Slash notation, MusicXML, and MuseScore 2.0
When I think about what I think I'd still most like to see added for 2.0 (beyond bug fixing and completing work on features already started), very high on that list is native support for slash notation. I suspect 2.0 is considered too close to being feature complete for me to have much chance of selling this idea, but I'd at least like to throw it out there. Apparently MusicXML defines some sort of measure-style element for slash notation, which is also how it handles repeat bars and multimeasure rests. I know Finale implements slash notation as a "staff style", which seems to be rather similar. Does this provide a model we could use in MuseScore? The idea is that we wouldn't store individual slashes, but merely attach a style to a given measure that tells the display engine to display slashes instead of the actual contents of the measure.