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Re: lilypond ./ChangeLog Documentation/bibliography...

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: lilypond ./ChangeLog Documentation/bibliography...
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 22:55:54 +0200
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Erik Sandberg wrote:
On Thursday 21 July 2005 20.24, Stephen wrote:

One more point, while the general recommendations still cite (I finally
figured out how to spell it) an assumption that the general user might
still only have a screen resolution of 800x600, it is a good assumption
that a user of a graphic oriented program like Lilypond is likely to have a
minimum screen resolution of 1024x768 nowadays. So a minimum width of 972
would be acceptable.

I disagree. The fact that lily creates beautiful output, doesn't mean that its users have good graphics hardware. I'd say the opposite: You hardly need to watch the output for other than proofreading purposes. I'm sometimes using lily on 800x600 screens, so I'd be more happy if that would be considered OK.

At this point, I would like to remind of the person who inspired me to write \override. At the time it saved a huge amount of memory since the cost was of a tweak was no longer proportional to the number of grobs. I think his name was Peter Schaffter, and he said "I am a musician, so I am poor as churchmouse". Let us hope that also today lily is used by musicians, who might not have the latest & greatest hardware.

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