state of mscore, 1.0 TODO list?
Hi musescore devs and users!
First thing I'd like to suggest is that a new forum be created here like 'General Musescore Discussion' or something similar as I don't feel my post belongs under 'Support and Bug reports' but it was still the most appropriate forum for it I thought.
At this point in time I can honestly say I've read more about musescore than I've actually used it, but despite reading most everything I could find that was musescore related on the internet I've still got a bunch of questions. I have probs posting to SF mailing lists so I've come here.
I work as an IT technician at a big school nr. Manchester, England. Over the summer we updated all the machines in the music computer lab from sib 4 to 5 and we've had nothing but problems ever since so I'm looking into installing musescore soon as a potential alternative. I realise musescore isn't even 1.0 yet so it will still have bugs and I'm not expecting it to be a complete replacement for sibelius 5 and of course the interface will also work differently too but all these are only to be expected from beta software.
Is there a list of features expected to make it for 1.0 ie a 1.0 TODO list? Any target date/period set for a 1.0 release?
How good is musescore's MusicXML 2.0 import/export? Has anyone here tried exporting some moderately complex pieces out of Sib 5 using the Dolet 4 plug-in and importing them into musescore and vice versa?
What are the current known major or significant limitations preventing most Sibelius or Finale users from switching? I'm not talking about super-fancy stuff, just important functionality required for serious use. Again this comes back to a 1.0 wishlist I suppose.
Some probs I've read about that may have been dealt with already include:
Problems with copy and paste/ inability to copy groups of notes, just whole bars
No MIDI input support under Windows
Expression markings not affecting audio (a remark on Mr Boltons blog on a previous version mind)
Incomplete percussion editor
Are all these problems still present in svn? Are there any more major flaws or missing features I need to know about?
Thanks for your help!