Opinion and question concerning the new 2.0 RC

• Mar 14, 2015 - 15:30

Regarding one of my previous posts: http://musescore.org/en/node/49266#comment-227816, I'd like to point out that after the download of the 2.0 RC my templates, palletes and workspace are unchanged. Does this mean that the same will happen with the final release of 2.0? Btw the RC is great and I love all the details that you've changed to make it even better!!!


From the MuseScore 2.0 Release Candidate (http://musescore.org/en/node/50486):
'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...'
So, you should be ok.

If you wish, you can make backup copies of your (templates, palettes, etc.).
You don't mention your OS, but that's what I did for the recent Release Candidate - I made a clean installation. (Windows 7)
I deleted all old nightlies, betas, session backups, etc. then ran the msi installer for the release candidate. After which I restored the backups of my important templates, workspaces, soundfonts, etc...


In reply to by Jm6stringer

For Windows Vista or later:
The happy coexistence of MuseScore1.3 with the nightlies/betas/RC requires different names for the various working folders of each version:

1. MuseScore1.3 folders are named 'Muse'.
Since I'm keeping 1.3 (at least until I migrate all my scores to 2.0) I don't mess with these. The Windows Control Panel can be used to uninstall 1.3 when the time comes.

2. MuseScore nightlies folders are called 'MuseScoreDevelopment'.
I did some spring cleaning in C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\MuseScore and C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\MuseScore to delete these MuseScoreDevelopment folders. (I'm going to take a break from the nightlies while I migrate to version 2.0. These nightlies, it seems, have been spawning for years.)

3. Hooray! Release Candidate 2.0 (and I assume the imminent stable MuseScore 2.0 release) can be found in folders named 'MuseScore2'... at long last!
I was thrilled when I downloaded the 2.0 release candidate and the installer worked... MuseScore 2 appears in my list of installed programs!
(Although I did have to disable Microsoft's UAC - user account control - prior to installation.)


In reply to by Jm6stringer

That's a good summary indeed. Let me rephrase it just to be sure.

MuseScore 1.3, MuseScore nightlies and MuseScore 2.0 (beta1/2/RC) can be installed next to each other. The preferences for 1.3, nightlies and 2.0 are stored in different place.

MuseScore 2.0RC replaces MuseScore beta1 or beta2. MuseScore 2.0 release will replace RC, or beta2 or beta1. In these cases, the preferences (palettes etc...) are kept between installation.

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