GSoC 2009 - Bugfix Automatic Volume Wiki

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Contacts

  1. Email: [email protected]
  2. IRC alias: apinto @ FreeNode
  3. Audacityteam forum: apinto

Abstract

This project is primarily a ‘BugFix Superstar’ application where I commit myself to help Audacity team to fulfill its main objective, reach a stable state for 1.4 release. Being myself an Audacity user as a DJ and producer I propose to create a new simple and useful feature for automatic volume detection during a record session. I will also work on User Interface improvements. To meet community needs I've included on my GSoC project the creation of a solution for problems in generation of the zipped manual.

Progress

Here I'll report every relevant development I've done. I will also report relevant adds to devel mailing list.

Bugs

Commitments

Mid-Term

  • 3 ‘P1 or P2 issues’ fixed.
  • 7 ‘P3 to P5 issues’ fixed.

Final

At least:

  • 6 ‘P1 or P2 issues’ fixed.
  • 16 ‘P3 to P5 issues’ fixed.

Bug Tracker

List of bugs I am or was working on, their description, current status and other relevant information.

Notes

  • When found a bug that I can’t fix, write a report about it (how to reproduce, related data/functions, what I’ve done when trying to fix it, and other valuable information).
  • I won’t do Mac only bugs because I have no Mac so I’m not able to test possible fixes.

UI Improvements

Section for UI work

Automatic Volume Feature (Optional)

Description

Recording mode that monitories the input volume for some seconds (e.g. 15 seconds) and automatically adjusts the volume to best-fit the recording sound. As DJ I find myself adjusting the recording level to fit the mixer output volume. An auto-adjust feature would be an helpful add-on for people willing to use Audacity for “fast recording”. This feature will not require big changes, conforming with the main target of getting a stable version for Audacity 1.4 release.

Note: The implementation of this new feature may be replaced by U.I. improvements, bug fixes and/or code optimization work. This would be discussed with the mentor.

Manual Wiki

Section for Manual Wiki work

Preliminary Work

Bugs

Fixed

  • Play Bug (P5 on Release Checklist @ wiki)
  • Focus Issue
  • Useless Envelope
  • Deficient Envelope Removal

Found & Reported

  • Import Filter not working on Vista

UI De-Niggling

Done

  • Sliders - Default Value & Precision Improvement

Incomplete / Subject on discussion

  • Precision Mouse Drag for Sliders

Manual Wiki

Progress

  • Rebuild of almost entire code of MW2HTML Python script.

Current Dump Status

This dump was generated using the last script version I wrote: