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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.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

    MuseScore read and writes musicXML 2.0, including the compressed mxl format

    Today Recordare LLC announced a new update of the Dolet 4 plugin for Sibelius which offers the ability to export musicXML 2.0 files. It is noteworthy to say that some of the knowhow to add MusicXML support for chord names in MuseScore, has been used for the development of the Dolet plugin as well.

    This is just one of the indications that MuseScore has really good build in MusicXML support. But there are more indications as well.Read more

    MuseScore 0.9.2

    This release introduces a new harmony element used for chord names which allows for proper import/export to MusicXml. A new import filter reads some "Band In A Box" files with proper display of chord names. Scores can be transposed and a new function allows the creation of excerpts of selectable instruments. The new online documentation, many other small enhancements and a lot of bugfixes increase usability.

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