[linux-audio-dev] Linux soundapps pages updated

Jan Nieuwenhuizen janneke at gnu.org
Sun Apr 11 22:26:27 UTC 2004

Dave Phillips writes:

Hi Dave,

>  The subject line says it all....
>   http://linux-sound.org   (US)

Every once in a while, I check our listing at


in the hope that you found the time to update the LilyPond entry with
musings on how it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Now I know that notation is not the most central and sexy thing in
Linux Sound, and maybe I'm not entirely unbiased, but I have the
feeling that the LilyPond entry is a bit off balance, when compared
with ABC, or MusiXTeX?

  #  ABC
      * ABC is "...a language designed to notate tunes in an ascii
        format" (This page is the main resource for abc-related
      * ABC Plus Project many enhancements from Guido Gonzato, including
        his abcpp (abc preprocessor) and JedABC (abc file editor)
      * Jef's ABC page Jean-François Moine's wonderful extension
        software, includes abc2mps (abc files to Postscript) and tclabc
        (Tcl/Tk interface for abc files)
      * Skink nice front-end for abc, requires Java
      * abcMIDI renders abc score to MIDI file
  # LilyPond music typesetter, outputs TeX and MIDI

  # MusiXTeX full-featured music typesetting via TeX (This page is also
    the main resource for other TeX-related notation packages)

That saddens me a bit, because your pages is still where a Linux user
would look for a notation program.  I don't think a new user would
even consider looking at LilyPond, where IMNSH(but biassed)O, she


Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke at gnu.org> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter
http://www.xs4all.nl/~jantien       | http://www.lilypond.org

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