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Re: lilypond bug 2368
Re: lilypond bug 2368
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 07:59:23 +0200
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 2:36 AM, Colin Hall <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 07, 2012 at 05:32:28PM +0200, Karol Majewski wrote:
>> Is it possible to mark 2368 bug as critical? I think this kind of
>> regression is a serious problem. Just take a look at my last
> I agree with you that the notation output is not correct, especially
> in the sample you provide in comment 6.
> I'm going to do my best to explain why this issue should not be marked
> critical. I hope that others will correct my statements as necessary.
> You might not be aware that there are several open issues for Lilypond
> that relate to the typesetting of ties and slurs. For example see
> issue 298, referenced from issue 2368.
> There are others.
> As I understand it the development team have identified that a better
> implementation of ties is possible but requires aesthetic design work
> to establish how this feature should work before technical
> implementation work can begin. The technical work may be substantial.
Yes, i do think that it will make more sense to rewrite tie code
bearing in mind all bad tie cases instead of fixing the issues one by
one. Besides, i suppose that marking this as critical will have only
one result: next stable release will be postponed for 3 months or so.
It won't make the bug fixed immediately, nor even soon.
> Janek has a study of Lilypond's typesetting of ties and slurs which is
> work in progress and which may provide the aesthetic design we
> need. He mentioned it in response to your original bug report:
Yes. The bad news is that i won't have time to finish it until
summer. However, if there's anyone willing to finish it, i can share
my results and provide some guidance. The task requires aesthetic
sense and analytical skills, and i estimate 40 hours of work is needed
to finish the tie analysis - no idea how long implementation will
Bottom line: find someone to finish tie report and implement it's
conclusions (or pay David to implement them - i will add €50 from
myself if this is done before May 15).
i hope that didn't sound too discouraging :)
PS Karol, are you a (former) student of Warsaw University of
Technology, Faculty of Electronics (Elka)?
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