The MuseScore project has made yet another step forward with the release of a beta version for Mac OS X. It's available for download and has been successfully tested by several users on Mac Intel 10.4 & 10.5 as well as G4 10.4. More feedback for other platforms is very welcome as a comment on this post.
Nicolas Froment, aka Lasconic, has created this beta release, 3 months after Joachim Ganseman delivered the first alpha release. Since that time, numerous outstanding issues and bugs have been fixed which are stated in detail in a post on the developer mailing list. Lasconic also made the instructions available how to build MuseScore on Mac.Read more
If you are a Windows user and want to help with code development you can now build MuseScore on Windows. This makes development more convenient for the many people that use Windows on a daily basis. In the past you had to use Linux to create Windows builds of MuseScore. Lasconic wrote instructions in early April and others have managed to build on Windows since then.Read more
I've compiled a first MuseScore for Mac version and put it available for download. A few very important notes however:
- Requirements are Mac OSX 10.4 or higher, and a G4 processor or higher or an Intel processor. It is compiled as universal binary (32-bit) and tested to run on a G4 10.4 system and an Intel 10.5
- It is based on revision 1685 of the trunk.
- this is an alpha version and is NOT suitable for production environments AT ALL. Really. It contains loads of issues and bugs which I know of but for which I need way more time to solve them. Only reason that I make this available already is the MusikMesse, people over there might be interested to know that a Mac version is really on
- executable size is about 80 MB
This afternoon, the MuseScore rebranding project has been kicked off. 22 graphic design students from Hogeschool Gent have been introduced to MuseScore for the first time. The goal: create a corporate identity for MuseScore.
In a first phase, each one of them will be creating a proposal for a house style, logo and word mark. Eventually the best proposal will be selected and further elaborated in group to become the corporate identity for MuseScore.Read more
This past Sunday, open source developers and users all over the world gathered in Brussels for FOSDEM 2009. For the first time ever, also MuseScore developers and users came together. The meet and greet was arranged on Sunday around 14 pm, which was around the time that MuseScore was presented in a so called lightning talk.
The talk was limited to 15 minutes, just enough to pitch MuseScore to the room of around 100 people. I didn't count the exact number but more than 20 of them were using MuseScore, which was unexpected, at least by myself. The main goal of the talk was to give a quick overview of the current development challenges. The number one challenge is definitely building the Mac release for which we still have the outstanding font issue.Read more
MuseScore 0.9.4 is available for download at http://musescore.org/en/download.
Top new features: improvements to note selection and copy-paste, automatic scrolling during playback, more languages, improvements to drum input, MIDI keyboard support on Windows (Linux version already supported this), about 30 crashes fixed.Read more
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Werner Schweer added experimental support for multi-measure rests on 20 December. Multi-measure rests are an important requirement for ensemble sheet music and a frequent feature request.
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At the time of this writing the implementation is incomplete but basic support for multi-measure rests is working in revision 1384 or later. Prereleases for 0.9.4 are available for testing on Windows or Linux.
Instructions for multi-measure rests:Read more
Update April 2nd: The first MuseScore alpha release for Mac is available for download
Update March 19th: Effort to get sound working in the Mac release. More info in this topic on the mailing list
Update March 14th: Mac release font issue fixed. Read more on the mailing list
Joachim Ganseman built a "skeleton" version of MuseScore for Mac OS on 2 December. Ganseman warns that the version is "certainly not ready for publication" but an important step towards a working version for Mac OS.Read more