Release Notes 2.2.1

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Audacity 2.2.1 was released on XX Month 2017.
 
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Changes since previous version

See the New Features page in the Manual for more information about improvements and other changes.

Improvements

Waveform colorways

You can optionally change the colorway of the waveforms displayed in your project. The setting is per track and not per project so you can have multiple colorways in the same project as in the image below.

Four colorways are available with the color selection made from the dropdown menu in the track's Track Control Panel.

"Save Other" reverts to "Export" in the File menu

When we made the menu changes for 2.2.0 we introduced an entry into the File menu called "Save Other" which led to a sub-menu for exporting various audio formats.

Many users were confused by this change and found it hard to find where they could export audio from. So for 2.2.1 we have changed that menu entry to be File > Export.

Bug Fixes

We fixed a bug on Mac that caused Audacity to crash with certain Chain files. Plus we fixed another Mac bug whereby opening a second project from Mac's Finder produced a second inaccessible instance of Audacity.

For those who really have to know, the list of bugs fixed in 2.2.1 is here.

Supported Platforms

Audacity is for Windows, Mac and Linux desktop machines. There is no version of Audacity for Android or iPhone.

Windows

  • Audacity 2.2.1 requires the CPU to support the SSE2 instruction set which should be available on any Intel hardware produced after 2001 and any AMD hardware produced after 2003. To check what SSE levels your CPU supports, you can install CPU-Z. If your hardware only supports SSE, you may download Audacity 2.0.6 see the Legacy Windows page on the Audacity Website.
  • 2.2.0 does not officially support Windows XP.

macOS / Mac OS X

Linux

  • Linux support is tested on Ubuntu Linux.
    • Audacity may compile on Gentoo, Debian, Mint.
    • Audacity does not currently compile on SuSE Linux.

Issues

See our list of issues for much more detail of issues with Audacity 2.2.1.
  • Below are listed what we believe are the most common and important issues with 2.2.1 for most users.


Bugzilla

We track these and many other bugs in our 'bugzilla' database.
  • Click on the bug numbers to see work done on these bugs.
IDSummary (5 tasks) ID
276Linux: PULSE-AUDIO issues. Freeze repeatedly starting/stopping streams.276
42Timer Record occasionally carries on recording past the scheduled end, requiring force quit42
1462Timer Record does not check that there is sufficient space for Export1462
33Summary: Accessibility issues33
1726Linux: MIDI playback timing / synchronisation problems1726
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