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Re: LilyPond 2.23.8 released

From: Tim's Bitstream
Subject: Re: LilyPond 2.23.8 released
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 08:04:22 -0500

> On Apr 26, 2022, at 9:32 PM, Freeman Gilmore <> 
> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 7:58 PM David Kastrup <> wrote:
>> Freeman Gilmore <> writes:
>> > On Mon, Apr 25, 2022 at 3:50 PM David Kastrup <> wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.23.8. This is termed
>> >> a development release, but these are usually reliable. If you want to
>> >> use the current stable version of LilyPond, we recommend using the
>> >> 2.22.2 version.
>> >>
>> >> In this release, dropping Guile 1.8 support has finally become possible
>> >> also for our sources. We'd like to dedicate this release to Ian Hulin
>> >> who was one of the first systematically working on our numerous
>> >> roadblocks for Guile 2 migration after tackling a few other high-level
>> >> problems. In the time spans where his health permitted it, he was able
>> >> to significantly reduce the amount of remaining problems for the Guile 2
>> >> migration after having started working on them in 2010, making the goal
>> >> that we finally reached now more tangible for others to work on after he
>> >> left us in 2015.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> David Kastrup
>> >>
>> >
>> > Is there going to be a non binary version for windows coming soon?
>> The source code is the same independent of operating system, so you
>> apparently don't mean "source code" when you say "non binary".  What
>> would your expectations of a "non binary version for windows" be?
>> -- 
>> David Kastrup
> Ok i see it now, but this was my problem.   I know that the source code  
> (binary) is usually the same for all but I have never worked with source code 
>  for LilyPond so when I read this, "Documentation writers and testers will 
> generally want to download the latest binary:" with 5 binaries listed below,  
>  Note, the colon should be a period; and make it look like it is not the 
> header for a listing.   I may not b the only dummy out there!.
> Thank you, ƒg

This sounds like a conversation at cross purposes. 

If you want to compile your own binary from source code, download the source 
code and follow the instructions that you will find in the directory (folder in 
Mac terms, don't know which language Windows uses).  

If you just want to install a working application, then download and install 
the appropriate one of the precompiled ones from that list.  This is what I do 
because it is just a lot simpler.    I haven't compiled from source in years 
since somebody else volunteers to do that for use with my system.

Linguistically the colon looks fine to me, since it indicates "use one of the 

Hope this helps!

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