./print/lilypond, GNU Music Typesetter

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Branch: pkgsrc-2010Q4, Version: 2.12.3, Package name: lilypond-2.12.3, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

LilyPond is a music typesetter. It produces beautiful sheet music using a
high level description file as input. It excels at typesetting classical
music, but you can also print pop-songs. With LilyPond we hope to make music
publication software available to anyone on the internet.

The input to LilyPond is plain text. So, you can use your favorite text
editor to enter it, you can put it in mail or embed it in an article like

\relative c'' { \key c \minor; r8 c16 b c8 g as c16 b c8 d | g,4 }

The output looks very good: the font and the layout algorithms were inspired
by engraved music, so you can expect that same clear and elegant look from
your LilyPond output. And if you don't like the looks, you can tweak almost

The program also has limited MIDI functionality: you can write MIDI files
with lilypond, and we have a simple MIDI to lilypond conversion tool, midi2ly.
Conversion tools for PMX, MUP, ABC, Finale and Musedata are also included.

LilyPond is free software. It is licensed under GNU General Public License,
so you can use, modify and redistribute the program with almost no
restrictions. LilyPond is part of the GNU Project.

Required to run:
[lang/guile] [lang/python25] [graphics/potrace] [fonts/mftrace] [fonts/ec-fonts-mftraced] [fonts/fontconfig] [print/teTeX3-bin] [print/ghostscript]

Required to build:
[lang/perl5] [fonts/urw-fonts]

Master sites:

SHA1: f36072d5f57b2a3d3877e82879be375d548aa951
RMD160: 275b34b2517780a8c94d9c0a38c3f42b22d49703
Filesize: 4506.459 KB

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