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{{Intro|This page summarizes the various online resources available to our community. These let you find other people and contribute to Audacity in various ways.|}}
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! Website !! Description
 
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| [http://www.audacityteam.org www.audacityteam.org]
 
| This website.  It's where we host our wikis and forums (so we can configure them the way we want) and where we have additional pages that don't fit in well to the sourceforge website.
 
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| [http://audacity.sourceforge.net audacity.sourceforge.net]
 
| Provides project information and facilities thanks to sourceforge.  This website hosts
 
* Our mailing lists.
 
* CVS which has the source code to Audacity
 
* The download service and
 
* Some screenshots.
 
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| [http://www.audacitystore.com www.audacitystore.com]            
 
| The 'commercial' wing of Audacity.  This site has merchandise and a percentage of sales benefit the Audacity project.
 
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{{note|1=Audacity has a vibrant community that extends beyond just the developers.
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* Support to users, via dedicated people who help out on the forum.
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* QA people, who test early versions of Audacity, log and manage bugs, report support issues back to developers.
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* Translators who translate into the many languages.
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* Writers who write documentation, the manual and wiki, update the websites and post on social media.
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Audacity has several places in which the community lives. They are:
  
=Wikis=
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;General & User support
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:[https://forum.audacityteam.org The Audacity Forum.] This is the all-purpose place to talk to other people and the main place of the community.
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:[https://discord.gg/T7g45chg3M The Audacity discord server]. An all-purpose place to chat about Audacity.
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;Developer resources and bug reports
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:[https://github.com/audacity/audacity Github]. This contains the bugtracker, discussions and developer information.
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:[https://discord.gg/N3XKxzTrq3 The Developer discord server]. The main place to chat about contributing to Audacity.
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:[http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/audacity-devel audacity-devel mailing list]
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;Translating
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:[http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/audacity-translation audacity-translation mailing list]
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:[https://discord.gg/N3XKxzTrq3 The Developer discord server]. The main place to chat about contributing to Audacity.
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;QA
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:[http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/audacity-quality audacity-quality mailing list]
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:[https://discord.gg/N3XKxzTrq3 The Developer discord server]. The main place to chat about contributing to Audacity.
  
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The communities around the wiki and manual (manual.audacityteam.org, alphamanual.audacityteam.org, wiki.audacityteam.org) are closed for the time being. We are working on opening them back up. If you've got an urgent need to fix something about the manual or wiki, please reach out to the team using the mailing list or discord servers.
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! Wiki !! Description
 
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| [[Audacity Wiki Home Page|Main Wiki]]
 
| This wiki. Home of [[Tips|tips]], [[Tutorials|tutorials]], [[Feature Requests]] and [[Developer Guide|Developer Information]]
 
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| [http://www.audacityteam.org/wiki/ On-Line Manual]             
 
| The manual is kept in a wiki to make it easier for the user community to correct and update it!
 
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=Forums=
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[[Category:Community]]
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! Forums !! Description
 
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| [http://www.audacityteam.org/Forum/ Main Forum]            
 
| The forum has many sub forums.  It's currently the best place to ask questions and get help.
 
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=IRC=
 
 
 
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! IRC !! Description
 
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| [[Irc|Freenode#Audacity]]            
 
| The IRC channel exists but is very low traffic.  Developers will sometimes visit there by prior arrangement via e-mail. 
 
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=Mailing Lists @ Sourceforge.net =
 
This is the [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/contact/lists link for description of and subscription to mailing lists]  As a convenience the mailing lists descriptions are repeated here.
 
 
 
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! List Name !! Description
 
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|audacity-users
 
|Discuss Audacity with other users and developers. You must subscribe to send messages to this list.
 
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|audacity-translation  
 
|For translators localizing the Audacity software and web site. You must subscribe to send messages to this list.
 
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|audacity-devel
 
|For developers working with the Audacity source code and documentation. You must subscribe to send messages to this list.
 
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|audacity-nyquist
 
|Share questions and tips about programming Nyquist plug-ins. You must subscribe to send messages to this list.
 
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|audacity-bugs
 
|Developers can subscribe to this mailing list to receive automatic updates from Bugzilla.
 
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|audacity-help
 
|''This list is currently broken, please use the forum instead whilst we wait for Sourceforge to fix it.''  Send a message to this list if you have questions or comments for the Audacity developers. You do not need to subscribe to this list to send a message.
 
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Latest revision as of 15:18, 19 August 2021

This page summarizes the various online resources available to our community. These let you find other people and contribute to Audacity in various ways.


Audacity has a vibrant community that extends beyond just the developers.
  • Support to users, via dedicated people who help out on the forum.
  • QA people, who test early versions of Audacity, log and manage bugs, report support issues back to developers.
  • Translators who translate into the many languages.
  • Writers who write documentation, the manual and wiki, update the websites and post on social media.

Audacity has several places in which the community lives. They are:

General & User support
The Audacity Forum. This is the all-purpose place to talk to other people and the main place of the community.
The Audacity discord server. An all-purpose place to chat about Audacity.
Developer resources and bug reports
Github. This contains the bugtracker, discussions and developer information.
The Developer discord server. The main place to chat about contributing to Audacity.
audacity-devel mailing list
Translating
audacity-translation mailing list
The Developer discord server. The main place to chat about contributing to Audacity.
QA
audacity-quality mailing list
The Developer discord server. The main place to chat about contributing to Audacity.

The communities around the wiki and manual (manual.audacityteam.org, alphamanual.audacityteam.org, wiki.audacityteam.org) are closed for the time being. We are working on opening them back up. If you've got an urgent need to fix something about the manual or wiki, please reach out to the team using the mailing list or discord servers.