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Re: compilation error

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: compilation error
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 18:36:46 +0100
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Werner LEMBERG writes:

> Dependencies on package versions which haven't been released yet?
> Normally, relying on a CVS version is dangerous.

I agree, but I don't think we ever had such dependencies (except maybe
temporarily, by mistake).

>> I have implemented PostScript output some three or four years ago.
>> I have seen no user interest at all in output that does not need
>> TeX, for example.
> AFAIK, it has never worked reliably, at least this is the impression
> I got after asking on the list.

Maybe that's a chicken-and-egg problem.  I implemented bare-bones
PostScript, 80% of the job (simplistic titles, simplistic page layout,
cumbersome font lookup).  If noone seems interested, that's where we
stop.  Before doing the last 20% that takes twice as long and noone
will use.  Same goes for SVG output and a number of FOO2ly import

> Even then -- I tried to compile the texinfo CVS, which relies on a
> brand new automake version which

Point taken; you don't need texinfo CVS.


Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter       |

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