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Re: [Feature request] attach lilypond code in pdf.

From: Colin Hall
Subject: Re: [Feature request] attach lilypond code in pdf.
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:42:28 +0100
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On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 08:46:21PM +0200, Samuel Da Mota wrote:
> Hi,
> I sent the following mail two days ago and it still didn't show up on
> lilypond's public archive. Plus the lack of any comments from none of
> you make me feel that the email senging failed. So below is the
> forward email.

I've forwarded this to lilypond-devel on your behalf so that it makes
it to the list.


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Da Mota Sam <address@hidden>
> Date: 17 July 2012 23:33
> Subject: Re: [Feature request] attach lilypond code in pdf.
> To: address@hidden
> Hi guys!
> I've been working on the feature that attach sources to pdf file.
> It currently is not yet finished.
> However you will find in attachment a prototype that shows how to easily do 
> it.
> This patch applies to commit 8e933c691271bbf369d6f2294640d1dbe772094f
> Please note that this patch is *absolutely not yet ready* for
> integration into lilypond.
> The main "challenge" about this feature was "how to know the list of
> all input files used for the pdf creation".
> I've just added some code to lilypond that prints the file list to stdout.
> This is a draft, the location where I put this code just isn't right.
> To test it, apply the patch. Use lilypond on a .ly and redirects the
> stdout to a file (say input_files).
> Then call the script like this:
> shell> input_files the_pdf_file.
> You certainly need to look into the scripts and change the list of
> file in function "removes_lilypond_files" so that it matches the
> lilypond internal file of your installation (like
> I'm particularly interested in tests based on big score made up of lot
> of sources files split up in a lot of folder.
> So please, could you test it on your projects and say if you find
> something that just doesn't look right.
> Things to do (in case no one finds anything weird with the script):
> * make lilypond create a temporary file automatically and put the
> input files in it (avoid redirecting stdout)
> * make lilypond call the script itself (and then remove the input_file
> list as it is temporary file for internal use only)
> * redevelop the script in python so it became portable for windows users
> * add a tagline that says "click here to download the sources" at bottom of 
> pdf.
> * add regression tests about this feature
> By the way, as I'm getting really busy now, the development of the
> "add source to pdf file" feature will unfortunately really slow down
> from now on. At least from my side. If anyone wants to continue,
> please feel free.
> Best Regards,
> --
> Samuel DA MOTA
> On 15 July 2012 09:50, Janek WarchoĊ‚ <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hi Sam,
> >
> > On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 11:01 PM, Da Mota Sam <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I'm working on the "attach sources to pdf" feature.
> >
> > Cool!
> >
> >> I'd like to know if you already have a "heavy
> >> and complicated" score made up of "646 files spread in 53 folders"
> >> that looks like more or less a real project. And to send me it by
> >> email.
> >
> > I don't have any project that big.  Nevertheless, i can send you one
> > of my scores - it consists of 48 files, quite a lot for a 4-page
> > piece. See attached; .ily files contain music and structure, while .ly
> > files are responsible for putting them together to create appropriate
> > pdfs.  Note that i use \bookOutputName and \bookOutputSuffix - they
> > may complicate things for you, but i think it's worth supporting them.
> > I grant you a permission to use this score for testing your pdf
> > attachment feature, including sending the results to LilyPond mailing
> > lists (but excluding hosting it anywhere on the web).
> > As for really huge projects, i remember that someone posted once
> > something like a collection of several hundred Bach chorales.   It
> > appears that the sources are here:
> > and project's website is
> > here:
> >
> > Hope that this will help you,
> > Janek


Colin Hall
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