Author Archives: yvanzo

Server update, 2018-02-09

This server release mainly introduces a confirmation request when adding a new release (or a new medium to a release) without setting a format, because entering this information is often skipped, yet the editor usually knows it. It also contains URL cleanup updates and localization bugfixes, and the instrument list template has been rewritten in React. The git tag is v-2018-02-09. Thanks to naiveaiguy and spellew for their contributions!

Sub-task

  • [MBS-9590] – Rewrite the instrument list in React/JSX

Bug

  • [MBS-9599] – Translations are not applied on the 404 page
  • [MBS-9600] – Work attribute type and value names are not translated on the work edit form
  • [MBS-9603] – Series ordering type descriptions are not translated on the series edit form

New Feature

  • [MBS-9368] – Ask for confirmation when leaving format empty

Task

  • [MBS-9587] – Add a few Japanese lyrics sites to the whitelist

Improvement

  • [MBS-9562] – Improve Deezer URL cleanup
  • [MBS-9597] – Update VGMdb URL cleanup to use https
  • [MBS-9612] – Remove locale from Last.fm URLs

Server update, 2018-01-24

This small server release brings a new report for recordings, updates URL cleanup, and provides enhancement for guessing letters’ case in French titles. It also features preliminary changes for further switch to live search, still available for test. The git tag is v-2018-01-24. Thanks again to naiveaiguy and haruute for their contributions!

New Feature

  • [MBS-9425] – New Report: “Recordings with same name by different artists with same name”

Task

  • [MBS-9582] – Add UtaTen to the lyrics whitelist
  • [MBS-9608] – Update Bandsintown URL cleanup to reflect new URL format

Improvement

  • [MBS-5345] – Guess Case > French mode > Le, La, Les, L’ or L’ followed by only one word. That word should be capitalized

Server update, 2018-01-10

Here’s the first release of 2018! Its main changes are listed below. It also brings a few additional small bug fixes and code refactoring, such as changing the sidebar rating and tag UI components to use React. The git tag is v-2018-01-10. Thanks to naiveaiguy and haruute for their contributions!

Bug

  • [MBS-9370] – Tests race condition triggers error “Couldn’t connect to the renderer”
  • [MBS-9578] – Editor private subscriptions/tags/ratings pages should not be linked to

New Feature

  • [MBS-8206] – New Report: Official/Promotional Releases supporting Disc IDs that don’t have an attached Disc ID

Task

  • [MBS-9561] – Add Anison Generation to the otherDBs whitelist
  • [MBS-9566] – Add Brahms IRCAM to the otherDBs whitelist
  • [MBS-9574] – Add patronage auto-select/cleanup for Drip URLs

Improvement

  • [MBS-8576] – Show work type description in work editing form

Server update, 2017-12-21

Winter has arrived! And so did the latest release of the MusicBrainz server, bringing updates (React 16.2.0 and Lodash 4.17.4), code refactoring, and a bunch of bug fixes. Thanks to navap for updating the documentation search and to reosarevok for adding La Boîte aux paroles to the Lyrics whitelist. The git tag is v-2017-12-21.

Bug

  • [MBS-9525] – Database dump sometimes fails to sync to FTP
  • [MBS-9540] – Release lookup does not return user ratings in json ws
  • [MBS-9542] – New default iTunes link format (without “id” characters) is denied
  • [MBS-9547] – ModBot leaves note with broken unicode
  • [MBS-9570] – Email header fields with non-ASCII characters are not correctly encoded
  • [MBS-9577] – Google custom search engine (WikiDocs) is out of date

Task

Improvement

  • [MBS-9575] – Make “Enable vinyl track numbers” opt-in for new users

Server update, 2017-10-31

Boo! Release cycle was interrupted during the MetaBrainz Summit 17 and is now back to the usual period of two weeks. This release contains a lot of code refactoring, some admin tooling, and a few fixes. Optimizations were made to parts of the web service, particularly for JSON and browse requests. Anti-spam measures taken in July have been relaxed, as well as the period of time allowed for auto-editing newly added entities. The git tag is v-2017-10-31.

Bug

  • [MBS-9313] – Adding first release event should be an auto-edit
  • [MBS-9513] – User interface locales with country code are not working

Task

  • [MBS-9488] – Rename “limited user” to “new user”
  • [MBS-9519] – Hide biography, homepage, and collections description of limiter users from not-logged-in users

Improvement

  • [MBS-9496] – Modbot “ac being changed because of name change” edit note is confusing
  • [MBS-9505] – Extend time period to edit your own entries to 1 day
  • [MBS-9515] – Block adding Wikipedia relationships to anchors

Server update, 2017-06-19

This release mainly fixes some bugs around reorganized lyrics languages for work, and includes a few small improvements. Thanks to Zastai for fixing events browsing for area.

The git tag is v-2017-06-19.

Bug

  • [MBS-8757] – Error browsing events by area
  • [MBS-9338] – Can’t add languages to existing works that have none set
  • [MBS-9341] – “0 field is required” if work language is selected, then blanked
  • [MBS-9345] – Can’t batch-add works without a language set
  • [MBS-9347] – Regression: “- MusicBrainz” is appended to homepage title instead of others
  • [MBS-9362] – Work language edits preceding schema change are not applied

Task

  • [MBS-9354] – Block /collection as per robots.txt

Improvement

  • [MBS-8640] – Make adding work attributes auto-edits
  • [MBS-9311] – Add autoselect and validation of CD Baby Artist-URL relationship
  • [MBS-9348] – Update CD Baby URLs normalization and sidebar display
  • [MBS-9350] – Add autoselect/sidebar for Big Cartel URLs