|Version|| Date ||What's New in this Version|
Verified on Windows XP to Windows 10 and on MacOS Tiger (10.4) to Mojave (10.14).
n.b.  Lime will NOT work on Mac OSX 10.15 or later because Apple has, unhelpfully, dropped support for 32 bit apps.
Do not destroy undo when opening another piece or view.
Undo/Redo is now on a piece by piece basis.
Fix changing staff spacing using parameters on the first system of a page.
Fix duration of a new voice if the reference voice contains grace notes.
Minor fixes and improvements.
|220.127.116.11||25-Jan-2021||Fix lead-in metronome if there is no previous time-signature (default to 4/4).
Do not waste time reformatting when opening 9.16 files.
More improvements to 'fat chord' handling.
|18.104.22.168||12-Jan-2021||Fix Fret Grids, broken by the bad Tufa font; restores old font - sorry.
If you installed the new Tufa font in 22.214.171.124 or earlier, re-install it.
Fix occasional error in number of measured copied, when they included concatenated bar lines.
Enable deletion of the shortest Note in a multi-length, single voice chord.  It can now be completely deleted, providing there are sufficient rests following it.
|126.96.36.199||10-Jan-2021||Significant improvements to layout involving complex multi-length, 'fat' chords.
Fix crash exporting MusicXML lyrics.
|188.8.131.52||29-Dec-2020||Allow specification of the default Windows' locale code page when importing 9.16 or earlier files.  Overcomes old 'undocumented feature' on Windows, that simple annotations (e.g.  titles) entered via a dialog, always carried ANSI/MAC charset, regardless of the default locale code page of the system.
Macs recognize Windows' charsets.
Support insertion of Clefs between grace notes.
|9.17.0||14-Dec-2020||Enhanced file format to enable new features.  9.16 can read this format.
Unicode used for all annotations and all fonts (except the special music ones).
Fix issue in upgrading parameters from old scores.
Fixes to back-slash expression sizing when editing existing annotations; improves ability to edit chord symbols.
Fix missing stem on a tuplet at end of system, which has been moved to another staff.
Use pre-defined symbols for standard quarter-tones (not any of the special accidentals).
Many improvements to the facilities, such as Lime Lighter, that underpin Dancing Dots' products for blind and partially sighted musicians.
Minor bug fixes.
Mistaken change to the TUFA font (if you upgraded it, re-install the old one - sorry).
Verified on Windows XP to Windows 10 and on MacOS Tiger (10.4) to Mojave (10.14).
Fix complex, multi-voice slurring bug (partially black screen).
Fix dragging Lines or Curves that extend over a page break.
Fix clicking a note while hearing with tracking on Windows.
Fix batch output folder dialog enablement issue on Macs.
Fix positioning when defaulting an old faulty parameter annotation.
Fix minor compatibility issue with 9.17 file format.
Flat 9 Sharp 11 suffix in chord symbol assistant.
|9.16.99||14-Oct-2020||Fix occasional Windows' problems: selecting piano window accidentals, clicking in music window when multiple monitors used, and remembering music window position.
Fix leaving space before arpeggios (and other ornaments) anchored to the left of a note's accidental.
Fix note positioning issue in complex, layered staves.
Fix default beaming before a voice that moves to another staff.
Fix MusicXML importing of diminuendo hairpin.  Also other XML importing improvements.
|9.16.98||24-Aug-2020||Fix spurious octave transposition if transposing up and note name doesn't change.
Re-enable activation on tabbing in dialogs on Windows.
Fix recording using Lime's piano window on Windows.
Fix fonts dialog crash on MacOS 10.14 (Mojave).
Recognition of new 9.17 features (split key signatures and parenthesized accidentals).
|9.16.97||20-Jun-2020||Use default MIDI output (rather than silence) if preferred device is not available.
Add 'Near Stem end' Note flag to prevent automatic sluring to note-head.
8va and 8vb octave Clefs.
Default 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8 time-signatures to be compound.
Make the any-alt-right-click graphic conversion facility selective and therefore easier to use.
|9.16.96||11-May-2020||More XML import improvements.
Fix issue with replacing tuplets by different tuplets.
Compatibility with 9.17 preferences.
|9.16.9||09-Mar-2020||Facility to transpose whole parts, including key signatures.
For notating for transposing instruments, add preference to define how the piano sounds w.r.t the notation and the resultant playback.
Accessible use of quarter tones, by simplifying access to special accidentals.
Parameters to specify that note stem flags are straight instead of curved.
Fixer contexts to help identify and fix rhythm errors; particularly useful for fixing imports of scanned music.
Individual note based fingering and associated auto-generated annotations.
System based annotation anchoring.
Growable Lines and curves, whose height and/or vertical position is proportional to the staff separation.
Fix to font sizes when using complex backslash expressions for annotations.
Fix issues with choosing Clefs when voices with different clefs share a staff.
Basic information about group selected annotations in the Piano window (rather than nothing).
Many more improvements to importing MusicXML (including SMUFL support - needs the Bravura font).
Much more efficient interface to GoodFeel for real-time brailling.
Batch exporting capability.
Many tweaks (including to the stationery) and bug fixes.
Recognition of the 9.17 file format changes.
Add Systems option to automatically re-paginate (if systems per page set to 0).
Facility to hide staves in a score if they are idle (all rests).
Fix hearing crash with fast dense music on Macs.
Fix pasting over music containing chord drags.
Fix crash when measure deleted if there is no preceding clef, key/time signature, etc.
Many improvements to importing MusicXML
Miscellaneous tweaks and bug fixes.
|9.16.7||15-Oct-2018||Work round deficiency in MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) to prevent crash when printing.
Add ability to set note entry default accidentals associated with a key signature in a piece.
Fix old bug when transposing to a new key with the same note name.
Fix occasional invisible whole measure rests and unterminated ties on complex, multi-voice staves.
Fix initial sustain status when hearing after a pedal on/off sequence.
Fix loop when there is an unrecognized backslash expression following a recognized one.
Fix occasional bad positioning of Lyric hyphens at different zoom levels.
Fix occasional inability in Voices dialog to start a voice.
More MusicXML import improvements and fixes.  Also handle .musicxml extension.
Interwork with GoodFeel 4 for efficient real-tme brailling.
Miscellaneous fixes and improvements.
|9.16.6||22-Apr-2018||Add parameter to use curve based braces that are independent of the Symbol font.  This is recommended for Windows if PDF files are to be created.
Fix obscure beaming issues with asynchronous voices on the same staff and at hidden rests.
Fix to terminating a grace slur on certain, complex, multi-voice staves.
Fixes to symbol handling when manipulating system breaks.
XML import improvements, particularly to detect and fix errors in the encoding.  Set pitch correctly for 8va and 8vb.
Allow specification of curve widths.
Resurrect magic scrolling generally and for dragging annotations (sorry).
On Macs, restore ability to remember default folder locations in OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) and later.
On Windows, provide lower resolution printing (Ctrl+Shift+P), suitable for printing large scores to a PDF printer.
Miscellaneous minor fixes.
|9.16.5||25-Nov-2017||Provide piece option to use Unicode.  This is recommended for middle Eastern or Oriental languages.  Fix occasional font confusion on Windows.
No longer 'prune' long notes from staff chords if stem directions are such that a chord is multi-length.  Fixes issue in adding long notes to short chords in the same voice.
Allow wide text annotations to be selected and edited.  Enable horizontal scrolling if a portion is not visible in the music window.  Make the selection points of such annotations visible within the window.
Support undo/redo while editing text annotations.
Fix before staff and system extra separation when voices are not roughly in staff order.
Fix minor timing issue with MusicXML import when one voice has just 1 or 2 short triplets at the end of a measure.
Fix opening aliases from within Lime on Mac OSX 10.7 to 10.9 (not a problem before or after).
Fix occasional incomplete drawing of a nested dialog on Windows.
Improve hung windows syndrome prevention on Windows.
Fix problem when deleting a part if the part was the one selected.
Fix Windows issue with editing annotations with diacritics.
Separate options for context from options for the whole piece.
Improvements to handling symbols at end of systems.  Fix to deleting symbols in middle of a system.
Significant improvement in performance when pasting music.
Advanced facility to align bar lines with the 1st chord in the measure.
Miscellaneous fixes and improvements.
|9.16.3||07-Jul-2017||Fix occasional problems with Undoing.  Warn when undoing over a save.
Fix editing of Hebrew and Arabic annotations.
Change default accidentals so that the major sharp keys are consistent with the major flat ones (with preference option to use the original defaults).
Add piece option to have stemlets when beaming over rests.  Also minor fixes to beaming in certain combinations of forced stem directions.
Add option to include full ratio in tuplet brackets.
Add more control over placement of symbols at system breaks.
When switching context, always stay on the same bar.
Add octave change value to key signatures.
Enhance 'Parts and Voices' to support specification of an arrangement until a specific bar number or until end of current system, reverting afterwards.
Improvements to 'systems' dialog when using a list of breaks.
In the 'parts and voices' and 'systems' dialogs, fix occasional problems with non-printing voices and when number of staves changes.
Further improvements to micro-tone support.
Fix Midi export in rare cases when an extra channel is used.
Improvements to Brailling and Lime Aloud support.
Fix occasional vanishing cross system extended lines (sorry).
Fix position of end of an inter-syllable underline (sorry).
Fix occasional crash when pasting multiple voices (sorry).
|9.16.2||22-Mar-2017||Significant improvements in MusicXML support, including chord symbols, endings, and quarter-tones.
Fix location of end of extended underline to be flush with the right of the notehead.
Add size option to chord symbol and fret grid assistants.
Fix measure insertion before nested triplets, special slurs, and special accidentals.
Fix font sizing when editing backslash annotation and when editing annotations on a different staff size.
Improvements in hearing microtones (micro-tuning) and portamentos.
Resizable special accidental piano window.
Propogate time signature at end of system to next system.
Fix issues when exporting midi files, including placement of changing time signatures and tempos.
Fix issue when dragging an extended line by its right end.
Fix occasional crash when using staff-drag to end of piece.
Improve warning logic when pasting multiple voices into a different key.
Fix to tracking if the staff of the selected voice stops printing.
Other minor fixes and improvements.
Fix vanished annotations on complex, multi-voice staves (sorry).
Fix entering and handling foreign script (e.g.  Greek) annotations on Windows (sorry).
Fix metronome while hearing a compound time signature when there are grace notes at measure start.  Ensure metronome beats accurately.
|9.16.||17-Jan-2017||Premature Release (sorry); it has been replaced by 9.16.1.  If you downloaded this, please download it again.
Add piece option to place articulation marks on voices on multi-voice staves in a unified direction like Lime 9.05.
Add ability to specify highest and lowest playable concert pitch for a voice or part.
Fix note n interpreted midi annotation.
Corrected Printing on Windows (sorry)
Latest version of Norton seems to dislike the original Windows installer, so a simpler one is now used.
|184.108.40.206||28-Dec-2016||Use Unicode for annotations when needed, if editing an annotation directly or from MusicXML import.
On Windows enable score file names to contain exotic (Unicode) characters.  Previously they caused a read file error.
Add use of Shift key to constrain drawing direction when drawing or modifying Line annotations; Alt/option (not shift) now needed for micro pixel adjustments; alt(not command)+shift now needed for full ruler cross-hairs.
Fixes to beaming and hidden rests on multi-voice staves.
Improvements to MusicXML import of transposing instruments, when key signatures change, and also 8va/8vb.  Use hidden key signatures to enable specification of 8va amd 8vb play-back.
Add option to retain reminder accidentals when pasting music.
Improvements to algorithms when upgrading old scores, in particular the algorithm to hide annotations on unplotted rests to compensate for the fix to the old bug that didn't plot annotations on such rests.
Fix occasional, nasty loop in MIDI export, and associated problem in MIDI import.
Performance improvements for big pieces.
Fix occasional incorrect time signature when inserting measures.
Fix bug which changed size of chord symbol accidentals when transposing.
Fix annotation context problem (sorry).
On Macs, fix job name when printing to PDF.
On Windows, fix blackened rulers (sorry).
|220.127.116.11||17-Nov-2016||Fix to MIDI import (broken in 18.104.22.168) and export (sorry).|
|22.214.171.124||24-Oct-2016||Fix playback on some Macs that was a semitone too low (sorry).
Fix to music XML importing lyrics and other text annotations (sorry)
Fix to playback on Windows if system is not turned off for over 24 days.
Once an upgraded or downgraded file is saved, 'save as' is no longer required.
|9.15.9.||04-Sep-2016||Consolidation of ability to read the next (9.17) file format which will support unicode annotations.
Improvements to playback when there are grace notes at disjunctions and to the metronome.  Support for concatenated bar lines to enable goto at different times through at the same place.  Cmd/Ctrl-period now toggles hearing if used when playing is active.
Support for creating new measures with complex time signatures.  Ability to insert a pick-up measure.
Fix backslash expressions and dynamics when user changes the preferred music font (annotations in the other font were not recognized).
Increase maximum number of voices to 100.
Improvements to the piano window.
Fix to occasional problem with midi export.
Ability to specify midi instrument in the "Voice on Channel" dialog.  Eliminates need for most 'program' annotations.
Full support for polymetric and polytemporal pieces, supporting pagination.  Allow system breaks to be inserted anywhere, even when not at a timing boundary on all voices.  Polytemporal multiplier is now specified in the time signature.
Ability to hide time signatures and bar lines.  Option to temporarily show hidden symbols such as rests, time signatures, bar lines and clefs.
Enable specification of colors used for automatic note head coloring.  The piece color palette is now separate from that used for general purposes.
Add 'no ledger lines' option (occasionally useful on single line staves).
Fixes to upgrading very old Lime files (before 4.52).
Add option to suppress warnings when reading older or newer file formats.  If file is upgraded or downgraded, save is always save as.
Miscellaneous fixes and performance improvements.
|126.96.36.199.||02-Feb-2016||Fix blanks in some annotations made with backslash expressions on Macs (sorry).
Fix annotation problems with Oriental fonts on Macs (sorry).
Fix brailling on Windows.
Improvements to Copy and Delete measures.
|9.15.8.||23-Sep-2015||Infrastructure to support Unicode annotations, which will be in release 9.16.  9.15.8 can read such annotations, but will not create any.
Improved font handling on Macs, replacing the unwieldy font menu by the font panel.
Improvements to PARAM editing to enable the simple removal of a parameter annotation.
Improvements to hearing when there are complex disjunctions in the BAR order.
Fix bug in alternate slurring when grace notes are not involved.
Improved bar line scaling at larger staff sizes (n.b.  staff sizes up to 25pt are now supported).
Improved clipboard handling; Do not destroy clipboard when deleting (or clearing) an annotation.  Shift-Paste when text editing now pastes unformatted.
|9.15.7.||10-Jun-2015||Restore use of Delete/Backspace to delete notes, converting them to rests (disabled by mistake in 9.15.6, sorry).
Fix placement bug that occasionally placed a note too far right on a multi-stave system (introduced in 9.15.6, sorry).
Fix occasional hang when deleting measures in pieces with irregular measure lengths.
Improved placement of whole note rests after time signatures, keys or clefs.  Prevent multi-measure rests being extended over double bar lines.
Eliminate the occasional memory problems when printing on Windows.
Fix colours on Macs when importing scores from Windows Lime.
Support printing of coloured lines on PowerPC Macs using PostScript.  Note, however, that PostScript printing is deprecated as it is no longer needed.
MusicXML enhancements to handle some of the foibles of PDFtoMusic.
Sensible scrolling amounts when clicking in the scroll bars.
|9.15.6.||11-Mar-2015||Allow Save even when file unchanged.
Fix to polytemporal editing beyond the first couple of measures.
Lime Lighter improvements.
Default Key and Clef dialog to be before note.
|9.15.5.||17-Feb-2015||Fix crash in creation of new contexts (caused by a mistake in one of the performance improvements in 9.15.4), and fix erroneous number of pages when changing context.  Sorry!|
|9.15.4||15-Feb-2015||Performance improvements in time taken to format pages of music.
On Windows, fix erroneous reporting of memory shortage on machines with more than 8gb of memory!
Handle tremolos in MusicXML import.
Go to relative Bar and page facilities.
Option to omit voice length consistency check when loading a piece.
Improved handling of Mark-up in Lime Lighter.
Miscellaneous bug fixes.
On Macs, ctrl can now be used instead of shift when selecting a menu (the old use of alt has been disabled).
|9.15.3||27-Dec-2014||Improvements to context duplication: Minor bug on Macs when there were PARAM annotations (there were harmless system error messages); Remove staff drags when creating Ticker Tape or Autocue contexts.
Default ctrl/cmd-G to go to BAR rather than page, but resulting dialog allows this to be changed.  Ctrl/cmd-shift-G continues to go to the beginning of the current page.
Improvements to Ticker tape and Autocue contexts.
Fix dialog modality on Windows when one dialog invokes another.
Minor bug fixes.
|9.15.2||01-Dec-2014||Autocue vertical Lime Lighter contexts and improvements to Ticker Tape horizontal ones.
Select all notes in Voice, Part, on Staff or whole piece.
Fix opening old pieces with extraneous NIFF import information still in them.
|9.15.1||14-Nov-2014||Minor bug fixes
Ticker tape contexts for Lime Lighter low vision users
|9.15.release.||10-Oct-2014||Add 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.
|188.8.131.52.||17-Feb-2014||There 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.
- 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.
- NIFF Import fully supported again (export never will be).
- White on Black and Black on Yellowy windows
- Batch update facility, enabling multiple files to be updated to the new format.
- Template files.
- Whilst it is recommended to install the Marl and Tufa fonts, it is no longer essential for Lime (but is for other programs on Macs) because: on Macs, they are embedded in the application bundle; on Windows they can be used provided they are in the same directory as Lime.exe.
- Fixed flickering, stuttering and occasional unresponsiveness on Windows 7 (and 8).
- 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.
- Lime Lighter upgrade, including automatic scrolling and Low Vision Parameter defaults.
**** N.b.  The user's Manual has not yet been updated (sorry).  An addendum is included that describes the main changes.
Lime 9.15 had 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 later, 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 Aug 2014.
|184.108.40.206||10-Oct-2013||(n.b.  install file names are the same as 9.14.9)
Compatibility with 9.15 (due Dec 2013) preferences.
ctrl/cmd-. can be used for hear dialog (as in 9.15).
|220.127.116.11||18-Aug-2013||Fix 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.
|18.104.22.168||22-Jan-2013||Windows 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.
|22.214.171.124||14-Oct-2012||Fixes 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.
|9.14.9||24-Sep-2012||Many 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.
|9.14.8||23-Apr-2012||GOOD QUALITY INTEL-MAC PRINTING and, therefore, fully functional on Lion and later!
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.
|9.14.7||04/04/12||Remember 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 was still only supported in PPC version.
Fix END key handling for low vision users
More improvements to MusicXML
|9.14||02/02/12||Common 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 later, LIME.INI has 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 126.96.36.199.
Further improvements to MusicXML import, fixing crash when there are resizable hairpins.  MusicXML support was still very basic and only supported version 1.  Improved support is planned.
Built-in Quicktime synthesizer on OSX.
Various bug fixes.
|9.13||11/11/11||Windows Only.  New Zoom options.
NIFF was no longer supported.
|9.12||10/10/11||Pre-Release for Mac OSX.  Beta Version supporting Intel.
On Intel Macs, it was recommended that the Intel version (which worked on Lion) was used for editing as it was more efficient; and the PPC version was only used when a high quality print was needed.  The Intel version did not yet support high quality printing (as Apple deprecated the necessary interface).  On Snow Leopard or earlier, the PPC version was needed (on Intel Macs, running under Rosetta) to produce high quality prints.
NIFF was no longer supported.
|9.11||09/09/07||New Lime binary format, to support more zoom factors.
Mac OS9 no longer supported.
|9.00||.24.Dec.2006.||New release.  Updated User's Manual.
Consolidated later as 9.05 on Windows and 9.03 on Mac OSX.