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Re: Woodwind diagrams in lilypond w/ changes from M Watts & I Hulin

From: Mike Solomon
Subject: Re: Woodwind diagrams in lilypond w/ changes from M Watts & I Hulin
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:09:37 +0200
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Hey José.

If you are willing to learn, you should first try compiling lilypond from the source on the git repository.  Google “compiling lilypond” for the documentation.  This takes about a day (if you’re lucky – I was lucky, and I still had to update/download many-a-program and do a manual override on my config file to get it to find certain fonts).  Once you have a lilypond git repository established, let me know.  If this sounds un-fun, I would very much recommend waiting until this becomes part of lilypond: compiling lilypond requires comfort with the shell Terminal that is rather far adrift from the Mac OS X prefab version of lilypond.  Word on the street is that this process will be easier in future versions of lilypond, although that is not a part of lilypond development that I know well, and I am not competent enough to tell you how far away that is from being a reality.

I would also not suggest copy-and-pasting my new scheme and postscript files into your working directory – it is generally bad practice.  If you do this and there winds up being a bug that I didn’t catch, you will have another problem on your hands that is much more precipitous than the potential problems associated with compiling.

Again, compiling is a serious time and learning commitment that you should ONLY bring upon yourself if you want to develop.  Otherwise, I will do my best to integrate your recommendations into the work I’ve already done, and as Carl said, this will be part of lilypond in the not too distant future :-)


On 6/10/10 3:49 AM, "josé henrique padovani" <address@hidden> wrote:

Em 09/06/10 22:04, Graham Percival escreveu:

On Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 09:41:34PM -0300, josé henrique padovani wrote:

Em 09/06/10 21:23, Carl Sorensen escreveu:

Unfortunately, it doesn't include the complete files, so it would be fairly
difficult for a user who is not familiar with git or patch to make it work.


Could you please give some advices about which git / patch flags should  
I use to apply the patch to my current directories?

If you seriously want to learn, then do a google search for
"patch" to learn how to use it.  If not, wait a few weeks until
it's part of lilypond.  This topic is too long to teach in a few

- Graham

Hi Graham,

I did already used patch and diff in some codes...
but I have no experience about how to use it with git (I have seen that the patch was created with a flag "--git" for diff, which I didn't found in diff man) and don't know which commands should I use to download from the lilypond's git repository... (just some tips would help me)

I mean: I am not sure about which git flags/address/etc should I use to download the code.. (I suppose I should use git to download them and not simply download the diffs with from

Regarding patch, I would like to know if I should simply call it like this:
cd /Applications/ (I'm on a Mac)
patch < path-of-diffile/difffile.diff

or if I should use some flags and/or call it from another place...

Althought I am new to this process I think I can do it and would really appreciate some help.

Thank you,

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