Latest update Musescore 2.1 on Ubuntu
I received this useless and unnecessary update maybe five or so days ago and there are changes in it that are simply retrogressive. I don't know who is in charge of the Fluid soundfont, but I really wish they would just leave things alone. The orchestral percussion has been fiddled with and the options for any of the cymbals and snare drums used in an orchestral score are useless. All of the snares sound like a tinny machine gun during rolls. This was not the case previously. The only orchestral cymbals that sound right are ridiculously quiet, the complete opposite of what these cymbals are supposed to be. The alteration of the soundfont has completely messed-up the instrument settings of every score I have saved.
Playback now judders like crazy. This was never a problem even when running numerous sfz soundfiles at the same time, which are more resources hungry.
I don't know why things that aren't broken can't just be left alone.