[MusicXML export] Tempo beating at the whole does not export in .musicxml format

• Jun 5, 2021 - 21:50
Reported version
3.6
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
PR created
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

When we export a piece in .musicxml format whosecthe tempo is set at the quarter or at the half note, the corresponding tag indicates:

«beat-unit»quarter«/beat-unit»
«per-minute»90«/per-minute»

or

«beat-unit»half«/beat-unit»
«per-minute»90«/per-minute»

But when the tempo is set at the whole, it lets the beat-unit field empty, which may cause some problems depending on the software you use to read it:

«beat-unit»«/beat-unit»
«per-minute»90«/per-minute»


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Title Tempo beating at the whole does not export in .musicxml format Tempo beating at the whole does not export in .musicxml format

Issue confirmed, the MusicXML exporter currently only supports types half, quarter and eighth. The MusicXML 3.1 and 4.0 specs allows all types from maxima to 1024th. See function findUnit(TDuration::DurationType val, QString& unit) in exportxml.cpp.

Title Tempo beating at the whole does not export in .musicxml format [MusicXML export] Tempo beating at the whole does not export in .musicxml format

Solution implemented, will create a pull request.