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Re: building from source

From: Dan Eble
Subject: Re: building from source
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2016 15:59:56 -0400

Please consider getting your feet wet with .  (Developers who are 
actually familiar with MIDI generation may wish to shoot down this idea.)

> On Mar 26, 2016, at 15:49 , Daniel Birns <address@hidden> wrote:
> 1) I have a good build, have made a trivial modification, and it seems to 
> work. (I found a class (Midi-duration) that’s unused. I commented it out, and 
> everything builds fine. Since there’s no references to it, I presume the 
> testsuites will be unaffected, though you never know...
> 2) I’m reading ‘contributor.pdf’. It says I will be assigned a mentor. That’s 
> fine with me either way, but I’m curious if perhaps there’s some formal route 
> I should go through at this point.
> 3) My plan is to work via the C++ files and improve the midi output. I see 
> several .cc files with midi in their name and I think 4 header files with 
> midi in the name. 
> So, at this point, I could use some advice about 1) where to focus in the 
> contributor.pdf, and 2) some idea of the architecture, particularly with 
> regard to midi processing. Of course, I could try to figure that out myself, 
> but that doesn’t seem like the right approach.
> The first thing I need to do is understand what’s going on today before I 
> muck with anything.
> -d
>> On Mar 26, 2016, at 8:54 AM, Carl Sorensen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 3/26/16 9:49 AM, "address@hidden on
>> behalf of Daniel Birns" <address@hidden
>> on behalf of address@hidden> wrote:
>>> What is LilyDev?
>> A Debian iso ready-to-go for doing LilyPond development.
>> I used to maintain a usable lilypond development site on OS X.  New
>> updates to OS X invariably broke the site and required hours or days of
>> fixing things.  LilyDev in a VirtualBox VM always works, and works easily.
>> I would really recommend using LilyDev in a VM.
>> Carl

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