An update to Sibelius 7 is now available – version 7.1.2 – including more than 150 bug fixes.
Sibelius 7.1.2 also restores compatibility with Windows XP, though with the following differences in experience compared to Windows Vista and Windows 7:
- Text measurement and display doesn’t use DirectWrite, reducing the impact of the new text handling and typography features
- No support for multi-core CPUs in the playback engine, resulting in a comparable level of performance to Sibelius 6 when running multiple VIs
- No support for the Windows Aero theme, meaning that the Quick Access Toolbar appears in a strip below the title bar and above the ribbon
Note also that the Sibelius License Server (for multi-seat networked licenses of Sibelius) now runs on Windows Server 2003.