Calls to Action

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Calls To Action

Early Access Program

This is the route James thinks most likely to be productive. The key idea is to have early adopters who are engaged with the development process and helping us find newly introduced bugs early. The hope is it will help us avoid hitting last minute show stopper bugs during the RC phase - and lead to a general improvement in quality. It is easier to fix bugs as they are introduced. The main payoffs for the people in the early access program are
  • that they get features sooner,
  • they get a say in fine tuning UI, and
  • they get satisfaction from contributing to Audacity development.
A small percentage of early adopters may contribute as developers or as more committed bug hunters.

Get early access to work-in-progress on Audacity that has exciting new features. Not all of these features will become mainstream, but your feedback on the features and bugs will help us define future versions of Audacity.

--> Sign up on the Early Access Portal.

The Big Bug Hunt

This is the route Gale wanted. A direct appeal for people who would do the detailed work that Gale did in testing. The numbers would likely be much smaller than for the EAP

Over 17 years we have developed an approach to testing that is organised, professional, and that has helped us scale to millions of users. Audacity wouldn't be where it is now without it. We need to test to find hidden problems, to work with developers, to find and nail the problems that matter to our users, and to give Audacity users an outstanding experience. Want to help? It's not an easy journey, but you can get started on it now:

--> Sign up on the Advanced Testers portal.

The Portals

I am not sure (yet) exactly what the portals will be. Possibly a Google form, with key questions, including a place to give e-mail address and link leading to the relevant web resource.