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Re: [Denemo-devel] No "Whole measure rest"

From: Kaj
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] No "Whole measure rest"
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:57:51 +0200
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I am a wee astonished that I got version 1.1.8 when I made a straight forward install. Has Debian maybe done some change since? Well my memory is not good enough to remember if I added stretch-backport in sources.list at that time, or if this took place at a later state.

Now the version installed is 2.2 This upgrade was not that straight forward. I started with the command
    "apt-get install denemo=2.2.0-1~bpo9+1"
in order to stay inside Debian and use what was offered there, but that did not succeed. It complained that denemo-data was there with version 1.1.8. So I continued with "apt-get upgrade", thinking that this should upgrade everything needed. And it was working for quite a long time, but no, when I started Denemo it still showed 1.1.8. Now I took assistance from Aptitude to test what was needed for the upgrade. Among all the suggestions there was the one to upgrade denemo and denemo-data simultaneously and no other change. I chose that and it succeeded. But Denemo presents itself just as 2.2.0 and does not mention the appended letters (bpo9+1).

Well, the issue which caused the start of this thread now is gone. The space bar produces a Whole Measure Rest as wanted. I have not had time to test everything else, but so far it seems promising.

I suppose that the link you suggested in your first answer leads the bleeding edge of the program, so I get all of the hottest properties available, correct? Well I have downloaded it, so maybe one day I install that too. For the moment however, I am satisfied with version 2.2. It offers the things I need in my producing scores.

Thank you for help, Richard.


On 2019-06-20 at 12:48, Richard Shann wrote:
On Thu, 2019-06-20 at 12:09 +0200, address@hidden wrote:
On 2019-06-19 at 15:24, Richard Shann wrote:
On Wed, 2019-06-19 at 14:52 +0200, address@hidden wrote:
Hello everybody,

I have got a strange error with my Denemo behaviour, which I
explain. I am using Denemo version 1.1.8
There have been 13 releases since then!
Yes, I know, but my point was to stay with the stable version of
if possible.
under Debian which I have done
for quite a time without any problems. But now, after upgrading
to version 9.9 (Stretch)
Debian Stretch only has Denemo in the backports section (this is
because they don't have guile-1.8 in the standard distribution, and
although Denemo can be built with guile-2.0 LilyPond can't ...)
Yes, so I have included stretch-backports as well as jessie-updates
stretch-proposed-updates in my /etc/apt/sources.list, as I saw when
searched for Denemo on, that there is where the program
So, what version of Denemo have you got running (see Help->About)?
As I said: version 1.1.8, no note about some special version.
I don't understand, Debian is always well behind but not *that* much
behind. I searched for denemo on the Debian website and it said this:

Package: denemo (2.2.0-1~bpo9+1)

that's version 2.2 not 1.1.8

Thank you Richard. Question is still there why Denemo has worked
with the used version, now suddenly does not, just because a change
the Debian version. I do not remember if I told you that Denemo in
of these quite annoying info boxes tells that I have pressed the
bar, and that it will produce a Whole Measure Rest, but this promise
never fulfilled.
it will be because it is not executing the Scheme correctly - if you
run the program in the terminal I expect there will be lots of
complaints from guile about stuff not found. Denemo is poor at telling
the user when something catastrophic like that is going on.


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