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Re: compiling MacOS application in LilyDev

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: compiling MacOS application in LilyDev
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2021 17:55:28 -0500

Hi Jefferson,

> If you need to compile from the master branch natively on macOS, with
> Guile 2.2, the easiest way is to use homebrew:
>     brew install --HEAD lilypond
> This command installs all lilypond build dependencies, clones the
> master branch and compiles it, but the docs are not included.

Ooh! I think this is exactly what I need [for my own personal use of the 

Unfortunately, I’m on 10.13.6 (High Sierra), and running that brew command 
leads (after a long time!) to a bunch of warnings:

Warning: Your Xcode (9.2) is outdated.
Please update to Xcode 10.1 (or delete it).
Xcode can be updated from the App Store.

How can I tell if it ultimately worked?

> But if you are compiling for the purpose of contributing to Lilypond,
> I believe Lilydev is still the recommended way to do this.

Excellent. I really wasn’t grokking that my two different uses (dev and 
personal) could be handled two different ways.


Kieren MacMillan, composer (he/him/his)
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