MuseScore Café - Ten Years of MuseScore!

• Feb 2, 2021 - 21:33

Many of you know I do a weekly live video series on YouTube (and if you don't, now you do!). This week is pretty special - we're celebrating the 10th anniversary MuseScore! So in my show, we will take a look back at the incredible impact that MuseScore has had on the music community and on how MuseScore itself has developed and improved over the past decade. I invite you to join us and share your reminiscences in the chat!

The MuseScore Café is live on Wednesday at 12:30 PM Eastern (17:30 GMT). You can check out the archived video later in the MuseScore Café playlist on my YouTube channel.

If this forum and you browser supports it, you may be able watch it live here, but you will need to watch on YouTube if you want to participate in the chat.


I guess this means that I've been using Musescore for 2/3 of it's existence. That's pretty cool. Congrats on 10 years!

Also, do you guys have a current ETA for Musescore 4? Really looking forward to being able to use Noteperformer in Musescore.

In reply to by L'Moose

Thanks! I don't think there's any definitive word on when the initial MuseScore 4 release will be, but Martin did say it would be this year in his recent video. But, it's also been indicated that not everything would come all at once, so I can't be sure NotePerformer support would be part of that first wave. I guess there are legal as well as technical hurdles.

Funny that I've released my first MuseScore Portable version about 12 years ago. MuseScore itself should be older, shouldn't it. Or have I invented a time machine?

In reply to by Bart.S

Anything before 1.0 in my book doesn't count as a real release, just experimental code put out there for the world to try out :-). There was a very conscious decision in 2011 to acknowledge it had finally matured to the point where it was worth calling 1.0 - a very significant milestone worth celebrating!

But, if you want to count from the actual first line of code published to Sourceforge or use some other metric to track the "birth" of MuseScore, that would go back to around 2002 when Werner split the notation code of MuseE off into a separate program. The first "release" of any kind would be 0.1 in 2005.

EDIT: but, oh wow, looks like you've managed to dig up even older milestones, 0.0.1 etc - nice!

Still, for practical purposes, 1.0 is the most significant single point to choose.

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