Backwards Compatibility

• Aug 2, 2019 - 20:02
Reported version
3.2
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

When (and if) you release MuseScore 4, could you allow backwards compatibility for all past versions of MuseScore (1, 2, and 3)? Doing this would be, in my opinion, a great idea to where we don't lose progress on anything when we upgrade to MS4. I had a lot of trouble moving incomplete works to MuseScore 3 because all of the projects on MuseScore 2 were unloadable in MuseScore 3.


Comments

There were bugs that have been fixed with importing score and any more bugs need to be fixed as well. Otherwise, versions 3 imports version 2 scores.

Right, you might be thinking of the other direction - MuseScore cannot load MuseScore 3 scores, but aside from glitches here in there in the formatting or whatever, MuseScore 2 scores have always been loadable in MuseScore 3. If you have one that doesn't work, please report it.

FYI, there's no particular plans I am aware of to make any more incompatible changes, although you never know what may come up.