MuseScore 2.0 Release Candidate
Today, we are announcing the release of the MuseScore 2.0 "Release Candidate". A release candidate means that we have done everything we plan to do for the 2.0 release, but we are welcoming one final round of testing to be sure we have not forgotten anything. Assuming all goes well, there will be a final official release of MuseScore 2.0 on March 24 that will be identical to this release candidate except for updated translations (see below). At that point, you can expect another announcement with full details on everything you need to know about MuseScore 2.0.
So far, we have had two highly successful beta releases with tens of thousands of downloads and lots of great feedback. Hundreds of bugs have been fixed, including approximately 200 just since the last beta in December. For more information on the two beta releases and what new features were added, see http://musescore.org/en/node/30866 and http://musescore.org/en/node/42051. Our thanks to everyone who participated and helped us identify ways to improve MuseScore!
If you find issues in this release candidate, we encourage you to post about them to our support forum at http://musescore.org/en/forum/687. If you are sure you have found a bug and that it has not been reported already, you may post directly to the issue tracker at http://musescore.org/en/project/issues. That is also where you can check to see if an issue has already been reported.
Download MuseScore 2.0 RC
- Windows 7 & 8 - Vista & XP are unsupported but should work
- Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
- Other Linux platforms
- Source code
As of this release candidate, MuseScore 2.0 has been fully translated into 10 different languages (in addition to the default, US English), with another 7 more than 80% translated and another 6 more than 50% translated. In all, there are 54 translations underway. We can still use your help completing as many of these translations as possible. If you would like to participate in the translation effort, you can get started by visiting https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/musescore/.
Here is a list of the languages that have been or are being translated so far:
|100%||Czech, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Romanian|
|+80%||Portuguese (Brazil), Norwegian Bokmål, Catalan (Valencian), Ukrainian|
|+50%||Swedish, Greek, Chinese (China), Hungarian, Catalan, Finnish|
|Under 50%||Portuguese, Vietnamese, Slovak, Hebrew, Serbian, Slovenian, Bulgarian, Persian, Lithuanian, Basque, Asturian, Croatian, Faroese, Arabic, Estonian, Thai, Turkish, Korean, Belarusian, Georgian, Indonesian, Afrikaans, Hindi, Mongolian, Uzbek, Latvian, Norwegian Nynorsk|
In addition to the bug fixes and updated translations, this release candidate comes with one important new feature - upload to musescore.com is now supported. So you can now share you scores online, just as was possible with MuseScore 1.3. In addition, when uploading a new version of a score you had uploaded previously, MuseScore will now ask if you want to update your existing online score or upload it as a new score. Support for MuseScore 2.0 scores in the mobile apps (Android, iOS) is still in the works.