Category Archives: Updates

Server update, 2015-08-24

Today’s release contains only bug-fixes. We’ve fixed an issues with “downvoted” tags being lost after a merge, and made release label edits more robust when the related releases or labels are merged. The git tag is v-2015-08-24 and the changelog is below.


  • [MBS-3867] – Edit release label fails prerequisite when labels are merged
  • [MBS-8462] – Webservice can create tags with upper-case letters
  • [MBS-8505] – Up/down vote for tags that contains uppercase letters updates a lowercase version of that tag
  • [MBS-8515] – Can’t edit or add entities related to an URL
  • [MBS-8516] – Relationships used as documentation examples can’t be merged
  • [MBS-8517] – Internal server error loading /ws/2/collection?fmt=json
  • [MBS-8518] – Edit release label edits get stuck after the release is merged
  • [MBS-8524] – Merging entities can corrupt tags up/down-votes
  • [MBS-8528] – Trying to search for an example to add to a relationship type gives “Lookup failed: Not Acceptable”
  • [MBS-8529] – Error: ENOENT, no such file or directory ‘/home/i18n/musicbrainz-server/po/javascript.<lang>.po’

Server update, 2015-08-10

This is mostly a bug-fix release, with one important note for people running their own server:

A longstanding issue with versions of MooseX::Role::Parameterized greater than 1.02 has been fixed, and now version 1.03 or greater is required. If you’re using cpanm as suggests, running cpanm MooseX::Role::Parameterized will get the latest version. If you’re using the new VM, sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade will install the latest packaged dependencies from our PPA repository.

Thanks to all who contributed to today’s release. The git tag is v-2015-08-10 and the changelog is below.


  • [MBS-8495] – Lieder archive has moved to
  • [MBS-8498] – Entities in a collection not mergeable
  • [MBS-8499] – Entities in a collection not removed when empty
  • [MBS-8501] – Work edit form is broken because document.currentScript is not available in all supported browsers
  • [MBS-8502] – Cookies are no longer persistent
  • [MBS-8507] – Duplicate checking code can prevent editing existing entity
  • [MBS-8514] – Work credits’ AC cannot be removed nor edited


  • [MBS-2477] – Relationship edits should track merges

Server update, 2015-07-27

Today’s release improves the way series are automatically ordered (MBS-7557), and fixes a few bugs in the edit system preventing certain edits from closing. We’ve also got some fixes and additions to the URL cleanup code.

Thanks to all who contributed to today’s release. The git tag is v-2015-07-27 and the complete changelog is below.


  • [MBS-8308] – Non-redirecting Weibo URLs are changed to URLs which redirect
  • [MBS-8475] – Allow links to Amazon Mexico
  • [MBS-8480] – Home page “latest posts” garbles fancy punctuation coming from the blog titles
  • [MBS-8483] – Entities that require a disambiguation comment ISE if submitted with relationships
  • [MBS-8484] – Server does not fully collapse spaces surrounding non-printable characters
  • [MBS-8485] – ModBot can’t close deletion edits if the entity no longer exists
  • [MBS-8488] – ModBot can’t close an AddISWCs edit where any of the works were deleted
  • [MBS-8490] – Works with no relationships not being deleted
  • [MBS-8491] – Work merges aren’t happening


  • [MBS-7557] – better series automatic ordering
  • [MBS-7987] – Event series should be (auto-)ordered by date
  • [MBS-8457] – Remove “?oldformat=true” from Wikipedia URLs

New Feature

  • [MBS-8312] – festivals from songkick and not allowed as event-relationships


  • [MBS-8487] – Add autoselect to soundcloud for series

Server update, 2015-07-13

This update contains bug fixes and improvements the new tag voting interface, thanks to feedback from people during the last couple weeks. The plus/minus buttons simply add or subtract 1 from the current score (and are disabled where you’ve already done that). There’s still room for improvement, but hopefully it should be more intuitive now.

We’ve also made duplicate entity detection more immediate—the interface will show you possible duplicate artists, labels, etc. before you submit anything.

Thanks to Nikki and the MetaBrainz team for their work on today’s release. The git tag is v-2015-07-13 and the changelog is below.


  • [MBS-8322] – Editing entity (now) removes its URL relationship dates
  • [MBS-8434] – Work editor can’t seed both relationship type and target
  • [MBS-8463] – Adding a tag with upper-case letters on the tag page has funny behaviour
  • [MBS-8470] – Bulk tag submission doesn’t work if the same tag appears in different recordings


  • [MBS-2873] – In add relationship edits, always display the URL second
  • [MBS-8331] – Move some of the duplicate entity check code to the client
  • [MBS-8464] – tag voting interface doesn’t make sense if you don’t use reddit

Server update, 2015-06-29

Today’s release progresses in finishing up the UI for last schema change. One of the changes introduced was tag voting, and as of this release you can finally upvote/downvote tags on the website. This should make it easier for people to re-use tags and to hide tags they consider wrong.

In other news, artist and place collections can be created now, too.

The rest of the release contains various bug fixes and refactorings (some without tickets, but visible in the git log).

Thanks to JesseW, legoktm, nikki, and the MetaBrainz team for their work. The git tag is v-2015-06-29 and the changelog is below.


  • [MBS-8430] – SQL exception when undoing creation of a record label: “Controller::Edit->cancel “Failed query: …” “
  • [MBS-8443] – Not possible to remove dates in the relationship editor
  • [MBS-8448] – ISE on Donation Check page


  • [MBS-4145] – Up/down vote for tags
  • [MBS-7987] – Event series should be (auto-)ordered by date

Server update, 2015-06-15 (a day late)

This release includes a variety of bugfixes, listed below, plus a few more entities are now available for collections.

The git tag for this release is v-2015-06-15.


  • [MBS-6065] – Internal server error when double submitting an add artist edit
  • [MBS-8408] – Existing external links can be edited to have deprecated types
  • [MBS-8409] – Track parser won’t parse times for data tracks if there’s a disc ID
  • [MBS-8410] – Track parser can change the data track boundary
  • [MBS-8421] – Recording list on a work’s page has misaligned data
  • [MBS-8425] – Wikipedia extract not shown for artist with Commons link in Wikidata
  • [MBS-8431] – Statistics page sorting is broken


  • [MBS-6737] – Improve the warning banner
  • [MBS-8031] – make mirror server’s “return to” link go to the right place

Server update, 2015-06-01

We’re back with another fortnightly release of musicbrainz-server. A small set of bugs this release, as we’re still primarily working on the bits of UI that were not finished for last fortnight’s schema change release. MBS-7489, relationship artist credits, is now finished, and (not listed below), work collections are done and ready to be used. Still remaining are collections for a variety of additional entities (eventually, everything but URLs, which would just be silly) and tag upvoting/downvoting. Thanks to all contributors and we hope you enjoy these improvements!

The git tag for this release is v-2015-06-01.

Full list of bugs:


  • [MBS-8187] – URL with open edits not removed when no relationships are left
  • [MBS-8341] – Can’t seed work attributes to /work/create: HFH: param clash for edit-work.attributes value
  • [MBS-8384] – Series-series relationships aren’t displayed
  • [MBS-8401] – “send email” broken for me (only?)


  • [MBS-7972] – Make edit relationship edits auto-edits when the endpoints don’t change

New Feature

  • [MBS-7489] – Artist Credits for Relationships


  • [MBS-8375] – Add a bunch of new sites to otherdbs
  • [MBS-8378] – Fix redirect on /tags link to docs