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 everythingRead more
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!
Now the community bonding period officially starts. Students will get to know their mentors and prepare for the program by reading documentation, hanging out in the IRC channel (#musescore on freenode.net), and familiarizing themselves with MuseScore. They will also introduce themselves to the community on the forum orRead more
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 layoutRead more
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!
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.
If you are considering applying, we have a list of ideas you can choose from. You can also applyRead more
This past week marked the end of Google Summer of Code 2013. Google announced over a thousand successful projects. It was the first year that MuseScore was selected and it turned out to be successful.
Midi import improvement
Andrey Tokarev, mentored by David Bolton did a very nice job. The import of MIDI files in the future MuseScore 2.0 will be hugely improved over version 1.3. To read all about it, visit Andrey's page in the developer handbook.Read more
Almost three years ago, I shared my thoughts with you on The State of MuseScore. With that post lasconic, werner and myself introduced the creation of musescore.com, a sister website to musescore.org. While musescore.org was meant to facilitate collaboration between MuseScore users and developers, musescore.com served the purpose to easily share your sheet music on the web.
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?
MuseScore software satisfaction level
Wow! You like the MuseScore a lot :) 72% of the participants to theRead more
We are conducting a survey to learn more about how you use MuseScore. It takes 5 min to complete: http://goo.gl/bexlI
Don't hesitate to share the survey and newsletter. Any feedback is very welcome. Thank you!Read more
The 2013 edition of Google Summer of Code has been announced. It's a global program that offers post-secondary student developers ages 18 and older stipends to write code for various open source software projects, and getting paid for it. Read all about it on the GSoC website.
We are going to submit MuseScore again for this edition as we did for previous years. If you have an idea for a summer project, please don't hesitate to post itRead more