Version 1.9.0 of LilyPond

Release Notes: This release opens the new development branch. It has major changes in syntax: all articulations are now postfix. Dashes have become optional in most cases. Furthermore, octave checks have been added. They check the current octave (analogously to bar checks), making it easier to find typing errors.

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Release Notes: Major improvements in this release include support for Kievan square notation, improved user and programming interfaces, and more versatile music functions.

Release Notes: The GUI on Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 was fixed. Dozens of bugfixes were backported from the unstable development version. It is recommended that all users upgrade to this version. This is the last planned release in the 2.12 stable series.

Release Notes: A new page breaking algorithm will tune both horizontal and vertical spacing. Hence, page turns will only fall at rests or places that you mark explicitly. Internal rewrites were done that make it possible to output a much simpler intermediate format. In the long term, this will enable other programs to read LilyPond music. The release also includes support for falls and doits, dashed barlines, al niente hairpins, right hand fingerings for guitar, better formatting of tied chords, automatic beaming, and nested tuplets.

Release Notes: The newest version adds three major typographical improvements. First, page layout has been improved with options to tune vertical spacing per system, to set the total number of systems, and to visualize page parameters. Second, algorithmic notation buffs will love the new exact proportional spacing, where mixed exotic rhythms and nested tuplets still produce mathematically consistent spacing. Third, the tied chord formatting was greatly improved, and each offending tie configuration can be overridden.

  •  08 Dec 2005 02:42

Release Notes: Minor bugs were fixed, mostly in packaging.


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