeness into a role

Server update, 2014-06-09

A day late in actually releasing it, but we have a new server release! Assorted bug fixes, improvements, and refactoring make up this release. Thanks to the MetaBrainz team and supplementary work from chirlu, reosarevok, and nikki. The git tag for this release is v-2014-06-09. The full list of fixed tickets:

Bug

  • [MBS-4669] – Webservice returns an ASIN that was added in a voted down edit
  • [MBS-5526] – Diff highlighting messes up descriptions in edit relationship type edits
  • [MBS-7455] – ISE for /ws/js/edit/preview: Error: Could not create MusicBrainz::Server::Edit::Release::DeleteReleaseLabel edit
  • [MBS-7552] – Entering a Series that requires disambig. changes the part of-numbering
  • [MBS-7574] – Regression. Can’t fill release group field by pasting URL
  • [MBS-7583] – Nonfunctional relationship page for instruments
  • [MBS-7584] – Double “Relationships” heading on label relationships page
  • [MBS-7585] – Missing series in subscriptions page
  • [MBS-7588] – ARRAY(0x1987d1c8) shown on add work edit
  • [MBS-7589] – Edit types in edit search are sorted in ASCII order
  • [MBS-7590] – Search results for instruments should strip markup from the description
  • [MBS-7604] – Whitespace+invalid character at the end of a string causes an ISE
  • [MBS-7608] – Internal server error looking up CD TOC with too large offsets
  • [MBS-7609] – “Refine this search” links breaks for entities with no entity filter in the edit search
  • [MBS-7611] – Internal server error loading annotation revision
  • [MBS-7614] – Relationship attributes are validated against the old link type
  • [MBS-7615] – Changes to URLs only are treated as no change
  • [MBS-7624] – Possible to create edits which add two unknown country release events
  • [MBS-7633] – l(‘Series’) is ambiguous
  • [MBS-7636] – Regression + data corruption: edit page swaps the direction of relationships

Improvement

  • [MBS-1377] – Turn relationships with multiple instrument/vocal attributes into multiple relationships
  • [MBS-7541] – Add Series to the statistics
  • [MBS-7542] – Add instruments to statistics
  • [MBS-7595] – Discid edits should show release artist
  • [MBS-7618] – fullexport generation must complete before replication packets are copied, resulting in temporary but several-hour gaps in the available replication packets
  • [MBS-7621] – Treat non-free-text work attribute types with no options as grouping types
  • [MBS-7631] – Make instrument relationships link back to the instrument entity pages

New Feature

  • [MBS-4825] – Normalize blogspot URLs

Task

  • [MBS-7499] – Add vkdb.jp to the otherdbs whitelist
  • [MBS-7571] – Factor out lists of entities in the code