Listen, forgive me but this all sounds a bit naïve - look around you; Cubase isn’t a ‘finished’ software product either, nor Nuendo, ProTools, Sonar, Sibelius, Finale, Photoshop, After Effects, Microsoft Office… all are a work in progress. Yes - Cubase is over 30 years old and its STILL not ‘finished’…
Puma0382, To be more precise, I would have to write “accomplished” instead of “finished”,
but you had understood exactly what I was meaning !!!
I know the differences between “finished” and “in progress”,
I can work with sibelius (every day), with cubase (every week), I know this softwares are perfectible but you can use them professionally. At this time it’s impossible to work correctly with dorico … I’m sure it’s will coming, I know that the team which realizes this software is very efficient, But today, it is too early to present their work to the public, because it’s not … finished
When you don’t have repeats symbols in a score (no coda, no segno, 1st ending, 2nd ending etc …), when you have very poor documentation, when you don’t have drum score, no chord etc …, that’s like a car with no light, you can drive it but not at night, that’s like a video editing software without titration, or photoshop without text, a house with two floors without staircase and we tell you : you can move into the house, we shall make staircases in a few months
For a professional musical notation software, there are essential basic functions, without them, you can’t use it
I used musical software since 1985 (first creator on atari, then notator, pro24, cubase, then cubase on PC etc …), i was programmer during 15 years … it’s the first time i see that !!!.