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Re: can't run under WinME in version 2.5.31

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: can't run under WinME in version 2.5.31
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 10:44:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Brynne and Russ Jorgensen writes:

> Is a python interpreter supposed to be part of the lilypond
> distribution on windows?

No.  Although python is a highly portable package, it does not support
automatic configuration, specific feature tests or cross compiling.

Before we can ship python, a mingw configuration and cross compilation
support must be added.

> If so, I couldn't figure out what it was called, so I resorted to my
> cygwin version of python to run
> Not all of the necessary .py files are included in the windows
> distribution.  I copied, and
> from the lilypond source distribution into
> lilypond/usr/bin to get things working temporarily.

Thanks, this should be fixed in the next release.

> It looks like they are supposed to go
> somewhere else, but the code at the top of that figures
> out datadir looks like it might need some modifications for windows
> use.

Yes, LILYPONDPREFIX must be set to the right directory.  Maybe moving
everything to usr/bin is not such a bad idea, for Windows.


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

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