Hi, for a future Portable App, I've decided I'd give a go at LilyPond. LilyPond is a Musical Notation program that is completely text based. You type in your song or score, or whatever it may be, in a text editor, or in LilyPad, a text editor bundled with LilyPond specifically for writing music in it. You save the file as whatever.ly and then either double click it, or drop it in the shortcut to "lilypond-windows.exe" and it will turn your text music into a PDF, and a Midi file if that is written in your score. So, I have had some problems with this so far.
When I write a simple launcher to launch "lilypond-windows.exe" and direct it to the folder, the launcher does nothing. So, I checked my desktop shortcut target, which is created automaticially when LilyPond is installed and the target is: "C:\Program Files\LilyPond\usr\bin\lilypond-windows.exe" -dgui . So, I added -dgui after the ' on my launcher and it still didn't work, so I put -dgui inside the '$EXEDIR\LilyPond\usr\bin\lilypond-windows.exe -dgui'. And when I clicked on my lilypond launcher, it brings up the regular first run tazt in LilyPad, but when I try to drag a lily file onto the icon, it won't convert it to PDF, wheareas, a shortcut with -dgui will work. So what's the problem there?
Thanks, that's my only question(s) for now. Please help, thanks.