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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 21:53:19 +0200
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Le 23/06/2020 à 21:32, Paolo Prete a écrit :
On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 9:09 PM Carl Sorensen <>


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.

  I don't agree at all.
Please don't use harsh words without a reason.
I know the workflow of open source projects very well. For years and as an
active volunteer.
What I meant with "encouraging" is simply: "consider that a cautionary
pedal is *essential* for  *any* professional score".
This simply means that the fact that a cautionary pedal is essential may
have simply been left out casually, and consequently I find it useful to
remember it.

Of course then it will be the reader's decision to consider what I write.

If it is taken into consideration, I will be happy.

If it is not taken into consideration, it is okay as well, and I will find
an alternative solution.

Again: please, stop using harsh/polemic words without a reason.

I really think Carl did not intend to be harsh. He even explicitely tried to
avoid making you taking it as an offence:

I'm trying not to be mean in this answer, but to explain the way
LilyPond development works.

It is a confusion in my eyes. Look,
If you really want this worked on, here are a few ideas:
Carl told you what you needed in the gentlest possible way. Written
communication tends to be ambiguous, but I assure you, Carl is
really not the kind of person that could reply brutally.


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