Runabc is a graphical user interface to several command line driven programs for processing abc files. It is written in Tcl/Tk script and will run on any computer or operating system in which Tcl/Tk is installed. This includes Windows, Unix, Linux and Macintosh. The script now provides graphical user interfaces to abc2abc, abc2midi, abc2ps, abcm2ps and yaps. You also need a midi player and a postscript viewer. If you are running on Windows (2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8) or Linux. you can get many of the executables here and also from the web site The ABC Plus Homepage. For other systems you will probably need to download the sources and compile them yourself. The link below illustrates the operation of this program. The link install.html provides links to web sites where you can get the various components to run the program.
runabc.html describes what this program does. Updated 2015-08-24. You can also download the entire documentation in a zip file runabc_html.zip. Updated 2015-08-24
You can download the latest version of runabc.tcl here
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||1.952||August 12 2015||Windows executable|
||1.952||August 10 2015||starkit|
||1.939||June 10 2015||Linux binary|
||1.939||June 10 2015||Mac binary|
||1.939||June 11 2015||Alternative Mac binary|
||1.952||August 12 2015||Windows install|
runabcexe is a similar executable with Tcl/Tk builtin for Linux.
runabc.kit will run without tcl/tk on almost any system where tclkit has been installed. See install.html for details.
For Windows system, Runabc_setup.exe will install runabc.exe and the abcMIDI executables, and create shortcuts on your start button and Desktop. Runabc will now work properly even if it is installed in the c:\Program Files (x86) folder. It will create a separate folder in your home folder called runabc_home where it will store runabc.ini and other files that it needs to write.
|abc2abc||1.81 July 02 2015|
|abc2midi||3.78 August 31 2015|
|abc2ps.zip||1.3.3 December 2 2000|
|yaps||1.62 May 13 2015|
|midi2abc||2.97 August 11 2015|
|midicopy||1.20 October 28 2013|
|abcmatch||1.67 May 13 2015|
The latest version is abcMIDI-2015-08-31.zip August 31 2015.
Executables for the Microsoft Windows operating systems are also available in the zip file abcmidi_win32.zip. This file was updated on August 31 2015 (includes abcm2ps-8.8.2 executable).
Documentation abc2midi guide . The guide was updated August 25 2015.
Other abc file links may be found in The abc Homepage.
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Nils Liberg has been too busy to support EasyAbc. Some numerous bug fixes have been contributed and you can find updated source code here.
August 31 2015 abc2midi - bendstring bug fix
August 29 2015 abc2midi - !shape! bug fix
August 28 2015 abc2midi - !shape! bug fix
August 25 2015 abc2midi - !shape! bug fix
August 24 2015 runabc_html reorganized
August 24 2015 abc2midi - !shape! bug fix
August 20 2015 abc2midi - !shape! can handle two controlstrings
August 19 2015 abc2midi - support for complex time signatures
August 18 2015 abc2midi - support for propagate-accidentals extended
August 16 2015 new e-mail address
August 12 2015 runabc - few fixes
August 11 2015 abc2midi - abcguide.txt and abc2midi.1 updated
August 10 2015 runabc - autoreload support for firefox
August 04 2015 abc2midi channel bug fixed
August 03 2015 abc2midi %%MIDI controlstring and !shape! introduced