MuseScore is an open source and free music notation software. For support, contribution, bug reports, visit MuseScore.org. Fork and make pull requests!
Music notation and composition software
MuseScore is an open source and free music notation software. For support, contribution, and bug reports visit MuseScore.org. Fork and make pull requests!
MuseScore is licensed under GPL version 3.0. See LICENSE.GPL in the same directory.
Read the developer handbook for a complete build walkthrough and a list of dependencies.
If using git to download repo of entire code history, type:
git clone https://github.com/musescore/MuseScore.git cd MuseScore
Otherwise, you can just download the latest source release tarball from the Releases page, and then from your download directory type:
tar xzf MuseScore-x.x.x.tar.gz cd MuseScore-x.x.x
To compile MuseScore for release, type:
cmake -P build.cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release
If something goes wrong, append the word "clean" to the above command to delete the build subdirectory:
cmake -P build.cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release clean
Then try running the first command again.
To start MuseScore, type:
cmake -P build.cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release run
Or run the compiled executable directly.
A debug version can be built and run by replacing
-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debugin the above commands.
If you omit the
-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPEoption entirely then
RelWithDebInfois used by default, as it provides a useful compromise between Release and Debug.
The new script testing facility is also available to create your own automated tests. Please try it out!
./hooks/install.shto install a pre-commit hook that will format your staged files. Requires that you install
If you have problems, please report them. To uninstall, run