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Re: GUB lilypond build fails


From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: GUB lilypond build fails
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 03:53:41 +0000
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´╗┐On 12/16/18, 6:42 PM, "lilypond-devel on behalf of Andrew Bernard" 
<address@hidden on behalf of address@hidden> wrote:

    Hi All,
    
    I am new to lilypond dev. work. My intention may be naive, but I am wanting
    to do the work to uplift gub and lilypond to python 3. Am I premature, or
    foolish, or misguided? I did have some encouraging email about this
    previously, but I just wanted to check before I dive in and spend large
    amounts of time, especially re GUB.


I'm quite certain you're not premature.

I don't know if you're foolish or misguided.

GUB is a lot old, and a little bit (or maybe more) fragile.  It's primary 
developer (Jan) has decided he doesn't want to work more on it.  He'd rather 
pursue a different method of doing the cross-compilation.

GUB provides us a pretty wonderful functionality -- it builds for Linux, 
Windows, and OSX, so we can provide pre-built binaries for all of those 
platforms.

I think that you need to investigate and make your own decision.  Spend a bit 
of time trying to get to understand GUB.  Try making the changes you want to 
make.  See how it works.  See if you can wrap your arms around it.  If you can 
become an expert in GUB, you'll be an invaluable asset to the Lilypond 
development team.  Personally, I'd love to have you do that!

Thanks,

Carl

 


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