Monthly Archives: February 2017

Picard 1.4 released

Official MusicBrainz cross-platform music tagger Picard 1.4 is now out, containing many fixes and new features!
The last time we put out a stable release was more than 2 years ago, so a lot of changes have made it into this new release. If you’re in a hurry and just want to try it out, the downloads are available from the Picard website.

Picard 1.4

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A brand new Picard 1.4 install, fresh from the oven. Get it while it’s hot!

2 years is a long time for software, and Picard has been the subject of a couple of Google Summer of Code projects and plenty of developments required by changes in dependencies and the MusicBrainz project itself. Overall, the changes would be too numerous to list. If you’re curious to read it all, a complete list of changes can be seen on the website. Here are at least a few of the highlights: Continue reading

Server update, 2017-02-13

New features include a map of places contained in an area, thanks to work by loujine, and a report of instruments without an image, thanks to yvanz.

More URL cleanup fixes were submitted by yvanz, and a display bug with the locale drop-down was fixed by chirlu. Thanks again to all who contributed this release.

The git tag is v-2017-02-13.

Sub-task

  • [MBS-9062] – Correct play.spotify.com → open.spotify.com

Bug

  • [MBS-8168] – Statistics for label types are missing from the stats pages
  • [MBS-8236] – Recognise classicalarchives.com/artist/… URLs
  • [MBS-9168] – Specific locales aren’t indented
  • [MBS-9224] – The gulpfile sometimes produces a corrupt rev-manifest bundle
  • [MBS-9229] – Regression: No longer able to add http://www.bandsintown.com URLs
  • [MBS-9232] – Pinterest URL cleanup adds a second /

New Feature

  • [MBS-7795] – Display a map in Areas that shows all the places contained in the area.
  • [MBS-9193] – Report instruments with neither image nor Wikidata item

Improvement

  • [MBS-8249] – Standardise and validate Spotify URLs

Wrapping up Google Code‐in 2016

As Google has now announced the finalists of this round of Google Code-in, it feels only right that we also take a look back at what’s been taking up a large chunk of our time the last couple of months.

Divya Prakash Mittal (India – returning from last year!), Daniel Theis (Germany), and Tigran Kostandyan (Russia) all made it to the finalists, with Anshuman Agarwal (India) and Daniel Hsing (Hong Kong) additionally taking home the Grand Prize Winner positions! Congratulations to all of you and thank you so much for your contributions this year. 🙂 Continue reading