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  • 0.9.1
    0.9.1 (2018-04-17)
    - Allow null values for musicbrainz_id in Audio ActivityPub representation
    - Fixed broken permission check on library scanning and too aggressive page
  • 0.9
    0.9 (2018-04-17)
    - Add internationalization support (#5)
    - Can now follow and import music from remote libraries (#136, #137)
    - Added a i18n-extract yarn script to extract strings to PO files (#162)
    - User admin now includes signup and last login dates (#148)
    - We now use a proper user agent including instance version and url during
      outgoing requests
    Federation is here!
    This is for real this time, and includes:
    - Following other Funkwhale libraries
    - Importing tracks from remote libraries (tracks are hotlinked, and only cached for a short amount of time)
    - Searching accross federated catalogs
    Note that by default, federation is opt-in, on a per-instance basis:
    instances will request access to your catalog, and you can accept or refuse
    those requests. You can also revoke the access at any time.
    Documentation was updated with relevant instructions to use and benefit
    from this new feature:
    Preparing internationalization
    Funkwhale's front-end as always been english-only, and this is a barrier
    to new users. The work make Funkwhale's interface translatable was started
    in this release by Baptiste. Although nothing is translated yet,
    this release includes behind the stage changes that will make it possible in
    the near future.
    Many thank to Baptiste for the hard work and for figuring out a proper solution
    to this difficult problem.
    Upgrade path
    In addition to the usual instructions from, non-docker users will have
    to setup an additional systemd unit file for recurrent tasks.
    This was forgotten in the deployment documentation, but recurrent tasks,
    managed by the celery beat process, will be needed more and more in subsequent
    releases. Right now, we'll be using to clear the cache for federated music files
    and keep disk usage to a minimum.
    In the future, they will also be needed to refetch music metadata or federated
    information periodically.
    Celery beat can be enabled easily::
        curl -L -o "/etc/systemd/system/funkwhale-beat.service" ""
        # Also edit /etc/systemd/system/
        # and ensure the Wants= line contains the following:
        # Wants=funkwhale-server.service funkwhale-worker.service funkwhale-beat.service
        nano /etc/systemd/system/
        # reload configuration
        systemctl daemon-reload
    Docker users already have celerybeat enabled.
  • 0.8
    0.8 (2018-04-02)
    - Add a detail page for radios (#64)
    - Implemented page title binding (#1)
    - Previous Track button restart playback after 3 seconds (#146)
    - Added credits to Francis Gading for the logotype (#101)
    - API endpoint for fetching instance activity and updated timeline to use this
      new endpoint (#141)
    - Better error messages in case of missing environment variables (#140)
    - Implemented a @test@yourfunkwhaledomain bot to ensure federation works
      properly. Send it "/ping" and it will answer back :)
    - Queue shuffle now apply only to tracks after the current one (#97)
    - Removed player from queue tab and consistently show current track in queue
    - We now restrict some usernames from being used during signup (#139)
    - Better error handling during file import (#120)
    - Better handling of utf-8 filenames during file import (#138)
    - Converted favicon from .ico to .png (#130)
    - Upgraded to Python 3.6 to fix weird but harmless weakref error on django task
    - Documented the upgrade process (#127)
    Preparing for federation
    Federation of music libraries is one of the most asked feature.
    While there is still a lot of work to do, this version includes
    the foundation that will enable funkwhale servers to communicate
    between each others, and with other federated software, such as
    Funkwhale will use ActivityPub as it's federation protocol.
    In order to prepare for federation (see #136 and #137), new API endpoints
    have been added under /federation and /.well-known/webfinger.
    For these endpoints to work, you will need to update your nginx configuration,
    and add the following snippets::
        location /federation/ {
            include /etc/nginx/funkwhale_proxy.conf;
            proxy_pass   http://funkwhale-api/federation/;
        location /.well-known/webfinger {
            include /etc/nginx/funkwhale_proxy.conf;
            proxy_pass   http://funkwhale-api/.well-known/webfinger;
    This will ensure federation endpoints will be reachable in the future.
    You can of course skip this part if you know you will not federate your instance.
    A new ``FEDERATION_ENABLED`` env var have also been added to control wether
    federation is enabled or not on the application side. This settings defaults
    to True, which should have no consequencies at the moment, since actual
    federation is not implemented and the only available endpoints are for
    testing purposes.
    Add ``FEDERATION_ENABLED=false`` to your .env file to disable federation
    on the application side.
    The last step involves generating RSA private and public keys for signing
    your instance requests on the federation. This can be done via::
        # on docker setups
        docker-compose run --rm api python generate_keys --no-input
        # on non-docker setups
        source /srv/funkwhale/virtualenv/bin/activate
        source /srv/funkwhale/load_env
        python generate_keys --no-input
    To test and troobleshoot federation, we've added a bot account. This bot is available at @test@yourinstancedomain,
    and sending it "/ping", for example, via Mastodon, should trigger
    a response.
  • 0.7
    0.7 (2018-03-21)
    - Can now filter artists and albums with no listenable tracks (#114)
    - Improve the style of the sidebar to make it easier to understand which tab is
      selected (#118)
    - On artist page, albums are not sorted by release date, if any (#116)
    - Playlists are here \o/ :tada: (#3, #93, #94)
    - Use django-cacheops to cache common ORM requests (#117)
    - Fixed broken import request admin (#115)
    - Fixed forced redirection to login event with
    - Fixed position not being reseted properly when playing the same track
      multiple times in a row
    - Fixed synchronized start/stop radio buttons for all custom radios (#103)
    - Fixed typo and missing icon on homepage (#96)
    - Up-to-date and complete development and contribution instructions in
      README.rst (#123)
  • 0.6.1
    0.6.1 (unreleased)
    - Can now skip acoustid on file import with the --no-acoustid flag (#111)
    - Added missing batch id in output during import (#112)
    - Added some feedback on the play button (#100)
    - Smarter pagination which takes a fixed size (#84)
    - Completely removed django-cachalot from the codebase (#110). You can safely
      remove the CACHALOT_ENABLED setting from your .env file
  • 0.6
    0.6 (2018-03-04)
    - Basic activity stream for listening and favorites (#23)
    - Switched to django-channels and daphne for serving HTTP and websocket (#34)
    Upgrades notes
    This version contains breaking changes in the way funkwhale is deployed,
    please read the notes carefully.
    Instance timeline
    A new "Activity" page is now available from the sidebar, where you can
    browse your instance activity. At the moment, this includes other users
    favorites and listening, but more activity types will be implemented in the
    Internally, we implemented those events by following the Activity Stream
    specification, which will help us to be compatible with other networks
    in the long-term.
    A new settings page has been added to control the visibility of your activity.
    By default, your activity will be browsable by anyone on your instance,
    but you can switch to a full private mode where nothing is shared.
    The setting form is available in your profile.
    Switch from gunicorn to daphne
    This release include an important change in the way we serve the HTTP API.
    To prepare for new realtime features and enable websocket support in Funkwhale,
    we are now using django-channels and daphne to serve HTTP and websocket traffic.
    This replaces gunicorn and the switch should be easy assuming you
    follow the upgrade process described bellow.
    If you are using docker, please remove the command instruction inside the
    api service, as the up-to-date command is now included directly in the image
    as the default entry point:
    .. code-block:: yaml
          restart: unless-stopped
          image: funkwhale/funkwhale:${FUNKWHALE_VERSION:-latest}
          command: ./compose/django/  # You can remove this line
    On non docker setups, you'll have to update the [Service] block of your
    funkwhale-server systemd unit file to launch the application server using daphne instead of gunicorn.
    The new configuration should be similar to this:
    .. code-block:: ini
        # adapt this depending on the path of your funkwhale installation
        ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/daphne -b ${FUNKWHALE_API_IP} -p ${FUNKWHALE_API_PORT} config.asgi:application
    Ensure you update funkwhale's dependencies as usual to install the required
    On both docker and non-docker setup, you'll also have to update your nginx
    configuration for websocket support. Ensure you have the following blocks
    included in your virtualhost file:
    .. code-block:: txt
        map $http_upgrade $connection_upgrade {
            default upgrade;
            ''      close;
        server {
            proxy_http_version 1.1;
            proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
            proxy_set_header Connection $connection_upgrade;
    Remember to reload your nginx server after the edit.
  • 0.5.4
    0.5.4 (2018-02-28)
    - Now stop running radio when clearing queue (#98)
    - Fixed queue skipping tracks (#91)
    - Now loop properly on queue when we only have one track (#95)
  • 0.5.3
    0.5.3 (2018-02-27)
    - Added admin interface for radios, track files, favorites and import requests (#80)
    - Added basic instance stats on /about (#82)
    - Search now unaccent letters for queries like "The Dø" or "Björk" yielding more results (#81)
    - Always use username in sidebar (#89)
    - Click event outside of player icons (#83)
    - Fixed broken import because of missing transaction
    - Now always load next radio track on last queue track ended (#87)
    - Now exclude tracks without file from radio candidates (#88)
    - skip to next track properly on 40X errors (#86)
    - Switched to towncrier for changelog management and compilation
  • 0.5.2
    0.5.2 (2018-02-26)
    - Fixed broken file import due to wrong url (#73)
    - More accurate mimetype detection
    - Fixed really small size on small screens
    - Added masonry layout for artists, requests and radios (#68)
    - We now have a favicon!
    - Fixed truncated play icon (#65)
  • 0.5.1
    0.5.1 (2018-02-24)
    - Front: Fixed broken ajax call on radio builder (#69)
    - Front: Shuffle now restart next track from beginning (#70)
    - Front: volume slider should now have the same style everywhere (#72)
  • 0.5
    0.5 (2018-02-24)
    - Front: Now reset player colors when track has no cover (#46)
    - Front: play button now disabled for unplayable tracks
    - API: You can now enable or disable registration on the fly, via a preference (#58)
    - Front: can now signup via the web interface (#35)
    - Front: Fixed broken redirection on login
    - Front: Fixed broken error handling on settings and login form
    About page:
    There is a brand new about page on instances (/about), and instance
    owner can now provide a name, a short and a long description for their instance via the admin (/api/admin/dynamic_preferences/globalpreferencemodel/).
    Basic transcoding is now available to/from the following formats : ogg and mp3.
    *This is still an alpha feature at the moment, please report any bug.*
    This relies internally on FFMPEG and can put some load on your server.
    It's definitely recommended you setup some caching for the transcoded files
    at your webserver level. Check the the exemple nginx file at deploy/nginx.conf
    for an implementation.
    On the frontend, usage of transcoding should be transparent in the player.
    Music Requests:
    This release includes a new feature, music requests, which allows users
    to request music they'd like to see imported.
    Admins can browse those requests and mark them as completed when
    an import is made.
  • 0.4
    0.4 (2018-02-18)
    - Front: ambiant colors in player based on current track cover (#59)
    - Front: simplified front dev setup thanks to webpack proxy (#59)
    - Front: added some unittests for the store (#55)
    - Front: fixed broken login redirection when 401
    - Front: Removed autoplay on page reload
    - API: Added a /instance/settings endpoint
    - Front: load /instance/settings on page load
    - Added settings to report JS and Python error to a Sentry instance
      This is disabled by default, but feel free to enable it if you want
      to help us by sending your error reports :) (#8)
  • 0.3.5
    0.3.5 (2018-01-07)
    - Smarter BACKEND_URL in frontend
  • 0.3.4
    0.3.4 (2018-01-07)
    - Fixed wrong URL construction in ajax call
  • 0.3.3
    0.3.4 (2018-01-07)
    - Users can now create their own dynamic radios (#51)
  • 0.3.2
    - Fixed an issue in the main dockerfile
  • 0.3.1
    - Revamped all import logic, everything is more tested and consistend
    - Can now use Acoustid in file imports to automatically grab metadata from musicbrainz
    - Brand new file import wizard
  • 0.3
    0.2.7 (Unreleased)
    - Shortcuts: can now use the ``f`` shortcut to toggle the currently playing track
      as a favorite (#53)
    - Shortcuts: avoid collisions between shortcuts by using the exact modifier (#53)
    - Player: Added looping controls and shortcuts (#52)
    - Player: Added shuffling controls and shortcuts (#52)
    - Favorites: can now modify the ordering of track list (#50)
    - Library: can now search/reorder results on artist browsing view (#50)
    - Upgraded celery to 4.1, added endpoint logic for fingerprinting audio files
    - Fixed #56: invalidate tokens on password change, also added change password form
    - Fixed #57: now refresh jwt token on page refresh
    - removed ugly dividers in batch import list
    - Fixed a few padding issues
    - Now persist/restore queue/radio/player state automatically
    - Removed old broken imports
    - Now force tests paths
    - Fixed #54: Now use pytest everywhere \o/
    - Now use vuex to manage state for favorites
    - Now use vuex to manage state for authentication
    - Now use vuex to manage state for player/queue/radios
  • 0.2.6
    0.2.6 (2017-12-15)
    - Fixed broken Dockerfile
  • 0.2.5
    0.2.5 (2017-12-15)
    - Import: can now specify search template when querying import sources (#45)
    - Login form: now redirect to previous page after login (#2)
    - 404: a decent 404 template, at least (#48)
    - Player: better handling of errors when fetching the audio file (#46)
    - Csrf: default CSRF_TRUSTED_ORIGINS to ALLOWED_HOSTS to avoid Csrf issues on admin (#49)
    - Django 2 compatibility, lot of packages upgrades (#47)