After a software product becomes mature, control passes from engineers to
managers and marketers. This happens to every software I've ever worked
with, including my own. It will happen to Dorico too, eventually.

Yeah, the dongle is a deal breaker for me.

On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 4:37 PM Eric Dannewitz <>

> Yes, I would agree too. TGTools and other plugins make Finale perfectly
> fine for doing music.
> And it doesn’t require some stupid dongle to run on multiple computer.
> > On Jan 31, 2019, at 1:37 PM, Robert Patterson <
>> wrote:
> >
> > It seems as though the point of my plugin post is being lost. The point
> was
> > that with 3rd-party plugins you can design a work flow in Finale that is
> > highly efficient. That Dorico can achieve comparable efficiency out of
> the
> > box is to its credit, but my point is that it is quite possible to
> achieve
> > a similar level of efficiency with Finale. Doing so requires thought,
> > planning and, above all, 3rd-party plugins.
> >
> > What you absolutely *can't* do in Finale is multi-turn slurs like Dorico
> > apparently has. And that is one (among many) failures of Coda
> > Music/MakeMusic to show leadership. They could have implemented
> multi-turn
> > slurs 15 years ago and been an industry first mover. I know because I
> > suggested it then and at regular intervals since. This is but one
> example.
> >
> > Nevertheless I would also dispute that the current dev staff at Makemusic
> > lacks commitment or talent. On the contrary, my dealings with them
> reveal a
> > talented staff that knows the code base and is committed to improving it.
> > If there are leadership problems at Makemusic, they are higher up than
> the
> > developer staff I deal with.
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