Mup 5.5 - musical typesetting program ported on eCS
November 15, 2008 by Mentore Siesto
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++
A little news for all the OS/2 - eCS users interested in music composing
and score typesetting.
Mup (Musical Publisher) is a little command-line program which reads an
ASCII file containing specific directives and gives in output brilliant
PostScript files containing musical scores with notes, staffs, clefs, tempo
and key signature, with many features and facilities.
I recently ported the latest release of mup (5.5) on OS/2 and decided to
publish it on Hobbes2, at
Mup is an Arkkra Enterprises ( http://www.arkkra.com ) production: a first
port of mup for OS/2 was done by Alexander Mai on behalf of my suggestions
on the UnixOS2 mailing list, then I took over porting on OS/2, using Paul
Smedley0s build environment and GCC 3.3.5.
Together with the main program I decided to bundle this package with some
third party utilities which can simplify some kind of works, like chord
printing and voice splitting on single scores.
This port is the second of my porting works: I hope in the future to
release more Open Source programs for the OS/2 community, using OpenWatcom
and GCC. I strongly encourage all OS/2 users to donate some money to Paul
Smedley and send him feedback on his OS/2 programs.