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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.Read more

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 the exact number but more than 20 of them were using MuseScore, which was unexpected, at least by myself. The main goal of the talk was to give a quick overview of the current development challenges. The number one challenge is definitely building the Mac release for which we still have the outstanding font issue.Read more

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.Read more

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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.

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:Read more

    Mac OS prototype version

    Update April 2nd: The first MuseScore alpha release for Mac is available for download

    Update March 19th: Effort to get sound working in the Mac release. More info in this topic on the mailing list

    Update March 14th: Mac release font issue fixed. Read more on the mailing list

    Joachim Ganseman built a "skeleton" version of MuseScore for Mac OS on 2 December. Ganseman warns that the version is "certainly not ready for publication" but an important step towards a working version for Mac OS.Read more

    MuseScore 0.9.3 downloaded almost 10.000 times in the past month

    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.Read more

    Announcement: Ubuntu prerelease packages available

    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.Read more

    MuseScore 0.9.3 released

    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.

    MuseScore, a good alternative for Finale Notepad 2009?

    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: MuseScoreRead more

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