On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 12:26 PM Kenneth Wolcott
<kennethwolc...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>   Beginner (nine months) at Lilypond, interested in helping
> converting/updating Mutopia works...

Hello and welcome!  I didn't want this email to go unanswered.  The
Mutopia Project is in transition, to put it mildly.  New submissions
have been backlogged for a year or so.  However, there has been some
interest in starting them up again, or moving to a similar site.  I
think you should definitely get music ready to submit to Mutopia, but
I don't want you to be surprised if your submissions don't show up on
the site for a while.

>    I've been experimenting with Lilypond for less than a year,
> downloading some works already engraved and trying to engrave them
> with Lilypond.  I have learned most of the elementary aspects of
> Lilypond now.  I'm still working on many aspects of Lilypond that I do
> not yet understand.

Lilypond has a mailing list you can join:
https://lilypond.org/contact.html.  It's fairly high in the amount of
email you get, so I would recommend using an email filter.  The people
there are often experts at what they do, but simple questions are
welcomed if they are well thought out.  (Don't, for instance, post:
"It doesn't work.")

>   I recently started downloading both Lilypond source and pdf (Letter)
> engraved music from Mutopia (mostly Bach and Mozart).  I have tried
> using convert-ly (both version 2.20.0 and 2.22.0 of Lilypond),
> capturing/saving the output and trying to understand the warnings that
> sometimes occur.  I subsequently try to engrave the converted Lilypond
> source.  Most often there is success, sometimes there is something
> that goes a bit awry.  I am learning, slowly, how to manually perform
> conversions that convert-ly was not able to do (which the convert-ly
> did report).

The Mutopia Project has some very old versions of Lilypond that are
difficult to convert to a modern version, as you've seen.  Submitting
updated versions of old submissions is a valid and welcomed activity.

>   As I get a bit better at doing this, I'd like to contribute to
> Mutopia by performing some of these conversion updates and providing
> the updated Lilypond source, trying to make the pdf output look as
> close to as accurate to the Mutopia Lilypond engraver's pdf.  I do not
> think I am ready to perform this action just yet, but I'd like to be
> able to do so soon.
>   I really appreciate the works that already exist on Mutopia.  I
> think that this is not only a great resource for high quality engraved
> music, but a great educational resource for the engraving process
> itself.

I agree, and hopefully there will be some movement in getting The
Mutopia Project back up and running -- or a similar site.

> Ken Wolcott
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