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Re: lilypond-book is not flavor independent

From: Cláudia Soares
Subject: Re: lilypond-book is not flavor independent
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 15:30:11 +0000

On 2009/03/28, at 14:59, Graham Percival wrote:

On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 02:47:43PM +0000, Cláudia Soares wrote:

I'd quite like it to work easily on OSX, although I think that
convert-ly is much more important than lilypond-book -- any OSX
user who uses LaTeX will have no problem manually changing the
I don't really agree with you on this. There are some people using lilypond-book and latex that are not programmers (and are not interested in being one). At least not enough to pass ahead the scheme that we normally use in lilypond. Lilypond language is just like latex!

And you have to know lots of programming things to get to the shebang. The error message just complaints of your python version. What to do then?
1- Give up and run Sibelius
2- Google for something like 'python for mac'

After (2) you manage to find http://wiki.python.org/moin/MacPython/ PythonDistributionsForMac
 and you might even find the right download for your system.

When you try to run LPB again you get... the same error!!
you think that the thing doesn't work or you could not install the python-thingy correctly. What to do?
1- Give up and run Sibelius
2- Call your computer guy/girl  friend
3- oh! you are computer guy/girl! cool!
If you know anything of scripting you'll try to open file that's running.
    you look at the file. It's python.
If you have any experience with shell scripting and you happen to look at the shebang, you've got it! Now, you just have to chenge it in every mac you've installed the damn thing...

Taking aside our love for OSS, what is one of the biggest advantages of lilypond is this ease of integrating music and text in a beautiful manner.

Personally, I never used convert-ly but I use lilypond-book quite a lot. So it hurts me a lot more.

I really think that shipping python 2.4 is the best solution,

I don't agree. I want to use the programs in the preference order of my $path. I've been through this already. no need to rumble some more.



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