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Re: compilation error
Re: compilation error
Mon, 01 Mar 2004 18:14:44 +0100
Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)
Mats Bengtsson writes:
> I have to agree with others on this list. Jan and Han-Wen do a
> terrific job with LilyPond. One of the few objections I have is
> that they sometimes are too eager to adopt new technology.
Yes, possibly. The point is that I believe in open source, and broken
software needs to go or get fixed as quickly as possible, especially
when it takes time to work around.
> Of course it would be nice to be able to view pictures with
> examples also in the info version of the document, but I see
> absolutely no reason for LilyPond to be a pioneer for this
I can think of a reason :-) LilyPond's info docs are the ones that
gain most by adding images. Much more so than say, gcc's.
> When the technology has stabilized and is available
> on most installations, we can take the step.
Adopting it early is a way to stabilize it. I wrote the technology a
year(!) ago, let's get it being used already.
> I'm afraid you underestimate the number of people who actually
> compile LilyPond themselves and have to struggle with development
> versions of other tools just to be able to build LilyPond.
Possibly. We try our best to discourage people to do so. I see no
reason whatsoever for a user to compile LilyPond. There are fairly
recent development snapshots for Red Hat, Debian and even Cygwin
> At the moment (at least before 2.1.28), the situations is fairly
> good, I only needed to upgrade Guile and install mftrace with friends
(note that you don't need any custom software to build LilyPond on
> to be able to compile LilyPond on a standard RedHat 9.0 machine.
> Please, don't make this situation worse.
Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter
http://www.xs4all.nl/~jantien | http://www.lilypond.org
Re: compilation error, Han-Wen Nienhuys, 2004/03/01
Re: compilation error, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, 2004/03/01
- Re: compilation error, Werner LEMBERG, 2004/03/01
- Re: compilation error, Mats Bengtsson, 2004/03/01
- Re: compilation error, Reuben Thomas, 2004/03/01
- Re: compilation error,
Jan Nieuwenhuizen <=
- Re: compilation error, Mats Bengtsson, 2004/03/02
- Re: compilation error, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, 2004/03/03
- Re: compilation error, Aredridel, 2004/03/05
- Re: compilation error, Mats Bengtsson, 2004/03/10
- Re: compilation error, Edward Sanford Sutton, III, 2004/03/12
- Re: compilation error, Edward Sanford Sutton, III, 2004/03/06