LilyPond version 2.12 available — 12 year anniversary releaseDecember, 2008.
We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.12 “Rune”.
Our joy is tinged with sadness, as long-time LilyPond contributor and friend Rune Zedeler passed away on the 2nd of July, 2008. This release is dedicated to him.
Rune was a computer programmer, a musician and a valued contributor to LilyPond. He had been enthusiastically involved in the project for the past six years, and he will be sorely missed in our community.
- Collision detection has been vastly improved. Outside-staff objects now avoid each other automatically, so far fewer manual tweaks are required to obtain a pleasing layout.
- The documentation has been almost entirely rewritten during the year-long "Grand Documentation Project", and the online documentation is both much better-looking and far easier to browse. The program is now available in 6 languages, and the documentation is partially available in French, Spanish and German. It has never been easier to get started with 'Pond!
- Almost 30 new features, among others transposable fret diagrams, microtonal accidentals, and a much improved musicxml2ly, have been implemented and nearly 200 bugs have been fixed. For a complete overview surf to http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.12/Documentation/topdocs/NEWS.html.
Happy music typesetting!
LilyPond was brought to you by...
Han-Wen Nienhuys – Core development
Jan Nieuwenhuizen – Core development
Joe Neeman – Core development
Graham Percival – Documentation Editor and Bug Meister
Valentin Villenave – LSR Editor and Bug Meister
Mats Bengtsson – Support Guru
John Mandereau – Translation Meister
Rune Zedeler, Maximilian Albert, Milan Zamazal, Reinhold Kainhofer (musicxml2ly development), Erlend Aasland, Stan Sanderson (Regression Checker), Neil Puttock.
Grand Documentation Project
Trevor Daniels – Assistant Documentation Editor
Andrew Hawryluk, Carl Sorensen, Eyolf Østrem, Francisco Vila, Jay Hamilton, Jonathan Kulp, Joseph Harfouch, Patrick McCarty, Ralph Palmer, Till Rettig – Notation Reference work
Kurt Kroon – Glossary Updates, Notation Reference work
Alard de Boer – Formatting
Michael Rasmussen – Formatting
Trevor Bača – Inspirational Headwords
Reinhold Kainhofer – Technical Aid
Neil Puttock – Snippet Editor, Technical Aid.
Clytie Siddall, Damien Heurtebise, Francisco Vila, Heikki Junes, Jean-Charles Malahieude, John Mandereau, Nicolas Klutchnikoff, Till Rettig, Valentin Villenave.
Mike Amundsen, Trevor Bača.
Bug hunters and suggestions
Adam James Wilson, Alard de Boer, Alex Rolex, Andy Haupt, Arvid Grøtting, Bertalan Fodor, Benjamin Drung, Cameron Horsburgh, Carl Sorensen, Christian Hitz, Christian Herzberg, David Bobroff, David Griffel, Daniel Hulme, Daniel Johnson, Dominic Neumann, Eduardo Vieira, Frédéric Chiasson, Georg Dummer, Georg Romstorfer, Gilles Thibault, Hernán J. González, Hu Haipeng, Jay Anderson, James Kilfinger, Jean-Marie Mouchel, Jean-Yves Baudais, Jesús Guillermo Andrade, Jonathan Henkelman, Kazuhiro Suzuki, Kevin Dalley, Laura Conrad, Luc Wehli, Maarten Hijzelendoorn, Marc Lanoiselée, Mark Polesky, Matthijs Frankeno, Martijn Vromans, Marnen Laibow-Koser, Maximilian Albert, Mirosław Doroszewski, Mike Coleman, Neil Puttock, Nicolas Mayencourt, Nicolas Sceaux, Orm Finnendahl, Peter Budny, Phillip Kirlin, Pierre-Emmanuel Brame, Ralph Palmer, Renaud Flavigny, Rick Hansen, Risto Vääräniemi, Robin Bannister, Roland Goretzki, Rune Zedeler, Ruud van Silfhout, Sean Reed, Steven Weber, Tomas Sauer, Thomas Scharkowski, Trevor Bača, Vivian Barty-Taylor, Werner Lemberg, Wilbert Berendsen, William Oram, Yota Moteuchi, Zack Charter, and Zoltan Selyem.