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Re: Is it time to update the Finale 2008 sample in Essay?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Is it time to update the Finale 2008 sample in Essay?
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 23:11:04 +0100
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Han-Wen Nienhuys <> writes:

> On Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 5:27 PM Abraham Lee <> 
> wrote:
>> Thanks, Jean, for doing that. I was hoping for a more public discussion to
>> see if creating an issue is even warranted. The essay is a historical
>> document, to be sure, so updating the comparison files might not be needed
>> at all.
> I agree to this. It is better to simply put a small intro to the essay
> that gives the context.
> We could then add an updated preface/postscriptum that puts it in
> context for 2023. To note, a lot of modern music engravers have taken
> inspiration from the LilyPond attitude to engraving. The Dorico blog
> posts have been quite explicit about it, and maybe we could ask the
> MuseScore folks for comments too.

For better or worse, I think the main selling point of LilyPond these
days is not as much quality as workflow.

David Kastrup

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