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Re: Lilypond slow to start up on the Mac

From: David Wright
Subject: Re: Lilypond slow to start up on the Mac
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:13:25 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon 23 Apr 2018 at 11:40:46 (-0400), Arle Lommel wrote:
> I’ve noticed on the Mac for some time that the first time I invoke Lilypond 
> from an external application after a reboot, it can take quite a while for it 
> to respond. Normally this is something like a 40–60 second delay, after which 
> Lilypond behaves normally. But a few days ago, after I updated to OS X 
> 10.13.4, it seemed that Lilypond was totally unresponsive over much longer 
> periods. After waiting about ten minutes, I finally walked away for dinner, 
> and when I came back, it was working normally. This happened with the latest 
> development build, but I’ve also had delays with the stable build (although 
> never as long as this was).
> I was invoking Lilypond through Frescobaldi, but I’ve had the same (shorter) 
> initial delays on JEdit, and on multiple machines in the past.
> During this longer wait, I could launch and initiate a 
> typesetting activity from within it with no problem, so it is not Lilypond 
> itself that seems to be the problem, but rather something specific to 
> external applications calling it.
> Is this a known issue? If so, any ideas on ways to fix it other than 
> typesetting something and walking away for 20 minutes before it responds?

Maybe you've hit this one which used to be a frequent problem here.
The cure is usually either a newer version, or you could try
deleting the font cache and hoping it will get rebuilt correctly
(if there was a problem before) on the next run.


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