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Re: Issue 1834 in lilypond: Website: provide link to .ly for examples

From: lilypond
Subject: Re: Issue 1834 in lilypond: Website: provide link to .ly for examples
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:09:47 +0000

Comment #3 on issue 1834 by address@hidden: Website: provide link to .ly for examples

My comments in response to the debate on -bugs: (I'd also add that the .ly files don't appear to be in the build tree and so a system for adding them to the built website would need to be added to the build system, plus a way of fixing up the links to them. Volunteers please form a queue.)

"There are 2 practical problems with doing this.  The first is that these
examples are all small extracts of much bigger pieces - they are reduced to
a single line simply to illustrate what's possible and are displayed on the
examples page as png files which have been manipulated by an image processor
to get them to the size they are.  To provide a link to lilypond code that
produces the examples as they are would require quite a bit of work in
cutting down the much larger scores.

The second is that, as examples of the complexity of score that can be
produced, then I have no doubt that some of them have quite complex tweaks
(albeit I've not read them to check).  Showing this to a beginner would
likely scare them off even bothering to download the source.   In contrast,
starting at http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.14/Documentation/learning/index.html
is designed to lead beginners in gently.  I would also make the point that
if a beginner browses a little further, they will get to
http://lilypond.org/text-input.html which is even simpler."

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