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Re: ly2musicxml / possible sponsoring

From: Christoph Hagemann
Subject: Re: ly2musicxml / possible sponsoring
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:14:25 +0100

Hello, Paul,

thanks for your interest. Please excuse my delayed reply, busy with
real life...

Am Dienstag, den 17.01.2017, 11:58 -0500 schrieb Paul:
> > 
> > I'm a music professional in Germany. A few years ago I set a large-
> > scale orchestral project in lilypond (score around 200 pages). Now
> > the
> > publisher wants MusicXML data. I understand there was some work
> > done on
> > an export function during last year's GSoC.
> > 
> > Is there any chance for completion? If it helps, I'm willing to put
> > an
> > resonable amount of money into this and fund the completion of this
> > feature.
> I'd probably be interested in working on this, especially if you are 
> willing and able to sponsor the work to some extent.  (Maybe others 
> would also be willing to contribute?
Jan-Peter Voigt and Urs Liska replied off-list. They recommended
enhancing frescobaldi's export (python-ly). Which way is more apt?

> This was a GSOC 2015 project, and I have a copy of the code. Looking
> at 
> it again, it seems that it should at least be possible to get it to 
> where it could be used.  As is, it should cover some of the needs
> you 
> listed[0], and perhaps more could be added.  (Now that guile2
> support 
> has reached a somewhat-usable state, that will help since guile2 is 
> required for the musicxml conversion.)
> We should discuss details and expectations, as I wouldn't want to 
> over-promise and under-deliver.
> I'm curious about your time frame.  Are there deadlines?
There is no fixed deadline, but can't hold the publisher on standby
forever. As a guideline: I'd like the export to be working within six
month' time.

Kind regards,
Christoph Hagemann

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