After 5 months of work, #Funkwhale 0.20 is now available! 🎉
Release announcement (with highligths): https://blog.funkwhale.audio/~/Announcements/blog-post-week-2019-40-funkwhale-0.20-is-here
Full changelog and upgrade instructions: https://docs.funkwhale.audio/changelog.html
We'll also publish some release highlights here later, but everything you need to know is available in those two links!
Thank you so much to all our amazing contributors, testers, reviewers, translators, devs, designers, writers… We did a great job together!
0.20 highlights: genres
As promised, here are a couple highlight from the release!
The first, big new feature is the support for genre. Basically, Funkwhale will now extract genre information from uploaded files, and display this info in the UI, in the forms of hashtags.
Tags can also be associated by and with any artist, track or album!
0.20 highlights: new landing page
The landing page is often the first contact of visitors with the project, and it was doing a rather bad job ;)
We're redesigned this landing page to include more useful information, and help users when picking a pod.
The landing page will feature a banner (customizable by admins) and excerp of the pod's description, some basic stats, a contact email (if any), links to server rules, user guides, mobile apps, etc.
If anonymous access, the landing page will also feature the latest uploaded public albums.
Our about page was also reworked.
0.20 highlights: reports
When it come to hosting content and offering a service, you need a way for people to contact you if anything goes wrong.
With this release, and as part of our effort to offer the safest possible experience to both admins and users, it's now possible to report artists, albums, tracks, playlists and users.
Such reports are forwarded to the moderation team.
Anonymous reports are also possible (but can be disabled), which is useful if you're hosting a public pod and want to handle takedown requests.
0.20 highlights: support links
We want to make the project and the network as sustainable as possible. To help with that, in Funkwhale 0.20, we've included a lightweight notification system to help users understand the needs of their pod and of the Funkwhale project, and give them directions if they want to make a donation or contribute.
Both notifications can be disabled, at the pod AND user level, and we've done our best to ensure it doesn't disturb usage of the service.