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Re: Unable to Use LilyPond

From: Jahrme Risner
Subject: Re: Unable to Use LilyPond
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 19:09:05 +0000

   On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 11:52, Marnen Laibow-Koser
   <[1]address@hidden> wrote:

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

     On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 20:43, Wesley Rhodes
     <[3]address@hidden> wrote:

     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
     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
   [4]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 ([6]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. :)

   Yes, and that is why I CC’d you, to make sure Wesley had all the option

   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

   One slight correction here, MacPorts will provide pre-built binaries
   when available, building from source is usually only needed if you are
   on an unusual platform or attempt to upgrade immediately after an
   update has been submitted.



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   4. https://bintray.com/marnen/lilypond-darwin-64
   5. https://gitlab.com/marnen/lilypond-mac-builder
   6. http://macports.org/
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   8. http://www.marnen.org/

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