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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


3.0.3 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 (21)
21
total21
  • Done.png 28Jun21 3.0.3 RC1
  • Done.png 30Jun21 3.0.3 RC2
  • <--- We are here
  • ToDo.png TBP Audacity 3.0.3 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:

  • 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.

IDPStatusSummary (21 tasks) ID
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
2769P2DEVEL - FIX MADENyquist effects cannot extend length of selected audio2769
2785P2NEWRunning Macros on 600plus files gives a misleading error message2785
2749P2NEWLIB-MAD: Huffman Data Overrun2749
2790P2NEWScripting not working under GBK charset2790
2753P2NEWCompressor works incorrectly when selected audio is partly in negative time2753
2798P2NEWMacros: command Open Project2 fails to "open" projects and audio files2798
2757P2NEWLinux: Font size scales incorrectly2757
2452P2NEWEnh: De-clutter Plug-in Manager2452
2777P2NEWWin/Mac: Excessive slowness for some Windows and Mac users2777
2748P2NEWOgg decoding can hang (old vorbis library)2748
2787P2NEWWin/Mac: Macros running on files can't be cancelled2787
2750P2NEWExport Multiple substitutes default metadata for user-entered metadata2750
2797P2NEWInconsistency between File>Open and Extra>ScriptablesII>Open Project2797
2755P2NEWMac/Linux: No error message when attempting to save to SMB drive2755
2812P2NEWMacros: OpenProject2 causes macros to fail2812
2761P2NEWOrphan block detection is skipped on open when there are no wave data2761
2705P2NEWLinux: Interface issues with GTK32705
2253P2REOPENEDMac/Linux: Keyboard Shortcut Preferences may open unexpectedly2253
2740P2REOPENEDDirectories in Directories preferences can be set to unwritable locations2740


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 (27 tasks) ID
2280P0RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDLinux: Audacity fails to launch2280
2734P2DEVEL - FIX MADEApply macro may not create the macro-output folder in the source directory2734
2741P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMsgctxt feature of translation not working2741
2339P2RESOLVEDFIXEDOn second run of Audacity "Filter Curve EQ" gets changed to "Filter Curve..." in the Effect menu2339
2738P2RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity crashes with Macros on files when the macro-output folder is in an unwriteable location2738
379P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist scripts that trigger Nyquist exit (e.g. random(0)) exit audacity without saving379
2076P2RESOLVEDFIXEDUnreliable "Undo" of Macro commands2076
2700P2RESOLVEDFIXED"Failed to open the project database"2700
2743P2RESOLVEDFIXEDThe first use of the "window" command in LOF files is ignored by Audacity2743
2573P2RESOLVEDFIXEDHigh / Low Pass filters limited to ~94 mins stereo at 44100 Hz2573
2739P2RESOLVEDFIXEDIf Temporary files directory is set to be unwritable then Audacity has a catalog of cryptic unhelpful errors2739
2747P2RESOLVEDFIXEDThe Macros output directory is in the top section in audacity.cfg2747
1974P3CLOSEDWORKSFORMELinux/Mac: Crash if monitoring too early using JACK1974
2671P3RESOLVEDFIXEDENH: "Show track name as overlay" cannot be turned on from main menus2671
2732P3RESOLVEDFIXEDFaux recovery offered on launch (very moonphase)2732
791P3RESOLVEDFIXEDVertical zoom restrictions apply incorrectly when zooming from beyond +/- 1.0791
2430P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWindows: Welcome window not shown in task view2430
126P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGEnh: Too difficult for new users to capture diagnostic information126
1309P4RESOLVEDFIXEDPaste with sync-lock can give error message but still do something1309
2021P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: mod-script-pipe: Thread not terminated on quit2021
1406?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDUndoing envelope points by shortcut with mouse down creates spurious undo entries1406
2466P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Filter Curve EQ GUI far too wide2466
2374P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Temporal selection lost when toggling Spectral Selection off2374
2733P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNoise Gate 'Level Reduction' has a minimum of -60 dB2733
2710?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDCompressor only for T>02710
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 (20 tasks) ID
2805P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity fails to export metadata with MP3 files2805
2754P1RESOLVEDFIXEDChange Tempo & Pitch and Sliding Stretch with selected audio in negative time crash Audacity on windows (error on Mac)2754
2793P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAUP3 projects fail to compact if project's path contains a single-quote2793
2772P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity crashes after failing to open corrupt project2772
2803P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity unresponsive after 'Fit to Height'2803
2801P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMetadata: most metadata is discarded on import into Audacity2801
2769P2DEVEL - FIX MADENyquist effects cannot extend length of selected audio2769
2758P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: No support for Jack Audio System2758
2764P2RESOLVEDFIXEDOpen Project... under ScriptablesII can corrupt a project2764
2800P2RESOLVEDFIXEDAudio and MIDI files cannot be opened from FAT/FAT32 drives2800
2779P2RESOLVEDFIXEDGerman translation of "signed" file formats inappropriate2779
2782P3DEVEL - FIX MADE8-bit FLAC samples are not imported correctly2782
2778P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIn German in the Erzeugen menu (Generator menu) "Silence..." is untranslated2778
2809P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLabel Sounds fails when track sample rate is 22050 Hz2809
2807P3RESOLVEDFIXEDError message for a failed import of malforned MP3 lacks a "?" help button2807
2808P4DEVEL - FIX MADENyquist GATE function limits floor level to -60 dB2808
2763P4REOPENEDCertain Scriptables in Extra menu don't push Undo stack2763
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
2775P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDAudacity can crash when exporting some FFmpeg types (when FFmpeg library not updated)2775
2776P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWrong unhelpful error message when importing FFmpeg audio files2776
2811P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWindows: 64-bit Audacity cannot export (or import) FFmpeg reliant audio files2811
2792P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDAudacity fails to launch2792
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 (37 tasks) ID
2798P2NEWMacros: command Open Project2 fails to "open" projects and audio files2798
2777P2NEWWin/Mac: Excessive slowness for some Windows and Mac users2777
2761P2NEWOrphan block detection is skipped on open when there are no wave data2761
2753P2NEWCompressor works incorrectly when selected audio is partly in negative time2753
2797P2NEWInconsistency between File>Open and Extra>ScriptablesII>Open Project2797
2790P2NEWScripting not working under GBK charset2790
2785P2NEWRunning Macros on 600plus files gives a misleading error message2785
2787P2NEWWin/Mac: Macros running on files can't be cancelled2787
2755P2NEWMac/Linux: No error message when attempting to save to SMB drive2755
2757P2NEWLinux: Font size scales incorrectly2757
2812P2NEWMacros: OpenProject2 causes macros to fail2812
2804?P3NEWWin/Mac: Audacity fails to play 256 stereo tracks2804
2795P3NEWWindows: horizontal scrolling with mouse with horizontal scroll wheel fails to scroll2795
2781P3NEWGerman keyboard: Trying to enter digit 8 or 9 into project sample rates opens a dialog instead2781
2771P3NEWExport Labels cannot export selected label tracks or selections within label tracks2771
2813P3NEWSync-lock not honored when Timeshifting labels2813
2802P3NEWENH: Metadata custom entries are ignored by Audacity on export2802
2770P3NEWENH: Macros have no completion dialog indicating success or failure2770
2806P3NEWSpectrogram view has poor/inadequate visual cues to show Sync-lock selection2806
2789P3NEWWindows: Simplified Chinese locale Audacity fails to respond2789
2791P4NEWLinux: VSTs behaving differently between "Apply" and "Play"2791
2786P4NEWKaraoke view still adds spaces even when there are hyphens2786
2768P4NEWUndo and Redo in macros have unexpected results2768
2788P4NEWWindows: Interrupting a Macro (running on files) initial import step with Cancel-Import causes a debug report2788
2765P4NEWMacro commands push Undo History inconsistently2765
2756P4NEWLinux/Mac: Cryptic error message when using NAS2756
2810P4NEWLinux: Summary: Wayland issues2810
2774P4NEWNo Zoom-in in Multi-Tool mode2774
2767P4NEWaud-do can cause data losses2767
2760P4NEWTools written with aud-do do not handle failures as the equivalent Macros do; possible database corruptions2760
2794P4NEWFailure to compact a database on closing is not reported to user.2794
2780P4NEWENH: Add a setting and documentation for character encoding of ID3 tags2780
2762P4NEWPlug-in manager does not check for changed timestamps of plug-in files2762
2796P4NEWFFmpeg automatically scales the volume when importing lossy audio files2796
2783P4NEWReset Configuration does not reset "Language" to the default "System" setting2783
2773P4NEWZoom cursor should not have "+" sign iconography2773
2766P4NEWTools written with aud-do do not push undo stack as Macros do2766




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)