The newest Finale version with the Garritan Aria player
Just about everything
What does not
Dashed lines appear solid on printer (I think this is fixed on-screen now). Some functions and tools are exceedingly dog slow to the point of forcing me to get up and work on it at school (where the have Macs with the same stuff). This may be partially due to a poor windows implementation (unconfirmed).
Sound buffers appear to be corrupted often during playback, causing odd artifacts here and there (sound cutting out for about 5-10ms at a time every 40 or 50 ms).
Tuplets are bugged (try 7x 1/8th notes in the place of 4), but this is on all platforms.
What was not tested
It should be able to get a Gold - it does appear to work "flawlessly" from a functional standpoint. What's holding it back is the speed at which it delivers this. I have often "clicked too many times" and I had to wait out as it attempted to service each of those clicks. Sadly, some of my clicks (that were sane at the time I made them) eventually got transfered to GUI components that had subsequently appeared over the target area, causing my clicks to do the wrong thing. This is why I'm holding it back from gold -- the speed of that functionality is far too low to be considered flawless (especially since it tends to induce errors) I have 1.3.35 installed on my system now, so next semester, when I'm using finale again, I'll do another review on how it's working there.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Dec 30 2011||1.3.30||Yes||Yes||Silver||Daniel Santos|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 24 2010||1.2||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 09 2010||1.1.43||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 8 "Helena"||Feb 12 2010||1.1.38||Yes||Yes||Silver||Gavin Shriver|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 08 2009||1.1.29||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|