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Follow up on MBS-2267. --08:10, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Fix label situation by following up on http://musicbrainz.org/edit/14475541 --11:08, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Finish merge of http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/67907e2c-8143-4e01-9b6c-ceb843525b9b --10:56, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Find painless method to rename tracks on http://musicbrainz.org/release/faeb7eb5-03e3-4cc9-9ef9-064a2b8ef256. --11:26, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
Follow up on edit (5 June). --23:32, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
Find/create an up-to-date page on the Release Editor. --07:51, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Disambiguate between CD TOCs and DiscIDs (not by creating new pages). The latter are SHA-1 hashes of the former (verify?).
Work on post-NGS documentation. --10:15, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
Add info on http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/browse/MBS-2187 to IPI. --10:15, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
History of the Next Generation Schema
The Next Generation Schema (NGS, in short) is a name that has covered many loads (Dutch figure of speech?) over the years. In se it's just like any other change to the server. There have always been a bunch of perceived shortcomings to the MusicBrainz database. The NGS, it was hoped, would be a fix or solution to all of these. And for a long time it always seemed 'just around the corner'.
NGS Specific Terminology
Since the NGS involved changes and additions to the database (fields), MusicBrainz entities have been added or changed in meaning.