LibreOffice / MuseScore Example Manager update coming
Some of you may be aware of the "MuseScore Example Manager" extension I created for LibreOffice, to simplify the task of inserting musical examples into text documents. If not, you couldn't be faulted for not checking it out, as installing and configuring it was kind of a pain. I am in the process of updating this for MuseScore 2.0, and I should be able to get the set up to work more seamlessly. Actually *using* the extension was always very smooth, and that won't be changing :-). See http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/musescore-example-ma….
I will be looking for people to help test my update, so I will post a version of the extension here soon. But first, I am trying to understand some things about how MuseScore (and other applications) are typically installed on different systems. One of the things I want to do is make a better guess at the default location for the MuseScore executable, and if the guess is good, don't bother asking the user where he installed it.
My impression is that for Windows, the normal location for the MuseScore 2.0 executable is:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MuseScore 2\bin\MuseScore.exe
For Mac, I really have no idea; the whole "application bundle thing" is confusing to me. Is there a single default pathname I can assume this will be installed to by default?
For Linux, I imagine this is up to the package maintainer. Is "/opt/MuseScore2/bin/mscore" a typical location for the actual executable?
In all cases, if I find MuseScore in the expected place, no user intervention should be required. It also will no longer be necessary to install ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick. Only the ABC conversion features - which I suspect are of interest to hardly anyone except me - would still require user intervention to set up.
I do plan on taking this all another step or two in the future, but for now, the focus is on updating for 2.0 and simplifying the set up.