Release notes for MuseScore 1.0

Last updated 2018-06-18

MuseScore 1.0 was released February 4, 2011.

MuseScore 1.0 builds further on the foundation of MuseScore 0.9.6 and the 3 bug fix releases released since June 2010. The focus of this release was stability by reducing bugs, only a very limited set of new features were added. Several new translations were added.

Important information for people upgrading

  • The keyboard shortcut for rests during note entry changed from Space to 0 (Zero). In MuseScore 1.0 Space now starts playback similar to most other media software. If you prefer the old shortcuts you can change them as explained in the handbook (see keyboard shortcuts )
  • Changing instrument names in front of staves involves an extra step. In previous versions you could double click on the instrument name and edit it directly. Unfortunately this method sometimes caused crashes or corruption and is disabled for MuseScore 1.0. However you can still edit the instrument names. Right-click on an empty part of a measure for the staff you want to rename and choose "Staff Properties..." from the context menu. In the Staff Properties dialog you can change the "Long instrument name" which appears on the first system or the "Short instrument name" which appears on subsequent systems.

New features

  • Ability to hide courtesy key signature and canceling naturals. See #8357 .
  • Ability to choose first page number. See #8356 .
  • Bagpipe Music Writer import and bagpipe sound support. See #8355 .
  • Ability to change velocity and on/off offsets for a group of selected notes

MuseScore.com

  • New workflow for Share scores online
  • Ability to sign out
  • Option to automatically sign out on exit

MusicXML

  • improve MusicXML import of clefs
  • fix #8498 : musicxml import/export: print-object="no" not handled for key signature
  • fix #8435 : musicxml import: print-object="no" ignored on rest
  • fix #8474 : MusicXML import: Audiveris ".0" not handled in alter and in backup and forward duration
  • fix #8428 : musicxml import: voices mixed up
  • fix #4858 : Courtesy accidentals do not import/export in MusicXML anymore
  • fix #8400 : musicxml export: stem on whole note in triplet
  • fix #8546 : MusicXML import: dynamics in notations element are ignored

Usability and interface

  • fix #8503 : Space for play/pause and 0 (Zero) for rest input
  • add SVG icons for note entry toolbar
  • change toolbar icon default size
  • fix default "Save as" and "Save copy" directory
  • display palettes on first start
  • Adding panning to templates
  • enable time signature deletion in timesig palette
  • fixed vocal range for bartione and bass (instruments.xml)
  • fix #6345 : First time users confuse demo score for demo software
  • fix: Local Handbook disabled when no file is open

Audio

  • Adding panning to templates
  • fix #7857 : Tics in generated wave files

Mac specific

  • fix #6547 : File association on Mac. Add bww, cap, sgu, mgu, mid, ove, md, and MusicXML.

Bug fixes

  • fix #9040 : Dragging note horizontally removes accidental permanently
  • fix #8974 : Rest entry shortcut does not work in Voice 2
  • fix #9002 : Reset Position doesn't affect tuplet bracket
  • fix #4975 : Parts should have multi-measure rests by default
  • fix #8865 : Crash when changing instrument on drumstaff
  • fix #8842 : bracketed accidentals not saved)
  • fix #8727 : write accidentals with parentheses
  • fix #8763 : Tuplet number not spatium dependent
  • fix #8735 : Beat corruption in copy paste of partial measure
  • fix #8750 : Crashes with system containing only vertical box
  • fix #6736 : Preferences Menu disabled in non english. Avoid merging of menus.
  • fix #8719 : Pickup measure messes up Lilypond export
  • fix #3092 : Cannot see 16th note (and below) ledger lines
  • fix #6317 : Ledger lines not long enough for whole notes
  • fix #8613 : MuseScore doesn't ask to restore session if you open from file
  • fix #8612 : Cannot paste to measure with a grace note before beat 1
  • fix #7303 : Collision between rest and accidentals
  • fix #6599 : Command line option to change config/settings directory
  • fix #6362 : Tempo text position not saved for part > 1
  • fix #6347 : Multiple grace notes do not copy correctly
  • fix #7764 : crashes when open ove file
  • fix #8372 : Fix to end-start-repeat bar line width
  • fix #8369 : Delete one instrument removes slurs from others
  • fix #8358 : new score: create one measure more when pickup measure selected
  • fix #8347 : tie in note entry does not work for voice > 1 after a barline
  • fix #8308 : Creating triplet in grace note leads to time corruption
  • fix #6536 : Position of stemslash in grace note chord
  • fix #7415 : Stems too short for 32nd and 64th notes
  • fix #8273 : Unecessary courtesy clef remains when clef is changed
  • fix #8194 : Edit instruments mess up instrument name
  • fix #8184 : Creating parts with cross staff barlines crash
  • fix #8161 : Missing lyrics in MIDI import
  • fix #8018 : Lilypond: Quote marks in lyrics need to be escaped
  • fix #7892 : Exchange voices adds extra rests
  • fix #7944 : Buffer overflow with a lot of instruments
  • fix #7017 : Chord names does not support "H" name as chord
  • fix #7249 : Notehead should be on top of the staff lines
  • fix #7311 : Dragging tied notes and removing tie gives weird result
  • fix #7882 : Transposing a score shouldn't transpose a drum staff
  • fix #6320 : Add œ in F2 text palette
  • fix #7881 : Exchange voices does not work on last measure
  • fix #7832 : Extra spaces cause lyric pasting to repeat words
  • fix #7734 : Pasting lyrics with spaces is not working
  • fix #6451 : score jump to current position when record MIDI in Note Input Mode
  • fix #7614 : menu item crash when continuing session with no scores
  • Better voltas + multimeasure rest layout
  • fix default fingering font
  • fix #7665 : Change instrument, undo does not undo sound
  • fix #7624 : pressing space bar when slur is selected crashes program
  • fix #7562 : Cursor in text remains in print or PDF
  • fix #7530 : Hairpin starting on the first note is lost on reload
  • fix #7514 : Moving instrument deletes tuplets
  • fix #7520 : Undo reorder instruments does not work as expected
  • fix #7519 : Moving instrument causes crash
  • fix #7740 : drag and delete + undo causes crash
  • fix #7315 : limit values in time signature wizard to 6 bit (1-63)
  • fix #6649 : Transposition when creating a score from a template

Translation

Credits

Programming

  • Werner Schweer: Project lead, main developer
  • Nicolas Froment (lasconic): Windows and Mac OS builds, bug fixes
  • Toby Smithe: Debian and Ubuntu builds
  • Olav Gundersen: LilyPond export developer
  • Leon Vinken: MusicXML import-export developer, BWW import
  • Rui Fan: Ove import
  • Maurizio M. Gavioli (Miwarre): new features patches
  • Friedemann Becker: bug fixes

Localization

  • Afrikaans
    • djboer
  • Arabic
    • Hosam Adeeb Nashed
  • Asturian
    • Arcipiecu
  • Basque
    • lgerenu
    • amenudo
  • Catalan
    • Carles Clavero
  • Chinese, Traditional
    • hishine
    • aeolus
    • Curtis Huang
    • yushengc
    • vixensjlin
    • Edward Liao
    • 陳科旭
    • yanganto
    • kagami3421
    • millieyun
  • Chinese, Traditional (Taiwan)
    • benice
    • yingdat
    • aeolus
    • nwhat
  • Chinese, Simplified
    • Rui Fan
    • smithtao
    • weyllor
    • oldherl
    • 李百平
    • punbit
    • LianZhang
    • hishine
  • Czech
    • pfri
    • mkucera66
    • Peregrinus
  • Danish
    • Morten Poulsen
    • Stig Wolff
  • Dutch
    • Jaap Plaisier
    • Thomas Bonte
    • toeter
    • Richard Pasveer
    • Legov
    • mouk
    • Antiklontermiddel
  • English, US
    • Raymond May Jr.
    • ceegers
  • Finnish
    • Heino Keränen
    • hjunes
  • French
    • Jean-Louis Waltener
    • Nicolas Froment (lasconic)
    • ritmus
    • utopie
    • Billard Sirakawa
    • Tchoun
    • Robert Leleu
  • Galician
    • Xosé
  • German
    • Werner Schweer
    • derhannes
    • fnbecker
    • Jojo-Schmitz
    • pianopleasure
    • sheksel
    • chrisch
  • Greek
    • Panagiotis Vlangopoulos, Assistant Professor of the Music Department of the Ionian University
    • Ioannis Toulis, Assistant Professor of the Music Department of the Ionian University
    • Petros Andriotis, Adjunct Teacher of the Music Department of the Ionian University
    • Niki Stavrati, Master Degree Student of the Music Department of the Ionian University
    • Loukas Ksanthos
  • Hindi
    • Shashi Sharma
  • Hungarian
    • molnarm
    • drikanb
    • thSoft
  • Indonesian
    • agatorex
    • gilang.pratama
    • tedibudiwan
  • Italian
    • Angelo Contardi
    • Antonio Marchionne
    • Daniele Bravi
  • Japanese
    • Neco
    • kiki
    • kimikazu
    • kojikoji
  • Korean
    • JongHo Kim
  • Norwegian
    • Dag Henning Sørbø
    • Per Holje
  • Polish
    • Piotr Komorowski
  • Portuguese, Brazilian
    • israel_zeu
    • Vítor Dassie
    • marlonpimentel
  • Portuguese
    • José Luciano Batista Gomes
    • elchano
    • tiago
    • marlonpimentel
    • rmatosinhos
    • ariconstancio
    • ganglia
  • Romanian
    • Claudius Tiberiu Iacob
  • Russian
    • Alexandre Prokoudine
    • kostiagol
  • Slovenian
    • ThePianoGuy
  • Spanish
    • Carlos Sanchiavedraz
    • Juan Díaz Porras (alkayata)
    • Pascual Marchante Lande (Mitocondria)
    • MrTrebleClef
    • chiqui5256
    • pup
    • Axel
  • Swedish
    • Magnus Johansson
    • Stefan Falt
    • mbockert
    • dalahast
  • Thai
    • punbit
  • Turkish
    • Halil Kirazli
  • Ukrainian
    • Serhij Dubyk

Other

  • David Bolton: Handbook
  • Thomas Bonte: Website
  • Katie Wardrobe: Video tutorials
  • Tim Brechbill: SoundFont
  • Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen & others: Emmentaler font
  • Raùl Posac: MuseScore logo
  • Zachary Chione: Splash screen design