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Re: Unable to Use LilyPond

From: Marnen Laibow-Koser
Subject: Re: Unable to Use LilyPond
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:52:13 -0400

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 2:41 PM Jahrme Risner <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 20:43, Wesley Rhodes <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> Hello!
> I hope you area all doing well during this time. I am a MacBook user
> running macOS Catalina. I was thrilled to find LilyPond, but it appears to
> not be working for me. I downloaded it, but when I try to run the program I
> get the following error:
> "The developer of this app needs to update it to work with this version of
> macOS. Contact the developer for more information."
> Can you tell me if there is a fix for this issue? I would really appreciate
> it. Thank you!
First of all, I’m sorry you’ve run into this.  For a long time there were
no 64-bit Mac binaries of LilyPond available at all.  I’ve fixed that
situation now; binaries are available for download at
https://bintray.com/marnen/lilypond-darwin-64 .  I hope to get this
mentioned on the LilyPond website sometime in the near future so fewer
people are confused.

Build scripts and an issue tracker for 64-bit Mac builds are at
 , if you want to contribute or need to report problems.  Again, I hope to
get this better integrated with the rest of the LilyPond project.

> One option is to use MacPorts (macports.org) which is a package manager
> for macOS that provides both stable and development versions of LilyPond
> (among other programs). Using a package manager like MacPorts is my
> preferred solution.

And my explicitly dispreferred one if you don’t already have some other
need for MacPorts.  But you knew that. :)

> Some people would rather download a .app bundle; if you fall into this
> camp I know that Marnen on the list has been working on such a bundle. I
> believe there are links in the chat history, and I’m cc’ing in Marnen in
> case you need help with this approach.

Yes, see above.  I believe this should be the preferred option for most Mac
users who don’t have a specific reason to need to build from source.

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