Coinciding with the release of Finale 2014.5 are updates to our Dolet MusicXML plug-ins. The Dolet 6.6 for Finale plug-in adds support for Finale 2014.5, while the Dolet 6.5 for Sibelius plug-in adds support for Sibelius 8. As always, downloads are available from our Dolet plug-in downloads page.
You can read more about what’s new with the plug-ins in the Dolet for Finale and Dolet for Sibelius release notes. One notable addition to the Dolet 6.6 for Finale plug-in is that file exports now include XML processing instructions for features that the plug-in knows it cannot export correctly. This feature has been in the Dolet for Sibelius plug-in for many years and we are happy to now bring it over to the Finale plug-in as well.
Meanwhile, the W3C Music Notation Community Group has had a lot of thoughtful discussion on the future direction for MusicXML and notation formats. Joining the group is the best way to make your voice heard on how MusicXML will evolve in the future. Community group membership is free and does not require W3C membership.