Updated: lilypond-1.6.8-1 for Cygwin
Wed Feb 26 16:14:00 GMT 2003
LilyPond 1.6.8 is now available for Cygwin.
This release fixes problems with incorrect font naming in .pfa files
(i.e. possibly broken PDF output).
LilyPond prints beautiful sheet music. It produces music notation from
a description file. It excels at typesetting classical music, but you
can also print pop-songs.
LilyPond input is plain text. So, you can use your favorite text
editor to enter it (yes, both are included in Cygwin), you can put it
in email or embed it in an article.
After a successful installation of lilypond (and its dependencies,
notably guile, python, tetex), you should be able to run, eg,
ly2dvi -p /usr/doc/lilypond-1.6.8-1/input/example-1
which should produce a simple piece of sheet music as:
If you install XFree86 tetex-x11 and ghostscript-x11, you may even
view the output just like you would do on UNIX:
xdvi example-1.dvi &
To view the output in the Windows, non-XFree enviroment, you need a
PostScript viewer (it seems that gv is not yet available for Cygwin).
You can find a plain Windows one here: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost .
After installing Ghostscript and GSView, you may do:
gsview32 example-1.ps # view
gsview32 /s example-1.ps # print
To get started, see the Tutorial at:
or, after installing the lilypond-doc package, your local copy at
(check your Cygwin prefix):
Please send questions or comments on the LilyPond Cygwin package or
installation to the Cygwin mailing list at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, if you're having non-Cygwin specific problems related to
LilyPond, please write to email@example.com. Please do not email
the authors or maintainers directly.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up
'lilypond' from the 'Publishing' category. Find 'lilypond-doc' in the
If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: firstname.lastname@example.org . I would appreciate it if you would
use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.
If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list
is the appropriate place.
Requirements and DLLs.
TeTeX and LilyPond depend on a number of library packages, but as it
seems, they sometimes do not get selected automagically.
requires: ash clear cygutils cygwin ed diffutils fileutils findutils
gawk grep jpeg libkpathsea3 libncurses6 libpng12 perl sed
sh-utils textutils termcap tiff zlib
requires: bash cygwin fileutils findutils ghostscript libguile12
libiconv2 libintl2 libkpathsea3 python tetex-bin tetex-tiny
Also, the more general info on missing DLLs may be helpful:
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