MuseScore 3 Release Candidate

• 1 year ago

Today we are pleased to announce the release candidate for MuseScore 3. Since the first beta release less than a month ago, we have resolved over 200 issues. Now, with all the most critical bugs fixed, we have produced one final pre-release build for testing. If no additional critical issues are confirmed, we will release MuseScore 3 on December 24!

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MuseScore 3.0 Beta Update Release (December 14, 2018)

• 1 year ago

Today we are pleased to announce the release of MuseScore 3 Beta Update (December 14, 2018). Users have continued providing valuable feedback, and we have continued our torrid pace of fixing bugs with over 70 issues resolved in the past 7 days since the previous update! This release also brings some significant improvements to the automatic placement algorithms that should greatly reduce the number of times you need to override its decisions.

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MuseScore 3.0 Beta Update Release

• 1 year ago

Today we are pleased to announce the release of MuseScore 3 Beta Update, the third in our series of beta releases. Thanks to the fantastic feedback from users and their assistance in filing bug reports, we have maintained an incredible pace and have fixed over 100 issues since the first beta release last week! Most notably, this update should be much more stable and experience fewer crashes, plus scores imported from 2.3.2 or previous versions will work much better. So

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MuseScore developer gathering at FOSDEM 2019

• 1 year ago

For a third consecutive year, we are organising a MuseScore developer meetup in Brussels at FOSDEM, the largest European open source developer conference. During the weekend of Feb 2 and 3, more than 8000 open source users and developers gather to talk about free and open source software. You can get the unique experience of meeting the developers behind some of the software you are using already, including MuseScore. So you are all invited to come and meet us

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MuseScore 3.0 Beta Release

• 1 year ago

We are pleased to announce the release of MuseScore 3.0 Beta.

We have been working on MuseScore 3 ever since the release of MuseScore 2 back in 2015, and with this Beta version, we are one big step closer to a final release. Meanwhile, we have fixed all the critical issues reported against the previous Alpha versions. We want to make sure MuseScore 3 is as bug-free as possible, so please help us test this Beta release.

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Preparing MuseScore 3.0 Beta release

• 1 year ago

Next public version of MuseScore 3.0 will be MuseScore 3.0 Beta. It comes with a lot of fixes made after Alpha 2 release.


Translating MuseScore

We are going to push new strings from MuseScore 3.0 to Transifex. It means there will be a lot of new strings to translate. We need your help to finish translations.

You can find all the instructions on this page. While you are translating, you can test your changes directly in a MuseScore

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MuseScore 3.0 Alpha 2 Release

• 1 year ago

We are pleased to announce the MuseScore 3.0 Alpha 2 release. This release shows the current state of MuseScore editor development. We fixed a lot of issues found after the first alpha release as well as others that existed before.

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Packages are available here

Recent improvements

  • The autoplacement engine was reworked. It now requires less space and works significantly faster.
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  • Loading and displaying scores created in MuseScore 2 versions was improved. Custom

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Revising categories of the issues in the issue tracker

• 1 year ago

Hello everyone.

We are pleased to announce upcoming changes going to happen with the Issue Tracker.


Current categories describing the issues lead to misunderstanding in terms of priority and importance. Lack of predefined categories led to creating separate hit lists for particular versions summing up the most important issues to fix.
Taking the best practices from existing bug trackers, I prepared an update for the categories we have in the issue tracker. The most important goal here is

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MuseScore 3.0 alpha Release

• 1 year ago

We are pleased to announce the current state of MuseScore 3.0 via specially prepared builds with "alpha" label.

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Packages are available here

Elements autoplacement

The most significant improvement of 3.0 version is collision-detection engine which allows autoplacement for all elements in the score.
Starting from now, you don't need to adjust elements position manually, everything is done using smart algorithms.
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TimeWise Insert/Delete

MuseScore 3.0 alpha introduces a new concept of writing timeless

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MuseScore Development Blog

Welcome to MuseScore development news and digest blog


FYI, processing scores on server was broken with 3.4 update. We had to create separate branch with the hotfix from pr #5639 (thanks to Howard!). Now, we are preparing hotfix update 3.4.1 and going to roll out it later today to prevent further bug reports asap


We decided to revert the changes to the MuseScore_General soundfont due to the regressions.

Current soundfont version is 0.1.6.