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Re: Which frontend?

From: Eyolf Ostrem
Subject: Re: Which frontend?
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 00:45:03 +0200
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Thanks for all your replies to my query. It has really been helpful, in many 
1. I finally went through the pains of configuring emacs with lilypond-mode 
and lyqi (the 'pains' part comes partly from my reluctance to use emacs in 
the first place - I still find vim to be vastly superior as an editor - 
partly from some initial problems with the setup), and it's great! With lyqi, 
I can 'play' in the notes from the keyboard, already almost as fast as in 
Finale, where I have years of experience and a good technique (if I may say 
so), and I can only imagine the speed I will reach once I get the key presses 
into my fingers. 
I also have immediate midi playback, which is necessary for fast typing. And 
with the lilypond-mode, pdf generation, midi playback, and other functions 
are within two-three key presses (albeit involving the horrible emacs ctrl 
key combos, but I can live with that...). 
2. I've received confirmation that my problems with jEdit are not mine alone. 
With emacs working its wonders, I have no need for another text-editor-based 
solution. Bye, jEdit - nice meeting you, but we weren't meant for eachoter.
3. NoteEdit not only seems to be the best gui alternative, but also the one 
where new things are happening. I will try out the latest SVN version (I'm 
currently running 2.8), which apparently has some of the features I have been 
missing. There are situations where a direct graphical interface is necessary 
(such as transcriptions from renaissance part-books, which I do quite a lot).


If Microsoft uses the breakup as an opportunity to port Office, and its
infernal Dancing Paper Clip, to my Linux operating system, heads will fly!
I'll track down that idiot who created Clippit and sic a killer penguin on

   -- Linus Torvalds, when asked by Humorix for his reaction
      to the proposed Microsoft two-way split

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