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Re: Lilypond is now on Homebrew for macOS Mojave or higher (Intel or M1)

From: Jefferson Felix
Subject: Re: Lilypond is now on Homebrew for macOS Mojave or higher (Intel or M1)
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2021 09:59:14 -0300

Yes, exactly. We don't use patches and code replacements are avoided as
much as possible.

Em ter., 5 de out. de 2021 às 09:53, Lukas-Fabian Moser <>

> Folks,
> Am 05.10.21 um 14:39 schrieb Jefferson Felix:
> > No problem, I was just pointing out the reasons why Guile 1.8.8 was
> > not approved by the homebrew core. I even believe this will help
> > advance Guile 2 compatibility, and certainly the Lilypond development
> > community will pick up on any bugs.
> >
> > > To follow up on Jeans remarks: Maybe (if it's not already the case)
> > it would be a good idea if your LilyPond version would show a message
> > regarding Guile 2 on startup
> >
> > We did something similar when we build TeXLive for homebrew, showing a
> > message that it's a Homebrew distribution (something like TeXLive
> > 2021/Homebrew). But TeXLive has a way to do this without touching the
> > source code. I'm going to check Lilypond's build documentation if it's
> > possible to do something like this.
> Would it be considered reasonable to hard-wire a special startup message
> in LilyPond proper if it is being built with Guile2 (or rather: detects
> guile-2 on startup)?
> The new Homebrew build uses guile2, and I suggested they turn the
> startup message
> GNU LilyPond 2.22.0
> into something like
> GNU LilyPond 2.22.0 (Guile 2 build)
> to aid debugging, and if I understand Jefferson correctly, they do not
> want to touch the source code themselves.
> Lukas

Jefferson dos Santos Felix

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