Break Every X Bars plugin behavior changed?
I mostly use MuseScore for jazz lead sheets and transcriptions.
I noticed a change in the behavior of the "Break Every X Bars" plugin between 1.3 and 2.0 beta (I'm running Mac OS X 10.9.5 and OS X 10.10 on different machines and the behavior's the same, as expected).
In 1.3 it was possible to limit the scope of the plugin action by selecting a group of measures (so, for example, I start with the document at 4 bars/system, but I've got a set of 12 bars that's particularly crowded, so I could select that 12 bars and break every 3, leaving the rest of the document with breaks every 4 bars). This is very handy; for example, if you have a pickup beat that you don't want to count against the break structure.
Now, in 2.0 beta, it appears that the plugin ignores the selection and applies the break structure to the entire document, including the pickup beat(s) (when present).
Was this a conscious decision, and if so, what was the rationale? I, for one, would lobby for the plugin to act as it did for 1.3; it's much more useful that way.
Thanks for your thoughts.