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MuseScore is a graphical WYSIWYG music score typesetter

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: werner schweer
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MuseScore is a graphical WYSIWYG music score typesetter. It uses a TrueType music font derived from the lilypond project feta fonts. Notes are entered on an "virtual note sheet". When you enter the notes, the score is immediately reformatted.

Here are some key features of "MuseScore":
WYSIWYG, notes are entered on a "virtual note sheet"
uses TrueType fonts for screen and printing (adapted from the LilyPond project feta fonts)
easy and fast note entry
integrated fluid sound font player; JACK audio server driver
MusicXml import/export
standard midifile (SMF) import/export
programmed in C++ using the Qt gui library
Xml file format
GPL licenced

qt 4.0.1 or newer
MuseScore does _not_ compile with older versions.
Precompiled packages are often split into "runtime package" and "development package". You need to install both packages.
a recent X11 with freetype2 support and render extension (which gives antialiased screen fonts)
JACK audio server
ALSA Version 1.0 or newer; this is only used for midi keyboard entry
fluidsynth; you also need a decent sound font
gcc 3.3.x or newer
(Version 3.4 recommended, configure with --enable-pch to enable precompiled heades which reduces compile time by 70%)
NOTE: You _must_ compile MuseScore with the same compiler you used to compile QT.

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