Prepare for freedb.org shutdown on 31st March 2020. #28

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opened 2 years ago by Ghost · 22 comments
Ghost commented 2 years ago

Many apps are performing various queries at freedb.freedb.org.
Might as well switch to freedb.freac.org.

See this commit for reference: 8ed44a1e0a (diff-498d06653ad4a59db94a430cfa6f3937)

Many apps are performing various queries at freedb.freedb.org. Might as well switch to freedb.freac.org. See this commit for reference: https://github.com/enzo1982/freac/commit/8ed44a1e0a832cae57edf63e0fb02ed7526a5ea8#diff-498d06653ad4a59db94a430cfa6f3937

@cethyel, great you thought about that. 👍

I already talked with Slavek about possible alternatives, but back then, it seems there was no direct mirror of the freedb database. The question would be, if the freac project intents to maintain that server only temporary or permanently.

@cethyel, great you thought about that. :+1: I already talked with Slavek about possible alternatives, but back then, it seems there was no direct mirror of the freedb database. The question would be, if the freac project intents to maintain that server only temporary or permanently.
Owner

I think as long as the new db is maintained, it makes sense to switch to it. If later in future it disappers, we can think about it when it happens.

I think as long as the new db is maintained, it makes sense to switch to it. If later in future it disappers, we can think about it when it happens.
Poster

Since freedb.freac.org points to http://www.freedb.org/ we might not even have to change any url queries. We shall see in few days, to be continued...

Since freedb.freac.org points to http://www.freedb.org/ we might not even have to change any url queries. We shall see in few days, to be continued...
Owner

It may work for a while as long as freedb.freac.org points to http://www.freedb.org. But it would stop once if it stops pointing in future...

It may work for a while as long as freedb.freac.org points to http://www.freedb.org. But it would stop once if it stops pointing in future...
Owner

It seems that the name freedb.freac.org could act as a maintained alias referring to a working freedb server:

$ host freedb.freac.org
freedb.freac.org is an alias for freedb.dbpoweramp.com.
freedb.dbpoweramp.com has address 89.238.182.183

So using freedb.freac.org seems like a good idea.

It seems that the name `freedb.freac.org` could act as a maintained alias referring to a working freedb server: ``` $ host freedb.freac.org freedb.freac.org is an alias for freedb.dbpoweramp.com. freedb.dbpoweramp.com has address 89.238.182.183 ``` So using `freedb.freac.org` seems like a good idea.
Poster

In any case, for reference, freedb.freedb.org occurrences appear in:

  • soundkonverter
  • kaffeine
  • tde-i18n
  • tdemultimedia
In any case, for reference, freedb.freedb.org occurrences appear in: - [x] soundkonverter - [x] kaffeine - [x] tde-i18n - [x] tdemultimedia
Owner

It seems freedb.freac.org:8880 is not available while freedb.freedb.org:8880 is still accessible. Perhaps we need to delay the switch??

Also I found this:

https://audio-file.org/2016/11/24/gnudb-org-cd-metadata-database/

which suggests this other website

http://www.gnudb.org/

This is working and has been there for at least 3 or 4 years, so it seems reliable.

It seems freedb.freac.org:8880 is not available while freedb.freedb.org:8880 is still accessible. Perhaps we need to delay the switch?? Also I found this:<br/> https://audio-file.org/2016/11/24/gnudb-org-cd-metadata-database/<Br/> which suggests this other website<br/> http://www.gnudb.org/<br/> This is working and has been there for at least 3 or 4 years, so it seems reliable.
Owner

What is your thoughts?

What is your thoughts?

@MicheleC The last one was the one I suggested Slavek back in time too. But I am not sure if it is up to date still.

@MicheleC The last one was the one I suggested Slavek back in time too. But I am not sure if it is up to date still.

Otherwise, there is no real reason not to wait just a little bit more, or?

Otherwise, there is no real reason not to wait just a little bit more, or?
Poster

According to this statement http://www.freedb.org/en/

Continuation of the free database guaranteed

With the acquisition of the www.freedb.org domain MAGIX also takes on all duties regarding the worldwide freedb community:

We might not have to change nothing, let's wait and test this functionality later.

According to this statement http://www.freedb.org/en/ ``` Continuation of the free database guaranteed With the acquisition of the www.freedb.org domain MAGIX also takes on all duties regarding the worldwide freedb community: ``` We might not have to change nothing, let's wait and test this functionality later.
Owner

ok, let's wait and see. if it stops working, then we can change later

ok, let's wait and see. if it stops working, then we can change later
Owner

based on Greg's comment, should we then close this issue for the time being? or keep it open?

based on Greg's comment, should we then close this issue for the time being? or keep it open?
Poster

If the issue is closed, I'll probably forget about. @MicheleC will you remember to give this a test, let's say, next week?

If the issue is closed, I'll probably forget about. @MicheleC will you remember to give this a test, let's say, next week?
Poster

https://www.magix.info/us/forum/is-freedb-not-available--1229936/#ca1502719
Let's keep an eye on this, we can ask Robert Kausch from freac.org next week.

https://www.magix.info/us/forum/is-freedb-not-available--1229936/#ca1502719 Let's keep an eye on this, we can ask Robert Kausch from freac.org next week.
Owner

If the issue is closed, I'll probably forget about. @MicheleC will you remember to give this a test, let's say, next week?

Ok, let's keep this issue open, as a reminder. Otherwise we will surely forget sooner or later 😉

> If the issue is closed, I'll probably forget about. @MicheleC will you remember to give this a test, let's say, next week? Ok, let's keep this issue open, as a reminder. Otherwise we will surely forget sooner or later :wink:

Reminder: What Greg quoted was something I believed first too. But after searching a bit and learned about history I learned, this message about Magix is very old and in fact, Magix bought out freedb back in 2006. So this should be not relevant. They provided freedb since then - Well, until now, it seems.

I think it's better to let this issue open too.

Reminder: What Greg quoted was something I believed first too. But after searching a bit and learned about history I learned, this message about Magix is very old and in fact, Magix bought out freedb back in *2006*. So this should be not relevant. They provided freedb since then - Well, until now, it seems. I think it's better to let this issue open too.
Owner

Although the service on the original freedb.org is still functional, I am somewhat restless. We want to rely on the original intention being canceled? Or would we rather change the address to gnudb.org?

Although the service on the original `freedb.org` is still functional, I am somewhat restless. We want to rely on the original intention being canceled? Or would we rather change the address to `gnudb.org`?
Owner

uhm... if freedb.org is still functional, let's keep it unchanged for the time being. If one day it stops working, we can switch to gnudb.org.

we don't know if gnudb is more or less updated compared to freedb, but freedb has been there for long time, so it should be naturally more known and so more updated.

uhm... if freedb.org is still functional, let's keep it unchanged for the time being. If one day it stops working, we can switch to gnudb.org.<br/> we don't know if gnudb is more or less updated compared to freedb, but freedb has been there for long time, so it should be naturally more known and so more updated.
Poster

The closing didn't happem It seems, so as long as freedb.org is working (and there are no users blowing the horn for help 😌 ), I don't feel the urge...

The closing didn't happem It seems, so as long as freedb.org is working (and there are no users blowing the horn for help :relieved: ), I don't feel the urge...
Owner

Okay, well, you've dispelled my concerns. For R14.0.8 we leave it unchanged.

Okay, well, you've dispelled my concerns. For R14.0.8 we leave it unchanged.
SlavekB added this to the R14.0.9 release milestone 2 years ago
Owner

All instances of freedb.org have been reppalced with gnudb.org. We can finally close this issue.

All instances of freedb.org have been reppalced with gnudb.org. We can finally close this issue.
MicheleC closed this issue 2 years ago
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