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MuseScore 0.9.5 release candidate 2 available

Release candidate 2 for MuseScore 0.9.5 has been released. Besides several bug fixes, you may expect several updated translations:

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MuseScore 0.9.5 release candidate available

The MuseScore 0.9.5 release candidates are available for download. Read the release notes to find out what is new in this release!

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Before installing, backup your scores and uninstall MuseScore 0.9.4. In case you encounter issues or you wish to report to bug, don't hesitate to leave a message in the forum.

Translation status

First of all, we need translation of the 0.9.5 release notes. In

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MuseScore Beta released for Mac OS X

The MuseScore project has made yet another step forward with the release of a beta version for Mac OS X. It's available for download and has been successfully tested by several users on Mac Intel 10.4 & 10.5 as well as G4 10.4. More feedback for other platforms is very welcome as a comment on this post.

Nicolas Froment, aka Lasconic, has created this beta release, 3 months after Joachim Ganseman delivered the first alpha release. Since that

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Building MuseScore on Windows

If you are a Windows user and want to help with code development you can now build MuseScore on Windows. This makes development more convenient for the many people that use Windows on a daily basis. In the past you had to use Linux to create Windows builds of MuseScore. Lasconic wrote instructions in early April and others have managed to build on Windows since then.

Mateusz Czaplinski was the first to build MuseScore on Windows. In January 2009 he

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Test the first alpha MuseScore version for Mac

MuseScore 0.9.4 running on MacJoachim Ganseman released the first MuseScore alpha for Mac. Quote from Joachims post on the developers mailing list:

I've compiled a first MuseScore for Mac version and put it available for download. A few very important notes however:

  • Requirements are Mac OSX 10.4 or higher, and a G4 processor or higher or an Intel processor. It is compiled as universal binary (32-bit) and tested to run on a G4 10.4 system and an Intel 10.5
    system.
  • It is
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MuseScore rebranding project

22 graphic design students checking on MuseScoreThis afternoon, the MuseScore rebranding project has been kicked off. 22 graphic design students from Hogeschool Gent have been introduced to MuseScore for the first time. The goal: create a corporate identity for MuseScore.

In a first phase, each one of them will be creating a proposal for a house style, logo and word mark. Eventually the best proposal will be selected and further elaborated in group to become the corporate identity for MuseScore.

The term of the project ends

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FOSDEM 2009 wrap up

MuseScore download chart for 2008, more than 50.000 times in totalThis past Sunday, open source developers and users all over the world gathered in Brussels for FOSDEM 2009. For the first time ever, also MuseScore developers and users came together. The meet and greet was arranged on Sunday around 14 pm, which was around the time that MuseScore was presented in a so called lightning talk.

The talk was limited to 15 minutes, just enough to pitch MuseScore to the room of around 100 people. I didn't count

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New features in MuseScore 0.9.4

MuseScore 0.9.4 is available for download at http://musescore.org/en/download.

Top new features: improvements to note selection and copy-paste, automatic scrolling during playback, more languages, improvements to drum input, MIDI keyboard support on Windows (Linux version already supported this), about 30 crashes fixed.

Playback

  • Automatic scrolling during playback
  • Increased note length during playback so that normal notes no longer sound semi-staccato
    • MIDI excerpt from [attachment:promenade-0-9-4.mid=Promenade (MuseScore 0.9.4)]
    • MIDI excerpt from [attachment:promenade-0-9-3.mid=Promenade (MuseScore 0.9.3)]
  • When playback reaches the end of the piece
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Multi-measure rests

Werner Schweer added experimental support for multi-measure rests on 20 December. Multi-measure rests are an important requirement for ensemble sheet music and a frequent feature request.

[inline:multimeasure-rests.png=Screenshot of multi-measure rests in MuseScore]

At the time of this writing the implementation is incomplete but basic support for multi-measure rests is working in revision 1384 or later. Prereleases for 0.9.4 are available for testing on Windows or Linux.

Instructions for multi-measure rests:

  1. From the menu choose StyleEdit Style
  2. Click on
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