Last month we conducted the first MuseScore community survey. We received 722 complete submissions which are much more than expected. So thanks to those who participated! If you didn’t have a chance to add your voice, no worries, we plan to run more surveys in the future to follow up on how MuseScore is doing. That being said, what did we learn?Read more
We are happy to announce the release of MuseScore 1.3. It's our best and most stable release to date, fixing several critical bugs - including one which resulted in distorted sound playback for many users. MuseScore is now also available as an MSI package, which makes it simpler to install on multiple Windows machines at once - ideal for system administrators of school networks.
Download MuseScore 1.3
- Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
- MSI package
- Portable version
- Mac OS X 10.6+ Intel
- Ubuntu 12.04+
Read the MuseScore 1.3 release notes.
My name's Mark Johnson and I work for OSS Watch, an open source advisory service for UK education based at the University of Oxford.
We're currently compiling a list of Open Source Options for Education - open source options for educational establishments where proprietary software might otherwise be considered.
MuseScore is on our list, but as part of the list we'd like to include examples of real-world usage where possible.Read more
First of all, a nightly version 74b4a45 (2012-09-01) or later is required. Currently, such a nightly is only available for Mac but it should be available for Linux soon and for Windows as soon as Win nightlies will be resumed. A self-compiled version from Github can also be used, of course!
Before explaining the new plugin framework, let's define what problems we faced with the plugin subsystem in MuseScore 1.2.
One problem is the binding to the qt library. The code to enable this is very huge and consists of > 1100 files with > 297000 lines of code. This is not maintainable for the MuseScore team. It seems that qt does not maintain this anymore and it will not be available for the next major Qt version.
Good news! We've set the release date of the digital OpenGoldberg score on May 28th. For those who are not familiar with the OpenGoldberg project, you can learn all about it at http://kck.st/opengoldberg This project has been a great way for us to push the development of MuseScore.
On the one side there was the making of the Goldberg Variations score for which Werner used the development snapshot of the upcoming MuseScore 2.0. Since typesetting this score was very challenging, Werner improved MuseScore on various aspects. Read more
With 3,000,000 people having downloaded MuseScore, I imagine there must be quite a few of us doing interesting things with it. From newcomers to music software writing their first compositions, to hobbyists looking for a better, easier, and/or cheaper way to notate their music, to professional musicians, educators, and composers creating works for performance and even publication - I expect MuseScore is being used for all these things and more.
So how about it? Let's hear your stories!