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Re: Lilypond code/feature freeze for 2.12

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: Lilypond code/feature freeze for 2.12
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 17:43:48 +0100

Carl Sorensen Tuesday, September 23, 2008 5:31 PM

Trevor Daniels <t.daniels <at>> writes:

John Mandereau

> On 2008/09/22, Matthias Neeracher wrote:
>> From: "Trevor Daniels" <t.daniels <at>>
>> > Do we -really- want to issue a new stable release
>> > containing masses of syntax changes with a broken
>> > convert-ly for many Mac users?
>> >> The MacOS Python pages >> <> actually
>> have fairly detailed download instructions and binary
>> installers, so
>> as long as the link is included in the documentation, >> it doesn't seem
>> unreasonable to expect users to install this manually.
> I looked at these pages and if I were faced with
downloading python I wouldn't know where to start.
Maybe that's because I'm totally unfamiliar with
Macs, though.

As a Mac user, I went to the page and had no idea where to

I spent about half an hour trying to find a Python download

Here's the link we should include, IMO:


It has a straightforward link to Python 2.5.2

The other page is about Python packages, rather than Python

Thanks Carl - even I can understand that page and
see in 15 secs what I should do.  With that
link I agree it is not unreasonable to expect
Mac users to install python manually.


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