Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Note typesetting for Linux
From: Them (idragosani_AT_chapelperilous.net)
Date: Sat Jul 10 2004 - 01:51:20 EEST
Glenn McCord wrote:
> Time is of the essence when writing. Lilypond is all good and well when
> you're keen to rewrite your 12 minute full orchesral score into a text
> pad so that you can have pretty typesetted music, but it's more
> practical to compose and type set it at the same time using a graphical
> tool because in the traditionl comopsitional world, music is written to
> a stave. A graphical frontend IS the easiest way to do it. You see what
> you would see if you were composing away from the computer. I can't see
> how this can possibly be debated. Ask anyobe at the music school,
> students AND lecturers and they will share the same thoughts as I.
That's the point I am trying to make... LilyPond makes spectacular
engravings, but it will scare off a lot of users who aren't familiar
with the paradigm. Creating scores in something like Rosegarden lets
you do the pointy-clicky thing and generate Lilypond output or you can
print directly, but it's not as nice looking.
The main point I think that's being argued is that we don't need new
projects to accomplish the task of making decent music engravings, we
need to focus on what is already in development and help it move along.
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