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MuseScore 2.0 Beta 2 Released!

• 3 years ago

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

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Wrapping up Google Summer of Code 2014

• 4 years ago

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.

Meeting IRL

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MuseScore 2.0 Beta 1 Released!

• 4 years ago

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

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Students Announced for Google Summer of Code 2014

• 4 years ago

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 or

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Improved Note / Accidental Layout In MuseScore 2.0

• 4 years ago

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

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33 students apply to code on MuseScore for GSoC 2014

• 4 years ago

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

• 4 years ago

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 apply

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Google Summer of Code 2013 wrap up

• 5 years ago

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.

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New log in procedure on musescore.org

• 5 years ago

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.

Even though musescore.com is a much younger site, it quickly surpassed musescore.org in terms of user accounts and traffic. For

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