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Re: What is your favourite abc software?

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:39 pm
by farvardin
maybe the previous votes are wiped out when adding a new entry, so it's more fair for the newcomer entry.

About editing posts, it's usually a good thing to allow this so we can correct mistakes and typo, in case someone modify the post after the reply, there is a warning about this ("last modified...")

Re: What is your favourite abc software?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:28 am
by Jon Freeman
Not an easy question and I don't actually write much abc. For a while, I've been mostly keeping a site that uses abc running rather than using much of it (or any notation/music) myself.

I could come down on the side of abcm2ps as these days and with the absence of anything beyond dafts for some time and no standard dealing with w:, I take it as the closest to a standard we have.

For use at folkinfo, I'd not like to be without abcm2ps or the abcmidi (we use abc2abc as well as the abc2mid) package and feel a need both to produce a "sheet music" representation and a playable midi file.

For personal use, I like something that shows the dots and easily allows playback (I have to hear things). I'd say BarFly is the most complete implementation I've have tried but I don't have a Mac and have not had that great a success dabbling with emulators. I think 5LineSkink holds the greatest hope for me and really must (I did start looking a while a go but it got forgotten about with other things going on in life...) at the new release. It's has the potential to be my first choice for writing abc.

Re: What is your favourite abc software?

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:49 pm
by Jack Campin
BarFly. Though it's a moribund program and I need to bite the bullet sometime and start using something less convenient but with more of a future.

Re: What is your favourite abc software?

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:07 am
by Leon Arundell
I've been using ABC2Win quite successfully.