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Re: Install confirmation test file misleading

From: tisimst
Subject: Re: Install confirmation test file misleading
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:05:40 -0700 (MST)


The very first time compiling any .ly file should take longer because LP
creates a font cache (note that this also applies whenever you change the
contents of the system font directory). After that you should notice
"normal" compilation speeds.


On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, Paul Booker [via Lilypond] <
address@hidden> wrote:

> While I had no problems installing 2.18.2, moving to 2.29.36 was
> repeatedly
> challenging, on Win 7 and 8.1.
> The installation itself appears fine, but the test.ly file which is
> offered
> to confirm the install and initiate newcomers has been misleading me.
> It fails to generate a pdf. The log file gets as far as "Drawing
> systems..."
> Or it's taking soooo long...?
> I note that there is another LP icon in Public\Public Desktop and Lilypad
> defaults to this one on first attempt to save test.ly.
> As a newbie, I went through several installs of 2.19.36, 2.19.35, and
> reverted to 2.18.2 to verify the test.ly procedure, mistaken in thinking
> that it actually initiates the software, rather than initiating me. Things
> went a lot better when I started ignoring it.
> I also felt the test.ly took a long time to generate, but that was more
> likely the result of repeated restarts and system house-keeping.
> Paul
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