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TrackMerging is a simplified version of [[Track Grouping|TrackGrouping]]. The basic idea is to allow a single "track" object to be shared by multiple "release" objects. A "track" object contains a collection of "release track" objects. This would clear up a significant amount of redundant data and allow us to pool similar PUIDs into a single object such that there would be absolutely no PUID collisions between the objects. Implementing this concept will be one of the many incremental steps toward the [[Next Generation Schema|NextGenerationSchema]] goal.
==Unresolved Issues==
* Are [[Edit Track Time Edit|EditTrackTimeEdit]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s and [[Edit Track Name Edit|EditTrackNameEdit]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s linked to no releases or all attached releases, now that there can be more than one release?
* How should removing of a track work? Automatic removing when the last "release track" is removed? Only manual removing?
* How do you separate merged tracks?
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">- The same way you merged them: a little check box on the right and a "separate" button on the bottom that activates when at least one track is selected. The selected tracks are separated and merged into a different track object. -- [[User:BogdanButnaru|BogdanButnaru]] 13:37, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
* When release tracks will have their own titles, and somebody completely changes the title, should it automatically create a new track?
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">- How about a warning on each potentially ambiguous edit, requiring the user to specify with check-boxes if the track should be separated or not? -- [[User:BogdanButnaru|BogdanButnaru]] 13:37, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
* Should the "release editor" have an option to re-use existing tracks, instead of always creating new ones and then merging them?
* Should "earliest/later release of" track-track ARs and clusters be converted automatically into track objects? -- [[User:BogdanButnaru|BogdanButnaru]] 13:37, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">- Edit: there should be checking for length and title at least. See the last track on [http://musicbrainz.org/release/9af6aee0-c0da-414b-94a0-107a5b522a50.html this album] for an example why it's a bad idea to ignore details. -- [[User:BogdanButnaru|BogdanButnaru]] 14:18, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
* "Release track" titles.
* Disambiguation comments for tracks.
* Warnings on merge if:
** Track durations differ
** Merging tracks from Album/Single/EP/... and Live releases together.
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">- Also for "other", often these are demos. When do we get the demo release type, anyway? -- [[User:BogdanButnaru|BogdanButnaru]] 13:37, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
==(OLD) Below is a collection of all the various ideas/notes we've had regarding this feature:==
Here are some notes from an IRC conversation we had some time ago ([[User:LukasLalinsky|LukasLalinsky]], [[User:Jugdish|Jugdish]] and [[User:BrianFreud|BrianFreud]]). But I can't remember some details, and somehow find it on chatlogs, so it's possible that something is incorrect. (If somebody can find the IRC log, please add the link here.) -- 16:04, 02 October 2007 (UTC)
* Adding new album will always add new master entities.
* Masters have no explicit titles, everything is derived from attached tracks.
* It will be possible to merge masters.
* It will be possible to split some tracks of a master.
* The release editor can be used only to edit tracks, not masters or track<->master associations.
* ? Significant change to track title will automatically detach the track from the current master (if more than one track is attached to it)
* There are no track ARs, adding an AR to track will transparently add it to the master.
* PUIDs are attached to masters. (theoretically, no two masters should share the same PUID)
* ? Durations are attached to masters, not tracks.
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Development]]

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