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MuseScore 0.9.3 downloaded almost 10.000 times in the past month

• 10 years ago

By the end of September 2008, MuseScore version 0.9.3 was released to the public together with a brand new website. One month later, it looks like the MuseScore project has experienced it's first tipping point. It's time for some number crunching.

The SourceForge download statistics are revealing that MuseScore has been downloaded almost 10.000 times in October. Also worth mentioning, is the fact that MuseScore has been downloaded in almost 100 countries worldwide. The top 10 looks as followed:

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Announcement: Ubuntu prerelease packages available

• 10 years ago

Dear all,

I have now finalised the svn update automation system for my official
packages, and consequently Ubuntu preview packages are available. The
current revision is r1229, and it is, at the time of going to press,
only available for Ubuntu 8.10: (the main repository for) 8.04 does
not contain a recent enough version of Qt4. I am working to upload a
new Qt4 as I write.

The packages are built identically to those found in the Ubuntu and
Debian

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MuseScore 0.9.3 released

• 10 years ago

The new MuseScore release 0.9.3 is out and ready for download!

MuseScore 0.9.3 implements a new compressed file format (*.mscz), adds a lot of other new features, fixes some bugs and tries to speedup/optimize layout. The script plugin interface has now bindings to the whole qt library. New score elements are glissando and tremolo symbols between notes. Tuplet types are extended and can now contain notes and rests of different len. A detailed changelog can be found here.

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MuseScore, a good alternative for Finale Notepad 2009?

• 10 years ago

MakeMusic announced 1 day ago the that their Finale Notepad version of the Finale suite, will get complete MusicXML support in the upcoming 2009 release. This interesting news comes however with a price tag. From now on Finale Notepad will cost $10. So, is there a free alternative? Yes there is: MuseScore

A quote from the Finale Notepad press release:

In the next few weeks we plan to release Finale NotePad 2009 with even more features, including an all‐
new Expression Tool and the ability to import/export MusicXML files. It will continue to include free on‐
line support. At the same time we will begin charging $9.95 for the NotePad 2009 download. 

A rather interesting business decision from MakeMusic since many Notepad users might flock away and perhaps check

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MuseScore read and writes musicXML 2.0, including the compressed mxl format

• 10 years ago

Today Recordare LLC announced a new update of the Dolet 4 plugin for Sibelius which offers the ability to export musicXML 2.0 files. It is noteworthy to say that some of the knowhow to add MusicXML support for chord names in MuseScore, has been used for the development of the Dolet plugin as well.

This is just one of the indications that MuseScore has really good build in MusicXML support. But there are more indications as well.

  1. Exporting your
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MuseScore teaser

10 years ago

MuseScore is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG music notation program that offers a cost-effective alternative to commercial programs such as Sibelius, Finale and Capella.
You can print beautifully engraved sheet music or save it as PDF or MIDI file.

Some highlights: Screenshot

  • WYSIWYG, notes are entered on a "virtual note sheet"
  • Unlimited...
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MuseScore 0.9.2

• 10 years ago

This release introduces a new harmony element used for chord names which allows for proper import/export to MusicXml. A new import filter reads some "Band In A Box" files with proper display of chord names. Scores can be transposed and a new function allows the creation of excerpts of selectable instruments. The new online documentation, many other small enhancements and a lot of bugfixes increase usability.

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MuseScore 0.9.1

• 10 years ago

Unfortunately version 0.9.0 has a bug in the build system. A build does only work on a SVN checkout. Version 0.9.1 fixes this.

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