Release 20200526

Churning We had a number of reports of problems in the file scan since the past few releases; this release fixes those, plus includes a bunch of other improvements.

This release continues the work to port bliss’s scanning to a new, third party, framework. As we’ve been working on this, we have introduced a few problems here and there. In the last release, some users were seeing a lot of missing albums after a scan.

It turned out that the new code was “dropping” some of these albums. This new release fixes that.



  • We cope much better with folders with a lot of music files inside.
  • We now update the compliancy database with the new scanning code.

Other stuff

Outside of scanning improvements, there’s more:

  • Longer timeout when clicking “Fix” album to avoid long queries curtailing the execution of downstream fixes.
  • Don’t allow “delete duplicate” responses to be included in a fix-all batch, or in the grouped fixes on the album detail page.
  • Don’t continually re-open, and not close, the ui configuration file.
  • Close handles to directories when looking for cover art image files.
  • Don’t perform fingerprinting inside the database update thread.
  • Make the Inbox more efficient on startup when there are a lot of Activity records.

Downloading and installing

You can download from the downloads page.

After you click through, installation instructions are available on the page following download.

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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.