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Re: New website

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: New website
Date: 07 Aug 2003 20:30:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

"Chris Jackson" <address@hidden> writes:

> So the user edits their .ly code in MS Notepad, and compiles and views it by
> dragging it into the world's most powerful text editor?? :)

Yes, maybe I /am/ being silly.

It's just that we (Cygwin) now have an easy and verifyable install,
and we could pull emacs in just as easily as XFree (which can run
rootless nowadays) and xdvi.

Emacs' lilypond-mode makes compile and view a breeze, and using xdvi
you have point-and-click back to you emacs again.

> Don't know - but it would be neater if it was a Windows native app rather
> than one using Cygwin X, and the files were viewed by Windows
> native ghostview or the like.

Yes; but you'll have to use cygpath then (or link to cygwin.dll too)
to obtain the right path for LilyPond?  It would be too silly to
assume that / is mounted under c:/cygwin?

> Certainly a drag and drop thing would help to replace the command-line work
> needed for compiling and viewing.  But I think that a lot of the confusion
> comes from needing one program to edit the text in, another program to
> compile the .ly, and a *third* program to view the output.  People expect to
> just click an icon, and live inside one app that does everything they want.

What about rxvt?

I have just enough Windows experience to know that I cannot predict
what users would want or expect.  I do think that it would be a good
idea to make `things easier', whether it would be documentation, an
app, or both.


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