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RE: mac osx emacs lilypond-mode

From: arjan.bos
Subject: RE: mac osx emacs lilypond-mode
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 08:24:48 +0200


Did you put in your .emacs the code that links .ly files with lilypond-mode?
You can do this by adding:
;; lilypond
(autoload 'LilyPond-mode "lilypond-mode" "LilyPond Editing Mode" t)
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.ly$" . LilyPond-mode))
(add-hook 'LilyPond-mode-hook (lambda () (turn-on-font-lock)))

Or, alternatively, you can use M-x load-library [ret] lilypond-mode 
to load lilypond mode. This makes the lilypond functions available to emacs. 
You then are able to switch on lilypond mode by M-x LilyPond-mode. Please be 
aware that these names are case-sensitive.


Btw [ot] When starting with Latex in emacs, please consider auctex as an 
enhanced latex-mode. It helps with a lot of small things, like placing the 
correct environment with begin and end, changing fonts and things like that.

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van:    Sean Reed [mailto:address@hidden
Verzonden:      zo 8-5-2005 1:22
Aan:    Arjan Bos
CC:     lilypond-user's list
Onderwerp:      Re: mac osx emacs lilypond-mode
hi arjan,

thanks for the response.
i still must be doing something wrong, or not understanding something.

i created an .emacs file and added-to-list 'load-path the directories 
/sw/etc/emacs21/site-start.d (where i have lilypond-init.el) and 
/sw/share/emacs21/site-lisp (where i have lilypond-mode.el, -indent.el, 
-font-lock.el etc.). having quit and restarted the program, i used C-h 
v load-path and saw that both directories were now indeed listed the 

but M-x gave me no option for loading any lilypond-mode.
is that not how you load it?
could it be a version discrepancy? (installed emacs 21.3.50 via fink 

i am (pretty much) brand new (again) to emacs and went through the 
whole tutorial with C-h t today. even if the point-and-click doesn't 
work out, i would be interested in learning it a bit more, since i 
would consider using it for latex documents and eventually for CLM at 
some point again (which is where i used it bumbingly a couple of months 
5 years ago for the first time).

thanks again for any tips.


Sean Reed
Hamburg, Germany

On 07.05.2005, at 21:21, Arjan Bos wrote:

> To create a .emacs file, simply start editing one. For example by:
>  C-x C-f ~/.emacs
> If you do:
> C-h v load-path
> it will show you the path emacs searches when it looks for files. 
> There are bound to be a whole lot of directories in them. Just put 
> your files in one of them. Alternatively, if you want to add a 
> directory to the load-path, add the following to your .emacs file:
> (add-to-list 'load-path "/sw/share/emacs/site-lisp" t)
> Where /sw/share/emacs/site-lisp is the name of the directory you want 
> to add to the load-path.
> By the way, if you are new to emacs, it wouldn't do no harm to read 
> the tutorial which you can access via the 'help' menu, or via C-h t 
> (That is control-h t)
> I never could get point-and-click to work on Mac OS X 10.3.n, not even 
> when using X11 and xdvi and emacs via X11, so if it works for you I'd 
> be delighted to know.
> Hope this helps,
> Arjan Bos
> On 7 mei 2005, at 18:26, Sean Reed wrote:
>> might anyone have any hints on how to get the emacs lilypond-mode to 
>> work on macos 10.3.9?
>> i have been using jEdit very happily up to now, but the 
>> point-and-click function doesn't seem to be compatible with the two 
>> versions i have (2.5.23 and 2.5.0). it returns a bean shell error 
>> when i try to "enable point-and-click" and selecting "view output 
>> dvi" gives me an empty jDvi viewer.
>> the documentation for the new pdf hyperlink point-and-click addresses 
>> emacs and vim, so i thought i'd try emacs.
>> the installation documentation for lilypond-mode in emacs doesn't 
>> refer specifically to macos 10.x and i can't figure out where to put 
>> the .el files. i can find no .emacs file, and no matter which 
>> combination of where i place the lilypond-init.el and other .el files 
>> into the various /site-start and /site-lips folders i've found, when 
>> i start emacs and perform an M-x, i am offered no option for 
>> lilypond-mode. (i assume this is the correct procedure, since i can 
>> successfully select latex-mode this way and it functions fine).
>> i have made long attempts with the fink installation of emacs, 
>> XEmacs, enhanced carbon emacs, and emacs for aqua, but just ain't 
>> gettin' it.
>> i have installed firefox and Xpdf, as the documentation instructs, 
>> and modified the xpdfrc and prefs.js files. all three of my PDF 
>> viewers successfully identify the hyperlinks (Xpdf, Preview, and 
>> Acrobat Reader), but clicking on them does nothing.
>> thanks in advance for any clues.
>> best,
>> sean
>> --------------------------------------------
>> Sean Reed
>> Hamburg, Germany
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