Dirck Nagy wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:45 pm
In conclusion, I believe that sometimes it is better to just answer a question, instead of positing unasked scenarios. This seems to me more like an attempt to make excuses for a deficiency of the product.
An attempt to make excuses for a deficiency of the product?
I do not think so, sincerely.
I notice that there is no "official" feature request for this in MuseScore currently. I did a search on the forums, and I see a few messages, exactly three, since 2010. So that the demand is low, very low or nonexistent. I'm not saying it's a good thing. I understand your point of view.
But you really have to put yourself in the shoes of the team of MuseScore's developers (which I am not). The list of various and varied feature requests is incredibly long (myself, for example, I would like it to be possible to enter notes for diatonic instruments, or features like "Half Time" or "Double Time" , currently made with plugins, but not in a satisfactory way, or simply an entry mode with a virtual fretboard, and some others ...)
In front of this long list, the developers establish a priority order, according to what they think it is most useful for the greatest number of users. That's what I believe. Simply. No more no less.
Now, if this feature of five or more voices is really compelling for you, or for others, nothing prevents, on the contrary, someone to fulfill this request. If nobody does, of course, it will not have a chance to be implemented one day.
It can sometimes be, too, that a developer, coming from nowhere (I mean, unknown, or new) is interested in a specific point (it comes to mind the implementation of the playback of trills there is few years ago). But it's very rare.
Then I see (I learn it) that Dorico allows the creation of an unlimited number of voices. Well, again, if it's important to you, go for Dorico. I have no problem with that.
Myself, I sometimes use Guitar Pro 7 for other aspects, and I do not feel absolutely guilty of anything!
The software that would bring together absolutely all the best of other softwares, and that would have none of their defects or deficiencies does not exist, or not yet. For my part, you've understood I think (!) , all things considered
, MuseScore is the software that allows me to accomplish the most things in a beautiful way (for my practice and my needs)
For better make me understand again I hope and to say a new time: none of the feature requests is illegitimate by itself. It's just that some are at the top of the list of priorities, and some in the middle and some at the bottom.