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Re: Thinking about putting together a grant to support development on Li

From: Nils
Subject: Re: Thinking about putting together a grant to support development on LilyPond
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 23:20:03 +0100

On Thu, 9 Feb 2012 23:04:35 +0100
Xavier Scheuer <address@hidden> wrote:

> 2012/2/9 Janek Warchoł <address@hidden>:
> >
> > Not sure if i understand correctly how Kickstarter works, but what
> > about a project for creating a free typeset edition of some famous
> > piece (like Mozart's Requiem)?  The funds would be split between
> > typesetter and programmer who implements necessary features.  I could
> > do the typesetting part.
> And if you add a musician that would do a recording of the piece and
> release it for free (as in "free software", not only "free beer")
> you would obtain something like the "Open Goldberg Variations" project.
> There it's MuseScore that is used as typesetting software.
> There is also the idea of a "LilyPond score sharing website", similar
> to .
> As I said: "IIRC lasconic (Nicolas Froment) said the 3 main developers
> of MuseScore (Werner Schweer, Thomas Bonte and himself) are now working
> full-time on MuseScore" [thanks to their "fundings"].
> Several users/contributers, including Janek, showed some interest in
> a "MuseScore-LilyPond synergy".  BTW I have read that there is a project
> of "Smart coupling" between Audiveris (open-source Optical Music
> Recognition) and MuseScore.
> A kind of "synergy" (in both directions) between the file format of
> musescore and .ly would also allow a conversion
> musicxml <-> musescore <-> .ly .  Don't know if that would be "easy"
> though.
> I sent an e-mail to lasconic to have further informations about all I
> say (all I "kind of remember").
> Cheers,
> Xavier
> -- 
> Xavier Scheuer <address@hidden>

Don't use musescore. Lilypond > Musescore is like Photoshop and MS Paint.
Just because there is no famous GUI which is made for Lilypond does not mean to 
take the second best.


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