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Re: Fwd: Binaries of LilyPond 2.23.5 with Guile 2.2

From: Michael Käppler
Subject: Re: Fwd: Binaries of LilyPond 2.23.5 with Guile 2.2
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 08:19:13 +0100
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Am 16.12.2021 um 08:00 schrieb Jonas Hahnfeld via Discussions on
LilyPond development:
Am Donnerstag, dem 16.12.2021 um 00:11 +0100 schrieb Robin Bannister:
A few hours ago I wrote (re 2.23.5fixed)
Well, initially I ran into irrelevancies because my .ly file (for 2.22)
has #on-the-fly, which is no longer acceptable.

I tried running, but it was missing a .dll.
I will detail this later.

The attached file details this in its Case 1.

Case 2 is a workround using the 2.23.5 (1.8) system's python.
Ah yes:
So while we could technically stick to Python 3.8 for now, I'd argue
that Windows 7 is EOL since 2015, extended support ended almost two
years now (January 14, 2020). In my opinion, it doesn't make sense for
an open-source project to continue active support.
If switching back to Python 3.8 would be the only thing needed to
continue support
for Windows 7, I would strongly suggest doing that. My gut feeling is
that many active musicians
are very interested in getting new, critical editions of _music_, but
are rather conservative with regard
to their technical setup ;)
There are not few "features" that Microsoft introduced during the last
Windows editions that tend to annoy users
more than their awareness for security risks could compensate.


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