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[Denemo-devel] A Transformation of how Denemo is perceived.

From: Richard Shann
Subject: [Denemo-devel] A Transformation of how Denemo is perceived.
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:18:32 +0100

Denemo set out to be a GUI front end to LilyPond back in 1999.
With the increasing power of computers I have realised that it no longer
needs to be thought of in that way. It is now possible to think of
Denemo as a program with two windows, one showing the music entry system
the other the final printed score. By running LilyPond in the background
the typeset score can pretty much keep up with typing music in,
especially with single movement works. Even when it does not keep up, by
the time you look across to see how things are progressing it is
So Denemo becomes a program which differs from the conventional wysywyg
programs only in how you edit the music - you can even click on a note
in the typeset version and edit it directly using pc-keyboard or midi
Of course, the option of editing the LilyPond text is still there, but
most users will never do that.
I propose making the default be to display both typeset and music-entry
view and make the update continuous, with preferences settable to choose
You can play around with the continuous background typesetting using the
version currently in git.
I think this is such a change as to warrant moving to version 1.0.
Comments please!


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