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Re: Help

From: Jean Abou Samra
Subject: Re: Help
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2021 15:02:03 +0100
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Le 20/11/2021 à 14:52, Carl Sorensen a écrit :
The "whole army of programmers that works for lilypond" is probably less than 20 part-time volunteers.  Most of them are not modern music experts.

If you would like to develop documentation for modern music, you are welcome to contribute it.  We'd love to have your help!

Well, it's easy to get an idea:

jean@laptop-jean:~/repos/lilypond$ git shortlog -ns --since="1 month"
    29  Dan Eble
    19  Han-Wen Nienhuys
    16  Jean Abou Samra
    11  Jonas Hahnfeld
    11  Werner Lemberg
     5  David Kastrup
     1  James Lowe
     1  Timofey

These are the commit counts in the last month.
(A "commit" is one atomic change.)

We don't have more than 10 active developers in
total I think.

I would add another reason, and a much more important
one: volunteers work on whatever interests them at a
given moment. That's how free software works. If you
want a feature, the most straightforward way is to
implement it yourself.

Finally, there is a significant reason related to
the nature of contemporary notation: it is usually
nonstandard. Every composer has their own systems.
Given that, it's hard to know what is relevant
for putting in the core.


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