* Thu Jan 04 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Update to 1.4.6:
* The highlight of this release is "album merging," an often requested
option in the importer to add new tracks to an existing album you already
have in your library. This way, you no longer need to resort to removing
the partial album from your library, combining the files manually, and
* Here are the larger new features in this release:
* When the importer finds duplicate albums, you can now merge all the
tracks?old and new?together and try importing them as a single,
* lyrics: The plugin can now produce reStructuredText files for beautiful,
readable books of lyrics.
* A new from_scratch configuration option makes the importer remove old
metadata before applying new metadata. This new feature complements the
zero and scrub plugins but is slightly different: beets clears out all
the old tags it knows about and only keeps the new data it gets from
the remote metadata source.
* There are also somewhat littler, but still great, new features:
* convert: A new no_convert option lets you skip transcoding items matching
a query. Instead, the files are just copied as-is.
* fetchart: A new quiet switch that only prints out messages when album art
* mbcollection: You can configure a custom MusicBrainz collection via the
new collection configuration option.
* mbcollection: The collection update command can now remove albums from
collections that are longer in the beets library.
* fetchart: The clearart command now asks for confirmation before touching
* mpdstats: The plugin now correctly updates song statistics when MPD
switches from a song to a stream and when it plays the same song
multiple times consecutively.
* acousticbrainz: The plugin can now be configured to write only a specific
list of tags.
* Lots of bug fixes.
* The full changelog can be read at
- Fixed rpm package group
* Tue Aug 08 2017 email@example.com
- Improve write style of description
* Mon Aug 07 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Remove %check since it makes random failures that are fixed just
by retriggering a package build.
* Thu Jun 29 2017 email@example.com
- Update to 1.4.5:
* You can now set fields to certain values during import, using either
a --set field=value command-line flag or a new set_fields configuration
option under the importer section.
* Date queries can now include times, so you can filter your music down
to the second.
* Date queries can also be relative. You can say added:-1w.. to match
music added in the last week, for example.
* A new gmusic lets you interact with your Google Play Music library.
* replaygain: We now keep R128 data in separate tags from classic
ReplayGain data for formats that need it (namely, Ogg Opus). A new r128
configuration option enables this behavior for specific formats.
* The move command gained a new --export flag, which copies files to an
external location without changing their paths in the library database.
* There are also some bug fixes:
* lastgenre: Fix a crash when using the prefer_specific and canonical
* web: Fix a crash on Windows under Python 2 when serving non-ASCII
* metasync: Fix a crash in the Amarok backend when filenames contain
* More informative error messages are displayed when the file format is not
- Update to 1.4.4:
* Added support for DSF files, once a future version of Mutagen is released
that supports them.
* A new hardlink config option instructs the importer to create hard links
on filesystems that support them.
* A new kodiupdate lets you keep your Kodi library in sync with beets.
* A new bell configuration option under the import section enables
a terminal bell when input is required.
* A new field, composer_sort, is now supported and fetched from MusicBrainz.
* The MusicBrainz backend and discogs now both provide a new attribute
called track_alt that stores more nuanced, possibly non-numeric track
index data. For example, some vinyl or tape media will report the side of
the record using a letter instead of a number in that field.
* web: Added a new endpoint, /item/path/foo, which will return the item info
for the file at the given path, or 404.
* web: Added a new config option, include_paths, which will cause paths
to be included in item API responses if set to true.
* The %aunique template function for aunique now takes a third argument that
specifies which brackets to use around the disambiguator value. The
argument can be any two characters that represent the left and right
brackets. It defaults to  and can also be blank to turn off bracketing.
* Added a --move or -m option to the importer so that the files can be moved
to the library instead of being copied or added "in place."
* badfiles: Added a --verbose or -v option. Results are now displayed only
for corrupted files by default and for all the files when the verbose
option is set.
* embedart: The explicit embedart command now asks for confirmation before
embedding art into music files.
* You can now run beets by typing python -m beets.
* smartplaylist: Different playlist specifications that generate
identically-named playlist files no longer conflict; instead, the
resulting lists of tracks are concatenated.
* missing: A new mode lets you see missing albums from artists you have in
* web : Add new reverse_proxy config option to allow serving the web plugins
under a reverse proxy.
* Importing a release with multiple release events now selects the event
based on your preferred countries.
* play: A new -y or --yes parameter lets you skip the warning message
if you enqueue more items than the warning threshold usually allows.
* Fix a bug where commands which forked subprocesses would sometimes
prevent further inputs. This bug mainly affected convert.
* There are also quite a few fixes:
* In the replace configuration option, we now replace a leading hyphen (-)
with an underscore.
* absubmit: We no longer filter audio files for specific formats---we will
attempt the submission process for all formats.
* mpdupdate: Fix Python 3 compatibility.
* replaygain: Fix Python 3 compatibility in the bs1770gain backend.
* bpd: Report playback times as integers.
* mpdstats: Fix Python 3 compatibility. The plugin also now requires
version 0.4.2 or later of the python-mpd2 library.
* mpdstats: Improve handling of MPD status queries.
* badfiles: Fix Python 3 compatibility.
* Fix some cases where album-level ReplayGain/SoundCheck metadata would be
written to files incorrectly.
* badfiles: The command no longer bails out if the validator command is
not found or exits with an error.
* lyrics: The Google search backend no longer crashes when the server
responds with an error.
* discogs: You can now authenticate with Discogs using a personal access
* Fix Python 3 compatibility when extracting rar archives in the importer.
* duplicates: Fix Python 3 compatibility when using the copy and move
* mbsubmit: The tracks are now sorted properly.
* thumbnails: Fix a string-related crash on Python 3.
* beatport: More than just 10 songs are now fetched per album.
* On Python 3, the terminal_encoding setting is respected again for output
and printing will no longer crash on systems configured with a limited
* convert: The default configuration uses FFmpeg's built-in AAC codec
instead of faac.
* Fix the importer's detection of multi-disc albums when other
subdirectories are present.
* Invalid date queries now print an error message instead of being
* When the SQLite database stops being accessible, we now print a friendly
* web: Avoid a crash when sending binary data, such as Chromaprint
fingerprints, in music attributes.
* Fix a hang when parsing templates that end in newlines.
* Fix a crash when reading non-ASCII characters in configuration files on
Windows under Python 3.
* Some backends were removed from two metadata plugins because of bitrot:
* lyrics: The Lyrics.com backend has been removed. (It stopped working
because of changes to the site's URL structure.)
* fetchart: The documentation no longer recommends iTunes Store artwork
lookup because the unmaintained python-itunes is broken.
- Dropped patches already included upstream:
- Rebase fix_test_command_line_option_relative_to_working_dir.diff
- Changed url to use the github release link.
- BuildRequires python3-python-mpd2 >= 0.4.2
* Mon Apr 10 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Only BuildRequire python3-pathlib when not in Tumbleweed, since
the pathlib module was included in the standard library in python 3.4
* Thu Jan 19 2017 email@example.com
- Initial release.
- Add 0001-Add-missing-unittest-suite-declaration.patch,
0002-badfiles-Python3-compatibility.patch from upstream to fix
most failing tests and python3 issues.
- Add fix_test_command_line_option_relative_to_working_dir.diff
to fix test_ui.py making all tests run successfully.