Hi just throwing this into the mix as an idea for distant future Dorico development.
One thing I would love to see are specified zones that have an unlimited edit history, going back to the creation of the .dorico file.
Here is a scenario where it would be useful: lets say there are a few areas in a large arrangement/composition that you rework numerous times. At certain times you would like to go back and see the previous edits. These edits could be in the form of a snapshot, maybe not entirely dissimilar to the “Ideas” implementation in one of those other programs I forgot the name of.
To be able to have all the edit snapshots available (for instance in a popup) at any time and in a visual state where you could view all the edits stacked above one another, and then just select the particular edit you want as the “active” edit- would be great!
The primary way I do that now is to load/view previous versions of the file that I saved and specifically named eg “Piece 1_Bar 8 to 19 edit 3_less chromatic”, or something along those lines. It works but isn’t ideal.
Cubase essentially has this functionality in terms of midi information by having “lanes” within tracks and being able to make an active lane with the others muted.
Just an idea! I would be interested to hear any other thoughts on this from the forum if you think something like that would be useful for you or if you have developed a better workflow than mine to solve the issue.