Songwrite is a tablature editor that uses Timidity for playing MIDI and Lilypond for printing. Songwrite is coded in Python and uses Tk (Tkinter); it relies on Timidity to play midi and on GNU Lilypond for printing.
Songwrite was previously known as GTablature. Due to many incompatibilities between Gnome 1 and Gnome 2, it is no longer a part of Gnome, and has been renamed Songwrite. There is a file compatibility is preserved between GTablature and Songwrite.
Untar the tarball.
Then you can immediately check Songwrite by running the ./songwrite script.
Songwrite now uses Python's DistUtils for installation. To install Songwrite, type (as root):
python ./setup.py install
NB: You'll get a warning at the end ("warning: install: modules installed to '/usr/share/'..."); you can safely ignore this warning.
You can now run Songwrite by typing songwrite in a console.
By default, Songwrite is installed in /usr, you can modify the setup.cfg file if you prefer another location.
· It requires Python 2.2 or +, and EditObj.
· A recent version (>= 2.3.12) of GNU Lilypond is mandatory for printing.
What's New in This Release:
· Icon added
· Use package graphicx in latex exports
· Songbooks now save the song filenames with path relative to the songbook filename