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 2014-11-05. You can also download the entire documentation in a zip file runabc_html.zip. Updated 2014-10-14
You can download the latest version of runabc.tcl here
||1.914||November 19 2014||Source code|
||1.914||November 19 2014||Windows executable|
||1.914||November 19 2014||starkit|
||1.914||November 19 2014||Linux binary|
||1.914||November 19 2014||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||1.75 September 08 2014|
|abc2midi||3.41 November 18 2014|
|abc2ps.zip||1.3.3 December 2 2000|
|yaps||1.57 November 04 2013|
|midi2abc||2.94 January 05 2014|
|midicopy||1.20 October 28 2013|
|abcmatch||1.62 January 01 2014|
The latest version is abcMIDI-2014-11-18.zip November 19 2014.
Executables for the Microsoft Windows operating systems are also available in the zip file abcmidi_win32.zip. This file was updated on November 18 2014 (includes abcm2ps-7.8.10 executable).
Documentation abc2midi guide . The guide was updated September 11 2014.
Other abc file links may be found in The abc Homepage.
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Nils Liberg has been too busy to support Easy Abc. Some numerous bug fixes have been contributed and you can find updated source code here.
November 19 2014: runabc - bug fixes
November 18 2014: another fermata bug in abc2midi fixed
November 09 2014: bug handling grace notes in abc2midi fixed.
November 05 2014: runabc updated. Added a binary runabcexe for linux installations. runabc.html updated -- important change.