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.Read more

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:Read more

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
  • It is based on revision 1685 of the trunk.
  • this is an alpha version and is NOT suitable for production environments AT ALL. Really. It contains loads of issues and bugs which I know of but for which I need way more time to solve them. Only reason that I make this available already is the MusikMesse, people over there might be interested to know that a Mac version is really on
    it's way.
  • executable size is about 80 MB

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

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

Follow MuseScore on Twitter, Delicious, Facebook and Orkut

Become a fan of MuseScore on Facebook and promote it to your friends.

Follow MuseScore on Twitter and get updates about new prereleases and the latest news on MuseScore.

Track all the MuseScore bookmarks with Delicious. You can filter the bookmarks by language: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and others.

Join the MuseScore community on Orkut.Read more

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

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