File extension should be preserved when using 'Save As...'

• Dec 16, 2013 - 15:49
Type
Functional
Severity
3
Status
active
Project

I have been saving files in the mscx format to allow them to store into GIT more easily.

If I use 'Save As…' on an mscx file, the Save Panel defaults to mscz. If I don't catch this I will save it out as the wrong format.

The Save Panel should match the current file format when saving.

STEPS:
1. open a score in the mscx format
2. File -> Save As…
3. Save the file

RESULTS:
The file was converted to mscz format

EXPECTED RESULTS:
The file was save as mscx as it was opened


Comments

Severity

Yes, it probably would be useful if the file extension of the opened MuseScore file is pre-selected when using 'Save As…'.

Saving as MSCX is not saving. It will not save images for example. I would propose to remove MSCX from save, and move it to export.

Interesting - I did not know MSXC was a "lossy" format. However, I'm not using images so that hasn't impacted me.

I still think there is a bug if the file was format A on opening and is saved in format B on Save or Save As…

Does the app warn if there is a lossy conversion to mscx (i.e., omitting images)? If not, that's another bug to file, but I think preserving the current format should be the default.

This bug is moot if MSCX is really not a valid document storage format and is removed from the Save menu (I don't know enough about the formats to comment on that - other than I viewed the XML as more recoverable in case of problems while using the nightly builds).