LilyPond
LilyPond 2.19.4-1
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LilyPond is an automated engraving system. It formats music beautifully and automatically, and has a friendly syntax for its input files.

The inspiration for LilyPond came when two musicians got annoyed with the bland and boring look of computer print-outs. Every musician prefers reading beautiful music, so couldn't we programmers solve that printing problem?

LilyPond just does that: it prints music in the best traditions of classical engraving with minimum fuss. Don't waste time on tuning spacing, moving around symbols, or shaping slurs. Impress friends and
What's New
Version 2.19.4-1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.3 or later





MacUpdate - LilyPond



LilyPond User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 04 Mar 2014
Very Good App and free like in BEER!
[Version 2.19.3-1]


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Willy-Software-Addict reviewed on 21 Jan 2014
Cool app!
[Version 2.19.1-1]


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Negritude commented on 13 Feb 2011
FYI, there are PPC versions of both stable and beta at the developer's web site:

http://lilypond.org/web/install/
[Version 2.13.50-1]


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Diogo Cocharro reviewed on 10 Feb 2011
Nice and free!
[Version 2.12.3]


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Sjha commented on 25 Sep 2009
I am delighted to find that this latest version of Lilypond now supports Leopard and Snow Leopard - well done and thanks to the developers!
[Version 2.13.4-1]


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sjha commented on 02 Jan 2009
I am a great fan of Lilypond which produces beautiful music sheets. However I am concerned that the development of the Mac versions is becoming less than satisfactory. Firstly there is still no version of Lilypond that will run under Leopard. Secondly both the 2.11 and 2.12 versions produce error messages on my Macbook under OSX 10.4.11 - indeed I couldn't get version 2.12.1-1 to produce any output. I have had to revert to version 2.10.33-1
[Version 2.12.1-1]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 02 Jan 2009
Have a look here:

http://ivo.bouwmans.name/lilypondleopard/
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sjha replied on 02 Jan 2009
Yes I am aware of this work-around. But that is what it is - just a work-around. And what concerns me is that it is now nearly 12 months since it was reported that Lilypond did not work under Leopard and we still have to use a work-around.
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 02 Jan 2009
Sorry. Was just trying to help.
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sjha replied on 03 Jan 2009
I didn't mean to sound unappreciative of your helpful comment. Indeed I think it was important to point Leopard users to the work-around that you mention since it does allow them to use Lilypond albeit in a somewhat roundabout way. I am just disappointed that one of my favourite programmes still does not have full Leopard compatibility.
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derhindemith replied on 01 Jul 2009
Unfortunately, no one (until recently) had the magical combination of ability and means (i.e., hardware) to create an OSX 10.5 compatible version. In these situations, one can usually ask for a refund and find a competitor product that does everything desired. Lilypond, however is free, so a refund is unnecessary, and all that remains is to find a competitor product that does everything desired.
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sjha reviewed on 13 Dec 2007
This excellent programme just gets better and better! Highly recommended for anyone writing out music scores
[Version 2.11.36-1]


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sjha commented on 24 Feb 2007
There seems to be a problem with the archive for version 2.11.19-2 which will not expand successfully
[Version 2.11.19-2]


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Luca-Nonato commented on 18 Feb 2007
Ferruccio, not exactly: as stated here the application is properly reported "(PowerPC)" because the GUI is still PPC, but the typesetting program has been compiled for intel...


Cheers!
Luca
[Version 2.11.19-1]


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Anvil commented on 18 Feb 2007
I admire the energy and devotion of the Lilypond developers. Also, the points they make about layout on their site are very perceptive.

Unfortunately, the example they published on Macupdate looks pretty bad as far as layout goes, with collisions and unevenness. It just doesn't seem to justify the steep learning curve.

As much as I am indifferent to the very complex music of Brian Ferneyhough, he uses Finale to typeset it. I imagine that it would be impossible for Lilypond to set even one bar of his music.

Good luck, anyway!
[Version 2.11.19-1]


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axe had trouble on 26 Feb 2008
I downloaded lilypond-2.11.41-1.darwin-x86.tar.bz2
lilypond-2.10.33-1.darwin-x86.tar
lilypond-2.8.8-1.darwin-x86.tar
to a MacBook Pro 2.6 Intel Core 2 duo running Mac OSX 10.5.2
None of the versions above were usable at all.
None showed the menubar correctly.
All showed only one menu, Lilypond, with no menu items. No keyboard shortcut worked and the only way to quit the appl was to force quit it (CMD OPT ESC)
Can the developer help please?
[Version 2.11.41-1]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 26 Feb 2008
Likely the developer(s) can help, try the developer website:

http://lilypond.org/web/documentation
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Yoxi replied on 07 Aug 2008
Are you using Leopard? The user requirements require Tiger.
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Yoxi replied on 07 Aug 2008
Sorry, you already said you're using 10.5.2, so there's more help available on this page:

http://ivo.bouwmans.name/lilypondleopard/
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Ferruccio Busoni had trouble on 11 Nov 2006
Am I insane, or is there no Intel version? The Intel download on the site gives me a PPC binary that runs under Rosetta even after it is fully launched.
[Version 2.10-1]

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Bdidi replied on 19 Jan 2007
Actually it's only the front end that claims to be PPC - if you go deeper into the package, you'll find that the binaries that do all the processing are Intel code.
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License:Free
Date:07 Apr 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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LilyPond is an automated engraving system. It formats music beautifully and automatically, and has a friendly syntax for its input files.

The inspiration for LilyPond came when two musicians got annoyed with the bland and boring look of computer print-outs. Every musician prefers reading beautiful music, so couldn't we programmers solve that printing problem?

LilyPond just does that: it prints music in the best traditions of classical engraving with minimum fuss. Don't waste time on tuning spacing, moving around symbols, or shaping slurs. Impress friends and colleagues with sharp sheet music!


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