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Re: Mac OS 10.15 Catalina

From: Tim McNamara
Subject: Re: Mac OS 10.15 Catalina
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:59:26 -0600

Frescobaldi itself does not generate sheet music. You need to install Lilypond also. In my experience with Catalina, Hans Aberg's .mkpg installs with a double click and works fine(except for convert-ly, apparently). 

Frescobaldi 3 does not work out of the box on the Mac; there are a half a dozen dependencies that have to be installed first. The 64-bit version of 2.20 does work well. I haven't gotten around to getting F3 running as obtaining and installing the dependencies on the Mac is kind of a nuisance due to how locked down MacOS is, unless one is using a package manager such as Homebrew, MacPorts, etc. I am not using one of those.

On Nov 14, 2019, at 3:20 AM, Jeremiah Reilly <address@hidden> wrote:

Carl, thanks for both tips.

The Frescobaldi Downloads page states "Install a copy of Lilypond as well." Not sure how that jives with Catalina.

Sorry to be inept re packages and making from source. I am a musician, not a developer.

Your help much appreciated.

On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 4:34 PM Carl Sorensen <address@hidden> wrote:

From: Jeremiah Reilly <address@hidden>
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 3:14 AM
To: <address@hidden>
Subject: Mac OS 10.15 Catalina

What is the status of running Lilypond under Mac os 10.15 Catalina?


(Apologies if the answer is clearly posted on the website or Lilypond blog. I searched 20+ minutes without success. I cannot upgrade to Catalina until I know whether Lilypond will run. I found posting for folks running Lilypond in a virtual machine or Decker, but that's not my bag.)

Search for 64-bit, and you’d find it.  But putting a response on a thread with Catalina in a title is probably a good idea.

You can get an installable LilyPond package created by Hans Aberg here:

There is a 64-bit Frescobaldi installer for Version 2.20:



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