Dear music enthusiasts,

LilyPond version 2.4 was released today!

LilyPond is a program for making beautiful music notation.  It is
open source/free software, and is available for all popular operating
systems. It runs on most Unix flavors --including Linux and MacOS X--
and MS Windows. Use it for your music too!

With this release, LilyPond does not rely anymore on TeX to do titling
and page layout, but distributes page breaks optimally to produce
evenly spaced pages, while respecting user specified turning points.

The slur formatting code has been completely rewritten, and now yields
classical engraving quality results for most cases.

In addition, version 2.4 adds fret diagrams, a safe execution mode for
webserver use, a further simplified input format, better typography
for ledger lines, many bugfixes and a fully revised and updated

Go and grab it at

A big thank-you goes out to our contributors:

Carl Sorensen
David Svoboda
Guy Gascoigne-Piggford
Heikki Junes
Hendrik Maryns
Kristof Bastiaensen
Lisa Opus Goldstein
Mats Bengtsson
Michael Welsh Duggan
Peter Lutek
Werner Lemberg

Also thanks to our bug-hunters:

Antti Kaihola, Bertalan Fodor, Brian Clements, Christian Hitz,
Christoph Ludwig, Christophe Papazian, Daniel Berjón Díez, Dave
Phillips, David Bobroff, David Brandon, Doug Asherman, Ed Jackson,
Heinz Stolba, Jefferson dos Santos Felix, Karl Hammar, Marco Gusy,
Martin Norbäck, Matthias Neeracher, Maurizio Tomasi, Michael
Kiermaier, Pascal Legris, Peter Rosenbeck, Russ Ross, Stephen Pollei,
Thomas Scharlowski, Will Oram, Yuval Harel,

Happy music printing,

The LilyPond development team,

Han-Wen Nienhuys & Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Core development

Graham Percival
Documentation Editor

Erik Sandberg

Pedro Kroeger
Build meister