LilyPond... notazione musicale per tutti

Cos’è LilyPond?

LilyPond è un programma di incisione musicale e il suo scopo è produrre spartiti musicali della migliore qualità possibile. Introduce nelle stampe prodotte dai computer l’estetica della musica incisa secondo i metodi tradizionali. LilyPond è software libero e parte del Progetto GNU.

Maggiori informazioni nella nostra Introduzione!

LilyPond 2.19.13 released August 31, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.13. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

Lilypond 2.18.2 released! March 23, 2014

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.18.2. LilyPond is a music engraving program devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

This version provides a number of updates to 2.18.0, including updated manuals. We recommend all users to upgrade to this version.

LilyPond production named BEST EDITION 2014 March 11, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that the new edition of the songs of Oskar Fried (1871-1941), published recently by our fellow contributors Urs Liska and Janek Warchoł [1], will receive the "Musikeditionspreis BEST EDITION 2014" of the German Music Publishers’ Association [2]! The ceremony will take place in a few days at the Frankfurt Musikmesse [3].

We congratulate Janek and Urs for gaining such public recognition of typographical and editorial excellence of their work. We are also delighted to inform you that they intend to make their work available under a Free license as soon as the publisher expenses are covered. Please support this initiative by buying the printed volume through the publisher [4] or by pledging a contribution at the Indiegogo campaign [5]!

[1] http://lilypondblog.org/category/fried-songs
[2] http://www.best-edition.de
[3] https://musik.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/events/awards/best_edition.html
[4] http://www.sound-rel.de
[5] http://igg.me/at/free-fried

Lilypond 2.18.0 released! December 29, 2013

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.18.0. LilyPond is a music engraving program devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

Among the numerous improvements and changes, the following might be most visible:

  • Many items are now positioned using their actual outline rather than a rectangular bounding box. This greatly reduces the occurrence of unsightly large gaps.
  • Sets and overrides can now use the syntax
    \override Voice.TextSpanner.bound-details.left.text = "rit."
    

    instead of the previous

    \override Voice.TextSpanner #'(bound-details left text) = "rit."
    
  • Triplets with a given group length can now be written as
    \tuplet 3/2 4 { c8 c c  c c c }
    

    instead of

    \times 2/3 { c8 c c }  \times 2/3 { c8 c c }
    

A full list of noteworthy new features is given in:

http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.18/Documentation/changes/index.html

Great thanks go to the large number of LilyPond enthusiasts whose financial backing enabled one core developer, David Kastrup, to focus exclusively on LilyPond during the entire development cycle.

LilyPond 2.18 has been brought to you by

Main Developers:

Bertrand Bordage, Trevor Daniels, Colin Hall, Phil Holmes, Ian Hulin, Reinhold Kainhofer, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kulp, Werner Lemberg, John Mandereau, Patrick McCarty, Joe Neeman, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Graham Percival, Mark Polesky, Neil Puttock, Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen, Francisco Vila, Valentin Villenave, Janek Warchoł

Core Contributors:

Aleksandr Andreev, Frédéric Bron, Torsten Hämmerle, Marc Hohl, James Lowe, Andrew Main, Thomas Morley, David Nalesnik, Keith OHara, Benkő Pál, Anders Pilegaard, Julien Rioux, Johannes Rohrer, Adam Spiers, Heikki Tauriainen

Documentation Writers:

Frédéric Bron, Federico Bruni, Colin Campbell, Urs Liska, James Lowe, Thomas Morley, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Guy Stalnaker, Martin Tarenskeen, Arnold Theresius, Rodolfo Zitellini

Bug Squad:

Colin Campbell, Eluze, Marc Hohl, Phil Holmes, Marek Klein, Ralph Palmer

Support Team:

Colin Campbell, Eluze, Marc Hohl, Marek Klein, Kieren MacMillan, Urs Liska, Ralph Palmer

Translators:

Federico Bruni, Luca Rossetto Casel, Felipe Castro, Pavel Fric, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Till Paala, Yoshiki Sawada

and numerous other contributors.

LilyPond blog. June 2, 2013

Janek Warchoł has created a LilyPond blog. You can find it at lilypondblog.org!

LilyPond 2.16.2 released! January 4, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.16.2. This release is mainly to correct a problem with lilypond-book running on Windows. We recommend that only people requiring this functionality upgrade to this version.

The LilyPond Report #28. November 12, 2012

The October issue of the LilyPond Report focuses on the meeting of LilyPond developers and users in Waltrop, Germany last August. Of course, there are also some musings on LilyPond triggered by the release of 2.16.0 and 2.17.0 occuring from that venue.

There are also two monthly financial reports from David Kastrup whose work on LilyPond is solely paid for by financial contributions from other developer and users (thank you!), and a report about experiences from a web-based music typesetting service using LilyPond internally.

Come read LilyPond Report 28 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

LilyPond 2.16.1 released! November 9, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.16.1. This has a number of updates to the previous stable version, and should cause no problems. We recommend that everybody upgrade to this version.

Lilypond 2.16.0 released! August 24, 2012

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.16.1. LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

Many improvements have been made in the past year since the previous main stable version. A few major improvements are:

  • Support for kievan square notation
  • User and programming interfaces have greatly improved
  • Music functions have become quite more versatile

A full list of new features is given in:

http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.16/Documentation/changes/index.html

Happy music typesetting! LilyPond 2.16 was brought to you by...

Main development team:

Bertrand Bordage, Trevor Daniels, Colin Hall, Phil Holmes, Ian Hulin, Reinhold Kainhofer, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kulp, Werner Lemberg, John Mandereau, Patrick McCarty, Joe Neeman, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Graham Percival, Mark Polesky, Neil Puttock, Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen, Francisco Vila, Valentin Villenave, Jan Warchoł

Programming contributors:

Aleksandr Andreev, Sven Axelsson, Peter Chubb, Karin Hoethker, Marc Hohl, David Nalesnik, Justin Ohmie, Benkő Pál, Julien Rioux, Patrick Schmidt, Adam Spiers, Heikki Taurainen, Piers Titus van der Torren, Jan-Peter Voigt, Janek Warchol

Documentation contributors:

James Lowe, Pavel Roskin, Alberto Simoes, Stefan Weil

Bug squad:

Colin Campbell, Eluze, Phil Holmes, Marek Klein, Ralph Palmer, James Lowe

Support:

Colin Campbell, Christian Hitz, Phil Holmes

Translation contributors:

Jean-Charles Malahieude, Till Paala, Yoshiki Sawada


Introduzione

Il nostro obiettivo

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LilyPond è nato dal desiderio di due musicisti di andare oltre l’aspetto meccanico degli spartiti realizzati col computer. I musicisti preferiscono leggere musica ben scritta; allora, perché dei programmatori non potrebbero scrivere un software in grado di produrre partiture eleganti?

Il risultato è un sistema che fa sì che i musicisti possano non curarsi dei dettagli d’impaginazione per concentrarsi invece sulla musica. LilyPond lavora con loro per creare partiture con una qualità di livello editoriale, realizzate secondo le migliori tradizioni della tipografia musicale.


Funzionalità

Perché passare a LilyPond?

Eccellente incisione classica

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LilyPond offre ai musicisti la possibilità di realizzare spartiti eleganti e comodi da leggere. La sua comunità di sviluppatori ha dedicato migliaia di ore a sviluppare un potente software di incisione musicale che produce spartiti di ottima qualità. Tutte le impostazioni di stile, i font e gli algoritmi di LilyPond sono ispirati alla migliore musica incisa a mano. L’output di LilyPond ha lo stesso aspetto netto, equilibrato ed elegante delle migliori partiture classiche. Questo è stato approfondito nel nostro Saggio.

Pochi ritocchi

Impieghi minor tempo nel correggere l’output; LilyPond imposta la formattazione corretta fin dall’inizio. Determina da solo lo spazio, e le interruzioni di linea e di pagina per fornire un’impaginazione proporzionata e uniforme. Le collisioni tra testo, note e accordi vengono risolte e le legature di portamento e le codette sono posizionate automaticamente!

Input testuale

LilyPond riceve l’input in ASCII, che puoi creare nel tuo editor di testo preferito, velocemente e comodamente. L’input contiene tutte le informazioni necessarie, dunque non c’è bisogno di ricordare complesse sequenze di comandi: puoi semplicemente salvare il file per una consultazione successiva.

Accessibilità

L’input testuale rende inoltre la scrittura musicale possibile per gli utenti con serie inabilità fisiche. Gli utenti con problemi di coordinazione che non sono in grado di usare la tastiera o il mouse possono usare software di riconoscimento vocale per modificare i file LilyPond. Anche gli utenti totalmente privi di vista possono usare un software di lettura dello schermo per scrivere file LilyPond – un’operazione impossibile nei programmi di scrittura musicale basati su interfaccia grafica.

Unisci musica e testo

lilypond-book

Inserisci frammenti di musica nel testo senza dover tagliare e incollare immagini. Integra comodamente la musica in LaTeX e in HTML, o aggiungi la musica in OpenOffice.org o LibreOffice con OOoLilyPond.

Software libero

LilyPond può essere scaricato gratuitamente! Sì: è gratuito. Scaricalo dalla pagina di download.

È anche software libero. Viene distribuito col codice sorgente e il permesso di modificarlo e copiarlo. Sei infastidito da un malfunzionamento, o desideri una nuova funzionalità? Puoi aggiungerla tu stesso, o pagare qualcun altro per farlo.

Modello estendibile

Tutte le impostazioni possono essere modificate per soddisfare il tuo personale gusto tipografico. Se questo non è ancora abbastanza, c’è sempre il linguaggio di scripting Scheme, un dialetto del potente linguaggio LISP. Impostazioni, variabili e funzioni sono tutte documentate nell’esauriente manuale di riferimento del programma.

Ottimo supporto

LilyPond gira su tutte le piattaforme più note: GNU/Linux, MacOS X, e Windows. LilyPond include un’ampia documentazione e centinaia di file di esempio. C’è un’attiva comunità di utenti che risponde alle domande nella mailing list dedicata agli utenti Lilypond, mentre il team di sviluppo si assicura che i problemi vengano risolti rapidamente.

E ora?

Non sei ancora convinto? Guarda alcuni specifici Esempi. Se hai già deciso di provare LilyPond, per prima cosa informati sul nostro Input testuale.


Esempi

Lilypond è uno strumento potente e flessibile per scrivere ogni tipo di musica. Dai un’occhiata alla galleria di esempi e lasciati ispirare!

Musica Classica

Questo brano per organo di J.S. Bach rappresenta un tipico esempio di progetto Lilypond.

bach-bwv610

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Notazione Complessa

Questo esempio tratto dalle Goyescas di Enrique Granados mostra alcune delle funzionalità tipografiche più avanzate, come la ripartizione di travature e gambi tra più righi e l’evidenziazione dello svolgimento di una singola voce mediante tratti spezzati.

granados

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Musica Antica

Lilypond supporta anche vari tipi di notazione antica, come questo passaggio di canto gregoriano.

ancient-headword

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Musica Moderna

I compositori contemporanei ritengono che Lilypond sia molto adatto a visualizzare notazioni non convenzionali. Ecco un estratto dal Čáry di Trevor Bača, per flauto basso non accompagnato.

cary

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Creazione efficiente e flessibile di materiali da esecuzione

A partire dallo stesso codice sorgente possono essere creati diversi materiali d’esecuzione. Questo è un estratto della partitura di Nicolas Sceaux del Giulio Cesare di Handel, in partitura completa, riduzione per canto e pianoforte, e parte per violino.

sesto-full

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sesto-piano

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sesto-violin

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Intavolatura

Lilypond supporta la notazione per intavolatura, che può essere personalizzata per adattarsi a ogni strumento che ne fa uso. Il rigo dell’intavolatura viene generato automaticamente dalle note inserite per il pentagramma.

tab-example

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Grafici Schenker

L’output di default può essere ampiamente modificato. Ecco un’analisi Schenkeriana di grande effetto, creata da Kris Schaffer, per un articolo su Linux Journal. I colori sono stati aggiunti per migliorare la visibilità.

bach-schenker

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Musica Vocale

Lilypond è eccellente per la musica vocale di tutti i generi, dagli inni sacri all’opera. Ecco un mottetto medievale con requisiti leggermente insoliti. Il tenor è scritto in un metro diverso dagli altri, ma deve essere allineato come se fosse nello stesso tempo. Lilypond gestisce questo aspetto in modo molto elegante. Si notino anche gli incipit con chiave in stile Vaticana, i gambi barrati a indicare note plicate, e le parentesi quadre sulle sezioni legate.

aucun-snippet

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Applicazioni didattiche

Lilypond è molto indicato anche per applicazioni didattiche. Ecco un esempio di un semplice esercizio di contrappunto.

theory

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Musica Popolare

È semplice creare spartiti semplificati pop con melodia, testo, nomi degli accordi, e tastiere. In questo esempio puoi vedere alcuni dei diagrammi di tastiera predefiniti, ma questi possono essere ampiamente personalizzati per adattarsi a quasi ogni situazione.

chart

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Grandi Progetti

Lilypond è ottimo anche per progetti ad ampio respiro come opere o lavori per un’orchestra sinfonica al completo. Inoltre l’input testuale permette una maggiore accessibilità – questo esempio è stato realizzato da Hu Haipeng, un compositore cieco.

orchestra

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E ora?

Non sei ancora convinto? LilyPond è Software Libero, e ti dà Libertà. Se hai già deciso di provare LilyPond, per prima cosa informati sul nostro Input testuale.


Libertà

Software Libero

GNU LilyPond è scritto e mantenuto da una comunità di appassionati. È distribuito secondo la GNU General Public License e la GNU Free Documentation License, che danno a tutti la libertà di correggere, modificare, ed estendere il programma. Creare della bella musica non dovrebbe richiedere centinaia di dollari di software!

Quali sono i vantaggi per gli utenti?

  • Nessuna spesa: scaricalo e provalo! Cosa hai da perdere?
  • Condivisione: se ti piace il programma, dai una copia a amici, insegnanti, studenti, e colleghi!
  • Codice sorgente disponibile: se sei curioso di sapere come LilyPond crea la notazione, puoi vedere esattamente come viene fatto.
  • Estendibile: puoi aggiungere funzionalità, correggere i malfunzionamenti, e cambiare il funzionamento. Se non sei un programmatore, puoi assumere qualcuno per questi compiti.

    Questo potrebbe non sembrare interessante agli occhi dei musicisti non professionisti, ma l’abilità di estendere il software può avere un grande valore per i compositori di professione, le aziende e gli studiosi.

  • Sicurezza per il futuro: se un’azienda commerciale fallisce, cosa succede alla musica in formato elettronico che dipende dai loro prodotti? Questa preoccupazione non riguarda LilyPond; anche se tutto il team di sviluppo abbandonasse il progetto (molto improbabile), il programma continuerebbe ad essere legalmente disponibile per la copia, la modifica e la distribuzione.

Perché gli sviluppatori di LilyPond “regalano” la loro opera?

La maggior parte di noi vede lo sviluppo di LilyPond come un hobby o un lavoro volontario. Quindi la vera domanda è: “perché si lavora come volontari”?

  • Divertimento: lavorare per raggiungere un obiettivo può essere divertente, soprattutto quando si lavora in gruppo!
  • Obiettivi condivisi: vogliamo tutti delle belle partiture, ma poche persone hanno la competenza (e nessuno ha il tempo!), per creare un programma che può gestire tutte le situazioni. Ma lavorando insieme – una persona migliora il codice per le travature automatiche, un’altra migliora la forma delle legature, e una terza persona scrive la documentazione spiegando come usare queste funzionalità – possiamo raggiungere il nostro obiettivo usando solo una frazione dello sforzo individuale.
  • “Cultura del dono”: il movimento del Software Libero ha creato vari grandi progetti software, come GNU/Linux, Mozilla Firefox, e Battle for Wesnoth. Avendo tratto vantaggio da questi progetti, alcuni sviluppatori vogliono “dare in cambio” qualcosa alla comunità.
  • Esperienza di lavoro: contribuire a progetti di software libero è un ottimo modo per esercitarsi nel programmare, scrivere la documentazione, o progettare. Questa esperienza ha aiutato alcuni sviluppatori ad ottenere offerte di lavoro o borse di studio.

E ora?

Non sei ancora convinto? Leggi il saggio sulla nostra filosofia tipografica in Storia. Se hai già deciso di provare LilyPond, per prima cosa informati sul nostro Input testuale.


Storia

Saggio

Abbiamo un lungo saggio che descrive l’estetica computazionale: l’arte di creare la bellezza con un computer.

Se cerchi soltanto una rapida introduzione a LilyPond, il saggio potrebbe contenere troppe informazioni da leggere. Se vuoi leggerlo ora, procedi in Saggio.

E ora?

Non sei ancora convinto? Guarda alcune delle Produzioni e degli spartiti dei nostri utenti. Se hai già deciso di provare LilyPond, per prima cosa informati sul nostro Input testuale.


Produzioni

Concerti

Lilypond è stato usato per esecuzioni in tutto il mondo. In evidenza:

  • Aurélien Bello ha riorchestrato Der Ring des Nibelungen di Richard Wagner in una 100- versione ridotta per bambini. È stata scritta per un’orchestra sinfonica standard ma con un cast ridotto di cantanti, e verrà eseguita dalla Radio-Sinfonieorchester Berlin il 5 e 6 Aprile 2014 nel teatro Atze Musiktheater di Berlino. Il direttore è Heiko Matthias Förster.
  • Joe Smeets ha creato una partitura per il libro di bambini Zing Mee (Sing along) di Annie M.G. pubblicato da Querido – ISBN 9789045106205: www.queridokinderenjeugdboeken.nl; le partiture delle prove del coro per la traduzione olandese del Saint Nicolas di Benjamin Britten sono state eseguite dal Muziektheater Hollands Diep nel 2011: www.muziektheaterhollandsdiep.nl. Attualmente sta lavorando sulla partitura e le parti per un arrangiamento del Boris Godounov di Moussurgsky per quartetto d’archi, pianoforte e percussioni. Verrà eseguita nel 2014, di nuovo dal Muziektheater Hollands Diep.
  • Un’edizione critica di Enea nel Lazio (1760) di Tommaso Traetta, opera seria con libretto di Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi, in quattro parti: Parte prima Parte seconda Parte terza Parte quarta Creata da Luca Rossetto Casel per la sua tesi di dottorato.
  • Pictures at an exhibition di Mussorgsky, riorchestrata e diretta da Aurélien Bello con la Junge Philharmonie Brandenburg il 10 Ottobre 2011 e di nuovo il 15-16 Aprile 2012.
  • Kieren MacMillan, compositore e direttore musicale. Le sue opere recenti sono: Go Thy Way, eseguita da Salt Lake Choral Artists nel Marzo 2012; Just Out of Reach Suite eseguita dal Chrysalis Duo ; thrafsmata eseguita nel Luglio 2011 dal Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.
  • Anonymous Student Compliment or Complaint, di Mike Solomon, che ha vinto il Left Coast Composition Contest del 2011, a cui hanno partecipato 172 opere provenienti da 22 paesi. Altre opere comprendono Norman (age 1) per clarinetto solo, eseguita all’Electroacoustic Music Festival (FEMF) della University of Florida nell’Ottobre 2010.
  • Edizione moderna della Serenata Erminia di Alessandro Scarlatti, curata da Thomas Griffin, Musicologo (Roma, Italia). Eseguita il 22 Ottobre 2010 presso la Galleria di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Napoli, Italia. Alessandro Scarlatti 2010, per celebrare il 350° compleanno del compositore.
  • Esecuzione dell’ Armide di Lully da parte della Mercury Baroque, 15-16 Maggio 2009, a Houston, Texas (spartiti realizzati da Nicolas Sceaux).
  • Brani strumentali dall’ Hippolyte et Aricie di Rameau presso la St. James’s Church a Manhattan, 8 Maggio 2009, di Frederick Renz e il suo complesso Early Music New York (spartiti realizzati da Nicolas Sceaux).
  • Affaire étrangère, un opera di Valentin Villenave basata su un libretto francese di Lewis Trondheim. La prima rappresentazione ha avuto luogo il 1 Febbraio 2009 presso L’Opéra National di Montpellier, Francia.

Spartiti pubblicati

  • Mutopia Project, oltre 1500 spartiti di brani di musica classica liberamente scaricabili, e principale vetrina delle partiture fatte con LilyPond.
  • Adoro Music Publishing, spartiti di alta qualità di musica sacra, disponibili per il download immediato o nel tradizionale supporto cartaceo.
  • The Shady Lane Publishing, una “piccola casa editrice musicale” il cui obiettivo è promuovere una nuova forma di economia della musica più vicina ai musicisti e agli amanti della musica.

E ora?

Non sei ancora convinto? Leggi le Recensioni di alcuni nostri utenti. Se hai già deciso di provare LilyPond, per prima cosa informati sul nostro Input testuale.


Recensioni

Articoli pubblicati

  • Aprile 2011

    Linux Magazine pubblica un articolo intitolato Projects on the Move. È un articolo introduttivo a MuseScore, LilyPond e Chordii. L’autrice Carla Schroder afferma “LilyPond è un programma a linea di comando, ma non lasciatevi spaventare dalla mancanza dell’interfaccia grafica; LilyPond è facile da usare e da imparare”, e fornisce anche un esempio pratico.

  • Maggio 2010

    Peter Kirn, sul sito Create Digital Music, pubblica una recensione di LilyPond. Offre un parere equilibrato sull’utilizzo, elogia l’alta qualità della notazione in LilyPond e consiglia di provarlo.

  • Settembre 2009

    La rivista tedesca LinuxUser ha scritto un articolo su LilyPond.

  • Agosto 2009

    Ann Drinan, sul sito Polyphonic.org, presenta i commenti di due bibliotecari di un’orchestra che parlano dell’uso del software per gestire le loro biblioteche.

  • Giugno 2009

    In un articolo pubblicato nella rivista annuale francese National Conservatory Parent Association, Valentin Villenave, compositore francese e collaboratore di LilyPond, spiega come le licenze libere, e in particolare le partiture realizzate con LilyPond, siano uno strumento per rendere la musica scritta accessibile a tutti.

  • Febbraio 2008

    In alcuni articoli sul suo sito personale, Andrew Hawryluk confronta Finale e LilyPond in termini generali, e valuta in dettaglio le capacità di incisione di entrambi i software. Il secondo articolo è un’analisi istruttiva dei problemi di incisione nel Preludio n. 6 per pianoforte di Rachmaninoff, e include dei confronti con un’edizione di riferimento incisa a mano.

  • Giugno 2006

    DistroWatch premia LilyPond e scrive “Signore e signori, siamo lieti di annunciare che, in base alle richieste dei lettori, la donazione di Maggio 2006 di DistroWatch è stata assegnata a LilyPond (€190.00) e Lua (US$250.00).”

  • Dicembre 2005

    Linux Journal pubblica un articolo intitolato Crea dei fantastici grafici Schenker con GNU LilyPond. È un articolo approfondito e pratico con attraenti grafici di LilyPond. L’autore Kris Shaffer commenta “GNU Lilypond genera una grafica splendida che fa sembrare le alternative commerciali di second’ordine.”

  • 20 Agosto 2005

    La rivista belga De Standaard fa un’indagine sulle motivazioni degli autori di Software Libero in un articolo intitolato Delen van KENNIS zonder WINSTBEJAG (Condividere la conoscenza senza scopo di lucro) nel suo ‘DS2 bijlage’. LilyPond viene citato come esempio e l’articolo è disseminato di estratti di un’intervista email con Jan Nieuwenhuizen. Questo articolo segna la prima comparsa di LilyPond su un periodico tradizionale, su carta stampata.

  • Giugno 2005

    Un articolo in francese sul rilascio di LilyPond 2.6 è apparso su linuxfr.org.

  • Ottobre 2004

    Gli editor di Computer!Totaal, una rivista olandese di computer, nel numero di Ottobre 2004 descrivono LilyPond come: “Meraviglioso software libero […] Gli spartiti prodotti da LilyPond sono incredibilmente belli […] un sistema molto potente che può fare praticamente qualsiasi cosa.”

  • Luglio, Agosto 2004

    Dave Phillips ha scritto un articolo introduttivo per Linux Journal: At the sounding edge: LilyPond, parte uno e due.

  • Marzo 2004

    Chris Cannam ha intervistato Han-Wen Nienhuys e Jan Nieuwenhuizen su linuxmusician.com (sito originale defunto). Questa intervista è stata anche recensita in una storia di slashdot.

  • Febbraio 2004

    Il cantante jazz Gail Selkirk scrive su Tuffarsi in LilyPond. “… puoi scrivere lead sheet o parti per un’intera orchestra, e i risultati possono essere sorprendenti.” Computer Music Special, numero CMS06.

Utenti testimonial

carter-brey

Carter Brey, primo violoncellista, New York Philharmonic

“… Ho composto un paio di bis per violoncello solista che ho scritto con LilyPond e che sto per consegnare a Schirmer per la pubblicazione. Scommetto che la loro versione non sarà elegante nemmeno la metà della mia!”

orm-finnendahl

Orm Finnendahl, professore di Composizione, Musikhochschule Freiburg

“Anche se non conosco [LilyPond] molto bene ancora, sono molto colpito. Ho usato il programma per scrivere un mottetto di Josquin Desprez in notazione mensurale e non c’è dubbio che lilypond batte facilmente tutti gli altri programmi di notazione per quanto riguarda la velocità, la facilità d’uso e la resa grafica!”

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Darius Blasband, compositore (Bruxelles, Belgio)

“[…dopo la prima prova d’orchestra] ho ricevuto molti complimenti per la qualità degli spartiti. Ancora più importante: sebbene Lilypond fornisca molti trucchi per migliorare l’aspetto degli spartiti, quello che l’orchestra ha ricevuto da me è l’output grezzo e privo di ritocchi.”

Kieren MacMillan, compositore (Toronto, Canada)

“grazie e complimenti al team di sviluppo per il suo incredibile lavoro. Non ho mai visto niente che possa avvicinarsi all’output di Lilypond – sono assolutamente sicuro che le mie necessità nel campo dell’editoria musicale saranno soddisfatte oltre ogni aspettativa usando questo fantastico programma. […] l’output predefinito di Lilypond […] ha un aspetto migliore delle recenti pubblicazioni ‘professionali’ con cui l’ho confrontato (ovvero quasi qualsiasi spartito della Warner Bros, e anche molti dei più recenti delle ‘vecchie case editrici’). […]”

“Li batte tutti, Finale/Sibelius/Igor/, qualsiasi cosa!!!”

Chris Cannam, principale programmatore di RoseGarden

“Lilypond è ovviamente il super gorilla [della grande tipografia musicale].”

Chris Snyder, Adoro Music Publishing

“Il modo in cui la musica viene inserita in LilyPond mi fa pensare in modo più musicale – a volte non sapevo come dire a Lily di incidere qualcosa, per poi capire che anche se avessi ottenuto ciò che il compositore voleva, la musica sarebbe stata più difficile da leggere. LilyPond mi rende molto più facile lavorare nel mio doppio ruolo di editor e incisore.”

“Uso esclusivamente LilyPond per la mia giovane casa editrice musicale. Praticamente senza eccezione, ogni compositore è rimasto colpito dalla qualità tipografica quando gli sono state presentate le bozze della sua musica pronte per la pubblicazione. Il merito va in parte a me – ho dedicato molto tempo a modificare l’output, soprattutto le legature di valore (specialmente negli accordi) – ma LilyPond mi dà un eccellente punto di partenza, un’interfaccia molto intuitiva, e la possibilità di modificare totalmente qualsiasi cosa, se ho tempo per farlo. Sono sicuro che nessun prodotto commerciale può avvicinarsi a questo.”

David Bobroff, trombone basso, Iceland Symphony Orchestra

“Credo che Lilypond sia un grande programma […] Più imparo LilyPond e più mi piace!”

Vaylor Trucks, chitarrista elettrico

(connesso con i Yes)

“Sono impressionato da LilyPond […]”

“QUESTO È IL MIGLIOR PROGRAMMA MAI ESISTITO!!!”

“Mille grazie a tutti per il vostro duro lavoro e la vostra dedizione!”

Nicolas Sceaux, contributore per Mutopia

“Con LilyPond avevo una specie di relazione di amore-odio. Amore perché il primo spartito che ho visto era così meraviglioso! Il modo in cui LilyPond viene presentato mente sulla sua bellezza, è troppo modesto! […] Via via che LilyPond migliora, costantemente, e io vedo come le cose vengono fatte in Scheme, ho sempre meno frustrazioni. Comunque, quello che voglio dire è: grazie per metterci a disposizione LilyPond, è davvero un ottimo programma.”

Werner Lemberg, Direttore d’orchestra presso il Theatre a Koblenz, Germania e brillante hacker GNU

“Comunque, LilyPond fa un lavoro incredibilmente buono!”

Paul Davis, sviluppatore di JACK e Ardour

“Credo che [LilyPond è] un programma incredibile, e produce output davvero meraviglioso. Quando ho letto un’intervista a suo proposito l’anno scorso, ne ho parlato entusiasticamente a molti miei amici e ho mostrato loro le sue potenzialità.”

Dr. Mika Kuuskankare, ricercatore presso la Sibelius Academy Finland, compositore e autore di Expressive Notation Package (ENP)

“Ho il più profondo rispetto verso LilyPond e i suoi creatori e collaboratori perché so per esperienza personale quanto difficile possa essere questo tipo di software.”

David Cameron, Musicista, tipografo professionista e utente di lunga data di SCORE

“Il mio sincero ringraziamento per tutti coloro che contribuiscono a questo progetto. Negli anni ’90 sono stato un esperto utente di SCORE per le grandi case tipografiche, ma credo che LilyPond mi permetta finalmente di ottenere sulla pagina esattamente ciò che voglio, specialmente quando non si tratta di una pratica "standard".”

Se sei a conoscenza di un qualsiasi altro articoli di giornale o testimonal che possa essere elencato qui, sei pregato di farcelo sapere scrivendo un messaggio alla mailing list bug-lilypond. Se non sei iscritto puoi farlo sulla pagina di informazioni della lista oppure scrivere direttamente attraverso l’  interfaccia web di gmane lilypond.bugs.

seguendo le istruzioni indicate in Segnalazione bug.

E ora?

Leggi cos’è l’ Input testuale.


Input testuale

“Compilare” Musica

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LilyPond è un sistema compilato: viene eseguito su un file di testo che descrive la musica. L’output risultante può essere visualizzato sullo schermo o stampato. In un certo senso, LilyPond è più simile a un linguaggio di programmazione che a un software grafico per la creazione di spartiti.

Non si scrive la musica trascinando le note da una barra degli strumenti grafica e mettendole su una partitura che si aggiorna in modo dinamico; si scrive musica digitando del testo. Questo testo viene interpretato (o “compilato”) da LilyPond, che produce degli spartiti di elevata qualità.

Chi è abituato alle interfacce grafiche dovrà imparare un nuovo modo di lavorare, ma ne vale assolutamente la pena se si considerano i risultati!

Nota: Presentiamo una rapida panoramica del nostro input testuale – non è complicato come sembra! Non c’è bisogno di comprendere ogni dettaglio di questi esempi; la nostra documentazione per i principianti si occupa di tutto questo a un ritmo molto più graduale.

È semplice come l’A B C

Le note vengono codificate con lettere e numeri. I comandi speciali sono inseriti con barre inverse (backslash).

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Le alterazioni si ottengono con nomi diversi: si aggiunge -is per il diesis, e -es per il bemolle (questi sono i nomi delle note in olandese, ma sono disponibili altre lingue). LilyPond calcola dove mettere le alterazioni.

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Musica Pop

Testo e accordi possono essere combinati per ottenere uno spartito semplificato:

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Parti per orchestra

Il file di input contiene le note del brano musicale. La partitura e le parti possono essere ottenute da un solo file di input, cosicché la modifica di una nota interesserà sempre la partitura e le parti. Per poter includere la stessa musica in più punti, occorre assegnare alla musica una “variabile” (un nome).

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Questa variabile viene poi usata in una parte singola (qui trasposta, con pause abbreviate che si estendono per diverse misure):

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La stessa variabile viene utilizzata nella partitura completa (qui in altezza reale):

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Documentazione per il principiante

Comprendiamo il fatto che molti utenti trovino questo modo di scrivere musica un po’ strano. Per questo motivo, abbiamo scritto un’ampia documentazione per aiutare i nuovi utenti, a cominciare dal manuale di Apprendimento. Il Manuale di Apprendimento è il luogo migliore da cui iniziare, perché molte domande trovano risposta prima ancora di manifestarsi!

Sei pregato di leggere il Manuale di Apprendimento prima di lamentarti per ipotetici malfunzionamenti! I nuovi utenti talvolta credono che LilyPond non stia funzionando bene, quando in realtà sta funzionando proprio come è stato progettato.

Informazioni più approfondite sono disponibili nei Manuali.

Ben Lemon, un utente di LilyPond, ha creato una serie di video tutorial sul suo blog che sono rivolti ai nuovi utenti.

Editing facilitato

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L’obiettivo primario di LilyPond è produrre spartiti di elevata qualità; creare un interfaccia grafica (GUI) ci distrarrebbe da questo scopo. Tuttavia esistono altri progetti che hanno lo scopo di rendere più facile la creazione di file di input per LilyPond.

Alcuni ambienti di editing includono l’evidenziatura della sintassi, il completamento automatico dei comandi, e modelli preimpostati. Altri programmi forniscono una vera e propria interfaccia grafica che consente la manipolazione diretta di una partitura grafica. Per maggiori informazioni, si veda Editing facilitato.

E ora?

Adesso sei pronto a scaricare LilyPond. Non sei ancora convinto? Leggi a proposito dell’ Editing facilitato.


Editing facilitato

Tunefl

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http://www.tunefl.com

Con tunefl è possibile scrivere le partiture direttamente online, senza bisogno di installare LilyPond sul proprio computer. Consente di sperimentare tutte le funzionalità del programma usando una comoda interfaccia web.

LilyPondTool

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http://lilypondtool.organum.hu

Nato come plugin per l’editor di testo jEdit, LilyPondTool è uno degli strumenti con le maggiori funzioni per scrivere partiture con LilyPond. Le sue funzionalità includono una procedura guidata alla creazione del documento, con supporto al testo, per impostare i documenti più facilmente, e un lettore di PDF incorporato con supporto avanzato al punta-e-clicca.

Frescobaldi

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http://www.frescobaldi.org

Frescobaldi è un editor di testo e musica leggero ma potente; è progettato specificamente per LilyPond e ha un lettore PDF incluso. È facile da usare e funziona su tutti i principali sistemi operativi (Linux, Mac OS X e Windows).

Denemo

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http://denemo.org

Denemo è un editor grafico che genera codice sorgente LilyPond e permette anche la riproduzione audio. Consente agli utenti di vedere il codice sorgente LilyPond in parallelo alla visualizzazione grafica. Modifiche manuali del codice possono essere attaccate a note, accordi etc. e vengono salvate nel file di Denemo, così che gli utenti possano continuare a modificare il documento tramite l’interfaccia grafica.

Se si muove il cursore nel codice LilyPond si muove anche il cursore nella visualizzazione grafica, e qualsiasi errore di sintassi nelle tue modifiche manuali al codice LilyPond viene evidenziato nella visualizzazione testuale quando elaborato da lì.

Editor testuali

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http://elysium.thsoft.hu

Elysium è un ambiente di sviluppo integrato (IDE) per LilyPond ed è un’estensione dell’editor Eclipse. Ha una vista che affianca sorgente e spartito e permette un rapido feedback visivo e sonoro senza bisogno di cambiare i contesti. Include molti modelli con configurazione assistita.

http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/

Emacs è un editor di testo che ha la capacità di comprendere molti diversi linguaggi informatici. Emacs è un editor molto estendibile e può essere usato come ambiente di sviluppo integrato (IDE). C’è una ‘modalità lilypond’ che fornisce le definizioni del linguaggio per poter lavorare con i file sorgente di Lilypond. Uno sviluppatore ha scritto lyqi, una modalità primaria di Emacs.

http://www.vim.org

Vim è un editor di testo minimale che deriva dal vecchio editor Unix vi. Anch’esso è estendibile e configurabile.

Come regola generale, se non hai già confidenza con Emacs o Vim, allora probabilmente vorrai usare un editor diverso per scrivere i file di input di LilyPond.

Puoi trovare maggiori informazioni sulla configurazione di Emacs e Vim in LilyPond e gli editor di testo.

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http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop

L’editor TexShop per MacOS X può essere potenziato per eseguire LilyPond, lilypond-book e convert-ly all’interno dell’editor, usando le estensioni disponibili presso:

http://users.dimi.uniud.it/~nicola.vitacolonna/home/content/lilypond-scripts

Programmi che possono esportare in codice LilyPond

Editor di partiture, intavolature e MIDI:

Generatori di codice algoritmici:

Altri programmi che non sono sviluppati attivamente

E ora?

Sei ora pronto per Scaricare LilyPond.

Non sei ancora convinto? Molti compositori, musicisti e direttori hanno imparato a scrivere musica nel nostro formato di input. Utenti esperti raccontano addirittura di poter scrivere una partitura completa in LilyPond più velocemente che con una tastiera di pianoforte o col mouse in un programma a interfaccia grafica! Forse vuoi riesaminare le Funzionalità, gli Esempi, o la Libertà che LilyPond fornisce, o informarti sulle Produzioni degli utenti e le Recensioni. Inoltre, il nostro approccio all’estetica computazionale della tipografia musicale classica viene spiegato nella nostra Storia.

Legalese


Download

Download per LilyPond 2.19.13

Nota: I link alla versione stabile di LilyPond si possono trovare su lilypond.org

Nota: LilyPond è un compositore tipografico musicale basato su testo; è più simile a un linguaggio di programmazione che a un editor grafico di spartiti. Prima di scaricare LilyPond, dovresti informarti sul nostro Input testuale.

Licenza software

LilyPond è distribuito secondo la GNU General Public License.

Sponsor

Un ringraziamento a Virginia Tech e linuxaudio.org per la sponsorizzazione della banda.

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Legalese


Unix

Nota: LilyPond è un compositore tipografico musicale basato su testo; è più simile a un linguaggio di programmazione che a un editor grafico di spartiti. Prima di scaricare LilyPond, dovresti informarti sul nostro Input testuale.

Pacchetti generici o pacchetti specifici di una distribuzione?

Molte distribuzioni includono LilyPond nel loro repository di pacchetti e questi pacchetti sono spesso molto più facili da installare rispetto ai pacchetti generici che si trovano su queto sito. Tuttavia le versioni di LilyPond in questi repository sono molto più vecchi della versione stabile corrente. Se preferisci usare i nostri pacchetti generici, controlla che il tuo editor LilyPond stia usando la versione corretta. Vedi Editing facilitato.

Pacchetti generici

Download

Installazione

Digita in un terminale:

cd PERCORSO-ALLA-DIRECTORY-DI-DOWNLOAD
sh lilypond-2.18.2-SISTEMA-OPERATIVO.sh

Disinstallazione

Digita nel terminale:

uninstall-lilypond

Aiuto

Digita nel terminale:

sh lilypond-2.18.2-OS-TYPE.sh --help

Pacchetti specifici di una distribuzione

Usa il gestore pacchetti della tua distribuzione per istallare o aggiornare a queste versioni.

Compilare un file

Nota: Queste istruzioni presumono che tu abbia familiarità con i programmi a linea di comando. Se stai usando uno dei programmi descritti in Editing facilitato, in caso di problemi nel compilare un file consulta la documentazione di quei programmi.

Passo 1. Crea il tuo file ‘.ly

Crea un file di testo chiamato ‘test.ly’ e scrivi:

\version "2.18.2"
{
  c' e' g' e'
}

Passo 2. Compila (da linea di comando)

Per elaborare ‘test.ly’, scrivi il seguente comando nel terminale:

lilypond test.ly

Vedrai qualcosa di simile a questo:

GNU LilyPond 2.18.2
Processing `test.ly'
Parsing...
Interpreting music...
Preprocessing graphical objects...
Solving 1 page-breaking chunks...[1: 1 pages]
Drawing systems...
Layout output to `test.ps'...
Converting to `./test.pdf'...
Success: compilation successfully completed

Passo 3. Visualizza l’output

Puoi visualizzare o stampare il file ‘test.pdf’.

Legalese


MacOS X

Nota: LilyPond è un compositore tipografico musicale basato su testo; è più simile a un linguaggio di programmazione che a un editor grafico di spartiti. Prima di scaricare LilyPond, dovresti informarti sul nostro Input testuale.

Pacchetti

Download

Installazione

Clicca due volte sul file scaricato, poi trascinalo dove preferisci.

Disinstallazione

Elimina la cartella LilyPond.app.

Esecuzione da linea di comando

Nota: Se ti trovi bene con le istruzioni per interfaccia grafica sotto, puoi ignorare queste istruzioni.

MacOS X su linea di comando

Il modo più comodo di eseguire script lilypond è impostare dei propri script d’ “aiuto”.

  1. Crea una directory dove salvare questi script,
    mkdir -p ~/bin
    cd ~/bin
    
  2. Crea un file chiamato lilypond che contiene
    #!/bin/bash
    exec DIR/LilyPond.app/Contents/Resources/bin/lilypond "$@"
    

    Nota: DIR si trova generalmente in /Applications/

  3. Crea file simili lilypond-book, convert-ly, e un qualsiasi altro script tu voglia usare, sostituendo bin/lilypond con bin/convert-ly (o il nome di un altro programma).
  4. Rendi eseguibile il file,
    chmod u+x lilypond
    
  5. Ora, aggiungi questa directory alla tua variabile path. Modifica (o crea) un file chiamato .profile nella tua home in modo che contenga
    export PATH=$PATH:~/bin
    

    Questo file deve finire con una linea bianca.

Lanciare i singoli script

Gli script — come lilypond-book, convert-ly, abc2ly, e anche lilypond stesso — sono inclusi nel file .app per MacOS X.

Gli script possono essere eseguiti dalla linea di comando anche lanciandoli direttamente:

path/to/LilyPond.app/Contents/Resources/bin/lilypond

Lo stesso vale per tutti gli altri script in quella directory, come lilypond-book e convert-ly.

Compilare un file

Nota: Queste istruzioni presumono che tu stia usando il programma LilyPond. Se stai usando uno dei programmi descritti in Editing facilitato, in caso di problemi consulta la documentazione di quei programmi.

Passo 1. Crea il tuo file ‘.ly

Clicca due volte su LilyPond.app, si aprirà un file di esempio.

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Dai menu in cima a sinistra dello schermo seleziona File > Salva.

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Scegli un nome per il tuo file, ad esempio ‘test.ly’.

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Passo 2. Compila (con LilyPad)

Dagli stessi menu seleziona Compile > Typeset.

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Si aprirà una nuova finestra che mostra i messaggi di log della compilazione del file che hai appena salvato.

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Passo 3. Visualizza l’output

Quando la compilazione è finita, un file PDF con lo stesso nome del file originale viene creato e automaticamente aperto nel visualizzatore PDF predefinito, che lo mostrerà sullo schermo.

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Altri comandi

Per creare nuovi file per LilyPond, comincia col selezionare File > New

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oppure File > Open per aprire e modificare file esistenti che hai salvato precedentemente.

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Devi salvare qualsiasi nuova modifica fatta al file prima di cliccare Compile > Typeset e se il file PDF non compare controlla se ci sono degli errori nella finestra dei messaggi di log.

Se non stai usando il visualizzatore d’anteprima PDF incluso nel sistema operativo del Mac e un file PDF generato da una compilazione precedente è aperto, qualsiasi compilazione successiva potrebbe non riuscire a generare un PDF aggiornato finché non chiudi l’originale.

Legalese


Windows

Nota: LilyPond è un compositore tipografico musicale basato su testo; è più simile a un linguaggio di programmazione che a un editor grafico di spartiti. Prima di scaricare LilyPond, dovresti informarti sul nostro Input testuale.

Pacchetti

Download

Installazione

  1. Trova il file scaricato e clicca due volte su di esso per avviare il programma di installazione. Segui le istruzioni fornite dal programma. Ti consigliamo di lasciare tutte le opzioni di installazione attivate e e di usare il percorso di installazione predefinito. Clicca sul bottone ‘Finito’ quando la procedura di installazione è terminata. LilyPond è ora installato.

Disinstallazione

Per disinstallare LilyPond:

  1. Trova la cartella LilyPond dal menu ‘Start’ e clicca sull’icona ‘Disinstalla’. Clicca il bottone ‘Finito’ quando la disinstallazione è terminata.
  2. Oppure dal Pannello di Controllo, trova e seleziona LilyPond e poi scegli l’opzione per disinstallare/rimuovere il software. Clicca il bottone ‘Finish’ quando la disinstallazione è terminata.

Esecuzione da linea di comando

Nota: Se ti trovi bene con le istruzioni per interfaccia grafica sotto, puoi ignorare queste istruzioni.

Windows da linea di comando

Il modo più comodo per eseguire LilyPond è aggiungere la cartella che contiene i file eseguibili di LilyPond alla variabile d’ambiente “Path”.

  1. Apri il “Sistema” nel Panello di Controllo, seleziona la linguetta Avanzate e clicca il bottone Variabili d’Ambiente.
  2. Seleziona la variabile “Path” dalla lista delle variabili d’ambiente e clicca il bottone Modifica. Apparirà una finestra intitolata “Modifica il Sistema delle Variabili”; attacca al “valore della variabile” il nome della cartella che contiene i file eseguibili di LilyPond, in questo modo:
    [pre-set paths];DIR\LilyPond\usr\bin
    

    Nota: DIR generalmente è C:\Program Files.

    e clicca il bottone “OK” per chiudere la finestra.

Lanciare singoli file eseguibili

I file eseguibili di LilyPond – come lilypond, lilypond-book, convert-ly, etc. – possono essere eseguiti dalla linea di comando lanciandoli:

lilypond test.ly

Compilare un file

Nota: Queste istruzioni presumono che tu stia usando l’editor LilyPad incluso nel programma. Se stai usando uno dei programmi descritti in Editing facilitato, in caso di problemi nel compilare un file consulta la documentazione di quei programmi.

Passo 1. Crea il tuo file ‘.ly

Clicca due volte sull’icona di LilyPond sulla scrivania e si aprirà un file di esempio.

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Dai menu che appaiono in cima al file di esempio seleziona File > Salva come. Non usare File > Salva per il file di esempio perché non funzionerà finché non gli darai un nome di file valido per LilyPond.

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Scegli un nome per il tuo file, ad esempio ‘test.ly’.

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Passo 2. Compila

Per trasformare il file LilyPond in una partitura devi compilarlo. Ci sono vari modi per farlo: il trascina e rilascia (drag and drop), il clic destro, il doppio clic o la linea di comando (nel riquadro del terminale DOS). Vediamo intanto i primi tre.

1. Trascinare e rilasciare il file sull’icona LilyPond che si trova nel desktop.

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Sembrerà che non stia accadendo niente, ma dopo pochi secondi dovresti vedere due nuovi file sul desktop: ‘test.log’ e ‘test.pdf’.

2. Cliccare col tasto destro sul file e dal menu contestuale a comparsa scegliere Generate PDF.

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3. O semplicemente cliccare due volte su ‘test.ly’.

Passo 3. Visualizza l’output

test.pdf’ contiene il file ‘test.ly’ compilato. Cliccalo due volte e si dovrebbe aprire in un visualizzatore PDF:

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Altri comandi

Per creare un nuovo file, per prima cosa seleziona File > Nuovo se hai aperto un file creato in precedenza oppure File > Apri per aprire e modificare i file che hai salvato prima. Puoi modificare un file anche facendo un clic destro e selezionando Edit Source.

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Devi salvare qualsiasi nuova modifica prima di compilare. Se il file PDF non viene creato o l’output non è quello che ti aspetti, controlla se ci sono degli errori nel file di log che sarà stato creato durante il tentativo di compilazione.

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Questo file di log viene sovrascritto ogni volta che compili il file LilyPond.

Se visualizzi il file in un lettore PDF, devi chiudere il PDF se desideri provare una nuova compilazione, perché potrebbe non riuscire a creare il nuovo file PDF mentre è ancora aperto per la visualizzazione.

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Legalese


Sorgente

Nota: LilyPond è un compositore tipografico musicale basato su testo; è più simile a un linguaggio di programmazione che a un editor grafico di spartiti. Prima di scaricare LilyPond, dovresti informarti sul nostro Input testuale.

Nota: Noi non ti consigliamo di cercare di compilare LilyPond; le necessità di quasi tutti gli utenti sono meglio soddisfatte dalla versione precompilata.

Codice sorgente

Source: lilypond-2.18.2.tar.gz

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Manuali

Manuali di LilyPond 2.19.13


Apprendimento

Manuale di apprendimento

Questo libro spiega come iniziare a imparare LilyPond, e illustra in modo semplice alcuni concetti fondamentali. Dovresti leggere questi capitoli uno dopo l’altro.

Alla fine di ogni sezione c’è un paragrafo Vedi anche, che contiene riferimenti incrociati alle altre sezioni: a una prima lettura non dovresti seguire questi riferimenti. Quando hai letto tutto il manuale, potresti voler leggere alcune sezioni di nuovo e seguire questi riferimenti incrociati per maggiori informazioni.

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Glossario

Glossario

Questo manuale spiega i termini musicali, tradotti in varie lingue. Se non hai una buona conoscenza della notazione o della terminologia musicale (soprattutto se non sei di madrelingua inglese), si raccomanda vivamente di consultare il glossario.

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Saggio

Saggio

Questo libro contiene una breve storia della tipografia musicale, seguita da un’analisi delle tecniche di incisione di LilyPond. Comprende un confronto tra LilyPond e altri sistemi di incisione musicale.

Nota: i dettagliati esempi tipografici sono più facili da analizzare nella versione PDF a causa della sua maggiore risoluzione.

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Notazione

Guida alla Notazione

Questo libro spiega tutti i comandi LilyPond che producono la notazione.

Nota: la Guida alla Notazione dà per scontato che il lettore conosca il materiale di base esposto nel Manuale di Apprendimento e i termini musicali inglesi presentati nel Glossario.

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Uso

Manuale d’uso

Questo libro spiega come eseguire i programmi, come integrare la notazione di LilyPond in altri programmi, e suggerisce le “migliori tecniche” per un uso efficiente. È consigliabile leggerlo prima di intraprendere un progetto impegnativo.

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Frammenti

Frammenti

Questo manuale presenta una selezione di frammenti di codice LilyPond tratti dal LilyPond Snippet Repository (LSR). Tutti i frammenti di codice sono nel pubblico dominio.

Si prega di notare che questo documento non è un sottoinsieme esatto del LSR. LSR utilizza una versione stabile di LilyPond, dunque i frammenti che illustrano le nuove funzionalità di una versione di sviluppo devono essere aggiunti separatamente. Vengono memorizzati in ‘Documentation/snippets/new/’ nell’albero dei sorgenti di LilyPond.

Ogni sottosezione della Guida alla Notazione, nella parte Vedi anche, ha un collegamento alla lista dei relativi frammenti di codice.

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FAQ

Domande iniziali

Dove sono l’area di lavoro, i menu e la barra degli strumenti?

Per usare LilyPond devi scrivere musica in formato testo. Leggi cosa è il nostro Input testuale.

C’è un sacco di documentazione! Devo leggerla?

Devi leggere il Manuale di Apprendimento. Per quanto riguarda il resto della documentazione, puoi leggere solo le sezioni sul tipo di notazione che vuoi creare.

C’è ancora molto da leggere! Ne vale la pena?

Tocca a te decidere; le ragioni per cui potresti voler usare LilyPond sono esposte nell’Introduzione.

Domande sull’uso

Qualcosa non funziona! Come posso risolvere?

Questo viene spiegato in Risoluzione dei problemi.

Perché cambiate la sintassi?

Questo viene spiegato in Perché la sintassi cambia?.


Web

Web

Questo manuale fornisce informazioni generali su LilyPond. Contiene anche delle informazioni riguardanti le varie comunità, la segnalazione di bug e lo sviluppo.

Leggi

Ultimo manuale

Manuale Web in 2.19.13


Cambiamenti

Cambiamenti

Questo è un sommario degli importanti cambiamenti e delle nuove funzionalità di LilyPond rispetto alla versione stabile precedente.

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Estendere

Estendere LilyPond

Questo manuale spiega come scrivere delle estensioni delle funzionalità di LilyPond.

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Funzionamento interno

Guida al Funzionamento interno

Si tratta di un insieme di pagine ricche di collegamenti che documentano i dettagli essenziali di ogni classe, oggetto e funzione di LilyPond. È prodotto direttamente dalle definizioni di formattazione presenti nel codice sorgente.

Quasi tutte le funzionalità di formattazione usate internamente sono direttamente accessibili per l’utente. Ad esempio, gran parte delle variabili che controllano i valori dello spessore, le distanze, ecc., può essere modificata nei file di input. Esistono moltissime opzioni di formattazione, e tutte queste sono descritte in questo documento. Ogni sezione della Guida alla Notazione ha una sottosezione Vedi anche, che si riferisce alla documentazione generata.

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Tradotti

Stato delle traduzioni

Ultimo aggiornamento Wed Dec 18 12:23:14 UTC 2013

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3 Concetti fondamentali
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Download
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Tutti

Versioni scaricabili

I pacchetti scaricabili sono disponibili presso http://lilypond.org

Versioni stabili precedenti


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Comunità


Contatti

Discussioni e aiuto per gli utenti

Mailing list degli utenti: lilypond-user@gnu.org

Questa mailing list è il principale luogo dove gli utenti possono discutere e aiutarsi.

iscrizione e informazioni su lilypond-user

archivio 1 della lista degli utenti archivio 2 archivio 3

scrivi alla lista lilypond-user tramite gmane

Nota: Quando poni domande, usa gli Esempi minimi!

LilyPond Snippet Repository

Il LilyPond Snippet Repository è una grande raccolta di esempi proposti dagli utenti, che possono essere liberamente copiati e usati nei tuoi lavori. Guarda quello che hanno scritto altre persone, e aggiungi i tuoi esempi!

http://lsr.di.unimi.it

Esempi particolarmente istruttivi provenienti dal LSR sono inclusi nella nostra documentazione ufficiale, in Frammenti.

IRC

Un certo livello di supporto è fornito nel nostro canale IRC,

#lilypond@irc.freenode.net

Questo canale non ha un archivio pubblico, dunque qualsiasi domanda che potrebbe essere utile per altri dovrebbe essere inviata a una delle mailing list.

irc name:

Altre lingue

mailing list spagnola

forum tedesco

gruppo portoghese

mailing list francese

forum olandese

Resta informato

LilyPond Report

Il modo più semplice per restare in contatto è leggere la newsletter della nostra comunità, il LilyPond Report.

Mailing list dei rilasci: info-lilypond@gnu.org

Questa mailing list è una lista a basso volume e in sola lettura che riceve notifiche dei nuovi rilasci.

iscrizione e informazioni su info-lilypond

archivio 1 della lista info archivio 2 archivio 3

Discussione per gli Sviluppatori

Mailing list degli sviluppatori: lilypond-devel@gnu.org

Gran parte delle discussioni tra sviluppatori ha luogo in questa lista. Le pezze (patch) devono essere inviate qui.

iscrizione e informazioni su lilypond-devel

archivio 1 della lista devel archivio 2 archivio 3

scrivi alla lista lilypond-devel tramite gmane

Mailing list dei bug: bug-lilypond@gnu.org

Le discussioni relative ai bug hanno luogo qui.

iscrizione e informazioni su bug-lilypond

archivio 1 della lista bug archivio 2 archivio 3

Nota: Prima di inviare un messaggio alla lista bug, leggi le nostre linee guida per la Segnalazione bug.

Email delicate

Le questioni private devono essere inviate a Graham Percival (project manager), che ne discuterà con gli interessati.


Esempi minimi

Cosa sono gli “Esempi minimi”?

Un esempio minimo è un esempio dal quale niente può essere tolto.

Perché crearli?

Come crearli?

Quanto piccoli devono essere?

Il codice seguente è un esempio minimo?

\version "2.14.1"
\include "english.ly"

\score {
  \new Staff {
    \key d \major
    \numericTimeSignature
    \time 2/4
    <cs' d'' b''>16 <cs' d'' b''>8.
    %% Here: the tie on the D's looks funny
    %% Too tall? Left-hand endpoint is not aligned with the B tie?
    ~
    <cs' d'' b''>8 [ <b d'' a''> ]
  }
}

Non è poi così grande, ma un vero esempio minimo è il seguente:

\version "2.14.1"
{
  % middle tie looks funny here:
  <c' d'' b''>8. ~ <c' d'' b''>8
}

Sono pochi gli esempi minimi che superano 10 righe di codice - spesso 4 righe sono sufficienti per illustrare il problema!


Segnalazione bug

Se hai un codice di input che produce un crash o un output sbagliato, allora si tratta di un bug.

Passo 1: Bug noti

Potremmo già essere a conoscenza di questo bug. Controlla qui:

http://code.google.com/p/lilypond/issues/list

Nota: Per favore NON aggiungere segnalazioni di bug direttamente nel bug tracker. Una volta che il problema è stato aggiunto al tracker, aggiungi pure maggiori informazioni nella segnalazione.

Passo 2: Creare una segnalazione bug

Se hai scoperto un bug che non è ancora stato riportato, puoi aiutarci creando una segnalazione bug.

Nota: Accettiamo segnalazioni bug esclusivamente nella forma di Esempi minimi. Abbiamo risorse molto limitate, quindi qualsiasi esempio non minimo sarà scartato. Quasi ogni bug può essere dimostrato con quattro note o meno!

Ecco un esempio di una valida segnalazione bug:

% Le alterazioni dovrebbero comparire solo nella
% prima nota di una legatura di valore, ma questa
% versione mostra il bemolle accanto a entrambe le note.
\version "2.10.1"

\relative c'' {
 bes1 ~
 bes1
}

Passo 3: Inviare una segnalazione bug

Dopo aver verificato che il problema non sia già noto e aver creato una segnalazione bug, inviacela!

Passo 4: Attendi una risposta

Una volta che la segnalazione bug è stata inviata alla lista, la nostra Squadra Bug la esaminerà e forse ti chiederà maggiori informazioni. Verrai avvisato quando la segnalazione viene aggiunta al bug tracker. Una risposta può richiedere fino a 4 giorni, perché abbiamo un numero limitato di volontari per questo compito.

Una volta che un bug è stato aggiunto al tracker, puoi commentarlo per aggiungere informazioni a riguardo. Puoi anche contrassegnare il bug in modo da ricevere automaticamente delle email ogni volta capiti un’attività relativa al bug. Per fare questo occorre avere un account google.

Aiuto facoltativo: mostra il comportamento desiderato

Dopo che il problema è stato aggiunto al tracker, può essere molto utile poter vedere l’output desiderato. Aggiungi pure del codice di input e/o delle immagini (se possibile, create con altri strumenti) che mostrino come dovrebbe apparire secondo te!


Aiutaci

Abbiamo bisogno di te!

Ti ringraziamo per l’interesse nel darci una mano — ci farebbe molto piacere vederti partecipare! Il tuo contributo aiuterà tanti utenti a scrivere belle partiture.

Anche lavorare su piccoli compiti può avere un grande impatto: occuparsi di questi compiti permette agli sviluppatori esperti di lavorare sui compiti complessi, invece di impiegare il tempo in quelli semplici.

In un progetto complesso come LilyPond, talvolta è difficile sapere da dove iniziare. Oltre alle possibilità proposte sotto, puoi inviare un email alla mailing list lilypond-devel@gnu.org, e ti aiuteremo nel tuo percorso iniziale.

Compiti semplici

Non è necessario saper programmare!

Compiti avanzati

Questi compiti di solito richiedono il codice sorgente e la capacità di compilare LilyPond.

Nota: Consigliamo ai collaboratori che usano Windows o MacOS X di non cercare di configurare il proprio ambiente di sviluppo; si consiglia invece di usare Lilydev come spiegato in Avvio rapido.

Anche i collaboratori che usano Linux o FreeBSD possono usare Lilydev, ma se preferiscono il proprio ambiente di sviluppo, devono leggere Lavorare col codice sorgente e Compilare.

Si consiglia di iniziare con la lettura del Sommario per programmatori esperti.


Sponsor

Remunerazioni

In passato,

Il progetto LilyPond non coordina queste iniziative; non appoggiamo né scoraggiamo tali accordi. Qualsiasi contratto tra individui privati è affar loro, non nostro.

Linee guida

Gli utenti che desiderano offrire del denaro in cambio di lavoro devono tenere a mente i seguenti punti:

Sviluppatori interessati

Di seguito riportiamo una lista di persone interessate a lavorare dietro remunerazione. Si noti che la quantità di lavoro fatto da parte dei singoli varia nel corso degli anni. Non garantiamo che questa lista sia aggiornata, né che le persone qui elencate abbiano particolari abilità. L’unico criterio è "XYZ ha chiesto di essere inserito in questa pagina".

Un buon modo per sapere quali sono gli sviluppatori più attivi e preparati è guardare la storia del repository git. Statistiche fino alla versione 2.19.13:

storia complessivaultimo annoultimi tre mesi

Sviluppatori interessati:

David Kastrup

Le remunerazioni sono necessarie per poter continuare il mio lavoro a tempo pieno su LilyPond. Mi occupo in particolare di progettazione, coerenza, implementazione, semplificazione, documentazione e debug dell’interfaccia utente e programmatore.


Sviluppo

Development for LilyPond 2.19.13

Nota: Queste sono le versioni instabili e di sviluppo. Se hai un minimo dubbio su come usare o installare LilyPond, ti raccomandiamo di usare il download per la versione stabile, e leggere i manuali stabili.

Numeri di versione

LilyPond viene distribuito in due versioni: la versione stabile e quella di sviluppo o instabile. Le versioni stabili hanno un numero di versione ‘minore’ pari (per esempio 2.8, 2.10, 2.12). Le versioni di sviluppo hanno un numero di versione ‘minore’ dispari (per esempio 2.7, 2.9, 2.11).

Download

Le istruzioni su git e la compilazione sono nella Guida del Collaboratore.

repository git di lilypond

Gli editor della Documentazione e i tester generalmente vorranno scaricare l’ultimo binario:

GNU/Linux x86: LilyPond 2.19.13-1

GNU/Linux 64: LilyPond 2.19.13-1

GNU/Linux PPC: LilyPond 2.19.13-1

FreeBSD i386: LilyPond 2.19.13-1

FreeBSD amd64: LilyPond 2.19.13-1

MacOS X x86: LilyPond 2.19.13-1

MacOS X PPC: LilyPond 2.19.13-1

Windows: LilyPond 2.19.13-1

Source: lilypond-2.19.13.tar.gz

Guida del Collaboratore

Lo sviluppo di LilyPond è piuttosto complesso. Per aiutare i nuovi collaboratori e mantenere l’intero sistema (tendenzialmente) stabile, abbiamo scritto un manuale per i compiti di sviluppo.

Collaudi di regressione

Tutte le versioni

Manuali

Nota: Questi manuali sono per LilyPond 2.19.13; gli ultimi manuali sono reperibili su http://lilypond.org

Introduzione
Learning (HTML multipagina)Learning (HTML pagina unica)learning.pdf
Glossary (HTML multipagina)Glossary (HTML pagina unica)music-glossary.pdf
Essay (HTML multipagina)Essay (HTML pagina unica)essay.pdf
Regolare
Notation (HTML multipagina)Notation (HTML pagina unica)notation.pdf
Usage (HTML multipagina)Usage (HTML pagina unica)usage.pdf
Snippets (HTML multipagina)Snippets (HTML pagina unica)snippets.pdf
Saltuario
Web (HTML multipagina)Web (HTML pagina unica)web.pdf
Changes (HTML multipagina)Changes (HTML pagina unica)changes.pdf
Extending (HTML multipagina)Extending (HTML pagina unica)extending.pdf
Internals (HTML multipagina)Internals (HTML pagina unica)internals.pdf

GSoC 2012

Che cos’è il Google Summer of Code?

È un programma internazionale organizzato da Google che offre agli studenti degli stipendi per lavorare a progetti di software libero durante le vacanze estive.

Il team di LilyPond ha deciso che si tratta di un’ottima opportunità per trovare nuovi collaboratori e stimolare gli studenti che già partecipano allo sviluppo di LilyPond ad essere più coinvolti. Uno dei nostri sviluppatori è stato accettato per l’edizione 2012 sotto l’egida del progetto GNU; speriamo di partecipare anche a future edizioni.

La nostra lista delle idee per il 2012

Ecco una lista di progetti che suggeriamo per gli studenti del GSoC 2012. Sebbene il periodo delle domande sia finito, abbiamo deciso di tenere questa pagina online come fonte di ispirazione per chiunque sia interessato a contribuire allo sviluppo di LilyPond. Alcuni membri del team di sviluppo sono disponibili a aiutare chi volesse affrontare questi progetti.

Ci sono certamente molte altre cose da migliorare in LilyPond, inclusi progetti molto piccoli. Una lista completa di tutti i problemi si trova qui.

Abbellimenti

Correggere i problemi di sincronizzazione degli abbellimenti, insieme a tutta l’architettura sottostante (si veda il numero 34 del nostro tracker). Gli abbellimenti confondono il tempo di LilyPond perché è come se portassero indietro il tempo. Questo causa strani effetti, specialmente quando un rigo ha un abbellimento e l’altro non ce l’ha.

Difficoltà: media

Requisiti: C++, MIDI

Consigliato: familiarità col funzionamento interno di LilyPond

Mentore/i: Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen

MusicXML

Aggiungere un’esportazione a MusicXML completa e migliorare l’importazione, insieme a dei test che verifichino il funzionamento. A seconda del tempo a disposizione, implementare alcune o tutte le seguenti funzionalità:

L’obiettivo sarà considerato raggiunto quando una partitura (scelta precedentemente) può essere importata da MusicXML e riesportata senza una perdita di dati indesiderata.

Difficoltà: media

Requisiti: MusicXML, Python, conoscenza di base di LilyPond

Mentore/i: Reinhold Kainhofer, Mike Solomon

è auspicabile una certa familiarità con altri software di notazione musicale (a fine comparativo).

Migliorare le legature di portamento e di valore

La forma predefinita delle curve delle legature di portamento e di valore è spesso non soddisfacente. Non sono supportate né le legature di valore su note enarmoniche { cis'~ des' } né le legature di valore "spezzate" da una chiave o da un cambio di rigo. Il progetto include la raccolta e la classificazione di esempi di output scadente, la decisione sull’output desiderato e la scrittura del codice vero e proprio.

Difficoltà: difficile

Requisiti: C++, esperienza con la scrittura di euristica

Conoscenze consigliate: conoscenza di LilyPond, senso estetico

Mentore/i: Mike Solomon

Aggiungere una variante speciale dei glifi dei tipi di carattere

Aggiungere varianti sulla linea del rigo, tra le linee dei righi, più corte e più strette di alcuni glifi, come ad esempio le alterazioni, insieme a un’infrastruttura generica per supportarle. Un esempio è la testa della nota breve nella notazione antica che ha due varianti, con un buco più piccolo e più grande.

Difficoltà: facile

Requisiti: MetaFont, C++, buon occhio per il dettaglio

Conoscenze consigliate: conoscenza di base di LilyPond

Mentore/i: Werner Lemberg

Migliorare la disposizione delle travature

Il posizionamento predefinito delle travature normali, tra i righi, spezzate e angolari deve essere migliorato. La disposizione delle travature deve dipendere dal contesto e dalle note vicine (si veda la sezione 2.2 qui). Se possibile, ridurre il tempo di elaborazione della disposizione delle travature.

Difficoltà: media

Requisiti: C++, esperienza con la scrittura di euristiche

Conoscenze consigliate: senso estetico

Mentore/i: Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen

Semplificare vari avvisi durante la compilazione

Semplificare gli avvisi del compilatore e di valgrind e l’analisi del codice statico. Strumenti di analisi automatica del codice (avvisi in g++ e clang) e strumenti di analisi come il rilevamento di perdite di memoria di valgrind e i profilatori di codice di callgrind forniscono informazioni utili per individuare possibili errori nel codice C++. Pulire questi avvisi ci permetterebbe di rifiutare automaticamente qualsiasi patch che introduca avvisi ulteriori.

Difficoltà: media

Requisiti: C++

Mentore/i: Joe Neeman, Reinhold Kainhofer


Autori

Team di Sviluppo attuale

Team di Sviluppo precedente

Collaboratori attuali

Programmazione

Aleksandr Andreev, Frédéric Bron, Torsten Hämmerle, Rutger Hofmann, Marc Hohl, Felix Janda, Thomas Klausner, James Lowe, Andrew Main, Thomas Morley, David Nalesnik, Keith OHara, Benkő Pál, Anders Pilegaard, Julien Rioux, Johannes Rohrer, Devon Schudy, Adam Spiers, Heikki Tauriainen

Font tipografico

Documentazione

Frédéric Bron, Federico Bruni, Colin Campbell, Urs Liska, James Lowe, Thomas Morley, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Guy Stalnaker, Martin Tarenskeen, Arnold Theresius, Rodolfo Zitellini

Bug squad

Federico Bruni, Colin Campbell, Eluze, Phil Holmes, Marek Klein, Ralph Palmer

Supporto

Colin Campbell, Eluze, Marc Hohl, Marek Klein, Alex Loomis, Kieren MacMillan, Urs Liska, Ralph Palmer

Traduzione

Federico Bruni, Luca Rossetto Casel, Felipe Castro, Pavel Fric, Walter Garcia-Fontes, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Till Paala, Yoshiki Sawada

Collaboratori precedenti

Programmazione

Erlend Aasland, Maximilian Albert, Aleksandr Andreev, Guido Amoruso, Sven Axelsson, Kristof Bastiaensen, Pál Benkő, Frédéric Bron, Juliusz Chroboczek, Peter Chubb, Angelo Contardi, Vicente Solsona Della, Hajo Dezelski, Michael Welsh Duggan, David Feuer, Bertalan Fodor, Richard Gay, Mathieu Giraud, Lisa Opus Goldstein, Yuval Harel, Andrew Hawryluk, Christian Hitz, Karin Hoethker, Marc Hohl, Bernard Hurley, Yoshinobu Ishizaki, Chris Jackson, David Jedlinsky, Heikki Junes, Michael Käppler, Marek Klein, Michael Krause, Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Jonatan Liljedahl, Peter Lutek, Kieren MacMillan, Hendrik Maryns, Thomas Morgan, David Nalesnik, Matthias Neeracher, Keith OHara, Justin Ohmie, Tatsuya Ono, Benkő Pál, Benjamin Peterson, Guy Gascoigne-Piggford, Henning Hraban Ramm, Nathan Reed, Julien Rioux, Stan Sanderson, Andreas Scherer, Johannes Schindelin, Patrick Schmidt, Boris Shingarov, Kim Shrier, Edward Sanford Sutton, Adam Spiers, David Svoboda, Heikki Taurainen, Piers Titus van der Torren, Owen Tuz, Sebastiano Vigna, Jan-Peter Voigt, Arno Waschk, John Williams, Andrew Wilson, Milan Zamazal, Rune Zedeler, Rodolfo Zitellini

Font tipografico

Tom Cato Amundsen, Marc Hohl, Chris Jackson, Alexander Kobel, Keith OHara, Carsten Steger, Arno Waschk, Rune Zedeler

Documentazione

Erlend Aasland, Trevor Bača, Alard de Boer, Colin Campbell, Jay Hamilton, Joseph Harfouch, Andrew Hawryluk, Cameron Horsburgh, Geoff Horton, Heikki Junes, Kurtis Kroon, James Lowe, Dave Luttinen, Kieren MacMillan, Christian Mondrup, Mike Moral, Eyolf Østrem, Ralph Palmer, François Pinard, David Pounder, Michael Rasmussen, Till Rettig, Pavel Roskin, Patrick Schmidt, Alberto Simoes, Anh Hai Trinh, Eduardo Vieira, Stefan Weil, Rune Zedeler

Supporto

Colin Campbell, Anthony Fok, Christian Hitz, Phil Holmes, Chris Jackson, Heikki Junes, David Svoboda

Traduzione

Alard de Boer, Federico Bruni, Abel Cheung, Frédéric Chiasson, Simon Dahlbacka, Orm Finnendahl, David González, Nicolas Grandclaude, Dénes Harmath, Damien Heurtebise, Bjoern Jacke, Matthieu Jacquot, Neil Jerram, Heikki Junes, Nicolas Klutchnikoff, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Adrian Mariano, Christian Mondrup, Tineke de Munnik, Steven Michael Murphy, Till Paala, François Pinard, Gauvain Pocentek, Till Rettig, Ludovic Sardain, Yoshiki Sawada, Thomas Scharkowski, Clytie Siddall, August S. Sigov, Roland Stigge, Risto Vääräniemi, Andrea Valle, Ralf Wildenhues, Olcay Yıldırım


Riconoscimenti

Riconoscimenti


Pubblicazioni

Cosa abbiamo scritto su LilyPond

Cosa altri hanno fatto con LilyPond

Se sei a conoscenza di un qualsiasi altro articoli accademici che possa essere elencato qui, sei pregato di farcelo sapere scrivendo un messaggio alla mailing list bug-lilypond. Se non sei iscritto puoi farlo sulla pagina di informazioni della lista oppure scrivere direttamente attraverso l’  interfaccia web di gmane lilypond.bugs.

seguendo le istruzioni indicate in Segnalazione bug.


Notizie vecchie

Nota: Molti dei vecchi annunci e changelog si possono trovare in Soffitta

LilyPond 2.19.13 released August 31, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.13. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

Lilypond 2.18.2 released! March 23, 2014

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.18.2. LilyPond is a music engraving program devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

This version provides a number of updates to 2.18.0, including updated manuals. We recommend all users to upgrade to this version.

LilyPond production named BEST EDITION 2014 March 11, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that the new edition of the songs of Oskar Fried (1871-1941), published recently by our fellow contributors Urs Liska and Janek Warchoł [1], will receive the "Musikeditionspreis BEST EDITION 2014" of the German Music Publishers’ Association [2]! The ceremony will take place in a few days at the Frankfurt Musikmesse [3].

We congratulate Janek and Urs for gaining such public recognition of typographical and editorial excellence of their work. We are also delighted to inform you that they intend to make their work available under a Free license as soon as the publisher expenses are covered. Please support this initiative by buying the printed volume through the publisher [4] or by pledging a contribution at the Indiegogo campaign [5]!

[1] http://lilypondblog.org/category/fried-songs
[2] http://www.best-edition.de
[3] https://musik.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/events/awards/best_edition.html
[4] http://www.sound-rel.de
[5] http://igg.me/at/free-fried

Lilypond 2.18.0 released! December 29, 2013

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.18.0. LilyPond is a music engraving program devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

Among the numerous improvements and changes, the following might be most visible:

A full list of noteworthy new features is given in:

http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.18/Documentation/changes/index.html

Great thanks go to the large number of LilyPond enthusiasts whose financial backing enabled one core developer, David Kastrup, to focus exclusively on LilyPond during the entire development cycle.

LilyPond 2.18 has been brought to you by

Main Developers:

Bertrand Bordage, Trevor Daniels, Colin Hall, Phil Holmes, Ian Hulin, Reinhold Kainhofer, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kulp, Werner Lemberg, John Mandereau, Patrick McCarty, Joe Neeman, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Graham Percival, Mark Polesky, Neil Puttock, Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen, Francisco Vila, Valentin Villenave, Janek Warchoł

Core Contributors:

Aleksandr Andreev, Frédéric Bron, Torsten Hämmerle, Marc Hohl, James Lowe, Andrew Main, Thomas Morley, David Nalesnik, Keith OHara, Benkő Pál, Anders Pilegaard, Julien Rioux, Johannes Rohrer, Adam Spiers, Heikki Tauriainen

Documentation Writers:

Frédéric Bron, Federico Bruni, Colin Campbell, Urs Liska, James Lowe, Thomas Morley, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Guy Stalnaker, Martin Tarenskeen, Arnold Theresius, Rodolfo Zitellini

Bug Squad:

Colin Campbell, Eluze, Marc Hohl, Phil Holmes, Marek Klein, Ralph Palmer

Support Team:

Colin Campbell, Eluze, Marc Hohl, Marek Klein, Kieren MacMillan, Urs Liska, Ralph Palmer

Translators:

Federico Bruni, Luca Rossetto Casel, Felipe Castro, Pavel Fric, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Till Paala, Yoshiki Sawada

and numerous other contributors.

LilyPond blog. June 2, 2013

Janek Warchoł has created a LilyPond blog. You can find it at lilypondblog.org!

LilyPond 2.16.2 released! January 4, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.16.2. This release is mainly to correct a problem with lilypond-book running on Windows. We recommend that only people requiring this functionality upgrade to this version.

The LilyPond Report #28. November 12, 2012

The October issue of the LilyPond Report focuses on the meeting of LilyPond developers and users in Waltrop, Germany last August. Of course, there are also some musings on LilyPond triggered by the release of 2.16.0 and 2.17.0 occuring from that venue.

There are also two monthly financial reports from David Kastrup whose work on LilyPond is solely paid for by financial contributions from other developer and users (thank you!), and a report about experiences from a web-based music typesetting service using LilyPond internally.

Come read LilyPond Report 28 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

LilyPond 2.16.1 released! November 9, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.16.1. This has a number of updates to the previous stable version, and should cause no problems. We recommend that everybody upgrade to this version.

Lilypond 2.16.0 released! August 24, 2012

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.16.1. LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

Many improvements have been made in the past year since the previous main stable version. A few major improvements are:

A full list of new features is given in:

http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.16/Documentation/changes/index.html

Happy music typesetting! LilyPond 2.16 was brought to you by...

Main development team:

Bertrand Bordage, Trevor Daniels, Colin Hall, Phil Holmes, Ian Hulin, Reinhold Kainhofer, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kulp, Werner Lemberg, John Mandereau, Patrick McCarty, Joe Neeman, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Graham Percival, Mark Polesky, Neil Puttock, Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen, Francisco Vila, Valentin Villenave, Jan Warchoł

Programming contributors:

Aleksandr Andreev, Sven Axelsson, Peter Chubb, Karin Hoethker, Marc Hohl, David Nalesnik, Justin Ohmie, Benkő Pál, Julien Rioux, Patrick Schmidt, Adam Spiers, Heikki Taurainen, Piers Titus van der Torren, Jan-Peter Voigt, Janek Warchol

Documentation contributors:

James Lowe, Pavel Roskin, Alberto Simoes, Stefan Weil

Bug squad:

Colin Campbell, Eluze, Phil Holmes, Marek Klein, Ralph Palmer, James Lowe

Support:

Colin Campbell, Christian Hitz, Phil Holmes

Translation contributors:

Jean-Charles Malahieude, Till Paala, Yoshiki Sawada

LilyPond 2.19.12 released August 17, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.12. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.19.11 released August 3, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.11. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.19.10 released July 13, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.10. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.19.9 released June 29, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.9. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.19.8 released June 15, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.8. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.19.7 released May 25, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.7. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.19.6 released May 11, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.6. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.19.5 released April 20, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.5. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.19.4 released April 6, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.4. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.19.3 released March 2, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.3. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.18.1 February 16, 2014

We have released updated manuals for LilyPond’s stable version, 2.18. The manuals are now for 2.18.1 and have a number of updates and improvements over 2.18.0. There will be a further release of 2.18 in the future (2.18.2), and this will include the updates to the manuals as well as some minor enhancements to the LilyPond core functionality.

To summarise the current situation: stable LilyPond application: 2.18.0; stable LilyPond manuals: 2.18.1; development for both: 2.19.2.

LilyPond 2.19.2 released February 2, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.2. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.19.1 released January 19, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.1. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.19.0 released January 5, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.19.0. This release includes a number of enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.18 version.

LilyPond 2.17.97 released! December 8, 2013

We are excited to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.97 as a potential final beta release for the upcoming stable release 2.18. The developers believe this to be feature-complete, the documentation to be accurate, and no important issues to be overlooked. For upgrading the syntax of your input files to the latest version, see Updating files with convert-ly. Please test this release and report back any problems, see Bug reports.

LilyPond 2.17.96 released! November 24, 2013

We are excited to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.96 as a further beta release for the upcoming stable release 2.18. The developers believe the release to be feature-complete, the documentation to be accurate, and no important issues to be overlooked. For upgrading the syntax of your input files to the latest version, see Updating files with convert-ly. Please test this release and report back any problems, see Bug reports.

LilyPond 2.17.95 released! November 3, 2013

We are excited to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.95 as beta release for the upcoming stable release 2.18. The developers are still busy finding solutions for some last-minute problems, but the release is supposed to be feature-complete, the documentation to be accurate, and no important issues to be overlooked. For upgrading the syntax of your input files to the latest version, see Updating files with convert-ly. Please test this release and report back any problems, see Bug reports.

LilyPond 2.17.29 released! October 20, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.29. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.28 released! October 6, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.28. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.27 released! September 26, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.27. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.26 released! September 8, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.26. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.25 released! August 25, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.25. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.24 released! August 11, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.24. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.23 released! July 28, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.23. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.22 released! July 14, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.22. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

This update cures the issue with the Windows version crashing with a problem with positioning text.

LilyPond 2.17.21 released! June 30, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.21. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.20 released! June 9, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.20. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.19 released! May 26, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.19. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.18 released! May 11, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.18. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.17 released! April 27, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.17. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.16 released! April 13, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.16. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.15 released! March 30, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.15. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.14 released! March 10, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.14. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes (including putting span bars back where they should be) and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.13 released! February 23, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.13. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.12 released! February 8, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.12. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.11 released! January 26, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.11. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.10 released! January 12 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.10. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.9 released! December 15, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.9. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.8 released! December 1, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.8. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.7 released! November 17, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.7. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.16.1 released! November 9, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.16.1. This has a number of updates to the previous stable version, and should cause no problems. We recommend that everybody upgrade to this version.

LilyPond 2.17.6 released! November 3, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.6. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.5 released! October 20, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.5. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.4 released! October 6, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.4. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.3 released! September 23, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.3. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.2 released! September 10, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.2. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.1 released! August 28, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.1. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.16 version.

LilyPond 2.17.0 released! August 26, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.0. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.16 version.

Lilypond 2.16.0 released! August 24, 2012

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.16.0. LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

Many improvements have been made in the past year since the previous main stable version. A few major improvements are:

A full list of new features is given in:

http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.16/Documentation/changes/index.html

Happy music typesetting! LilyPond 2.16 was brought to you by...

Main development team:

Bertrand Bordage, Trevor Daniels, Colin Hall, Phil Holmes, Ian Hulin, Reinhold Kainhofer, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kulp, Werner Lemberg, John Mandereau, Patrick McCarty, Joe Neeman, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Graham Percival, Mark Polesky, Neil Puttock, Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen, Francisco Vila, Valentin Villenave, Jan Warchoł

Programming contributors:

Aleksandr Andreev, Sven Axelsson, Peter Chubb, Karin Hoethker, Marc Hohl, David Nalesnik, Justin Ohmie, Benkő Pál, Julien Rioux, Patrick Schmidt, Adam Spiers, Heikki Taurainen, Piers Titus van der Torren, Jan-Peter Voigt, Janek Warchol

Documentation contributors:

James Lowe, Pavel Roskin, Alberto Simoes, Stefan Weil

Bug squad:

Colin Campbell, Eluze, Phil Holmes, Marek Klein, Ralph Palmer, James Lowe

Support:

Colin Campbell, Christian Hitz, Phil Holmes

Translation contributors:

Jean-Charles Malahieude, Till Paala, Yoshiki Sawada

Lilypond 2.15.95 released! August 11, 2012

We are excited to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.95. With this release, development on version 2.15 is frozen for the upcoming 2.16 stable release and only open to bug fixes.

All users are urged to try this version to ensure the best quality of the upcoming stable release. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

LilyPond 2.15.42 released! August 02, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.42. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

The LilyPond Report #27. August 2, 2012

The LilyPond Report is back, with some interesting insights on new Scheme-related features recently added by our community’s only paid developer David Kastrup (thanks to your continuing donations). Also to be found in this issue are an overview of some lesser-known LilyPond companion projects, and a handful of more shallow factoids.

Come read LilyPond Report 27 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

Release candidate withdrawn July 11, 2012

We have discovered a regression since 2.14.2, so lilypond 2.15.41 is no longer a candidate for the 2.16.0 release. However, please continue testing it – we would like to discover (and fix!) any more regressions as soon as possible. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

Release candidate 8 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.41 released! July 4, 2012

LilyPond 2.15.41 is out; this is the eighth release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 18 July 2012. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

LilyPond 2.15.40 released! June 05, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.40. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

Release candidate withdrawn June 01, 2012

We have discovered a regression since 2.14.2, so lilypond 2.15.39 is no longer a candidate for the 2.16.0 release. However, please continue testing it – we would like to discover (and fix!) any more regressions as soon as possible. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

Release candidate 7 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.39 released! May 22, 2012

LilyPond 2.15.39 is out; this is the seventh release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 05 June 2012. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

The LilyPond Report #26. May 22, 2012

The LilyPond Report is back, with a new editor on board - Pavel Roskin, who tells us about his adventures in strange lands of compiler bugs! There is also a detailed report about current development status, and an analysis of example LilyPond output - see for yourself how close (or how far?) are we from matching the quality of hand-engraved scores.

Come read LilyPond Report 26 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

Release candidate 6 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.38 released! May 3, 2012

LilyPond 2.15.38 is out; this is the sixth release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

Update: Due to a few Critical bugs, another release candidate will be required.

LilyPond takes part in Google Summer of Code 2012! April 25, 2012

Being a part of GNU project, we are participating in Google Summer of Code program, which offers students stipends for working on open source software.

Our contributor Janek Warchoł was accepted for 2012 edition of GSoC. He will be working on advanced lyrics positioning in LilyPond.

Release candidate 5 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.37 released! April 19, 2012

LilyPond 2.15.37 is out; this is the fifth release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 03 May 2012. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

Release candidate 4 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.36 released! April 6, 2012

LilyPond 2.15.36 is out; this is the fourth release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 20 April 2012. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

The LilyPond Report #25. Apr 1st, 2012

The LilyPond Report is back, with a rather unusual issue featuring our young Polish contributor Janek Warchoł! Also included in this issue are quite a few unexpected items, including (but not limited to)… a cooking recipe!

Come read LilyPond Report 25 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

LilyPond 2.15.35 released! Mar 28, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.35. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.34 released! Mar 19, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.34. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.33 released! Mar 08, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.33. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

The LilyPond Report #24. Mar 5, 2012

A new issue of the LilyPond Report is now available for reading; topics include a request for funding, an article about exciting new features in LilyPond grammar, and an overview of LilyPond-based web applications.

Come read LilyPond Report 24 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

LilyPond 2.15.32 released! Mar 03, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.32. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.31 released! Feb 29, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.31. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

Release candidate 3 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.30 released! Feb 17, 2012

LilyPond 2.15.30 is out; this is the third release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 02 March 2012. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

LilyPond 2.15.29 released! Feb 9, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.29. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.28 released! Feb 3, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.28. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.27 released! Jan 24, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.27. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

The LilyPond Report #23. Jan 20, 2012

The LilyPond Report is back, with developer David Kastrup as a new editor! This issue features an exposé on some of the new, handy commands recently added to LilyPond, as well as an interview with LilyPond contributor and composer Mike Solomon.

Come read LilyPond Report 23 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

LilyPond 2.15.26 released! Jan 16, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.26. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

The 2.15.25 has been skipped due to build problems.

LilyPond 2.15.24 released! Jan 07, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.24. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.23 released! Dec 21, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.23. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.22 released! Dec 15, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.22. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.21 released! Dec 6, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.21. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.20 released! Nov 24, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.20. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.19 released! Nov 18, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.19. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.18 released! Nov 12, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.18. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.17 released! Nov 10, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.17. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.16 released! October 28, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.16. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.15 released! October 24, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.15. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.14 released! October 7, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.14. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.13 released! September 27, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.13. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

Release candidate 2 cancelled Sep 23, 2011

The release countdown is cancelled due to the discovery of a Critical regression.

Release candidate 2 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.12 released! Sep 20, 2011

LilyPond 2.15.12 is out; this is the second release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 27 Sep 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

LilyPond 2.15.11 released! September 11, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.11. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to the possibility of a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.10 released! September 6, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.10. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few outstanding Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

LilyPond 2.15.9 released! August 30, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.9. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes, and also adds support for MacOS X 10.7.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few outstanding Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

Release candidate 1 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.8 released! Aug 01, 2011

LilyPond 2.15.8 is out; this is the first release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 08 Aug 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

LilyPond 2.15.7 released! July 29, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.7. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

LilyPond 2.15.6 released! July 26, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.6. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

LilyPond 2.14.2 released! July 25, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.14.2. This fixes a few minor bugs in the stable version, and should cause no problems. We recommend that everybody upgrade to this version.

LilyPond 2.15.5 released! July 12, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.5. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

LilyPond 2.15.4 released! July 4, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.4. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

LilyPond 2.15.3 released! June 27, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.3. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

LilyPond 2.15.2 released! June 18, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.2. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

LilyPond 2.14.1 released! June 12, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.14.1. This fixes a few minor bugs in the stable version, and should cause no problems. We recommend that everybody upgrade to this version.

LilyPond 2.15.1 released! June 11, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.1. This is the beginning of a new unstable development effort, and adds the usual number of bugs.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

LilyPond 2.15.0 released! June 7, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.0. This is the beginning of a new unstable development effort, and adds the usual number of bugs.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

LilyPond 2.14.0 released! June 6, 2011

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.14. LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

Many improvements have been made in the past two and a half years since the previous main stable version. A few major improvements are:

A full list of new features is given in:

http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.14/Documentation/changes/index.html

Happy music typesetting! LilyPond 2.14 was brought to you by...

Main development team:

Trevor Daniels, Reinhold Kainhofer, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kulp, Werner Lemberg, John Mandereau, Patrick McCarty, Joe Neeman, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Graham Percival, Mark Polesky, Neil Puttock, Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen, Francisco Vila, Valentin Villenave.

Programming contributors:

Sven Axelsson, Pál Benkő, Bertrand Bordage, Frédéric Bron, Peter Chubb, Hajo Dezelski, Richard Gay, Keith OHara, Andrew Hawryluk, Christian Hitz, Marc Hohl, Henning Hraban Ramm, Ian Hulin, Michael Käppler, Marek Klein, Kieren MacMillan, Thomas Morgan, Benjamin Peterson, Nathan Reed, Julien Rioux, Boris Shingarov, Patrick Schmidt, Owen Tuz, Jan Warchoł, Andrew Wilson, Rodolfo Zitellini.

Font contributors:

Keith OHara, Marc Hohl, Alexander Kobel, Carsten Steger.

Documentation contributors:

Colin Campbell, Andrew Hawryluk, James Lowe, Mike Moral, Ralph Palmer, David Pounder, Patrick Schmidt.

Bug squad:

James E. Bailey, Colin Campbell, Phil Holmes, Urs Liska, Ralph Palmer, Kieren MacMillan, Dmytro O. Redchuk.

Binaries support contributors:

Christian Hitz.

Translation contributors:

Federico Bruni, Dénes Harmath, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Tineke de Munnik, Till Paala, Ralf Wildenhues, Yoshiki Sawada.

Release candidate 7 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.63 released! May 30, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.63 is out; this is the seventh release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on June 6, 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

LilyPond 2.13.62 released! May 24, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.62. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the next release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

LilyPond 2.13.61 released! May 1, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.61. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the next release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

LilyPond 2.13.60 released! April 16, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.60. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the next release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

Linux Journal Magazine article - April 2011

Linux Magazine publishes an article in the May 2011 issue titled Projects on the Move. It is an introduction to MuseScore, LilyPond and Chordii. Author Carla Schroder states “LilyPond is driven from the command line, but don’t let the lack of a GUI scare you away; LilyPond is user-friendly and easy to learn”, and provides a hands-on example.

LilyPond 2.13.59 released! April 10, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.59. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the next release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

Release candidate 6 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.58 released! April 7, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.58 is out; this is the sixth release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on April 14, 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

Release candidate 5 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.57 released! April 3, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.57 is out; this is the fifth release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on April 10, 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

Release candidate 4 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.56 released! Mar 29, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.56 is out; this is the fourth release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on April 5, 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

LilyPond 2.13.55 released! Mar 22, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.55. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the fourth release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

Release candidate 3 withdrawn Mar 15, 2011

We have discovered a regression since 2.12.3, so lilypond 2.13.54 is no longer a candidate for the 2.14.0 release. However, please continue testing it – we would like to discover (and fix!) any more regressions as soon as possible. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

Release candidate 3 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.54 released! Mar 13, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.54 is out; this is the third release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on March 27, 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

LilyPond 2.13.53 released! Mar 6, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.53. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the third release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

LilyPond 2.13.52 released! Mar 1, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.52. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the third release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

LilyPond 2.13.51 released! Feb 22, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.51. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the third release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

LilyPond 2.13.50 released! Feb 13, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.50. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the third release candidate. Due to a number of untested changes to our build process, we cannot be at all confident about the quality of this release.

New Chinese and Czech translations of the web page! Feb 11,2011

Two new languages are added to our web page: Chinese by Ben Luo, and Czech by Pavel Fric. It is a work in progress but they are fully functional. That makes ten languages to choose from!

Release candidate 2 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.49 released! Feb 9, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.49 is out; this is the second release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on Feb 23, 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

LilyPond 2.13.48 released! Feb 5, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.48. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond 2.13.47 released! Jan 28, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.47. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Release candidate 1 withdrawn Jan 13, 2011

We have discovered a regression since 2.12.3, so lilypond 2.13.46 is no longer a candidate for the 2.14.0 release. However, please continue testing it – we would like to discover (and fix!) any more regressions as soon as possible. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

Release candidate 1 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.46 released! Jan 12, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.46 is out; this is the first release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on 26 Jan 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Segnalazione bug.

LilyPond 2.13.45 released! Jan 3, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.45. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Beta test three of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.44 released! Dec 25, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.44 is out; this is the third beta test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There is still one Critical problem with this release: in one case, the vertical spacing is much too compressed. If you decide to test this version, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Segnalazione bug.

Beta test two of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.43 released! Dec 14, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.43 is out; this is the second beta test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There is still one Critical problem with this release: in one case, the vertical spacing is much too compressed. If you decide to test this version, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Segnalazione bug.

LilyPond 2.13.42 released! Dec 8, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.42. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Please note that this is not the second beta test. Due to a number of untested changes to our build process, we cannot be at all confident about the quality of this release.

LilyPond 2.13.41 released! Dec 4, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.41. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Please note that this is not the second beta test. Due to a number of untested changes to our build process, we cannot be at all confident about the quality of this release.

LilyPond 2.13.40 released! Nov 21, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.40. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Please note that this is not the second beta test. Due to a number of untested changes to our build process, we cannot be at all confident about the quality of this release.

Beta test one of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.39 released! Nov 15, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.39 is out; this is the first beta test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are still some Critical problems with this release: the vertical spacing is suspicious in two cases, and lilypond can crash with some odd input. If you decide to test 2.13.39, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Segnalazione bug.

The LilyPond Report #22. Nov 3, 2010

The LilyPond Report is back, with some surprises and exciting news for the whole LilyPond community! To be found in this issue is an up-to-date, complete list of all LilyPond mailing lists and forums around the world. Also, for the very first time our special guest today is LilyPond’s co-founder and core developer Jan Nieuwenhuizen, who has been busy these past months – read on to find out what for!

Come read LilyPond Report 22 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

Alpha test four of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.38 released! Oct 31, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.38 is out; this is the fourth alpha test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are still some Critical problems with this release: the vertical spacing is suspicious in two cases, and lilypond can crash with some odd input. If you decide to test 2.13.38, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Segnalazione bug.

Alpha test three of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.37 released! Oct 25, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.37 is out; this is the third alpha test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

There are still some Critical problems with this release: the vertical spacing is suspicious in two cases, and lilypond can crash with some odd input. If you decide to test 2.13.37, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Segnalazione bug.

LilyPond 2.13.36 released! Oct 19, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.36. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Please note that this is not the third alpha test. Due to a number of untested changes to our build process, we cannot be at all confident about the quality of this release.

The LilyPond Report #21. Oct 3, 2010

The LilyPond Report is back, with its two “grumpy-and-fluffy” editors! This issue mainly deals with microtonal notation in LilyPond, but does also include a how-to about running LilyPond from an USB key, not to forget the regular release news, the bug report of the Report, and some news from the frog pond!

Come read LilyPond Report 21 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

Alpha test two of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.35 released! Sep 29, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.35 is out; this is the second alpha test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

Three known regressions against 2.12.3 still exist: Issue 1173 MetronomeMarks cannot be aligned on a note if a multi-measure rest exists in another voice, and two spacing bugs: Issue 1240 and Issue 1252. If you decide to test 2.13.35, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Segnalazione bug.

Alpha test of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.34 released! Sep 21, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.34 is out; this is the first alpha test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the “Changes” manual on the website section about Sviluppo.

One known regression against 2.12.3 still exist: Issue 1173 MetronomeMarks cannot be aligned on a note if a multi-measure rest exists in another voice, but we expect to find more. If you decide to test 2.13.34, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Segnalazione bug.

LilyPond 2.13.33 released! Sep 10, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.33. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond 2.13.32 released! Sep 3, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.32. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond Report #20. Sep 2, 2010

The LilyPond Report is back, with its two “grumpy-and-fluffy” editors! This issue contains a review of an online notation editor using lilypond, along with the regular release news, snippet of the report, news from the frog pond, and the bug report of the report!

Come read LilyPond Report 20 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

LilyPond 2.13.31 released! Aug 24, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.31. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond 2.13.30 released! Aug 13, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.30. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond Report #19. Aug 9, 2010

The LilyPond Report is back, with its two “grumpy-and-fluffy” editors! This issue contains some conference news, along with the regular release news, snippet of the report, news from the frog pond, and the bug report of the report!

Come read LilyPond Report 19 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

LilyPond 2.13.29 released! Aug 4, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.29. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

This release radically changes the autobeaming rules, so use extra caution and expect breakage.

LilyPond 2.13.28 released! July 13, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.28. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

This release includes some major untested changes to the windows lilypad editor. Windows users should not be using this release because it is intended for developers only, but you ignore these warnings and try it anyway, use extra caution.

LilyPond 2.13.27 released! July 5, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.27. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Testing our new website! June 29, 2010

We’re testing our new website! For the next 24 hours, the new website will be the default website; after that, we will switch back to the old website while we examine feedback and make improvements to the new website.

Please send feedback to lilypond-user; you can find more information on our page about Contatti.

Nota: There are a few known problems with translations. If you are a non-English speaker, you may prefer to view the old lilypond website at: http://lilypond.org/web/

LilyPond 2.13.26 released! June 26, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.26. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond 2.13.25 released! June 20, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.25. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond 2.13.24 released! June 14, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.24. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond 2.13.23 released! June 3, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.23. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond 2.13.22 released! May 27, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.22. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond 2.13.21 released! May 12, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.21. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

This release should be of particular interest to package maintainers: we have made a few changes to the configure script and the required libraries. Barring any urgent bug reports, this is the build system and libraries that will be used for the next stable release.

LilyPond Report #18. May 11, 2010

The LilyPond Report is back, with its two “grumpy-and-fluffy” editors! This issue will be filled with emotion and coolness, paper bags and zigzag-ending staves, plus the usual Frogs and Bugs.

Come read LilyPond Report 18 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

LilyPond 2.13.20 released! May 5, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.20. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Minor syntax change: the undocumented \cresc and \decresc have changed. In addition, the [options] for the LaTeX mode of lilypond-book now comes after the {lilypond}, following normal LaTeX practice. As always, see the Changes document for more information.

LilyPond 2.13.19 released! April 24, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.19. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, 11 critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond 2.13.18 released! April 16, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.18. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes, along with improved website translations. However, 14 critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond 2.13.17 released! April 2, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.17. This release includes bugfixes for 4 critical issues. However, 15 critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

LilyPond 2.13.16 released! March 15, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.16. This release is intended for developers only, and includes the usual round of bugfixes.

LilyPond 2.13.15 released! March 4, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.15. This release is intended for developers only, and includes a few updates to the binary build process in addition to the usual round of bugfixes.

LilyPond Report #17. March 1, 2010

Yay, the Report is back, with a new team! It has been said that two heads are better than one — does it apply to newsletters as well? Read on and let us know! In this issue we’ll talk about websites and poetry, frogs and bugs, not to mention an extensive review of the Frescobaldi editor!

What are you waiting for? Come read LilyPond Report 17 now!

LilyPond 2.13.14 released! February 27, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.14. This release is intended for developers only, and includes a large translation update in addition to the usual round of bugfixes.

LilyPond 2.13.13 released! February 13, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.13. This release is intended for developers only, and fixes various problems with documentation build system as well as adding an output-preview-framework for our SVG backend. In addition, the binaries are now approximately 6 megabytes smaller.

LilyPond 2.13.12 released! February 2, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.12. This release is intended for developers only, and brings more stability and fewer bugs to the build system and Contributor’s Guide.

LilyPond 2.13.11 released! January 16, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.11. This release is intended for developers only, and brings a number of improvements to the build system, Contributor’s Guide, and fixes 4 critical regressions against earlier versions.

LilyPond 2.13.10 released! December 31, 2009

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.10. This release is intended for developers only, and brings a number of improvements such as predictable regression test output filenames and English names for feta filenames.

LilyPond 2.12.3 released! December 20, 2009

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.12.3. This version contains the long-awaited fix for our GUI on MacOS X 10.5 and 10.6. In addition to the GUI fixes, this version contains dozens of bugfixes backported from the unstable development version.

We recommend that all users upgrade to this version. This is the last planned release in the 2.12 stable series; development now shifts towards the upcoming 2.14 series.

LilyPond 2.13.9 released! December 12, 2009

LilyPond 2.13.9 is now out. From 2.13.9 onwards, LilyPond is licensed under the GNU GPL v3+ for code, and the GNU FDL 1.3+ for documentation. In addition to the usual round of bugfixes, this release adds a shortcut for repeated chords.

Please note that 2.13 is an unstable development branch; normal users should continue to use 2.12.

New Website! October 3, 2009

As you can see, we have a new website design. Many thanks to texi2html and CSS for being so flexible!

LilyPond Report #16. September 6, 2009

The LilyPond Report is back! This short, informal opinion column is about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Read issue 16 now!

LilyPond 2.13.3. July 2, 2009

This unstable release contains working menus in OSX 10.5; many thanks to Christian Hitz for fixing this long-standing problem! This release also contains numerous other bugfixes and features such as ties with variable thickness, partially dashed slurs, and eyeglasses.
We are planning another 2.12 release in the next week or two, which will include the menu fixes for OSX 10.5. Normal users may wish to wait for this release rather than using an unstable release.
Cambiamenti, Sviluppo.

A LilyPond weboldala magyarul. May 22, 2009

Elkészült a lilypond.org nagy részének magyar fordítása a LilyPond honosítási projekt első lépéseként. A projekt célja a LilyPond szabad kottaszedő szoftver minél széleskörűbben elérhetővé tétele a magyar felhasználók számára a teljes weboldal és dokumentáció lefordítása révén. A teljes dokumentáció lefordításához közreműködőket keresünk. Ha részt vennél a honosításban, küldj egy e-mailt a harmathdenes AT gmail.com címre!
Harmath Dénes, a LilyPond honosítási projekt vezetője

The LilyPond Report #15. May 18, 2009

The LilyPond Report is a short, informal opinion column about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Follow this link to read the full issue...

The LilyPond Report #14. April 13, 2009

The LilyPond Report is back, on a new website! This short, informal, weekly opinion column is about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Follow this link to read the full issue...

LilyPond 2.12.2 and 2.13.0 — March 21, 2009

As a very belated announcement, the stable version of LilyPond is now 2.12.2, and the next development version has begun with 2.13.0.

LilyPond 2.12.0 “Rune” — December 27, 2008

A new stable release of LilyPond is available.
Announcement, Cambiamenti, Download.

LilyPond 2.11.65 — Release Candidate. December 2, 2008

This release has improvements to MusicXML import, contributed by Reinhold Kainhofer, and adds support for splitting a book in several book parts, contributed by Nicolas Sceaux. Nested contexts of the same type are now allowed with any depth, and overriding nested properties can be done with list syntax, thanks to Neil Puttock. This is hopefully the last Release Candidate before stable release 2.12, so you are welcome to test this release if you can to report new issues.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.64. November 18, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.64 is available. MusicXML import has been improved, including church modes support, and a few bugs in the compilation and documentation building processes are fixed. The three documentation manuals are now fully translated in Spanish, thanks to Francisco Vila. The font cache problem in Windows binaries which used to cause excessive slowness should be fixed.
Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.63. October 29, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.63 is available. This release has lots of updates to the documentation and translations. Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.62 – Release Candidate. October 11, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.62 is available. This is is one of the last releases before 2.12, so testing it is encouraged. In addition to a bugfix in \tempo command, this release has lot of updates to Spanish and German documentation translations, and the stylesheet for HTML documentation has been improved.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.61 available. October 1, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.61 has been released. It has updates to documentation translations, and a new automatic accidentals style (teaching) has been added.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.60 available. September 25, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.60 has been released. A new style of double repeat bar line has been added, and printallheaders variable in score block has been renamed to print-all-headers. Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.59 available. September 20, 2008

Release 2.11.59 is out. LilyPond now uses 64 bit integers for rational numbers, which allows typesetting more complex polymetric music. This release also has updates to German and Spanish translations of the documentation. Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.58 available. September 13, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.58 is a beta release, which means the next stable release is expected in a few weeks. This release is also special, as it includes code which supports more flexible automatic accidentals rules, written several months ago by Rune Zedeler, deceased since then. All the development team express their condolences to his family and his friends. Besides this, automatic beaming has been improved by Carl Sorensen, support for creating stem flags in a new style has been contributed by Reinhold Kainhofer, and a few bugs have been fixed.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.57 available. August 27, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.57 is out. This release adds support for harp pedal diagrams, contributed by Reinhold Kainhofer, and some changes in markup command names have been made.
Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.56 available. August 17, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.56 is out. This release features transposable fret diagrams, contributed by Carl Sorensen. Translations status pages are now available from the documentation start page. Two predefined commands \pointAndClickOn, \pointAndClickOff have also been added.
Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.55 available. August 6, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.55 is out. This release fixes several bugs, and for octavation brackets set-octavation has been replaced by a more user-friendly command, \ottava.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.54 available. July 30, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.54 is out. This release fixes a bug in tie formatting following a line break, and changes the behavior of short-indent so that short instrument names are no longer indented in the margin.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.53 available. July 23, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.53 is out. This release fixes a lot of bugs.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.52 available. July 14, 2008

Release 2.11.52 fixes wrong offset of a bar number when it follows a breath mark, and syntax changes made in recent development releases are now fully listed on the News page.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.51 available. July 8, 2008

Release 2.11.51 has a couple of bugfixes, and a lot of changes in predefined command names. Fret diagrams formatting has been improved by Carl Sorensen, it is now controlled by fret-diagram-details property.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.50 available. July 2, 2008

Release 2.11.50 adds support for metronome marks with text, and backslashed numbers for figured bass, contributed by Reinhold Kainhofer.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

The LilyPond Report #13. June 23, 2008

This short, informal, weekly opinion column is about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Follow this link to read the full issue...

The LilyPond Report #12. June 16, 2008

This short, informal, weekly opinion column is about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Follow this link to read the full issue...

LilyPond 2.11.49 released. June 12, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.49 is out. It fixes a number of bugs, including bugs in beams formatting.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.48 released. June 9, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.48 is out. This release fixes a few bugs, and \compressMusic has been renamed to \scaleDurations.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

The LilyPond Report #11. June 9, 2008

This short, informal, weekly opinion column is about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Follow this link to read the full issue...

The LilyPond Report #10. June 2, 2008

Welcome to this special tenth issue of the LilyPond Report, entirely dedicated to Algorithmic Composition systems.
Follow this link to read the full issue...

LilyPond 2.11.47 released. May 28, 2008

LilyPond now allows all text context properties to be markups, except in \lyricmode. This release also fixes regression tests maintenance for developers.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.46 available. May 22, 2008

Release 2.11.46 fixes a lot of bugs and includes a rewrite of dynamics engravers. Support for slur-shaped arpeggios has been added.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

RSS feed - May 21, 2008

A RSS feed is now available on lilypond.org. It contains all news announced on the web site start page: releases, LilyPond report, new translations of the site and publications. Feed URL. The info mailing list (see Contatti) is still used to announce releases and special events.

The LilyPond Report #9. May 05, 2008

Welcome to this ninth issue of the LilyPond Report!
This short, informal, weekly opinion column is about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Follow this link to read the full issue...

LilyPond 2.11.45 available. April 26, 2008

Release 2.11.45 fixes a couple of bugs in the formatting engine. lilypond-book has been improved, with better performance, a bugfix about included files, and more flexibility for preprocessing documents with LaTeX variants. Support for enclosing text in a rounded box has been contributed by Valentin Villenave.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.44 available. April 14, 2008

Release 2.11.44 is available. Support for figured bass and chord names has been added to the MusicXML converter.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

lilypond.org日本語訳 (lilypond.org Japanese translation). 2008年4月8日 (April 4, 2008)

lilypond.orgのいくつかのページの日本語訳が出来ました。

LilyPond 2.11.43 available. March 31, 2008

Release 2.11.43 has been available since March 27. It fixes a couple of formatting bugs, and the font cache problem with MS-Windows binaries which caused excessive slowness has been fixed.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.42 available. March 9, 2008

Release 2.11.42 is out. It fixes some formatting and spacing bugs.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

Comparison of music engraving with Finale and LilyPond. February 25, 2008

In three articles, Andrew Hawryluk compares Finale and LilyPond in general terms, and evaluates in detail engraving capabilities of both pieces of software. The second article is an instructive analysis of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Prelude 6 engraving, including comparisons with a reference hand-engraved edition. Read the articles.

LilyPond 2.11.41 available. February 25, 2008

Release 2.11.41 is available. It has a few bugfixes, updated program messages in French, German, Spanish and Vietnamese, and updates to the MusicXML converter.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.37 available. January 3, 2008

Release 2.11.37 is available. It has a few bugfixes, and documentation changes. (Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.11.36 available. December 13, 2007

Release 2.11.36 is now available. It has many bugfixes, updates for MusicXML import, and it includes major documentation changes from Grand Documentation Project.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.33 and 2.11.33 available. September 20, 2007

Release 2.11.33 is now available.
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.32 available. September 2, 2007

Release 2.11.32 is now available.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.31 available. August 31, 2007

Release 2.11.31 is now available. It has more bugfixes, updates for MusicXML import and lots of updates for the translations.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.30 available. August 20, 2007

Release 2.11.30 is now available. It has various bugfixes among others in the new spacing code, MusicXML import and lots of updates for the translations.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.29 and 2.11.29 available. August 11, 2007

Release 2.11.29 is now available. 2.10.29 has a few small fixes. 2.11.29 has several bugfixes, among others in the new spacing code, and lots of updates for the translations.
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.28 for FreeBSD x86_64. August 10, 2007

Release 2.11.28 is now available as a binary installer for FreeBSD x86_64. Download the installer and do sh lilypond-2.11.28-1.freebsd-64.sh in a command window.

LilyPond 2.11.28 available - July 25, 2007

Release 2.11.28 has several updates to the manual and its translations, an plethora of bugfixes and a complete cleanup of the spacing engine code.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.26 available - June 8, 2007

Release 2.11.26 supports page markers, eg. for use in tables-of-contents. In addition, it fixes a number of bugs. Enjoy!
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.25 and 2.11.25 available - May 20, 2007

Release 2.11.25 has support for toplevel page breaking commands, and page breaking as a whole has been sped up significantly. Enjoy!
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.23 and 2.11.23 available - May 1, 2007

This has lots of bugfixes.
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Vecchi download.

Übersetzung der Dokumentation - 10. April 2007

Die Kapitel 1-5 (der Abschnitt für Anfänger) des LilyPond-Benutzerhandbuchs sind auf deutsch übersetzt — sie sind erhältlich für die Cambiamenti online und Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.22 available - April 10, 2007

This release has updates of the dot collision code.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.21 available - March 24, 2007

This release has some documentation updates.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

Traduction de la documentation en français - 25 février 2007

Les chapitres 1 à 4 et 6 du manuel de l’utilisateur sont désormais traduits, et disponibles en ligne — version 2.10, version 2.11. Les traductions sont également incluses dans la documentation téléchargeable.

LilyPond 2.10.20 and 2.11.20 available - February 25, 2007

This release fixes many bugs.
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.19 and 2.11.19 available - February 18, 2007

This release fixes many bugs.
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.18 available - February 12, 2007

This release fixes still more bugs, and included singing support through festival contributed by Milan Zamazal.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.17 available - February 9, 2007

This release fixes still more bugs.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.16 and 2.11.16 available - February 4, 2007

This release fixes many bugs. (Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.10.15 and 2.11.15 available - February 1, 2007

This release will stretch piano staves on a system-by-system basis and add a few glyphs: a black harmonic note head and the slashed mirrored flat.
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.14 and 2.11.14 available - January 26, 2007

This release has a rewrite of the line-spanner code, responsible for among other glissandi and text-crescendos, making them more flexible.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download

LilyPond 2.10.13 and 2.11.13 available - January 17, 2007

This release fixes a few minor but irritating bugs. In addition, the 2.11 release has updates of the tutorial.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.12 available - January 17, 2007

This release fixes lots of bugs. In particular, the tie formatting has been further improved, and memory usage has been improved enormously.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.12 available - January 17, 2007

This release mirrors 2.11.12. Notably, it has the same memory usage improvements.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.11 available - January 12, 2007

This release mostly has the same fixes as 2.11.11.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.11 available - January 11, 2007

This release has further fixes for popular bugs. Timing of the MIDI output won’t get confused by tuplets and grace notes anymore. Some fat has also been trimmed of the skyline code performance.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.10 available - January 8, 2007

LilyPond 2.11.10 has further review of the test-suite, performance and code coverage. This brought to light several problems that were fixed. Notably, 2.11.10 fixes lots of regressions in optical correction spacing and MIDI dynamics. Also, this version is 20 to 50 % faster than previous 2.11 releases.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.10 available - January 8, 2007

This release fixes several popular bugs, among others: MIDI files that go silent after (de)crescendi, and tuplets problems with quoting and part-combining.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.9 and 2.10.9 available - January 3, 2007

This release has a couple of bugfixes, and —in 2.11.9— further improvements in the regression test suite
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.8 and 2.10.8 available - January 3, 2007

New! Improved! With even more bugfixes!
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

lilypond.org auf deutsch - 31. Dezember 2006

Die LilyPond-Webseiten sind jetzt auch auf deutsch übersetzt!

lilypond.org en español - December 29, 2006

¡Ya está disponible la versión en español del sitio web de LilyPond!

LilyPond 2.11.7 and 2.10.7 available - January 1, 2007

New! Improved! With even more bugfixes!
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.6 available - December 30, 2006

This release supports arbitrary fractional alterations, allowing music with different microtonal conventions to be typeset.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.6 available - December 30, 2006

New! Improved! With even more bugfixes!
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.5 available - December 24, 2006

These releases complete the translation infrastructure for Documentation.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.5 available - December 24, 2006

New! Improved! With even more bugfixes!
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.4 available - December 21, 2006

The vertical spacing improvements that were introduced in 2.11.0 now work within a system as well as between systems.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.3 available - December 19, 2006

This release has graphical test results and several website build improvements.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.3 available - December 19, 2006

This release fixes several bugs.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LinuxPPC binaries available! - December 19, 2006

From now on, our GUB binary builds include support for Linux/PPC. (Vecchi download)

Traduction du tutoriel en français. December 13, 2006

Fruit du travail d’une équipe de traducteurs, le tutoriel en français est maintenant disponible en ligne. Version 2.10, Version 2.11.

LilyPond 2.11.2 available - December 12, 2006

This release supports glissandi and harmonics in tablature.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.2 available - December 12, 2006

A new stable release of LilyPond is available.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.1 available - December 4, 2006

This release has improved support for horizontal spacing.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.10.1 available - December 3, 2006

A new stable release of LilyPond is available.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.11.0 available - November 27, 2006

This release has improved support for vertical spacing. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.10.0 available - November 11, 2006

A new stable release of LilyPond is available. (Announcement, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

GIT repository online - November 11, 2006

LilyPond development has moved over its source code to GIT, the fast version control system. Check out our repository at gnu.org.

LilyPond 2.9.29 available - November 5, 2006

This release has many more bugfixes.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.9.28 available - November 3, 2006

This release has many more bugfixes.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.9.27 available - October 28, 2006

This release has a new FretBoards context, and some further bugfixes.
Bugfixes, Cambiamenti, Vecchi download.

Music streams thesis available - October 21, 2006

The last months, Erik Sandberg has been overhauling the internals of Lily. This change introduces a new intermediate format, Music Streams, which will make it easier get music data out of LilyPond. A copy of the thesis is now available from lilypond.org (Pubblicazioni).

LilyPond 2.9.26 available - October 20, 2006

This release has further bugfixes.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.9.25 available - October 18, 2006

This release has more bugfixes; from now on, binaries are also available for x86/64.
Bugfixes, Vecchi download.

LilyPond 2.9.24 available - October 15, 2006

This release has support for right hand guitar fingerings, and offers some bugfixes. (Cambiamenti, Bugfixes, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.23 available - October 12, 2006

This release cuts fragments of EPS directly from your finished score, and makes it easier to insert ties into lyrics. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.22 available - October 9, 2006

Test this release candidate for LilyPond 2.10! (Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.21 available - October 4, 2006

Test this release candidate for LilyPond 2.10! (Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.20 available - October 3, 2006

Test this release candidate for LilyPond 2.10! (Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.17 available - September 2, 2006

This release fixes many bugs. Among others, MacOS X QuickTime now honors tempo changes are in the MIDI output. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.16 available - August 25, 2006

In this release, chords may be partially tied and lyric extenders have tunable padding. Moreover, many bugs were fixed (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.15 available - August 20, 2006

This releases fixes many bugs in the 2.9.14 release. (Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.8.6 available - August 8, 2006

This release contains a few minor bugfixes; the source tarball is also available. (Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.14 available - August 4, 2006

This release supports instrument name changes, dotted barlines and better spacing for floating grace notes. In addition, it contains ongoing work by Erik Sandberg to extend the interpretation phase with stream support. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.13 available - July 23, 2006

This release supports doits and falls, and more tuning options for grace note spacing and tuplet brackets. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.12 available - July 18, 2006

This release supports pdftex for lilypond-book, and uses PdfTeX for generating manuals, so page numbers and references are now clickable. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.11 available - July 12, 2006

This release wraps improvements of the last two weeks. As a new feature, it supports tunable tuplet number formatting for nested tuplets. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.10 available - June 15, 2006

This releases fixes a couple of bugs in 2.9.9. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.9 available - June 15, 2006

This releases fixes many bugs in 2.9.8 and earlier. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.8 available - June 6, 2006

2.9.8 has support for different spacing sections within a single score, and better infrastructure for automated regression testing. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.8.4 available - June 4, 2006

2.8.4 fixes some minor bugs, and includes a backport of the infrastructure for automated regression testing. (Vecchi download)

First test results available - June 4, 2006

After a week of frantic tweaking, the first automated testing results are available. You can now see in full glory what features are broken in the development release

LilyPond 2.9.7 available - May 30, 2006

2.9.7 has improvements in the formatting for figured bass, and includes a new framework for detecting bugs earlier, which will make the development releases even better

LilyPond 2.9.6 available - May 24, 2006

This release has new features in beam formatting: beams may now be put on single stems, and obey the beatGrouping property. MusicXML converter. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

New essay pages! - May 22, 2006

The Automated Engraving essay has been updated with material from the FISL talk, with pages on modeling notation and algorithms for esthetics. Happy reading!

LilyPond 2.9.5 available - May 17, 2006

This release supports object rotation, hairpins with circled tips, hairpins that run to barlines before notes and improvements in the MusicXML converter. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.4 available - May 12, 2006

This release has support for feathered beaming, and note head styles in the markup \note command. In addition, it has a lot of updates of the manual and a clean up of the spring spacer. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.8.2 available - May 12, 2006

This release has fixes for minor bugs and compilation issues. (Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.3 is out! - May 7, 2006

This new release has lots of updates of the manual, courtesy Graham and the contributors of the mailing. It handles formatting for ties in arpegiated chords better (feature sponsored by Steve Doonan), it has al niente hairpins, courtesy of Erlend Aasland, and some cleanups of the PostScript output, courtesy David Feuer. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

FISL7.0 slides available - April 22, 2006

The slides for Han-Wen’s talk at FISL 7 are now online. (Pubblicazioni)

LilyPond 2.8.1 is out! - April 3, 2006

Important bugfixes include CJK font handling and a Darwin/x86 port. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.9.1 is out! - April 3, 2006

It’s mostly a bugfix release, and it’s almoste the same as 2.8.1. This release mainly fixes problems with CJK font loading. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond on MacOS X/Intel - March 31, 2006

LilyPond now also runs on Intel based macs, offering a 400% speedup over the emulated PowerPC binaries. (Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.8.0 is out! - March 22, 2006

Version 2.8 is here! Read the release announcement. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.39 is out - March 17, 2006

This release has even more bug fixes. Please test before 2.8 is released. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.38 is out - March 12, 2006

This is likely to be the last release candidate before we release 2.8, so report any bugs that you might find. New attractions include: lilypond postscript files now work with GSView, cut & pasting lily code from PDF files should now work, and spacing fixes for multi-measure rests. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.37 is out - March 4, 2006

This release has more bug fixes. Please help us by testing it! (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.36 is out - February 24, 2006

This is another release candidate for 2.8. It has lots of bug fixes and polishes to the documentation. It also contains support for creating ties that are only on their right side connected to note heads, which is handy for repeats (feature sponsored by Steve Doonan). The documentation suite can now be downloaded as a separate tarball from lilypond.org. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.35 is out - February 19, 2006

This release has lots of bugs fixes. The plan is to release 2.8 at the end of this month, so bug reports are very welcome. By definition a bug is release critical if it wasn’t present in version 2.6. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.34 is out - February 16, 2006

This release has a bunch of bugfixes, and new features. Newly created contexts may also be named with \new Voice = "alto". Thicknesses of tie and slurs may be tuned separately for the endings and the middle part. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.33 is out - February 10, 2006

Items directly connected with a music input element may be parenthesized, for example,

{
  c4 -\parenthesize -.
  <d \parenthesize fis a>
}

This feature was sponsored by Ramana Kumar. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.32 is out - February 7, 2006

This release contains some syntax changes: words inside the \paper and \layout block are henceforth written with dashes, for instance:

{
  \layout {
    ragged-right = ##t
  }
}

Furthermore, in this release, we have dropped some legacy code from our library. Now, lily uses standard C++ strings and the STL vector. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.31 is out - February 2, 2006

This release fixes a load of bugs, and has some internal cleanups. Exported C++ members are now named ly:class-name::function-name in Scheme instead of Class_name::function_name. We are now using C++ vectors and strings instead of our own. The Linux/FreeBSD builds now include wrappers for Python scripts too, so you can run convert-ly and midi2ly. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.30 is out - January 30, 2006

This release has a few bug fixes, like the solfa note head shape and collisions, the \epsfile command, and in getting No. ligature in normal words. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.29 is out - January 27, 2006

This release has the following new features. Alignments of staves may be tuned per system (feature sponsored by Trevor Baca), individual systems may be positioned manually (feature sponsored by Trevor Baca and Nicolas Sceaux), a linebreaking configuration can now be saved as a ‘.ly’ file automatically. This allows vertical alignments to be stretched to fit pages in a second formatting run (feature sponsored by Trevor Baca and Nicolas Sceaux). (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.28 is out - January 22, 2006

This release contains numerous small fixes that were already in our GUB binaries. In addition, it has further polish for formatting of tied chords. Theses improvements were sponsored by Steve Doonan. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.27, release 4 - January 13, 2006

The fourth release of our Grand Unified Binary for 2.7.27 is available. This release uses Pango 1.11.1, which has support for ligatures and kerning. Enjoy! (Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.27, release 3 - January 12, 2006

The third release of our Grand Unified Binaries is available. This release fixes external font-support, the decompression flag for Linux. Also, we have support for FreeBSD as well! Jump to the Vecchi download get them!

LilyPond 2.7.27 binaries are out - January 7, 2006

Starting with 2.7.26, the development team has been working on the installers. We’re proud to announce another version of these: they are now available for Linux/x86, MacOS X and Windows.

LilyPond 2.7.27 is out - January 7, 2006

This release allows you to switch staff lines on and off individually (feature sponsored by Andrea Valle). (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

Linux Journal article - January 2006

Linux Journal publishes an article on Make Stunning Schenker Graphs with GNU LilyPond. It is a in-depth but hands-on feature article with crisp LilyPond graphics.
Author Kris Shaffer remarks “GNU LilyPond generates beautiful graphics that make commercial alternatives seem second-rate.” This article is now available on-line.

New binaries for LilyPond 2.7.26 - January 4, 2006

The Development team has been working around the clock to improve to fix the first wave bugs reported by you. The new results for MacOS and Windows are up on the Vecchi download page. Let us know how you fare!

LilyPond 2.7.26 is out - December 31, 2005

This release has an improvement in the MusicXML importer (feature sponsored by Mark vd Borre’s Music Academy): now, staves and voices are also setup, so you can readily run LilyPond on the .ly output. The important occasion for this release is our new build environment: we have completely revamped it, which means that binaries for all platforms (including MacOS, Windows, Linux/x86, but probably FreeBSD too) will be more quickly available for download. A happy 2006 from the LilyPond Development Team! (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.25 is out - December 24, 2005

This release has various bugfixes. Also, stems on the center line now have their directions interpolated to minimize the number of direction changes (feature sponsored by Basil Crow and Mike Rolish). (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.24 is out - December 20, 2005

This release fixes a couple of bugs, but more importantly, slurs now avoid TupletNumbers, and tuplet numbers may enter the staff (feature sponsored by Trent Johnston), tuplet brackets and numbers are implemented as separate grobs, TupletBracket and TupletNumber (rewrite sponsored by Trent Johnston), string arguments for music functions may be specified without # marks. This allows syntactical constructs (like \clef and \bar) to be expressed in generic music functions. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.23 is out - December 19, 2005

This release has the following new features:

(Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.22 is out - December 9, 2005

This release has better support for MusicXML: it also supports ties, beams and editorial accidentals. It also has more options for spacing Lyrics; it is now possible to separately specify minimum distances for normal and hyphenated syllables. These features were sponsored by Mark van den Borre and Bertalan Fodor. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.21 is out - December 5, 2005

Saint Nicholas brings you ... a MusicXML convertor for LilyPond! The convertor is basic, but working. Check out the LilyPond Software Design pages for MusicXML features that can be sponsored.

LilyPond 2.7.20 is out - December 2, 2005

This release contains the following improvements: Texts set in a TrueType font are now kerned. Using the TeX no longer requires linking or dynamically opening the kpathsea library, making the backend more easily usable on various systems (feature sponsored by Christian Ebert of Black Trash Productions). (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.6.5 is out - December 1, 2005

This release updates the bugreporting address and reorganizes the documentation tree. (Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.19 is out - November 26, 2005

This version contains a few bugfixes, and now allows the type of brackets in system start bracket hierarchies to be specified. Also, the horizontal alignment of rehearsal marks may be changed: marks can be put on key signatures, clefs, time signatures, etc. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.18 is out - November 21, 2005

This version features nestable system start delimiters, like bracket, brace. It also adds "square" line bracket (feature sponsored by Trevor Baca). It also has refactored routines for tie formatting. This will make it easier to get better tie formatting for chords (feature sponsored by Steve Doonan). It also has a few bug fixes. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.17 is out - November 17, 2005

This version has refactored routines for tie formatting. This will make it easier to get better tie formatting for chords (feature sponsored by Steve Doonan). It also has a few bug fixes. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.16 is out - November 11, 2005

This release fixes a large number of bugs. Please upgrade before reporting bugs in the 2.7 series. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.15 is out - November 3, 2005

This release has another massive cleanup of the backend. Each grob property may also be a "grob closure". This means that it is possible to combine functions. Calculation of extent and offset of grob is now controlled via the ‘X-extent’, ‘Y-extent’, ‘X-offset’ and ‘Y-offset’ properties. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.14 is out - October 23, 2005

This release has more cleanup in the layout-engine. Now, properties that have Procedure values are thought to be procedures that compute said property, i.e.

\override Beam #'direction = #(lambda (grob)
(if (> (random 10) 5) UP DOWN))

will set a random direction for beams. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.13 is out - October 18, 2005

This release features slashed numerals, plus signs and interruptible extender lines for figured bass. Merging of Figured bass lines has been made switchable with the figuredBassCenterContinuations property. For each grob, a subproperty in ‘callbacks’ property defines the procedure which computes it. This is major internal cleanup, which also provides advanced tweakability for power users. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.6.4 is out - October 11, 2005

This release fixes a few minor problems with the stable series. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.12 is out - October 07, 2005

It features more annotations for the page layout engine and some more sponsored features. Beamlets may stick out of the side of beams (feature sponsored by Trevor Baca); new support for figured bass with support for continuation lines and tuning of figures, brackets, and alignments (feature sponsored by Trent Johnston); vertical alignments of staves can now be tuned easily for individual systems (feature sponsored by Nicolas Sceaux). (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.11 is out - October 02, 2005

Vertical spacing for page layout can now be tuned for each system individually (feature sponsored by Trevor Baca and Nicolas Sceaux). The slope of a stem-tremolo may be set manually (feature sponsored by Sven Axelsson). There are a number of cleanups in the handling and representation of systems, among other features and bug fixes. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.10 is out - September 13, 2005

This version adds proper support for "laissez vibrer ties", just enter \laissezVibrer after a chord. This feature was sponsored by Henrik Frisk. It also has a couple of minor bugfixes. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.9 is out - September 5, 2005

This is mainly a bugfix release. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

Traduction française du site - September 03, 2005

Grâce à l’équipe des traducteurs, de nombreuses pages du site sont maintenant disponibles en français, notamment l’essai sur la gravure musicale.

LilyPond 2.7.8 is out - August 29, 2005

This release has support for right-to-left text formatting in markup commands (sponsored by Aaron Mehl). In addition, it fixes a great number of bugs, among others, support for writing MIDI files. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

Article in ‘De Standaard’ - August 20, 2005

The Belgian newspaper De Standaard investigates what drives Free Software authors in an article titled Delen van KENNIS zonder WINSTBEJAG (Non-profit sharing of knowlegde) using LilyPond as an example. This marks LilyPond’s first appearance in mainstream printed press.

LilyPond 2.7.7 is out - August 22, 2005

This release has a rewriting of tie formatting which was sponsored by Bertalan Fodor, Jay Hamilton, Kieren MacMillan, Steve Doonan, Trevor Baca, and Vicente Solsona Dellá. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.6 is out - August 19, 2005

This release adds support for numbered percent repeats, a feature sponsored by Yoshinobu Ishizaki. It also has bugfixes for clashes between slurs and symbols, like fingers dynamic signs. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.5 is out - August 16, 2005

Lily 2.7.5 has a large number of bugfixes, among others, in slur formatting, spacing, rest collisions and tuplet bracket formatting. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.4 is out - August 7, 2005

LilyPond 2.7.4 has support for proportional notation, where the space for a note is proportional to the time it takes. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.6.3 is out - August 4, 2005

This release fixes a memory corruption bug that was triggered by \override’ing Beam settings. (Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.6.2 is out - August 2, 2005

This release has a few bugfixes, among them: the autopackage will run in more platforms, LilyPond will be much quicker for large lilypond-book documents, and the up and down Fa note heads for shaped heads have been swapped. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.3 is out - July 25, 2005

LilyPond 2.7.3 has improvements in performance which should result in faster operations (15 to 20 percent). It also contains the new "\displayLilyMusic" function. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7.2 is out - July 21, 2005

LilyPond 2.7.2 has support for suggested accidentals for musica ficta notation, easy entry for lyric melismata and improvements for quicker entry of scores. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.6 released - June 27, 2005

Version 2.6 is the latest stable release of LilyPond. It now installs in a snap on Windows, MacOS X, and any version of Linux (x86). Get up and running in minutes! Pango text formatting lets you print Unicode lyrics in your favorite script and font. Create SVG files, and edit them in Inkscape. (Announcement, Vecchi download, Cambiamenti)

LilyPond 2.7.1 is out - July 20, 2005

LilyPond 2.7.1 has no user-visible changes. However, due to restructuring “under the hood”, this version will be 10 to 20 % faster. (Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.6.1 is out - July 11, 2005

This version fixes a few minor bugs found in 2.6.0, and also works on DOS-based Windows versions. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

LilyPond 2.7 is out - July 9, 2005

LilyPond 2.7.0 is out. It has support for paragraph text and pitched trill notation. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

2.5.31 released - June 22, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.32 is now available for download (binaries for Fedora + MacOS only). It has a few very minor bugfixes, and a rewrite of the TTF embedding code, which should be a lot more robust now. (Vecchi download)

Traduction du site de LilyPond - 15 juin 2005

L’équipe des traducteurs vous présente le site de LilyPond en français. Nous travaillons sur la traduction des pages encore non traduites. Bon surf !

2.5.31 for Windows and MacOS - June 15, 2005

2.5.31 is now available for both Windows and MacOS X. The Windows version should now work with embedding TTF fonts, and the MacOS X has better help functionality. (Vecchi download)

2.5.31 released - June 15, 2005

This release has a few bugfixes. In the MacOS X version, ClickEdit has been renamed to LilyPond, and you can now upgrade your files and compile them directly from LilyPond. (Vecchi download)

2.5.30 released - June 10, 2005

This is (hopefully) the last Release Candidate before 2.6. Give it a good shake to find those last bugs! (Vecchi download)

2.5.29 released - June 7, 2005

In this release the documentation also has pictures. In addition, the Mac version can also read native mac fonts (.dfonts and fonts in resource forks). (Vecchi download)

2.5.27 released - May 31, 2005

It has a big bunch of minor bugfixes. This is another release candidate for version 2.6, which should be released within the next 2 weeks. Please send a bug report if you find a critical problem with this release. (Vecchi download)

Windows and MacOS installers available - May 26, 2005

There are now a native, standalone installers for Windows and MacOS. They also support PDF point & click. (Vecchi download)

2.5.26 released - May 26, 2005

This release has a couple of small bugfixes.

2.5.25 released - May 20, 2005

This release has many small bugfixes and updates to the documentation. (Vecchi download)

2.5.24 released - May 12, 2005

2.5.24 fixes a bunch of bugs; in particular, chord symbols (such as slashed o) should now work on all platforms. This release has a new feature: it is now possible to make staves appear in a different order from the order that they were defined. (Vecchi download)

2.5.23 released - May 6, 2005

This release has a couple of small bugfixes, and a new feature. It is now possible to start and stop the StaffSymbol, during a piece of music, by doing \stopStaff \startStaff. This can be used to produce Ossia staves. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

2.5.22 released - May 3, 2005

2.5.22 is a bugfix release. The most visible improvement is in the PDF : this release will produce smaller PDF files, with symbols that look better on screen. (Vecchi download)

April 25, 2005 - 2.5.21 released!

2.5.21 has more bugfixes. It also has support for "grid lines", bar like vertical line, which are aligned with the notes. The auto-beam engraver was rewritten, so it also works with irregular time signatures like 5/8. (Cambiamenti, Vecchi download)

April 18, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.20 has lots of bugfixes, in particular, MIDI files of multi-movement pieces don’t overwrite each other. Version 2.5.20 also supports putting arrows on lines, such as glissandi. More details are in the the Cambiamenti file, or go straight to Vecchi download.

April 15, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.19 was released. The command ‘\epsfile’ allows inclusion of EPS graphics into markup texts and the music function ‘\musicDisplay’ will display a music expression as indented Scheme code. Take a look at the Cambiamenti file and Vecchi download.

April 6, 2005

2.5.18 is a bugfix release. It has many small cleanups in the web-based documentation, and many small cleanups all over the place. Vecchi download

March 31, 2005

2.5.17 is out. This release features many small bugfixes. In addition, it has support for string number notation for guitar. This feature was sponsored by Gunther Strube. Vecchi download

March 20, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.16 is out. This release fixes a few minor but irritating errors. A Fedora Core 3 binary is also available. Vecchi download

March 14, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.15 is out. This release has clean ups in the SVG output, and now uses the LilyPond number font for time signatures. It is now possible to add text before and after music. This can be used to add verses after a music. Take a look at the Cambiamenti file and Vecchi download!

March 7, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.14 is out. It is now possible (and in fact, encouraged), to build LilyPond either without the Kpathsea TeX library or with the Kpathsea dynamically loaded, but only for the -btex backend. This means that packages do not have to depend on TeX anymore. With this, the Windows download size will go down significantly. Take a look at the Cambiamenti file and download Vecchi download!

March 7, 2005

LilyPond 2.4.5 is out. This release backports the tieWaitForNote feature and has support for tetex-3.0. Vecchi download

February 28, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.13 is available for Fedora Core 3. You need to install ESP Ghostscript 8.15rc3. Unfortunately, this version of Ghostscript lacks the IJS dynamic library, which means that it will conflict with the gimp-print package. You may install it with –nodeps. Use at your own risk.

February 28, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.13 is out. This release has Point and click support for PDF output. You can read more about it here. Take a look at the Cambiamenti file and download Vecchi download!

February 26, 2005

The LilyPond Snippet Repository (LSR) is a searchable database of LilyPond code snippets. You can add snippets too, so join the LSR project, and contribute creative ideas for using LilyPond.

February 21, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.12 is out. The big news is that this release supports TrueType fonts. This means that it is now possible to use all fonts available via FontConfig. Also, arpeggios may be written out using ties and individual objects may have colors! Take a look at the Cambiamenti file and Vecchi download!

February 4, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.11 is out. In this release, foreign character sets are now supported in lilypond-book too, and it is possible to put system separators between systems. Vecchi download!

January 31, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.10 is out. This release sports as new EPS backend, based on the PS backend. This backend is used in the new and improved lilypond-book script. Vecchi download

January 26, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.9 is out. This release fixes a couple of annoying bugs in the direct PS output for piano braces. Vecchi download

January 16, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.8 is out. This release has many internal code cleanups. In addition, accuracy of error reporting has been improved. See the change log and Vecchi download!

January 11, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.7 is out. This release has a completely usable Pango integration for the PS backend. The default font is Century Schoolbook from the PS font suite. It also has small updates to the tablature settings by Erlend Aasland, assorted manual updates by Graham, and an overhaul of the font code by Werner. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

January 02, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.6 was released. This is a "technology preview" release, which means that it has all kinds of nifty features, but is not actually usable for producing nicely printed scores. For this reason, an RPM of this release was not produced. The PS backend is now completely switched over to Pango/FontConfig: for -f ps, LilyPond only accepts UTF8 input, all text fonts are loaded through Pango, the TeX backend now offloads all metric computations to LaTeX, the SVG and GNOME backends are broken, most probably. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

December 28, 2004

LilyPond 2.5.5 is out. It is the first one to link against FontConfig and Pango, although it is only available in the "-f ps" output. The default output format has been changed back TeX while we stabilize the Pango/FontConfig integration. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

December 20, 2004

LilyPond 2.5.4 is out. This release has some major brainsurgery in the font handling. As of now, LilyPond loads the music fonts in OpenType font format using FreeType. This has made a lot of things simpler, including font handling for the GNOME backend and SVG backend. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

December 3, 2004

LilyPond 2.5.3 was released. A new script, ‘\espressivo’ has been added, for a combination of crescendo and decrescendo on a single note. In markups, expressions stacked with ‘\column’, ‘\center-align’, etc, are not grouped with ‘< ... >’ anymore, but with ‘{ ... }’. LilyPond will now avoid line breaks that cause long texts to stick outside of the page staff. Grace notes following a main note, used to be entered by letting the grace notes follow a skip in a parallel expression. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

November 26, 2004

LilyPond 2.5.2 was released. It has several goodies, including solfa-notation (shaped noteheads), and an easier mechanism for customizing title, footer and header layout. Don’t forget to rebuild the fonts, as they have been changed to accomodate the solfa-notation. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

November 20, 2004

LilyPond 2.5.1 is out. This is an experimental release, containing some proof-of-concept code for our graphical layout editor. You can add and remove things from the file, and the tweaks will still work, as long as the tweaked notes remain in the place (ie. start at the same time-wise and be part of the same context). Further attractions are: the gnome backend now also draws beams and slurs, updates to the SVG backend, support for the lmodern font set for TeX, various bugfixes. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

November 12, 2004

The LilyPond development is OPEN once again! The first release of the 2.5 series has the following new Features: Positioning of slurs can now be adjusted manually, Grace notes are correctly quoted and formatted when using cue notes, Cue notes can now be created with

\cueDuring #VOICE-NAME #DIRECTION { MUSIC }

Stemlets (short stems over beamed rests) have been added. In addition, Jan hacked together some highly experimental code where you can use the mouse to drag and drop objects in the -f gnome backend. These tweaks can be saved and are applied to the PS and TeX output as well. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

November 11, 2004

LilyPond 2.4.2 is out. This release fixes a number of security problems with –safe, and adds a lot of polishing fixes. Vecchi download

November 4, 2004

LilyPond 2.4.1 is out. This release includes a number of small fixes that were made to 2.4.0 last week. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

October 31, 2004

LilyPond 2.4.0 was just released! This new stable version has support for page-layout, completely rewritten slur formatting and many other improvements. Read about them in the Cambiamenti file. Vecchi download

October 29, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.26 is out. This is another 2.4 release candidate. This release fixes a number of minor bugs, and some problems with the conversion scripts. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

October 29, 2004

2.3.25 is the final release candidate for LilyPond 2.4. Werner has been overhauling the TeX macros and lilypond-book. In addition, this release contains an important fix for raggedbottom page-layout. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

October 27, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.24 is a further polished 2.4 release candidate. This release has more improvements by Werner for the TeX backend, and a bunch of other small fixes. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

October 24, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.23 has bugfixes in the documentation, lilypond-book and –preview output. This release can be considered as a release candidate for LilyPond 2.4. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

October 10, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.22 fixes a bunch more bugs, to make 2.4 a really stable release. In addition, it renames the \paper{} block to \layout{}. The \bookpaper{} block is now called \paper{}. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

October 09, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.21 is out. It is a serious release candidate for the next stable release LilyPond. This version has a cleanup and some small formatting improvements of the slur code. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

October 02, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.20 was released. It fixes the biggest problems with encoding and the TeX backend. As a result, latin1 characters (like the german SS) show up correctly in the output once again. Also it has the usual bugfixes and updates in the documentation. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

September 29, 2004

The LilyPond development team will be present at the Free Software Bazaar of the NLUUG SANE 2004 conference today. If you are in the neighborhood, drop by for live contact with the Team or just a friendly chat. Registration is not required to attend.

September 26, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.19 is out. It’s mainly a bugfix release. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

September 20, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.18 was released. It has further improvements in the slur formatting, and a small syntax change: the mode changing commands (‘\chords’, ‘\lyrics’, etc.) have been renamed to ‘\chordmode’, ‘\lyricmode’, etc. The command ‘\chords’ is an abbreviation for \new ChordNames \chordmode ... ‘\drums’, ‘\lyrics’, ‘\chords’, ‘\figures’ function similarly. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

September 11, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.16 was released. It fixes a couple of annoying bugs, and has an important addition in the slur-formatter. Slurs that pass note heads much closer than the average distance get an extra penalty. This fixes a lot of difficult slurring cases. See input/regression/new-slur for some examples. Please consider this release as a 3.0 pre-release so try to find as many bugs as possible. A report including a small .ly example can be filed at bug-lilypond@gnu.org In this case, a bug is defined as something that the current 2.3 does worse than the latest 2.2 release. We want to be sure that no output will get uglier by upgrading to 3.0, so that once 3.0 is out, nothing will hold users back in switching. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

September 10, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.15 was released. It fixes for some gaffes with the new vertical spacing engine, has lots of documentation updates, and has support for landscape output in the direct postscript output. Also, the types of events quoted with ‘\quote’ can now be tuned with ‘quotedEventTypes’. By default, only notes and rests end up in quotes. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

September 6, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.14 was released and has exciting features! LilyPond will try to keep staves at the same distances across a page, but it will stretch distances to prevent collisions; key signature cancellations are now printed before the bar line; different voices that all use "\quote" can now refer to each other. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

August 29, 2004

LilyPond now has a Documentation Editor, Graham Percival. From now on, he will oversee that useful information flows from the mailiing list into the manual. Also, if there are unclear sections in the manual, let him know via one of the mailing lists. As a start of his career, he worked to transform the "Templates" section of the website into a readable and comprehensive chapter of the user manual. A lot of cheers for Graham!

August 29, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.13 was released. The new slur code was improved, scripts can be made to avoid slurs, by setting inside-slur to #f. It is no longer necessary to instantiate "up" and "down" staves separately when using \autochange. Jurgen Reuter refreshed the logic around mensural flags, so they are adjusted for staff lines once again. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

August 24, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.6 fixes a few minor issues, among others, the disappearing metronome mark. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

August 23, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.12 is out. This release has a lot of fixes and a new feature: there is now support for putting two slurs on chords, both above and below. This is switched on with the ‘doubleSlurs’ property. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

August 3, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.11 is out. This release basically is 2.3.10 with a few annoying bugs fixed. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

August 1, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.10 is out. This release has a major clean-up of the input/test/ directory. Many examples have been moved to the regression test or manual, and the superfluous or outdated ones have been removed. The directory has gone from 146 examples to 72 examples. That means that we’re halfway cleaning it out. Incidentally, the manual has gone from 200 to 220 pages. New features:

Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

July 30, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.9 is out. The important change is that lilypond now once-again directly runs the binary. The old wrapper script has been renamed to lilypond-latex.py, and should only be used for legacy projects. The recommended route is either using lilypond directly (with \book, you can have multiple movements within one document), or to run lilypond-book with a LaTeX wrapper file. This release also fixes a bunch of small errors. I now consider LilyPond feature complete for a 3.0 release. Next on the TODO list is updating the manual, and after that’s done we can release 3.0. The projected date for this to happen is in about a month. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

July 23, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.8 fixes a few minor bugs in the new slur code, and has rewritten support for ledger lines. Now, in tight situations, ledger lines will be shortened so they stay separate. This also required a cleanup of the Ambitus implementation. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

July 19, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.7 was released and has new exciting features! The slur formatting has been rewritten. The new slur code works similar to the Beam formatter: scores are assigned for all esthetic components of a slur. A large number of combinations for begin and end points is then tried out. Slurs will now also take into account collisions with staff lines, scripts (like staccato and accent) and accidentals. In the LilyPond emacs mode, the ‘|’ will now display the current beat within the measure. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

July 15, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.5 was released. It has a few bug fixes from 2.3.x. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

July 11, 2004

An introductory article on LilyPond appeared on Linux Journal.

July 5, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.6 was released. This release has more updates for the Fret diagram code (thanks, Carl!), fixes a bunch of bugs, including a serious one that trashed a lot of beam formatting, and was also present in the 2.2 series. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

July 5, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.4 was released. It is mainly a bug fix release. Vecchi download and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

June 25, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.5 has numerous small bugfixes and cleanups, and features more work in the experimental GNOME output module. Adventurous hackers can check the instructions at scm/output-gnome.scm and try to run buildscripts/guile-gnome.sh to see what the fuss is all about. Carl Sorensen also provided us with more patches to the fret-diagram output. Check out the ChangeLog and Vecchi download.

June 20, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.3 has a turkish translation and fixes a few minor bugs that were reported over the past month. Check out the ChangeLog for a full description and Vecchi download.

June 13, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.4 further improves the output backends. As a result, manual page-breaks, multiple output formats and putting \score into markups now works. Check out the ChangeLog and Vecchi download.

May 31, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.3 has many internal changes relating to the output backend (PostScript) and page-layout. In addition, it contains a few bugfixes for recently reported problems. Check out the ChangeLog and Vecchi download.

May 31, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.2 is out. It has a number of small bugfixes, so upgrade if any of these errors concern you. Check out the ChangeLog or head straight to the Vecchi download.

May 26, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.2 is out. This release has a lot of internal changes relating to page layout, but also sports experimental fret-diagram code. Check out the Cambiamenti or head straight to the Vecchi download.

May 9, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.1 is out. This release has many new and cool features. Check out the Cambiamenti or head straight to the Vecchi download.

May 4, 2004

Help LilyPond get better, and join in on LilyPond development! This call for help was posted on the mailing list a month ago, and we are still looking for a Release Meister, Code Janitor, Newsletter editor and a Writer for implementation Documentation. Of course, any other help is also welcome!

May 3, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.1 has been released. It fixes a handful of bugs. Vecchi download.

April 17, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.0 is now available on Windows, and should find its way to the Cygwin mirrors soon.

April 12, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.0 is the first release in the 2.3 cycle. The focus for 2.3 is page layout, so instrumentalists can force parts to have page breaks at sane turning points. This release is experimental; expect things to break! More info in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download.

April 8, 2004

A French article on the new LilyPond release appeared on linuxfr.org.

April 8, 2004

Binaries for LilyPond 2.2.0 are available for MacOS X, Slackware, Mandrake and Debian Woody. Vecchi download

April 1, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.0 is out! This new stable version has completely revamped support for for orchestral score formatting, cue notes, font size management, lyric formatting, drum notation/playback and document integration. Read about it in the announcement or skip to the Vecchi download.

March 31, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.37 has build fixes for Cygwin and SUSE, bugfixes for part-combining and chord tremolos and even more documentation polish. This should be the final release candidate; expect only regression bugs to be fixed before 2.2. Vecchi download.

March 30, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.36 has many fixes in the user manual. Vecchi download.

March 28, 2004

LilyPond 2.1..35 fixes a slew of bugs, and has the raggedlast option, which causes paragraph like line breaking for scores. More info in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

March 22, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.34 fixes minor bugs, and has more rewriting. Vecchi download.

March 21, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.33 fixes a serious bug, and a few other irritations. Vecchi download

March 20, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.32 has more rewriting in the user manual. There is also an experimental implementation of optimal page breaking (Postscript backend only). Vecchi download.

March 15, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.31 is out. It has fixes the alignment of bass figures and spurious dynamic warnings in MIDI. New attractions include rewritten font-selection routines. See the Cambiamenti and Vecchi download.

March 14, 2004

The linuxmusician.com interview made the slashdot frontpage!.

March 11, 2004

linuxmusician.com is running an interview with Han-Wen Nienhuys and Jan Nieuwenhuizen, the main authors of LilyPond.

March 11, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.30 has editorial fixes for the manual, and experimental support for page layout in the PostScript backend. See the Cambiamenti and Vecchi download.

March 9, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.29 fixes a couple of MIDI bugs, and has experimental support for producing titles with markup.

February 29, 2004

In LilyPond 2.1.28 Scheme property functions may be used argument to set!. In addition, parts of the manual have been proofread and corrected in this release. See the Cambiamenti and Vecchi download.

February 24, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.27 takes into account instrument transpositions when quoting other voices. This release also fixes a number of lyrics related bugs. See the Cambiamenti and Vecchi download.

February 23, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.26 has a new, experimental feature for quoting other voices in instrumental parts. This can be used to produce cue notes. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

February 18, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.25 fixes many bugs, and changes the conventions for altering accidental rules. Vecchi download

February 16, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.24 has a big internal rewrite. One of its practical consequences is that \with now also works with Score contexts. Further 2.1.23, which was not announced here, fixes a few bugs caused by the change of \property syntax and has updates in the Program Reference document. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

February 13, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.22 has a simplification of the \property syntax: it is shorter and more consistent now. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

February 12, 2004

In LilyPond 2.1.21, output tweaks can be done at multiple levels of the context hierarchy. In addition, it has a bunch of bugfixes, improvements in the documentation. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

February 9, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.20 has MIDI output for drums. It also sports a completely rewritten lilypond-book script, which is cleaner, shorter, and faster. It also has a large number of bugfixes. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

February 5, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.19 has rewritten support for drum notation. This release also makes some long-standing cleanups: the removal of Thread (all functionality is now moved into Voice) and Lyrics (functionality moved to LyricsVoice) context. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

February 4, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.18 is out. This release has the new part-combiner installed by default, and a similar implementation of autochange. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

February 2, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.17 is out. It adds texts (solo, a due) for the part combiner. It also reinstates the ‘--safe’ option which prevents havoc by Scheme exploits. More information in the Cambiamenti.

January 28, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.16 is out; its main feature is that it fixes the autobeams gaffe of 2.1.15. The part-combiner has been tested successfully on larger pieces. In the near future, expect more part-combining eye-candy. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

January 26, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.15 further improves the part-combiner, and fixes many bugs, among others in pedal brackets and finger positioning. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

January 21, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.14 has the first release of the new part combiner. If you have scores that use part-combining, please consider giving it a test-run. In addition many bugs relating to mixed staff sizes have been fixed. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

January 20, 2004

The lilypond.org domain has been moved to a new server. This will result in better connectivity and more bandwidth. Due to security concerns, the new server does not offer FTP access, but only HTTP downloads.

January 20, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.13 fixes a small but nasty bug in side-positioning placement, and some bugs in tuplet, tie and accidental formatting. This release contains rudimentary work on a new part-combiner. Vecchi download

January 19, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.12 fixes many bugs and improves formatting of ottava brackets. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

January 18, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.11 is now also available for Windows! For downloading, go here.

January 17, 2004

In 2.1.11, the mechanism for setting staff size and page is much simplified. In addition there are improvements in the notehead shape, and there is balloon help! More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

January 16, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.10 has a load of bugfixes and a shorter syntax for octave checks. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

January 13, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.9 has a new mechanism for adding lyrics to melodies. It is now possible to have different melismatic variations for each stanza. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

January 9, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.8 has an important new feature: it is now possible to use \property to tune the appearance of spanning objects like StaffSymbol and SystemStartBrace. In addition, contexts may be modified with \remove and \consists for individual music expressions. More information in the Cambiamenti. Vecchi download

January 7, 2004

An update to the stable branch, version 2.0.2, was released today. It contains a couple of minor bugfixes. Vecchi download

January 6, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.7 continues to improve the layout of the Schubert test piece; this release focuses on dot placement and multi measure rests centering. More information in the Cambiamenti and download here.

January 4, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.6 continues to improve the layout of lyrics. More information in the release notes and download here.

January 2, 2004

In LilyPond 2.1.5, the lyric alignment is completely revamped, and now matches my Edition Peters version of the Schubert song Sängers Morgen. More information in the Cambiamenti and download here.

December 30, 2003

LilyPond 2.1.4 is released. Font shapes and line thickness are now truly different for different staff sizes, thus lending an engraved look to scores printed in smaller type too. See the Cambiamenti and download here.

December 23, 2003

LilyPond 2.1.3 released. Interpreting and formatting is now done while parsing the file. This allows for Scheme manipulation of music, and could be used to implement experimental MusicXML output (volunteers to implement this are welcome!) See the Cambiamenti and download here.

December 17, 2003

LilyPond 2.1.2 released. This release has a new mechanism for setting font sizes, which combines different font design sizes and continuous font scaling. See the Cambiamenti and download here.

December 16, 2003

LilyPond 2.1.1 released. This release wraps together all the small fixes made during Han-Wen’s absence. See the Cambiamenti and download here.

October 11, 2003

LilyPond 2.1.0 released. See the Cambiamenti and download here.

October 11, 2003

LilyPond 2.0.1 binaries for Mandrake 9.1 available from here thanks to Heikki Junes.

October 9, 2003

LilyPond 2.0.1 binaries for Slackware 9 available from here, thanks to Ricardo Hoffman.

October 5, 2003

LilyPond 2.0.1 binaries are available for Macos X, many thanks to Matthias Neeracher. Vecchi download

October 4, 2003

LilyPond 2.0.1 binaries are available for Windows (Cygwin version 1.5). Vecchi download. Thanks to Bertalan Fodor, our new Cygwin maintainer!

September 29, 2003

LilyPond 2.0.1 is released. It contains minor bugfixes. See the Cambiamenti or download here directly.

September 27, 2003

PlanetCCRMA has been updated to include LilyPond 2.0. Go here to download. Thanks to Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano!

September 24, 2003

LilyPond 2.0.0 is released. The focus of this release is cleanups of the syntax: entering music is now much easier and more efficient. Read the announcement here, or go to the download page directly.

September 24, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.10 is released. This is the final LilyPond 2.0 release candidate. Check the Cambiamenti and download here.

September 23, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.9 is released. This is the second LilyPond 2.0 prerelease. Check the Cambiamenti and download here.

September 19, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.8 is released. This is the first LilyPond 2.0 prerelease. Check the Cambiamenti and download here.

September 17, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.7 is released. LilyPond now has support for quarter tone accidentals! Vecchi download

September 16, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.6 is released. It has a lot of minor fixes and updates. Vecchi download

September 10, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.5 is released. With this release, the 1.9 branch is feature complete. After some stabilization and documentation work, 2.0 will be available in a few weeks. Vecchi download

September 9, 2003

LilyPond 1.8.2 is released. This release fixes a couple of minor bugs. Vecchi download

September 7, 2003

LilyPond 1.8 binaries are available for Windows (Cygwin version 1.5). Vecchi download

August 31, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.4 is released. This is an experimental release: read the announcement before trying.

August 31, 2003

LilyPond 1.8 binaries for slackware available. Get them here.

August 31, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.3 is released. This release supports tagging for music version control, and has better fingering placement flexibility. Read the Cambiamenti and get it here.

August 28, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.2 is released. Read the Cambiamenti and get it here.

August 26, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.1 is released. Read the Cambiamenti and get it here.

August 25, 2003

The LilyPond 1.9 development release is available. Read the Cambiamenti and get it here.

August 25, 2003

Mandrake 9.1 RPMS available, get them here.

August 21, 2003

LilyPond 1.8.1 was released. Get it here, or read the Cambiamenti.

August 18, 2003

PlanetCCRMA (eg. RedHat 8 and 9) has been updated to 1.8. Download here.

August 7, 2003

LilyPond 1.8 is released. Read Cambiamenti and get it here.

August 7, 2003

New website went live!

August 6, 2003

Announced new website.

August 1, 2003

LilyPond 1.7.30 released.

July 30, 2003

Website: present treatise about music engraving, music printing software, and LilyPond’s unique faculties.

July 29, 2003

1.7.29 - release candidate 4 has been released. Packages for Red Hat, Debian, Cygwin are available.


Soffitta

Annunci

Annunci e notizie ordinati per versione: v2.16, v2.14, v2.12, v2.10, v2.8, v2.6, v2.4, v2.2, v2.0, v1.2, v1.0, v0.1

Elenco descrittivo dei cambiamenti per ogni versione: v2.16, v2.14, v2.12, v2.10, v2.8, v2.6, v2.4, v2.2, v2.0, v1.8, v1.6, v1.4, v1.2

Grazie

Grazie a sviluppatori, collaboratori, cacciatori di bug e a chi ci ha dato preziosi suggerimenti v2.16, v2.14, v2.12, v2.10, v2.8, v2.6, v2.4, v2.2, v2.0, v1.8

Lista dei cambiamenti

Lista dei cambiamenti apportati da ciascun sviluppatore in ogni versione: v2.10, v2.3, v2.1, v1.5 (1), v1.5 (2), v1.4, v1.3, v1.2, v1.1, v1.0, v0.1, v0.0


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