Just give me some technical details.
Help me! Is wx12Ton available in German only?
No. If wx12Ton fails to select the correct language automatically, you have to call wx12Ton with the option "-l en". For Windows, it is convenient to generate a link to wx12Ton.exe. In the options menu the option can be inserted after wx12Ton.exe (with an additional space character, but without the quotes).

Short Description

What is wx12Ton good for?
wx12Ton is a complete rewrite of the DOS shareware program !12Ton, which I wrote in the mid-nineties.

At the beginning of the last century twelve-note composition was a celebrated new technique to compose music without tonal sounds. wx12Ton now helps to compose and analyse such music. In particular it displays the 48 forms of a twelve-note series (which is a lengthy task if you do it by hand) and tests the series for some particular features such as tonal phrases or whether all intervals occur in the series. A twelve-note series exactly consists of all twelve different notes within an octave (c, c sharp,..., b flat, b) and thus there are about half a billion possible series. However, since every series has 48 forms, not all of them are considered to be independent. If one further imposes some constraints the series should satisfy, the number of valid series can reduce to some 10'000 series. wx12Ton allows to search for series satisfying certain criteria.

The program is written in C++ using wxWidgets and I will take care, that that it compiles and runs at least for wxMSW (Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP) and wxGTK (GTK2 on Linux). I will provide binaries for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP.


What do I need to get wx12Ton running?
Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP
It is strongly recommended to use the binaries (the .zip file), which are provided at the download page, since compiling under Windows is tricky despite the existence of a ./configure script. The provided binaries should run out of the box for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP. No installation is required, just unzip the package to a destination you like.

Other Platforms
Since binary packages for other platforms are much harder to generate (at least for Linux; I do not have access to any further platform), you need to compile from source. However feel free to provide binary packages, I will add your link to the wx12Ton homepage. The source code is available as tarball from the download page. In order to compile wx12Ton you will need at least the wxWidgets library >=2.2.0. In order to play a series on your MIDI-device or sound card, you will need in addition either a working MIDI-player or the SDL_mixer library. If you further plan to use guile algorithms, you must have installed guile >=1.6.0 .

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