Category Archives: Updates

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, 2014-09-15

As planned, another musicbrainz-server release today. Nothing too exciting this time, but we’ve got the usual lot of bug fixes and improvements in.

For all editors, setting a release group’s cover art is now an auto-edit (i.e. applied instantly). Another noticeable change on entity pages is the inclusion of Wikimedia Commons images in the sidebar on all tabs, if a relationship for one exists (previously they were only visible on the main tabs).

Thanks to chirlu, navap, nikki and ianmcorvidae for their work on today’s release (entire list of changes below). The git tag is v-2014-09-15.

Note: The next release coincides with the MusicBrainz Summit (along with the core team members traveling in Europe), so the timeliness of it isn’t a sure thing, but we’ll do our best to stay on schedule.

Bug

  • [MBS-5989] – Name variation marker used in edit’s tracks although track name == recording name
  • [MBS-6088] – Pending relationship edits are not highlighted on inline release display
  • [MBS-6573] – Release group cover art is automatically set to the newest cover art edit; reverting it is not an auto-edit.
  • [MBS-6768] – “Edit artist alias” should show whether the alias is Locale Primary
  • [MBS-7435] – RTL track titles incorrectly displayed on recording pages
  • [MBS-7461] – Remember-me token has less than the advertised entropy
  • [MBS-7598] – “ended” checkbox shows up even for relationships which can’t have dates
  • [MBS-7721] – Wrong track order on add release
  • [MBS-7762] – Artist commons image only shows on artist overview
  • [MBS-7836] – Add ISRCs edits don’t display all useful and available data
  • [MBS-7842] – Entity types not always translated on edit listings
  • [MBS-7848] – Error selecting relationship type that requires an instrument
  • [MBS-7852] – Relationships should only be loaded where necessary
  • [MBS-7860] – Internal server error when you pass /ws/js/release a non-existent MBID
  • [MBS-7861] – Exception using guess case on a medium with empty tracks
  • [MBS-7865] – Merely referencing session/localStorage in Firefox fails with SecurityError when cookie policy is “ask every time”
  • [MBS-7867] – Changing the target of a relationship removes instrument attribute
  • [MBS-7870] – Exception switching link type of relationship that has attributes to one that does not

Improvement

  • [MBS-1951] – Specify whether viewing “all” edits by a user or just “open” edits.
  • [MBS-5995] – Always show original entity name in name variation entity tooltip
  • [MBS-6866] – Enable privileged users to set the new status banner message text
  • [MBS-6868] – Edit artist alias: primary for locale (which locale?)
  • [MBS-7790] – Please divide the strings “yes” and “no”
  • [MBS-7829] – List account admins on privileged users page

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, 2014-08-04

Another fortnight, another release. This one includes the usual bug fixes as well as some improvements. For editors, sort names are no longer required on alias pages (they’ll default to the name if left blank). For web service clients, it’s also now possible to do fuzzy TOC searches for non-CD mediums by passing a media-format=all option to the /ws/2/discid endpoint.

Thanks to chirlu, nikki, and the MetaBrainz team for their hard work on today’s release.

The git tag is v-2014-08-04.

Bug

  • [MBS-7739] – Release group type not properly displayed in RG search results
  • [MBS-7744] – ws/2 not returning correct Area alias type
  • [MBS-7763] – Cannot edit band membership
  • [MBS-7771] – Textarea fields don’t escape HTML special characters
  • [MBS-7774] – ISE when changing series relationship number attribute
  • [MBS-7775] – Initial order is ignored when creating a manually ordered series
  • [MBS-7783] – Empty link phrase section after removing relationship

Improvement

  • [MBS-6833] – Display a map on the places page
  • [MBS-6896] – Stop requiring users to enter sortnames for non-artist entities
  • [MBS-7757] – Add a media-format=all option to the /ws/2/discid endpoint
  • [MBS-7758] – Do not require a discid argument if a TOC is supplied
  • [MBS-7764] – _generic_link MACRO is really slow
  • [MBS-7786] – Long URL cleanup regexes should be split into separate ones
  • [MBS-7787] – Annotation edit types should share a single template

Task

  • [MBS-7756] – Make use of %ENTITIES in (yet) more places

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