Funkwhale 0.17 is almost ready!

If you're following the project development, you probably know that not much visible happened since the the last big release, in july.

The reason for that is that the development effort was focused on redesigning the way music was managed in the system, to help dealing with copyright issues and make federation more powerful and easier to use.

Today, I'm pleased to announce that the 0.17 release is almost ready. Before going further, I'd like to test this on existing instances, to catch hidden bug before they are included in the release.

Those are the area I'd like to test, to ensure a smooth upgrade for everyone:

  • Ensure the migration script is working as expected
  • Ensure existing features, such as radios, playlists, imports, favorites, etc. are working as usual
  • Ensure new features are working as expected:
    • Creation / management of users libraries
    • Federation / follow / deletion of users libraries
    • Ensure the redesigned import system is reliable, both on the front-end and the backend

If you want to help with that, please carry on!

I want to get involved!

Thank you!

If you own an instance, those are the things you can do to battle-test this release:

  1. Switch to the development channel to use the latest changes
  2. Read the dedicated release notes to understand the scope and impact of the changes
  3. Upgrade your instance as explained
  4. Report issues about the upgrade process on the dedicated page

If you are a Funkwhale user, those are the things you can do to battle-test this release:

  1. Read the dedicated release notes to understand the scope and impact of the changes
  2. Use the service as you usually do
  3. Report any regression or bugs you encounter on the dedicated page

AS usual, you are also welcome on https://riot.im/app/#/room/#funkwhale:matrix.org to discuss :)

Thank you so much for your help, let's build a great release together!

That's really nice to hear

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