MuseScore 3.6.1

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MuseScore got a major release out. It’s been all over the (specialized) news.

I’ve got a major arrangement in the works, so I didn’t upgrade. Most of the announced improvements were around the new engraving fonts, and since my piece is jazz in MuseJazz style, I didn’t really feel like I was the target audience.

And as a sane software engineer, I fear change, especially when I’m using it for something serious at that time.

But then it decided to upgrade itself on its own1.

Well, the new one’s there now, so I might as well try it out. (After backing up my scores, of course.)

…and so far I only have good things to say about it. Of course I didn’t care much for the new dialog that prompted me to convert to the new fonts. But the rest of the interface hasn’t actually changed, so it’s that much muscle memory I won’t have to unlearn. And I discovered a few other improvements, outside the fonts’ scope, that did resonate with me.

So… nothing harmful detected for now, and more good stuff. I’m almost tempted to migrate to the development version. Upgrade your installations if you haven’t already.

Congratulations on a release well done, MuseScore team!

  1. “It” not being MuseScore at all. Rather some artefact of snaps being integrated in Ubuntu in a way I’m not too familiar with yet. Not that I’d want to, for that matter. But that’s topic enough for another rant post.↩︎