Release 20190625

Spilt ice cream

This release contains a fix for existing users and a couple of other improvements.

Last week's release had a nasty bug which affected existing users only. Between versions of bliss we store lookup results for cover art and metadata. This means bliss runs faster when you upgrade, because existing metadata lookups don't need to be re-run.

In the previous version we made a change to the way the data was stored, and we added a check so that existing data was purged and re-queried. Unfortunately this check didn't cover all cases, and many existing users found bliss was unable to correctly assess their albums as a result.

If you were affected by this you'd see all albums marked Unknown (meaning Unknown compliance). A workaround was possible - deleting all lookupService.* files from the data folder.

In this new version we should have covered all cases, so compliance assessments can start.

Other fixes

Some more stuff:

  • The fix button in the album overview is now aligned with the rescan button.
  • Album covers are not clipped at the top/bottom.

Downloading and installing

You can download from the downloads page. After you click through, installation instructions are available on the page following download.

Thanks to unsplash-logoSarah Kilian for the image above.
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Dan Gravell

I'm Dan, the founder and programmer of bliss. I write bliss to solve my own problems with my digital music collection.