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Lime Version History

VersionDateWhat's New in this Version
9.15.release.10-October-2014Add Dedication classification.

MusicXML import of clef change at end of system; and handle characters specified as hexadecimal.

NIFF import of ornaments and multi-bar rests.

Only include context voices in Midi export.

Miscellaneous Bug Fixes, including:

- Fixed activate/deactivate loops when opening XML (or NIFF) files from the finder

- Fixed hear tracking when voices stop and start.

- Fixed crash when adding multiple parts with voices with hidden notes to a context.

- Fixed Lime Lighter problem reversing over a page in full screen mode. have been over 100 fixes and enhancements since 9.14.9, the most notable of which are.

- New file format to support the new annotation anchoring capabilities. The new format can be read and converted back to the older format by the latest 9.14.9 version on the web site.

- New, flexible annotation anchoring capabilities, including bar lines and the top or right of the page. Also supports right justified text.

- Right-Click replaces Alt-click for selecting and manipulating annotations. Alt-click is still needed for the 'Extended Alt-Click' option. N.b. on Macs, ctrl-click is tantamount to a right click.

- Command-period (CTRL-period on windows) replaces command/ctrl-H for invoking the hear option. However, if you want, you can still set command/ctrl-H as a short cut.

- Major improvements in MusicXML import. However, export is still very basic.

- Batch update facility, enabling multiple files to be updated to the new format.

- Template files.

- Whilst it is recommended to (re-)install the Marl and Tufa fonts, it is no longer essential because on Macs, they are embedded in the application bundle, and on Windows they can be used provided they are in the same directory as Lime.exe (copy the new ones).

- Fixed flickering, stuttering and occasional unresponsiveness on Windows 7 and later (this was actually resolved in

- Truly high quality printing on Intel Macs; printing is as good, if not better, than anything that was achievable with PostScript on the old PowerPC systems. N.b. saving to PDF (including PostScript on PowerPC Macs) has been fixed since 9.14.7.

**** N.B. The user's Manual has not yet been updated (sorry). An addendum is included that describes the main changes.

Lime 9.15 has been tested on:

- Windows 2000 through Windows 8.1. Note that, if your current version is earlier than 9.14, the preferences (.ini) file has been moved. On Windows 8, 7 and Vista, LIME.INI is moved to \Users\username\AppData\Local\ On Windows XP and 2000 it has moved to \Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\

- Mac OSX 10.4 (Tiger) through 10.9 (Mavericks). It is not, however, signed for Mountain Lion or Mavericks, which means you may need to configure the Gate Keeper to allow the application to be used..

This is the final pre-release before 9.15 release, which is scheduled for August 2014. install file names are the same as 9.14.9)

Compatibility with 9.15 (due December 2013) preferences.

cmd-. can be used for hear dialog (as in 9.15). to vertically locked annotations when reading 9.15 file version.

Fix to zoom factor in Intel Mac preferences.

Fix for color mismatches between Windows and Macs. 7 (and Windows 8) compatibility - resolved the flickering and occasional unresponsiveness. It was recommended that if you had set Vista (SP2) Compatibility, it should be removed. This MUST be done with the executable in its final destination (e.g. in c:\Program Files\). To do it, right click on the executable, select 'properties' (at the bottom of the pop-up list). Then choose the 'Compatibility' pane and clear the Compatibility option.

If you have already done it and are simply replacing the executable, it is not necessary as the information is stored in the Registry, not the executable itself.

On Windows, removed alt-menu alternative to shift-menu as it was incompatible with alt-letter short cut.

Ability to read next version of Lime files. related but different printing problems on Windows and PPC Macs (sorry).

Prevent XML import crash with long annotations, and a minor XML import annotation placement issue.
9.14.924-September-2012Many more XML import improvements, including ornaments and hairpin placement. Note that there are as yet few if any improvements in XML export.

On Macs, allow alt-menu to mean same as shift-menu. This is a work-around for Macbook Airs' ability on Lion to forget the meaning of the shift key.

Fix chord drags where there are grace notes.

Fix midi export on Intel Macs.

Improvements to layout accuracy at different zoom levels and when printing. On Intel macs, pages are no longer shown while they are being printed.

Fix crashing when Nachschlags are inserted or imported at the end of the piece.

Option to specify the default zoom factor for new or imported pieces.

Added ability to draw rectangles (n.b. these will appear as lines in earlier versions of Lime).

Ability to read next version of the file format, which will be introduced in version 9.15.
9.14.823-April-2012GOOD QUALITY INTEL-MAC PRINTING and, therefore, fully functional on Lion!

Fixed 'Copy Rectangle' on Mac OSX (high resolution and, therefore good quality, unless Shift-key used).

Fixed nasty bug in Text Assistant introduced by 9.14.7 (sorry)

Fixed XML export crash on Mac OSX when non-standard fonts were used.

Fixed inconsistencies in use of Shift key and menus - you now always get what you see.

Minor improvements to display at high resolutions.
9.14.704/04/12Remember different default directories for Music, Midi and XML open/import and for export.

OSX PPC version - Fix saving to PDF and recognize all PostScript printers, so that high quality output may be created. N.b. High quality still only supported in PPC version.

Fix END key handling for low vision users

More improvements to MusicXML
9.1402/02/12Common Mac OSX and Windows version.

Modified zoom options. Add Edit->Zoom option to temporarily change zooming. Zooming specified on Layout menu can be saved.

Licence key and other preference saving fixed on Windows 7. On Windows 7 and Vista, LIME.INI is moved to: \Users\username\AppData\Local\ On Windows XP (or 2000) it has moved to: \Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\ N.B. On Windows 7, executable needed to be set as Vista (SP2) compatibility otherwse there were disturbing flickers and hearing interupts when other applications were active. This was fixed in

Further improvements to MusicXML import, fixing crash when there are resizable hairpins. MusicXML support is still very basic and only supports version 1. Improved support is planned.

Built-in Quicktime synthesizer on OSX.

Various bug fixes.
9.1311/11/11Windows Only. New Zoom options.

NIFF is no longer supported.
9.1212/12/11Pre-Release for Mac OSX. Beta Version supporting Intel.

On Intel Macs, it is recommended that the Intel version (which works on Lion) is used for editing as it is more efficient; and the PPC version is only used when a high quality print is needed. The Intel version does not yet support high quality printing (as Apple deprecated the necessary interface). On Snow Leopard or earlier, the PPC version is needed (on Intel Macs, running under Rosetta) to produce high quality prints.

NIFF is no longer supported.
9.1109/19/07New Lime binary format, to support more zoom factors.

Mac OS9 no longer supported.
9.0024December 2006 New release. Updated User's Manual. ----------------------------------

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