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! Notes and key changes
 
! Notes and key changes
 
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|{{Versionc|[[Release Notes 2.4.2|2.4.2]]}}
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|{{Versionc|[[Release Notes 3.0.5|3.0.5]]}}
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|29 Sep 2021
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|Hotfix release, possibly project-corrupting bug fixed.
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|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 3.0.4|3.0.4]]}}
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|24 Aug 2021
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|Hotfix release, possibly project-corrupting bug fixed.
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|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 3.0.3|3.0.3]]}}
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|26 Jul 2021
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|Bug fixes and an improved default spectrogram appearance. An official binary is now provided for Linux in the form of an AppImage. ​Optional update checking and error/crash reporting.
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|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 3.0.2|3.0.2]]}}
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|19 Apr 2021
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|Bug fixes and new macro output preference.
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|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 3.0.2|3.0.1]]}}
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|8 Apr 2021
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|3.0.1 had extra diagnostics to track down bugs, which it did, and was released only to developers. 
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|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 3.0.0|3.0.0]]}}
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|17 Mar 2021
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|Now using aup3 unitary project file format.  Over 160 bugs fixed.
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|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 2.4.2|2.4.2]]}}
 
|26 Jun 2020
 
|26 Jun 2020
 
|Updated library to wx3.1.3.  Over 30 bugs fixed.  New 'configuration reset' menu item.
 
|Updated library to wx3.1.3.  Over 30 bugs fixed.  New 'configuration reset' menu item.
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|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 2.4.1|2.4.1]]}}
 
|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 2.4.1|2.4.1]]}}
 
|21 May 2020
 
|21 May 2020
|One serious data-loss P1 bug fixed. No new features
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|One [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2436 serious data-loss P1 bug] fixed. No new features
 
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|-
 
|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 2.4.0|2.4.0]]}}
 
|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 2.4.0|2.4.0]]}}
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|Spectrogram improvements, including Spectral Reassignment.  First Version to use wxWidgets 3.0
 
|Spectrogram improvements, including Spectral Reassignment.  First Version to use wxWidgets 3.0
 
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|{{Versionco|[[Release Notes 2.1.1|2.1.1-screen-reader]]}}
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|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 2.1.1|2.1.1-screen-reader]]}}
 
|15 July 2015
 
|15 July 2015
|Best Mac build for VI users / VoiceOver, with older versions of macOS (pre-Mojave).  Uses wxWidgets 2.8.12, and not 3.0.
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|For a long time this was the best Mac build for VI users / VoiceOver, with older versions of macOS (pre-Mojave).  Uses wxWidgets 2.8.12, and not 3.0.  We've deprecated it now as it does not run on 64 bit.
 
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|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 2.1.1|2.1.1]]}}
 
|{{Versiono|[[Release Notes 2.1.1|2.1.1]]}}
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<div id="support"></div>
 
<div id="support"></div>
 
===Support===
 
===Support===
The following operating systems are fully supported platforms for current Audacity 2.4.1.   
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The following operating systems are fully supported platforms for current Audacity.   
  
 
We will provide full support for these, including bug logging and bug fixing:
 
We will provide full support for these, including bug logging and bug fixing:
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows_10 Windows 10]
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*Windows 10
 
*macOS
 
*macOS
**[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacOS_Catalina macOS 10.15 Catalina]
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**macOS 11 Big Sur
**[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacOS_Mojave macOS 10.14 Mojave]
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**macOS 10.15 Catalina
**[https://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacOS_High_Sierra macOS 10.13 High Sierra]
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**macOS 10.14 Mojave
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**macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  
 
<div id="compatibility"></div>
 
<div id="compatibility"></div>
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===Compatibility===
 
===Compatibility===
 
The following table shows the latest version of Audacity that should operate correctly on any given Windows or macOS operating system.
 
The following table shows the latest version of Audacity that should operate correctly on any given Windows or macOS operating system.
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| rowspan="5" | [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows Windows]
 
| rowspan="5" | [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows Windows]
| [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows_7 7], [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows_8 8] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows_10 10]
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| '''[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows_7 7], [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows_8 8] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows_10 10]'''
| 2.4.2
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| '''3.0.4'''
 
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows_Vista Vista]
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| '''[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows_Vista Vista]'''
| 2.4.2
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| '''3.0.4'''
 
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|-
 
| [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows_XP XP] <small>with SSE2 CPU</small>
 
| [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows_XP XP] <small>with SSE2 CPU</small>
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|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="4" | [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=macOS macOS]
 
| rowspan="4" | [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=macOS macOS]
| [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mac_OS_X_Lion 10.7] to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacOS_Catalina 10.15]
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| '''[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mac_OS_X_Lion 10.7] to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacOS_Big_Sur 11]'''
| 2.4.2
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| '''3.0.4'''
 
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mac_OS_X_Snow_Leopard 10.6] <small>(Universal)</small>
 
| [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mac_OS_X_Snow_Leopard 10.6] <small>(Universal)</small>
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*[[Windows 10 OS|Windows 10]],&nbsp; &nbsp; [[Windows 8 OS|Windows 8]], &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Windows 7 OS|Windows 7]], &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Windows Vista OS|Windows Vista]]
 
*[[Windows 10 OS|Windows 10]],&nbsp; &nbsp; [[Windows 8 OS|Windows 8]], &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Windows 7 OS|Windows 7]], &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Windows Vista OS|Windows Vista]]
 
**[[Mixer Toolbar Issues|<span title="Selecting Audacity recording devices on Windows">Selecting Audacity recording devices</span>]]
 
**[[Mixer Toolbar Issues|<span title="Selecting Audacity recording devices on Windows">Selecting Audacity recording devices</span>]]
**[[Mixer Toolbar Issues#cp|<span title="Use the Windows &quot;Sound&quot; control panel to show, enable and configure playback and recording devices">Using the Windows "Sound" control panel</span>]]  
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**[https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/windows_accessing_the_windows_sound_controls.html Using the Windows "Sound" control panel]  
 
*[[Mac OS X|macOS]]
 
*[[Mac OS X|macOS]]
 
*[[Linux Issues|Linux]]
 
*[[Linux Issues|Linux]]
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===Released Versions===
 
===Released Versions===
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*[[New features in Audacity 3.0.4]] - hotfix
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*[[New features in Audacity 3.0.3]]
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*[[New features in Audacity 3.0.2]]
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* 3.0.1 was never released
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*[[New features in Audacity 3.0.0]]
 
*[[New features in Audacity 2.4.2]]
 
*[[New features in Audacity 2.4.2]]
 
*[[New features in Audacity 2.4.1]]
 
*[[New features in Audacity 2.4.1]]
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The following page has a history of Audacity changes from 1.1 through 1.3.2
 
The following page has a history of Audacity changes from 1.1 through 1.3.2
 
*[[Audacity_History_to_version_1.3.2|Audacity History to version 1.3.2]]
 
*[[Audacity_History_to_version_1.3.2|Audacity History to version 1.3.2]]
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===Alpha version===
 
===Alpha version===
*[[New features in Audacity 3.0.0]]
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*[[New features in Audacity 3.1.0]]
 
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Revision as of 12:10, 11 October 2021



This page provides a comprehensive overview of all the Audacity versions. Links to relevant Release Notes are mostly available, plus an archive of the recent "What's New" pages (only available from Audacity 2.1.3 onwards).

Contents

  1. Audacity Releases
  2. Support and Compatibility
  3. Audacity alpha and Release Candidate testing
  4. Archive of "New Features" documents


Audacity Releases

Click the version number to see the Release Notes for that version - but note that some of the earlier ones are missing,



Support and Compatibility

Support

The following operating systems are fully supported platforms for current Audacity.

We will provide full support for these, including bug logging and bug fixing:

  • Windows 10
  • macOS
    • macOS 11 Big Sur
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Compatibility

The following table shows the latest version of Audacity that should operate correctly on any given Windows or macOS operating system.

Unless they are listed above these are not supported. We will not accept bug reports or fix bugs against any issues raised by running older versions of Audacity on End-Of-Life operating systems that are no longer supported by Microsoft or Apple.

You may ask for help with these on the Audacity Forum and we will do our best to help you if we can.

Latest compatible Audacity version, by platform.
system (OS) OS version Audacity version
Windows 7, 8 and 10 3.0.4
Vista 3.0.4
XP with SSE2 CPU 2.1.3
2000 2.0.6
98 and ME 2.0.0
macOS 10.7 to 11 3.0.4
10.6 (Universal) 2.2.2
10.5 (Universal) 2.1.1
10.4 (Universal) 2.0.6
Mac OS X 10.0 1.2.6a
Classic Mac OS Mac OS 9 1.0.0

Operating System Help


Audacity alpha and Release Candidate testing

To be provided


Archive of "New Features" documents

Released Versions

Older Releases

The following page has a history of Audacity changes from 1.1 through 1.3.2


Alpha version