Philip's Music Writer is a program for typesetting music. It reads text files as input, and generates PostScript as output. It can also write simple MIDI files for proofhearing purposes. PMW is written in C and is freestanding; that is, it does not require additional processing software. It is a Linux/Unix port of a program that has run for over a decade on Acorn systems, where it was known as Philip's Music Scribe.
Release Notes: Two bugs are fixed: stretching or shearing fonts did not work on 64-bit systems, and under some circumstances a spurious "line too long after macro expansion" error could occur.
Release Notes: A multiple rest bar can now be stretched or (slightly) squashed. In text strings, all characters in the Latin-A Extended code page are now accessible.
Release Notes: Some infelicities in the code have been tidied up, and two small new facilities are added: old-style multirest bars and the ability to suppress only one of a pair of warning key and time signatures.
Release Notes: Two small new features are added: the ability to move tremolo lines vertically, and interpretation of simple tremolos when generating MIDI. One small source infelicity has been tidied up.
Release Notes: This is a bugfix release. The bugs that are fixed are relatively minor.