Lime Music Notation Software for Macintosh
Lime was written by Lippold Haken and Dorothea Blostein.
These are the machine requirements for running Macintosh Lime:
- Mac OS X.
- OSX 10.4 or later, including 10.11, El Capitan (for earlier systems, 9.03 is required)
- 250 Mbytes or more of memory is recommended
- 25 Mbytes of disk space
- MIDI keyboard is recommended (but not essential)
- Mac OS 9. (version 9.0; for Mac OS 7, Mac OS 8, and 68k macs an even older version of Lime is available)
- 32 Mbytes or more of memory
- 15 Mbytes of disk space
- Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent (to read Lime's PDF documentation)
- Mac OS 9 users must use OMS (included in the Lime release package)
- MIDI keyboard is recommended (but not essential) and a MIDI synthesizer of some sort is highly recommended
- PostScript printer (highly recommended)
To install Lime for Macintosh OS X:
- Download the zip file from: Lime for OS X (Lime915osx.zip, 4812 kbytes).
- Expand the zip file, which will make a folder LimeŠ9.15 with the Lime program, the Lime manual, example pieces, fonts, and so on.
- Read the instructions in the LimeManual file for the rest of the install procedure (typically copying the folder to your applications folder).
- N.B. Lime is not signed for Mountain Lion, or later. You can bypass the initial Gatekeeper check by right clicking on the Lime App and choosing the 'Open' command. Once it has been opened one time, Gatekeeper no longer has any control over it.
To install Lime for Macintosh OS 9 or earlier:
- Download one of the following: Lime for OS 9 (Lime900os9.sea.hqx, 4083 kbytes) or the Previous Release Lime (for OS 7, OS 8, and 68k, Lime742.sea.hqx, 1776 kbytes).
- Your web browser should decode the downloaded file automatically. If it does not, you can decode it using any program that does BinHex decoding. Decoding will make a StuffIt archive file.
- Your web browser should expand the StuffIt archive automatically. If it does not, you can expand it using any program that does StuffIt expanding. Expanding will make a folder with the Lime program, the Lime manual, example pieces, fonts, and so on.
- Read the instructions in the LimeManual file for the rest of the install procedure.
On Windows and Mac OSX, Basic Lime may be used free of charge. Donations are welcome and go towards the development of facilities for Low Vision and Blind musicians.
On Mac OS 9 and earlier, as an alternative to the full-featured Lime program, you may download the Lime Viewer: Lime Viewer for OS 9 (LimeViewer100os9.sea.hqx, 0 kbytes) or the Previous Release Lime Viewer (for OS 7, OS 8, and 68k, LimeViewer100.sea.hqx, 0 kbytes). The Lime Viewer will never ask for payment; it allows you to view, print, and listen to Lime files, but it does not allow editing of the music.
We encourage you to distribute Lime. Please distribute the complete and unaltered Lime folder which you download from here.
There have been 37612 Macintosh Lime downloads (plus 14104 Lime Viewer downloads and 37391 abbreviated manual downloads) from this web site since November 2000.
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