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3.0.3 Plan

Audacity 3.0.3 will be (to be provided)

Bugfixes will happen during 3.0.3.

  • 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 19th Apr 2021 - 3.0.2 released
  • Done.png 25th Apr 2021 - RM appointed; Dmitry
  • Done.png 08th Jun 2021 - String freeze. Audacity.pot updated and sent to translators.
  • Done.png TBP - Review bug status, especially bugs P1, P2, ASSERT, accessibility or new for Unitary Project.
  • Done.png TBP - Code and Manual frozen or very chilly indeed
  • Done.png TBP - Translation closed.
  • Done.png TBP P1 bugs and certain P2 bugs might further delay releases. See live counts below.
no bugzilla tickets were found
P2 (1)
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  • Done.png 28Jun21 3.0.3 RC1
  • Done.png 30Jun21 3.0.3 RC2
  • Done.png TBP Audacity 3.0.3 Released!
  • <--- We are here


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:

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

Requests to the RM for 3.0.3

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

  • 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

Planned Release Announcement Text

Audacity 3.0.3 replaces all previous versions.

  • yada yada yada.

Full details at New Features in 3.0.3

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.

IDPStatusSummaryID
2734P2DEVEL - FIX MADEApply macro may not create the macro-output folder in the source directory2734


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 (108 tasks) ID
2280P0RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDLinux: Audacity fails to launch2280
2452P2CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: De-clutter Plug-in Manager2452
2253P2CLOSEDMOVEDMac/Linux: Keyboard Shortcut Preferences may open unexpectedly2253
1686P2CLOSEDMOVEDEqualization effects ignore and remove any amplitude envelope1686
701P2CLOSEDMOVEDMetadata: Embedded album art and lyrics metadata discarded701
2750P2CLOSEDMOVEDMetadata: Export Multiple substitutes default metadata for user-entered metadata2750
2705P2CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Interface issues with GTK32705
2748P2CLOSEDMOVEDOgg decoding can hang (old vorbis library)2748
2734P2DEVEL - FIX MADEApply macro may not create the macro-output folder in the source directory2734
2718P2RESOLVEDFIXEDFailed to execute a project file command (on server)2718
2339P2RESOLVEDFIXEDOn second run of Audacity "Filter Curve EQ" gets changed to "Filter Curve..." in the Effect menu2339
2739P2RESOLVEDFIXEDIf Temporary files directory is set to be unwritable then Audacity has a catalog of cryptic unhelpful errors2739
2743P2RESOLVEDFIXEDThe first use of the "window" command in LOF files is ignored by Audacity2743
379P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist scripts that trigger Nyquist exit (e.g. random(0)) exit audacity without saving379
2740P2RESOLVEDFIXEDDirectories in Directories preferences can be set to unwritable locations2740
2573P2RESOLVEDFIXEDHigh / Low Pass filters limited to ~94 mins stereo at 44100 Hz2573
2076P2RESOLVEDFIXEDUnreliable "Undo" of Macro commands2076
2700P2RESOLVEDFIXED"Failed to open the project database"2700
2747P2RESOLVEDFIXEDThe Macros output directory is in the top section in audacity.cfg2747
2738P2RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity crashes with Macros on files when the macro-output folder is in an unwriteable location2738
2741P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMsgctxt feature of translation not working2741
1974P3CLOSEDWORKSFORMELinux/Mac: Crash if monitoring too early using JACK1974
2685P3CLOSEDMOVEDTrack Spectrogram settings may change global preferences2685
2203P3CLOSEDMOVEDScripting: Macro Export commands ignore track pan when all mono tracks2203
726P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver: Tracks not read after exporting726
1179P3CLOSEDMOVEDHighest resolution selection formats don't show split line snap guides when they should when Snap-To is on.1179
1471?P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: RTP effects lose focus (and may, but only may, go behind project window after being applied)1471
2568P3CLOSEDMOVEDImpossible to import a labels TXT file using drag&drop2568
1847P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver does not read the names of text boxes1847
1920P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: undocking any tool removes track focus1920
2633P3CLOSEDMOVEDCut preview play interacts wrongly with time track2633
2695P3CLOSEDMOVEDNo easy way to reset Plot Spectrum to factory settings2695
2370P3CLOSEDMOVEDSpectral Selection center frequency dragging issues2370
2474P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver - Keyboard Preferences bindings list not read2474
1960P3CLOSEDMOVEDScrubbing head moves left to right in right to left scrubbing1960
270P3CLOSEDWORKSFORMELinux: Audacity breaks system bluetooth support270
2662P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: no thousands separator in toolbars: Timer, Selection or Spectral Selection in Deutsch locale2662
2292?P3CLOSEDMOVEDEffects apply dither to non-float tracks2292
901P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Macros: Noise Reduction and Noise Removal do not store parameters in a Macro901
2737P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: When running a Macro on files there is no completion/success dialog2737
2412P3CLOSEDMOVEDPlot Spectrum mishandles Nyquist frequency2412
2525P3CLOSEDMOVEDMetadata: FFmpeg export fills in metadata tags in a way not compatible with other software2525
1800P3CLOSEDMOVEDCustom shortcuts can be overwritten without warning using Full set or importing shortcuts1800
1976P3CLOSEDMOVEDScrubbing & Seeking breaks down at 5 x zoom-in levels and greater1976
2691P3CLOSEDMOVEDWin: Preferences: keyboard: focus bug in Keyboard prefs2691
2210P3CLOSEDMOVEDSelection fails at high zoom levels when Snap To is on2210
727P3CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Orca: Tracks not read727
2719P3CLOSEDMOVEDScreenshot incorrect after first screenshot2719
2350P3CLOSEDMOVEDPartial (and undocumented) support for Noise Reduction effect with Macros2350
1245P3CLOSEDMOVEDWindows: NVDA screen reader not speaking typed characters1245
2461P3CLOSEDMOVEDOdd behavior of selection by label clicking with multiple SLTGs2461
1848P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver does not read the name of choice controls1848
1921P3CLOSEDMOVEDWith focus on a track, changing settings in a floated toolbar causes the track to lose focus1921
2634P3CLOSEDMOVEDWith cut preview: Pan, gain, mute, solo, and MIDI channel buttons (and velocity slider) don't work2634
548P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Add export format options and export sample rate to Macro parameters548
838P3CLOSEDMOVEDPaulstretch and Set Rate do not affect Sync-Locked tracks838
1284P3CLOSEDMOVEDIncorrect Equalization preview when track rate is different from project rate1284
2520P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: provide Multiple Macros Import2520
1709P3CLOSEDMOVEDIdentically-named effects cannot be differentiated in the Select Command dialog in Macro editing1709
2336P3CLOSEDMOVEDNyquist Plug-ins: Text after control is not read by screen reader2336
2565P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: AU instruments may be installed but do not work2565
1846P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver does not read the names of tracks (or Preference categories) when using standard keyboard navigation1846
2601P3CLOSEDMOVED"Editing a clip can move other clips" ignored when "Sync-Lock" enabled2601
1892P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver does not read the categories in Preferences using standard keyboard navigation1892
2629P3CLOSEDMOVEDSwapping USB drives while Audacity active can cause a silent crash2629
1985P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: in dark themes EGA dialogs and error messages remain light-themed1985
439?P3CLOSEDMOVEDNyquist effects overflow at > 2^31 samples439
2693P3CLOSEDMOVEDMixer Board shows wrong no. of tracks when splitting or joining stereo tracks2693
2222P3CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Multiple problems with Label Editor2222
738P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: File formats not in info.plist cannot be dragged to Audacity's Dock icon738
2730P3CLOSEDMOVEDImport: Incorrect handling over 0 dB2730
2364P3CLOSEDWONTFIXUsing the playback slider in Mixer Toolbar in a Project-2 alters levels in on-going playback in Project-12364
1256P3CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Orca: Keyboard Preferences bindings list not read1256
1643P3CLOSEDMOVEDBad results in Envelope, joining clips with gap between1643
1942P3CLOSEDMOVEDEffects in wrong menu if type is changed1942
2658P3CLOSEDMOVEDImport preset into EQ effects fail silently when more than 200 points2658
549P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Add missing export formats to Macros549
2291P3CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMetadata: Exported MP3 shows double year in MP3tag metadata2291
853P3CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Orca: Many plug-in labels not read853
2381P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: Export to Opus (OggOpus) is not available on Mac - Opus import fails on Mac2381
2521P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: provide Multiple Macros Export - Export All2521
1743P3CLOSEDMOVEDIn Plug-in Manager "Built-in effect... " does not translate1743
791P3RESOLVEDFIXEDVertical zoom restrictions apply incorrectly when zooming from beyond +/- 1.0791
2732P3RESOLVEDFIXEDFaux recovery offered on launch (very moonphase)2732
2749P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLIB-MAD: Huffman Data Overrun2749
2671P3RESOLVEDFIXEDENH: "Show track name as overlay" cannot be turned on from main menus2671
1265P4CLOSEDWONTFIXENH: Select All in Plug-in Manager should display selected unfocused rows in more prominent colour, or same as fully selected.1265
2103P4CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver does not read lists in Manage Macros dialog2103
325P4CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Metadata - FLAC export lacks seekpoints and metadata padding325
2108P4CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver can't open Combo box menu2108
2430P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWindows: Welcome window not shown in task view2430
126P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGEnh: Too difficult for new users to capture diagnostic information126
2102P4CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver unable to change keyboard shortcuts2102
2021P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: mod-script-pipe: Thread not terminated on quit2021
2710?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDCompressor only for T>02710
1309P4RESOLVEDFIXEDPaste with sync-lock can give error message but still do something1309
1631P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity silently fails to launch if it cannot read or write "Portable Settings"1631
2733P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNoise Gate 'Level Reduction' has a minimum of -60 dB2733
2374P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Temporal selection lost when toggling Spectral Selection off2374
703P4RESOLVEDWORKSFORMELinux: Metadata Editor fields appear to lose selection on right-click703
1406?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDUndoing envelope points by shortcut with mouse down creates spurious undo entries1406
2466P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Filter Curve EQ GUI far too wide2466
326P5CLOSEDWONTFIXENH: Recovery does not retain project name from import326
541P5CLOSEDMOVEDMetadata: Audacity non-default ID3 frames rewritten as TXXX, rendering them invisible in WMP and iTunes541
1973P5CLOSEDWONTFIXEnh: Support WDM/KS1973
2712P5CLOSEDWORKSFORMERecovered project is badly positioned2712
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.

IDPStatusResolutionIDSummaryID
126P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUG126Enh: Too difficult for new users to capture diagnostic information126


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 (42 tasks) ID
2793P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAUP3 projects fail to compact if project's path contains a single-quote2793
2803P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity unresponsive after 'Fit to Height'2803
2754P1RESOLVEDFIXEDChange Tempo & Pitch and Sliding Stretch with selected audio in negative time crash Audacity on windows (error on Mac)2754
2772P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity crashes after failing to open corrupt project2772
2805P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity fails to export metadata with MP3 files2805
2777P2CLOSEDMOVEDWin/Mac: Excessive slowness for some Windows and Mac users2777
2787P2CLOSEDMOVEDWin/Mac: Macros running on files can't be cancelled2787
2753P2CLOSEDMOVEDCompressor works incorrectly when selected audio is partly in negative time2753
2797P2CLOSEDMOVEDInconsistency between File>Open and Extra>ScriptablesII>Open Project2797
2757P2CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Font size scales incorrectly2757
2801P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMetadata: most metadata is discarded on import into Audacity2801
2761P2CLOSEDMOVEDOrphan block detection is skipped on open when there are no wave data2761
2798P2CLOSEDMOVEDMacros: command Open Project2 fails to "open" projects and audio files2798
2785P2CLOSEDMOVEDRunning Macros on 600plus files gives a misleading error message2785
2812P2CLOSEDMOVEDMacros: OpenProject2 causes macros to fail2812
2755P2CLOSEDMOVEDMac/Linux: No error message when attempting to save to SMB drive2755
2800P2RESOLVEDFIXEDAudio and MIDI files cannot be opened from FAT/FAT32 drives2800
2764P2RESOLVEDFIXEDOpen Project... under ScriptablesII can corrupt a project2764
2769P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist effects cannot extend length of selected audio2769
2758P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: No support for Jack Audio System2758
2790P2RESOLVEDFIXEDScripting not working under GBK charset2790
2779P2RESOLVEDFIXEDGerman translation of "signed" file formats inappropriate2779
2813P3CLOSEDMOVEDSync-lock not honored when Timeshifting labels2813
2806P3CLOSEDWONTFIXSpectrogram view has poor/inadequate visual cues to show Sync-lock selection2806
2771P3CLOSEDMOVEDExport Labels cannot export selected label tracks or selections within label tracks2771
2789P3CLOSEDMOVEDWindows: Simplified Chinese locale Audacity fails to respond2789
2794P3CLOSEDMOVEDFailure to compact a database on closing is not reported to user2794
2804?P3CLOSEDMOVEDWin/Mac: Audacity fails to play 256 stereo tracks2804
2781P3CLOSEDMOVEDGerman keyboard: Trying to enter digit 8 or 9 into project sample rates opens a dialog instead2781
2802P3CLOSEDMOVEDMetadata: custom entries are ignored by Audacity on export2802
2770P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: Macros have no completion dialog indicating success or failure2770
2809P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLabel Sounds fails when track sample rate is 22050 Hz2809
2778P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIn German in the Erzeugen menu (Generator menu) "Silence..." is untranslated2778
2807P3RESOLVEDFIXEDError message for a failed import of malforned MP3 lacks a "?" help button2807
2782P3RESOLVEDFIXED8-bit FLAC samples are not imported correctly2782
2780P4CLOSEDWONTFIXENH: Add a setting and documentation for character encoding of ID3 tags2780
2795P4CLOSEDMOVEDWindows: horizontal scrolling with mouse with horizontal scroll wheel fails to scroll2795
2763P4REOPENEDCertain Scriptables in Extra menu don't push Undo stack2763
2808P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist GATE function limits floor level to -60 dB2808
2759P4RESOLVEDFIXEDFailed Macro command leaves empty undo item in history2759
2784P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Filter Curve EQ does not remember window size2784
2752P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGEnh: Import Label Tracks - Allow HH:MM:SS time spec2752

Quick-Fixed in this version

IDPStatusResolutionSummary (5 tasks) ID
2811P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWindows: 64-bit Audacity cannot export (or import) FFmpeg reliant audio files2811
2792P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDAudacity fails to launch2792
2775P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDAudacity can crash when exporting some FFmpeg types (when FFmpeg library not updated)2775
2776P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWrong unhelpful error message when importing FFmpeg audio files2776
2799P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMac: mod-script-pipe fails to load2799

NEW in this version

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

IDPStatusSummary (15 tasks) ID
2810P4NEWLinux: Summary: Wayland issues2810
2783P4NEWReset Configuration does not reset "Language" to the default "System" setting2783
2766P4NEWTools written with aud-do do not push undo stack as Macros do2766
2788P4NEWWindows: Interrupting a Macro (running on files) initial import step with Cancel-Import causes a debug report2788
2768P4NEWUndo and Redo in macros have unexpected results2768
2760P4NEWTools written with aud-do do not handle failures as the equivalent Macros do; possible database corruptions2760
2796P4NEWFFmpeg automatically scales the volume when importing lossy audio files2796
2774P4NEWNo Zoom-in in Multi-Tool mode2774
2765P4NEWMacro commands push Undo History inconsistently2765
2786P4NEWKaraoke view still adds spaces even when there are hyphens2786
2767P4NEWaud-do can cause data losses2767
2756P4NEWLinux/Mac: Cryptic error message when using NAS2756
2791P4NEWLinux: VSTs behaving differently between "Apply" and "Play"2791
2773P4NEWZoom cursor should not have "+" sign iconography2773
2762P4NEWPlug-in manager does not check for changed timestamps of plug-in files2762




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)