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Songpress for Linux


Unfortunately, on Linux it is not possible to copy formatted songs and paste them in other applications.  This is due to a limitation of wxWidgets, the library used by Songpress to render songs. You can, however, export formatted songs as images, and then import them in other applications. SVG, PNG and HTML formats are supported.

Linux binary for 64-bit systems

Download the binary version, with all the dependencies included:

Songpress 1.6 for Linux 64-bit (5.8 MB)

Extract where you like, and run Songpress.

Running from source

Please make sure you have the following dependencies installed:

  • Python 2.7 (it should be already installed on your system)
  • wxPython 2.9, 3.0 or greater

Then, download Songpress source code, extract it, cd to the src directory and launch python2 main.py.

Download Songpress 1.6 source code

What about Mac OS?

Ideally, the source version of Songpress should run on Mac OS, given that python and wxPython are installed on your system. However, I don’t own a Mac and I will never do, so I am not able to have a try. If anybody can, please let me know if it works.

Furthermore, anybody wishing to package Songpress into a Mac OS app is more than welcome.