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RM keeps this page up to date during RMing - especially the Timeline. The selected bug progress lists on this page are automatically populated by BugzillaReports


TBA has set TBA as the tentative date for mid term beta

  • 6th December 2017 - Release 2.2.1.
  • 7th December 2017 - 2.2.2 RM to be decided
  • 27/28 Jan 2017 - Mid term Beta <--- We are here
  • TBA - Code Freeze
  • TBA - 2.2.2 Released

Requests to the RM

This is a place for requests to the RM for this release:

  • Please review the Wording page. <--

Planned Release Announcement Text

Audacity 2.2.2 replaces all previous versions.

New and changed in Audacity 2.2.2

  • feature
  • feature

Thanks to....

Headline Features

  • TBA

W.I.P. Features intended for 2.2.2

  • TBA
  • Easy cfg reset

Longstanding Bugs swatted

These are low numbered bugs that were dealt with in this release.

IDPStatusResolutionSummary (2 tasks) ID
122P4CLOSEDWORKSFORMECursor does not drag smoothly/label stem shows artifacts when dragging a selected point label122
63P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAnalysis effects that create labels should give focus to label track63

Headline Features (held over)

Take these with a big grain of salt... they could be vapourware.

  • Export Multiple - More flexibility in automatic naming.

Operating system support

  • TBA if we move past 10.6 on Mac, this will have implications for Mac support

Won't be reported on

These were some pieces of work done that won't be reported on in the release announcement.

  • TBA


RM's list

  • Patches to wxWidgets need to be better documented. What is each patch for? Need to be applied to our GitHub copy of wxWidgets too.
  • Build instructions on Wiki must be brought up to date.

So is the Manual Release Ready?

This page lists pages that refer to 'ToDo-1' in the manual.

  • Manual team now maintain a div with the manual status on it on the front page.
  • Manual team also maintain a Clean-up Plan for dealing with P1s and critical P2s

So is the Code Release Ready?

This query shows us possibly problematic P1 and P2 bugs right now. If there is a P1 in there, the answer is 'NO'. The P2s need closer examination, and RM may decide that one or more of them block release, even at the last moment. The PXs (if any) might possibly be P1s - so we need to know about them.

IDPStatusSummary (17 tasks) ID
42P2NEWTimer Record occasionally carries on recording past the scheduled end, requiring force quit42
1412P2NEWLinux: ASSERT failure in EndModal(): when closing modeless real/empty "Help on the Internet" pair.1412
665P2NEWSummary: AU and VST crash and hang bugs665
1534P2NEWLinux: Malformed tooltips/"Untitled window" in taskbar when clicking or hovering over toolbar sliders1534
1244P2NEWWindows: Vamp: QM 1.7.1 plugins crash Audacity on opening Plug-in Manager.1244
1839P2NEWInconsistent behavior when recording with a selection defined1839
1355P2NEW"Other uncompressed files" does not (visually) update target file extension according to the chosen "Header" type1355
133P2NEWEnh: Play-at-Speed slider: Change of playback speed is no longer automatic133
276P2NEWLinux: PULSE-AUDIO issues. Freeze repeatedly starting/stopping streams.276
1509P2NEWLinux: ASSERT / possible crash OK'ing Preferences with label track present, project window resized to small width1509
939P2NEWMac: Clicky playback and recording (both with Soundflower and external devices)939
1329P2REOPENEDMac: ENTER does not close/apply effects unless user has turned on Full Keyboard Access1329
139P2REOPENEDSummary: Mac Accessibility Issues139
1432P2REOPENEDMac: Undocking Toolbars removes track focus, and drag or resize of undocked toolbars removes the control's focus border1432
33P2REOPENEDSummary: Accessibility issues33
1416P2REOPENEDLinux: Clicking in Timeline or Scrub bar removes focus1416
1826P2REOPENEDLinux: Dropout detection fails to detect dropouts on Linux1826

RM Watchlist

These are bugs the RM is paying particular attention to that usually are not in the list above.

IDPStatusSummary (3 tasks) ID
1244P2NEWWindows: Vamp: QM 1.7.1 plugins crash Audacity on opening Plug-in Manager.1244
1119P3REOPENEDMac: Window menu's list of open windows not available1119
1776P4DEVEL - FIX MADESide by Side errors1776

Bugs Addressed in this Release

There are lots of tables here with information about work done on bugs for this version.

These bugs and fixes probably won't be reported on individually. However we should report on the P2s that we have fixed and summarise the general trend.

Updated in this Release

These are bugs which we knew about before we started on this version, and have updated, and that are now DEVEL-FIXED or better. Often that will mean we DEVEL-FIXed them for this release.

IDPStatusResolutionSummary (23 tasks) ID
218P2RESOLVEDWORKSFORMEWindows: Excessive delays fitting long projects to window, and progress dialog whited out after import or effect.218
1319P2RESOLVEDWORKSFORMEWindows: Excessive delays repeatedly opening/closing long projects (sometimes)1319
1754P2RESOLVEDFIXED(Mac) Equalization: "Telephone" curve displays a flat line, no sound on Preview1754
1183P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Spectrograms settings too tall for netbook screens and high dpi monitors1183
1554P3RESOLVEDFIXEDToolbars: open undocked if previously not shown, unless Reset Toolbars first1554
1600P3RESOLVEDFIXED(Mac) Export Multiple progress dialogs behind the main Export Multiple dialog1600
589P4CLOSEDINVALIDScreen readers do not indicate if a track has a sync-locked icon589
122P4CLOSEDWORKSFORMECursor does not drag smoothly/label stem shows artifacts when dragging a selected point label122
1775P4DEVEL - FIX MADEAssert when opening preferences (Linux debug build)1775
1776P4DEVEL - FIX MADESide by Side errors1776
500P4RESOLVEDFIXEDVertical Drag: Drag all clips in track/drag selection with clip not implemented500
1443P4RESOLVEDFIXEDSummary: Odd behaviors of label text editor1443
545P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAudio Cache deprecated from releases due to crash risk545
1521P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Old temp projects needlessly left behind after being emptied1521
63P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAnalysis effects that create labels should give focus to label track63
963P4RESOLVEDFIXEDControl value may be out of range when using FloatingPointValidator963
1574P4RESOLVEDFIXEDBuilt-in generators may generate wrong length1574
305P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAnalysis effects produce false indication that a label is open for editing305
1392P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWith cut preview, playhead can be seen running over the TQP & Scrub buttons1392
1773P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWave Color not grayed out in TCP dropdown menu when in Spectrogram view1773
1544?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDClipboard size indicator does not update in a timely fashion1544
1789P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows exe installer and Mac Installer are both still using the old Audacity Logo1789
801P5RESOLVEDFIXEDNo functional difference between Stop and Cancel when exporting single file801

These are also bugs which we knew about before we started work on this version, and have updated, and that are currently in REOPENED state. Often that will mean that we REOPENED them for this release.

IDPStatusSummary (2 tasks) ID
1329P2REOPENEDMac: ENTER does not close/apply effects unless user has turned on Full Keyboard Access1329
33P2REOPENEDSummary: Accessibility issues33

Quick-Fix attempted for this version

These are bugs which we learned about during work on this version, and have attempted to fix. See status to see if we were successful.

IDPStatusResolutionSummary (18 tasks) ID
1808P1RESOLVEDFIXEDCrash using SBSMS pitch change at low sample rate1808
1822P1RESOLVEDFIXEDCrash undoing during record, using Discard button of History window1822
1811P1RESOLVEDFIXEDMultiple use of "Save As" to the existing open project can result in data corruption/loss1811
1826P2REOPENEDLinux: Dropout detection fails to detect dropouts on Linux1826
1829P2RESOLVEDFIXEDExporting audio in compressed formats to device with insufficient space produces inconsistent/truncated results1829
1814P2RESOLVEDFEATURE DISABLEDDropping .SO files on Audacity window may segfault1814
1831P2RESOLVEDFIXEDIn Export Multiple Cancel does not remove the file that is in progress when export fails or Cancel is chosen1831
1828P2RESOLVEDFIXEDESC to abort drag of a toolbar does not restore state correctly1828
1813P3RESOLVEDFIXEDVertical Zooming Beartrap1813
1838P4CLOSEDINVALIDInconsistent behavior when recording with a selection defined1838
1823P4DEVEL - FIX MADERecording interacts badly with Undo1823
1825P4RESOLVEDFIXEDImport Uncompressed File Dialog Incorrect Reference to Menu Item1825
1817P4RESOLVEDFEATURE DISABLEDNonsense error message if drag and drop plug-in installation fails1817
1818P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: building with autotools fails when running "make"1818
1816P4RESOLVEDFEATURE DISABLEDDrop and drag installation of LADSPA plug-ins creates duplicates (Linux)1816
1805P4RESOLVEDFIXEDmw2html: Translation header present.1805
1821P4RESOLVEDFIXEDChains editing dialogs should show friendlier English names1821
1799P5REOPENEDUn-muting with a single track unnecessarily activates the Solo button1799

Quick-Fixed in this version

IDPStatusResolutionSummary (3 tasks) ID
1812P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDDrag&drop import of Audio considerably slowed/delayed1812
1819P4RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDHover indication on note track channel toggle appears on all tracks (when they rerender)1819
1809P4RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDNo context menu for Note Tracks1809

NEW in this version

These are new bugs which we learned about during work on this version.

IDPStatusSummary (22 tasks) ID
1839P2NEWInconsistent behavior when recording with a selection defined1839
1832P3NEWCan't adjust Time Track envelope when Logarithmic scale selected1832
1815P3NEWNoteTrack: Hidden notes on importing MIDI1815
1834P3NEWLinux: Help -> Quick Help dialog produces an empty second dialog.1834
1810P3NEWVertical Zoom in by clicking in the vertical Scale, or context menu, in waveform views is inconsistent.1810
1802P3NEWEnvelope corrupted when joining adjacent audio clips.1802
1827P4NEWNyquist Analyzers can clutter an existing label track when selected1827
1807P4NEWNyquist Prompt listed, but not fully supported by Chains1807
1803P4NEWVertical Zooming in Spectrogram View causes the Vertical Scale to apparently "disappear"1803
1824?P4NEWPreview fails for built-in Generate effects when no selection1824
1806P4NEWExtreme negative settings in Change Tempo cause an "apparent" hang/freeze1806
1800P4NEWCustom shortcuts can be overwritten without warning using Full set or importing shortcuts1800
1830P4NEWZero Crossings selection may change when zero crossing not found1830
1833P4NEWStop in Export Multiple does not actually stop the exports1833
1820P4NEWNote tracks don't save the pitch height, which may lead to hidden notes1820
1804P4NEWLabels do not accept IME (Chinese/Japanese) input.1804
1841P4NEWTimeline "jiggles" under certain conditions1841
1835P5NEWMixer Board track names do not update immediately on updating track names1835
1801P5NEWMixerBoard, LyricsWindow and EffectRack do not close on ESC.1801
1837P5NEWUnable to set empty track name1837
1840P5NEWMost effects fail silently when no audio selection1840
1836P5NEWMac: With Full shortcuts Cmd+Shift+A fails to Select>None if focus is on Project Rate1836

Below the Fold

Notes that are relevant to next release.
WIBN= "Wouldn't It Be Nice".

Developer WIBN lists are list of things they are actively looking at. QA/Support WIBN lists are lists of things they are lobbying for. These are aspirational changes. The closer we get to the planned release date the less likely the ones still listed in this section are to be in.

James' WIBN List

  • 276 [P2] Repeatedly start/stopping Pulse Audio. A fix by keeping the audio card open. Also means monitoring persists.
  • Diags - Glitch detection (counting) of overruns and underruns.
  • Diags - Command line options, and run very simple test, e.g. generate DTMF from Travis build to get us started on automated test.
  • Diags - mod-diag as built-in module. Also to help get built-in modules working for other reasons.
  • Diags - mod-diag actually with a GUI window so we can see diags and reset them live.
  • Diags - Automatically generate screenshot for each effects dialog.

James' Notes

Already seem to be making promises for future versions:

  • "We'll look into more unicode use during development"
  • PULSE Audio. Starting/Stopping.

General News/Activity

  • Viktor working on (LADSPA?) percussion/harmonic separation effect.
  • Luciano working on spectral colouring.

Enabled / Disabled

This is current status/plan:

  • WDM-KS out (considering a module, but not for 2.1.3 needs work on test support)
  • MIDI_OUT out.
  • Updated PortAudio

Steve's WIBN List

  • 683: Excessive amplification causes NaNs.

Buanzo WIBN List

  • TBA

Gale WIBN List

Paul/Leland WIBN List

Peter's WIBN list



  • Leland's analyze effects whilst recording.