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Re: PDF Problem

From: James E. Bailey
Subject: Re: PDF Problem
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 19:12:43 +0200

Am 11.05.2009 um 18:46 schrieb Dewdman42:

I will just check back in a few years then to see if Lilypond becomes
useable for the rest of us and you scheme heads can play around in your
little pond by yourselves.  

And I'm sure the lilypond community will be diminished by not having your presence.

Quite unfortunate though, lilypond is an extremely cool technology that MANY
MANY people are missing out on because of things like this

People miss out on lilypond because the view in a pdf reader is crap? Wow, that's impressive.
and particularly
because of the attitude of the core developers, who are the only ones that
really know how the hell it works.  I'm a musician,  not a developer.  All I
can do is try to collect as much info, like a beta tester and try to give it
to people like you, begging, pleading, presenting screen shots, waiting,
asking, prodding: 
Or you could realise what's important and what's not.

Hope that you keep a list of things to fix or something,
or at the very least take my question seriously....  Instead you just
consistently act defiant and condescending, are quick to simply dismiss
anything.  I had hoped that if I waited a while it would get fixed, but it
didn't.  The only response is "fix it yourself"?  

That's not a realistic response, THAT is a BS response from someone who does
not give a damn about the lilypond user community.

No, that's a realistic response from someone who cares about fixing problems with the program. There's a long list of bugs of things that just don't work. Visual display on a particular pdf reader is a really low priority problem compared to say, grace notes.

I'm also not a programmer, hell, I'm afraid to use the scheme snippets that people have already made for me, but I realise what an open-source project is: it's a labor of love for people who can do something. I may not be able to fix anything. Hell, I can barely answer questions about how using multiple voice contexts, but one thing I'm really good at (at least I *think* I'm good at it), is not complaining about something that really doesn't matter.

peace out

Dewdman42 wrote:

If I knew how I would.  isn't it obvious that a few people hold the power
to control the development of lilypond while the rest of us are mere

Han-Wen Nienhuys-5 wrote:

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 5:50 AM, Dewdman42 <address@hidden> wrote:

2 years and still nobody has bothered to fix lilypond so that it can
PDF's that actually look good in acroread?


Yes, it is sad. You would almost think that noone gets paid to fix
user complaints.

Oh, wait.

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