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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

3.0.0 Plan

Audacity 3.0.0 is for Unitary Project (aka 'UP') .aup3 file format. This will use SQLite to store 'the database' with a project's xml and blockfiles all in one file. We are deliberately using SQLite as a smart filing system, its primary role, rather than as a fine grained database.

Bugfixes will also happen during 3.0.0.

  • No other user visible features
  • No other refactoring.

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


  • Done.png 26th Jun 2020 - 2.4.2 released
  • Done.png 28th Jun 2020 - RM for 3.0.0 announced (James)
  • Done.png Paul's 'include file' refactoring postponed after 3.0.0.
  • Done.png Force CMake/Build to our wx3.1.3 to signal to maintainers of other distros the lethal wxWeakRef bug in wx3.0.x and potential other issues - i.e. use our wx3.1.3 or all bets are off.
  • Done.png 12th Oct 2020 - Review bug status, especially bugs P1, P2, ASSERT, accessibility or new for Unitary Project.
  • Done.png Review bug status again, especially bugs P1, P2, ASSERT, accessibility or new for Unitary Project.
  • Done.png 4th Feb 2021 - String freeze. Audacity.pot updated and sent to translators.
  • Done.png 12th Feb 2021 - Translation closed.
  • Done.png Manual is ready.
  • Done.png P1 bugs and certain P2 bugs might further delay releases. See live counts below.
no bugzilla tickets were found
P2 (7)
  • Done.png 20th-21st Feb RC01
  • Done.png 22nd Feb RC02
  • <--- We are here
  • ToDo.png 24th Feb RC03
  • ToDo.png 14th Mar?? - Audacity 3.0.0 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 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:
      • P2 2214 - Rendering a single track unnecessarily moves the track to project bottom
      • P3 2422 - Append Recording always scrolls vertically to bottom track
  • Done.png Peter: P2 Bug 266 - Set track Sample Format lacks progress dialog
  • Done.png Peter: Import/Export for Macros P2 Bug 2296
  • Done.png Peter: P1 Bug 208 - Some effects (including EQ effects) delete Envelope Control Points, or do not move them when timeline changes - an oldie but goldie
  • Done.png Peter: P2 Bug 2487 - Playback meters do not respond during preview of non-real-time effect - This just looks BAD

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

Planned Release Announcement Text

Audacity 3.0.0 replaces all previous versions.

  • yada yada yada.

Full details at New Features in 3.0.0

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 3.0.0
  • 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 (7 tasks) ID
2663P2NEWAudacity can make unwanted moves of toolbars2663
2676P2NEWImport Export: Incorrect handling over 0 dB2676
2548P2NEWENH: changed temporary directory location should be implemented immediately - not after restart2548
2672P2NEWPlug-ins listed in reverse alphabetic order in Plug-ins Manager2672
2678P2NEWSource will not build if path contains a space character2678
2452P2NEWEnh: De-clutter Plug-in Manager2452
2381P2REOPENEDMac: Export to Opus (OggOpus) is not available on Mac - Opus import fails on Mac2381

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 (131 tasks) ID
208P1RESOLVEDFIXEDSome effects (including equalization effects) delete Envelope Control Points, or do not move them when timeline changes208
2367?P1RESOLVEDFIXEDChange Pitch effect may create spurious clip at end2367
2188P1RESOLVEDFIXEDNo warning is given on project opening that the project is not self-contained and relies on aliased file(s)2188
2472P2CLOSEDWORKSFORMEWindows: Initial dropout when recording.2472
2481P2CLOSEDWORKSFORMEWindows: default Save Project location is Desktop2481
2165P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGShortcut for copy label text no longer works2165
1438P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDHorizontal scroll bar doesn't work1438
2487P2RESOLVEDFIXEDPlayback meters do not respond during preview of non-real-time effect2487
2437P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: "Open with" fails when Audacity is running2437
2480P2RESOLVEDFIXEDVertical Scale dB does not update when Meter range is changed in Prefs2480
2491P2RESOLVEDFIXEDReset Configuration does not reset Extended Import preferences2491
1986P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Unwanted messages in console.1986
1927P2RESOLVEDFIXEDHelp > Generate Support Data has very confusing behavior1927
2187P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNo error/warning message when using a missing aliased audio file2187
1599P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDCannot paste clipboard text into label unless content already on Audacity clipboard1599
266P2RESOLVEDFIXEDSet track Sample Format lacks progress dialog266
2212P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Keyboard tabbing in Timer Record stuck in left hand panel.2212
437P2RESOLVEDFIXEDWrite fails without error message box on disk full437
1300P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: COMMAND + V paste limitations in standard file save dialogs1300
1579P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Cut/Copy from file save dialogs using shortcuts does not work1579
2296P2RESOLVEDFIXEDThere is no Import or Export for Macros2296
2473P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Numbers on meters have opaque backgrounds2473
2490P2RESOLVEDFIXEDWith an empty rules list in "Extended Import" prefs - Left or Right arrow crashes Audacity2490
2090P3CLOSEDFEATURE DISABLEDLinux: ASSERT selecting libmp3lame2090
1146P3CLOSEDWONTFIXArtist and Year metadata is not exported or imported in FFmpeg 2.2.21146
2405P3CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGResizable toolbars when undocked and oversized get truncated on re-docking (not Time toolbar)2405
1989P3CLOSEDWONTFIXWindows: 2.3.x will not run on W8 due to missing DLL1989
2462P3CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMac: cannot use a FAT or exFAT formatted USB stick or disk for temporary files directory2462
2186P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNo scrolling during Loop Play2186
1592P3RESOLVEDFIXEDSound Activated Recording fails when recording meter disabled1592
2373P3RESOLVEDWORKSFORMELinux: Error message when re-enabling spectral selection with shortcut2373
2209P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist: Audacity crashes when running seq-write-smf2209
2422?P3RESOLVEDFIXEDAppend Recording always scrolls vertically to bottom track2422
2120P3RESOLVEDFIXEDSpectral Selection Toolbar can be truncated when undocked2120
2445P3RESOLVEDFIXEDCryptic, unhelpful, error message when importing malformed MP3 file2445
1572P3RESOLVEDFIXEDDither not applied when exporting 24-bit WAV from 32-bit float1572
120P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux/Mac: Entering "\" in file name when saving projects disallows the save.120
2483P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMeter numbers in High Contrast Theme hard to read during Record/Play2483
2295P3RESOLVEDFIXEDENH: cannot add a comment in a Macro with Audacity2295
2366P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMacros: Run does "Select All" ignoring setting in Tracks Behaviors Preferences2366
761P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: VST presets correct extension no longer offered in file name/no longer added if omitted761
2012P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist plug-in translations broken when string includes format specifiers2012
2143P3RESOLVEDFIXEDEffects fail silently (and with buildup of .tmp files) when pluginsettings.cfg is locked2143
2460P3RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Can't select "Multi-view" as default view mode in Tracks preferences2460
2323P3RESOLVEDFIXEDWin/Mac: Screenshot tool: success/completion dialog is hidden/obscured by the Screenshot dialog2323
624P3RESOLVEDFIXEDKeyboard Preferences: No check on importing XML file for duplicated bindings624
2377P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Label editor - Ctrl +Tab does not transfer focus to the action buttons2377
825P3RESOLVEDFIXEDSync Lock behaves inconsistently when moving of clips is disabled825
2417P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Metadata - Impossible to select a genre from list2417
1263P3RESOLVEDFIXEDBuild up of aud***.tmp files in Roaming->Audacity if audacity.cfg is locked read-only1263
2438?P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: New labels don't have focus if multiple projects opened at same time2438
1686P3RESOLVEDFIXEDEqualization effects ignore and remove any amplitude envelope1686
666P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Cannot "Open" audio files named with "\" using File>Open666
2446P3RESOLVEDFIXEDENH: ultra-wide toolbars (Play-at-Speed & Mixer) with reticules and no numbers look far too sparse2446
2485P3RESOLVEDFIXEDWin/Linux: Opus files may not show in Import browser2485
2083P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLabels Editor has confusing selection interface - can cause wrong labels to be deleted2083
2435P3RESOLVEDFIXEDSome menu commands grayed out when playback paused2435
1434?P3RESOLVEDCAN'T-TESTPasting into a clip in specific multi-clip project removes envelope points on Mix and Render1434
1518P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Selection invisible or in wrong control in generators, effects and analyzers1518
1606P3RESOLVEDWORKSFORMELinux: High Res: Plot Spectrum too tall and mostly off the bottom of the monitor1606
1797P3RESOLVEDFIXEDScrub/seek fails to produce sound output on projects longer than 13.5 hours1797
852P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNoise Reduction preview failure when track rate is different from project rate852
2109P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIncorrect mute button behaviour when importing into project with soloed track2109
1264P3RESOLVEDFIXEDWriting to locked audacity.cfg not reported to user1264
119P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Export Multiple: "*" and "?" in label or track name wrongly rejected119
2217P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata: When exporting to FLAC the "Comment" field is ignored and not exported with the audio file2217
1901P3RESOLVEDFIXEDStatus bar message does not update when Recording or Playback sliders are moved1901
2135P3RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity crashes if launched with a locked pluginregistry.cfg file2135
264P4CLOSEDWORKSFORMELinux: Metadata - Some apps do not see exported MP3 metadata264
656P4CLOSEDWONTFIXENH: Simplified View - Residual Issues656
1270P4CLOSEDWONTFIXWindows: VST plug-in SimulAnalog Guitar Suite plug-ins crash Audacity.1270
1729P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWin/Mac Standard Keyboard shorcuts do not match on Windows and Mac1729
563P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMetadata: ID3 v2.4 tags in imported MP3 files are not seen so are removed on export563
946P4CLOSEDWONTFIXLinux: Segfault-fixed stereo to mono downmix LADSPA plugin does not convert to mono946
2126P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGENH: Nyquist Prompt has a confusing GUI (Load & Save buttons)2126
486P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGLinux: portmixer ignores compiler flags from the environment486
2413P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMac: Floating toolbars can appear on top of other app windows2413
2464P4RESOLVEDFIXEDCannot drag just the selected audio and label with Time Shift Tool2464
1779P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Sound Activation Level window unusable / malformed. High DPI1779
621P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata Editor: saved tags not displayed when importing MP2/MP3/FLAC/FFmpeg formats without metadata621
824P4RESOLVEDFIXEDCut/Copy/Paste code needs better error handling824
2416P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Grabbers of other toolbars get "pushed" when dragging another toolbar over them2416
1232P4RESOLVEDWORKSFORMELinux: ASSERT resizing window when zoomed in on label1232
1528P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Mod-script-pipe can't be built in a separate build folder1528
1671P4RESOLVEDFIXEDClock icons indistinct on Sync-locked MIDI Note and Spectrogram view tracks1671
2351P4RESOLVEDFIXEDSelection toolbar displays incorrect number of samples beyond 2^31 -12351
1806P4RESOLVEDFIXEDExtreme negative settings in Change Tempo cause an "apparent" hang/freeze1806
2386P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWin/Linux: Toolbar grabber gets stuck pushed2386
2433P4RESOLVEDFIXEDImporting MIDI into an empty project does not change the project name2433
1398P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata Editor tag fields emptied when field length stored in project exceeds a given length1398
2488?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: Change Pitch effect with high quality stretching slower in 2.4.1/3.0.0 than 2.3.12488
1782P4RESOLVEDFIXEDIncorrect time in Selection Toolbar with high Project Rate1782
1971P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Scriptables screenshot command only grab a small rectangle of window1971
2097P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: File list ignored at the command line2097
1540P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Nyquist: snd-ifft cause Audacity to crash if 'skip' > fft size1540
2352?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDSound / Silence Finder fail silently on selection > 2^31 -12352
1872P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMost Non-Modal dialogs do not update buttons when language changed1872
2424P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux/Mac: Malformed choice widget in MIDI Device Preferences2424
1776P4RESOLVEDFIXEDSide by Side errors1776
1945P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: ASSERT (in debug builds only) importing Opus format1945
811P4RESOLVEDFIXEDReplying Yes to "Save Changes?" dialog in multiple projects switches window to earliest project811
2415P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Selection toolbar acquires unwanted bottom and right border2415
1215P4RESOLVEDFIXEDIncorrect splits produced by Change Tempo with leading whitespace1215
2157P4RESOLVEDWORKSFORMELinux: Assert on opening new window2157
353P4RESOLVEDFIXEDFFmpeg: Metadata - Artist tag not imported in WMA and APE files353
2324P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: Screenshot tool success/completion dialog is unnecessarily over-large2324
653P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata: UTF-16 ID3 tags read incorrectly.653
1982P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNumeric entry in Play-at-Speed dialog allows entries not supported by the slider or the PAS functionality1982
2440P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Python Scripts for mod-script-pipe use Python 22440
1548P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Newly recorded tracks do not acquire focus1548
2482P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMeter numbers in High Contrast Theme hard to read during Record/Play2482
1693P4RESOLVEDFIXEDTime selection issues in Selection Toolbar1693
2353P4RESOLVEDFIXEDImport RAW into empty project does not zoom to fit2353
730P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Pasting text into labels failure730
984P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Export filetype dropdown: "Other uncompressed..." has a "lot" of compressed encoding984
2432P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux/Mac: Bad placement of '?' (help) Icon2432
1371P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux/Mac: Device Toolbar does not restore large widths when docked.1371
2414P4VERIFIEDDUPLICATELinux: Selection toolbar doesn't resize correctly2414
2322P5CLOSEDFIXEDScreenshot tool captures the screenshot dialog overlaying the required image2322
1959P5CLOSEDDUPLICATEPlayback does not start for buffer length time.1959
2379P5CLOSEDWORKSFORMEAudacity 'locks up' unexpectedly.2379
2420P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGSlider handle gets truncated on right when hovering over it2420
2448P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMac: No border on splash screen2448
101P5RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist implementation: (dribble [fname]) function101
425P5RESOLVEDFIXEDWin/Linux: Nyquist: (vector (aref s 0)(aref s 0)) not returned correctly to track425
866?P5RESOLVEDFIXEDFFmpeg: Audacity rejects FFmpeg in PATH/doesn't search PATH if invalid libs are in FFmpeg path866
1499P5RESOLVEDWONTFIXLinux: ASSERT on check dependencies1499
103P5RESOLVEDFIXEDs-add-to does not work with stereo sounds (arrays)103
619P5RESOLVEDFIXEDTwoPassSimpleMono converts to track bit format between passes, losing quality.619
86P5RESOLVEDWORKSFORMEMemory leaks (also including Nyquist)86
1993P5RESOLVEDFIXEDLogarithmic time track vruler numbers break when another track is added1993

Longstanding Bugs swatted

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

IDPStatusResolutionIDSummary (5 tasks) ID
120P3RESOLVEDFIXED120Linux/Mac: Entering "\" in file name when saving projects disallows the save.120
119P3RESOLVEDFIXED119Linux: Export Multiple: "*" and "?" in label or track name wrongly rejected119
101P5RESOLVEDFIXED101Nyquist implementation: (dribble [fname]) function101
103P5RESOLVEDFIXED103s-add-to does not work with stereo sounds (arrays)103
86P5RESOLVEDWORKSFORME86Memory leaks (also including Nyquist)86

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 (104 tasks) ID
2600P1CLOSEDFEATURE DISABLEDCompact project followed by undo restores the last saved state2600
2657P1CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGRepeat Last ... missing from Generate, Analyze and Tools menus2657
2641P1CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGFFmpeg not loaded2641
2637P1CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGLabel Sounds fails2637
2630P1RESOLVEDFIXEDA project saved with an imported MP3 with Unicode metadata cannot be opened2630
2544P1RESOLVEDFIXED"Editing a clip can move other clips" turned off can cause corruption when copying and pasting audio2544
2656P1RESOLVEDFIXEDCannot horizontal scroll when paused in Play-at-Speed2656
2669P1RESOLVEDFIXEDWin: Save As can be used to overwrite the existing project without warning2669
2566P1RESOLVEDFIXEDSpectrogram view: changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) turns off "Enable Spectral Selection"2566
2681P1RESOLVEDFIXEDCrash when generating into silence2681
2492P1RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Crash when applying or previewing Sliding Stretch effect on stereo track2492
2670P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity 3.x crashes when you open a 1.2.6 AUP project2670
2557P1RESOLVEDFIXEDSpectrogram settings: setting Zero Padding before selecting algorithm Pitch(EAC) can cause a crash2557
2628P1RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: FAT/FAT32 drives can wrongly have projects saved to them2628
2612P2CLOSEDWORKSFORMEWindows: use of Mixer Board can cause a moonphase crash2612
2666?P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWin: Inconsistent Save As... behavior with Win and Mac2666
2495P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMetadata: Cannot paste from system clipboard to metadata data fields2495
2560P2CLOSEDWORKSFORMELost blockfiles using Audacity in WINE2560
2667?P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMac: Inconsistent Backup Project behavior with Win and Mac2667
2494?P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Copy and Paste issues with label text2494
2589P2RESOLVEDFIXEDRemoving Envelope points sometimes does not work in both channels of stereo track2589
2617P2RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity not responding after switching to Envelope tool2617
2527P2RESOLVEDFIXEDReset Configuration does not reset Project rate or selection timers2527
2573P2RESOLVEDFIXEDHigh / Low Pass filters limited to ~94 mins stereo at 44100 Hz2573
2500P2RESOLVEDFIXED"EQ XML to TXT Converter" fails on CRLF line endings2500
2593P2RESOLVEDFIXEDPlay-at-Speed does not play unless you have used normal Play first2593
2513P2RESOLVEDFIXEDImporting a file into a disk that is nearly full gives unhelpful error message2513
2613P2RESOLVEDFIXEDSelection bar sample display incorrectly in German2613
2682P2RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity hangs when using X11UI based plugins twice2682
2539?P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNo "?" help button on disk full error message(s)2539
2574P2RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: Checkpointing occurs when exiting a never-saved project2574
2588P2RESOLVEDFIXEDSplit / Join sometimes does not work in both channels of stereo track2588
2509P2RESOLVEDFIXEDFilter curve and Graphic EQ help links are broken in release version2509
2496P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLabel edit typing prepends selected text rather than replacing it2496
2581P2RESOLVEDFIXEDInconsistent behavior when pasting and not enough room2581
2659?P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNumber separators are wrong in the German locale2659
2596P2RESOLVEDWORKSFORMEBlank error message when reopening files after drive space exhaustion2596
2515P2RESOLVEDFIXEDExporting to a disk with insufficient space gives messages that are not user-friendly or helpful2515
2616P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLabelled Audio Cut and Delete disabled by Sync-Lock2616
2526P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: multi-projects inhibit label text creation2526
2642P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata Editor: Cut and paste does not work properly2642
2665P2RESOLVEDFIXEDDocimage script now runs ahead and stalls2665
2607P2RESOLVEDFIXEDFormat setting of Wave tracks does not persist2607
2504P3CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGSync-lock fails when Time-shifting from the label track2504
2499P3CLOSEDFIXEDMacros: applying Macro to project always sets first track as focus2499
2578P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux/Windows: Export 24-bit AIFF exports as 16-bit2578
2502P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist: Progress bar may not work when generating Rhythm Track2502
2510P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Drag&Drop of a project file onto Audacity in Apps bar or Finder fails if Audacity is active in the Apps bar2510
2523P3RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity may suggest installing FFmpeg even when FFmpeg is installed2523
2639P3RESOLVEDFIXEDSound Activated Recording level depends on Input Meter options2639 fails to print return value from first command2552
2505P3RESOLVEDFIXEDENH: Default Save location stuck at last used by previous installed version2505
2534P3RESOLVEDFIXEDChange Speed merges selected clip with adjacent clips2534
2559P3RESOLVEDFIXEDClips left/right commands: time selection can be shifted incorrectly2559
2652?P3RESOLVEDFIXEDUser is not warned if they launch Audacity with a locked pluginsettings.cfg file2652
2585P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIncorrect help file address for Loudness Normalization2585
2608P3RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity reacts to shift key when it is not the front application2608
2519?P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNoise Gate fails silently on longer selections2519
2563P3RESOLVEDFIXEDButton text ignored in Nyquist "file" widget2563
2646P3RESOLVEDFIXEDEdit Labels dialog at default size "hides" the Frequency data2646
2524P3RESOLVEDFIXEDENH: Macros "OK" button is confusing - doesn't do "what it says on the tin"2524
2498P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLoudness Normalization always displays LUFS on launch2498
2649P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLaunching Audacity with a locked audacity.cfg file gives not one but three error messages - and no help2649
2583P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIncorrect split placement after paste2583
2661P3RESOLVEDFIXEDStatus bar not updated on language change2661
2606P3RESOLVEDFIXEDImported tracks should not have less bit depth than Quality Preference2606
2517P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMix Stereo To Mono incorrectly changes sample rate to Project Rate without resampling - it should resample to the project rate2517
2618P3RESOLVEDFIXEDScreenshot tool: Capture Window only does not just capture the Plot Spectrum window2618
2493P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNo command for setting Multi-view2493
2501P3RESOLVEDFIXEDUndo for label edit results in a blank label2501
2611P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMixer Board does not stay on top of main window2611
2522P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIn Macros, Record New Track and Play with a selection do not wait for completion.2522
2564P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata: Artist and Year tags missing on M4A(AAC) exports2564
2680P3RESOLVEDFIXEDScale for Spectrogram changed unexpectedly2680
2558P3RESOLVEDFIXEDClip left/right commands can fail to move the cursor2558
2572P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMulti-byte characters may corrupt Json from mod-script-pipe2572
2651P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIf pluginregistry.cfg gets locked while Audacity is active the Plug-in Manager is blocked - with no help2651
2584P3RESOLVEDFIXED"GetInfo: Envelopes" returns incorrect track numbers2584
2507P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist fails if track or project name contains quotes2507
2622P3RESOLVEDFIXEDTrack name overlay is opaque2622
2503P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMulti-Tool not remembered2503
2528P4CLOSEDWORKSFORMEFFmpeg export (e.g. Opus) silently truncates tags at 64 characters (or bytes?)2528
2549P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGASSERT is obtained in a debug build when doing Compaction2549
2508P4REOPENEDMacros: Export2 handles channels > 2 incorrectly2508
2547?P4REOPENEDShift + Click may select incorrect tracks2547
2561P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Note properties corrupted on generating audio2561
2645P4RESOLVEDFIXEDFFmpeg library not filtered correctly in browse in Libraries preferences2645
2640P4RESOLVEDFIXEDPlot Spectrum and Contrast analyzers are not "Repeatable"2640
2497P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: text can be pasted into the project rate box2497
2648P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata and Label Editors accessibility: focus location doesn't take into account scrolling2648
2582P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Repeat last Generator, Analyzer or Tool2582
2516P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: "SAVE" button in "Audio / MIDI Device Info" displays "OK"2516
2625P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist plug-ins Presets fail for plug-ins with "time" widgets2625
2580P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Move to Previous / Next Label commands in unexpected menu2580
2571?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: No digit highlight in Edit Label time / frequency controls2571
2506P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist: Last used settings not retrieved if plug-in contains a "Text" widget2506
2654P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Time tracks have no context menu for scale changes - inconsistent with audio tracks2654
2647P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity can import Word 2000 files as "audio"2647
2518P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAUD-command cache is not updated on Audacity upgrade2518
2532P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAUP import does not preserve copy-paste space efficiencies2532
2660P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGENH: use ISO standard for thousands separator throughout Audacity2660
2643P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGSome settings in Spectrogram preferences can result in a blank spectrogram2643
2636P5RESOLVEDFIXEDNo thousands separator in Spectral Selection toolbar2636
2644P5RESOLVEDFIXEDClearing the entries in Extended Import leaves behind a residual list of file formats2644

Quick-Fixed in this version

IDPStatusResolutionSummary (60 tasks) ID
2655P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDImport Audio command can import open projects and can import a project into itself2655
2586P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDEnvelopes are not imported from AUP projects2586
2602P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWindows: When using a FAT/FAT32 drive for recording the Status Bar message can be inaccurate2602
2673P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWin: Mixer Board problem on Windows - causes crash2673
2550P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDDisk full: saving an unsaved project to a different disk leaves WAL and SHM files behind2550
2570P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDCompressed or Lossless copies of projects from 2.4.2 cannot be opened in 3.0.02570
2512?P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDRecording a saved project onto a full disk causes project loss2512
2627P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDFAT/FAT32 used after exFAT for Temporary files wrongly work2627
2537P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDData loss case with copy/paste and compaction2537
2687P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDCompressor with selection to end of track can cause corruption2687
2597P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDFreeze / crash on record to new / append record2597
2615P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMac: Audacity crashes on launch2615
2530P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWhen a recording fills a disk the project cannot be saved2530
2664P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSave As & Backup fail when used after Save2664
2590P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDCompact Project does not free up any space (it used to)2590
2603P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDBacking up a >4GB project to a FAT drive fails with an incorrect misleading error message2603
2624?P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWin: large projects saved to slow USB drive when aborted yield error on reopening2624
2535P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDLinux: Audacity fails to build on 32-bit Linux2535
2677P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWin/Mac: An AUP file with missing data folder crashes Audacity when opened in 3.0.02677
2551P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSilent blocks are not seen as silent by Nyquist (and cause Audacity to crash)2551
2575P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDRecording to a FAT32 drive fails at around 3h20m with no error message and project corrupted2575
2594P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDBackup project fails with unsaved project - sometimes fails with saved project2594
2609P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSave Project when disk is full gives a second disk-full message2609
2514P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDApplying effects that would fill up a disk loses the project with no recovery available2514
2631P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSilent crash during "discard selected" processing from Recovery dialog.2631
2542P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDFollowing a crash discarding the offered recovery and opening previously saved version results in "recovery"2542
2555P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSpectrogram view: changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) or Reassignment resets Spectrogram prefs2555
2579P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDExiting Audacity after edits and compaction results in a corrupted previously saved project2579
2668P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDAudacity fails to report incompatible/future file versions2668
2546P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDRecording onto a nearly full disk results in two error messages re "disk full"2546
2569P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDaup file with aliased data fails for aup32569
2591P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDDisk full on NTFS or APFS formatted drives causes Audacity to hang2591
2604P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSaving a 4 hour stereo chirp to FAT fails and with an inappropriate error message2604
2626P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMac: Temporary files directory on exFAT makes Audacity fail at launch2626
2536P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMac: Crash when project rate is 32000 and any track is at a rate other than 320002536
2540P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDNo low disk space warning on startup2540
2553P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDClip left/right commands can cause crash2553
2576P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWin & Mac: FAT formatted disks can readily run out of space with multiple edits - wrong error message can be displayed2576
2595P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSpurious disk-full errors may happen during recording2595
2556P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSpectrogram view: changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) or Reassignment changes view to Grayscale and Period2556
2623P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMac: large projects saved to slow USB drive can stall Audacity2623
2605P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDAfter "Save Project As", opening the original project results in a spurious recovery dialog2605
2554P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWin & Linux: Spectrogram view, changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) or Reassignment prevents reversion to Frequencies algorithm2554
2545P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDChanging the temporary directory results in a false Recovery dialog2545
2567P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDLinux: Batch processing may fail - unable to read a file in 'temp'2567
2599P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXED-wal and -shm files not cleaned up in all cases2599
2621P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWindows: the use of exFAT formatted dives is prohibited for saves and temp directory2621
2531?P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDCompaction - long pause with no progress dialog2531
2610P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDBackup Project only fails when it has actually run out of disk space (unlike Save Project)2610
2529P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDData loss on small drive generating large track, closing without saving changes, then reopening2529
2541P3RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMac: When a recording fills a disk many dropouts are labelled beyond the audio2541
2577P3RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMulti-project: disk-full while recording while multiple other projects open gives 2 messages2577
2650P3RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDVirgin launch fails with no pluginregistry.cfg file created2650
2632P3RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDOriginal project isn't compacted when doing Save As2632
2679P3RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDaup project that opens in 2.4.2. does not open in 3.0.02679
2592P4RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDTemporary directory not cleaned up at window close or exit after changing it in Preferences2592
2638P4RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDUnnecessary Checkpointing (Slow)2638
2538P4RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSpace efficiency of 16 bit .aup format is lost on import to .aup32538
2543P5RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDEnh: Project Items are not ticked by default in Project Recovery Dialog2543
2533P5RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDExtreme space inefficiency importing silence from an AUP file2533

NEW in this version

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

IDPStatusSummary (32 tasks) ID
2672P2NEWPlug-ins listed in reverse alphabetic order in Plug-ins Manager2672
2678P2NEWSource will not build if path contains a space character2678
2548P2NEWENH: changed temporary directory location should be implemented immediately - not after restart2548
2676P2NEWImport Export: Incorrect handling over 0 dB2676
2663P2NEWAudacity can make unwanted moves of toolbars2663
2620P3NEWSlow drives are allowed for use but can be very slow2620
2525P3NEWFFmpeg export fills in metadata tags in a way not compatible with other software2525
2685P3NEWTrack Spectrogram settings may change global preferences2685
2675P3NEWLinux: Malformed tool tips in Mixer Board2675
2662P3NEWMac: no thousands separator in toolbars: Timer, Selection or Spectral Selection in Deutsch locale2662
2633P3NEWCut preview play interacts wrongly with time track2633
2601P3NEW"Editing a clip can move other clips" ignored when "Sync-Lock" enabled2601
2671P3NEWENH: "Show track name as overlay" cannot be turned on from main menus2671
2568P3NEWENH: impossible to import a labels TXT file using drag&drop2568
2521P3NEWENH: provide Multiple Macros Export - Export All2521
2674P3NEWLinux: Mixer Board sliders slow to respond when multiple tracks2674
2658P3NEWImport preset into EQ effects fail silently when more than 200 points2658
2629P3NEWSwapping USB drives while Audacity active can cause a silent crash2629
2686P3NEWWin: floating toolbars can block access to the menu commands2686
2634P3NEWWith cut preview: Pan, gain, mute, solo, and MIDI channel buttons (and velocity slider) don't work2634
2614P3NEWWindows: hang/crash when more than 36 projects are opened2614
2565P3NEWMac: AU instruments may be installed but do not work2565
2520P3NEWENH: provide Multiple Macros Import2520
2683P4NEWJoin clips can create spurious envelope points2683
2653P4NEWMacros: "Select:" command does not default to "unchanged"2653
2587P4NEWEnh: Move Focus to Previous / Next and Select2587
2562P4NEWDragging a selection which exactly abuts another labelled clip can wrongly move the non-selected clip and label2562
2511P4NEWEnh: Remove the "Variable Speed: Fast / Standard" option from MP3 dialog2511
2635P4NEWKeyboard seeking commands don't work for MIDI playback2635
2619P4NEWWindows: Quiescent Audacity eventually loses ability to record.2619
2684P4NEWBitrot for Docimage script2684
2598P4NEWErratic scrolling when working with envelopes2598

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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:

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This is current status/plan:

  • WDM-KS out (considering a module, but not for 3.0.0 as it needs work on test support)