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Re: Pedal cautionary after a line break (current status and improvements

From: Jean Abou Samra
Subject: Re: Pedal cautionary after a line break (current status and improvements)
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 21:31:59 +0200
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Hi Paolo,

Le 23/06/2020 à 21:09, Carl Sorensen a écrit :

On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 12:33 PM Paolo Prete <> wrote:
2) Considering that a Pedal cautionary is *essential* in *every* serious
score, I really encourage the developers to fix this in the development
branch. I forward this post to the devel ml.
There is no way to "encourage the developers to fix this".  The
developers are all volunteers, and work on what they find interesting.

If you really want this worked on, here are a few ideas:

1) Ask if there are any developers who are willing to do it as work
for hire.  And then either pay the developer or try to get together a
group of users to collectively pay the developer.

2) Learn about LilyPond development and provide your own patch.  This
is one of the benefits of open source projects.  You can "scratch your
own itch".

3) Try to find somebody else who might make the change, either out of
interest or for money.  For example, you might find a computer science
student at a local school who is interested in music.
I think filling an issue on
(with Type::Enhancement) would be a good starting point.This will
sort-of officialize that this feature is desired and create a place
to discuss it. Then, if that issue is really important to you,
you may want to dive into the code for SustainPedal and try to figure out how to
add a boolean property to switch on parentheses on cautionary pedal signs.
--Or, even better, make pedals spanners, which will solve other issues along the way (e.g., to-barline setting).-- You will certainly get help if you ask questions on the issue. But in order to make something implemented, you generally need to invest
resources yourself (that is, energy or, if you want, money).


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