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Re: 64 bit MacOS version + Apple Silicon version

From: Marnen Laibow-Koser
Subject: Re: 64 bit MacOS version + Apple Silicon version
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:47:34 -0400

On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 2:24 PM Bart Kummel <bart@kummelweb.nl> wrote:

> Jean,
> The first thing I do is checking the website, in this case lilypond.org.
> There is a section about reporting a bug. It says to check the bug list and
> if your bug isn't there, report it. That's what I did. It didn't say
> "search through years of mail archives". And, let's be honest, it is HARD
> to come to conclusions from a mail archive, especially when you weren't
> part of the discussion.
> That discussion aside, it seems the Homebrew formula found here
> https://github.com/nwhetsell/homebrew-lilypond does work. It's fairly
> simple, but takes a while to run.
> My suggestion would be to update the MacOS download page, and add Homebrew
> and Macports as preferred installation methods. I'd be happy to help
> updating that page, if someone can tell me where to start.

Macports should *not* be the preferred method of installing LilyPond on Mac
OS; I believe most Mac users these days stay far away from it (I know I
do).  I like Homebrew for some things, but I've generally found it awkward
for installing things like LilyPond, which is why I created the
downloadable .app bundles.

Is there a problem with the .app bundles?  Why are we having this
discussion right now?  I think I'm missing some context.

BTW, we'll need to change the Mac OS download page anyway; Bintray, where
the current Mac downloads are hosted, is going away at the end of the
month, and I need to figure out a good place to put them.  Meanwhile, I've
heard from someone who has some ideas about putting the Mac build pipeline
on GitHub Actions, which apparently now has Mac build hardware available.
I like the idea if we can make it work.

> Best regards,
> Bart

Marnen Laibow-Koser

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