# LilyPond... la notation musicale pour tous

### Qu’est-ce que LilyPond ?

LilyPond est un logiciel de gravure musicale, destiné à produire des partitions de qualité optimale. Ce projet apporte à l’édition musicale informatisée l’esthétique typographique de la gravure traditionnelle. LilyPond est un logiciel libre rattaché au projet GNU.

Plus sur LilyPond dans notre Introduction !

#### LilyPond 2.17.97 released! December 8, 2013

We are excited to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.97 as a potential final beta release for the upcoming stable release 2.18. The developers believe this to be feature-complete, the documentation to be accurate, and no important issues to be overlooked. For upgrading the syntax of your input files to the latest version, see Updating files with convert-ly. Please test this release and report back any problems, see Bug reports.

#### LilyPond blog. June 2, 2013

Janek Warchoł has created a LilyPond blog. You can find it at lilypondblog.org!

#### LilyPond 2.16.2 released! January 4, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.16.2. This release is mainly to correct a problem with lilypond-book running on Windows. We recommend that only people requiring this functionality upgrade to this version.

#### The LilyPond Report #28. November 12, 2012

The October issue of the LilyPond Report focuses on the meeting of LilyPond developers and users in Waltrop, Germany last August. Of course, there are also some musings on LilyPond triggered by the release of 2.16.0 and 2.17.0 occuring from that venue.

There are also two monthly financial reports from David Kastrup whose work on LilyPond is solely paid for by financial contributions from other developer and users (thank you!), and a report about experiences from a web-based music typesetting service using LilyPond internally.

Come read LilyPond Report 28 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

#### LilyPond 2.16.1 released! November 9, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.16.1. This has a number of updates to the previous stable version, and should cause no problems. We recommend that everybody upgrade to this version.

#### Lilypond 2.16.0 released! August 24, 2012

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.16.1. LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

Many improvements have been made in the past year since the previous main stable version. A few major improvements are:

• Support for kievan square notation
• User and programming interfaces have greatly improved
• Music functions have become quite more versatile

A full list of new features is given in:

http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.16/Documentation/changes/index.html


Happy music typesetting! LilyPond 2.16 was brought to you by...

Main development team:

Bertrand Bordage, Trevor Daniels, Colin Hall, Phil Holmes, Ian Hulin, Reinhold Kainhofer, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kulp, Werner Lemberg, John Mandereau, Patrick McCarty, Joe Neeman, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Graham Percival, Mark Polesky, Neil Puttock, Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen, Francisco Vila, Valentin Villenave, Jan Warchoł

Programming contributors:

Aleksandr Andreev, Sven Axelsson, Peter Chubb, Karin Hoethker, Marc Hohl, David Nalesnik, Justin Ohmie, Benkő Pál, Julien Rioux, Patrick Schmidt, Adam Spiers, Heikki Taurainen, Piers Titus van der Torren, Jan-Peter Voigt, Janek Warchol

Documentation contributors:

James Lowe, Pavel Roskin, Alberto Simoes, Stefan Weil

Colin Campbell, Eluze, Phil Holmes, Marek Klein, Ralph Palmer, James Lowe

Support:

Colin Campbell, Christian Hitz, Phil Holmes

Translation contributors:

Jean-Charles Malahieude, Till Paala, Yoshiki Sawada

# Introduction

### Notre objectif

L’inspiration pour LilyPond provient de deux musiciens qui s’étaient lassés de l’aspect fade et ennuyeux des partitions musicales produites avec un ordinateur. Tous les musiciens préfèrent lire de belles partitions de musique, pourquoi donc les programmeurs ne développeraient-ils pas un logiciel capable d’en produire ?

C’est justement ce que fait LilyPond : ce logiciel grave de la musique selon le meilleur de la tradition typographique avec un minimum de bricolage. Ne perdez pas de temps à ajuster l’espacement, déplacer des symboles un par un ou remodeler des liaisons. Vous impressionnerez vos amis et collègues avec des partitions soignées !

## Fonctionnalités

### Élégance

#### Excellente gravure de la musique classique

L’intérêt d’utiliser LilyPond est de produire des partitions élégantes et fonctionnelles, c’est-à-dire à la fois agréables et faciles à lire. La communauté des développeurs a consacré des milliers d’heures à construire ce puissant logiciel. Tous les détails de style, la conception des polices et les algorithmes ont été inspirés des meilleures gravures manuelles de partitions. Les partitions produites par LilyPond ont le même aspect robuste, équilibré et élégant que les partitions les mieux gravées avec des méthodes traditionnelles. Pour plus de détails, consultez notre Essai.

#### Moins de bricolage

Perdez moins de temps à retoucher la mise en page. En effet, LilyPond tend à déterminer la meilleure mise en page dès le départ, en déterminant l’espacement, les sauts de système et de page, afin de produire une mise en page compacte et homogène. Le logiciel résout les collisions entre paroles, notes et accords, et calcule la courbure des liaisons, tout cela automatiquement !

### Simplicité d’utilisation

#### Entrée sous forme de texte

LilyPond prend en entrée du texte brut, que vous pouvez écrire dans votre éditeur de texte préféré, rapidement et confortablement. Vous pouvez oublier les prises de tête avec la souris. Le fichier texte d’entrée contient toute la description de la musique à graver ; ainsi, il n’est pas nécessaire de se rappeler de complexes séquences de commandes, il suffit de relire du texte d’entrée existant pour retrouver ce que l’on a déjà réussi à faire.

#### Association de musique et texte

Introduisez des fragments de partition musicale sans avoir besoin de copier-coller manuellement des images. Intégrez de façon transparente des partitions dans un document LaTeX ou HTML, ou ajoutez des partitions dans un document OpenOffice.org.

#### Accessibilité

Le format de fichier de LilyPond, qui décrit la musique sous forme de texte, permet également son utilisation par des utilisateurs ayant certains handicaps physiques. Les personnes ne pouvant saisir au clavier ou contrôler une souris peuvent utiliser la reconnaissance vocale pour éditer des fichiers LilyPond. Même des personnes aveugles peuvent utiliser des outils de lecture d’écran pour écrire des fichiers LilyPond, ce qui est quasiment impossible avec les logiciels de gravure musicale fonctionnant avec une interface graphique.

#### Conception extensible

Tous les paramètres peuvent être changés pour adapter le résultat à vos goûts typographiques. Si cela ne suffit pas, le langage de script intégré Scheme, un dialecte du puissant langage LISP, offre beaucoup de possibilités. Les paramètres, variables et fonctions sont tous documentés dans les manuels de référence.

### Environnement

#### Un logiciel libre

LilyPond peut être téléchargé gratuitement ! Si si, c’est vrai. Vous pouvez le récupérer depuis la page de téléchargement.

Ce logiciel est également et avant tout libre : son code source est également disponible, et il est possible sous certaines conditions de le copier, de le modifier et de le redistribuer. Êtes-vous irrité par un bogue, ou désirez-vous une fonctionnalité ? Ajoutez-la vous-même, ou payez quelqu’un d’autre pour le faire.

#### Excellent support

LilyPond fonctionne sur les plateformes les plus courantes : GNU/Linux, MacOS X et Windows. Le logiciel est accompagné d’une large documentation et des centaines d’exemples. Une communauté active répond aux questions via les listes d’utilisateurs, en particulier la liste anglophone et la liste francophone, tandis que l’équipe de développement assure une prompte résolution des problèmes.

#### Éditeurs avancés

Plusieurs développeurs, eux-mêmes utilisateurs de LilyPond, ont créé des outils spécifiques dans le but de travailler plus rapidement et avec plus d’efficacité leurs fichiers LilyPond. Quelques exemples sont répertoriés à la rubrique Facilités d’édition.

### Et ensuite ?

Si vous n’êtes toujours pas convaincu(e), jetez un coup d’œil à quelques Exemples. Si vous êtes déjà décidé(e) à essayer LilyPond, nous vous invitons à lire d’abord Entrée sous forme de texte.

## Exemples

LilyPond est un outil puissant et flexible, adapté à beaucoup de styles et systèmes de notation. Parcourez notre galerie d’exemples et inspirez-vous en !

#### Musique classique

Cette pièce pour orgue de J.-S. Bach est représentative d’un travail basique de gravure avec LilyPond.

(cliquez pour agrandir)

#### Notation complexe

Cet exemple extrait de Goyescas de Enrique Granados montre quelques-unes des fonctionnalités de gravure les plus avancées, notamment les liens coudés, les hampes traversant les portées, et les lignes de suivi de voix.

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#### Musique ancienne

LilyPond prend également en charge plusieurs types de notation ancienne, en particulier grégorienne comme le montre cet exemple.

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#### Musique moderne

Certains compositeurs de musique contemporaine apprécient la capacité de LilyPond à s’adapter à des notations personnalisées. L’exemple suivant est extrait de Čáry, pour flûte basse seule, de Trevor Bača.

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#### Création efficace et flexible de matériels d’exécution

Divers matériels d’exécution – conducteur, parties séparées – peuvent être créés à partir du même code source LilyPond. Voici un extrait de la gravure par Nicolas Sceaux du Giulio Cesare de Händel, avec le conducteur, une réduction à deux portées vocales, et une partie de violon.

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#### Tablature

LilyPond prend en charge la notation de tablature, qui peut être personnalisée pour n’importe quel instrument utilisant ce type de notation. La notation des tablatures est calculée automatiquement par LilyPond en fonction des hauteurs des notes.

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#### Diagrammes de Schenker

La notation musicale standard peut être grandement personnalisée, au point de créer un diagramme d’analyse schenkérienne comme celui-ci, créé par Kris Schaffer pour un article du Linux Journal. Les couleurs ont été ajoutés pour plus de visibilité.

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#### Musique vocale

LilyPond excelle dans la gravure de toute sorte de musique vocale, du chant sacré à l’opéra. Voici un motet médiéval qui présente quelques particularités. La voix de ténor est écrite dans une métrique différente de celle des autres voix, mais doit tout de même se synchroniser avec elles. LilyPond gère élégamment cette difficulté. Remarquez également les incipits avec des clefs de style vatican, les hampes barrées indiquant des notes plicaturées, et les crochets de ligature sur certains groupes de notes.

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#### Applications pédagogiques

LilyPond est également adapté à une utilisation à des fins pédagogiques. Voici par exemple un exercice de contrepoint.

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#### Musique pop

Il est facile de créer des partitions de chansons pop avec la mélodie, les paroles, les chiffrages d’accords et les diagrammes de frettes. Vous pouvez voir des exemples de tels diagrammes qui sont prédéfinis, mais il est possible de les personnaliser dans presque tous les cas.

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#### Grands projets

LilyPond excelle également dans les grands projets tels qu’un opéra ou une œuvre pour grand orchestre symphonique. De plus, l’entrée sous forme de texte offre une meilleure accessibilité – cet exemple est extrait de l’œuvre de Hu Haipeng, compositeur aveugle.

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### Et ensuite ?

Vous n’êtes toujours pas convaincu(e) ? LilyPond est un logiciel libre, vous garantissant de la Liberté. Si vous êtes déjà décidé(e) à utiliser LilyPond, nous vous recommandons de lire d’abord Entrée sous forme de texte.

## Liberté

### Un logiciel libre

GNU LilyPond est développé par une communauté de passionnés. Ce logiciel est distribué selon la Licence Publique Générale GNU GPL et la Licence Libre de Documentation GNU FDL, accordant à tous la liberté de le corriger, le modifier et étendre ses fonctionnalités. La gravure musicale de qualité ne devrait pas vous coûter des centaines d’euros dépensés pour acheter une licence d’utilisation d’un logiciel !

### Les bénéfices pour les utilisateurs

• Aucun coût d’essai : téléchargez-le et essayez-le sans aucune restriction ! Qu’avez-vous à perdre ?
• Partage : si vous appréciez ce logiciel, donnez-en une copie à vos amis, professeurs, étudiants et collègues !
• Code source disponible : si vous êtes curieux du fonctionnement interne de LilyPond, vous avez le droit de le connaître exactement grâce à la disponibilité du code source et de toute l’infrastructure de compilation.
• Extensible : vous pouvez ajouter des fonctionnalités, corriger des bogues et modifier le fonctionnement. Si vous n’êtes pas un programmeur, vous pouvez embaucher quelqu’un pour le faire à votre place.

Cette possibilité de modifier le logiciel peut ne pas sembler primordiale pour un simple musicien utilisateur. Elle est cependant potentiellement importante pour un compositeur exigeant sur la notation, une entreprise ou un milieu de recherche.

• Indépendance par rapport aux éditeurs de logiciel : si une entreprise fait faillite, qu’advient-il des logiciels et fichiers dans le format de ces logiciels que cette entreprise développait et éditait ? Ce n’est pas un problème avec LilyPond ; même si toute l’équipe de développement laissait ce logiciel à l’abandon, il serait encore légalement et effectivement disponible afin d’être copié, modifié et distribué.

### Pourquoi les développeurs de LilyPond « donnent-ils » leur travail gratuitement ?

La plupart d’entre nous conçoivent le développement de LilyPond comme un passe-temps ou un travail bénévole, c’est pourquoi cette question serait mieux formulée ainsi : pourquoi des gens contribuent bénévolement à LilyPond ?

• Pour le plaisir : travailler pour un but particulier peut être motivant, d’autant plus que le travail d’équipe apporte de l’entraide !
• Des objectifs communs : nous voulons tous produire des partitions de musique de qualité, mais peu de gens ont l’expertise – et personne n’a le temps ! – de créer un logiciel qui gère toutes les situations. En travaillant tous ensemble – l’un améliore le code des ligatures automatiques, un autre corrige le galbe des liaisons, et un troisième écrit de la documentation expliquant l’utilisation de ces fonctionnalités – nous pouvons tendre bien plus vite vers ce but.
• « Culture du don » : le mouvement du logiciel libre a créé de nombreux grands projets logiciels tels que GNU/Linux, Mozilla Firefox et Battle for Wesnoth. Ayant bénéficié de ces projets en tant qu’utilisateurs, certains souhaitent « donner en retour » à la communauté en contribuant à un logiciel libre.
• Expérience professionnelle : la contribution à des projets de logiciel libre est une excellente manière de pratiquer la programmation, l’édition de documentation et la conception. Cette expérience a aidé quelques développeurs à décrocher un emploi ou une bourse d’études.

### Et ensuite ?

Vous n’êtes toujours pas convaincu(e) ? Lisez notre essai exposant nos conceptions de la typographie musicale à la section Contexte. Si vous êtes déjà décidé(e) à utiliser LilyPond, nous vous recommandons de lire d’abord Entrée sous forme de texte.

## Contexte

### Essai sur la gravure musicale informatisée

Nous vous proposons un essai dans le but de vous présenter nos conceptions de la typographie musicale informatisée.

Si vous voulez une introduction rapide à LilyPond et préférez l’essayer au plus vite, la lecture de l’essai serait trop longue. Si toutefois vous préférez le lire maintenant, allez à la rubrique Essai.

### Et ensuite ?

Vous n’êtes toujours pas convaincu(e) ? Découvrez quelques Productions de nos utilisateurs et sources de partitions de musique. Si vous êtes déjà décidé(e) à utiliser LilyPond, nous vous recommandons de lire d’abord Entrée sous forme de texte.

## Productions

### Concerts

Des partitions réalisées avec LilyPond ont été utilisées pour des concerts et représentations un peu partout dans le monde, nous n’en mentionnons que quelques-uns.

### Partitions publiées

• Le projet Mutopia propose en téléchargement libre des partitions de plus de 1 500 pièces de musique classique ; c’est la plus grande vitrine de partitions LilyPond.
• Etude, « sheet music on steroids » est une application pour iPhone qui affiche des partitions pour piano générées par LilyPond, dont certaines proviennent de Mutopia. Cette application comporte un clavier virtuel qui indique aux pianiste lecteur débutant quelle touche enfoncer.
• Adoro Music Publishing propose des partitions de musique sacrée de grande qualité, disponibles immédiatement en téléchargement ou sous forme de partition imprimable.
• The Shady Lane Publishing, est un « micro-éditeur de partitions musicales » qui a pour but de promouvoir une nouvelle forme de pratique économique, plus proche des musiciens et amoureux de la musique.

Si vous avez connaissance d’autres concerts ou partitions qui mériteraient de figurer ici, faites le nous savoir, en suivant les instructions de la rubrique Signalement de bogue.

### Et ensuite ?

Vous n’êtes toujours pas convaincu(e) ? Lisez quelques Témoignages de nos utilisateurs. Si vous êtes déjà décidé(e) à utiliser LilyPond, nous vous recommandons de lire d’abord Entrée sous forme de texte.

## Témoignages

### Revue de presse

• Avril 2011

Linux Magazine publie un article sur trois projets en pleine évolution, Projects on the Move. Dans cette présentation de MuseScore, LilyPond et Chordii, Carla Schroder indique que « même si LilyPond se base sur la ligne de commande, l’absence d’interface graphique n’est en rien rebutante ; son langage est agréable et facile à apprendre », et fournit un exemple simple et concret.

• Mai 2010

Peter Kirn publie, sur le site Create Digital Music, une critique de LilyPond. Son approche reste objective et il invite à essayer LilyPond pour la qualité de son rendu.

• Septembre 2009

Le magazine allemand LinuxUser publie un article au sujet de LilyPond.

• Août 2009

Sur le site Polyphonic.org, Ann Drinan présente les appréciations de deux bibliothécaires d’orchestre qui évoquent les possibilités ouvertes par l’informatique pour la maintenance de leurs fonds.

• Juin 2009

Dans la revue annuelle de la Fédération Nationale des Associations de Parents d’Éleves de Conservatoires, le compositeur français Valentin Villenave, également contributeur LilyPond, consacre un article aux licences libres, et au rôle primordial que peut jouer LilyPond afin d’ouvrir à tous l’accès à la musique écrite.

• Février 2008

Sur son site personnel, Andrew Hawryluk propose une comparaison entre Finale et LilyPond, tant au niveau de leurs caractéristiques générales que de leurs capacités respectives en matière de gravure. Un second article analyse la gravure du sixième prélude pour piano de Rachmaninoff, se basant sur une édition de grande qualité gravée à la main.

• Juin 2006

DistroWatch récompense LilyPond et écrit : « Mesdames et Messieurs, nous avons l’immense plaisir de vous annoncer que, à la demande de nombreux lecteurs, les récompenses du DistroWatch de mai 2006 sont attribuées à LilyPond (190 €) et Lua (250 US$). » • Décembre 2005 Linux Journal publie un article sur de stupéfiants graphiques [d’analyse Schenkerienne] avec GNU LilyPond ( Stunning [Schenker] Graphics with GNU LilyPond), cité en couverture. Il s’agit d’un article détaillé mais pratique, proposant des extraits musicaux édités avec LilyPond. Son auteur, Kris Shaffer, note que « GNU LilyPond génère des beaux graphiques, reléguant au second plan ses alternatives commerciales. » • 20 août 2005 Le journal belge De Standaard enquête sur les motivations des auteurs de logiciels libres dans un article intitulé Delen van KENNIS zonder WINSTBEJAG (Libre partage des connaissances) dans son « DS2 bijlage ». L’exemple de LilyPond illustre cet article, qui cite également des extraits d’un entretien par courriel avec Jan Nieuwenhuizen. Il s’agit de la première citation de LilyPond dans la presse généraliste. • Juin 2005 Un article français sur LilyPond 2.6 est paru sur linuxfr.org. • Octobre 2004 Les éditeurs de Computer!Totaal, magazine informatique hollandais, décrivent LilyPond dans leur numéro d’octobre 2004 comme « un merveilleux logiciel libre […] Les partitions qu’il génère sont extrêmement belles […] Un système très puissant permettant presque tout. » • Juillet–août 2004 Dave Phillips a écrit un article d’introduction à LilyPond pour le Linux Journal : At the sounding edge: LilyPond, première et deuxième partie. • Mars 2004 Chris Cannam s’est entretenu avec Han-Wen Nienhuys et Jan Nieuwenhuizen sur linuxmusician.com (site aujourd’hui disparu). Cette interview a également été citée sur slashdot story. • Février 2004 La chanteuse de Jazz Gail Selkirk a écrit sur son plongeon dans la Mare-aux-Nénuphars : « … vous pouvez créer des conducteurs et du matériel pour orchestre, et le résultat peut être étonnant. » Computer Music Special, numéro CMS06. ### Des utilisateurs #### Carter Brey, premier violoncelle, Philharmonique de New York « … J’avais écrit avec Encore quelques pièces pour violoncelle solo. Je les ai imprimées avec LilyPond avant de les soumettre à Schirmer en vue de les publier. J’en mettrais ma main à couper que leur édition ne sera jamais aussi pointue que la mienne ! » #### Orm Finnendahl, professeur de composition, Musikhochschule Freiburg « Bien que ma maîtrise [de LilyPond] soit pour l’instant imparfaite, je suis néanmoins très impressionné. J’ai utilisé ce programme pour un motet de Josquin Desprez en notation mensurale et je dois dire que lilypond dépasse de loin tous les autres programmes de notation, tant au niveau de la rapidité que de l’ergonomie et du résultat ! » #### Darius Blasband, compositeur (Bruxelles) « [Après la première répétition d’orchestre,] j’ai reçu de nombreux compliments concernant la qualité des partitions. Plus important, bien que l’apparence des partitions puisse être améliorée par le biais de nombreuses commandes, c’est le résultat d’un code basique, sans retouches, que les musiciens ont utilisé. » #### Kieren MacMillan, compositeur (Toronto, Canada) « Merci et encore merci à l’équipe des développeurs pour leur admirable travail. Je n’ai jamais rien vu qui approche le résultat que j’obtiens avec Lilypond — je suis absolument convaincu que mes besoins en terme d’édition musicale seront largement satisfaits par cette superbe application. […] une partition de base générée par Lilypond […] a meilleure mine que la plupart des publications ❝professionnelles❞ auxquelles je l’ai comparée, aussi bien de chez Warner Bros., que même les plus récentes productions des ❝bonnes vieilles maisons❞ […] » « Faites donc mieux que Finale/Sibelius/Igor et consorts ! » #### Chris Cannam, programmeur en chef du projet RoseGarden « Lilypond est clairement le ténor brillantissime [de la gravure musicale de qualité]. » #### Chris Snyder, Adoro Music Publishing « La façon dont on saisit la musique pour LilyPond me fait penser d’une façon plus musicale – il m’est arrivé plusieurs fois de buter sur la façon d’indiquer à Lily comment graver quelque chose, et de réaliser ensuite que même si j’arrivais à obtenir la notation voulue par le compositeur, celle-ci serait difficile à lire. LilyPond facilite ainsi mon double travail de gravure et d’édition. » « J’ai utilisé LilyPond exclusivement pour mes affaires débutantes d’édition. Tous les compositeurs sans aucune exception ont été stupéfaits par la qualité de la gravure en apercevant les épreuves de prépublication de leur musique. Bien que cela me revienne en partie – je passe beaucoup de temps à retoucher la gravure, notamment les liaisons et en particulier dans les accords – LilyPond me fournit un excellent point de départ, une interface très intuitive, et la possibilité de modifier absolument n’importe quoi si je prend le temps. Je suis convaincu qu’aucun produit commercial ne peut approcher cela. » #### David Bobroff, trombone basse, Orchestre symphonique d’Islande « LilyPond est tout simplement génial […] Plus j’en apprends sur LilyPond, plus je l’apprécie ! » #### Vaylor Trucks, joueur de guitare électrique (si, il y a un rapport) « Je suis super impressionné par LilyPond […] » « C’EST LE MEILLEUR PROGRAMME DE TOUS LES TEMPS ! » « Un GRAND merci à tous pour votre dur travail et votre investissement ! » #### Nicolas Sceaux, contributeur au projet Mutopia « J’avais une sorte de passion conflictuelle avec lui. Passion parce que la première partition que j’en ai vu m’a vraiment émerveillé ! Le descriptif de LilyPond ne dit pas tout de ses capacités, il est trop modeste ! […] au fur et à mesure que LilyPond s’améliore, et que je regarde de plus près comment cela se passe avec Scheme, je suis de moins en moins frustré. En fait, ce que je veux dire, c’est un grand merci de nous fournir LilyPond, c’est vraiment un bon programme. » #### Werner Lemberg, Chef au Théâtre de Coblence (Allemagne) et éminent hacker GNU « À vrai dire, LilyPond fait un boulot des plus étonnants ! » #### Paul Davis, développeur de JACK et Ardour « Je considère [que LilyPond est] un programme incroyable, et qu’il produit des résultats vraiment merveilleux. Après avoir lu une interview à son sujet l’an dernier, j’ai déliré avec plusieurs de mes amis sur son potentiel. » #### Dr Mika Kuuskankare, chercheur à la Sibelius Academy Finland, compositeur et auteur de Expressive Notation Package (ENP) « J’ai le plus grand respect pour LilyPond, ses concepteurs et tous ceux qui en assurent la maintenance, d’autant plus que je sais, de par ma propre expérience, comment cela peut être difficile pour ce type de logiciel. » #### David Cameron, musicien, graveur professionnel et utilisateur de SCORE pendant longtemps « J’adresse mes remerciements les plus chaleureux à tous ceux qui contribuent à ce projet. Bien qu’utilisateur chevronné de SCORE pour différents éditeurs dans les années 1990, je considère à présent que LilyPond me permet d’obtenir exactement ce que je veux sur une page, et tout spécialement quand cela sort des standards. » Si vous avez connaissance d’autres articles ou témoignages qui mériteraient de figurer ici, faites le nous savoir, en suivant les instructions de la rubrique Signalement de bogue. ### Et ensuite ? ## Entrée sous forme de texte ### « Compilation » de la musique (cliquez pour agrandir) LilyPond est un système de compilation : il opère sur un fichier texte contenant les notes. Le résultat produit en sortie peut être vu à l’écran ou imprimé. De ce point de vue, LilyPond est plus proche d’un langage de programmation qu’un logiciel d’édition de partition avec une interface graphique. On n’écrit pas la musique en glissant des notes depuis une barre d’outils et en les plaçant sur une partition se constituant petit à petit, mais en écrivant du texte qui la décrit. Ce texte est interprété – ou compilé – par LilyPond, produisant une belle partition de musique. Cette façon de faire peut demander aux habitués des interfaces graphiques l’apprentissage d’une nouvelle façon de travailler, mais les résultats en valent vraiment la peine ! Note : Nous ne présentons ici qu’un rapide aperçu du langage de LilyPond – ce n’est pas si compliqué que ça en a l’air ! Ce n’est pas la peine de comprendre ces exemples en détail, notre manuel d’initiation aborde d’une façon progressive tout ceci et bien d’autres choses encore. #### C’est simple comme bonjour Les notes sont codées sous forme de lettres et de nombres. Les commandes spéciales commencent par un antislash. Les altérations sont obtenues avec différents suffixes : is pour dièse, es pour bémol – ce sont des noms de note hollandais, d’autres langues sont disponibles. LilyPond détermine où placer les signes d’altération. #### Musique pop Ajoutez des accords et des paroles pour obtenir une chanson : #### Matériel d’orcheste Le fichier source contient les notes de la pièce. Le conducteur et les parties séparées peuvent être réalisés à partir de la même source ; ainsi, la modification d’une note se répercute toujours à la fois sur les parties et le conducteur. Pour pouvoir utiliser la même musique à plusieurs endroits, celle-ci est stockée dans une variable, c’est-à-dire qu’on lui attribue un nom. Cette variable est ensuite utilisée dans une partie séparée – ici transposée, avec les mesures de silence condensées. La même variable est réutilisée dans le conducteur, ici en sons réels. #### Documentation pour les débutants Nous admettons que beaucoup d’utilisateurs trouvent un peu étrange cette façon de saisir la musique. Pour cette raison, nous avons écrit une documentation complète d’initiation, à commencer par le manuel d’Initiation. S’il vous plaît, lisez le manuel d’initiation avant de vous plaindre de l’existence d’un bogue ! Il arrive que de nouveaux utilisateurs pensent que LilyPond fonctionne incorrectement, alors qu’il n’en est rien et que quelque détail leur a simplement échappé. De plus amples informations sont disponibles à la page Manuels. #### Environnements d’édition confortables (cliquez pour agrandir) L’objectif principal de LilyPond est de graver des partitions de qualité optimale, et le développement d’une interface utilisateur graphique nous détournerait de cet objectif. Cependant, d’autres projets visent à faciliter l’édition de fichiers LilyPond. Certains environnements d’édition incluent la coloration de la syntaxe, le complètement automatique des commandes, et des modèles prédéfinis. D’autres programmes proposent même une interface utilisateur graphique (GUI) qui permet la manipulation directe des objets graphiques d’une partition. Pour plus de détails, voir Facilités d’édition. ### Et ensuite ? Vous êtes désormais prêt(e) à télécharger LilyPond. Si vous n’êtes toujours pas convaincu(e), examinez les Facilités d’édition. ## Facilités d’édition ### Tunefl tunefl vous permet de saisir en ligne vos partitions sans avoir préalablement installé LilyPond sur votre oridnateur. Vous pouvez ainsi tester toutes les fonctionnalités du programme dans une interface web. ### LilyPondTool (cliquez pour agrandir) Greffon de l’éditeur de texte jEdit, LilyPondTool est l’un des outils d’édition en mode texte le plus riche pour éditer des partitions LilyPond. Ses fonctionnalités comprennent un assistant de création de partition avec prise en charge des paroles, pour commencer plus facilement à saisir des partitions, et une visonneuse de PDF intégrée avec un excellent pointer-cliquer. ### Frescobaldi (cliquez pour agrandir) Frescobaldi est un éditeur de texte dédié à LilyPond, avec visionneuse PDF intégrée, un assistant de création de partition et beaucoup de fonctionnalités d’édition. Il fonctionne actuellement sur la plupart des systèmes d’exploitation (GNU/Linux, MacOS X et Windows). ### Denemo (cliquez pour agrandir) Denemo est un éditeur graphique qui génère du code source LilyPond et peut jouer un rendu sonore. Il permet à l’utilisateur de voir le code source LilyPond en même temps que la vue graphique. Certains éléments ajoutés aux notes ou accords et qui sont propres à LilyPond seront intégrés dans votre fichier Denemo, ce qui vous permettra de poursuivre leur édition en mode graphique. Un déplacement du curseur dans le fichier LilyPond sera répercuté dans la vue graphique et toute erreur de syntaxe dans votre code sera mise en évidence. ### Éditeurs de texte Elysium est un environnement de développement intégré pour Eclipse, qui dispose d’une vue en parallèle de la source et de la partition. Il propose un rendu visuel et auditif sans changer de contexte et dispose de nombreux canevas. Emacs est un éditeur de texte avec des fontionnalités spécifiques pour un grand nombre de langages de programmation et de documents. C’est un éditeur très extensible, qui peut être utilisé comme un environnement de développement intégré (IDE). Il existe un mode LilyPond qui offre quelques fonctionnalités spécifiques pour travailler avec des fichiers source LilyPond. L’un des développeurs a même écrit un mode majeur pour Emacs, lyqi. Vim, éditeur de texte minimal, est une extension de l’ancien éditeur Unix vi. Il est également extensible et configurable. En règle générale, si vous n’êtes pas déjà familier avec Emacs ou Vim, alors vous préfèrerez peut-être utiliser un autre éditeur pour travailler sur des fichiers source LilyPond. Vous trouverez plus d’information quant au paramétrage d’Emacs et Vim au chapitre LilyPond et les éditeurs de texte. L’éditeur TexShop pour MacOS X peut être muni d’une extension pour lancer LilyPond, lilypond-book et convert-ly, disponible à http://www.dimi.uniud.it/~nicola.vitacolonna/home/content/lilypond-scripts  ### Programmes qui exportent du code LilyPond #### Éditeurs de partition, tablature et MIDI • bwwtolily a pour but de convertir les fichiers .bww ou .bmw – format particulier pour la cornemuse – en fichier source LilyPond. Les ornements qui ne seraient pas correctement convertis – en particulier le piobaireachd – sont listés par le programme. • Canorus, éditeur de partitions, peut également exporter vers LilyPond, mais est encore au stade de développement beta. Les testeurs sont les bienvenus. • Enc2ly est un programme GNU/Linux qui convertit des partitions du format Encore au format LilyPond. • go-enc2ly est un programme Go qui convertit des fichiers Encore au format LilyPond. Il a été conçu à partir du travail d’ingénierie inverse de Felipe Castro en modifiant des fichiers .enc existant et en les chargeant avec la version de démonstration 4.55. • MuseScore est un éditeur de partition. Il exporte dans une certaine mesure au format LilyPond. • NtEd, basé sur la bibliothèque Cairo, dispose d’une fonction expérimentale d’export pour LilyPond. • NW2LY, programme en C#, permet de convertir une chanson écrite avec NoteWorthy au format LilyPond. • Ripple est un assistant à la création de conducteur et parties. Il permet de mixer plusieurs parties en un conducteur. • Rosegarden, séquenceur audio et MIDI, comporte aussi un éditeur pour portée unique. • Rumor, un convertisseur monophonique temps-réel MIDI vers LilyPond. • TuxGuitar est un éditeur de tablatures multi-pistes. Il permet d’afficher tablatures et partitions, et il peut exporter du code LilyPond. #### Générateurs de code • Abjad, API de contrôle formaliste de partition pour Python, permet aux compositeurs de gérer du code LilyPond complexe. • FOMUS – pour FOrmat MUSic – est une bibliothèque LISP qui permet aux compositeurs de générer de la notation. Elle a été testée avec un certain nombre d’interpréteurs, et dispose d’un portage en C++. • Strasheela est un système de composition musicale basé sur le projet Mozart/Oz. ### Autres programmes dont le développement est peu actif • LilyKDE a été remplacé par Frescobaldi. Il reste cependant disponible en version LilyKDE3 pour KDE 3.5 et lilypond-KDE4 pour KDE 4.1. • NoteEdit, qui importait MusicXML, s’est scindé en NtEd et Canorus. • LilyComp permet de saisir graphiquement des notes. Il fonctionne comme un pavé numérique permettant de produire de la notation LilyPond. ### Et ensuite ? Vous êtes prêt(e) à télécharger LilyPond. Vous êtes toujours incrédule ? Beaucoup de compositeurs, musiciens et chefs ont appris à écrire de la musique dans notre format texte. Des utilisateurs expérimentés nous font savoir qu’ils parviennent à entrer une partition LilyPond complète plus rapidement qu’avec un clavier MIDI ou la souris dans une interface graphique ! Peut-être souhaitez-vous relire les Fonctionnalités, les Exemples, la Liberté donnée par LilyPond, ou revoir les Témoignages ou Productions des utilisateurs. De plus, nous expliquons notre approche de la technique informatique au service de la gravure musicale dans la partie Contexte. ### Mentions légales # Téléchargement ## Téléchargement de LilyPond 2.17.97 Note : Les versions stables de LilyPond sont disponibles chez lilypond.org Note : LilyPond travaille sur des fichiers textuels. Il s’apparente plus à un langage de programmation plutôt qu’à un éditeur de partition en mode graphique. Avant de télécharger LilyPond, veuillez lire Entrée sous forme de texte. ### Licence logicielle LilyPond est publié selon les termes de la GNU General Public License. ### Sponsors Nous remercions Virginia Tech et linuxaudio.org qui sponsorisent notre bande passante. ### Mention légale ## Unix Note : LilyPond travaille sur des fichiers textuels. Il s’apparente plus à un langage de programmation plutôt qu’à un éditeur de partition en mode graphique. Avant de télécharger LilyPond, veuillez lire Entrée sous forme de texte. ### Paquetage générique ou paquetage spécifique à la distribution De nombreuses distributions incluent LilyPond dans leur choix de paquetages. Ces versions sont plus faciles à installer ou désinstaller qu’un paquetage générique, mais peuvent être plus anciennes. Si vous avez l’intention d’utiliser notre paquetage générique, veuillez tout d’abord désinstaller la version officielle de votre distribution à l’aide de votre gestionnaire de paquets habituel. Référez-vous à la documentation de votre distribution pour savoir comment l’utiliser. ### Paquetages génériques #### Téléchargement #### Installation Dans un terminal, tapez : cd CHEMIN_DU_RÉPERTOIRE_DE_TÉLÉCHARGEMENT sh lilypond-2.16.2-OS-TYPE.sh  #### Désinstallation Dans un terminal, tapez : uninstall-lilypond  #### Aide Dans un terminal, tapez : sh lilypond-2.16.2-OS-TYPE.sh --help  ### Paquetage des distributions Veuillez utiliser votre gestionnaire de paquet favori pour installer et mettre à jour ces versions. ### Compilation d’un fichier Note : Les instructions qui suivent supposent que vous êtes familier de la ligne de commande. Si vous utilisez l’un des programmes répertoriés dans Facilités d'édition, consultez sa documentation en cas de compilation infructueuse. #### Étape 1. Création d’un fichier ‘.ly’ Créez un fichier texte du nom de ‘test.ly’ et saisissez : \version "2.16.2" { c' e' g' e' }  #### Étape 2. Compilation en ligne de commande Pour traiter le fichier ‘test.ly’, tapez ce qui suit à l’invite de commande : lilypond test.ly  Vous verrez alors quelque chose qui ressemblera à : GNU LilyPond 2.16.2 Traitement de « test.ly » Analyse... Interprétation en cours de la musique... Pré-traitement des éléments graphiques... Détermination du nombre optimal de pages... Répartition de la musique sur une page... Dessin des systèmes... Sortie mise en page vers « test.ps »... Conversion à « ./test.pdf »... Résultat : Compilation menée à son terme, avec succès.  Suivant votre installation, ces messages peuvent être traduits ou non. #### Étape 3. Visualisation du résultat Vous pouvez à présent visualiser ou imprimer ‘test.pdf’. ### Mention légale ## MacOS X Note : LilyPond travaille sur des fichiers textuels. Il s’apparente plus à un langage de programmation plutôt qu’à un éditeur de partition en mode graphique. Avant de télécharger LilyPond, veuillez lire Entrée sous forme de texte. ### Paquetages #### Téléchargement #### Installation Double-cliquez sur le fichier téléchargé, puis déplacez-le où vous voulez. #### Désinstallation Supprimez le répertoire LilyPond.app. ### Utilisation en ligne de commande Note : Si vous préférez l’interface graphique mentionnée plus avant, ne tenez pas compte de ce qui suit. #### MacOS X et la ligne de commande Le moyen le plus pratique d’utiliser les scripts LilyPond est de vous créer des « lanceurs ». 1. Créez un répertoire pour stocker ces différents scripts : mkdir -p ~/bin cd ~/bin  2. Créez un fichier lilypond qui contiendra #!/bin/bash exec RÉP/LilyPond.app/Contents/Resources/bin/lilypond "$@"


Note : RÉP sera en règle générale /Applications/

3. Créez de la même manière les fichiers lilypond-book, convert-ly, et autres scripts que vous souhaitez utiliser, en remplaçant bin/lilypond par bin/convert-ly ou autre nom de programme.
4. Rendez ce fichier exécutable :
chmod u+x lilypond

5. Ajoutez ce répertoire à votre chemin de recherche (path). Modifiez, ou bien créez un fichier .profile à la racine de votre répertoire personnel de telle sorte qu’il contienne
export PATH=\$PATH:~/bin


Ce fichier doit se terminer par une ligne vide.

#### Lancement des scripts

Les scripts – aussi bien lilypond-book, convert-ly, abc2ly, que lilypond lui-même – sont inclus dans un fichier .app pour MacOS X.

Ces scripts peuvent se lancer directement en ligne de commande :

chemin/vers/LilyPond.app/Contents/Resources/bin/lilypond


Il en va de même pour les autres scripts de ce répertoire, tels que lilypond-book et convert-ly.

### Compilation d’un fichier

Note : Les instructions qui suivent concernent ceux qui utilisent le lanceur LilyPond. Si vous utilisez l’un des programmes mentionnés au chapitre Facilités d'édition, référez-vous à leur documentation respective en cas de problème.

#### Étape 1. Création d’un fichier ‘.ly’

Lorsque vous faites un double clic sur LilyPond.app, un fichier exemple s’ouvre.

Dans le menu, en haut et à gauche de la fenêtre, sélectionnez Fichier > Enregistrer.

Attribuez un nom à votre fichier, par exemple ‘test.ly’.

#### Étape 2. Compilation (avec LilyPad)

Dans le menu, sélectionnez Compiler > Typeset.

Une nouvelle fenêtre s’ouvre dans laquelle s’affiche le journal de compilation du fichier que vous venez de sauvegarder.

#### Étape 3. Visualisation du résultat

La compilation s’achève par la création d’un fichier PDF portant le même nom que le fichier source ; ce nouveau fichier sera automatiquement ouvert par votre lecteur PDF par défaut et affiché à l’écran.

#### Autres commandes

Pour créer de nouveaux fichiers pour LilyPond, sélectionnez Fichier > Nouveau

ou Fichier > Ouvrir pour reprendre un fichier précédemment enregistré.

Pensez à toujours enregistrer votre travail avant de lancer l’option Compile > Tyepset du menu. Si le PDF n’apparaît pas, vérifiez que la fenêtre « log » ne comporte pas d’erreur.

Si vous n’utilisez pas le lecteur de PDF par défaut de Mac OS et qu’un fichier résultant d’une précédente compilation est encore ouvert dans votre lecteur, la régénération de ce PDF peut bloquer tant que vous ne fermez pas le fichier ouvert.

## Windows

Note : LilyPond travaille sur des fichiers textuels. Il s’apparente plus à un langage de programmation plutôt qu’à un éditeur de partition en mode graphique. Avant de télécharger LilyPond, veuillez lire Entrée sous forme de texte.

### Paquetages

#### Installation

1. Faites un double clic sur le fichier téléchargé, puis suivez les instructions de l’installateur. Nous vous conseillons de conserver les paramètres proposés par défaut – options et répertoire d’installation. À la fin de la procédure, cliquez sur « Terminé ». LilyPond est installé.

#### Désinstallation

Pour désinstaller LilyPond, vous pouvez au choix :

1. À partir du répertoire LilyPond présent dans le menu « Démarrer », cliquer sur l’icone « Supprimer ». Cliquez ensuite sur le bouton « Terminé » une fois la désinstallation effectuée.
2. À partir du gestionnaire de programmes accessible depuis le Panneau de configuration, choisissez LilyPond, puis prenez l’option « Supprimer ». Cliquez ensuite sur le bouton « Terminé » une fois la désinstallation effectuée.

### Lancement en ligne de commande

Note : Si vous préférez l’interface graphique mentionnée plus avant, ne tenez pas compte de ce qui suit.

#### Windows et la ligne de commande

Le moyen le plus pratique d’utiliser les programmes de LilyPond est d’ajouter à la variable d’environnement « path » le chemin vers le répertoire contenant les exécutables de LilyPond.

1. Ouvrez le panneau de configuration et accédez aux « Propriétés système ». Dans l’onglet « Avancé », actionnez le bouton « Variables d’environnement ».
2. Dans la liste des variables système, sélectionnez « Path » et cliquez sur le bouton « Modifier ». Dans la fenêtre qui s’est ouverte, ajoutez aux « Valeurs de la variable » le chemin au répertoire contenant les fichiers exécutables de LilyPond, comme suit :
[chemins déjà définis];RÉP\LilyPond\usr\bin


Note : RÉP sera en règle générale C:\Program Files.

puis cliquez le bouton « OK » pour fermer la fenêtre.

#### Lancement des exécutables

Les exécutables de LilyPond – tels que lilypond, lilypond-book et convert-ly entre autres – peuvent se lancer en ligne de commande :

lilypond test.ly


### Compilation d’un fichier

Note : Les instructions qui suivent partent du principe que vous utilisez l’éditeur LilyPad fourni. Si vous utilisez l’un des programmes répertoriés dans Facilités d'édition, consultez sa documentation en cas de compilation infructueuse.

#### Étape 1. Création d’un fichier ‘.ly’

Double-cliquez sur l’icone LilyPond qui se trouve sur le bureau. S’ouvre alors un fichier d’exemple.

Dans le menu, sélectionnez Fichier > Enregistrer sous (Save as…). Ne prenez pas l’option Fichier > Enregistrer (Save) pour ce fichier exemple : LilyPond attend un nom de fichier valide.

Affectez un nom à votre fichier, comme par exemple ‘test.ly’.

#### Étape 2. Compilation

La transformation d’un fichier LilyPond en partition s’obtient par compilation. Celle-ci peut se lancer de différentes manières : par glisser-déposer, par un clic de droite, par un double clic ou encore en ligne de commande (dans une fenêtre d’interpréteur DOS). Nous examinerons ici les trois premières options.

1. Faire glisser puis déposer le fichier sur l’icone LilyPond

Bien qu’il ne semble pas se passer grand chose, deux fichiers – ‘test.log’ et ‘test.pdf’ – devraient apparaître après quelques instants sur votre bureau.

2. Ouvrir le menu contextuel par un clic-droit, puis en prendre l’option Generate PDF …  (Générer le PDF).

3. Faire un double-clic sur le fichier ‘test.ly’.

#### Étape 3. Visualisation du résultat

test.pdf’ contient la gravure de votre fichier ‘test.ly’. Un double-clic sur son icône devrait l’ouvrir dans votre lecteur PDF :

#### Autres commandes

Pour créer un nouveau fichier, sélectionnez Fichier > Nouveau à partir de n’importe quel fichier déjà existant ou bien Fichier > Ouvrir pour reprendre un fichier sauvegardé. La modification d’un fichier existant est aussi accessible à partir de l’option Edit source (Éditer la source) du menu contextuel.

Pensez à toujours enregistrer votre travail avant de compiler votre fichier. Si LilyPond ne crée pas de PDF ou que le résultat ne correspond pas à vos attentes, consultez le fichier de journalisation – généré au fil du processus de compilation – et vérifiez qu’il ne comporte pas d’erreur.

Ce fichier journal est remplacé à chaque compilation de votre fichier LilyPond.

Pensez à fermer le fichier dans votre lecteur de PDF à chaque fois que vous relancez la compilation, afin d’être sûr que celle-ci arrive à son terme.

## Sources

Note : LilyPond travaille sur des fichiers textuels. Il s’apparente plus à un langage de programmation plutôt qu’à un éditeur de partition en mode graphique. Avant de télécharger LilyPond, veuillez lire Entrée sous forme de texte.

Note : Nous vous déconseillons de compiler LilyPond par vous-même ; les versions précompilées contiennent tout ce dont un utilisateur a besoin.

### Archive des sources

L’intégralité des versions, récentes ou non, est accessible sur notre site de téléchargement.

### Instructions de compilation

Les instructions permettant de compiler LilyPond sont répertoriées dans Compiling LilyPond.

## Anciennes versions

Note : LilyPond travaille sur des fichiers textuels. Il s’apparente plus à un langage de programmation plutôt qu’à un éditeur de partition en mode graphique. Avant de télécharger LilyPond, veuillez lire Entrée sous forme de texte.

### Toutes les versions

L’intégralité des versions, récentes ou non, est accessible sur notre site de téléchargement.

## GPL

### Licence logicielle

GNU LilyPond est distribué selon la Licence Publique Générale GNU GPL. Pour une introduction à cette licence, et les raisons qui nous ont fait l’adopter, lisez Liberté.

Version 3, 29 June 2007

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# Manuels

## Initiation

### Manuel d’initiation

Ce manuel explique comment débuter avec LilyPond, et expose de manière simple quelques concepts clés. Il est conseillé de lire ces chapitres de manière linéaire.

Dans ce manuel se trouve à chaque section un paragraphe Voir aussi contenant des références vers d’autres sections : il est conseillé de ne pas les suivre en première lecture ; lorsque vous aurez lu l’ensemble du manuel d’initiation, vous pourrez en relisant certaines sections suivre ces références pour approfondir certains aspects.

## Glossaire

### Glossaire

Ce document explique en anglais des termes musicaux, et donne leur traduction dans diverses langues. Si vous n’êtes pas familier avec la notation et la terminologie musicales, il est conseillé de consulter le glossaire, notamment pour les parties non encore traduites de la documentation.

## Essai

### Essai

Ce document résume l’histoire de la typographie musicale, puis examine les techniques de gravure à l’œuvre dans LilyPond. Il inclut également des comparaisons entre LilyPond et d’autres logiciels de notation musicale.

Note : il est plus facile d’examiner les détails typographiques dans l’édition de ce manuel au format PDF, car elle peut être vue à une plus haute résolution.

### Lisez-le

• Essai (HTML multipages) : manuel sous forme de plusieurs pages HTML
– chaque page est assez petite.
• Essai (HTML page unique) : manuel sous forme d’une seule grande page
– un seul gros téléchargement, 1 MB.
• essay.fr.pdf : manuel au format PDF
– un seul gros téléchargement, 2 MB.

## Notation

### Manuel de notation

Ce manuel détaille toutes les commandes LilyPond produisant une notation musicale. La lecture de cet ouvrage requiert une bonne compréhension des concepts exposés dans le manuel d’initiation.

Note : L’utilisation optimale du manuel de notation requiert une familiarité avec les concepts et fonctions de base exposés dans le manuel d’initiation, ainsi que les concepts musicaux exposés dans le glossaire.

## Utilisation

### Manuel d’utilisation des programmes

Ce manuel explique l’exécution des programmes et l’intégration de partitions LilyPond dans d’autres programmes, et suggère des « bonnes pratiques » pour une utilisation plus efficace. Sa lecture est recommandée avant d’aborder de grands projets.

## Morceaux choisis

### Morceaux choisis

Il s’agit d’une sélection de petits exemples montrant des trucs, astuces et fonctionnalités particulières de LilyPond, issus de LilyPond Snippet Repository (LSR). Tous ces exemples sont dans le domaine public.

Notez bien que cette annexe n’est en aucune manière un miroir ou même une partie du LSR. Dans la mesure où le LSR repose sur une version stable de LilyPond, les exemples illustrant des fonctionnalités introduites dans la dernière version de développement ne peuvent y figurer ; c’est pourquoi vous les trouverez dans le répertoire ‘Documentation/snippets/new/’ des sources de LilyPond.

La liste des exemples correspondant à chacun des sous-chapitres du manuel de notation est accessible par des liens dans le paragraphe Voir aussi.

## FAQ

### Foire aux questions

#### Où sont la vue graphique, les menus et barres d’outils ?

LilyPond demande que la musique soit écrite comme du texte. Lisez la partie intitulée Entrée sous forme de texte.

#### La documentation est si longue ! Dois-je vraiment la lire ?

Vous devez lire le manuel d’initiation. Pour le reste de la documentation, vous n’avez besoin de lire que ce qui est en rapport avec la notation musicale que vous voulez produire.

#### Ça fait encore beaucoup à lire ! Ai-je besoin de lire tout cela ?

C’est vous qui voyez ; les raisons pour lesquelles vous souhaitez utiliser LilyPond se trouvent peut-être dans notre Introduction.

### Questions d’utilisation

#### Quelque chose ne fonctionne pas ! Comment je le répare ?

C’est expliqué dans Résolution de problèmes.

#### Pourquoi changez-vous la syntaxe ?

C’est expliqué dans LilyPond est une langue vivante.

## Web

### Web

Ce document fournit des informations générales sur LilyPond et sur les outils de la communauté, c’est-à-dire les listes de discussion, les rapports de bogues et le développement.

### Lisez-le

• Web (HTML multipages) : manuel sous forme de plusieurs pages HTML
– chaque page est assez petite.
• Web (HTML page unique) : manuel sous forme d’une seule grande page
– un seul gros téléchargement, 2,5 MB.
• web.fr.pdf : manuel au format PDF
– un seul gros téléchargement, 3,5 MB.

## Nouveautés

### Nouveautés

C’est une liste des changements visibles pour l’utilisateur et des nouvelles fonctionnalités de LilyPond depuis la dernière version stable.

## Extension

### Extension des fonctionnalités de LilyPond

Ce manuel vous donnera des pistes en matière de programmation avancée d’ajustements et retouches dans LilyPond.

## Propriétés internes

### Référence des propriétés internes

C’est un ensemble de pages étroitement liées entre elles, qui documente les moindres petits détails de chaque classe, objet et fonction de LilyPond. Cette documentation est produite directement à partir des définitions de formatage du code source. Elle n’est à ce jour disponible qu’en anglais.

Presque toutes les fonctions de formatage utilisées en interne sont directement disponibles pour l’utilisateur. Par exemple, toutes les variables qui contrôlent les épaisseurs, les distances, etc. peuvent être modifiées dans les fichiers d’entrée. Il y a un grand nombre d’options de formatage, et elles sont toutes décrites dans ce document. Chaque section du manuel de notation a un paragraphe Voir aussi, qui renvoie à la documentation générée automatiquement.

### Lisez-le

Dernière mise à jour Fri Nov 1 18:02:06 UTC 2013

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4396
Nicolas Grandclaude
Ludovic Sardain
Gauvain Pocentek
Jean-Charles Malahieude
Valentin Villenave
John Mandereau
ouiouipost-GDP
3 Concepts fondamentaux
11144
Valentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereauouiouipost-GDP
4 Retouche de partition
16191
Valentin Villenave
Nicolas Klutchnikoff
Damien Heurtebise
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereau
ouiouipost-GDP
A Modèles
372
Jean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
Titre des chapitres
326
John Mandereau
Jean-Charles Malahieude
ouiouipré-GDP
LilyPond — \TITLE\
1139
John Mandereau
Jean-Charles Malahieude
ouiouipré-GDP
1 Notation musicale générale
91
John Mandereau
Jean-Charles Malahieude
ouiouipré-GDP
1.1 Hauteurs
4990
Frédéric ChiassonValentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieude
ouiouipré-GDP
1.2 Rythme
6923
Frédéric Chiasson
Jean-Charles Malahieude
Valentin Villenave
François Martin
Xavier Scheuer
ouiouipré-GDP
1.3 Signes d’interprétation
1793
Valentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieude
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereau
ouiouipré-GDP
1.4 Répétitions et reprises
1050
Valentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieude
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereau
ouiouipré-GDP
1.5 Notes simultanées
2821
Frédéric Chiasson
Valentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieude
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereau
ouiouipré-GDP
1.6 Notation sur la portée
2476
Valentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereauouiouipré-GDP
1.7 Annotations éditoriales
954
Jean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
1.8 Texte
2816
Jean-Charles MalahieudeValentin Villenave
John Mandereau
ouiouipré-GDP
2 Notation spécialisée
81
John Mandereau
Jean-Charles Malahieude
ouiouipré-GDP
2.1 Musique vocale
5190
Valentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieude
Jean-Jacques Gerbaudouiouipré-GDP
2.2 Instruments utilisant des portées multiples
888
Valentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieude
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereau
ouiouipré-GDP
2.3 Cordes non frettées
281
Valentin Villenave
Matthieu Jacquot
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereau
ouiouipré-GDP
2.4 Instruments à cordes frettées
2662
Matthieu JacquotJean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
2.5 Percussions
811
Valentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereauouiouipré-GDP
2.6 Instruments à vent
324
Valentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieude
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereau
ouiouipré-GDP
2.7 Notation des accords
1972
Valentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieude
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereau
ouiouipré-GDP
2.8 Musique contemporaine
475
Jean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
2.9 Notations anciennes
5375
Jean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
2.10 Musiques du monde
1446
Jean-Jacques Gerbaud
Valentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
3 Généralités en matière d’entrée et sortie
10392
Jean-Charles Malahieude
Valentin Villenave
ouiouipré-GDP
4 Gestion de l’espace
12251
Frédéric Chiasson
Jean-Charles Malahieude
ouiouipré-GDP
5 Modification des réglages prédéfinis
14921
Valentin Villenave
Jean-Charles Malahieude
Gilles Thibaultouiouipré-GDP
A Tables du manuel de notation
2176
Frédéric Chiasson
Jean-Charles Malahieude
ouiouipré-GDP
B Aide-mémoire
252
Valentin VillenaveJean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
Titre des chapitres
135
John Mandereau
Jean-Charles Malahieude
ouiouipré-GDP
LilyPond — \TITLE\
1139
John Mandereau
Jean-Charles Malahieude
ouiouipré-GDP
1 Exécution de lilypond
4537
Jean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
2 Mise à jour avec convert-ly
1484
Jean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
3 Association musique-texte avec lilypond-book
4137
Jean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
4 Programmes externes
2817
Jean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
5 Suggestions pour la saisie de fichiers LilyPond
2692
Ludovic Sardain
Jean-Charles Malahieude
Jean-Yves Baudais
Valentin Villenave
John Mandereau
ouiouipré-GDP
Titre des chapitres
616
John Mandereauouiouipré-GDP
LilyPond — \TITLE\
1139
John Mandereauouiouipré-GDP
Introduction
4937
Gauvain Pocentek
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereau
Jean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
Téléchargement
1201
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereau
Jean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
Manuels
1284
John MandereauJean-Charles Malahieudeouiouipré-GDP
Communauté
3073
Jean-Charles Malahieude
John Mandereau
ouiouipré-GDP

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### Versions disponibles au téléchargement

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# Communauté

## Contact

### Discuter entre utilisateurs et demander de l’aide

#### Liste de diffusion des utilisateurs : lilypond-user@gnu.org

Cette liste de diffusion anglophone est le lieu privilégié des utilisateurs pour discuter et s’entraider.

Note : Lorsque vous posez une question, merci de fournir des Exemples minimaux !

#### LilyPond Snippet Repository

Le LilyPond Snippet Repository regroupe des exemples de situations particulières auxquelles ont été confrontés les utilisateurs de LilyPond. Ils sont librement réutilisables dans vos propres travaux. N’hésitez pas à apporter votre concours à cette banque de trucs et astuces !

http://lsr.dsi.unimi.it


Un certain nombre d’exemples issus du LSR et particulièrement pertinents sont directement inclus dans la documentation, volume Morceaux choisis.

#### IRC

Vous pouvez obtenir quelque support au travers de notre canal IRC :

#lilypond@irc.freenode.net


Ce canal ne disposant pas d’archive publique, nous vous invitons à plutôt utiliser les listes de diffusion pour toute question qui pourrait intéresser d’autres utilisateurs.

alias irc :

### Se tenir informé

#### LilyPond Report

Le LilyPond Report est le bulletin de la communauté. À lire pour savoir ce qui se passe.

http://news.lilynet.net


#### Liste de diffusion des versions : info-lilypond@gnu.org

Cette liste de diffusion est en lecture seule. Son but est de notifier la mise à disposition des versions.

### Contacter les développeurs

#### Liste de diffusion des développeurs : lilypond-devel@gnu.org

C’est sur cette liste que se tiennent la plupart des discussions ayant trait au développement. C’est aussi à cette liste que doivent être adressés les patchs.

#### Liste de diffusion des bogues : bug-lilypond@gnu.org

Cette liste anglophone est tout spécialement consacrée aux discussions à propos des bogues ou limitations.

Note : Les directives à suivre pour poster un message sur cette liste sont répertoriées dans Signalement de bogue.

### Courriels sensibles

Lorsque cela touche la sphère privée, contactez Graham Percival qui, en tant qu’administrateur du projet, en discutera avec les personnes appropriées.

## Exemples minimaux

### Exemple minimal… mais qu’est-ce donc que cela ?

Un exemple minimal est un bout de code duquel plus rien ne peut être retiré.

### Pourquoi être minimaliste ?

• Au plus l’exemple est simpliste, au plus vite ceux qui pourraient vous aider comprendront votre propos et vous apporteront une réponse.
• Réduire l’exemple à sa plus simple expression indique que vous avez déjà tenté par vous-même de trouver une solution. Des tonnes de lignes laissent à penser que celui qui les envoie se soucie peu de ce qui arrive.
• La génération d’un exemple minimaliste permet de comprendre ce qui se passe et évite la plupart du temps de signaler un problème qui, en réalité, n’existe pas : lorsqu’un « bogue » ne peut être reproduit dans le cadre d’un exemple minimal, il y a de fortes présomptions qu’il s’agisse d’une inadéquation entre l’utilisateur et LilyPond plutôt que réellement d’un « bogue ».

### Comment être minimaliste ?

• Inclure une mention \version pour indiquer le numéro de version utilisée.
• Être aussi bref et concis que possible. Si des problèmes concernant les espacements ou la mise en page peuvent nécessiter un certain nombre de mesures, la plupart des litiges peuvent se cantonner à moins d’une mesure.
• Lorsque vous créez un exemple minimal à partir de votre code, commencez par commenter des portions de votre fichier – à l’aide de % ou %{ … %}. Tout ce que vous mettez en commentaire et qui ne nuit pas à la démonstration est superflu ; suprimez-le !
• Évitez autant que faire se peut toute notation, tonalité ou métrique complexe, à moins que leur traitement ne soit précisément l’objet du litige.
• N’utilisez pas les commandes \override ou \set à moins que le problème ne soit directement lié à leur utilisation.
• Le cas échéant, joignez une image de ce à quoi vous voulez arriver.

### Jusqu’où pousser le minimalisme ?

En voici un exemple :

\version "2.14.1"
\include "english.ly"

\score {
\new Staff {
\key d \major
\numericTimeSignature
\time 2/4
<cs' d'' b''>16 <cs' d'' b''>8.
%% Ici : la liaison des ré est bizarre.
%% Trop haute ? Extrémité gauche décalée par rapport à celle du si ?
~
<cs' d'' b''>8 [ <b d'' a''> ]
}
}


C’est vrai, ce n’est pas très long. Mais on peut encore le réduire :

\version "2.14.1"
{
% la liaison du milieu est bizarre :
<c' d'' b''>8. ~ <c' d'' b''>8
}


Les exemples minimaux dépassant les dix lignes de code ne sont pas légion – quatre lignes suffisent bien souvent à indiquer le problème.

## Signalement de bogue

Si votre saisie entraîne un crash ou une sortie erronée, c’est un bogue.

### Étape 1 : Le bogue est-il déjà recensé ?

Un recensement des bogues non encore résolus est disponible sur notre google bug tracker ; suivez le lien

http://code.google.com/p/lilypond/issues/list


Note : Nous vous saurons gré de ne pas ajouter directement de signalement sur le traceur de bogues. Vous pourrez toujours, une fois qu’il aura été dûment répertorié, y apporter vos commentaires et compléments d’information.

### Étape 2 : Génération d’un signalement de bogue

Lorsque le dysfonctionnement que vous avez repéré n’est pas répertorié, faites-le nous savoir en créant un signalement de bogue.

Note : Nous n’acceptons les signalements de bogue que s’ils sont rédigés sous la forme d’Exemples minimaux. Nous ne disposons pas de suffisamment de ressources pour traiter les rapports de bogue, aussi tout exemple non minimaliste sera rejeté. Dans la plupart des cas, seules quelques notes suffisent à démontrer le dysfonctionnement.

Voici ce à quoi devrait ressembler tout signalement de bogue :

% Dans une liaison de prolongation
% seule la première note devrait porter
% l'altération accidentelle.
% Cette version l'ajoute partout.
\version "2.10.1"

\relative c'' {
bes1 ~
bes1
}


### Étape 3 : Transmission d’un signalement de bogue

Après avoir vérifié que votre problème n’est pas déjà répertorié et rédigé votre rapport de bogue, n’hésitez pas à nous le transmettre.

• Si vous êtes déjà inscrit à la liste de diffusion bug-lilypond@gnu.org, envoyez un courriel comme à l’accoutumée.
• Si vous n’avez pas souscrit à la liste de diffusion, vous pouvez cependant transmettre votre rapport de bogue au travers de l’interface gmane de lilypond.bugs.

Nous tenons à préciser que l’interface gmane applique une politique stricte de « no top-posting » bien souvent mise en défaut par les fichiers LilyPond. Aussi nous vous prions de bien vouloir ajouter une ligne

> I'm not top posting.


sans oublier le > au tout début de votre message ; c’est impératif.

Si vous ne voulez ou ne pouvez pas envoyer un rapport de bogue selon les instructions et en anglais, envoyez votre rapport ou posez votre question sur la liste francophone ; nous nous chargerons de transmettre un rapport à la liste anglophone et assurerons le suivi.

### Étape 4: Notification de prise en compte

Une fois le message reçu, nos « exterminateurs de bogues » analyseront votre rapport et vous demanderont peut-être des informations complémentaires avant de l’ajouter au traceur. Dans la mesure où l’équipe est réduite, merci de leur laisser quelques jours avant qu’ils ne vous transmettent le numéro de référence de votre signalement une fois qu’il aura été ajouté à la base.

Vous pourrez alors, après l’avoir « marqué », y apporter vos commentaires et être automatiquement notifié du traitement apporté à ce bogue, dès lors que vous avez un compte chez google.

### Information complémentaire : indication du comportement escompté

Une fois votre requête enregistrée, n’hésitez pas à nous indiquer le résultat que vous escomptiez. Qu’il s’agisse d’un bout de code ou d’une image – réalisée à partir de n’importe quel outil –, tant que cela nous aide à voir ce que vous désirez obtenir.

## Participation

### Nous avons besoin de vous !

Nous vous remercions dès à présent pour l’intérêt que vous éprouvez à nous aider et apprécions grandement votre implication. Votre contribution viendra en aide à beaucoup d’utilisateurs dans leur quête de partitions de qualité.

Prendre en charge même des tâches simples peut avoir un impact conséquent : cela permet aux développeurs plus expérimentés de consacrer leur temps à des travaux plus ardus.

Pour un projet aux multiples facettes tel que LilyPond, il n’est parfois pas évident de savoir sous quel angle l’aborder. En plus des pistes ci-dessous proposées, n’hésitez pas à adresser un courriel à notre Frog meister, lui faisant part des compétences que vous désirez mettre à disposition de la communauté ou bien pour lui proposer un projet. Il est à même de vous guider dans vos premiers pas.

### Tâches simples

Aucun besoin de fouiller dans le code ni de compiler.

• La liste de diffusion : répondre aux questions des autres utilisateurs.
• Les rapports de bogue : aider les utilisateurs à rédiger correctement et traduire leurs signalements de bogue, puis aider l’équipe des correcteurs à traiter ces problèmes.
• Vérification des test de régression : vérifier que LilyPond fournit un travail toujours exemplaire au fil des versions. Contrôler un échantillon spécifique prend moins d’une minute !
• Documentation : il est possible de proposer des modifications, en suivant les recommandations s’appliquant aux suggestions en matière de documentation.
• LilyPond Snippet Repository (LSR) : ajouter ou corriger des extraits. Voir Ajout et édition d’extraits.
• Discussions, relectures et tests : les développeurs demandent régulièrement des retours sur des ajouts à la documentation, d’éventuels changements de syntaxe ou de nouvelles fonctionnalités à tester. Vous aussi, prenez part à ces discussions !

### Tâches ardues

Ces travaux demandent en général de disposer du code source et d’être en mesure de compiler LilyPond.

Note : Nous engageons les contributeurs utilisant Windows ou MacOS X à utiliser une machine virtuelle pour faire tourner Lilydev – voir Démarrage rapide – plutôt que leur propre environnement de développement.

Les contributeurs utilisant Linux ou FreeBSD peuvent eux aussi utiliser Lilydev. Nous leur conseillons cependant, s’ils préfèrent leur propre environnement de développement, la lecture des rubriques Travailler sur le code source et Compiler.

Nous vous recommandons de lire tout d’abord la rubrique Summary for experienced developers.

## Mécénat

### Primes

Il fut un temps où

• des utilisateurs ont payé pour de nouvelles fonctionnalités,
• des développeurs ont ajouté des fonctionnalités moyennant finances.

Le projet LilyPond ne dispose d’aucune organisation quant à ces « efforts » ; il n’est en aucun cas partie prenante dans ces transactions ni ne saurait les interdire. Tout contrat qui pourrait intervenir entre personnes privées ne saurait nous impliquer.

### Principes généraux

Tout utilisateur désireux de rétribuer un travail doit avoir à l’esprit les points suivants :

• Les développeurs de LilyPond peuvent parfois proposer leurs services sur les différentes listes de diffusion.
• Tout entendement entre personnes privées requiert les mêmes précautions de base que n’importe quelle transaction : qui paye, combien, par quel moyen et dans quelles conditions. Nous vous invitons à lever tout doute ou ambiguïté à ce sujet, avant même que les travaux soient entamés.

### Développeurs intéressés

Vous trouverez ci-dessous une liste des personnes ayant exprimé leur intérêt pour une rémunération. Notez bien que la somme de travail varie selon les gens et dans le temps. Nous ne saurions garantir que cette liste soit à jour, ni les capacités des intéressés. Le seul critère est « XYZ a demandé à être mentionné sur cette page ».

Un aperçu de l’historique des sources de LilyPond peut vous aider à déterminer l’activité et l’expérience des développeurs. Les statistiques s’arrêtent à la version 2.17.97.

Développeurs intéressés :

David Kastrup (le contacter en anglais)

Vos contributions me permettront de continuer mon activité à temps plein sur LilyPond. Je me concentre sur la modélisation des interfaces entre l’utilisateur et le programme – cohérence, implémentation, simplification, documentation et débogage.

## Développement pour LilyPond 2.17.97

Note : Il s’agit des versions instables et de développement. Si vous avez le moindre doute quant à l’utilisation ou l’installation de LilyPond, nous vous enjoignons à utiliser le téléchargement de la version stable et la lecture des manuels pour la version stable.

### Numérotation des versions

Il existe deux jeux de version pour LilyPond : des versions stables et des versions instables de développement. Les versions stables comportent, en versionnage « mineur », un numéro pair (par ex. 2.8, 2.10 ou 2.12). Les versions de développement, quant à elles, comportent un versionnage « mineur » impair (par ex. 2.7, 2.9 ou 2.11).

### Téléchargement

Des instructions concernant git et la compilation sont exposées dans le Guide du contributeur.

Les rédacteurs de la documentation ainsi que les testeurs préféreront travailler à partir des binaires les plus à jour :

### Le guide du contributeur

Le développement de LilyPond est relativement complexe. Dans l’espoir d’aider les nouveaux contributeurs, et dans le but de préserver au mieux la stabilité de ce système, nous avons rédigé un manuel dédié aux activités de développement.

Note : Dans la mesure où les développeurs de LilyPond sont disséminés sur la planète, il n’est pas prévu que ce document soit un jour traduit…

### Manuels

Note : Il s’agit des manuels pour LilyPond 2.17.97 ; la dernière mouture est consultable sur http://lilypond.org

## GSoC 2012

### Le Google Summer of Code

Le Google Summer of Code est un programme global qui rémunère des étudiants durant la période estivale, pour travailler au profit de projets open source.

L’équipe LilyPond considère qu’il s’agit là d’une excellente opportunité pour recruter de nouveaux contributeurs, encourager et motiver des étudiants qui participent déjà au développement de LilyPond. L’un de nos contributeurs a été reçu pour participer à l’édition 2012 du programme, sous l’égide du projet GNU, et nous comptons bien participer aux éditions futures.

### Recensement de nos idées pour 2012

Voici les projets que nous avons proposés aux étudiants du GSoC 2012. Bien que la période de candidature soit close, nous avons décidé de maintenir en ligne cette page du site, comme source d’inspiration pour ceux qui seraient intéressés au développement de LilyPond. Des membres de l’équipe de développement aideront volontiers ceux qui aimeraient s’attaquer à l’un de ces projets.

Il y a naturellement bien d’autres choses à améliorer dans LilyPond, y compris dans les détails. Une liste exhaustive des problèmes est disponible ici.

### Notes d’ornement (grace notes)

Résolution des problèmes de synchronisation des notes d’ornement, tout en tenant compte de l’architecture sous-jacente (voir le numéro 34 de notre traceur). Les notes d’ornement perturbent LilyPond dans sa gestion du temps, dans la mesure où elles correspondent quelque peu à un retour en arrière. Ceci entraîne des effets indésirables tout particulièrement lorsqu’elles interviennent dans une portée seulement.

Difficulté : moyenne

Préalables : C++, MIDI

Recommandé : familiarité avec les arcanes de LilyPond

Mentors : Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen

### MusicXML

Ajout d’une fonctionnalité d’export au format MusiXML et amélioration de l’import, tout en fournissant des tests de performance. Selon le temps imparti, ceci pourrait se restreindre à :

• L’exportation d’un minimum d’informations musicales tel que cela se pratique déjà au niveau du MIDI, autrement dit à l’aide de classes d’exportateurs dérivées de la classe translator ;
• Construction de l’arborescence XML d’après le contenu musical de base, et connexion des éléments musicaux à des balises XML ;
• Faire en sorte que tous les graveurs LilyPond restent pleinement opérationnels ;
• Ajout d’une capacité de lier tout objet de rendu – autrement dit chaque stencil ou groupe de stencils – à l’élément musical qui en est la cause et, par voie de conséquence, à la balise correspondante dans l’arborescence XML ;
• Ajout d’un moteur de rendu XML qui pourrait alors inclure l’information de mise en forme pour tout objet de rendu dans les balises XML.

Le but sera considéré atteint dès lors qu’une partition en XML aura été importée, puis ré-exportée dans ce même format sans perte non intentionnelle de donnée.

Difficulté : moyenne

Préalables : MusicXML, Python, les bases de LilyPond

Mentors : Reinhold Kainhofer, Mike Solomon

La connaissance d’autres éditeurs de partition, dans un but de tests comparatifs, constituerait un plus.

### Amélioration des liaisons

Le galbe par défaut des liaisons n’est souvent pas pleinement satisfaisant. Il est par ailleurs impossible de marquer une liaison de prolongation entre des enharmoniques ({ cis'~ des' }), et la « coupure » d’une liaison par un changement de clef ou de ligne n’est pas totalement fonctionnelle. Ce projet comporte entre autres un recensement d’exemples de résultats défectueux, l’appréciation du résultat optimal et l’écriture du code approprié.

Difficulté : difficile

Préalables : C++, expérience dans l’écriture d’heuristiques

Connaissances appréciées : LilyPond, sens de l’esthétique

Mentor : Mike Solomon

### Ajout de variantes spécifiques pour certains glyphes

Il s’agit ici de pouvoir disposer de variantes, sur la ligne ou entre deux lignes, plus courts ou plus étroits, pour certains glyphes – les altérations par exemple – ainsi que d’une infrastructure générique de gestion. Autre exemple, dans le domaine de la notation ancienne, avec deux variantes de la brève, l’une avec un évidement plus important que l’autre.

Difficulté : facile

Préalables : MetaFont, C++, une bonne vue pour les détails

Connaissance appréciée : les bases de LilyPond

Mentor : Werner Lemberg

### Amélioration des ligatures

Le positionnement des ligatures, qu’elles soient rectilignes, passent d’une portée à l’autre, discontinues ou coudées, n’est pas optimal. Une ligature devrait dépendre du contexte et des notes adjacentes (voir la section 2.2 de cet article). Dans la mesure du possible, raccourcir le temps de calcul nécessaire à la génération des ligatures.

Difficulté : moyenne

Préalables : C++, expérience dans l’écriture d’heuristiques

Connaissance appréciée : sens de l’esthétique

Mentors : Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen

### Nettoyage des messages en cours de compilation

Il s’agit d’assainir les messages du compilateur, l’analyse du code statique, ainsi que les messages de valgrind. Les outils d’analyse automatique du code (messages en g++ ou clang) ainsi que les outils d’analyse comme valgrind pour les éventuelles fuites de mémoire ou callgrind pour le profilage du code, fournissent des informations précieuses quant à d’éventuelles faiblesses du code C++. Faire le ménage dans tous ces messages nous permettrait de rejeter tout patch qui introduirait des messages superflus.

Difficulté : moyenne

Préalable : C++

Mentors : Joe Neeman, Reinhold Kainhofer

## Auteurs

### Contributeurs actifs

#### Programmation

Aleksandr Andreev, Frédéric Bron, Marc Hohl, James Lowe, David Nalesnik, Keith OHara, Benkő Pál, Anders Pilegaard, Julien Rioux, Johannes Rohrer, Adam Spiers

#### Documentation

Frédéric Bron, Federico Bruni, James Lowe, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Guy Stalnaker, Arnold Theresius, Rodolfo Zitellini

#### Résolution de bogue

Colin Campbell, Eluze, Marc Hohl, Phil Holmes, Marek Klein, Ralph Palmer

#### Support

Federico Bruni, Felipe Castro, Pavel Fric, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Till Rettig, Luca Rossetto Casel

### Ceux qui ont contribué

#### Programmmation

Erlend Aasland, Maximilian Albert, Aleksandr Andreev, Guido Amoruso, Sven Axelsson, Kristof Bastiaensen, Pál Benkő, Frédéric Bron, Juliusz Chroboczek, Peter Chubb, Angelo Contardi, Vicente Solsona Della, Hajo Dezelski, Michael Welsh Duggan, David Feuer, Bertalan Fodor, Richard Gay, Mathieu Giraud, Lisa Opus Goldstein, Yuval Harel, Andrew Hawryluk, Christian Hitz, Karin Hoethker, Marc Hohl, Bernard Hurley, Yoshinobu Ishizaki, Chris Jackson, David Jedlinsky, Heikki Junes, Michael Käppler, Marek Klein, Michael Krause, Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Jonatan Liljedahl, Peter Lutek, Kieren MacMillan, Hendrik Maryns, Thomas Morgan, David Nalesnik, Matthias Neeracher, Keith OHara, Justin Ohmie, Tatsuya Ono, Benkő Pál, Benjamin Peterson, Guy Gascoigne-Piggford, Henning Hraban Ramm, Nathan Reed, Julien Rioux, Stan Sanderson, Andreas Scherer, Johannes Schindelin, Patrick Schmidt, Boris Shingarov, Kim Shrier, Edward Sanford Sutton, Adam Spiers, David Svoboda, Heikki Taurainen, Piers Titus van der Torren, Owen Tuz, Sebastiano Vigna, Jan-Peter Voigt, Arno Waschk, John Williams, Andrew Wilson, Milan Zamazal, Rune Zedeler, Rodolfo Zitellini

#### Fontes et polices

Tom Cato Amundsen, Marc Hohl, Chris Jackson, Alexander Kobel, Keith OHara, Carsten Steger, Arno Waschk, Rune Zedeler

#### Documentation

Erlend Aasland, Trevor Bača, Alard de Boer, Colin Campbell, Jay Hamilton, Joseph Harfouch, Andrew Hawryluk, Cameron Horsburgh, Geoff Horton, Heikki Junes, Kurtis Kroon, James Lowe, Dave Luttinen, Kieren MacMillan, Christian Mondrup, Mike Moral, Eyolf Østrem, Ralph Palmer, François Pinard, David Pounder, Michael Rasmussen, Till Rettig, Pavel Roskin, Patrick Schmidt, Alberto Simoes, Anh Hai Trinh, Eduardo Vieira, Stefan Weil, Rune Zedeler

#### Support

Colin Campbell, Anthony Fok, Christian Hitz, Phil Holmes, Chris Jackson, Heikki Junes, David Svoboda

Alard de Boer, Federico Bruni, Abel Cheung, Frédéric Chiasson, Simon Dahlbacka, Orm Finnendahl, David González, Nicolas Grandclaude, Dénes Harmath, Damien Heurtebise, Bjoern Jacke, Matthieu Jacquot, Neil Jerram, Heikki Junes, Nicolas Klutchnikoff, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Adrian Mariano, Christian Mondrup, Tineke de Munnik, Steven Michael Murphy, Till Paala, François Pinard, Gauvain Pocentek, Till Rettig, Ludovic Sardain, Yoshiki Sawada, Thomas Scharkowski, Clytie Siddall, August S. Sigov, Roland Stigge, Risto Vääräniemi, Andrea Valle, Ralf Wildenhues, Olcay Yıldırım

## Publications

### Ce que nous avons écrit

• Graham Percival. Sustainability in F/OSS: developers as a non-renewable resource. In Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2010 (RMLL2010), 2010. (PDF 333k).
• Han Wen Nienhuys and Jan Nieuwenhuizen. LilyPond, a system for automated music engraving. In Colloquium on Musical Informatics (XIV CIM 2003), May 2003. (PDF 95k).
• Han Wen Nienhuys. LilyPond, Automated music formatting and the Art of Shipping. In Forum Internacional Software Livre 2006 (FISL7.0), 2006. (PDF 1095k).
• Margarethe Maierhofer Lischka & Florian Hollerweger. Lilypond: music notation for everyone!. In Linux Audio Conference 2013 (LAC2013), 2013. (PDF 890k).
• Reinhold Kainhofer. OrchestralLily: A Package for Professional Music Publishing with LilyPond and LATEX. In The Linux Audio Conference 2010 (LAC2010), 2010. (PDF 767k).
• Erik Sandberg. Separating input language and formatter in GNU LilyPond. Master’s thesis, Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology, March 2006. (PDF 750k).

### Ce que certains ont fait avec LilyPond

• Kevin C. Baird. Real-time generation of music notation via audience interaction using python and GNU LilyPond. In New Interfaces for Music Expression, May 2005.
• Alexandre Tachard Passos, Marcos Sampaio, Pedro Kröger, and Givaldo de Cidra. Functional Harmonic Analysis and Computational Musicology in Rameau. In Proceedings of the 12th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music, pages 207–210, 2009.
• Graham Percival, Tosten Anders, and George Tzanetakis. Generating Targeted Rhythmic Exercises for Music Students with Constraint Satisfaction Programming. In International Computer Music Conference, 2008.
• Alberto Simões, Anália Lourenço, and José João Almeida. (J. Neves et al., editor). Using Text Mining Techniques for Classical Music Scores Analysis. In New Trends in Artificial Intelligence, 2007.

Si vous avez connaissance d’autres publications universitaires qui mériteraient de figurer ici, faites le nous savoir, en suivant les instructions de la rubrique Signalement de bogue.

## Archives

Note : Les vieilles annonces et informations de version sont rangées au grenier.

#### LilyPond 2.17.97 released! December 8, 2013

We are excited to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.97 as a potential final beta release for the upcoming stable release 2.18. The developers believe this to be feature-complete, the documentation to be accurate, and no important issues to be overlooked. For upgrading the syntax of your input files to the latest version, see Updating files with convert-ly. Please test this release and report back any problems, see Bug reports.

#### LilyPond blog. June 2, 2013

Janek Warchoł has created a LilyPond blog. You can find it at lilypondblog.org!

#### LilyPond 2.16.2 released! January 4, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.16.2. This release is mainly to correct a problem with lilypond-book running on Windows. We recommend that only people requiring this functionality upgrade to this version.

#### The LilyPond Report #28. November 12, 2012

The October issue of the LilyPond Report focuses on the meeting of LilyPond developers and users in Waltrop, Germany last August. Of course, there are also some musings on LilyPond triggered by the release of 2.16.0 and 2.17.0 occuring from that venue.

There are also two monthly financial reports from David Kastrup whose work on LilyPond is solely paid for by financial contributions from other developer and users (thank you!), and a report about experiences from a web-based music typesetting service using LilyPond internally.

Come read LilyPond Report 28 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

#### LilyPond 2.16.1 released! November 9, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.16.1. This has a number of updates to the previous stable version, and should cause no problems. We recommend that everybody upgrade to this version.

#### Lilypond 2.16.0 released! August 24, 2012

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.16.1. LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

Many improvements have been made in the past year since the previous main stable version. A few major improvements are:

• Support for kievan square notation
• User and programming interfaces have greatly improved
• Music functions have become quite more versatile

A full list of new features is given in:

http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.16/Documentation/changes/index.html


Happy music typesetting! LilyPond 2.16 was brought to you by...

Main development team:

Bertrand Bordage, Trevor Daniels, Colin Hall, Phil Holmes, Ian Hulin, Reinhold Kainhofer, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kulp, Werner Lemberg, John Mandereau, Patrick McCarty, Joe Neeman, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Graham Percival, Mark Polesky, Neil Puttock, Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen, Francisco Vila, Valentin Villenave, Jan Warchoł

Programming contributors:

Aleksandr Andreev, Sven Axelsson, Peter Chubb, Karin Hoethker, Marc Hohl, David Nalesnik, Justin Ohmie, Benkő Pál, Julien Rioux, Patrick Schmidt, Adam Spiers, Heikki Taurainen, Piers Titus van der Torren, Jan-Peter Voigt, Janek Warchol

Documentation contributors:

James Lowe, Pavel Roskin, Alberto Simoes, Stefan Weil

Colin Campbell, Eluze, Phil Holmes, Marek Klein, Ralph Palmer, James Lowe

Support:

Colin Campbell, Christian Hitz, Phil Holmes

Translation contributors:

Jean-Charles Malahieude, Till Paala, Yoshiki Sawada

#### LilyPond 2.17.96 released! November 24, 2013

We are excited to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.96 as a further beta release for the upcoming stable release 2.18. The developers believe the release to be feature-complete, the documentation to be accurate, and no important issues to be overlooked. For upgrading the syntax of your input files to the latest version, see Updating files with convert-ly. Please test this release and report back any problems, see Bug reports.

#### LilyPond 2.17.95 released! November 3, 2013

We are excited to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.95 as beta release for the upcoming stable release 2.18. The developers are still busy finding solutions for some last-minute problems, but the release is supposed to be feature-complete, the documentation to be accurate, and no important issues to be overlooked. For upgrading the syntax of your input files to the latest version, see Updating files with convert-ly. Please test this release and report back any problems, see Bug reports.

#### LilyPond 2.17.29 released! October 20, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.29. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.28 released! October 6, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.28. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.27 released! September 26, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.27. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.26 released! September 8, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.26. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.25 released! August 25, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.25. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.24 released! August 11, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.24. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.23 released! July 28, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.23. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.22 released! July 14, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.22. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

This update cures the issue with the Windows version crashing with a problem with positioning text.

#### LilyPond 2.17.21 released! June 30, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.21. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.20 released! June 9, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.20. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.19 released! May 26, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.19. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.18 released! May 11, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.18. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.17 released! April 27, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.17. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.16 released! April 13, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.16. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.15 released! March 30, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.15. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.14 released! March 10, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.14. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes (including putting span bars back where they should be) and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.13 released! February 23, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.13. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.12 released! February 8, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.12. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.11 released! January 26, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.11. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.10 released! January 12 2013

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.10. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.9 released! December 15, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.9. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.8 released! December 1, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.8. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.7 released! November 17, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.7. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.16.1 released! November 9, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.16.1. This has a number of updates to the previous stable version, and should cause no problems. We recommend that everybody upgrade to this version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.6 released! November 3, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.6. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.5 released! October 20, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.5. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and enhancements, and contains some work in progress. You will have access to the very latest features, but some may be incomplete, and you may encounter bugs and crashes. If you require a stable version of Lilypond, we recommend using the 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.4 released! October 6, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.4. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.3 released! September 23, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.3. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.2 released! September 10, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.2. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.1 released! August 28, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.1. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.16 version.

#### LilyPond 2.17.0 released! August 26, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.17.0. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.16 version.

#### Lilypond 2.16.0 released! August 24, 2012

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.16.0. LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

Many improvements have been made in the past year since the previous main stable version. A few major improvements are:

• Support for kievan square notation
• User and programming interfaces have greatly improved
• Music functions have become quite more versatile

A full list of new features is given in:

http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.16/Documentation/changes/index.html


Happy music typesetting! LilyPond 2.16 was brought to you by...

Main development team:

Bertrand Bordage, Trevor Daniels, Colin Hall, Phil Holmes, Ian Hulin, Reinhold Kainhofer, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kulp, Werner Lemberg, John Mandereau, Patrick McCarty, Joe Neeman, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Graham Percival, Mark Polesky, Neil Puttock, Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen, Francisco Vila, Valentin Villenave, Jan Warchoł

Programming contributors:

Aleksandr Andreev, Sven Axelsson, Peter Chubb, Karin Hoethker, Marc Hohl, David Nalesnik, Justin Ohmie, Benkő Pál, Julien Rioux, Patrick Schmidt, Adam Spiers, Heikki Taurainen, Piers Titus van der Torren, Jan-Peter Voigt, Janek Warchol

Documentation contributors:

James Lowe, Pavel Roskin, Alberto Simoes, Stefan Weil

Colin Campbell, Eluze, Phil Holmes, Marek Klein, Ralph Palmer, James Lowe

Support:

Colin Campbell, Christian Hitz, Phil Holmes

Translation contributors:

Jean-Charles Malahieude, Till Paala, Yoshiki Sawada

#### Lilypond 2.15.95 released! August 11, 2012

We are excited to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.95. With this release, development on version 2.15 is frozen for the upcoming 2.16 stable release and only open to bug fixes.

All users are urged to try this version to ensure the best quality of the upcoming stable release. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

#### LilyPond 2.15.42 released! August 02, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.42. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### The LilyPond Report #27. August 2, 2012

The LilyPond Report is back, with some interesting insights on new Scheme-related features recently added by our community’s only paid developer David Kastrup (thanks to your continuing donations). Also to be found in this issue are an overview of some lesser-known LilyPond companion projects, and a handful of more shallow factoids.

Come read LilyPond Report 27 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

#### Release candidate withdrawn July 11, 2012

We have discovered a regression since 2.14.2, so lilypond 2.15.41 is no longer a candidate for the 2.16.0 release. However, please continue testing it – we would like to discover (and fix!) any more regressions as soon as possible. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### Release candidate 8 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.41 released! July 4, 2012

LilyPond 2.15.41 is out; this is the eighth release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 18 July 2012. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### LilyPond 2.15.40 released! June 05, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.40. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### Release candidate withdrawn June 01, 2012

We have discovered a regression since 2.14.2, so lilypond 2.15.39 is no longer a candidate for the 2.16.0 release. However, please continue testing it – we would like to discover (and fix!) any more regressions as soon as possible. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### Release candidate 7 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.39 released! May 22, 2012

LilyPond 2.15.39 is out; this is the seventh release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 05 June 2012. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### The LilyPond Report #26. May 22, 2012

The LilyPond Report is back, with a new editor on board - Pavel Roskin, who tells us about his adventures in strange lands of compiler bugs! There is also a detailed report about current development status, and an analysis of example LilyPond output - see for yourself how close (or how far?) are we from matching the quality of hand-engraved scores.

Come read LilyPond Report 26 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

#### Release candidate 6 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.38 released! May 3, 2012

LilyPond 2.15.38 is out; this is the sixth release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

Update: Due to a few Critical bugs, another release candidate will be required.

#### LilyPond takes part in Google Summer of Code 2012! April 25, 2012

Being a part of GNU project, we are participating in Google Summer of Code program, which offers students stipends for working on open source software.

Our contributor Janek Warchoł was accepted for 2012 edition of GSoC. He will be working on advanced lyrics positioning in LilyPond.

#### Release candidate 5 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.37 released! April 19, 2012

LilyPond 2.15.37 is out; this is the fifth release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 03 May 2012. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### Release candidate 4 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.36 released! April 6, 2012

LilyPond 2.15.36 is out; this is the fourth release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 20 April 2012. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### The LilyPond Report #25. Apr 1st, 2012

The LilyPond Report is back, with a rather unusual issue featuring our young Polish contributor Janek Warchoł! Also included in this issue are quite a few unexpected items, including (but not limited to)… a cooking recipe!

Come read LilyPond Report 25 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

#### LilyPond 2.15.35 released! Mar 28, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.35. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.34 released! Mar 19, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.34. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.33 released! Mar 08, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.33. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### The LilyPond Report #24. Mar 5, 2012

A new issue of the LilyPond Report is now available for reading; topics include a request for funding, an article about exciting new features in LilyPond grammar, and an overview of LilyPond-based web applications.

Come read LilyPond Report 24 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

#### LilyPond 2.15.32 released! Mar 03, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.32. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.31 released! Feb 29, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.31. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### Release candidate 3 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.30 released! Feb 17, 2012

LilyPond 2.15.30 is out; this is the third release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 02 March 2012. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### LilyPond 2.15.29 released! Feb 9, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.29. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.28 released! Feb 3, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.28. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.27 released! Jan 24, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.27. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### The LilyPond Report #23. Jan 20, 2012

The LilyPond Report is back, with developer David Kastrup as a new editor! This issue features an exposé on some of the new, handy commands recently added to LilyPond, as well as an interview with LilyPond contributor and composer Mike Solomon.

Come read LilyPond Report 23 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

#### LilyPond 2.15.26 released! Jan 16, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.26. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

The 2.15.25 has been skipped due to build problems.

#### LilyPond 2.15.24 released! Jan 07, 2012

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.24. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.23 released! Dec 21, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.23. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.22 released! Dec 15, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.22. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.21 released! Dec 6, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.21. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.20 released! Nov 24, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.20. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.19 released! Nov 18, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.19. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.18 released! Nov 12, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.18. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.17 released! Nov 10, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.17. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.16 released! October 28, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.16. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.15 released! October 24, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.15. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.14 released! October 7, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.14. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.13 released! September 27, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.13. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### Release candidate 2 cancelled Sep 23, 2011

The release countdown is cancelled due to the discovery of a Critical regression.

#### Release candidate 2 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.12 released! Sep 20, 2011

LilyPond 2.15.12 is out; this is the second release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 27 Sep 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### LilyPond 2.15.11 released! September 11, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.11. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to the possibility of a few Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.10 released! September 6, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.10. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few outstanding Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### LilyPond 2.15.9 released! August 30, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.9. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes, and also adds support for MacOS X 10.7.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version. Please note that due to a few outstanding Critical bugs, this is not the next release candidate.

#### Release candidate 1 of 2.16 - LilyPond 2.15.8 released! Aug 01, 2011

LilyPond 2.15.8 is out; this is the first release candidate of the upcoming 2.16 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.14.2 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.16.0 release will be on 08 Aug 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### LilyPond 2.15.7 released! July 29, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.7. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

#### LilyPond 2.15.6 released! July 26, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.6. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

#### LilyPond 2.14.2 released! July 25, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.14.2. This fixes a few minor bugs in the stable version, and should cause no problems. We recommend that everybody upgrade to this version.

#### LilyPond 2.15.5 released! July 12, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.5. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

#### LilyPond 2.15.4 released! July 4, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.4. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

#### LilyPond 2.15.3 released! June 27, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.3. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

#### LilyPond 2.15.2 released! June 18, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.2. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

#### LilyPond 2.14.1 released! June 12, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.14.1. This fixes a few minor bugs in the stable version, and should cause no problems. We recommend that everybody upgrade to this version.

#### LilyPond 2.15.1 released! June 11, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.1. This is the beginning of a new unstable development effort, and adds the usual number of bugs.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

#### LilyPond 2.15.0 released! June 7, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.15.0. This is the beginning of a new unstable development effort, and adds the usual number of bugs.

It is strongly recommended that normal users do not use this release, and instead use the stable 2.14 version.

#### LilyPond 2.14.0 released! June 6, 2011

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.14. LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

Many improvements have been made in the past two and a half years since the previous main stable version. A few major improvements are:

• LilyPond is now licensed under the GNU GPL v3 or higher.
• The vertical spacing engine has been drastically changed, making it much more flexible and easier to control.
• Automatic beaming is now more flexible, and beam collisions are avoided.

A full list of new features is given in:

http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.14/Documentation/changes/index.html


Happy music typesetting! LilyPond 2.14 was brought to you by...

Main development team:

Trevor Daniels, Reinhold Kainhofer, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kulp, Werner Lemberg, John Mandereau, Patrick McCarty, Joe Neeman, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Graham Percival, Mark Polesky, Neil Puttock, Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen, Francisco Vila, Valentin Villenave.

Programming contributors:

Sven Axelsson, Pál Benkő, Bertrand Bordage, Frédéric Bron, Peter Chubb, Hajo Dezelski, Richard Gay, Keith OHara, Andrew Hawryluk, Christian Hitz, Marc Hohl, Henning Hraban Ramm, Ian Hulin, Michael Käppler, Marek Klein, Kieren MacMillan, Thomas Morgan, Benjamin Peterson, Nathan Reed, Julien Rioux, Boris Shingarov, Patrick Schmidt, Owen Tuz, Jan Warchoł, Andrew Wilson, Rodolfo Zitellini.

Font contributors:

Keith OHara, Marc Hohl, Alexander Kobel, Carsten Steger.

Documentation contributors:

Colin Campbell, Andrew Hawryluk, James Lowe, Mike Moral, Ralph Palmer, David Pounder, Patrick Schmidt.

James E. Bailey, Colin Campbell, Phil Holmes, Urs Liska, Ralph Palmer, Kieren MacMillan, Dmytro O. Redchuk.

Binaries support contributors:

Christian Hitz.

Translation contributors:

Federico Bruni, Dénes Harmath, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Tineke de Munnik, Till Paala, Ralf Wildenhues, Yoshiki Sawada.

#### Release candidate 7 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.63 released! May 30, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.63 is out; this is the seventh release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on June 6, 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### LilyPond 2.13.62 released! May 24, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.62. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the next release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

#### LilyPond 2.13.61 released! May 1, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.61. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the next release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

#### LilyPond 2.13.60 released! April 16, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.60. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the next release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

#### Linux Journal Magazine article - April 2011

Linux Magazine publishes an article in the May 2011 issue titled Projects on the Move. It is an introduction to MuseScore, LilyPond and Chordii. Author Carla Schroder states « LilyPond is driven from the command line, but don’t let the lack of a GUI scare you away; LilyPond is user-friendly and easy to learn », and provides a hands-on example.

#### LilyPond 2.13.59 released! April 10, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.59. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the next release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

#### Release candidate 6 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.58 released! April 7, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.58 is out; this is the sixth release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on April 14, 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### Release candidate 5 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.57 released! April 3, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.57 is out; this is the fifth release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on April 10, 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### Release candidate 4 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.56 released! Mar 29, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.56 is out; this is the fourth release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on April 5, 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### LilyPond 2.13.55 released! Mar 22, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.55. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the fourth release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

#### Release candidate 3 withdrawn Mar 15, 2011

We have discovered a regression since 2.12.3, so lilypond 2.13.54 is no longer a candidate for the 2.14.0 release. However, please continue testing it – we would like to discover (and fix!) any more regressions as soon as possible. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### Release candidate 3 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.54 released! Mar 13, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.54 is out; this is the third release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on March 27, 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### LilyPond 2.13.53 released! Mar 6, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.53. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the third release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

#### LilyPond 2.13.52 released! Mar 1, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.52. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the third release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

#### LilyPond 2.13.51 released! Feb 22, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.51. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the third release candidate, due to a few remaining Critical bugs.

#### LilyPond 2.13.50 released! Feb 13, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.50. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes.

Please note that this is not the third release candidate. Due to a number of untested changes to our build process, we cannot be at all confident about the quality of this release.

#### New Chinese and Czech translations of the web page! Feb 11,2011

Two new languages are added to our web page: Chinese by Ben Luo, and Czech by Pavel Fric. It is a work in progress but they are fully functional. That makes ten languages to choose from!

#### Release candidate 2 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.49 released! Feb 9, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.49 is out; this is the second release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on Feb 23, 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### LilyPond 2.13.48 released! Feb 5, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.48. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond 2.13.47 released! Jan 28, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.47. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### Release candidate 1 withdrawn Jan 13, 2011

We have discovered a regression since 2.12.3, so lilypond 2.13.46 is no longer a candidate for the 2.14.0 release. However, please continue testing it – we would like to discover (and fix!) any more regressions as soon as possible. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### Release candidate 1 of 2.14 - LilyPond 2.13.46 released! Jan 12, 2011

LilyPond 2.13.46 is out; this is the first release candidate of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. All users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are no known Critical issues with this release. If no Critical bugs are found, then the official 2.14.0 release will be on 26 Jan 2011. If you discover any problems, please send us Signalement de bogue.

#### LilyPond 2.13.45 released! Jan 3, 2011

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.45. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### Beta test three of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.44 released! Dec 25, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.44 is out; this is the third beta test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There is still one Critical problem with this release: in one case, the vertical spacing is much too compressed. If you decide to test this version, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Signalement de bogue.

#### Beta test two of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.43 released! Dec 14, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.43 is out; this is the second beta test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There is still one Critical problem with this release: in one case, the vertical spacing is much too compressed. If you decide to test this version, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Signalement de bogue.

#### LilyPond 2.13.42 released! Dec 8, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.42. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Please note that this is not the second beta test. Due to a number of untested changes to our build process, we cannot be at all confident about the quality of this release.

#### LilyPond 2.13.41 released! Dec 4, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.41. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Please note that this is not the second beta test. Due to a number of untested changes to our build process, we cannot be at all confident about the quality of this release.

#### LilyPond 2.13.40 released! Nov 21, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.40. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Please note that this is not the second beta test. Due to a number of untested changes to our build process, we cannot be at all confident about the quality of this release.

#### Beta test one of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.39 released! Nov 15, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.39 is out; this is the first beta test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are still some Critical problems with this release: the vertical spacing is suspicious in two cases, and lilypond can crash with some odd input. If you decide to test 2.13.39, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Signalement de bogue.

#### The LilyPond Report #22. Nov 3, 2010

The LilyPond Report is back, with some surprises and exciting news for the whole LilyPond community! To be found in this issue is an up-to-date, complete list of all LilyPond mailing lists and forums around the world. Also, for the very first time our special guest today is LilyPond’s co-founder and core developer Jan Nieuwenhuizen, who has been busy these past months – read on to find out what for!

Come read LilyPond Report 22 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

#### Alpha test four of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.38 released! Oct 31, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.38 is out; this is the fourth alpha test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are still some Critical problems with this release: the vertical spacing is suspicious in two cases, and lilypond can crash with some odd input. If you decide to test 2.13.38, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Signalement de bogue.

#### Alpha test three of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.37 released! Oct 25, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.37 is out; this is the third alpha test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

There are still some Critical problems with this release: the vertical spacing is suspicious in two cases, and lilypond can crash with some odd input. If you decide to test 2.13.37, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Signalement de bogue.

#### LilyPond 2.13.36 released! Oct 19, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.36. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Please note that this is not the third alpha test. Due to a number of untested changes to our build process, we cannot be at all confident about the quality of this release.

#### The LilyPond Report #21. Oct 3, 2010

The LilyPond Report is back, with its two « grumpy-and-fluffy » editors! This issue mainly deals with microtonal notation in LilyPond, but does also include a how-to about running LilyPond from an USB key, not to forget the regular release news, the bug report of the Report, and some news from the frog pond!

Come read LilyPond Report 21 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

#### Alpha test two of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.35 released! Sep 29, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.35 is out; this is the second alpha test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

Three known regressions against 2.12.3 still exist: Issue 1173 MetronomeMarks cannot be aligned on a note if a multi-measure rest exists in another voice, and two spacing bugs: Issue 1240 and Issue 1252. If you decide to test 2.13.35, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Signalement de bogue.

#### Alpha test of 2.14 – LilyPond 2.13.34 released! Sep 21, 2010

LilyPond 2.13.34 is out; this is the first alpha test of the upcoming 2.14 stable release. Users are invited to experiment with this version. New features since 2.12.3 are listed in the « Changes » manual on the website section about Développement.

One known regression against 2.12.3 still exist: Issue 1173 MetronomeMarks cannot be aligned on a note if a multi-measure rest exists in another voice, but we expect to find more. If you decide to test 2.13.34, do not be surprised to discover problems; just send us polite Signalement de bogue.

#### LilyPond 2.13.33 released! Sep 10, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.33. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond 2.13.32 released! Sep 3, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.32. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond Report #20. Sep 2, 2010

The LilyPond Report is back, with its two « grumpy-and-fluffy » editors! This issue contains a review of an online notation editor using lilypond, along with the regular release news, snippet of the report, news from the frog pond, and the bug report of the report!

Come read LilyPond Report 20 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

#### LilyPond 2.13.31 released! Aug 24, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.31. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond 2.13.30 released! Aug 13, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.30. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond Report #19. Aug 9, 2010

The LilyPond Report is back, with its two « grumpy-and-fluffy » editors! This issue contains some conference news, along with the regular release news, snippet of the report, news from the frog pond, and the bug report of the report!

Come read LilyPond Report 19 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

#### LilyPond 2.13.29 released! Aug 4, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.29. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

This release radically changes the autobeaming rules, so use extra caution and expect breakage.

#### LilyPond 2.13.28 released! July 13, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.28. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

This release includes some major untested changes to the windows lilypad editor. Windows users should not be using this release because it is intended for developers only, but you ignore these warnings and try it anyway, use extra caution.

#### LilyPond 2.13.27 released! July 5, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.27. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### Testing our new website! June 29, 2010

We’re testing our new website! For the next 24 hours, the new website will be the default website; after that, we will switch back to the old website while we examine feedback and make improvements to the new website.

Please send feedback to lilypond-user; you can find more information on our page about Contact.

Note : There are a few known problems with translations. If you are a non-English speaker, you may prefer to view the old lilypond website at: http://lilypond.org/web/

#### LilyPond 2.13.26 released! June 26, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.26. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond 2.13.25 released! June 20, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.25. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond 2.13.24 released! June 14, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.24. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond 2.13.23 released! June 3, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.23. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond 2.13.22 released! May 27, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.22. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond 2.13.21 released! May 12, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.21. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

This release should be of particular interest to package maintainers: we have made a few changes to the configure script and the required libraries. Barring any urgent bug reports, this is the build system and libraries that will be used for the next stable release.

#### LilyPond Report #18. May 11, 2010

The LilyPond Report is back, with its two « grumpy-and-fluffy » editors! This issue will be filled with emotion and coolness, paper bags and zigzag-ending staves, plus the usual Frogs and Bugs.

Come read LilyPond Report 18 now; comments and contributions are warmly encouraged!

#### LilyPond 2.13.20 released! May 5, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.20. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, a number of critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

Minor syntax change: the undocumented \cresc and \decresc have changed. In addition, the [options] for the LaTeX mode of lilypond-book now comes after the {lilypond}, following normal LaTeX practice. As always, see the Changes document for more information.

#### LilyPond 2.13.19 released! April 24, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.19. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes. However, 11 critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond 2.13.18 released! April 16, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.18. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes, along with improved website translations. However, 14 critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond 2.13.17 released! April 2, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.17. This release includes bugfixes for 4 critical issues. However, 15 critical issues still remain, so this release is intended for developers only.

#### LilyPond 2.13.16 released! March 15, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.16. This release is intended for developers only, and includes the usual round of bugfixes.

#### LilyPond 2.13.15 released! March 4, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.15. This release is intended for developers only, and includes a few updates to the binary build process in addition to the usual round of bugfixes.

#### LilyPond Report #17. March 1, 2010

Yay, the Report is back, with a new team! It has been said that two heads are better than one — does it apply to newsletters as well? Read on and let us know! In this issue we’ll talk about websites and poetry, frogs and bugs, not to mention an extensive review of the Frescobaldi editor!

What are you waiting for? Come read LilyPond Report 17 now!

#### LilyPond 2.13.14 released! February 27, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.14. This release is intended for developers only, and includes a large translation update in addition to the usual round of bugfixes.

#### LilyPond 2.13.13 released! February 13, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.13. This release is intended for developers only, and fixes various problems with documentation build system as well as adding an output-preview-framework for our SVG backend. In addition, the binaries are now approximately 6 megabytes smaller.

#### LilyPond 2.13.12 released! February 2, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.12. This release is intended for developers only, and brings more stability and fewer bugs to the build system and Contributor’s Guide.

#### LilyPond 2.13.11 released! January 16, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.11. This release is intended for developers only, and brings a number of improvements to the build system, Contributor’s Guide, and fixes 4 critical regressions against earlier versions.

#### LilyPond 2.13.10 released! December 31, 2009

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.13.10. This release is intended for developers only, and brings a number of improvements such as predictable regression test output filenames and English names for feta filenames.

#### LilyPond 2.12.3 released! December 20, 2009

We are happy to announce the release of LilyPond 2.12.3. This version contains the long-awaited fix for our GUI on MacOS X 10.5 and 10.6. In addition to the GUI fixes, this version contains dozens of bugfixes backported from the unstable development version.

We recommend that all users upgrade to this version. This is the last planned release in the 2.12 stable series; development now shifts towards the upcoming 2.14 series.

#### LilyPond 2.13.9 released! December 12, 2009

LilyPond 2.13.9 is now out. From 2.13.9 onwards, LilyPond is licensed under the GNU GPL v3+ for code, and the GNU FDL 1.3+ for documentation. In addition to the usual round of bugfixes, this release adds a shortcut for repeated chords.

Please note that 2.13 is an unstable development branch; normal users should continue to use 2.12.

#### New Website! October 3, 2009

As you can see, we have a new website design. Many thanks to texi2html and CSS for being so flexible!

#### LilyPond Report #16. September 6, 2009

The LilyPond Report is back! This short, informal opinion column is about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Read issue 16 now!

#### LilyPond 2.13.3. July 2, 2009

This unstable release contains working menus in OSX 10.5; many thanks to Christian Hitz for fixing this long-standing problem! This release also contains numerous other bugfixes and features such as ties with variable thickness, partially dashed slurs, and eyeglasses.
We are planning another 2.12 release in the next week or two, which will include the menu fixes for OSX 10.5. Normal users may wish to wait for this release rather than using an unstable release.
Nouveautés, Développement.

#### A LilyPond weboldala magyarul. May 22, 2009

Elkészült a lilypond.org nagy részének magyar fordítása a LilyPond honosítási projekt első lépéseként. A projekt célja a LilyPond szabad kottaszedő szoftver minél széleskörűbben elérhetővé tétele a magyar felhasználók számára a teljes weboldal és dokumentáció lefordítása révén. A teljes dokumentáció lefordításához közreműködőket keresünk. Ha részt vennél a honosításban, küldj egy e-mailt a harmathdenes AT gmail.com címre!
Harmath Dénes, a LilyPond honosítási projekt vezetője

#### The LilyPond Report #15. May 18, 2009

The LilyPond Report is a short, informal opinion column about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Follow this link to read the full issue...

#### The LilyPond Report #14. April 13, 2009

The LilyPond Report is back, on a new website! This short, informal, weekly opinion column is about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Follow this link to read the full issue...

#### LilyPond 2.12.2 and 2.13.0 — March 21, 2009

As a very belated announcement, the stable version of LilyPond is now 2.12.2, and the next development version has begun with 2.13.0.

#### LilyPond 2.12.0 « Rune » — December 27, 2008

A new stable release of LilyPond is available.
Announcement, Nouveautés, Téléchargement.

#### LilyPond 2.11.65 — Release Candidate. December 2, 2008

This release has improvements to MusicXML import, contributed by Reinhold Kainhofer, and adds support for splitting a book in several book parts, contributed by Nicolas Sceaux. Nested contexts of the same type are now allowed with any depth, and overriding nested properties can be done with list syntax, thanks to Neil Puttock. This is hopefully the last Release Candidate before stable release 2.12, so you are welcome to test this release if you can to report new issues.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.64. November 18, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.64 is available. MusicXML import has been improved, including church modes support, and a few bugs in the compilation and documentation building processes are fixed. The three documentation manuals are now fully translated in Spanish, thanks to Francisco Vila. The font cache problem in Windows binaries which used to cause excessive slowness should be fixed.
Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.63. October 29, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.63 is available. This release has lots of updates to the documentation and translations. Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.62 – Release Candidate. October 11, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.62 is available. This is is one of the last releases before 2.12, so testing it is encouraged. In addition to a bugfix in \tempo command, this release has lot of updates to Spanish and German documentation translations, and the stylesheet for HTML documentation has been improved.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.61 available. October 1, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.61 has been released. It has updates to documentation translations, and a new automatic accidentals style (teaching) has been added.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.60 available. September 25, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.60 has been released. A new style of double repeat bar line has been added, and printallheaders variable in score block has been renamed to print-all-headers. Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.59 available. September 20, 2008

Release 2.11.59 is out. LilyPond now uses 64 bit integers for rational numbers, which allows typesetting more complex polymetric music. This release also has updates to German and Spanish translations of the documentation. Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.58 available. September 13, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.58 is a beta release, which means the next stable release is expected in a few weeks. This release is also special, as it includes code which supports more flexible automatic accidentals rules, written several months ago by Rune Zedeler, deceased since then. All the development team express their condolences to his family and his friends. Besides this, automatic beaming has been improved by Carl Sorensen, support for creating stem flags in a new style has been contributed by Reinhold Kainhofer, and a few bugs have been fixed.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.57 available. August 27, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.57 is out. This release adds support for harp pedal diagrams, contributed by Reinhold Kainhofer, and some changes in markup command names have been made.
Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.56 available. August 17, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.56 is out. This release features transposable fret diagrams, contributed by Carl Sorensen. Translations status pages are now available from the documentation start page. Two predefined commands \pointAndClickOn, \pointAndClickOff have also been added.
Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.55 available. August 6, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.55 is out. This release fixes several bugs, and for octavation brackets set-octavation has been replaced by a more user-friendly command, \ottava.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.54 available. July 30, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.54 is out. This release fixes a bug in tie formatting following a line break, and changes the behavior of short-indent so that short instrument names are no longer indented in the margin.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.53 available. July 23, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.53 is out. This release fixes a lot of bugs.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.52 available. July 14, 2008

Release 2.11.52 fixes wrong offset of a bar number when it follows a breath mark, and syntax changes made in recent development releases are now fully listed on the News page.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.51 available. July 8, 2008

Release 2.11.51 has a couple of bugfixes, and a lot of changes in predefined command names. Fret diagrams formatting has been improved by Carl Sorensen, it is now controlled by fret-diagram-details property.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.50 available. July 2, 2008

Release 2.11.50 adds support for metronome marks with text, and backslashed numbers for figured bass, contributed by Reinhold Kainhofer.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### The LilyPond Report #13. June 23, 2008

This short, informal, weekly opinion column is about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Follow this link to read the full issue...

#### The LilyPond Report #12. June 16, 2008

This short, informal, weekly opinion column is about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Follow this link to read the full issue...

#### LilyPond 2.11.49 released. June 12, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.49 is out. It fixes a number of bugs, including bugs in beams formatting.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.48 released. June 9, 2008

LilyPond 2.11.48 is out. This release fixes a few bugs, and \compressMusic has been renamed to \scaleDurations.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### The LilyPond Report #11. June 9, 2008

This short, informal, weekly opinion column is about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Follow this link to read the full issue...

#### The LilyPond Report #10. June 2, 2008

Welcome to this special tenth issue of the LilyPond Report, entirely dedicated to Algorithmic Composition systems.

#### LilyPond 2.11.47 released. May 28, 2008

LilyPond now allows all text context properties to be markups, except in \lyricmode. This release also fixes regression tests maintenance for developers.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.46 available. May 22, 2008

Release 2.11.46 fixes a lot of bugs and includes a rewrite of dynamics engravers. Support for slur-shaped arpeggios has been added.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### RSS feed - May 21, 2008

A RSS feed is now available on lilypond.org. It contains all news announced on the web site start page: releases, LilyPond report, new translations of the site and publications. Feed URL. The info mailing list (see Contact) is still used to announce releases and special events.

#### The LilyPond Report #9. May 05, 2008

Welcome to this ninth issue of the LilyPond Report!
This short, informal, weekly opinion column is about the LilyPond project: its team, its world, its community. Follow this link to read the full issue...

#### LilyPond 2.11.45 available. April 26, 2008

Release 2.11.45 fixes a couple of bugs in the formatting engine. lilypond-book has been improved, with better performance, a bugfix about included files, and more flexibility for preprocessing documents with LaTeX variants. Support for enclosing text in a rounded box has been contributed by Valentin Villenave.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.44 available. April 14, 2008

Release 2.11.44 is available. Support for figured bass and chord names has been added to the MusicXML converter.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### lilypond.org日本語訳 (lilypond.org Japanese translation). 2008年4月8日 (April 4, 2008)

lilypond.orgのいくつかのページの日本語訳が出来ました。

#### LilyPond 2.11.43 available. March 31, 2008

Release 2.11.43 has been available since March 27. It fixes a couple of formatting bugs, and the font cache problem with MS-Windows binaries which caused excessive slowness has been fixed.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.42 available. March 9, 2008

Release 2.11.42 is out. It fixes some formatting and spacing bugs.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### Comparison of music engraving with Finale and LilyPond. February 25, 2008

In three articles, Andrew Hawryluk compares Finale and LilyPond in general terms, and evaluates in detail engraving capabilities of both pieces of software. The second article is an instructive analysis of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Prelude 6 engraving, including comparisons with a reference hand-engraved edition. Read the articles.

#### LilyPond 2.11.41 available. February 25, 2008

Release 2.11.41 is available. It has a few bugfixes, updated program messages in French, German, Spanish and Vietnamese, and updates to the MusicXML converter.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.37 available. January 3, 2008

Release 2.11.37 is available. It has a few bugfixes, and documentation changes. (Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.11.36 available. December 13, 2007

Release 2.11.36 is now available. It has many bugfixes, updates for MusicXML import, and it includes major documentation changes from Grand Documentation Project.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.33 and 2.11.33 available. September 20, 2007

Release 2.11.33 is now available.
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.32 available. September 2, 2007

Release 2.11.32 is now available.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.31 available. August 31, 2007

Release 2.11.31 is now available. It has more bugfixes, updates for MusicXML import and lots of updates for the translations.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.30 available. August 20, 2007

Release 2.11.30 is now available. It has various bugfixes among others in the new spacing code, MusicXML import and lots of updates for the translations.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.29 and 2.11.29 available. August 11, 2007

Release 2.11.29 is now available. 2.10.29 has a few small fixes. 2.11.29 has several bugfixes, among others in the new spacing code, and lots of updates for the translations.
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Anciennes versions.

Release 2.11.28 is now available as a binary installer for FreeBSD x86_64. Download the installer and do sh lilypond-2.11.28-1.freebsd-64.sh in a command window.

#### LilyPond 2.11.28 available - July 25, 2007

Release 2.11.28 has several updates to the manual and its translations, an plethora of bugfixes and a complete cleanup of the spacing engine code.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.26 available - June 8, 2007

Release 2.11.26 supports page markers, eg. for use in tables-of-contents. In addition, it fixes a number of bugs. Enjoy!
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.25 and 2.11.25 available - May 20, 2007

Release 2.11.25 has support for toplevel page breaking commands, and page breaking as a whole has been sped up significantly. Enjoy!
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.23 and 2.11.23 available - May 1, 2007

This has lots of bugfixes.
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Anciennes versions.

#### Übersetzung der Dokumentation - 10. April 2007

Die Kapitel 1-5 (der Abschnitt für Anfänger) des LilyPond-Benutzerhandbuchs sind auf deutsch übersetzt — sie sind erhältlich für die Nouveautés online und Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.22 available - April 10, 2007

This release has updates of the dot collision code.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.21 available - March 24, 2007

This release has some documentation updates.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### Traduction de la documentation en français - 25 février 2007

Les chapitres 1 à 4 et 6 du manuel de l’utilisateur sont désormais traduits, et disponibles en ligne — version 2.10, version 2.11. Les traductions sont également incluses dans la documentation téléchargeable.

#### LilyPond 2.10.20 and 2.11.20 available - February 25, 2007

This release fixes many bugs.
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.19 and 2.11.19 available - February 18, 2007

This release fixes many bugs.
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.18 available - February 12, 2007

This release fixes still more bugs, and included singing support through festival contributed by Milan Zamazal.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.17 available - February 9, 2007

This release fixes still more bugs.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.16 and 2.11.16 available - February 4, 2007

This release fixes many bugs. (Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.10.15 and 2.11.15 available - February 1, 2007

This release will stretch piano staves on a system-by-system basis and add a few glyphs: a black harmonic note head and the slashed mirrored flat.
Bugfixes 2.10, Bugfixes 2.11, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.14 and 2.11.14 available - January 26, 2007

This release has a rewrite of the line-spanner code, responsible for among other glissandi and text-crescendos, making them more flexible.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions

#### LilyPond 2.10.13 and 2.11.13 available - January 17, 2007

This release fixes a few minor but irritating bugs. In addition, the 2.11 release has updates of the tutorial.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.12 available - January 17, 2007

This release fixes lots of bugs. In particular, the tie formatting has been further improved, and memory usage has been improved enormously.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.12 available - January 17, 2007

This release mirrors 2.11.12. Notably, it has the same memory usage improvements.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.11 available - January 12, 2007

This release mostly has the same fixes as 2.11.11.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.11 available - January 11, 2007

This release has further fixes for popular bugs. Timing of the MIDI output won’t get confused by tuplets and grace notes anymore. Some fat has also been trimmed of the skyline code performance.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.10 available - January 8, 2007

LilyPond 2.11.10 has further review of the test-suite, performance and code coverage. This brought to light several problems that were fixed. Notably, 2.11.10 fixes lots of regressions in optical correction spacing and MIDI dynamics. Also, this version is 20 to 50 % faster than previous 2.11 releases.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.10 available - January 8, 2007

This release fixes several popular bugs, among others: MIDI files that go silent after (de)crescendi, and tuplets problems with quoting and part-combining.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.9 and 2.10.9 available - January 3, 2007

This release has a couple of bugfixes, and —in 2.11.9— further improvements in the regression test suite
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.8 and 2.10.8 available - January 3, 2007

New! Improved! With even more bugfixes!
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### lilypond.org auf deutsch - 31. Dezember 2006

Die LilyPond-Webseiten sind jetzt auch auf deutsch übersetzt!

#### lilypond.org en español - December 29, 2006

¡Ya está disponible la versión en español del sitio web de LilyPond!

#### LilyPond 2.11.7 and 2.10.7 available - January 1, 2007

New! Improved! With even more bugfixes!
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.6 available - December 30, 2006

This release supports arbitrary fractional alterations, allowing music with different microtonal conventions to be typeset.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.6 available - December 30, 2006

New! Improved! With even more bugfixes!
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.5 available - December 24, 2006

These releases complete the translation infrastructure for Documentation.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.5 available - December 24, 2006

New! Improved! With even more bugfixes!
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.4 available - December 21, 2006

The vertical spacing improvements that were introduced in 2.11.0 now work within a system as well as between systems.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.3 available - December 19, 2006

This release has graphical test results and several website build improvements.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.3 available - December 19, 2006

This release fixes several bugs.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LinuxPPC binaries available! - December 19, 2006

From now on, our GUB binary builds include support for Linux/PPC. (Anciennes versions)

#### Traduction du tutoriel en français. December 13, 2006

Fruit du travail d’une équipe de traducteurs, le tutoriel en français est maintenant disponible en ligne. Version 2.10, Version 2.11.

#### LilyPond 2.11.2 available - December 12, 2006

This release supports glissandi and harmonics in tablature.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.2 available - December 12, 2006

A new stable release of LilyPond is available.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.1 available - December 4, 2006

This release has improved support for horizontal spacing.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.10.1 available - December 3, 2006

A new stable release of LilyPond is available.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.11.0 available - November 27, 2006

This release has improved support for vertical spacing. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.10.0 available - November 11, 2006

A new stable release of LilyPond is available. (Announcement, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### GIT repository online - November 11, 2006

LilyPond development has moved over its source code to GIT, the fast version control system. Check out our repository at gnu.org.

#### LilyPond 2.9.29 available - November 5, 2006

This release has many more bugfixes.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.9.28 available - November 3, 2006

This release has many more bugfixes.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.9.27 available - October 28, 2006

This release has a new FretBoards context, and some further bugfixes.
Bugfixes, Nouveautés, Anciennes versions.

#### Music streams thesis available - October 21, 2006

The last months, Erik Sandberg has been overhauling the internals of Lily. This change introduces a new intermediate format, Music Streams, which will make it easier get music data out of LilyPond. A copy of the thesis is now available from lilypond.org (Publications).

#### LilyPond 2.9.26 available - October 20, 2006

This release has further bugfixes.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.9.25 available - October 18, 2006

This release has more bugfixes; from now on, binaries are also available for x86/64.
Bugfixes, Anciennes versions.

#### LilyPond 2.9.24 available - October 15, 2006

This release has support for right hand guitar fingerings, and offers some bugfixes. (Nouveautés, Bugfixes, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.23 available - October 12, 2006

This release cuts fragments of EPS directly from your finished score, and makes it easier to insert ties into lyrics. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.22 available - October 9, 2006

Test this release candidate for LilyPond 2.10! (Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.21 available - October 4, 2006

Test this release candidate for LilyPond 2.10! (Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.20 available - October 3, 2006

Test this release candidate for LilyPond 2.10! (Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.17 available - September 2, 2006

This release fixes many bugs. Among others, MacOS X QuickTime now honors tempo changes are in the MIDI output. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.16 available - August 25, 2006

In this release, chords may be partially tied and lyric extenders have tunable padding. Moreover, many bugs were fixed (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.15 available - August 20, 2006

This releases fixes many bugs in the 2.9.14 release. (Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.8.6 available - August 8, 2006

This release contains a few minor bugfixes; the source tarball is also available. (Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.14 available - August 4, 2006

This release supports instrument name changes, dotted barlines and better spacing for floating grace notes. In addition, it contains ongoing work by Erik Sandberg to extend the interpretation phase with stream support. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.13 available - July 23, 2006

This release supports doits and falls, and more tuning options for grace note spacing and tuplet brackets. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.12 available - July 18, 2006

This release supports pdftex for lilypond-book, and uses PdfTeX for generating manuals, so page numbers and references are now clickable. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.11 available - July 12, 2006

This release wraps improvements of the last two weeks. As a new feature, it supports tunable tuplet number formatting for nested tuplets. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.10 available - June 15, 2006

This releases fixes a couple of bugs in 2.9.9. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.9 available - June 15, 2006

This releases fixes many bugs in 2.9.8 and earlier. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.8 available - June 6, 2006

2.9.8 has support for different spacing sections within a single score, and better infrastructure for automated regression testing. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.8.4 available - June 4, 2006

2.8.4 fixes some minor bugs, and includes a backport of the infrastructure for automated regression testing. (Anciennes versions)

#### First test results available - June 4, 2006

After a week of frantic tweaking, the first automated testing results are available. You can now see in full glory what features are broken in the development release

#### LilyPond 2.9.7 available - May 30, 2006

2.9.7 has improvements in the formatting for figured bass, and includes a new framework for detecting bugs earlier, which will make the development releases even better

#### LilyPond 2.9.6 available - May 24, 2006

This release has new features in beam formatting: beams may now be put on single stems, and obey the beatGrouping property. MusicXML converter. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### New essay pages! - May 22, 2006

The Automated Engraving essay has been updated with material from the FISL talk, with pages on modeling notation and algorithms for esthetics. Happy reading!

#### LilyPond 2.9.5 available - May 17, 2006

This release supports object rotation, hairpins with circled tips, hairpins that run to barlines before notes and improvements in the MusicXML converter. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.4 available - May 12, 2006

This release has support for feathered beaming, and note head styles in the markup \note command. In addition, it has a lot of updates of the manual and a clean up of the spring spacer. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.8.2 available - May 12, 2006

This release has fixes for minor bugs and compilation issues. (Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.3 is out! - May 7, 2006

This new release has lots of updates of the manual, courtesy Graham and the contributors of the mailing. It handles formatting for ties in arpegiated chords better (feature sponsored by Steve Doonan), it has al niente hairpins, courtesy of Erlend Aasland, and some cleanups of the PostScript output, courtesy David Feuer. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### FISL7.0 slides available - April 22, 2006

The slides for Han-Wen’s talk at FISL 7 are now online. (Publications)

#### LilyPond 2.8.1 is out! - April 3, 2006

Important bugfixes include CJK font handling and a Darwin/x86 port. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.9.1 is out! - April 3, 2006

It’s mostly a bugfix release, and it’s almoste the same as 2.8.1. This release mainly fixes problems with CJK font loading. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond on MacOS X/Intel - March 31, 2006

LilyPond now also runs on Intel based macs, offering a 400% speedup over the emulated PowerPC binaries. (Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.8.0 is out! - March 22, 2006

Version 2.8 is here! Read the release announcement. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.39 is out - March 17, 2006

This release has even more bug fixes. Please test before 2.8 is released. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.38 is out - March 12, 2006

This is likely to be the last release candidate before we release 2.8, so report any bugs that you might find. New attractions include: lilypond postscript files now work with GSView, cut & pasting lily code from PDF files should now work, and spacing fixes for multi-measure rests. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.36 is out - February 24, 2006

This is another release candidate for 2.8. It has lots of bug fixes and polishes to the documentation. It also contains support for creating ties that are only on their right side connected to note heads, which is handy for repeats (feature sponsored by Steve Doonan). The documentation suite can now be downloaded as a separate tarball from lilypond.org. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.35 is out - February 19, 2006

This release has lots of bugs fixes. The plan is to release 2.8 at the end of this month, so bug reports are very welcome. By definition a bug is release critical if it wasn’t present in version 2.6. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.34 is out - February 16, 2006

This release has a bunch of bugfixes, and new features. Newly created contexts may also be named with \new Voice = "alto". Thicknesses of tie and slurs may be tuned separately for the endings and the middle part. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.33 is out - February 10, 2006

Items directly connected with a music input element may be parenthesized, for example,

{
c4 -\parenthesize -.
<d \parenthesize fis a>
}


This feature was sponsored by Ramana Kumar. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.32 is out - February 7, 2006

This release contains some syntax changes: words inside the \paper and \layout block are henceforth written with dashes, for instance:

{
\layout {
ragged-right = ##t
}
}


Furthermore, in this release, we have dropped some legacy code from our library. Now, lily uses standard C++ strings and the STL vector. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.31 is out - February 2, 2006

This release fixes a load of bugs, and has some internal cleanups. Exported C++ members are now named ly:class-name::function-name in Scheme instead of Class_name::function_name. We are now using C++ vectors and strings instead of our own. The Linux/FreeBSD builds now include wrappers for Python scripts too, so you can run convert-ly and midi2ly. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.30 is out - January 30, 2006

This release has a few bug fixes, like the solfa note head shape and collisions, the \epsfile command, and in getting No. ligature in normal words. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.29 is out - January 27, 2006

This release has the following new features. Alignments of staves may be tuned per system (feature sponsored by Trevor Baca), individual systems may be positioned manually (feature sponsored by Trevor Baca and Nicolas Sceaux), a linebreaking configuration can now be saved as a ‘.ly’ file automatically. This allows vertical alignments to be stretched to fit pages in a second formatting run (feature sponsored by Trevor Baca and Nicolas Sceaux). (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.28 is out - January 22, 2006

This release contains numerous small fixes that were already in our GUB binaries. In addition, it has further polish for formatting of tied chords. Theses improvements were sponsored by Steve Doonan. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.27, release 4 - January 13, 2006

The fourth release of our Grand Unified Binary for 2.7.27 is available. This release uses Pango 1.11.1, which has support for ligatures and kerning. Enjoy! (Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.27, release 3 - January 12, 2006

The third release of our Grand Unified Binaries is available. This release fixes external font-support, the decompression flag for Linux. Also, we have support for FreeBSD as well! Jump to the Anciennes versions get them!

#### LilyPond 2.7.27 binaries are out - January 7, 2006

Starting with 2.7.26, the development team has been working on the installers. We’re proud to announce another version of these: they are now available for Linux/x86, MacOS X and Windows.

#### LilyPond 2.7.27 is out - January 7, 2006

This release allows you to switch staff lines on and off individually (feature sponsored by Andrea Valle). (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### Linux Journal article - January 2006

Linux Journal publishes an article on Make Stunning Schenker Graphs with GNU LilyPond. It is a in-depth but hands-on feature article with crisp LilyPond graphics.

#### New binaries for LilyPond 2.7.26 - January 4, 2006

The Development team has been working around the clock to improve to fix the first wave bugs reported by you. The new results for MacOS and Windows are up on the Anciennes versions page. Let us know how you fare!

#### LilyPond 2.7.26 is out - December 31, 2005

This release has an improvement in the MusicXML importer (feature sponsored by Mark vd Borre’s Music Academy): now, staves and voices are also setup, so you can readily run LilyPond on the .ly output. The important occasion for this release is our new build environment: we have completely revamped it, which means that binaries for all platforms (including MacOS, Windows, Linux/x86, but probably FreeBSD too) will be more quickly available for download. A happy 2006 from the LilyPond Development Team! (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.25 is out - December 24, 2005

This release has various bugfixes. Also, stems on the center line now have their directions interpolated to minimize the number of direction changes (feature sponsored by Basil Crow and Mike Rolish). (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.24 is out - December 20, 2005

This release fixes a couple of bugs, but more importantly, slurs now avoid TupletNumbers, and tuplet numbers may enter the staff (feature sponsored by Trent Johnston), tuplet brackets and numbers are implemented as separate grobs, TupletBracket and TupletNumber (rewrite sponsored by Trent Johnston), string arguments for music functions may be specified without # marks. This allows syntactical constructs (like \clef and \bar) to be expressed in generic music functions. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.23 is out - December 19, 2005

This release has the following new features:

• Ties in chords are also formatted using score based formatting. This reduces the number of collisions for ties in chords (feature sponsored by Steve Doonan).
• With the \tweak music function, layout objects that are directly connected to input may be tuned easily (feature sponsored by Sean Reed and Bertalan Fodor).
• Generic music functions may now also be used on articulations and chord elements (feature sponsored by Sean Reed and Bertalan Fodor).
• Better support for MusicXML, more options for spacing Lyrics; it is now possible to separately specify minimum distances for normal and hyphenated syllables (features sponsored by Mark van den Borre and Bertalan Fodor.

#### LilyPond 2.7.22 is out - December 9, 2005

This release has better support for MusicXML: it also supports ties, beams and editorial accidentals. It also has more options for spacing Lyrics; it is now possible to separately specify minimum distances for normal and hyphenated syllables. These features were sponsored by Mark van den Borre and Bertalan Fodor. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.21 is out - December 5, 2005

Saint Nicholas brings you ... a MusicXML convertor for LilyPond! The convertor is basic, but working. Check out the LilyPond Software Design pages for MusicXML features that can be sponsored.

#### LilyPond 2.7.20 is out - December 2, 2005

This release contains the following improvements: Texts set in a TrueType font are now kerned. Using the TeX no longer requires linking or dynamically opening the kpathsea library, making the backend more easily usable on various systems (feature sponsored by Christian Ebert of Black Trash Productions). (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.6.5 is out - December 1, 2005

This release updates the bugreporting address and reorganizes the documentation tree. (Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.19 is out - November 26, 2005

This version contains a few bugfixes, and now allows the type of brackets in system start bracket hierarchies to be specified. Also, the horizontal alignment of rehearsal marks may be changed: marks can be put on key signatures, clefs, time signatures, etc. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.18 is out - November 21, 2005

This version features nestable system start delimiters, like bracket, brace. It also adds "square" line bracket (feature sponsored by Trevor Baca). It also has refactored routines for tie formatting. This will make it easier to get better tie formatting for chords (feature sponsored by Steve Doonan). It also has a few bug fixes. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.17 is out - November 17, 2005

This version has refactored routines for tie formatting. This will make it easier to get better tie formatting for chords (feature sponsored by Steve Doonan). It also has a few bug fixes. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.16 is out - November 11, 2005

This release fixes a large number of bugs. Please upgrade before reporting bugs in the 2.7 series. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.15 is out - November 3, 2005

This release has another massive cleanup of the backend. Each grob property may also be a "grob closure". This means that it is possible to combine functions. Calculation of extent and offset of grob is now controlled via the ‘X-extent’, ‘Y-extent’, ‘X-offset’ and ‘Y-offset’ properties. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.14 is out - October 23, 2005

This release has more cleanup in the layout-engine. Now, properties that have Procedure values are thought to be procedures that compute said property, i.e.

\override Beam #'direction = #(lambda (grob)
(if (> (random 10) 5) UP DOWN))



will set a random direction for beams. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.13 is out - October 18, 2005

This release features slashed numerals, plus signs and interruptible extender lines for figured bass. Merging of Figured bass lines has been made switchable with the figuredBassCenterContinuations property. For each grob, a subproperty in ‘callbacks’ property defines the procedure which computes it. This is major internal cleanup, which also provides advanced tweakability for power users. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.6.4 is out - October 11, 2005

This release fixes a few minor problems with the stable series. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.12 is out - October 07, 2005

It features more annotations for the page layout engine and some more sponsored features. Beamlets may stick out of the side of beams (feature sponsored by Trevor Baca); new support for figured bass with support for continuation lines and tuning of figures, brackets, and alignments (feature sponsored by Trent Johnston); vertical alignments of staves can now be tuned easily for individual systems (feature sponsored by Nicolas Sceaux). (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.11 is out - October 02, 2005

Vertical spacing for page layout can now be tuned for each system individually (feature sponsored by Trevor Baca and Nicolas Sceaux). The slope of a stem-tremolo may be set manually (feature sponsored by Sven Axelsson). There are a number of cleanups in the handling and representation of systems, among other features and bug fixes. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.10 is out - September 13, 2005

This version adds proper support for "laissez vibrer ties", just enter \laissezVibrer after a chord. This feature was sponsored by Henrik Frisk. It also has a couple of minor bugfixes. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.9 is out - September 5, 2005

This is mainly a bugfix release. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### Traduction française du site - September 03, 2005

Grâce à l’équipe des traducteurs, de nombreuses pages du site sont maintenant disponibles en français, notamment l’essai sur la gravure musicale.

#### LilyPond 2.7.8 is out - August 29, 2005

This release has support for right-to-left text formatting in markup commands (sponsored by Aaron Mehl). In addition, it fixes a great number of bugs, among others, support for writing MIDI files. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### Article in ‘De Standaard’ - August 20, 2005

The Belgian newspaper De Standaard investigates what drives Free Software authors in an article titled Delen van KENNIS zonder WINSTBEJAG (Non-profit sharing of knowlegde) using LilyPond as an example. This marks LilyPond’s first appearance in mainstream printed press.

#### LilyPond 2.7.7 is out - August 22, 2005

This release has a rewriting of tie formatting which was sponsored by Bertalan Fodor, Jay Hamilton, Kieren MacMillan, Steve Doonan, Trevor Baca, and Vicente Solsona Dellá. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.6 is out - August 19, 2005

This release adds support for numbered percent repeats, a feature sponsored by Yoshinobu Ishizaki. It also has bugfixes for clashes between slurs and symbols, like fingers dynamic signs. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.5 is out - August 16, 2005

Lily 2.7.5 has a large number of bugfixes, among others, in slur formatting, spacing, rest collisions and tuplet bracket formatting. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.4 is out - August 7, 2005

LilyPond 2.7.4 has support for proportional notation, where the space for a note is proportional to the time it takes. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.6.3 is out - August 4, 2005

This release fixes a memory corruption bug that was triggered by \override’ing Beam settings. (Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.6.2 is out - August 2, 2005

This release has a few bugfixes, among them: the autopackage will run in more platforms, LilyPond will be much quicker for large lilypond-book documents, and the up and down Fa note heads for shaped heads have been swapped. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.3 is out - July 25, 2005

LilyPond 2.7.3 has improvements in performance which should result in faster operations (15 to 20 percent). It also contains the new "\displayLilyMusic" function. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7.2 is out - July 21, 2005

LilyPond 2.7.2 has support for suggested accidentals for musica ficta notation, easy entry for lyric melismata and improvements for quicker entry of scores. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.6 released - June 27, 2005

Version 2.6 is the latest stable release of LilyPond. It now installs in a snap on Windows, MacOS X, and any version of Linux (x86). Get up and running in minutes! Pango text formatting lets you print Unicode lyrics in your favorite script and font. Create SVG files, and edit them in Inkscape. (Announcement, Anciennes versions, Nouveautés)

#### LilyPond 2.7.1 is out - July 20, 2005

LilyPond 2.7.1 has no user-visible changes. However, due to restructuring « under the hood », this version will be 10 to 20 % faster. (Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.6.1 is out - July 11, 2005

This version fixes a few minor bugs found in 2.6.0, and also works on DOS-based Windows versions. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### LilyPond 2.7 is out - July 9, 2005

LilyPond 2.7.0 is out. It has support for paragraph text and pitched trill notation. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### 2.5.31 released - June 22, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.32 is now available for download (binaries for Fedora + MacOS only). It has a few very minor bugfixes, and a rewrite of the TTF embedding code, which should be a lot more robust now. (Anciennes versions)

#### Traduction du site de LilyPond - 15 juin 2005

L’équipe des traducteurs vous présente le site de LilyPond en français. Nous travaillons sur la traduction des pages encore non traduites. Bon surf !

#### 2.5.31 for Windows and MacOS - June 15, 2005

2.5.31 is now available for both Windows and MacOS X. The Windows version should now work with embedding TTF fonts, and the MacOS X has better help functionality. (Anciennes versions)

#### 2.5.31 released - June 15, 2005

This release has a few bugfixes. In the MacOS X version, ClickEdit has been renamed to LilyPond, and you can now upgrade your files and compile them directly from LilyPond. (Anciennes versions)

#### 2.5.30 released - June 10, 2005

This is (hopefully) the last Release Candidate before 2.6. Give it a good shake to find those last bugs! (Anciennes versions)

#### 2.5.29 released - June 7, 2005

In this release the documentation also has pictures. In addition, the Mac version can also read native mac fonts (.dfonts and fonts in resource forks). (Anciennes versions)

#### 2.5.27 released - May 31, 2005

It has a big bunch of minor bugfixes. This is another release candidate for version 2.6, which should be released within the next 2 weeks. Please send a bug report if you find a critical problem with this release. (Anciennes versions)

#### Windows and MacOS installers available - May 26, 2005

There are now a native, standalone installers for Windows and MacOS. They also support PDF point & click. (Anciennes versions)

#### 2.5.26 released - May 26, 2005

This release has a couple of small bugfixes.

#### 2.5.25 released - May 20, 2005

This release has many small bugfixes and updates to the documentation. (Anciennes versions)

#### 2.5.24 released - May 12, 2005

2.5.24 fixes a bunch of bugs; in particular, chord symbols (such as slashed o) should now work on all platforms. This release has a new feature: it is now possible to make staves appear in a different order from the order that they were defined. (Anciennes versions)

#### 2.5.23 released - May 6, 2005

This release has a couple of small bugfixes, and a new feature. It is now possible to start and stop the StaffSymbol, during a piece of music, by doing \stopStaff \startStaff. This can be used to produce Ossia staves. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### 2.5.22 released - May 3, 2005

2.5.22 is a bugfix release. The most visible improvement is in the PDF : this release will produce smaller PDF files, with symbols that look better on screen. (Anciennes versions)

#### April 25, 2005 - 2.5.21 released!

2.5.21 has more bugfixes. It also has support for "grid lines", bar like vertical line, which are aligned with the notes. The auto-beam engraver was rewritten, so it also works with irregular time signatures like 5/8. (Nouveautés, Anciennes versions)

#### April 18, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.20 has lots of bugfixes, in particular, MIDI files of multi-movement pieces don’t overwrite each other. Version 2.5.20 also supports putting arrows on lines, such as glissandi. More details are in the the Nouveautés file, or go straight to Anciennes versions.

#### April 15, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.19 was released. The command ‘\epsfile’ allows inclusion of EPS graphics into markup texts and the music function ‘\musicDisplay’ will display a music expression as indented Scheme code. Take a look at the Nouveautés file and Anciennes versions.

#### April 6, 2005

2.5.18 is a bugfix release. It has many small cleanups in the web-based documentation, and many small cleanups all over the place. Anciennes versions

#### March 31, 2005

2.5.17 is out. This release features many small bugfixes. In addition, it has support for string number notation for guitar. This feature was sponsored by Gunther Strube. Anciennes versions

#### March 20, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.16 is out. This release fixes a few minor but irritating errors. A Fedora Core 3 binary is also available. Anciennes versions

#### March 14, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.15 is out. This release has clean ups in the SVG output, and now uses the LilyPond number font for time signatures. It is now possible to add text before and after music. This can be used to add verses after a music. Take a look at the Nouveautés file and Anciennes versions!

#### March 7, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.14 is out. It is now possible (and in fact, encouraged), to build LilyPond either without the Kpathsea TeX library or with the Kpathsea dynamically loaded, but only for the -btex backend. This means that packages do not have to depend on TeX anymore. With this, the Windows download size will go down significantly. Take a look at the Nouveautés file and download Anciennes versions!

#### March 7, 2005

LilyPond 2.4.5 is out. This release backports the tieWaitForNote feature and has support for tetex-3.0. Anciennes versions

#### February 28, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.13 is available for Fedora Core 3. You need to install ESP Ghostscript 8.15rc3. Unfortunately, this version of Ghostscript lacks the IJS dynamic library, which means that it will conflict with the gimp-print package. You may install it with –nodeps. Use at your own risk.

#### February 28, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.13 is out. This release has Point and click support for PDF output. You can read more about it here. Take a look at the Nouveautés file and download Anciennes versions!

#### February 26, 2005

The LilyPond Snippet Repository (LSR) is a searchable database of LilyPond code snippets. You can add snippets too, so join the LSR project, and contribute creative ideas for using LilyPond.

#### February 21, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.12 is out. The big news is that this release supports TrueType fonts. This means that it is now possible to use all fonts available via FontConfig. Also, arpeggios may be written out using ties and individual objects may have colors! Take a look at the Nouveautés file and Anciennes versions!

#### February 4, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.11 is out. In this release, foreign character sets are now supported in lilypond-book too, and it is possible to put system separators between systems. Anciennes versions!

#### January 31, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.10 is out. This release sports as new EPS backend, based on the PS backend. This backend is used in the new and improved lilypond-book script. Anciennes versions

#### January 26, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.9 is out. This release fixes a couple of annoying bugs in the direct PS output for piano braces. Anciennes versions

#### January 16, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.8 is out. This release has many internal code cleanups. In addition, accuracy of error reporting has been improved. See the change log and Anciennes versions!

#### January 11, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.7 is out. This release has a completely usable Pango integration for the PS backend. The default font is Century Schoolbook from the PS font suite. It also has small updates to the tablature settings by Erlend Aasland, assorted manual updates by Graham, and an overhaul of the font code by Werner. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### January 02, 2005

LilyPond 2.5.6 was released. This is a "technology preview" release, which means that it has all kinds of nifty features, but is not actually usable for producing nicely printed scores. For this reason, an RPM of this release was not produced. The PS backend is now completely switched over to Pango/FontConfig: for -f ps, LilyPond only accepts UTF8 input, all text fonts are loaded through Pango, the TeX backend now offloads all metric computations to LaTeX, the SVG and GNOME backends are broken, most probably. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### December 28, 2004

LilyPond 2.5.5 is out. It is the first one to link against FontConfig and Pango, although it is only available in the "-f ps" output. The default output format has been changed back TeX while we stabilize the Pango/FontConfig integration. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### December 20, 2004

LilyPond 2.5.4 is out. This release has some major brainsurgery in the font handling. As of now, LilyPond loads the music fonts in OpenType font format using FreeType. This has made a lot of things simpler, including font handling for the GNOME backend and SVG backend. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### December 3, 2004

LilyPond 2.5.3 was released. A new script, ‘\espressivo’ has been added, for a combination of crescendo and decrescendo on a single note. In markups, expressions stacked with ‘\column’, ‘\center-align’, etc, are not grouped with ‘< ... >’ anymore, but with ‘{ ... }’. LilyPond will now avoid line breaks that cause long texts to stick outside of the page staff. Grace notes following a main note, used to be entered by letting the grace notes follow a skip in a parallel expression. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### November 26, 2004

LilyPond 2.5.2 was released. It has several goodies, including solfa-notation (shaped noteheads), and an easier mechanism for customizing title, footer and header layout. Don’t forget to rebuild the fonts, as they have been changed to accomodate the solfa-notation. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### November 20, 2004

LilyPond 2.5.1 is out. This is an experimental release, containing some proof-of-concept code for our graphical layout editor. You can add and remove things from the file, and the tweaks will still work, as long as the tweaked notes remain in the place (ie. start at the same time-wise and be part of the same context). Further attractions are: the gnome backend now also draws beams and slurs, updates to the SVG backend, support for the lmodern font set for TeX, various bugfixes. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### November 12, 2004

The LilyPond development is OPEN once again! The first release of the 2.5 series has the following new Features: Positioning of slurs can now be adjusted manually, Grace notes are correctly quoted and formatted when using cue notes, Cue notes can now be created with

\cueDuring #VOICE-NAME #DIRECTION { MUSIC }



Stemlets (short stems over beamed rests) have been added. In addition, Jan hacked together some highly experimental code where you can use the mouse to drag and drop objects in the -f gnome backend. These tweaks can be saved and are applied to the PS and TeX output as well. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### November 11, 2004

LilyPond 2.4.2 is out. This release fixes a number of security problems with –safe, and adds a lot of polishing fixes. Anciennes versions

#### November 4, 2004

LilyPond 2.4.1 is out. This release includes a number of small fixes that were made to 2.4.0 last week. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### October 31, 2004

LilyPond 2.4.0 was just released! This new stable version has support for page-layout, completely rewritten slur formatting and many other improvements. Read about them in the Nouveautés file. Anciennes versions

#### October 29, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.26 is out. This is another 2.4 release candidate. This release fixes a number of minor bugs, and some problems with the conversion scripts. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### October 29, 2004

2.3.25 is the final release candidate for LilyPond 2.4. Werner has been overhauling the TeX macros and lilypond-book. In addition, this release contains an important fix for raggedbottom page-layout. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### October 27, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.24 is a further polished 2.4 release candidate. This release has more improvements by Werner for the TeX backend, and a bunch of other small fixes. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### October 24, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.23 has bugfixes in the documentation, lilypond-book and –preview output. This release can be considered as a release candidate for LilyPond 2.4. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### October 10, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.22 fixes a bunch more bugs, to make 2.4 a really stable release. In addition, it renames the \paper{} block to \layout{}. The \bookpaper{} block is now called \paper{}. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### October 09, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.21 is out. It is a serious release candidate for the next stable release LilyPond. This version has a cleanup and some small formatting improvements of the slur code. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### October 02, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.20 was released. It fixes the biggest problems with encoding and the TeX backend. As a result, latin1 characters (like the german SS) show up correctly in the output once again. Also it has the usual bugfixes and updates in the documentation. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### September 29, 2004

The LilyPond development team will be present at the Free Software Bazaar of the NLUUG SANE 2004 conference today. If you are in the neighborhood, drop by for live contact with the Team or just a friendly chat. Registration is not required to attend.

#### September 26, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.19 is out. It’s mainly a bugfix release. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### September 20, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.18 was released. It has further improvements in the slur formatting, and a small syntax change: the mode changing commands (‘\chords’, ‘\lyrics’, etc.) have been renamed to ‘\chordmode’, ‘\lyricmode’, etc. The command ‘\chords’ is an abbreviation for \new ChordNames \chordmode ... ‘\drums’, ‘\lyrics’, ‘\chords’, ‘\figures’ function similarly. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### September 11, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.16 was released. It fixes a couple of annoying bugs, and has an important addition in the slur-formatter. Slurs that pass note heads much closer than the average distance get an extra penalty. This fixes a lot of difficult slurring cases. See input/regression/new-slur for some examples. Please consider this release as a 3.0 pre-release so try to find as many bugs as possible. A report including a small .ly example can be filed at bug-lilypond@gnu.org In this case, a bug is defined as something that the current 2.3 does worse than the latest 2.2 release. We want to be sure that no output will get uglier by upgrading to 3.0, so that once 3.0 is out, nothing will hold users back in switching. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### September 10, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.15 was released. It fixes for some gaffes with the new vertical spacing engine, has lots of documentation updates, and has support for landscape output in the direct postscript output. Also, the types of events quoted with ‘\quote’ can now be tuned with ‘quotedEventTypes’. By default, only notes and rests end up in quotes. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### September 6, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.14 was released and has exciting features! LilyPond will try to keep staves at the same distances across a page, but it will stretch distances to prevent collisions; key signature cancellations are now printed before the bar line; different voices that all use "\quote" can now refer to each other. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### August 29, 2004

LilyPond now has a Documentation Editor, Graham Percival. From now on, he will oversee that useful information flows from the mailiing list into the manual. Also, if there are unclear sections in the manual, let him know via one of the mailing lists. As a start of his career, he worked to transform the "Templates" section of the website into a readable and comprehensive chapter of the user manual. A lot of cheers for Graham!

#### August 29, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.13 was released. The new slur code was improved, scripts can be made to avoid slurs, by setting inside-slur to #f. It is no longer necessary to instantiate "up" and "down" staves separately when using \autochange. Jurgen Reuter refreshed the logic around mensural flags, so they are adjusted for staff lines once again. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### August 24, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.6 fixes a few minor issues, among others, the disappearing metronome mark. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### August 23, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.12 is out. This release has a lot of fixes and a new feature: there is now support for putting two slurs on chords, both above and below. This is switched on with the ‘doubleSlurs’ property. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### August 3, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.11 is out. This release basically is 2.3.10 with a few annoying bugs fixed. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### August 1, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.10 is out. This release has a major clean-up of the input/test/ directory. Many examples have been moved to the regression test or manual, and the superfluous or outdated ones have been removed. The directory has gone from 146 examples to 72 examples. That means that we’re halfway cleaning it out. Incidentally, the manual has gone from 200 to 220 pages. New features:

• Running trills now have their own spanner and event. They are started and stopped with \startTrillSpan and \stopTrillSpan
• There is a new markup command ‘\postscript’ that takes a string that is dumped as verbatim PostScript

Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### July 30, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.9 is out. The important change is that lilypond now once-again directly runs the binary. The old wrapper script has been renamed to lilypond-latex.py, and should only be used for legacy projects. The recommended route is either using lilypond directly (with \book, you can have multiple movements within one document), or to run lilypond-book with a LaTeX wrapper file. This release also fixes a bunch of small errors. I now consider LilyPond feature complete for a 3.0 release. Next on the TODO list is updating the manual, and after that’s done we can release 3.0. The projected date for this to happen is in about a month. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### July 23, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.8 fixes a few minor bugs in the new slur code, and has rewritten support for ledger lines. Now, in tight situations, ledger lines will be shortened so they stay separate. This also required a cleanup of the Ambitus implementation. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### July 19, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.7 was released and has new exciting features! The slur formatting has been rewritten. The new slur code works similar to the Beam formatter: scores are assigned for all esthetic components of a slur. A large number of combinations for begin and end points is then tried out. Slurs will now also take into account collisions with staff lines, scripts (like staccato and accent) and accidentals. In the LilyPond emacs mode, the ‘|’ will now display the current beat within the measure. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### July 15, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.5 was released. It has a few bug fixes from 2.3.x. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### July 11, 2004

An introductory article on LilyPond appeared on Linux Journal.

#### July 5, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.6 was released. This release has more updates for the Fret diagram code (thanks, Carl!), fixes a bunch of bugs, including a serious one that trashed a lot of beam formatting, and was also present in the 2.2 series. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### July 5, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.4 was released. It is mainly a bug fix release. Anciennes versions and check out the changes in the ChangeLog.

#### June 25, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.5 has numerous small bugfixes and cleanups, and features more work in the experimental GNOME output module. Adventurous hackers can check the instructions at scm/output-gnome.scm and try to run buildscripts/guile-gnome.sh to see what the fuss is all about. Carl Sorensen also provided us with more patches to the fret-diagram output. Check out the ChangeLog and Anciennes versions.

#### June 20, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.3 has a turkish translation and fixes a few minor bugs that were reported over the past month. Check out the ChangeLog for a full description and Anciennes versions.

#### June 13, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.4 further improves the output backends. As a result, manual page-breaks, multiple output formats and putting \score into markups now works. Check out the ChangeLog and Anciennes versions.

#### May 31, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.3 has many internal changes relating to the output backend (PostScript) and page-layout. In addition, it contains a few bugfixes for recently reported problems. Check out the ChangeLog and Anciennes versions.

#### May 31, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.2 is out. It has a number of small bugfixes, so upgrade if any of these errors concern you. Check out the ChangeLog or head straight to the Anciennes versions.

#### May 26, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.2 is out. This release has a lot of internal changes relating to page layout, but also sports experimental fret-diagram code. Check out the Nouveautés or head straight to the Anciennes versions.

#### May 9, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.1 is out. This release has many new and cool features. Check out the Nouveautés or head straight to the Anciennes versions.

#### May 4, 2004

Help LilyPond get better, and join in on LilyPond development! This call for help was posted on the mailing list a month ago, and we are still looking for a Release Meister, Code Janitor, Newsletter editor and a Writer for implementation Documentation. Of course, any other help is also welcome!

#### May 3, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.1 has been released. It fixes a handful of bugs. Anciennes versions.

#### April 17, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.0 is now available on Windows, and should find its way to the Cygwin mirrors soon.

#### April 12, 2004

LilyPond 2.3.0 is the first release in the 2.3 cycle. The focus for 2.3 is page layout, so instrumentalists can force parts to have page breaks at sane turning points. This release is experimental; expect things to break! More info in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions.

#### April 8, 2004

A French article on the new LilyPond release appeared on linuxfr.org.

#### April 8, 2004

Binaries for LilyPond 2.2.0 are available for MacOS X, Slackware, Mandrake and Debian Woody. Anciennes versions

#### April 1, 2004

LilyPond 2.2.0 is out! This new stable version has completely revamped support for for orchestral score formatting, cue notes, font size management, lyric formatting, drum notation/playback and document integration. Read about it in the announcement or skip to the Anciennes versions.

#### March 31, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.37 has build fixes for Cygwin and SUSE, bugfixes for part-combining and chord tremolos and even more documentation polish. This should be the final release candidate; expect only regression bugs to be fixed before 2.2. Anciennes versions.

#### March 30, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.36 has many fixes in the user manual. Anciennes versions.

#### March 28, 2004

LilyPond 2.1..35 fixes a slew of bugs, and has the raggedlast option, which causes paragraph like line breaking for scores. More info in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### March 22, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.34 fixes minor bugs, and has more rewriting. Anciennes versions.

#### March 21, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.33 fixes a serious bug, and a few other irritations. Anciennes versions

#### March 20, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.32 has more rewriting in the user manual. There is also an experimental implementation of optimal page breaking (Postscript backend only). Anciennes versions.

#### March 15, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.31 is out. It has fixes the alignment of bass figures and spurious dynamic warnings in MIDI. New attractions include rewritten font-selection routines. See the Nouveautés and Anciennes versions.

#### March 14, 2004

The linuxmusician.com interview made the slashdot frontpage!.

#### March 11, 2004

linuxmusician.com is running an interview with Han-Wen Nienhuys and Jan Nieuwenhuizen, the main authors of LilyPond.

#### March 11, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.30 has editorial fixes for the manual, and experimental support for page layout in the PostScript backend. See the Nouveautés and Anciennes versions.

#### March 9, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.29 fixes a couple of MIDI bugs, and has experimental support for producing titles with markup.

#### February 29, 2004

In LilyPond 2.1.28 Scheme property functions may be used argument to set!. In addition, parts of the manual have been proofread and corrected in this release. See the Nouveautés and Anciennes versions.

#### February 24, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.27 takes into account instrument transpositions when quoting other voices. This release also fixes a number of lyrics related bugs. See the Nouveautés and Anciennes versions.

#### February 23, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.26 has a new, experimental feature for quoting other voices in instrumental parts. This can be used to produce cue notes. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### February 18, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.25 fixes many bugs, and changes the conventions for altering accidental rules. Anciennes versions

#### February 16, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.24 has a big internal rewrite. One of its practical consequences is that \with now also works with Score contexts. Further 2.1.23, which was not announced here, fixes a few bugs caused by the change of \property syntax and has updates in the Program Reference document. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### February 13, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.22 has a simplification of the \property syntax: it is shorter and more consistent now. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### February 12, 2004

In LilyPond 2.1.21, output tweaks can be done at multiple levels of the context hierarchy. In addition, it has a bunch of bugfixes, improvements in the documentation. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### February 9, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.20 has MIDI output for drums. It also sports a completely rewritten lilypond-book script, which is cleaner, shorter, and faster. It also has a large number of bugfixes. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### February 5, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.19 has rewritten support for drum notation. This release also makes some long-standing cleanups: the removal of Thread (all functionality is now moved into Voice) and Lyrics (functionality moved to LyricsVoice) context. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### February 4, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.18 is out. This release has the new part-combiner installed by default, and a similar implementation of autochange. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### February 2, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.17 is out. It adds texts (solo, a due) for the part combiner. It also reinstates the ‘--safe’ option which prevents havoc by Scheme exploits. More information in the Nouveautés.

#### January 28, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.16 is out; its main feature is that it fixes the autobeams gaffe of 2.1.15. The part-combiner has been tested successfully on larger pieces. In the near future, expect more part-combining eye-candy. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### January 26, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.15 further improves the part-combiner, and fixes many bugs, among others in pedal brackets and finger positioning. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### January 21, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.14 has the first release of the new part combiner. If you have scores that use part-combining, please consider giving it a test-run. In addition many bugs relating to mixed staff sizes have been fixed. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### January 20, 2004

The lilypond.org domain has been moved to a new server. This will result in better connectivity and more bandwidth. Due to security concerns, the new server does not offer FTP access, but only HTTP downloads.

#### January 20, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.13 fixes a small but nasty bug in side-positioning placement, and some bugs in tuplet, tie and accidental formatting. This release contains rudimentary work on a new part-combiner. Anciennes versions

#### January 19, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.12 fixes many bugs and improves formatting of ottava brackets. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### January 17, 2004

In 2.1.11, the mechanism for setting staff size and page is much simplified. In addition there are improvements in the notehead shape, and there is balloon help! More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### January 16, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.10 has a load of bugfixes and a shorter syntax for octave checks. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### January 13, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.9 has a new mechanism for adding lyrics to melodies. It is now possible to have different melismatic variations for each stanza. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### January 9, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.8 has an important new feature: it is now possible to use \property to tune the appearance of spanning objects like StaffSymbol and SystemStartBrace. In addition, contexts may be modified with \remove and \consists for individual music expressions. More information in the Nouveautés. Anciennes versions

#### January 7, 2004

An update to the stable branch, version 2.0.2, was released today. It contains a couple of minor bugfixes. Anciennes versions

#### January 6, 2004

LilyPond 2.1.7 continues to improve the layout of the Schubert test piece; this release focuses on dot placement and multi measure rests centering. More information in the Nouveautés and download here.

#### January 2, 2004

In LilyPond 2.1.5, the lyric alignment is completely revamped, and now matches my Edition Peters version of the Schubert song Sängers Morgen. More information in the Nouveautés and download here.

#### December 30, 2003

LilyPond 2.1.4 is released. Font shapes and line thickness are now truly different for different staff sizes, thus lending an engraved look to scores printed in smaller type too. See the Nouveautés and download here.

#### December 23, 2003

LilyPond 2.1.3 released. Interpreting and formatting is now done while parsing the file. This allows for Scheme manipulation of music, and could be used to implement experimental MusicXML output (volunteers to implement this are welcome!) See the Nouveautés and download here.

#### December 17, 2003

LilyPond 2.1.2 released. This release has a new mechanism for setting font sizes, which combines different font design sizes and continuous font scaling. See the Nouveautés and download here.

#### December 16, 2003

LilyPond 2.1.1 released. This release wraps together all the small fixes made during Han-Wen’s absence. See the Nouveautés and download here.

#### October 11, 2003

LilyPond 2.0.1 binaries for Mandrake 9.1 available from here thanks to Heikki Junes.

#### October 9, 2003

LilyPond 2.0.1 binaries for Slackware 9 available from here, thanks to Ricardo Hoffman.

#### October 5, 2003

LilyPond 2.0.1 binaries are available for Macos X, many thanks to Matthias Neeracher. Anciennes versions

#### October 4, 2003

LilyPond 2.0.1 binaries are available for Windows (Cygwin version 1.5). Anciennes versions. Thanks to Bertalan Fodor, our new Cygwin maintainer!

#### September 29, 2003

LilyPond 2.0.1 is released. It contains minor bugfixes. See the Nouveautés or download here directly.

#### September 27, 2003

PlanetCCRMA has been updated to include LilyPond 2.0. Go here to download. Thanks to Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano!

#### September 24, 2003

LilyPond 2.0.0 is released. The focus of this release is cleanups of the syntax: entering music is now much easier and more efficient. Read the announcement here, or go to the download page directly.

#### September 24, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.10 is released. This is the final LilyPond 2.0 release candidate. Check the Nouveautés and download here.

#### September 23, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.9 is released. This is the second LilyPond 2.0 prerelease. Check the Nouveautés and download here.

#### September 19, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.8 is released. This is the first LilyPond 2.0 prerelease. Check the Nouveautés and download here.

#### September 17, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.7 is released. LilyPond now has support for quarter tone accidentals! Anciennes versions

#### September 16, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.6 is released. It has a lot of minor fixes and updates. Anciennes versions

#### September 10, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.5 is released. With this release, the 1.9 branch is feature complete. After some stabilization and documentation work, 2.0 will be available in a few weeks. Anciennes versions

#### September 9, 2003

LilyPond 1.8.2 is released. This release fixes a couple of minor bugs. Anciennes versions

#### September 7, 2003

LilyPond 1.8 binaries are available for Windows (Cygwin version 1.5). Anciennes versions

#### August 31, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.4 is released. This is an experimental release: read the announcement before trying.

#### August 31, 2003

LilyPond 1.8 binaries for slackware available. Get them here.

#### August 31, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.3 is released. This release supports tagging for music version control, and has better fingering placement flexibility. Read the Nouveautés and get it here.

#### August 28, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.2 is released. Read the Nouveautés and get it here.

#### August 26, 2003

LilyPond 1.9.1 is released. Read the Nouveautés and get it here.

#### August 25, 2003

The LilyPond 1.9 development release is available. Read the Nouveautés and get it here.

#### August 25, 2003

Mandrake 9.1 RPMS available, get them here.

#### August 21, 2003

LilyPond 1.8.1 was released. Get it here, or read the Nouveautés.

#### August 18, 2003

PlanetCCRMA (eg. RedHat 8 and 9) has been updated to 1.8. Download here.

#### August 7, 2003

LilyPond 1.8 is released. Read Nouveautés and get it here.

#### August 7, 2003

New website went live!

#### August 6, 2003

Announced new website.

#### August 1, 2003

LilyPond 1.7.30 released.

#### July 30, 2003

Website: present treatise about music engraving, music printing software, and LilyPond’s unique faculties.

#### July 29, 2003

1.7.29 - release candidate 4 has been released. Packages for Red Hat, Debian, Cygwin are available.

## Grenier

### Annonces

Annonces et nouvelles, par version : v2.16, v2.14, v2.12, v2.10, v2.8, v2.6, v2.4, v2.2, v2.0, v1.2 (2), v1.0, v0.1

Liste descriptive des évolutions, par version : v2.16, v2.14, v2.12, v2.10, v2.8, v2.6, v2.4, v2.2, v2.0, v1.8, v1.6, v1.4, v1.2

### Remerciements

Tous nos remerciements aux développeurs, contributeurs, chasseurs de bogue et à ceux qui nous ont fait part de leurs suggestions pour v2.16, v2.14, v2.12, v2.10, v2.8, v2.6, v2.4, v2.2, v2.0, v1.8

### Journal des modifications

Notes des développeurs, par version : v2.10, v2.3, v2.1, v1.5 (1), v1.5 (2), v1.4, v1.3, v1.2, v1.1, v1.0, v0.1, v0.0

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