Install and run

Install and run MitSyn, platform requirements

To install and run MitSyn please download and then run one of the items in the following list. Downloading files is often accomplished (depending on the internet browser you are using) by right-clicking on the link and choosing a menu item such as “Save As”, “Save link As”, or “Save target as”. The size of this download (about 3 MB) is much smaller than most comparable program downloads which you may have tried. Thus MitSyn may be quickly downloaded and easily tried. This download file includes executable code, various libraries for tools and data, help/documentation files, sample musical scores, and an Examples folder.

Some browsers may warn you that running “such a file could be dangerous” as it is a so-called executable file. It is clean and not dangerous, but if you doubt us run any of your virus/malware detection software over it before you execute it.

To setup, simply run (execute) the downloaded file, e.g., by running from the Download dialog box, or by double-clicking on the saved downloaded file. (Windows 10 may put up a big warning and you need to click on “more info” to get it to run.) The setup process will offer you a few options, and will then unpack and assemble files grouped into a directory tree below a top level MitSyn program (installation) directory.

More documentation

A “Language Reference Manual” is included in the installation file, but may also be accessed here without doing an installation. This manual is of interest to users who wish to write scripts to do their own types of processing which are not exposed by the major editors/applications. Download the Mitsyn Manual  which is a PDF.

The downloaded install file is a compressed archive file in the “Self-extracting ZIP file format”. Although there is no need to do so, the contents of the install file may be viewed by using any archive file manager which supports the ZIP format. Thus you may also access individually any of the files such as the base language reference manual (a PDF file) and example files without doing an “installation” by extracting the desired files using an archive file manager.