LilyPond 2.12.0 “Rune” released

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LilyPond 2.12.0 “Rune” released

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December, 2008.

We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.12 “Rune”.

Our joy is tinged with sadness, as long-time LilyPond contributor and friend Rune Zedeler passed away on the 2nd of July, 2008. This release is dedicated to him.

Rune was a computer programmer, a musician and a valued contributor to LilyPond. He had been enthusiastically involved in the project for the past six years, and he will be sorely missed in our community.
Major updates

* Collision detection has been vastly improved. Outside-staff objects now avoid each other automatically, so far fewer manual tweaks are required to obtain a pleasing layout.
* The documentation has been almost entirely rewritten during the year-long "Grand Documentation Project", and the online documentation is both much better-looking and far easier to browse. The program is now available in 6 languages, and the documentation is partially available in French, Spanish and German. It has never been easier to get started with 'Pond!
* Almost 30 new features, among others transposable fret diagrams, microtonal accidentals, and a much improved musicxml2ly, have been implemented and nearly 200 bugs have been fixed. For a complete overview surf to ... /NEWS.html.

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