Catalogue work - timeline (planning)

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Hi last.fm,

Have been following the changes on the new website and was just wondering if it is possible to give a timeline to the catalogue work that is going to be done, like when can we expect what changes...

I think most of us don't mind the wait, but are getting restless because of the lack of communication. So I hope you can shed some light on the upcoming projects regarding the catalogue.

Thanks,
Onno
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The development team have been steadily working through the various bugs, feedback, and issues reported in the thread linked above, and elsewhere, in an effort to improve catalogue generation and clustering.   Some of the issues are proving to be pretty tough nuts to crack, which is why there's been very little to show in terms of user facing site updates over the summer, besides threaded shouts.  In the long term, our intentions are still the same: we want to reintroduce scrobble corrections, and support disambiguation, aliases, collaborative works, and so on.  That's all in cards still, but the timeline won't be defined until the foundational work is finished, and it's taking longer than estimated.  

>>>Does the catalogue still take priority over other development, or is it at a stage now where more time can be spent working on other features?

There's still a lot of work ahead of us on this front, but it's not really feasible for us to focus on the catalogue to the exclusion of everything else. We're well aware that people are getting restless, and as a business we also have our own obligations and targets to meet.  We'll still be working on the catalogue, but we want to free up resources for development elsewhere on the site too.