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Documentation for MuseScore 2.0

From our first MuseScore users survey back in 2013, we learnt that the number one request was more and better documentation. In the meantime, as we were packing great new features into MuseScore 2.0, the need for good documentation would become even more necessary. So with the 2.0 release nearing, let's check what the state is of the documentation and what we can still do in the weeks to come.Read more

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MuseScore 2.0 release schedule

With all the blocking issues being addressed and the plethora of other bugs fixed since beta 2, we have now set a release date for MuseScore 2.0!

* March 12th: 2.0 Release Candidate (RC) for Windows and Mac
* March 24th: Final MuseScore 2.0 release for all platforms

So what will happen between now and the release date:
* Translating the MuseScore interfaceRead more

Call for translating MuseScore 2.0

We are calling up everyone to help us translate the coming release of MuseScore 2.0 in your own language. Currently 2.0 is being translated in 53 languages but if your language is missing, please leave a comment so we can add it.

How to translate MuseScore 2.0

Step 1: Use MuseScore 2.0 Beta 2 or if you are tech savvy, run the latest nightly build.Read more

MuseScore 2.0 Beta 2 Released!

Just in time for Christmas, we are happy to present to you MuseScore 2.0 Beta 2. This beta release includes hundreds of bug fixes and other improvements made as a result of feedback from users of the Beta 1 release and subsequently nightly builds. There are even a few new features that have been added during these last few months. See below for more information on what’s changed.

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The official release of MuseScore 2.0 is still yet to come, but we would like you to try out this Beta 2 release to help us find whatever problems may still remain. Please report your findings in the Technology Preview forum on musescore.org, or, if you are sure you have found a bug, in the Issue Tracker.

Download MuseScore 2.0 Beta 2

Update Dec 23, 4:39pm: The beta2 packages above have been reissued fixing a few critical bugs.Read more

Wrapping up Google Summer of Code 2014

To wrap up this GSoC season, Google traditionally invites 2 mentors per project for a Google Summer of Code Summit in Mountain View. This year, it was the 10th anniversary so it was special. Google invited mentors and students, even organising a lottery to get more people in. The event was not taking place at the Google Headquarters in Mountain View but at the Marriott San José, spanning over 3 days. The reunion schedule was packed.Read more

MuseScore 2.0 Beta 1 Released!

The MuseScore team is excited to announce the first Beta release of MuseScore 2.0! This is your opportunity to try out the new features, see if your "favorite" bugs have been fixed, and provide feedback that we can use to make sure the final MuseScore 2.0 release is as stable as the well-established 1.X series of releases have proven to be. This first Beta release is our way of saying we think we're done adding features for 2.0 and everything basically seems to work – so we invite you to help us test it further. You can keep your existing MuseScore 1.3 (or earlier) installation with no fear of them interfering with each other.

Download MuseScore 2.0 Beta 1

If you do find bugs in MuseScore 2.0 Beta 1, please report them via the issue tracker. You can also discuss your experiences with MuseScore 2.0 Beta 1 on the Technology Preview forum. Read on to learn what's new.Read more

Students Announced for Google Summer of Code 2014

The list of students selected for Google Summer of Code 2014 has been announced by Google. Among the 1307 students selected, 5 of them will be working on MuseScore this summer!Read more

Improved Note / Accidental Layout In MuseScore 2.0

The most basic feature of a music notation program is note layout and rendering. In MuseScore, layout of notes - including chords, augmentation dots, ties, and accidentals - has not changed appreciably for years. But while MuseScore has always done a good job in the simple cases, there are a number of not uncommon situations where MuseScore made surprisingly poor decisions. This requires the user to adjust things manually - assuming he can even figure out what the correct layout is and how to do the necessary adjustments.Read more

33 students apply to code on MuseScore for GSoC 2014

The submission deadline for students who wanted to participate in Google Summer of Code 2014 was today on March 21st. In total, we got 35 proposals! In the past 3 weeks, we got in contact with over 20+ students on IRC and on the developer mailing list. Last year, there were 21 proposals

Here is the number of new proposals per day. As expected, this year again it went a bit crazy at the end of the period!

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Join MuseScore for Google Summer of Code 2014

MuseScore is part again of Google Summer of Code 2014 (GSoC)! If you are a student and you have aspirations to help improve the open source MuseScore notation software during the summertime, this is an unique opportunity to work together with the MuseScore developers and getting paid for it. Learn all about GSoC and how to apply for it.

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