Issues with "hide system barline" on multiple staves

• Dec 13, 2016 - 01:08
Reported version
S4 - Minor

Hide system barline, which is found in staff properties, does not work correctly.

In the attached score, do the following:
1. Right-click on "Violin", open staff properties and check the "hide system barline" box.
The system barline disappears as expected.
2. Do the same with "Piano".
Error #1: The system barline reappears next to the Violin part.
Error #2: On the second line, the system barline disappears only next to the upper staff of the Piano part.

Error #1 always occurs if there is a single staff instrument part above a multiple staff instrument part.
Error #2 always occurs if the single staff part is below the multiple staff part.

If there are two multiple staff parts next to each other, Error #2 also occurs and the system barline disappears next to the uppermost staff.
If there are two single staff parts next to each other, the system barline never disappears.

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FWIW, my recollection is that this was only intended to work for the top stave(s), to allow for a partial system barline. If your goal is to have no system barline at all, instead see Style / General / Barlines.

That said, this does appear to be a bug according to my understanding of how the option was intended to work. It *should* work to the flute and piano system barlines as far as I know. And it doesn't seem related to the fact that piano has multiple staves - simialr problems occur if I delete the bottom piano staff, also if I turned off Hide empty staves.