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Version UNRELEASED - 2012-XX-XX
* Add %license% tag
* Made %writer% available to tagger scripts and plugins with contents of songwriter (PICARD-21)
* Allow two multi-valued variables to be merged in tagger scripting (PICARD-139)
* Allow multi-valued variables to be transformed in tagger script and then set back in tags as multi-valued (PICARD-147)
* Fix $copy not preserving multi-value variables as documented (PICARD-138)
* Load/save free-text tags for ID3 as TXXX frames (PICARD-148)
* Fix writing of MusicBrainz Work Id / musicbrainz_workid to tags (PICARD-88)
* Handle mimetype for embedding cover art from EXIF jpegs (PICARD-27)
* Change cover art box to open MusicBrainz release rather than Amazon
* Support manual drag-and-drop of cover art onto a release via cover art box
* Only open browser on left-click of cover art box (PICARD-190)
* Fix Lookup in Browser (previously 'tag lookup') for clusters (PICARD-186)
* Lookup in Browser will now not use MBIDs to lookup unmatched files/clusters
Version 0.16 - 2011-10-23
* Added AcoustID support.
* Fixed track metadata plugins.
* Added new internal %_totalalbumtracks% tag field. (PICARD-16)
* Track metadata plugins now run also on non-album tracks. (PICARD-7)
* Fixed custom Various Artists name on the %albumartist% field. (PICARD-5)
* Album artist is now correctly "translated". (PICARD-1)
* Unicode punctuation is now converted to ASCII by default.
* WavPack correction files are moved together with the main files. (PICARD-15)
* Unicode filename normalization on OS X.
* Original release date is now saved into %originaldate%.
* Allow tagging with localized artist aliases (PICARD-17)
* Added a quit confirmation dialog. (PICARD-46)
* Standalone recordings can be tagged with relationships now. (PICARD-10)
* Refreshing an album will refresh its "other versions" listing. (PICARD-8)
* "Unicode punctuation to ASCII" now works on album-level metadata. (PICARD-50)
* DJ-mix tags should only be written to the medium where they apply. (PICARD-20)
* Support URL redirects in web service/network request module (PICARD-54)
* Jamendo and cover art is displayed on web page, but not loaded by Picard plugin (PICARD-52)
* Edits to metadata in "Details..." menu not reflected in UI (PICARD-13)
* The status bar/new metadata box is updated when a selected file/track is changed. (PICARD-14)
Version 0.15.1 - 2011-07-31
* "Other versions" menu now displays release labels and catalog numbers.
* Added CD-R, 8cm CD to the format mapping.
* Picard no longer fails to load releases with new or unknown media formats.
* Threading issues that could occasionally cause Picard to stop loading files have been fixed.
* Fixed album metadata processor plugins not working (#5960)
* Fixed loading of standalone recordings (#5961)
* Fixed requests stopping at midnight (#5963)
* Stopped using QDateTime for timing requests (for Qt 4.6 compatibility) (#5967)
* Fixed display of ampersands in the "other versions" menu. (#5969)
* Fixed use of numerical functions in advanced scripting.
Version 0.15 - 2011-07-17
* Added options for using standardized track, release, and artist metadata.
* Added preferred release format support.
* Expanded preferred release country support to allow multiple countries.
* Added support for tagging non-album tracks (standalone recordings).
* Plugins can now be installed via drag and drop, or a file browser.
* Added several new tags: %_originaldate%, %_recordingcomment%, and %_releasecomment%
* Changes to request queuing: added separate high and low priority queues for each host.
* Tagger scripts now run after metadata plugins finish (#5850)
* The "compilation" tag can now be $unset or modified via tagger script.
* Added a shortcut (Ctrl+I) for Edit->Details.
* Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 0.15beta1 - 2011-05-29
* Support for the NGS web service
Version 0.14 - 2011-05-15
* Fixed a problem with network operations hanging after a network error (#5794, #5884)
* ID3v2.3 with UTF-16 is now the default ID3 version
* Option to set preferred release types for improved album matching
* Added support for sorting the album/file lists (#75)
* Fixed OptimFROG tag reading (#5859)
* Fixed colors for a white-on-black color scheme (#5846)
* Added an option to replace non-ASCII punctuation (#5834)
* Support for writing release group and work IDs, currently unused (#5805)
* Fixed saving of the release event format tag (#5250)
* Added support for the language and script tags (#943)
* Plugins can now use track-track relationships (#5849)
* Allowed external drives to be visible in the file browser panel on OS X (#5308)
Version 0.13 - 2011-03-06
* Changed Picard icon license to CC by-sa
* Small UI consistency changes
* Albums with tracks linked to more than one file are never marked as
* Fixed matching of scanned files to tracks while the album is still loading.
* Support for properly embedded FLAC pictures
* Existing embedded images in APE and ASF files are removed only if there
are new images to replace them.
* More strict tagger script validation.
* Fixed the $truncate tagger script function.
* Proper rounding of track durations.
* Fixed a bug with saving images larger than 64k to WMA files.
* Added a $swapprefix tagger script function.
* Release events with a date are preferred over the ones without a date.
* Files that are being saved as marked as pending.
* Updated .desktop file to allow opening Picard with multiple files.
* Handle the "open file" event on Mac OS X.
* Added timeouts to the HTTP web service client.
* Fixed a bug with albums missing the expand/collapse icons
Version 0.12.1 - 2009-11-01
* Fixed deletion of all COMM frames in ID3, which was introduced with the
iTunNORM fix in Picard 0.12.0.
* Restored native add folder dialog.
Version 0.12 - 2009-10-25
* Live syntax checking for tagger script and naming strings.
(Nikolai Prokoschenko)
* Support ratings. (Philipp Wolfer)
* Support for user folskonomy tags. (Lukáš Lalinský)
* Embed cover art into APEv2 tags. (Lukáš Lalinský)
* Embed cover art into WMA tags. (Philipp Wolfer)
* New high quality application icon (Carlin Mangar)
* Support for originaldate tag. (Philipp Wolfer)
* Restructured file naming options. (Nikolai Prokoschenko)
* Added option to select the user interface language. (Philipp Wolfer)
* Highlight fully matched albums. (Nikolai Prokoschenko)
* New script functions $matchedtracks(), $initials(), $firstalphachar(),
$truncate() and $firstwords()
* CD drive dropdown selection on Linux. (Philipp Wolfer)
* Add disc ID to album metadata if loaded via disc lookup. (Philipp Wolfer)
* Add expand/collapse all actions to tree views. (Philipp Wolfer)
* Added DCC media format.
* Removed unncecessary and confusing PUID lookup threshold. (Philipp Wolfer)
* Fixed saving of copyright in ASF metadata. (#5419, Philipp Wolfer)
* Write TRACKTOTAL and DISCTOTAL to vorbis files. (#4088, Philipp Wolfer)
* Added keyboard shortcut to toggle file browser (#3954, Philipp Wolfer)
* Write ISRCs from MusicBrainz into tags (Philipp Wolfer)
* UI improvements on cover art box and icons (Carlin Mangar)
* New Windows installer (Carlin Mangar)
* New plugin extension point ui_init (Gary van der Merwe)
* Updated plugin options page (Carlin Mangar)
* Python 2.6 fixes. (Gary van der Merwe)
* Fix PUID generation on big endian machines. (Jon Hermansen)
* Fix lookup encoding for non latin characters. (#5233, Philip Jägenstedt)
* Fix infinite loop when using Qt 4.5. (Lukáš Lalinský)
* Ensure 16-byte memory alignment for avcodec, fixes issues with enabled SSE2
instructions. (#5263, Philipp Wolfer)
* Use default CD device for disc ID lookups if no device was specified.
(Philipp Wolfer)
* Preserve file information (bitrate, extension etc.) on saving.
(#3236, Philipp Wolfer)
* Allow empty release events (#4818, Philipp Wolfer)
* Respect the option "clear existing tags" when saving WMA files.
(Philipp Wolfer)
* Detect image format of cover images. (#4863, Philipp Wolfer)
* Don't load CD stubs. (#4251, Philipp Wolfer)
* Set match background color relative to the base color. (#4740, Philipp Wolfer)
* Fix infinite loop when using Qt 4.5. (Lukáš Lalinský)
* Fixed various issues with the PUID submission button. (Philipp Wolfer)
* Fixed copy and paste (#5428, Philipp Wolfer)
* Fixed loading of files with corrupted PUIDs (#5331, Carlin Mangar)
* Fixed redirection handling (Lukáš Lalinský)
* Fixed writng of iTunNORM tags in ID3 (Carlin Mangar)
* Always restore window position so that the window is visible (Carlin Mangar)
* Updated translations.
Version 0.11 - 2008-12-02
* Support for new FFmpeg install locations
* Automatically remove whitespaces from MB hostname in options
* Release date from MB is now optional
* Fixed per-track folksonomy tag support
* Evaluate tagger script for album metadata
* Show donation info in the about dialog
* Support for .oga files (Ogg FLAC, Ogg Speex or Ogg Vorbis)
* Fixed loading of performer tags from Vorbis Comments
* Load embedded cover art from COVERART/COVERARTMIME Vorbis Comments
* Allow setting the "Move Files To" location from the internal file browser
* Copy&paste support in the file details dialog
* Correct handling of "; " as a separator for sort names
* Minimal support for TAK files
* Fixed parsing of the "Pseudo-Release" release status
* Fixed reading performers with empty role from ID3 tags
* Don't allow empty file naming formats
* Interactive password dialog
* Fixed checking for non-Latin characters when using sort name as the main
artist name
Version 0.10 - 2008-07-27
* Fixed crash when reading CD TOC on 64-bit systems
* Fixed handling of MP4 files with no metadata
* Change the hotkey for help to the right key for OS X
* Replace special characters after tagger script evalutaion to allow
special characters being replaced by tagger script
* Actually ignore 'ignored (folksonomy) tags'
* Remove dependency on Mutagen 1.13, version 1.11 is enough now
* Escape ampersand in release selection (#3748)
Version 0.10.0rc1 - 2008-05-25
* Stop analyzing files that have been removed. (#3352, Gary van der Merwe)
* Automatically disable CD lookup if no CD device is specified.
(Will Holcomb)
* Don't abort directory reading on invalid filename. (#2829, amckinle)
* Add an option to select multiple directories from the 'Add Directory'
window. (#3541, Will Holcomb)
* Avoid scanning files that had been removed from the tagger.
(#3352, Gary van der Merwe)
* Folksonomy tags/genre support. (Lukáš Lalinský)
* Added menu items (with keyboard shortcuts) for CD lookup / Scan /
Lookup / Cluster. (Lukáš Lalinský)
* Add taggerscript function $performer(). (Lukáš Lalinský)
* Lower the default PUID lookup threshold to 10%. (Lukáš Lalinský)
* Compare tracknumber and totaltracks as numbers, not strings.
(Lukáš Lalinský)
* Correctly escape special Lucene characters for searches/lookups.
(#3448, Lukáš Lalinský)
* Use MusicIP Mixer "archived analysis" to speed up PUID lookups.
(Lukáš Lalinský)
* Add language and script to variables. (#3635, Nikki)
* Option to initiate searches with advanced query syntax on by default.
(#3526, Lukáš Lalinský)
* "Save Tags" item in options menu. (#3519, Lukáš Lalinský)
* Create empty "plugins" directory by default on installation.
(#3529, Lukáš Lalinský)
* Added default release country option. (#3452, Philipp Wolfer)
* Added release format type to release selection. (#3074, Philipp Wolfer)
* Convert Vorbis tag "tracktotal" to "totaltracks" on load. (Philipp Wolfer)
* Save 'arranger' to ID3 tags. (Lukáš Lalinský)
* Store cover art in Ogg and FLAC files. (#3647, Hendrik van Antwerpen)
* Album title not updated when related 'Unkown files' are modified.
(#3682, Hendrik van Antwerpen)
* Match selected release event to existing files.
(#3687, Hendrik van Antwerpen)
* Allow multiple files to be linked to a single track.
(#3729, Gary van der Merwe)
* Don't use mmap to resize files on Windows. (Lukáš Lalinský)
Version 0.9.0 - 2007-12-16
* More custom tags in MP4 files (compatible with MediaMonkey and Jaikoz) (#3379)
* Fixed MP4 fingerprinting on Windows. (#3454, #3374)
* Fixed CD lookups on Windows. (#3462, #3362, #3386)
* Set the %compilation% tag correctly. (#3263)
* Fixed location of saved cover art files. (#3345)
* The Picard window now won't start as hidden. (#2104, #2429)
* Fixed reading of length of MP3 files with VBRI headers. (#3409)
* Fixed WMA saving. (#3417)
* Fixed saving of comment to ID3 tags. (#3418)
* New mapping of "chorus master" AR to "conductor" tag.
* Fixed system-wide plugin path on Linux. (#3430)
* Use the earliest release date by default. (#3456)
Version 0.9.0beta1 - 2007-10-28
* Save ASIN to MP4 files.
* Add a --disable-locales option to build. (Santiago M. Mola)
* New threading code, should make Picard crash less and be faster.
* Replace initial dot in file and directory names. (#3204, Philipp Wolfer)
* Fixed caps in the default cover art image. (#3242, Bogdan Butnaru)
* Fixed broken naming preview. (#3214, Daniel Bumke)
* Re-enable the drag/drop target indicators. (#3106)
* Fix adding files and directories from the command line. (#3075)
* Don't show the cover art box by default.
* Lookup files individually for "Unmatched Files", not as a cluster.
Version 0.9.0alpha14 - 2007-08-05
* Fixed PUID submissions.
* Fixed drag&drop from Finder to Picard on Mac OS X.
* Don't save files from "Unmatched Files" when saving an album.
* Renamed "Analyze" to "Scan", to avoid confusion with MusicIP Mixer analysis.
* Added plugin API versioning. Plugins now need to define constant
PLUGIN_API_VERSIONS, otherwise they won't be loaded.
* Added option to overwrite cover art by default.
* Never wait more than second for the next HTTP request.
* Fixed setting of the "Move Tagged Files To" folder, if the name contains
non-ASCII characters.
Version 0.9.0alpha13 - 2007-07-29
* Bug Fixes:
* Fixed drag&drop issue on Windows Vista.
Version 0.9.0alpha12 - 2007-07-29
* Changes:
* "User directory" location changed:
- On Windows from "%HOMEPATH%\Local Settings\Application Data\MusicBrainz Picard"
to "%HOMEPATH%\Application Data\MusicBrainz\Picard"
- On UNIX from "~/.picard" to "$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/MusicBrainz/Picard"
(usually "~/.config/MusicBrainz/Picard")
* Picard no longer logs every action and doesn't saves the logs. To enable
more debug logging, use command line argument "-d" or "--debug" or
environment variable "PICARD_DEBUG".
* For plugins:
- metadata["~#length"] is now metadata.length
- metadata["~#artwork"] is now metadata.images
* New Features:
* Save embedded images to MP4 files.
* Added option to select release events for albums.
* Added internal log viewer.
* Track and file context menu hooks for plugins.
* Bug Fixes:
* Deleting files from clusters increments total time rather than
decrementing it. (#2965)
* Update metadata boxes and cover art for selected items. (#2498)
* Display error message for tracks.
* Fixed drag-and-drop bugs on Mac OS X.
* Added %releasecountry% to the file renaming preview.
* Cluster multi-disc albums identified by tags, not (disc x). (#2555)
Version 0.9.0alpha11 - 2007-05-27
* New Features:
* Added "Edit" button to the tag editor.
* Bug Fixes:
* Fixed initialization of gettext translations.
Version 0.9.0alpha10 - 2007-05-27
* New Features:
* New TaggerScript function $len(text). (#2843)
* Don't compress huge ID3 frames. (#2850)
* Move "Add Cluster As Release" to a plugin.
* Allow horizontal scrollbar in the file browser panel. (#2856)
* Removed "Basic" tab from the "Details" window, "Advanced" tab renamed to "Metadata".
* The tag editor can be used to edit multiple files. (#2893)
* Bug Fixes:
* F1 for Help instead of CTRL+H on Windows and Linux. (#2485, Nikolai Prokoschenko)
* Tabbing focus transition from search isn't as expected. (#2546, Nikolai Prokoschenko)
* Display an error message if launching a web browser failed.
* Fixed web-service error caused PUID submissions.
* Change function $gt(), $gte(), $lt(), $lte() to compare numbers, not strings. (#2848)
* Fixed kfmclient launching under KDE/Python 2.5.
* Fixed similarity calculation of non-latin texts. (#2891)
* Don't try to auto-analyze files with "loading" errors. (#2862)
Version 0.9.0alpha9 - 2007-05-12
* New Features:
* The tag editor now accepts free-text tag names.
* Load 'DJ-mixed by' AR data to %djmixer% tag.
* Load 'Mixed by' AR data to %mixer% tag.
* Delay the webservice client to do max. 1 request per second.
* Sort files in clusters by disc number, track number and file name. (#2547)
* Support for any text frame in special variable %_id3:%.
* Ignore empty ID3 text values.
* Windows installer:
* Removed DirectX-based decoder.
* FFmpeg compiled with AAC (faad2) support.
* Bug Fixes:
* Save XSOP frame to ID3v2.3 tags. (#2484)
* Use attributes like 'guest' or 'additional' also from generic performer ARs.
* Fixed capitalization of %releasetype% in file naming preview. (#2762)
* Fixed 'python build_ext' if py2app and setuptools are loaded.
* ID3v2.3 frame TDAT should be written in format DDMM, not MMDD. (#2770)
* Don't display an error on Ogg and FLAC files with no tags.
* Remove video files from the list of supported formats.
* Always use for PUID submissions. (#2764)
* Files/Pending Files count not reset/recalculated after removing files. (#2541)
* Removed files still get processed during fingerprinting. (#2738)
* Read only text values from APEv2 tags. (#2828)
Version 0.9.0alpha8 - 2007-04-15
* New Features:
* Notification of changed files in releases. (#2632, #2702)
* Bux Fixes:
* Don't open the file for analyzing twice. (#2733, #2734)
* Save ASIN and release country to ID3 tags. (#2484, #2456)
* Variable %country% renamed to %releasecountry%.
* Save release country to MP4 and WMA tags.
* Don't take unsupported tags into account when checking if the
tags are 'complete' and the file should have 100% match. This
fixes problems with showing the green check-marks for file
with limited tag formats, like MP4 or WMA.
* Ignore missing tag in $unset().
Version 0.9.0alpha7 - 2007-04-14
* New Features
* Remember location in the file browser. (#2618)
* Added FFmpeg support on Windows (MP3, Vorbis,
FLAC, WavPack and many other audio formats).
* Lowercase the extension on file renaming/moving. (#2701)
* TaggerScript function `$copy(new,old)` to copy metadata from
variable `old` to `new`. The difference between `$set(new,%old%)`
is that `$copy(new,old)` copies multi-value variables without
flattening them.
* Added special purpose TaggerScript variable `%_id3:%` for direct
setting of ID3 frames. Currently it supports only TXXX frames in format
`%_id3:TXXX:<description>%`, for example:
* Support for WAV files. (#2537)
* Removed GStreamer-based decoder.
* Implemented `python install_locales`.
* Bug Fixes:
* Failed PUID submission deactivates the submit button. (#2673)
* Unable to specify album art file name mask. (#2655)
* Fixed incorrect copying of album metadata to tracks. (#2698)
* Added options to un-hide toolbars. (#2631)
* Fixed problem with saving extra performer FLAC tags
containing non-ASCII characters. (#2719)
* Read only the first date from ID3v2.3 tags. (#2460)
* If the remembered directory for add dialogs and file browser was
removed, try to find an existing directory in the same path.
Version 0.9.0alpha6 - 2007-04-04
* New Features:
* Added option --disable-autoupdate for 'build' and 'install' commands
of the setup script. (#2551)
* Automatically parse track numbers from file names like 01.flac for better
cluster->album matching with untagged files.
* Support for the new sorting tags in MP4 tags from iTunes 7.1.
* Strip white-space from directory names. (#2558)
* When replacing characters with their ascii equivalent, 'ß' should be
replaced by 'ss'. (#2610)
* Track level performer ARs. (#2561)
* Remove leading and trailing whitespace from tags on file saving.
(#892, #2665)
* Support for labels, catalog numbers and barcodes.
* Bug Fixes:
* Artist names from ARs should be translated, too.
* Freeze after answering no to "download the new version" prompt. (#2542)
* %musicbrainz_albumid% not working in file renaming. (#2543)
* Track time appears to display incorrectly if it's unknown on
MusicBrainz. (#2548)
* Fixed problem with removing albums/files after submitting PUIDs (#2556)
* The user's script should be applied also to album metadata.
* Fixed moving of additional files from paths with "special" characters.
* Internals:
* The browser integration HTTP server rewritten using QTcpServer.
Version 0.9.0alpha5 - 2007-03-18
* New Features:
* Replace Æ with AE in file/directory names. (#2512)
* "Add cluster as release" (#1049)
* Text labels under icon buttons. (#2476)
* Bug Fixes:
* Fixed fileId generator (caused problems with drag&drop
if files with multiple formats are used).
* Original Metadata not greyed out when no tracks are attached. (#2461)
* Better detecting of the default Windows browser, with fallback to
Internet Explorer. (#2502)
* Better album/track lookup. (#2521)
* File browser stays 'hidden' after first time use. (#2480)
* Track length changed in Original Metadata after save. (#2510)
* "Send PUIDs" button not disabled after albums are removed. (#2506)
* The Windows package now includes JPEG loader to show cover art
images correctly. (#2478)
Version 0.9.0alpha4 - 2007-03-09
* Bug Fixes:
* Fixed case-insentive file renaming. (#2457, #2513)
Version 0.9.0alpha3 - 2007-03-08
* New Features:
* Using of 'performed by' AR types (without instrument or vocal).
* The "Replace non-ASCII characters" option will try to remove
accents first. (#2466)
* Added option to auto-analyze all files. (#2465)
* Bug Fixes:
* Fixed file clustering.
* Added %albumartistsort%, %releasetype% and %releasestatus% to the
file naming example (#2458)
* Sanitize dates from ID3 tags. (#2460)
* Fixed page switching in the options window on error. (#2455)
* Correct case-insensitive file renaming on Windows (#1003, #2457)
* Relative paths in the 'Move files to' option are relative to the
current path of the file. (#2454)
* Added a .desktop file. (#2470)
* Release type and status should be in lower case. (#2489)
Version 0.9.0alpha2 - 2007-03-04
* New Features:
* New variable %_extension% (#2447)
* File naming format tester. (#2448)
* Added automatic checking for new versions.
* Bug Fixes:
* Fixed window position saving/restoring. (#2449)
* Fixed iTunes compilation flag saving. (#2450)
Version 0.9.0alpha1 - 2007-03-03
* First release.