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Introducing the new QML based plugin framework

• 5 years ago

Before explaining the new plugin framework, let's define what problems we faced with the plugin subsystem in MuseScore 1.2.

One problem is the binding to the qt library. The code to enable this is very huge and consists of > 1100 files with > 297000 lines of code. This is not maintainable for the MuseScore team. It seems that qt does not maintain this anymore and it will not be available for the next major Qt version.

Another problem is

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OpenGoldberg score release date: May 28th

• 5 years ago

Good news! We've set the release date of the digital OpenGoldberg score on May 28th. For those who are not familiar with the OpenGoldberg project, you can learn all about it at http://kck.st/opengoldberg This project has been a great way for us to push the development of MuseScore.

On the one side there was the making of the Goldberg Variations score for which Werner used the development snapshot of the upcoming MuseScore 2.0. Since typesetting this score was very challenging,

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What Do *You* Use MuseScore For?

• 5 years ago

With 3,000,000 people having downloaded MuseScore, I imagine there must be quite a few of us doing interesting things with it. From newcomers to music software writing their first compositions, to hobbyists looking for a better, easier, and/or cheaper way to notate their music, to professional musicians, educators, and composers creating works for performance and even publication - I expect MuseScore is being used for all these things and more.

So how about it? Let's hear your stories!

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Roadmap for MuseScore 2.0

• 6 years ago

A week ago, I was at FOSDEM with Thomas and Werner to promote MuseScore to fellow developers, to new users, and to husbands, fathers of new users. Here are some photos.

It was a great opportunity to discuss the future of MuseScore and the remaining work to release MuseScore 2.0. I sat down with Werner and we came out with a MuseScore 2.0 roadmap. The list is probably incomplete, and will move but at least we now have

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A Christmas update from MuseScore

• 6 years ago

Our last news update is already from a couple of months ago with the maintenance release of MuseScore 1.1. It has been a successful release with more than half a million downloads and counting. Something we are very proud of. Since then some of our attention has shifted to the next major release, MuseScore 2.0, to make it the best release ever. To join this effort, check out the MuseScore nightly builds and report bugs in the issue tracker

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Finished redoing my jazz compositions (50+ of them!) in MuseScore

• 6 years ago

For anyone interested, I've just finished creating MuseScore versions of 50+ of my jazz compositions. It's something I've been working on in the background for the last few months ever since 1.1 came out, but I decided to really accelerate the process the couple of weeks. I've been uploading them to musescore.com as I go, so here is a link to the full set:

http://musescore.com/marcsabatella/sets/leadsheets

I also wrote up a blog article on the experience.

I thought these might prove

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New ebook available – MuseScore: The Essential Beginner's Guide

• 6 years ago

MuseScore users might be interested in my new ebook – MuseScore: The Essential Beginner's Guide. It's available at a special launch price for 4 days.

The book contains step-by-step tutorials showing you how to publish, play and share your music. For more information, visit http://www.musescoretips.com/musescore-the-essential-beginners-guide/

25% of each sale will be donated back to the MuseScore project.

All the best
Katie

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New Jazz / Lead Sheet Features in MuseScore 1.1

• 6 years ago

With the release of MuseScore 1.1, there are a number of enhancements and new features that will be of interest to jazz musicians and others creating lead sheets. I have updated my tutorial on creating lead sheets to take advantage of these improvements. It is split into two parts: The Basics and Advanced Topics .

Below, I describe in some detail the changes to be found in MuseScore 1.1. But first, to whet your appetite, here is the chart

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MuseScore 1.1 is available for download

• 6 years ago

What’s new

The main focus for version 1.1 has been on making MuseScore even more stable and reliable. More than 60 bugs have fixed. But if this isn’t enough to entice you to upgrade to MuseScore 1.1, then you might want to check out two fantastic new features. First, MuseScore has been greatly improved for making jazz lead sheets. Second, MuseScore is now connected with the community. It brings you the latest news, tips and tricks, and also sheet

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MuseScore installed on 10,000 computers in Quebec

• 6 years ago

CSSMI, the Board of Education of La Seigneurie des Milles-îles in Canada, introduced on their blog a list of new software that became available on their computer network. Along with other free software, MuseScore was in the list as well. The blog post didn't reveal much so we contacted CSSMI to get some more details.

Jean-François Dupras replied to us saying "Oui effectivement, le logiciel MuseScore est maintenant disponible sur l'ensemble de nos 10,000 postes pédagogique". Thus MuseScore

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