MuseScore 0.9.5 available for download

• Aug 14, 2009 - 12:55

MuseScore 0.9.5 has been released and is available for download at

The most important news is that MuseScore is now available for Mac OS X. This makes MuseScore the ideal music notation software for music schools since it's available for all major platforms and translated in 19 languages with Arabic as the most recent contribution.

But let's not forget that MuseScore 0.9.5 is packed with many new features and improvements, added over the past 7 months by the growing MuseScore user and developer community. During that time MuseScore 0.9.4 has been downloaded over 60.000 times which is around 9000 downloads per month.

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In reply to by Nicolas

thanks for the confirmation.... im new to Ubuntu and the Linux way...although enjoying the learning cycle.

I assume my update manager will automatically detect the 0.9.5 version when it is available now I have it all set up ?
Or will I have to add o.9.5 again ?

In reply to by its_jon

Hi there,

I manage the Ubuntu and Debian packages, and you are correct in that, if you have added the PPA to your system, Update Manager should automatically detect and prompt you to install the new version when it is uploaded; you may need to manually check for updates, however. I'm currently waiting on Canonical to up the size of my PPA quota, and I hope this to be done before the day is out. Once that happens, packages should be available within a couple of hours.

Best wishes,


Excellent !.......

Running the stable 0.9.5 on U64

And there it is !.... the note splitting tool I suggested !!!!!
Glad you all thought it a good idea :):)
I have an immediate task for it right away :) Ohhhhhh the time this will save

Thanks !

chord chart plugin looks well useful as well !
What happens if it is used on a score containing transposing instruments ? ....

thanks Everyone.

Sounds good.

I am just assuming for example... If I create a full brass band score of transposing instruments a chord chart created from that would be in concert and playable by a pianist or guitar.

I added the repositories and installed mscore and dependencies but got an error. MuseScore ran fine but hangs when exiting. When I try to uninstall mscore I get:

daghenning@Toast:~$ sudo apt-get purge mscore
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
fluid-soundfont-gm fluid-soundfont-gs
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 20.4MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 159136 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing mscore ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/mscore.postrm: 4: update-desktop-database: not found
dpkg: error processing mscore (--remove):
subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 127
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

which is the error I got when installing.

What can be wrong?

In reply to by Soerboe

I got the same problem installing it in Kubuntu 9.04. Looks like an unresolved dependency: update-desktop-database is not installed. Fix with:

sudo apt-get install desktop-file-utils

It wouldn't play back and hung on exit the first time for me, too, but now it's fine.

In reply to by amused

I tried your sollution, now the error disappears, but MuseScore will not exit nor playback. Have an idea?

I got this when installing:
Behandler utløsere for shared-mime-info ...
Unknown media type in type 'all/all'

Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles'

Unknown media type in type 'uri/mms'

Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmst'

Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmsu'

Unknown media type in type 'uri/pnm'

Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspt'

Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspu'

Unknown media type in type 'fonts/package'

Unknown media type in type 'interface/x-winamp-skin'

Behandler utløsere for man-db ...

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