Cos’è LilyPond?

LilyPond è un programma di incisione musicale e il suo scopo è produrre spartiti musicali della migliore qualità possibile. Introduce nelle stampe prodotte dai computer l’estetica della musica incisa secondo i metodi tradizionali. LilyPond è software libero e parte delProgetto GNU.

Maggiori informazioni nella nostra Introduzione!

Lilypond 2.18.0 released! December 29, 2013

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.18.0. LilyPond is a music engraving program devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts.

Among the numerous improvements and changes, the following might be most visible:

  • Many items are now positioned using their actual outline rather than a rectangular bounding box. This greatly reduces the occurrence of unsightly large gaps.
  • Sets and overrides can now use the syntax
    \override Voice.TextSpanner.bound-details.left.text = "rit."

    instead of the previous

    \override Voice.TextSpanner #'(bound-details left text) = "rit."
  • Triplets with a given group length can now be written as
    \tuplet 3/2 4 { c8 c c  c c c }

    instead of

    \times 2/3 { c8 c c }  \times 2/3 { c8 c c }

A full list of noteworthy new features is given in:

Great thanks go to the large number of LilyPond enthusiasts whose financial backing enabled one core developer, David Kastrup, to focus exclusively on LilyPond during the entire development cycle.

LilyPond 2.18 has been brought to you by

Main Developers:
Bertrand Bordage, Trevor Daniels, Colin Hall, Phil Holmes, Ian Hulin, Reinhold Kainhofer, David Kastrup, Jonathan Kulp, Werner Lemberg, John Mandereau, Patrick McCarty, Joe Neeman, Han-Wen Nienhuys, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Graham Percival, Mark Polesky, Neil Puttock, Mike Solomon, Carl Sorensen, Francisco Vila, Valentin Villenave, Janek Warchoł
Core Contributors:
Aleksandr Andreev, Frédéric Bron, Torsten Hämmerle, Marc Hohl, James Lowe, Andrew Main, Thomas Morley, David Nalesnik, Keith OHara, Benkő Pál, Anders Pilegaard, Julien Rioux, Johannes Rohrer, Adam Spiers, Heikki Tauriainen
Documentation Writers:
Frédéric Bron, Federico Bruni, Colin Campbell, Urs Liska, James Lowe, Thomas Morley, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Guy Stalnaker, Martin Tarenskeen, Arnold Theresius, Rodolfo Zitellini
Bug Squad:
Colin Campbell, Eluze, Marc Hohl, Phil Holmes, Marek Klein, Ralph Palmer
Support Team:
Colin Campbell, Eluze, Marc Hohl, Marek Klein, Kieren MacMillan, Urs Liska, Ralph Palmer
Federico Bruni, Luca Rossetto Casel, Felipe Castro, Pavel Fric, Jean-Charles Malahieude, Till Paala, Yoshiki Sawada

and numerous other contributors.


Latest news: December 26th, 2013: Frescobaldi 2.0.12 is available. November 8th, 2013: rescobaldi is included in MacPorts, this makes installing and upgrading Frescobaldi on Mac OS X very easy!
October 16th, 2013: Frescobaldi 2.0.11 is available.

Releases: Stable: 2.0.12 (December 26th, 2013, ChangesDownloadOld Stable: 1.2.0

(Dec 26th, 2010, ChangesDownload)

What is Frescobaldi?

Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License.

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  • Powerful text editor with syntax highlighting and automatic completion
  • Music view with advanced Point & Click
  • Midi player to proof-listen LilyPond-generated MIDI files
  • Powerful Score Wizard to quickly setup a music score
  • Snippet Manager to store and apply text snippets, templates or scripts
  • Use multiple versions of LilyPond, automatically selects the correct version
  • Built-in LilyPond documentation browser and built-in User Guide
  • Smart layout-control functions like coloring specific objects in the PDF
  • Modern user iterface with configurable colors, fonts and keyboard shortcuts
  • Translated into the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Czech, Russian, Spanish, Galician, Turkish, Polish, Brazillian Portugese and Ukrainian.

Music functions:

  • Transpose music
  • Change music from relative to absolute and vice versa
  • Change the language used for note names
  • Change the rhythm (double, halve, add/remove dots, copy, paste) etc
  • Hyphenate lyrics using word-processor hyphenation dictionaries
  • Add spanners, dynamics, articulation easily using the Quick Insert panel
  • Update LilyPond syntax using convert-ly, with display of differences

Frescobaldi is designed to run on all major operating systems (Linux, Mac OS X and MS Windows). It is named after Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), an Italian composer of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque period.


AnnouncementOpenMandriva Lx

The OpenMandriva Community is proud to announce our first release, OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 !

OpenMandriva Lx-frame

OpenMandriva Lx is an exciting free Desktop Operating System that aims to cater to and interest first time and advanced users alike. It has the breadth and depth of an advanced system but is designed to be simple and straightforward in use.

This release, OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 is dedicated to the memory of Ron (Ronald van Pomeren), aka Arvi Pingus. Ron was one of the first contributors to OpenMandriva, dedicated, professional – and just a very good person and friend to many of us. We miss him.

So what’s new?
We’ve organized a full overview and screenshot tour for you – check it out!

From RC2, nothing much has changed – mainly bugfixing and polishing. We did mix up our polling results from RC2, and it turns out that SimpleWelcome was the winner, instead of Kickoff. SimpleWelcome has been made the default launcher for this release, but Kickoff is still included in the ISO, in case you prefer it.

Our background contest, The Flavour of Freedom, has resulted in 11 new wallpapers that have been included in 2013.0! They are a selection of photographs that members of the community have both submitted and voted on.

How can I get this?
We strongly encourage all users to read the release notes before proceeding.

The system requirements, at a minimum, are:
A 32-bit (i586) or 64-bit (x86_64) computer.
640 MB of memory (for Virtual Machines, at least 1536 MB minimum).
10 GB of disk space.
A graphics card that preferably supports at least 1024×768.
A method of installing the ISO (either via a DVD drive or a USB stick).

RC1 and RC2 users can simply upgrade.

We provide releases via torrent (our recommended method), our mirror system ftp as well as SourceForge. Go on, get it, and join the fun!

Download Options
Torrents (preferred option), SourceForge (x86_64i586), Mirrors

What if I find a bug?
You can report it on our issue tracker or get community support on the forums.

* If you experience issues with security certificate (https) on our issue tracker, see this.

What’s next?
We’ll be discussing some of the challenges we face and the tasks we need to cover from 2013.0, as well discuss what our next release will be. Stay tuned for more information, coming soon!

Chwido, our mascot, says…
Woof! woof! woof!
English translation: “Have fun and stay in touch!”

What is the OpenMandriva Association?
The OpenMandriva Association was established on December 12, 2012 under 1901 French law. It is in charge of representing people who are passionate about free software.

The association represents the paradigm: from Community to Community, with passion, fun and dedication. Its members strive to deliver a pleasant environment for everyday tasks and a secure, reliable system for production usage.

GNU LilyPond

GNU LilyPond è un software libero per la notazione musicale, disponibile per tutti i principali sistemi operativi. Utilizza una notazione testuale per la musica basata sull’insieme dei caratteri ASCII(secondo il modello utilizzato anche da LaTeX), che viene poi compilata per ottenere documenti inPDFPostScriptSVGPNG e altri formati. LilyPond può inoltre generare un file MIDI.

A differenza di altri diffusi programmi commerciali come Finale e Sibelius, LilyPond non possiede un’interfaccia grafica integrata per la creazione degli spartiti. Ha, comunque, lo stesso obiettivo di produrre un output comparabile agli spartiti stampati professionalmente. Alcuni programmi grafici di notazione musicale esportano file in formato LilyPond.

Uno dei principali vantaggi di LilyPond è quello di produrre spartiti di alta qualità, disegnati seguendo le regole di scrittura tradizionali, ispirandosi all’epoca in cui i punzoni di stampa degli spartiti erano posizionati a mano. Spesso gli spartiti prodotti con LilyPond vengono considerati migliori di quelli fatti con programmi commerciali, nonostante questi ultimi siano molto migliorati negli ultimi anni[1].

LilyPond è sviluppato da una comunità molto attiva: sono rilasciati continui aggiornamenti consistenti in risoluzioni di bug per la versione stabile, e in aggiunta di nuove funzionalità per la versione in sviluppo. Inoltre, essendo scritto in C++ ed assemblato mediante una libreria Scheme (GNU Guile), consente all’utente l’aggiunta di estensioni e personalizzazioni.