Release notes for Mozart 10
The improvement history for Mozart 10
Mozart 10 version 10.0.12
- Thanks to Andy Jerison for spotting a couple of typos in the help system. These are now corrected.
- Thanks to Bengt Johnsson for noticing that if you add an ornament eg a bend)followed by an accent (rather than the other way around) then they will tend to overlap. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Cindy Pedder for findng a crash when expanding a multiple bars rest which is preceded by a text item at zero spacing. This is now fixed.
- Thanks also to Cindy for noticing that staccato notes with strokes through the tail, do not have multiple staccato dots as they should. This feature is hereby added.
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for finding a very occasional crash when drawing pieces with grace notes in panoramic mode. This is now fixed.
- A bug has been found which apparently only sometimes got tie directions (up/down) non-optimal when inserting a beat. However it had the potential to cause greater havoc. It is now fixed.
Mozart 10 version 10.0.11
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for noting that attempts to change key or clef which do not succeed can still result in stems being set to default directions. This has now been stopped.
- Thanks also to Jeroen for finding a bug which can cause a crash when transposing and using the preserve-pitch option. It's one of those where I can't see how it ever could have worked properly, but it is fixed now.
- Thanks again to Jeroen for noticing that adding a continuation to a lyric syllable (underscore key) moves the lyric editor on to the next note or rest, and not tto the next note (as happens when you complete a syllable). This behaviour has now been rendered consistent.
- A potential bug which might sometimes occur when importing files from other formats has been fixed.
- Thanks to Jim Auten for drawing our attention to playback through a multibar rest: there was no play-back cursor movement during the entire playback of the rest. This might give the impression that nothing was happening! The behaviour is now amended so that the play-back cursor moves gradually through the rest.
- Thanks to J S Pooh for noting thetht the list of chords used by the program (available on Shift+F11) was not being updated when the piece was transposed. This is now fixed.
- The instrument data base has been updated to allow chord shapes on a wider variety of instruments, even if they are not usually associetd with strumming chords.
- Thanks to Eddy Tryselaar for pointing out that if the top stave on a score has fewer than 5 lines, then bar numbering is drawn so close to the stave that it can overlap time signature changes. The bar numbers are now drawn slightly higher above staves of fewer than 5 lines.
- A long standing bug with the tutorial manual has been nailed at last: clicking on links in the tutorial manual to the tutorial's .mz files should allow you to open the file in Mozart, but that wasn't happening. This is now fixed for new installations, but can't be managed automatically with a service pack. However it is not difficult to fix manually: contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mozart 10 Version 10.0.10
- Thanks to Fred Bridges for noticing that using the insert key in the middle of a lyric syllable creates a bit of a mess. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Cindy Pedder for reporting a bug which showed that the transposition of a Db piccolo was not being reported correctly on the dialogue box.
- Languages with different forms when a plural follows a number (Welsh and Czech in Mozart's case) are now more systematically supported. The syntax of other languages is improved too: fewer things like "2 step(s)" should occur It is important in all cases that that the language module in use is the latest one, or inconsistencies could arise.
Mozart 10 Version 10.0.9
- There is now support for languages where the plural form of a word may differ depending on the number which precedes the word. Not all translations respect this yet, but the mechanism is there to support it as more plurals are tabulated, and future improvements are envisaged. Thanks to Dafydd Roberts for impressing upon me the need for this feature in Welsh, but it also turns out to be a feature of more languages than many of us western Europeans might think!
- In the instrument data base, the proper 'clef' for a concertina was a grand staff. A weekend at the Fylde Folk Fesival has convinced me it should be a treble staff, and so this is now corrected.
- Thanks to Jack Crawford for noticing that the "save image" dialogue box does not remember the format in which you last saved an image. It does now (within a Mozart session but not between sessions).
- Thanks to Judith McNicholas for discovering that using the piano tool to enter a note while a block is selected causes Mozart to hang. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for finding a case when the screen was not being fully redrawn after deleting a hard line break near the end of a piece. This is now fixed.
- Thanks also to Jeroen for finding an example where switching between concert pitch and written pitch resulted in unsightly tail lengths. This too is now fixed.
- Thanks again to Jeroen for finding problems deleting entire bars from around the start or end of a section where staves are marked unwanted. This is now fixed.
- And thanks to Jeroen for finding a bug when you change the size of lyric text while using the panoramic view. This too is now fixed.
- Thanks to Zlatoje Pajcic for noticing that reiteration strokes were not being drawn on the first and last stems of a beamed group on a tab stave, and digits over tuplet reiterations were not drawn on tab staves. These are now fixed.
Mozart 10 Version 10.0.8
- Thanks to Nigel Parsons for notcing that the length of a conductor pause was not being remembered correctly. This is now fixed.
- The digit part of tempo markings may now draw in a more appropriate font when 3rd party jazz fonts are in use.
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for finding a case where the caret didn't advance into the next bar after a whole bar rest was entered. [The bug was at quite a low level, though only present in certain very specific circumstances, so other things may be fixed too.]
- Thanks also to Jeroen for finding out what happens if you edit the lyrics font while a lyric syllable is selected. The lyric font now becomes unselected.
- Thanks to Tony Caporn, Nigel Parsons, and Cindy Pedder for pointing out a bug which has crept in recently: using the tie command before entering a note wasn't always working properly. This is now fixed.
- Thanks also to Nigel for reporting oan instance of an accidental being offset too far from its note. This is now fixed too.
- Thanks again to Nigel for finding an example where enlarging the lyric font failed to seprate notes enough to separate the sylables. It turned out that this might happen if a score contained more than 8 lyric lines (or if it ever had had, even if come had been deleted). This is now fixed.
- Thanks also to Jeroen for finding a severe infelicity when typing into a bar containg a clef change part way through. This is now fixed.
- Thanks also to Jeroen for pointing out that arpeggiation can overlap accidentals if there happen to be bracked (or even unbracketed) double flats in inauspicious places. This is now fixed.
- Thanks again to Jeroen for finding (fairly unusual) circumstances in whiuch the caret highlight was not drawn in the correct place. This is now fixed.
- Thanks yet again to Jeroen for finding where staccato marks can collide with leger lines. This is now fixed too.
Mozart 10 Version 10.0.7
- Thanks to Tony Caporn for finding a small bug introduced in 10.0.6: an appended whole bar rest was being made into a ghost. Thanks also to Greg Dunn for another manifestation of this bug. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to John Garside and Nigel Parsons, for pointing out that notes thrown onto an "away substaff" were not being drawn properly. This is now fixed.
- This version accepts the new embryonic Welsh language module, available on the web site. Any help from native Welsh speakers will be gratefully accepted!
Mozart 10 Version 10.0.6
- "Double drop D" tuning (DADGBD) is introduced for guitar tab. (I needed this for some tests, and so it should obviously be in there!)
- Thanks to Lawrence Toal for reporting that the caret was not going to the nearest remaining note when a note was deleted from a chord at the end of a triplet, and for sending in a file with excellently precise instructions for how to reproduce the problem. This is now fixed.
- Thanks also to Lawrence for finding a bug when pasting passages containing tuplets at the end of a piece. This is now fixed too.
- Furthermore, if pasting extends the piece, then parts parallel to those which are pasted now contain whole bar ghosts instead of ghosts in miscellaneous rhythms.
- Following a suggestion from Jeroen Neve, when a bar is completed, parallel parts will also be filled, where possible with a whole bar ghost, rather than ghosts adding up to the value of the bar.
- Thanks to Dave (email@example.com) for pointing out that entering a change of voice (eg arco to pizzicato in a string part) automaically deletes a clef change at the same point in any part. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Nigel Parsons for pointing out that phrase marks make a detour to avoid multiplet digits, sometimes even when the mutltiplet has no digit! This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for poining out that space is deletable from one of the supplied examples where it should not be. This is now fixed.
Mozart 10 Version 10.0.3
- Editing an instrument change to use the 'modern' key change representation was not always working. Thanks to Cindy Pedder for pointing this out with an example. It is now fixed.
- A small (typically 1-pixel) infelicity in drawing the corners of 1st/2nd time bar brackets has been fixed.
- The module which reads the instrument databases has been updated to allow for a forthcoming Czech instrument data base: the instrument.??.txt files may now be either ASCII as before or UTF-16 text (with a BOM).
- Thanks to Zlatoje Pajcic for pointing out that if DC or DS occur at the end of a 1st/2nd time bar bracket, then they overlap the bracket. They always did if the bracket was too low, but now they move up with the bracket. This is now fixed. It means that these items (all 'redirections') are drawn by default a little closer to the stave than hitherto, but they can be moved up, if required, with the elevation spin button in the bar-line properties dialogue box.
- Thanks to Tony Caporn for finding an example where Mozart is being overzealous in checking the compatibility of source and target bars when pasting (and coming up with 'no can do' instead of just doing it). This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for finding that phrase marks ending on offset notes were not being drawn correctly. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Nigel Parsons for observing that the blue shade area also appears on the print-out if you print while a block is selected. This was not intended, and doesn't happen any more.
- Thanks to Lawrence Toal for pointing out that if bar numbers were drawn at the start of lines, then they were absent from the panoramic view, where it would be very useful to have them for navigation purposes. They are now drawn also in the panoramic view.
- Thanks to Jack Higham for finding a play back bug which occurs when a percussion part with multiple repeated bars goes though a key change. This holds the record for the hardest bug ever to track down but it is now fixed.
- Thanks to Jona Oberski for pointing out that if a clef change becomes unaligned in parallel strands on the same stave, then it cannot be deleted. So far we've been unable to detect how it can get like that, but now you can go to the clef and delete it.
- By popular request, the Electic Bass now allows chord shapes to be played (though I still think you'd need very big hands).
- Thanks to Lawrie Schonfelder for pointing out that the Mozart Viewer was too fussy about playing things if a playing music window was shut without explicitly stoppingthe play back. This has been fixed in this version, and Mozart itself may also be a bit improved.
- Thanks to John McLaughlin for pointing out that if files are saved with hidden rehearsal marks, then those rehearsal marks are always shown again when the file is opened. My notes reveal that there was a reason for this in Mozart 2005, but are not clear on what it was. On the assumption that it no longer applies, hidden rehearsal marks are now left hidden when the file is opened.
- Thanks to Lawrence Toal for pointing out that offsetting an item to the left, didn't work within a macro. In fact any macro involving commands with negative intger arguments will have been failing. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Jack Crawford for observing that Mozart10 was not always importing the lyric font style correctly from files written by Mozart8 (2005) and earlier versions. In fact it porobably wasn't correctly importing the fonts for rehearsal marks and tablature from these files either. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Michel Platre for noting that some of the tool tips on toolbar buttons appearing in English no matter what language was chosen. This is now fixed. (I think I've caught them all!) For this to work properly you'll need this latest version of Mozart AND the latest version of the language modules. One small problem remains: the tool tips on toolbar buttons don't become translated when you select a language until you exit Mozart and relaunch it. There is something deep withing Microsoft's toolbar management module which needs reinitialising: that will be the subject of a future investigation.
Mozart 10 Version 10.0.1
- In some circumstances splitting a note in a multiplet resulted in a mess. It may have had wider repercussions for some pasting operations. Thanks to Philip Spressart for reporting it. It is now fixed.
- Thanks to Nigel Parsons for pointing out that there is no help system reference to Ctrl+Space and Ctrl+- in lyric lines. The help has been augmented.
- Thanks to John McLaughlin for pointing out that an extra page with no music is sometimes printed. This is now fixed.
- In panoramic mode the blue shading on bloc selection always coveresd all staves. This is now fixed: it only covers staves containing selected strands as in paginated mode.
- There are three more entries in the list of things which can be found: whole bar rest, whole bar ghost, whole bar rest or ghost.
- Thanks to Cedric Brown for pointing out that the drop-down menu of chords in use was not drawing flat-signs correctly under XP. This is now fixed - at least as long as the font "Arial Unicode MS", which comes as a part of XP, is installed.
- Thanks to Nick Parsons for pointing out that pasting into a piece ending in an incomplete bar can cause nasty problems. This is now fixed.