This is just a mirror of GNU LilyPond repository. If you'd like to contribute to LilyPond, please look at http://www.lilypond.org/development.html
LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts. LilyPond is free software and part of the GNU Project.
LilyPond is a text-based music notation program. It produces elegant, balanced scores, the look of which was inspired by classical hand-engraving. LilyPond is cross-platform and extremely flexible thanks to its extension system written in the Scheme programming language.
More about LilyPond in our Introduction.
Binaries are available at https://lilypond.org/download.html
For compiling LilyPond yourself, refer to Compiling in the Contributor's Guide.
LilyPond uses a versioning scheme that easily identifies stable and development releases. In a version x.y.z, an even second number y denotes a stable version. For development versions, y is odd.
The manuals can be read online at https://lilypond.org/manuals
It is also possible to build the documentation locally: follow the instructions at https://lilypond.org/doc/latest/Documentation/contributor/generating-documentation
LilyPond is run by volunteers. If you are interested in contributing, please get in touch with us on the [email protected] mailing list (more information). The Contributor’s Guide will help you get started.