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Toplevel README


1. Toplevel README

LilyPond is a music typesetter. It produces beautiful sheet music using a description file as input. LilyPond is part of the GNU Project.


1.1 Versioning

LilyPond uses a versioning scheme that easily identifies stable and development releases. In a version "x.y.z", an even second number ’y’ denotes a stable version. For development versions ’y’ is odd.


1.2 Downloading

The primary download site for sourcecode is http://lilypond.org/download/.


1.3 Compilation

For compiling and running LilyPond see the installation instructions. These instructions can be found when you unpack lilypond, as ‘lilypond-x.y.z/INSTALL.txt’. They are also available on the web at http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.12/Documentation/topdocs/INSTALL.html.


1.4 Documentation

The documentation is available online at http://lilypond.org/doc/.

You can also build it locally: follow the instructions under ‘Building documentation’ in the installation instructions.


1.5 Comments

Send your criticism, comments, bugreports, patches, etc. to the mailing list, not to us personally.

We have the following mailing lists:

You can search the lists from our searching facilities.


1.6 Bugs

Send bug reports to bug-lilypond@gnu.org. For help and questions use lilypond-user@gnu.org.


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