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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

Server update, 2017-01-30

We have many more URL display, cleanup, and auto-selection fixes thanks to yvanz, and one from GCI student anshuman73. A bug with browse requests for instruments and series in our web service has been fixed by Zastai. Thanks to jonathonwiebe, too, for correcting an outdated link in our INSTALL file.

The git tag for today’s release is v-2017-01-30.

Sub-task

  • [MBS-9195] – Convert data.bnf.fr URLs into catalogue.bnf.fr ones

Bug

  • [MBS-9128] – Unwanted “list” argument is not removed from YouTube URLs
  • [MBS-9173] – JSON browse requests for instruments and series fail

Task

  • [MBS-8998] – Display CPDL score links on the sidebar
  • [MBS-9194] – Add a bunch of sites to the “other database” whitelist

Improvement

  • [MBS-7734] – Improve Facebook URL clean up
  • [MBS-8365] – Add autoselect, clean-up, and validation for Pinterest URLs
  • [MBS-8390] – Add autoselect, clean-up, and validation + sidebar display for Bandsintown URLs
  • [MBS-9002] – Disable and tick the “ended” checkbox when the end date field is filled
  • [MBS-9159] – Enable URL cleanup for Instagram URLs
  • [MBS-9181] – Improve ReverbNation URL cleanup

Server update, 2017-01-16

Thanks to chirlu, yvanz, and GCI students anshuman73, tigranl, and dpmittal for their contributions to today’s release. The git tag is v-2017-01-16 and the changelog is below.

Bug

  • [MBS-9175] – Attach TOC: Certain mediums with matching track count not shown when searching by artist
  • [MBS-9180] – Near-identical duplicates of common-xxx.js
  • [MBS-9186] – Gulpfile fails to build scripts in website containers
  • [MBS-9196] – Wikidocs redirects are broken
  • [MBS-9198] – Drop-down arrow in the top search missing in Firefox

Task

  • [MBS-7307] – Add LinkedIn URLs to sidebar
  • [MBS-8828] – Add Songkick URLs to the sidebar
  • [MBS-8851] – Add link to the blog on the footer
  • [MBS-8995] – Add ReverbNation links to the sidebar
  • [MBS-9143] – Remove the FreeDB search option

Improvement

  • [MBS-1319] – Special capitalization of dotted/dotless i/ı in Turkish
  • [MBS-8868] – Display label logo for Wikimedia Commons url-relationship

Server update, 2016-12-19

This release features code from GCI student dpmittal, who fixed four of the tickets below under our mentorship. One of those tickets was for displaying the excellent artist icons that former GCI student (and current mentor) gcilou created. Those icons are displayed to the left of the name at the top of artist pages (examples: person, group, choir, orchestra, character, other). Nice work, gcilou and dpmittal! We also have various fixes and improvements thanks to chirlu and Zastai, listed below.

The git tag is v-2016-12-19.

Sub-task

  • [MBS-4159] – Vimeo relationship under the External links section

Bug

  • [MBS-7009] – Exception if replication type is slave but no data in replication_control
  • [MBS-8268] – Ratings (stars) display does not update on its own
  • [MBS-9117] – CD Stub track count not serialized correctly

New Feature

  • [MBS-8359] – Add “Guess Case” function for Event names

Task

  • [MBS-8870] – Add Setlist.fm links to the sidebar

Improvement

  • [MBS-1352] – Different icon for Unknown/Person/Group on Artist pages
  • [MBS-8542] – Blacklist Jaikoz from making barcode edits

Server update, 2016-12-05

No major changes, but the “Infer track durations from associated recordings” option in the release editor has been removed for being circular and unsound, because recording durations themselves are automatically inferred from tracks. Thanks again to chirlu and yvanz for their code contributions. The git tag is v-2016-12-05.

Bug

  • [MBS-9102] – Age calculation attempted when there is not enough data
  • [MBS-9136] – “Tracks with sequence issues” report is broken
  • [MBS-9138] – Unnecessary double attempt at getting a Commons image
  • [MBS-9140] – NewHost: Name of locale with territory does not replace locale code in UI language selector
  • [MBS-9142] – Artist-Artist relationship editing dialog does not show up in French

Improvement

  • [MBS-7654] – Remove “Infer track durations from associated recordings” option

Server update, 2016-11-21

This is our first release since the NewHost move, so it’s a mishmash of changes required for that and whatever else people submitted in between.

First, some dependency changes: memcached has been dropped as a dependency. We now use Redis as a cache, which had already been used for storing login sessions. In production we run two separate Redis instances: one as a cache (note: configure the DBDefs settings CACHE_MANAGER_OPTIONS and PLUGIN_CACHE_OPTIONS) and one as a persistent session store (DATASTORE_REDIS_ARGS). But it’s also safe (if less flexible) to use a single Redis instance without a maxmemory setting for both, because cached entries will expire by default. So if you already had Redis running locally, you may not need to make any changes to your configuration.

This release also requires the Perl module DBD::Pg to be version 3, which you may already have. If not, you can upgrade only that module with this command:

cpanm TURNSTEP/DBD-Pg-3.5.3.tar.gz

Thanks also to chirlu for upgrading reCAPTCHA on our registration page (which has hopefully reduced new spam accounts), Zastai for fixing some oversights in our JSON webservice, and reosarevok for removing the restriction on score URLs.

The git tag is v-2016-11-21.

Bug

  • [MBS-8762] – ISNI doesn’t appear on JSON WS
  • [MBS-9035] – Coro dependency causes build failure on Perl 5.22 and newer
  • [MBS-9091] – JSON WS: Aliases do not include begin/end date and ended flag
  • [MBS-9127] – NewHost: UI language does not match “lang” in cookie
  • [MBS-9132] – cannot add an alias (area)

Improvement

  • [MBS-9031] – Replace all usages of memcached with redis
  • [MBS-9130] – Upgrade to new reCAPTCHA (version 2)

Task

  • [MBS-9096] – Upgrade DBD::Pg to version 3
  • [MBS-9110] – Disable the score whitelist

Server update, 2016-10-24

Today we have more URL cleanup and general link fixes from chirlu & yvanz. Thanks to those two again. 🙂 This’ll be the last musicbrainz-server release before we move to our new hosting facility. But that move should be done within two weeks, so hopefully the next release won’t be delayed. Thanks again for your patience.

The git tag is v-2016-10-24.

Bug

  • [MBS-7164] – URL cleanup doesn’t allow iTunes “Song” download links
  • [MBS-9044] – iTunes: cleanup “geo.itunes” and block/cleanup “linkmaker.itunes” links

Improvement

  • [MBS-6314] – iTunes sidebar links should specify country
  • [MBS-8802] – Clean up iTunes audiobook and podcast URLs
  • [MBS-9079] – Clean up Wikidata URLs with “/entity”

Task

  • [MBS-8269] – Disallow Commons gallery pages and categories
  • [MBS-9078] – Improve URL cleanup for Wikimedia Commons
  • [MBS-9087] – Link to current VIAF URL format