#MetaBrainz Meeting 2018-01-15
Second week of the year was mad!
Did quite a lot of gci - managed to do a fair bit of editing
(I had rented a lot of releases expecting to be able to do them over the holydays, but between my macomputer breaking and gci it was mad rush at the end)
Had some issues with one student doing a copyright violation, but that seems to have solved itself - super thanks to reosarevok for speedy deletions notices.
I’ve selected my five finalists and I’m looking forward to discussing who we’re going to pick with everyone later in the week!
Mostly today I’ve spent stocking up for mega-sudden cold weather (-11?!) that’s arriving next week, I’m glad I have a fireplace!
This week I hope to get my mac back and/or to start adding all the instruments that where researched by students for gci!!
Currently working on
OTHER-321, which is a pretty exciting little BrainzBot plugin. Did a little work on MusicBrainz, both the server and some editing (thanks yvanzo, bitmap, Major_Lurker!). End of GCI is almost coming up, so I’d like to say just a little bit about it.
Thank you! Thank you all so much for putting up with my confused, clueless, sometimes downright rude, and faceless persona and still helping me learn so much. Thank you all for being as dedicated as you are. I’ve learnt a whole lot, both about raw programming and about the whole craft of software from this little adventure. Really the most important thing I learnt is that I’ll never learn all of it :D. I hope I’ll be a good community member in the future.
my name is Hartama I’m 17 y.o rn, so this will be my last GCI experience.
I’ve doing regular data task, designing a badge for BB achievements trough GCI task, adding some URLs relationship to MB, doing some docs task with picard-website.
And this week, I’m have done design task creating vector drawing visually explains differences between Release Group from Release, Track from Recording, and Recording from Work.
Hope i can contributing in other way, out of GCI and hope can helps with design.
And I’m going away for a while as my school held an event outside, stay overnight with no internet connection, see you later
Practically I have been working on a recording tutorial on how to add a classical release to musicbrainz, learnt a lot of things thanks to Freso & reosarevok their mentoring. I hope this will prove to be helpful : ) & most of all I am just enjoying it. I would really appreciate their dedication & hard work
Thank you all : )
I did some more GCI mentoring, mostly BrainzBot stuff with naiveai and annebelleo but I also a bunch of data entry ones this weekend (although nowhere near as much as MajorLurker and CatQuest).
In general we’ve made pretty significant improvements to lower the barriers for BrainzBot development (i.e. not downloading and compiling node when npm is already installed) but I’m hoping to get a bunch of other cleanup and housekeeping done in the future.
I’ve also somewhat improved the repo setup with locked master branches and forced reviews which works pretty well.
And we’ll talk about the meeting plugin that we’ve probably spent way too much time designing later
GSoC ideas page
this is a simple little idea I had based on a discussion with CatQuest
It’s not very fleshed out yet
The idea is that currently, your average editor can’t build queries directly against the database
Now, musicbrainz-cli could be a little CLI app that you can run some custom query language on, that’s simpler than SQL
and create, for example, reports that aren’t general enough to be full-blown reports, but are customized to the editor’s needs
I am not sure at all whether this is remotely useful, so I was looking for some input on it
There was some talk about not doing creating a new language for this, and that SPARQL might be what we’re looking for.
LinkedBrainz was referred to as something that does a lot of what @naiveaiguy seems to want, but that project seems to still be down. It was also brought up that a website might be better, with a decent UI (maybe even directly on MB) and concerns were raised about running against production database.
In the end,
@naiveaiguy said «I was just looking for some validation on the idea, will research in depth and come back to it later/in a future meeting».
Just wanted to bring this to the attention of anyone who hasn’t seen this
OTHER-321 is a a little vote plugin I’m working on currently
I’ve got the basic functionality pretty much down right now
The current syntax has examples in this gist:
Freso, Leo_Verto, and CatQuest have already had some pretty extensive discussions on this matter
and I believe they mostly like the syntax?
either way I was looking for wider community input
Anyone who want to chime in are asked to do so on
the relevant ticket.