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Re: LilyPond web service

From: Valentin Villenave
Subject: Re: LilyPond web service
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:41:20 +0200

2009/10/12 Harmath Dénes <address@hidden>:
> However, for it to work, of course, a web service is needed which takes
> LilyPond code as its GET argument, renders it with LilyPond (safe or jail
> mode of course), and returns the result as cropped PNG image. (Multiple
> servers can be configured for load distribution.) Is there an official
> LilyPond web service somewhere online like this (similar to
> for Guido)?

The only LilyPond server at this point is the LilyPond Snippet
Repository at Milano University. But it tends to go down as soon as
several people use it at the same time :-)

A few other servers were installed, particularly for LilyPond web
plugins such as the Wordpress, the MediaWiki or the Spip plugins. I
also began installing LilyPond on a dedicated server for the LilyNet
website, but it's not nearly powerful enough. LilyPond requires a
*lot* of resources.

> If not, I strongly propose setting up a server for this purpose. I already
> implemented this HTTP service. It needs only PHP, LilyPond and ImageMagick
> installed. Could you host this service? Until Google Wave gets more
> widespread adoptance, users could benefit from it already with just a
> minimalistic form-based web interface.

The LilyPond community unfortunately doesn't have the resources to
host such a service, however interesting it may be. We're already
sponsored for our bandwidth and web resources, but that's about all we
can get.

However, if you do develop a convenient web-application and set up an
experimental web-server, there's little doubt that many LilyPonders
will follow you and try to help you with regard to the hosting server.
But right now, it's kind of a long shot ;-)


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