LilyPond — Changes

This document lists changes and new features in LilyPond version 2.25.2 since 2.24.

Note: LilyPond releases can contain syntax changes, which may require modifications in your existing files written for older versions so that they work in the new version. To upgrade files, it is strongly recommended to use the convert-ly tool distributed with LilyPond, which is described in Updating files with convert-ly. convert-ly can perform almost all syntax updates automatically. Frescobaldi users can run convert-ly directly from Frescobaldi using “Tools > Update with convert-ly…”. Other editing environments with LilyPond support may provide a way to run convert-ly graphically.

Major changes in LilyPond

New for musical notation

Pitches improvements

None so far.

Rhythm improvements

Expressive mark improvements

Repeat improvements

None so far.

Editorial annotation improvements

None so far.

Text improvements

None so far.

New for specialist notation

None so far.

Miscellaneous improvements

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LilyPond — Changes v2.25.2 (development-branch).