My involvement with the MuseScore (open source notation software) project continues to deepen. At first I just helped with documentation and support. Then I dusted off my programming chops and wrote some plugins, and then started bug fixing. Last summer I went further and implemented a whole new flexible chord symbol parsing and rendering system, and I’ve continued with bug fixing since in preparation for the big 2.0 release, which is getting closer and closer (no, there is no official date to announce).
Over the past few weeks, I’ve gone in and overhauled the basic note layout algorithms. I’m proud of the work I’ve done, but more importantly, I’m excited for what it will mean for users of MuseScore 2.0 – better looking scores with much less need for manual adjustment of notes, chords, dots, ties, or accidentals. You can read more here: