ITP: LilyPond 1.5.73

Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Wed Aug 14 15:16:00 GMT 2002

LilyPond 1.5.73 is now available for evaluation at:

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-1.5.73-1/input/example-1

which should produce a simple piece of sheet music as:


To get started, see the Tutorial at

We're heading for LilyPond 1.6 real soon now, and it would be grand if
LilyPond would be included in Cygwin by then.  I'm a bit later than I
had wanted, but tetex maintainership came unexpected, took quite some
time, and that had to take priority.

Accurate installation instructions for LilyPond on Windows (ie, on
Cygwin) depends on whether it gets included in the Cygwin
distribution.  For the package itself, it doesn't have any
consequences; it would save new LilyPond users (currently about 10-100
per month, the typing of the additional

So, may we have your votes and comments please.


Btw, the Cygwin mirror has now been discontinued.  To
     install or upgrade, run, select
     a mirror, and add `' as extra url.


sdesc: "A program for printing sheet music"
category: Publishing
requires: bash libguile14 libiconv2 libintl2 libkpathsea3 python tetex-bin tetex-tiny
#requires: tetex-bin, tetex-tiny | tetex-base
#suggests: emacs gsview lilypond-doc rxvt tetex-x11 XFree86-serv
ldesc: "A program for printing sheet music.
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 is part of the GNU Project."


sdesc: "LilyPond documentation."
category: Doc
ldesc: "LilyPond Documentation in HTML, PS, PDF and DVI formats.  This
package contains the HTML, PostScript PDF and DVI documentation for
the LilyPond music typesetting software.  Info and man pages are in
the lilypond package."


Jan Nieuwenhuizen <> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter       |

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