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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


3.0.1 Plan

Audacity 3.0.1 is likely to be a maintenance release for possible issues found with 3.0.0, and done quickly.

Bugfixes will happen during 3.0.1.

  • Likely no other user visible features
  • Likely safe changes only, e.g build/cmake improvements (if these changes fail, they fail visibly at compile time).
  • Details of what is allowed in to be decided by RM.

Changes to the manual, github docs (build instructions) and scripts may happen.

Timeline

  • Done.png 17th Mar 2021 - 3.0.0 released
  • Done.png 27th Mar 2021 - James announced as RM for 3.0.1
  • Done.png 31st Mar 2021 - String freeze. Audacity.pot updated and sent to translators.
  • Done.png 3rd Apr 2021 - Review bug status, especially bugs P1, P2, ASSERT, accessibility or new for Unitary Project.
  • Done.png 5th April - Code and Manual frozen or very chilly indeed
  • Done.png 5th April - Translation closed.
  • <--- We are here
  • ToDo.png P1 bugs and certain P2 bugs might further delay releases. See live counts below.
P1 (1)
1
total1
P1
P2 (17)
18
total18
  • Done.png 7th Apr 2021 3.0.1 RC01
  • Done.png 8th Apr 2021 Bug 2700 - New pragma for 'locked' retries, and race condition fix (Paul Licameli)
  • Done.png 9th Apr 2021 Deal with a sudden unexpected overnight increase in number of P2s of 50% (from 2 P2s to 3 P2s).
  • ToDo.png 27th Apr 2021 Audacity 3.0.2 Released!

Release Process has a checklist showing progress close to release at a finer granularity.



Requests to the RM

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

  • ToDo.png Review/Improve build instructions on all platforms.
    • ToDo.png Windows
    • ToDo.png Linux
    • ToDo.png Mac

Requests to the RM for 3.0.2

This is a place for requests to the RM for bugs held over from3.0.0 for 3.0.2:

  • Done.png P3 2524 - Macros "Cancel" button is confusing - doesn't do "what it says on the tin"
  • ToDo.png P2 2676 - Import Export: Incorrect handling over 0 dB
  • ToDo.png For 3.0.1 Peter: Proposal: Rationalizing where new tracks are created to aid usability and consistency - we had bugs for part of this but closed them in favor of this proposal
    • This encompasses the following bugs:
    • P3 ENH 2219 - ENH: Add new track places the track at the bottom of the project - should be under user control
    • P3 ENH 2220 - ENH: Duplicate command places the duplicate track(s) at the bottom of the project -not under the selected track(s)
      • We already sorted these cousin bugs:
      • Done.png P2 2214 - Rendering a single track unnecessarily moves the track to project bottom
      • Done.png P3 2422 - Append Recording always scrolls vertically to bottom track
  • ToDo.png P3 498 - Enh: Yellow snap guidelines lost after saving in high resolution selection format
  • ToDo.png P3 2672 - Plug-ins listed in reverse alphabetic order in Plug-ins Manager
  • ToDo.png P3 2678 - Source will not build if path contains a space character
  • ToDo.png P3 2680 - Scale for Spectrogram changed unexpectedly
  • ToDo.png P4 2683 - Join clips can create spurious envelope points

Planned Release Announcement Text

Audacity 3.0.3 replaces all previous versions.

  • yada yada yada.

Full details at New Features in 3.0.2

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.
    • Update workarounds for wxWidgets page, and track any reports back via wxWidgets Trac.
    • Linux ASSERT Issues Not addressed yet to a safe level. We need code to guarantee we are building with patched wxWidgets under linux, I think.
    • Pulse Audio issue leads to plan to keep sound card steams open. Not suitable for 3.0.257
  • 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 (18 tasks) ID
2754P1NEWChange Tempo & Pitch and Sliding Stretch with selected audio in negative time crash Audacity on windows (error on Mac)2754
2700P2DEVEL - FIX MADE"Failed to open the project database"2700
2734P2DEVEL - FIX MADEApply macro may not create the macro-output folder in the source directory2734
2718P2DEVEL - FIX MADEFailed to execute a project file command (on server)2718
2758P2DEVEL - FIX MADELinux: No support for Jack Audio System2758
2757P2NEWLinux: Font size scales incorrectly2757
2740P2NEWDirectories in Directories preferences can be set to unwritable locations2740
2749P2NEWLIB-MAD: Huffman Data Overrun2749
2339P2NEWOn second run of Audacity "Filter Curve EQ" gets changed to "Filter Curve..." in the Effect menu2339
2753P2NEWCompressor works incorrectly when selected audio is partly in negative time2753
2705P2NEWLinux: Interface issues with GTK32705
2755P2NEWMac/Linux: No error message when attempting to save to SMB drive2755
2739P2NEWIf Temporary files directory is set to be unwritable then Audacity has a catalog of cryptic unhelpful errors2739
2769P2NEWNyquist effects can not extend length of selected audio2769
2748P2NEWOgg decoding can hang (old vorbis library)2748
2750P2NEWExport Multiple substitutes default metadata for user-entered metadata2750
2452P2NEWEnh: De-clutter Plug-in Manager2452
2738P2NEWAudacity crashes with Macros on files when the macro-output folder is in an unwritable location2738


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 (31 tasks) ID
2573P2RESOLVEDFIXEDHigh / Low Pass filters limited to ~94 mins stereo at 44100 Hz2573
2676P2RESOLVEDFIXEDExport: Incorrect handling over 0 dB2676
2076P2RESOLVEDFIXEDUnreliable "Undo" of Macro commands2076
2692?P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: VI users get trapped in radio buttons of Keyboard Preferences2692
2694P2RESOLVEDFIXEDColoring of tracks in Mixer Board are awry2694
2240P2RESOLVEDFIXED"Set Default" button in Metadata editor does not set the default during Export Multiple2240
2253P3CLOSEDWORKSFORMELinux: Keyboard Shortcut Preferences may open unexpectedly2253
1974P3CLOSEDWORKSFORMELinux/Mac: Crash if monitoring too early using JACK1974
2672P3RESOLVEDFIXEDPlug-ins listed in reverse alphabetic order in Plug-ins Manager2672
2209P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist: Audacity crashes when running seq-write-smf2209
2522P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIn Macros, Record New Track and Play with a selection do not wait for completion.2522
1572P3RESOLVEDFIXEDDither not applied when exporting 24-bit WAV from 32-bit float1572
2211P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: keyboard navigation problem in Libraries preferences dialog2211
2523P3RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity may suggest installing FFmpeg even when FFmpeg is installed2523
2671P3RESOLVEDFIXEDENH: "Show track name as overlay" cannot be turned on from main menus2671
2524P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMacros "Cancel" button is confusing - doesn't do "what it says on the tin"2524
2430P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWindows: Welcome window not shown in task view2430
1334P4CLOSEDWONTFIXEnh: No warning is provided that if some tracks are muted then they are not exported.1334
585P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGLinux: Requested 44100Hz sample rate not honored on recording585
2466P4DEVEL - FIX MADELinux: Filter Curve EQ GUI far too wide2466
644P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAssert in libnyquist sndseq.c causes Audacity to crash644
2021P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: mod-script-pipe: Thread not terminated on quit2021
2690P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMove the actual build information to the top of the build information tab2690
1309P4RESOLVEDFIXEDPaste with sync-lock can give error message but still do something1309
2374P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Temporal selection lost when toggling Spectral Selection off2374
2684P4RESOLVEDFIXEDBitrot for Docimage script2684
2124P4RESOLVEDFIXEDImport>Audio failure error message is misleading2124
2511P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Remove the "Variable Speed: Fast / Standard" option from MP3 dialog2511
1406?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDUndoing envelope points by shortcut with mouse down creates spurious undo entries1406
1308P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGPaste is inconsistent when clipboard has more tracks than selection1308
1091P5RESOLVEDFIXEDSpectral Edit effects may have unpredictable results1091


Longstanding Bugs swatted

These are low numbered bugs from the table above that were dealt with in this release.

no bugzilla tickets were found


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 (38 tasks) ID
2720P1RESOLVEDFIXEDCannot open project that's in a read only folder - error message vague2720
2703P1RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: EGAT preview dialog is hidden behind the EGAT dialog2703
2707P1RESOLVEDFIXEDOpened projects not being removed from "audacity.cfg"2707
2698P1RESOLVEDFIXEDNoise Gate fails silently if "hold" is non-zero2698
2708P1RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist effects fail silently with One hour plus stereo2708
2772P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity crashes after failing to open corrupt project2772
2711P1RESOLVEDFIXEDManual: Many Shortcuts missing from shortcuts table2711
2706P1RESOLVEDFIXEDWin: Vocal Reduction and Isolation most options fail2706
2758P2DEVEL - FIX MADELinux: No support for Jack Audio System2758
2700P2DEVEL - FIX MADE"Failed to open the project database"2700
2734P2DEVEL - FIX MADEApply macro may not create the macro-output folder in the source directory2734
2718P2DEVEL - FIX MADEFailed to execute a project file command (on server)2718
2699P2RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: Cannot edit labels with emoji in them correctly2699
2709P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Missing sub-menu check marks in French2709
2744P2RESOLVEDFIXEDManual: Incorrect escaping of backslash character2744
2714P2RESOLVEDFIXED(Japanese & Korean) "Unable to parse project information"2714
2697P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: AUP3 projects use incorrect char size on "differently" configured wxWidgets2697
2741P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMsgctxt feature of translation not working2741
2704P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Stop button in EGATs with Preview does nor stop the preview2704
2715P2RESOLVEDNOT-A-BUG(Japanese) Crash on pressing any key2715
2743P2RESOLVEDFIXEDThe first use of the "window" command in LOF files is ignored by Audacity2743
2701P2RESOLVEDFIXEDProgress dialog interferes with scripting2701
2722P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNoise Gate fails on a one hour stereo selection2722
2747P2RESOLVEDFIXEDThe Macros output directory is in the top section in audacity.cfg2747
2696P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata Editor: changed size is not remembered/restored on next use2696
2716P2RESOLVEDFIXEDCleared "Recent Files" are restored on next launch2716
2728?P3CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWin: Effect menu overlays menu bar2728
2723P3RESOLVEDFIXEDVST_PATH environment variable fails for non-standard locations2723
2751P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGlegacyblockfile tag is not recognised when importing to aup32751
2736P4RESOLVEDFIXEDRecent files list can be replaced by ExportCL commands2736
2733P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNoise Gate 'Level Reduction' has a minimum of -60 dB2733
2717P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Internal Error at DBConnection.cpp line 2752717
2759P4RESOLVEDFIXEDFailed Macro command leaves empty undo item in history2759
2710?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDCompressor only for T>02710
2721P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAllegro (.gro files) cause crash with undo/redo2721
2746P4RESOLVEDNOT-A-BUGLinux: The "offset" keyword is ignored when used in conjunction with "window"2746
2726P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Some preference changes are not written until Audacity exits2726
2752P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGEnh: Import Label Tracks - Allow HH:MM:SS time spec2752

Quick-Fixed in this version

IDPStatusResolutionSummary (4 tasks) ID
2776P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWrong unhelpful error message when importing FFmpeg audio files2776
2745?P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDExiting Audacity with a never saved project takes massively longer in 3.0.2 than 3.0.02745
2775P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDAudacity can crash when exporting some FFmpeg types (when FFmpeg library not updated)2775
2742P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDFreeBSD Compilation issues2742

NEW in this version

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

IDPStatusSummary (39 tasks) ID
2754P1NEWChange Tempo & Pitch and Sliding Stretch with selected audio in negative time crash Audacity on windows (error on Mac)2754
2769P2NEWNyquist effects can not extend length of selected audio2769
2757P2NEWLinux: Font size scales incorrectly2757
2750P2NEWExport Multiple substitutes default metadata for user-entered metadata2750
2738P2NEWAudacity crashes with Macros on files when the macro-output folder is in an unwritable location2738
2740P2NEWDirectories in Directories preferences can be set to unwritable locations2740
2705P2NEWLinux: Interface issues with GTK32705
2749P2NEWLIB-MAD: Huffman Data Overrun2749
2753P2NEWCompressor works incorrectly when selected audio is partly in negative time2753
2739P2NEWIf Temporary files directory is set to be unwritable then Audacity has a catalog of cryptic unhelpful errors2739
2755P2NEWMac/Linux: No error message when attempting to save to SMB drive2755
2748P2NEWOgg decoding can hang (old vorbis library)2748
2730P3NEWImport: Incorrect handling over 0 dB2730
2771P3NEWExport Labels cannot export selected label tracks or selections within label tracks2771
2719P3NEWScreenshot incorrect after first screenshot2719
2732P3NEWFaux recovery offered on launch (very moonphase)2732
2737P3NEWENH: When running a Macro on files there is no completion/success dialog2737
2770P3NEWENH: Macros have no completion dialog indicating success or failure2770
2735P3NEWENH: Native AUP3/AUP project files should be listed independently of imported audio files in Recent Files list2735
2764P4NEWOpen Project... under Scriptables can corrupt a project2764
2766P4NEWTools written with aud-do do not push undo stack as Macros do2766
2761P4NEWOrphan block detection is skipped on open when there are no wave data2761
2774P4NEWNo Zoom-in in Multi-Tool mode2774
2725P4NEWEnh: Disable Automatic Toolbar Drag Prompt2725
2768P4NEWUndo and Redo in macros have unexpected results2768
2763P4NEWCertain Scriptables in Extra menu don't push Undo stack2763
2756P4NEWLinux/Mac: Cryptic error message when using NAS2756
2729P4NEWTracks in 16-bit AUP projects imported into version 3 are not converted to 32 bit when quality prefs set to 32-bit2729
2713P4NEWENH: add a Zoom Fit to Height button to the Edit/Zoom Toolbar2713
2765P4NEWMacro commands push Undo History inconsistently2765
2760P4NEWTools written with aud-do do not handle failures as the equivalent Macros do; possible database corruptions2760
2731P4NEWSliding Stretch adds clicks2731
2773P4NEWZoom cursor should not have "+" sign iconography2773
2724P4NEWDouble-Height Toolbars Dock Incorrectly2724
2767P4NEWaud-do can cause data losses2767
2702P4NEWEnh: Build Info Improvements2702
2762P4NEWPlug-in manager does not check for changed timestamps of plug-in files2762
2727P4NEWEnh: LOF files do not support Unicode (or Extended ASCII)2727
2712P5NEWRecovered project is badly positioned2712




Below the Fold

Notes that are relevant to next release.

  • WIBN stands for 'Wouldn't It Be Nice'
Bulb icon We are often overoptimistic about what can be achieved for the next release. The WIBN lists are things we thought might make it to the next release.

Some longer term (but still short term) aspirations have moved to:

Enabled / Disabled

This is current status/plan:

  • WDM-KS out (considering a module, but not for 3.1.0 as it needs work on test support)