songwrite - guitar tablature editor and player

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name songwrite
Package version 0.14
Package release 10
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 932 B
Download size 501.33 KB
Official Mirror
Songwrite is a guitar tablature (fingering notation) editor and player,
quite similar to TablEdit. In addition to tablatures, it also supports
staff, lyrics and drums.
Printing support and playback are available through external programs.
Songwrite was formerly know as GTablature.


Package Version Architecture Repository
songwrite_0.14-10_all.deb 0.14 all Ubuntu Universe
songwrite - - -


Name Value
evince -
lilypond >= 2.4
playmidi -
pmidi -
postscript-viewer -
python -
python-editobj >= 0.5.6-1
python-tk >= 2.3
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~
timidity -


Type URL
Binary Package songwrite_0.14-10_all.deb
Source Package songwrite

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install songwrite deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install songwrite




2014-07-13 - Piotr Ożarowski <>
songwrite (0.14-10) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Replace deprecated python-support with dh_python2,
dh-python added to Build-Depends
* Change debian/compat to 9
* Convert from CDBS to dh sequencer (apparently CDBS works with pysupport
only now)
2012-07-22 - Christophe Siraut <>
songwrite (0.14-9) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Use unsigned byte with struct.pack. (Closes: #672210).
2010-02-09 - Jakub Wilk <>
songwrite (0.14-8) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Fix breakage introduced in 0.14-5, 0.14-6 and 0.14-7 uploads:
+ Install Python modules into a private directory again.
+ Remove *.egg-info from the binary package; not really needed for
+ Make the package ‘Architecture: all’ again.
+ Remove incorrect debian/pyversions.
+ Replace DEB_PYTHON_MODULE_PACKAGE with actual package name, so that the
the rule is actually invoked.
+ Drop 000_fix_modules_path.diff, no longer needed.
* Build-depend on python (rather than on python-dev).
* Remove debian/pycompat, it's not needed with current Python helpers.
Build depend on cbds (>= 0.4.62~) and add XS-Python-Version to avoid
recreating it at build time.
* Bump standards version to 3.8.4 (no changes needed):
* Drop debian/, it was outdated anyway.
2010-01-26 - Dario Minnucci <>
songwrite (0.14-7) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
* debian/pyversions: Added to build on python -2.5
(Closes: #566899)
* debian/rules: Use of DEB_PYTHON_MODULE_PACKAGE is deprecated, 
* debian/watch: The name of the software on newer versions has 
changed to 'Songwrite2' so, we added a workaround to detect newer
versions based on new software name.
* debian/desktop: Removed 'Encoding' key to avoid lintian message
I: songwrite: desktop-entry-contains-encoding-key
* debian/patches/000_fix_modules_path.diff: Add path to libs
2010-01-25 - Dario Minnucci <>
songwrite (0.14-6) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* debian/rules: No longer moving non-existent files (Closes: #564403)
* debian/control:
+ Remove duplicated Build-Dep on cdbs.
+ s/Architecture: all/Architecture: any/ to get rid of 
lintian W: build-depends-on-python-dev-with-no-arch-any
2009-10-29 - Barry deFreese <>
songwrite (0.14-5) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Remove deprecated dh_desktop.
* Copy .egg-info file from correct dir. (Closes: #549785).
* Bump Standards Version to 3.8.3. (No changes needed).
2009-03-30 - Marc Dequènes (Duck) <>
songwrite (0.14-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Orphaned.
* Added missing '${misc:Depends}' dependency.
* Bumped Standards-Version (no changes).
* Fixed reference in copyright file to the right GPL version.
2008-03-16 - Marc Dequènes (Duck) <>
songwrite (0.14-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated URL in copyright and added Homepage.
* Increased Standards-Version (no changes).
* Improved dependency on postscript viewer (Closes: #384227).
* Fixed menu section (s/Apps/Applications/).
* Moved egg-info in the right place (was generated in '/usr/share/',
by distutils, for a reason i was not able to understand).
2006-06-27 - Marc Dequènes (Duck) <>
songwrite (0.14-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Comply with new policy.
* Switched to debhelper compat 5.
* Menu icon is now in XPM format to comply with the policy.

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