Updated: lilypond-1.6.5-1 for Cygwin
Sat Oct 19 11:05:00 GMT 2002
LilyPond 1.6.5 is now officially available for Cygwin.
This release fixes a number of bugs, and also adds the required
depencency on ghostscript.
LilyPond prints beautiful sheet music. It produces music notation from
a description file. It excels at typesetting classical music, but you
can also print pop-songs.
LilyPond input is plain text. So, you can use your favorite text
editor to enter it (yes, both are included in Cygwin), you can put it
in email or embed it in an article.
After a successful installation of lilypond (and its dependencies,
notably guile, python, tetex), you should be able to run, eg,
ly2dvi -p /usr/doc/lilypond-1.6.5-1/input/example-1
which should produce a simple piece of sheet music as:
If you're seeing problems with the -p option: this should be fixed by
the a new tetex release, to be expected real soon now.
If you install XFree86 tetex-x11 and ghostscript-x11, you may even
view the output just like you would do on UNIX:
xdvi example-1.dvi &
To view the output in the Windows, non-XFree enviroment, you need a
PostScript viewer (it seems that gv is not yet available for Cygwin).
You can find a plain Windows one here: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost .
After installing Ghostscript and GSView, you may do:
gsview32 example-1.ps # view
gsview32 /s example-1.ps # print
To get started, see the Tutorial at:
or, after installing the lilypond-doc package, your local copy at
(check your Cygwin prefix):
Please send questions or comments on the LilyPond Cygwin package or
installation to the Cygwin mailing list at: email@example.com.
However, if you're having non-Cygwin specific problems related to
LilyPond, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not email
the authors or maintainers directly.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up
'lilypond' from the 'Publishing' category. Find 'lilypond-doc' in the
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.
In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
is a reliable high bandwidth connection, and already up to date.
In Japan, use ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/gnu/gnu-win32/ .
In Denmark, http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/cygwin/ is usually pretty good.
In the UK,
is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.
If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another
Please send questions or comments to the Cygwin mailing list at:
email@example.com . If you want to subscribe go to:
http://cygwin.com/lists.html . I would appreciate if you would use
this mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing
list is the appropriate place.
Requirements and DLLs.
TeTeX and LilyPond depend on a number of library packages, but as it
seems, they sometimes do not get selected automagically.
requires: ash cygwin ed grep jpeg libkpathsea3 libncurses6 libpng12 tiff
sed termcap zlib
requires: bash libguile14 libiconv2 libintl2 libkpathsea3 python
tetex-bin, tetex-tiny or tetex-base
Also, the more general info on missing DLLs may be helpful:
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