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Re: Illegal C++

From: Erik Sandberg
Subject: Re: Illegal C++
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 22:23:33 +0200
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On Thursday 13 October 2005 10.50, Wiz Aus wrote:
> >We've come a long way to get LilyPond compiled for windows.
> >Currently, it can be cross compiled to cygwin and to mingw.  That took
> >quite some time and effort, but I'm quite pleased with the result.
> >There is no reason to build or develop [free software] on Windows,
> >when we have GNU/Linux at our convenience.
> Convenience? I'm a programmer at heart, and believe me, I do occasionally
> miss the many admittedly powerful tools that are available under linux.
> But never yet have I felt the slightly bit compelled to choose to develop
> under that platform.  I'm sorry, but I like my GUI's, and my single
> keystroke
> compile and debug cycles, and not to having to worry about which version
> of which package is compatible with another and why this scripting command
> works here and not there.   And I'm quite obviously not the only one.
> I'm more than willing to contribue towards lilypond development, but I
> doubt I would bother if I had to do it in a linux environment.

FWIW, I've done most of my lilypond development under kdevelop3. It has 
everything you need, and it works fine (though it has some annoying bugs, and 
the debugging is slow). If you're ready to use non-free software, I think 
there's a large number of other nice IDEs to choose between.


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