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Re: Prototype Frescobaldi in the browser

From: Martin Tarenskeen
Subject: Re: Prototype Frescobaldi in the browser
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 19:10:56 +0200

I have often thought of a different approach. Rather than a web verson of Frescobaldi I would like to see a remote server - similar to Lilybin - with an API that can be called from within the normal Frescobaldi program.

All fancy editing and viewing features of Frescobaldi would already be there, only the rendering to pdf/svg/midi would be done by a remote server online.

It's already possible to choose between viewing the lilypond documentation online or locally and offline inside Frescobaldi. Wouldn't it be nice to also be able to choose between a locally installed complete Lilypond engine or a remote online Lilypond engine?

When Lilybin was still alive I used little script that was able to call lilybin from the commandline and I was able to send a lilypond file and getting a PDF and/or MIDI file back - without using the Lilybin website, and without having LilyPond installed locally.

This makes me believe it can be done.

Just an  idea.


Op maandag 8 augustus 2022 om 07:35:31 -0700 schreef Knute Snortum <>:
On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 4:33 AM Kieren MacMillan <> wrote:
Hi Andrew, > What is the use case for this? It was the opening night of my musical, “Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy”. The curtain was at 8PM. At 7:30PM, I realized I had not arranged and printed out the piccolo part for the overture, as I had promised the player. So I went into the theatre office, borrowed their computer, logged on to lilybin, and generated a piccolo part which I handed to the player just a few minutes before the downbeat. I was very grateful for lilybin at that moment — there was no way to install lilypond on any machine in the building at that moment — and I'm sure in a similar situation, I might be grateful for a web-accessible version of Frescobaldi.
For the record, I do not have a laptop. Also, it looks like is down ( is still working, though) so it looks like a web version of Frescobaldi would fill a niche. -- Knute Snortum

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