LilyKDE 0.6.0

wilbert berendsen wbsoft at
Tue Jun 10 06:58:03 CEST 2008

Name: LilyKDE
Version: 0.6.0
Type: KDE Sound Application
Depend: KDE 3.5.x
License: GPL
More Info:

 [b]LilyKDE[/b] is a Free Software project to make
working with the LilyPond music typesetter within
KDE very easy. If you are a LilyPond user and you
have KDE, then LilyKDE is for you.

The main part of LilyKDE is a plugin for Kate,
with the following features:

[li]Run LilyPond on the current document with a
keystroke.[/li][li]Show an embedded PDF preview.
When you click on a note or another object, Kate
jumps to the correct document and cursor
position.[/li][li]Display LilyPond's messages in a
log view. Error messages are also
clickable.[/li][li]Direct MIDI input from a
MIDI-keyboard or even your computer keyboard. This
powerful function uses Rumor for the actual work,
but it can automatically set the key and time
signature according to the current document. You
can adjust the metronome speed very easy by
clicking on a "Tap" button. Many other settings
are available.[/li][li]After LilyPond has run you
can open, email or print PDF documents and play
MIDI files with a mouseclick from within
Kate.[/li][li]Automatic hyphenation of Lyric texts
using dictionaries from e.g. or

The other parts of LilyKDE are:

[li]MIME type information and an icon for LilyPond
files[/li][li]A textedit:// service to make the
clickable links work anywhere in KDE[/li][li]A
Konqueror servicemenu and helper app to run
LilyPond from within Konqueror on selected
files[/li][li]Katepart syntax highlighting for
LilyPond documents (also part of KDE)[/li] 

LilyKDE is translated into Dutch, French, Turkish
and Spanish.

 Changes in 0.6.0 (since 0.5.4):

* New Score Wizard, allowing you to quickly set up
a new LilyPond document. It can handle many
instruments, vocal staffs, lyrics, figured bass,
chordnames, tablature staffs, titles and headers
and much more.
* The PDF preview window can be detached.
* An option has been added to save the document
(if modified) when LilyPond is started
(implementing wishlist issue #4)
* Hyphenation did not work when the KDEDIRS
environment variable is not set. This has been

Some translations have yet to catch up, this will
hopefully occur during the 0.6.x bugfix releases.
Please report problems, incorrent or missing
instrument support, etc. Thanks and enjoy!

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