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LilyPond 2.8 released

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: LilyPond 2.8 released
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 16:02:35 +0100
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LilyPond version 2.8 available - prettier music than ever

Utrecht the Netherlands--March 22, 2006.

After 9 months of backbreaking hacking, the LilyPond Development Team
is proud to announce LilyPond 2.8.0, software for better looking music

The inspiration for LilyPond came when two befriended musicians got
annoyed with the bland and boring look of computer print-out. Every
musician prefers reading beautiful music, so couldn't we programmers
solve that printing problem?

LilyPond just does that: it prints music in the best traditions of
classical engraving with minimum fuss. Don't waste time on tuning
spacing, moving around symbols, or shaping slurs. Impress friends and
colleagues with sharp sheet music!


Version 2.8 replaces the latest "stable" release 2.6. The newest
version adds three major typographical improvements

    * Page Layout Options

      Creating good page layout has never been easier: tune vertical
      spacing per system, set the total number of systems, visualize
      page parameters.

    * Exact proportional spacing

      Algorithmic notation buffs will love this option, where mixed
      exotic rhythms and nested tuplets still produce mathematically
      consistent spacing.

    * Vastly improved formatting for ties

      Get the best tied chord formatting anywhere, and if that doesn't
      satisfy you, just override each offending tie configuration.

That's not all, check out

for all changes.


Most of the new features have been implemented at user's requests. By
ordering custom code from the designers of LilyPond you too can get
your favorite gripe fixed. Read the sponsorship pages
( to learn more.

Download your ready-to-run binary from

We have them for MacOS X (ppc), Windows, Linux and FreeBSD.

Happy music printing!


Han-Wen Nienhuys - Core development
Jan Nieuwenhuizen - Core development
Erik Sandberg - Bug Meister
Pedro Kroger - Build Meister
Graham Percival - Documentation Editor
Mats Bengtsson - Support Guru


Erlend Aasland, Heikki Junes, Joe Neeman, Johannes Schindelin, Nicolas
Sceaux, Werner Lemberg, Yoshinobu Ishizaki.


Aaron Mehl, Basil Crow, Bertalan Fodor, Christian Ebert, Henrik Frisk,
Jay Hamilton, Jamie Bullock, John Mandereau, D. Josiah Boothby, Kieren
MacMillan, Kris Shaffer, Mark van den Borre, Mike Rolish,
Muziekacademie Lede, Nancho Alvarez, Nicolas Sceaux, Sean Reed, Steve
Doonan, Sven Axelsson, Trent Johnston, Trevor Bača, Yoshinobu
Ishizaki, and Vicente Solsona Dellá.


Alan Stern, Andrea Valle, Bertalan Fodor, Bob Broadus, Bruce
Fairchild, Cameron Horsburgh, Chris Sawer, Christian Ebert, Christian
Hitz, Darius Blasband, David Bobroff, David Raleigh Arnold, Donald
Axel, Don Blaheta, Dunstan Vavasour, Edward Neeman, Eduardo Vieira,
Ernesto Gancedo, François Vion, Frédéric Bron, Geoff Horton, Gianluca
D., Hans Forbrich, Hoang Nguyen, Joe Neeman, Jordi Nadal, Jukka
Akkanen, Kieren Richard MacMillan, Lambros Lambrou, Laura Conrad,
Libero Mureddu, Marcus Macauley, Mark Steinheuser, Matevž Jekovec,
Michael Kiermaier, Michael Welsh Duggan, Milan Zamazal, Nicolas
Mayencourt, Orm Finnendahl, Patrick K Welton, Paul Scott, Ralph
Little, Richard Schoeller, Robert Vlatasy, Roman Kurakin, Russell
Lang, Scott Russell, Sean Reed, Seng Liang, Steve Doonan, Steven
Weber, Sven Axelsson, Thomas Scharkowski, Thomas Bushnell BSG, Toine
Schreurs, Trent Johnston, Trevor Bača, Vicente Solsona Dellá, Vincenzo
Colonnella, Will Oram, and Wolfgang Hoffmann.

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