Funkwhale 0.18 "Naomi" is out!

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Hi everone! This is quick announcement to inform you that Funkwhale 0.18 “Naomi” is out, and based on the changelog size, it’s the biggest release ever!

This release is dedicated to Naomi, an early contributor and beta tester of Funkwhale.
Her positivity, love and support have been incredibly helpful and helped shape the project
as you can enjoy it today. Thank you so much Naomi <3

Many thanks to the dozens of people that contributed to this release: translators, developers,
bug hunters, admins and backers. You made it possible!

Upgrade instructions are available at
https://docs.funkwhale.audio/index.html, ensure you also execute the intructions
marked with [manual action required] and [manual action suggested].

See Full changelog below for an exhaustive list of changes!

Audio transcoding is back!

After removal of our first, buggy transcoding implementation, we’re proud to announce
that this feature is back. It is enabled by default, and can be configured/disabled
in your instance settings!

This feature works in the browser, with federated/non-federated tracks and using Subsonic clients.
Transcoded tracks are generated on the fly, and cached for a configurable amount of time,
to reduce the load on the server.

Licensing and copyright information

Funkwhale is now able to parse copyright and license data from file and store
this information. Apart from displaying it on each track detail page,
no additional behaviour is currently implemented to use this new data, but this
will change in future releases.

License and copyright data is also broadcasted over federation.

License matching is done on the content of the License tag in the files,
with a fallback on the Copyright tag.

Funkwhale will successfully extract licensing data for the following licenses:

  • Creative Commons 0 (Public Domain)
  • Creative Commons 1.0 (All declinations)
  • Creative Commons 2.0 (All declinations)
  • Creative Commons 2.5 (All declinations and countries)
  • Creative Commons 3.0 (All declinations and countries)
  • Creative Commons 4.0 (All declinations)

Support for other licenses such as Art Libre or WTFPL will be added in future releases.

Instance-level moderation tools

This release includes a first set of moderation tools that will give more control
to admins about the way their instance federate with other instance and accounts on the network.
Using these tools, it’s now possible to:

  • Browse known accounts and domains, and associated data (storage size, software version, etc.)
  • Purge data belonging to given accounts and domains
  • Block or partially restrict interactions with any account or domain

All those features are usable using a brand new “moderation” permission, meaning
you can appoints one or nultiple moderators to help with this task.

I’d like to thank all Mastodon contributors, because some of the these tools are heavily
inspired from what’s being done in Mastodon. Thank you so much!

Iframe widget to embed public tracks and albums [manual action required]

Funkwhale now support embedding a lightweight audio player on external websites
for album and tracks that are available in public libraries. Important pages,
such as artist, album and track pages also include OpenGraph tags that will
enable previews on compatible apps (like sharing a Funkwhale track link on Mastodon
or Twitter).

To achieve that, we had to tweak the way Funkwhale front-end is served. You’ll have
to modify your nginx configuration when upgrading to keep your instance working.

On docker setups, edit your /srv/funkwhale/nginx/funkwhale.template and replace
the location /api/ and location / blocks by the following snippets::

location / {
    include /etc/nginx/funkwhale_proxy.conf;
    # this is needed if you have file import via upload enabled
    client_max_body_size ${NGINX_MAX_BODY_SIZE};
    proxy_pass   http://funkwhale-api/;
}

location /front/ {
    alias /frontend/;
}

The change of configuration will be picked when restarting your nginx container.

On non-docker setups, edit your /etc/nginx/sites-available/funkwhale.conf file,
and replace the location /api/ and location / blocks by the following snippets::

location / {
    include /etc/nginx/funkwhale_proxy.conf;
    # this is needed if you have file import via upload enabled
    client_max_body_size ${NGINX_MAX_BODY_SIZE};
    proxy_pass   http://funkwhale-api/;
}

location /front/ {
    alias ${FUNKWHALE_FRONTEND_PATH}/;
}

Replace ${FUNKWHALE_FRONTEND_PATH} by the corresponding variable from your .env file,
which should be /srv/funkwhale/front/dist by default, then reload your nginx process with
sudo systemctl reload nginx.

Alternative docker deployment method

Thanks to the awesome done by @thetarkus at https://github.com/thetarkus/docker-funkwhale,
we’re now able to provide an alternative and easier Docker deployment method!

In contrast with our current, multi-container offer, this method integrates
all Funkwhale processes and services (database, redis, etc.) into a single, easier to deploy container.

Both method will coexist in parallel, as each one has pros and cons. You can learn more
about this exciting new deployment option by visiting https://docs.funkwhale.audio/installation/docker.html!

Automatically load .env file

On non-docker deployments, earlier versions required you to source
the config/.env file before launching any Funkwhale command, with export $(cat config/.env | grep -v ^# | xargs)
This led to more complex and error prode deployment / setup.

This is not the case anymore, and Funkwhale will automatically load this file if it’s available.

Delete pre 0.17 federated tracks [manual action suggested]

If you were using Funkwhale before the 0.17 release and federated with other instances,
it’s possible that you still have some unplayable federated files in the database.

To purge the database of those entries, you can run the following command:

On docker setups::

docker-compose run --rm api python manage.py script delete_pre_017_federated_uploads --no-input

On non-docker setups::

python manage.py script delete_pre_017_federated_uploads --no-input

Enable gzip compression [manual action suggested]

Gzip compression will be enabled on new instances by default
and will reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by your instance.

If you with to benefit from gzip compression on your instance,
edit your reverse proxy virtualhost file (located at /etc/nginx/sites-available/funkwhale.conf) and add the following snippet
in the server block, then reload your nginx server::

server {
    # ... exiting configuration

    # compression settings
    gzip on;
    gzip_comp_level    5;
    gzip_min_length    256;
    gzip_proxied       any;
    gzip_vary          on;

    gzip_types
        application/atom+xml
        application/javascript
        application/json
        application/ld+json
        application/activity+json
        application/manifest+json
        application/rss+xml
        application/vnd.geo+json
        application/vnd.ms-fontobject
        application/x-font-ttf
        application/x-web-app-manifest+json
        application/xhtml+xml
        application/xml
        font/opentype
        image/bmp
        image/svg+xml
        image/x-icon
        text/cache-manifest
        text/css
        text/plain
        text/vcard
        text/vnd.rim.location.xloc
        text/vtt
        text/x-component
        text/x-cross-domain-policy;
    # end of compression settings
}

Full changelog

Features:

  • Allow embedding of albums and tracks available in public libraries via an <iframe> (#578)
  • Audio transcoding is back! (#272)
  • First set of instance level moderation tools (#580, !521)
  • Store licensing and copyright information from file metadata, if available (#308)

Enhancements:

  • Add UI elements for multi-disc albums (#631)
  • Added alternative funkwhale/all-in-one docker image (#614)
  • Broadcast library updates (name, description, visibility) over federation
  • Based Docker image on alpine to have a smaller (and faster to build) image
  • Improved front-end performance by stripping unused dependencies, reducing bundle size
    and enabling gzip compression
  • Improved accessibility by using main/section/nav tags and aria-labels in most critical places (#612)
  • The progress bar in the player now display loading state / buffer loading (#586)
  • Added “type: funkwhale” and “funkwhale-version” in Subsonic responses (#573)
  • Documented keyboard shortcuts, list is now available by pressing “h” or in the footer (#611)
  • Documented which Subsonic endpoints are implemented (#575)
  • Hide invitation code field during signup when it’s not required (#410)
  • Importer will now pick embedded images in files with OTHER type if no COVER_FRONT is present
  • Improved keyboard accessibility on player, queue and various controls (#576)
  • Improved performance when listing playable tracks, albums and artists
  • Increased default upload limit from 30 to 100MB (#654)
  • Load env file in config/.env automatically to avoid sourcing it by hand (#626)
  • More resilient date parsing during audio import, will not crash anymore on
    invalid dates (#622)
  • Now start radios immediatly, skipping any existing tracks in queue (#585)
  • Officially support connecting to a password protected redis server, with
    the redis://:[email protected]:6379/0 scheme (#640)
  • Performance improvement when fetching favorites, down to a single, small http request
  • Removed “Activity” page, since all the data is available on the “Browse” page (#600)
  • Removed the need to specify the DJANGO_ALLOWED_HOSTS variable
  • Restructured the footer, added useful links and removed unused content
  • Show short entries first in search results to improve UX
  • Store disc number and order tracks by disc number / position) (#507)
  • Strip EXIF metadata from uploaded avatars to avoid leaking private data (#374)
  • Support blind key rotation in HTTP Signatures (#658)
  • Support setting a server URL in settings.json (#650)
  • Updated default docker postgres version from 9.4 to 11 (#656)
  • Updated lots of dependencies (especially django 2.0->2.1), and removed unused dependencies (#657)
  • Improved test suite speed by reducing / disabling expensive operations (#648)

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed parsing of embedded file cover for ogg files tagged with MusicBrainz (#469)
  • Upgraded core dependencies to fix websocket/messaging issues and possible memory leaks (#643)
  • Fix “.None” extension when downloading Flac file (#473)
  • Fixed None extension when downloading an in-place imported file (#621)
  • Added a script to prune pre 0.17 federated tracks (#564)
  • Advertise public libraries properly in ActivityPub representations (#553)
  • Allow opus file upload (#598)
  • Do not display “view on MusicBrainz” button if we miss the mbid (#422)
  • Do not try to create unaccent extension if it’s already present (#663)
  • Ensure admin links in sidebar are displayed for users with relavant permissions, and only them (#597)
  • Fix broken websocket connexion under Chrome browser (#589)
  • Fix play button not starting playback with empty queue (#632)
  • Fixed a styling inconsistency on about page when instance description was missing (#659)
  • Fixed a UI discrepency in playlist tracks count (#647)
  • Fixed greyed tracks in radio builder and detail page (#637)
  • Fixed inconsistencies in subsonic error responses (#616)
  • Fixed incorrect icon for “next track” in player control (#613)
  • Fixed malformed search string when redirecting to LyricsWiki (#608)
  • Fixed missing track count on various library cards (#581)
  • Fixed skipped track when appending multiple tracks to the queue under certain conditions (#209)
  • Fixed wrong album/track count on artist page (#599)
  • Hide unplayable/emtpy playlists in “Browse playlist” pages (#424)
  • Initial UI render using correct language from browser (#644)
  • Invalid URI for reverse proxy websocket with apache (#617)
  • Properly encode Wikipedia and lyrics search urls (#470)
  • Refresh profile after user settings update to avoid cache issues (#606)
  • Use role=button instead of empty links for player controls (#610)

Documentation:

  • Deploy documentation from the master branch instead of the develop branch to avoid inconsistencies (#642)
  • Document how to find and use library id when importing files in CLI (#562)
  • Fix documentation typos (#645)

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awesome, good job
API documentation next please :sweat_smile:


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