We are proud to announce the release of GNU LilyPond 2.24.1. 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.
This version includes a number of fixes since the release of the previous stable version in December 2022, and we recommend all users to update. Scores converted to or written for 2.24.0 will continue to work with this release. A list of added features and other user-visible changes for 2.24 can be found at https://lilypond.org/doc/v2.24/Documentation/changes/. Among others, version 2.24.0 switched to Guile 2.2 and features a completely rewritten infrastructure for creating the official packages, finally allowing us to offer 64-bit binaries for macOS and Windows.
These pre-built binaries are linked from https://lilypond.org/download.html and available from GitLab: https://gitlab.com/lilypond/lilypond/-/releases/v2.24.1 Please note that there is a known issue on Windows where compiling very large scores (several hundreds of pages) can result in crashes. We hope to address this in a future bugfix release.