MuseScore in Microsoft Store is outdated, still at 3.3.4; remove link on Download page
P1 - High
S3 - Major
The MuseScore version in the Microsoft Store is still on version 3.3.4
Windows 10 users of the "S" version (School?) can install only from the Microsoft Store, so are cut off of updates currently and since quite a while.
Getting that version updated has been promissed since quite a while, yet it has not happened so far.
It might (not sure) be possible to use the PortableApp (fortunately available since 3.5, see #309861: MuseScore 3.5 is not available on the PortableApps.com site & Platform application), as a workaround
Actually this issue had come up in the forums (and the issue tracker, as a side issue) quite many times
We could not update MuseScore in Microsoft Store for now. Maybe it is possible to use MuseScore portable for Windows.
That is a workaround indeed. Unless the installation prevents downloads and/or USB thumb drives, which schools for example might do
@epicPointer : what is preventing the version in the Microsoft store to get updated?
If we can't update it, it should get revoked, removed from the store, IMHO better than an outdated version and a broken (implicit) promise to keep it up-to-date
I would even pay a subscription for a guarantee to have timely updates in the Store.
a) this will not be fixed for 3.x (or seems to be a low/no priority)
b) the chances of it being done for 4.x are low (especially with 4.0 supporting 64-bit Windows 10 only
My recommendation is to change the issue
And optionally / if possible
* have it retracted/removed from the store.
Aside - is 32-bit a requirement for the store? I did some research but could not find a definitive answer, but what I found did not look good for 64-bit only apps.
In addition to the standalone portable app installer, maybe we should encourage the usage of package managers / installers like Scoop (Windows) and Brew (macOS), which
a) don’t do anything special to the installer. E.g. PortabeApps.com have to package/convert the file into their own .paf file -
b) the app is not hosted by them - they point to the original location on https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/musescore-nightlies/windows/3x/stable/ (for example), whereas MS Store and PortableApps.com host the app
c) they basically perform an unintended install that does not require admin permission
As Audacity just recently got added to the Microsoft Store there may be hope that MuseScore, also belonging to the Muse Group, will too.
MuseScore 4.0.2 is now available from the Microsoft store at https://apps.microsoft.com/store/detail/musescore/XP89BN2QWZXG3T
Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.
In reply to MuseScore 4.0.2 is now… by Jojo-Schmitz
I still do not see version 4 in the Microsoft store? Do you have any thoughts on why i cannot see version 4 in Microsoft store?
What happens if you use the above link?
In reply to What happens if you use the… by Jojo-Schmitz
Microsoft store still says that version 4.0 does not work on Windows 11S thanks
Oh, that's indeed bad.
Please raise an issue about that on GitHub, https://github.com/musescore/MuseScore/issues/new/choose
As a simple fix why don't you convert your windows 11 out of S mode ?
If this is a school computer you can't. That's the main point of the Mucrosoft store stuff.