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<span style="color:green">'''Anyone else''' who wishes to comment about the content of the</span> {{external|[http://audacity.sourceforge.net Audacity main website]}}<span style="color:green"> are '''very welcome''' to do so by clicking on the </span>[[Talk:Pending website changes|"discussion"]] <span style="color:green">tab above this page!</span>
 
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<span style="color:#BA55D3;font-weight:bold">Please move the items that have been processed to "Done" and note the date. They can then be deleted after a while.</span>
 
 
 
<span style="color:#C58917;font-weight:bold">See also the</span> [[Documentation_Checklist#Essential Website changes|essential website changes]]<span style="color:#C58917;font-weight:bold"> noted on</span> [[Documentation Checklist]]<span style="color:#C58917;font-weight:bold"> which are needed for the developer recruitment drive at the time of 1.4 release. </span>    
 
 
 
  
 
__TOC__  
 
__TOC__  
  
==FAQs==
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See also the [[Website Project]] for site development, graphic design discussion and big-improvement discussion (on talk page). This page is intended for fixes and correctionsThis is for the (new in Nov 2015) Wordpress website at {{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/}}. The P1's etc are only a rough and ready indicator.
 
 
 
 
*{{external|1=http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=files&i=wma-proprietary}}
 
 
 
'''Suggested change'''
 
 
 
Insert after:
 
 
 
"See also: Why can't I play MIDI files?"
 
 
 
the following:
 
 
 
"How do I import a track from an audio CD?"
 
 
 
which is at {{external|1=http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=files&i=import-cd}}
 
 
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
*{{external|1=http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=general&i=ebay}}
 
 
 
'''Current text'''
 
 
 
"It is legal to sell Audacity, as long as the seller makes the program and source code available under the GNU General Public License.
 
 
 
Some vendors try to trick customers by selling the software under a different name. If you bought a product and later found out it was Audacity, we encourage you to ask for a refund or file a complaint if you feel you did not get a fair deal. We ask vendors to give proper credit to the Audacity project, and allow users to make an informed choice."
 
 
 
 
 
'''Suggested replacement'''
 
 
 
"It is legal to sell Audacity, as long as the seller makes our program and source code available under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It is also legal to sell Audacity under another name, although we strongly discourage this.
 
 
 
Sellers may also offer modified copies of Audacity, as long as they make their modified program and its source code available under the same GPL, and call the program something other than Audacity.   
 
 
 
If you have purchased Audacity not knowing that it is free, or purchased a program that you later found out to be Audacity, we encourage you to work with the seller to ask for a refund. You can examine the text of the product listing to see if any guarantee is offered. If you are unable to resolve the issue with the seller, you can usually raise a dispute with the payment service provider (for example, Paypal or your credit card company)
 
 
 
We also encourage you to inform the seller if you have concerns that the source code was not offered with the product or that a copy of the GPL was not included."
 
 
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
 
 
==Nyquist plug-ins page==
 
 
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/nyquistplugins}}
 
 
 
 
 
'''In order to keep this page scannable, details of the necessary changes are at''' [[Pending website changes for Nyquist]]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
==Other audacitysf.net pages==
 
 
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/contact/}}
 
 
 
'''Current text'''
 
 
 
There are two instances of:
 
 
 
"This is a public mailing list. For details, see our <i>privacy policy </i>"
 
 
 
'''Suggested replacement'''
 
  
"This is a public mailing list. Other subscribers to the list will see the messages, and they will also be visible on several websites where the
 
messages are archived. For more details, see our privacy policy."
 
  
<span style="color:green; font-style:italic"> This is to clarify the situation to complainants who don't click on the link! </span> 
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==Website P1s==
  
  
'''Current text'''
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==Website P2s==
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* No Download button on the home page that serves the correct download for the detected platform.
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* Page anchors do not take into account the top navbar if present, so load the page somewhere below the intended target.
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* No ability to subscribe to news of new releases. We used to give a clunky link to subscribe yourself on the -announce list, but now there is no link and no replacement ability to learn of new releases.
 +
* The logo on black does not look as good as on white.
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* No Copyright or Privacy links in footer. So our own copyright page http://audacityteam.org/copyright/ is hard to find. If we ever create a copyright FAQ with answers for [email protected] questions, we would link to that FAQ on the copyright page.
  
"Please note, if you need to add attachments, there is a 15KB limit to the size of emails on the Help list, [email protected] Emails bigger than that will be rejected."
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==Website P3s==
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* Google+ in footer gets us to the right page, but still needs a header change.  (no impact on user)
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* No way for editors to see changes to all pages in one place, analogous to MediaWiki "Recent Changes".  
  
'''Suggested replacement'''
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==Deliberate choices==
 +
* No ohloh button in footer.  ohloh badge is bad for SEO as it is served very slowly indeed.
 +
* Ads are being experimented with, as a widget.
  
"Please note: If you need to add attachments, there is a 40 KB limit to the size of emails on the Help list, [email protected] Emails bigger than that will be held for review."
 
  
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==Broken Internal Links (typically P1)==
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''i.e. links to sites we control''
  
----
 
  
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/contact/privacy}}
 
  
'''Current text'''
 
  
"Your email address will normally be removed from published archives for your privacy"
 
  
'''Suggested replacement'''
 
  
"Your email address will always be obscured in published archives for your privacy"
 
  
  
 
----
 
----
 
* {{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/tutorials}}
 
 
'''Suggested change'''
 
 
'''Remove this page entirely''' as it is now entirely duplicated on the {{external|1=[http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tutorials Wiki Tutorials page]}} which is easier to keep up-to-date. 
 
 
Then on {{external|1=http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/documentation}}:
 
 
'''remove''' "and Tutorials" '''from the first sentence:'''
 
 
"This page contains manuals and user’s guides for the free Audacity sound editor. For additional help, see the Frequently Asked Questions <strike> and Tutorials</strike>."
 
 
 
'''change the "Other Resources" paragraph''' to read:
 
 
The '''Audacity Wiki''' /{{external|http://audacityteam.org/wiki/}} can be edited by anyone and contains an expanding collection of tips, tricks, and tutorials /{{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tutorials}}/  about all aspects of Audacity and digital audio. The tutorials include detailed steps for carrying out various editing and conversion tasks in Audacity, such as making ringtones, removing vocals, mixing, creating podcasts and transferring tapes and records to computer. There are also many links to other tutorials on the web, and some foreign language tutorials /{{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=MultiLingual}}/.
 
 
 
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*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/mac}}
 
 
'''Suggested change'''
 
 
Insert after:
 
 
"For Mac OS X (Intel): Audacity 1.2.5 (.dmg file, 3.4 MB) - The latest version of the free Audacity audio editor."
 
 
the following paragraph:
 
 
"We recommend installing Audacity as follows:
 
 
* Inside your Applications folder, create a folder called "Audacity".
 
* Double-click the downloaded .dmg to mount it
 
* Option-drag the whole of the .dmg contents (not the .dmg itself) into the "Audacity" folder you created
 
* Double-click Audacity.app inside the Applications folder to launch it"
 
 
 
----
 
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_mac}}
 
 
'''Suggested change'''
 
 
Insert after:
 
 
"Universal Binary: Audacity 1.3.3 (.dmg file, 7.2 MB)"
 
 
the following paragraph:
 
 
"We recommend installing Audacity as follows:
 
 
* Inside your Applications folder, create a folder called "Audacity".
 
* Double-click the downloaded .dmg to mount it
 
* Option-drag the whole of the .dmg contents (not the .dmg itself) into the "Audacity" folder you created
 
* Double-click Audacity.app inside the Applications folder to launch it"
 
 
 
----
 
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/community/developers}}
 
 
'''Suggested change'''
 
 
Precede "For more information, read the SourceForge CVS instructions."
 
 
with
 
 
"If using an interface CVS tool such as TortoiseCVS or WinCVS, use the
 
command instructed in the tool's documentation."
 
  
 
----
 
----
  
'''Suggested change'''
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==Other audacityteam pages==
 
 
New paragraph above "'''Bugzilla'''" (or possibly above "'''CVS'''"):
 
 
 
'''"Patches'''
 
 
 
We welcome patches from developers. Please see our page "Submitting Patches" /{{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=SubmittingPatches}}/
 
on the  Wiki/{{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Audacity_Wiki_Home_Page}}/."
 
 
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows}}
 
 
 
'''Suggested change'''
 
 
 
Append to:
 
 
 
"Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista: Audacity 1.2.6 installer (.exe file, 2.1 MB) - The latest version of the free Audacity audio editor."
 
 
 
the following:
 
 
 
"For important information about Vista, please visit this Wiki page:   
 
{{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Windows_Vista_OS}}"
 
 
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_windows}}
 
 
 
'''Suggested change'''
 
 
 
Append to:
 
 
 
"Windows 2000/XP/Vista: Audacity 1.3.3 installer (.exe file, 2.6 MB) - The latest version of the free Audacity audio editor."
 
 
 
the following:
 
 
 
"For important information about Vista, please visit this Wiki page:   
 
{{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Windows_Vista_OS}}"
 
 
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_linux}}
 
 
 
'''Current text'''
 
 
 
"The beta version of Audacity has not been packaged for very many distributions yet."
 
 
 
'''Suggested replacement'''
 
 
 
"The Beta version of Audacity has been packaged for some distributions. You can search for a package on this page:
 
{{external|1=http://rpmseek.com/rpm-pl/audacity.html?hl=com&cx=0%3A-%3A0%3A0%3A0%3A0%3A0&qArStr=0&qRtStr=0&qDnStr=0}}"
 
 
 
<span style="color:green;font-style:italic">A valid link for Gentoo is needed if one can be found.</span>
 
 
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/linux}}
 
 
 
'''Current text'''
 
 
 
"The easiest way to install the free Audacity audio editor on GNU/Linux (and other Unix-like systems) is to download a package built for your operating system:
 
 
 
Alt Linux<br>
 
Debian<br>
 
Gentoo<br>
 
Mandriva i586 and Mandriva x86_64<br>
 
PLD Linux<br>
 
Red Hat / Fedora Core<br>
 
- Fedora Extras<br>
 
- Planet CCRMA<br>
 
SuSE Linux<br>
 
Ubuntu Linux"<br>
 
 
 
<span style="color:green;font-style:italic">Half these links are dead!</span>
 
 
 
'''Suggested replacement'''
 
 
 
"The easiest way to install the free Audacity audio editor on GNU/Linux (and other Unix-like systems) is to download a package built for your operating system.
 
You can search for a package on this page:
 
{{external|1=http://rpmseek.com/rpm-pl/audacity.html?hl=com&cx=0%3A-%3A0%3A0%3A0%3A0%3A0&qArStr=0&qRtStr=0&qDnStr=0}}"
 
 
 
<span style="color:green;font-style:italic">A valid link for Gentoo is needed if one can be found.</span>
 
 
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_source}}
 
 
 
'''Current text'''
 
 
 
"'''Notes'''
 
 
 
For additional information about building Audacity on Windows or Mac OS X, see the files win/compile.txt and mac/compile.txt in the Audacity source code directory."
 
 
 
'''Suggested replacement'''
 
 
 
<span style="color:green">The first paragraph deliberately duplicates the information so as get it across clearly for each platform.</span>   
 
 
 
"'''Help with compiling Audacity'''
 
 
 
There is additional information about building Audacity on '''Windows''' in the file "'''compile.txt'''" in the "'''Win'''" folder in the root source code directory.  Users on '''OS X''' should refer to "'''compile.txt'''" in the "'''Mac'''" folder in the root source code directory. 
 
 
 
Please also see our guides to compiling Audacity on Windows/{{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Developing_On_Windows  }}/ and Mac/{{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Developing_On_Mac}}/ on the Wiki/{{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Audacity_Wiki_Home_Page}}/.
 
If you are still having difficulties, we want to help! Please join our audacity-devel mailing list /{{external|1=http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/audacity-devel}}/ and send us an email with full details of the problem and any compilation errors you are receiving."
 
 
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/plugins}}
 
 
 
'''Current text'''
 
 
 
"Audacity has built-in support for LADSPA plug-ins. These plug-ins are mostly built for Linux, but some are available for other operating systems too. Audacity comes with sample LADSPA effects for Mac. For Windows, a set of over 90 LADSPA effects is available. For more information and downloads, see the LADSPA web site."
 
 
 
'''Suggested replacment'''
 
 
 
"Audacity has built-in support for LADSPA plug-ins. These plug-ins are mostly built for Linux, but some are available for other operating systems too. Audacity comes with sample LADSPA effects for Mac, and a set of over 100 LADSPA plug-ins for Mac/{{external|http://ardour.org/files/releases/swh-plugins-0.4.15.dmg}} / is available. There is a similar set of LADSPA plug-ins for Windows/{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/beta/ladspa/ladspa-0.4.15.exe}}/.
 
More information and many LADSPA plug-ins for Linux can be found on the LADSPA website/{{external|http://www.ladspa.org/}}/."
 
 
 
 
 
'''Suggested change'''
 
 
 
'''Insert after:'''
 
 
 
"'''Nyquist Plug-Ins'''
 
 
 
Audacity has built-in support for cross-platform Nyquist effects. You can download additional Nyquist plug-ins, or create your own using the Nyquist programming language."
 
 
 
'''the following:'''
 
 
 
"Nyquist code can be tested using "Nyquist Prompt" under the Effect menu, or code for Nyquist plug-ins that generate audio can be quickly tested with this "Nyquist Generate Prompt" /{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/nyquist/generate.zip}}/."
 
 
 
 
----
 
 
 
*{{external|1=http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=recording&i=multi-track}}
 
 
 
'''Current text'''
 
 
 
"1. If on Windows or Linux, in the dropdown menu on Audacity's Mixer Toolbar, choose the correct input you are plugged into (probably microphone or line-in). On Windows Vista, choose your input on the Audio I/O tab of Preferences instead."
 
 
 
'''Suggested replacement'''
 
 
 
"1. Choose the correct input you are plugged into (probably microphone or line-in). On Windows or Linux, you usually do this in the dropdown menu on Audacity's Mixer Toolbar (except on Windows Vista, you must do this on the Audio I/O tab of Audacity Preferences instead). On OS X, choose your input on the Audio Devices tab of Audio-MIDI Setup."
 
 
 
 
 
'''Current text'''
 
 
 
"3. Open the “Audio I/O” section of the Audacity preferences, and check the box labeled '''Play other tracks while recording new one.'''"
 
 
 
'''Suggested replacement'''
 
 
 
"3. Open the “Audio I/O” section of preferences, and check the box labeled '''Play other tracks while recording new one'''."
 
 
 
 
----
 
  
== Needs discussing ==
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===dox===
  
* It's agreed that we need a higher profile for <br>
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*{{external|1=http://doxy.audacityteam.org/}} We now have daily automatically updated doxy files pulled from GitHub repo.
{| style = "margin-left:25px; border-spacing: 0px 0px" cellspacing="0px" /for IE/ 
 
|-
 
|{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/community/donate}}  
 
|-
 
|but we need to discuss how.  
 
|}
 
{| style = "margin-left:25px; border-spacing: 0px 0px" cellspacing="0" /for IE/ 
 
|- 
 
|'''Ideas:'''&nbsp;
 
|Put a link to it on every page, close to that for Audacity Store
 
|-
 
|
 
|Have a separate tab for Donate
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|&nbsp;
 
|
 
|}
 
  
* RA has suggested our License page:
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<s>*{{external|https://web.audacityteam.org/dox/html/index.html}}
  
{| style = "margin-left:25px"
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'''Change needed:''' Should be completely updated then an automated system put in place to keep it updated.</s>
|-
 
|{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/license}}
 
|-
 
|needs extending to make it clearer and to discuss examples of good and bad practice. GA suggests the page is already too long and would need summarising somehow with links to more detail.
 
|-
 
|&nbsp;
 
|
 
|}
 
  
* Consider extending FAQs to include more real life how-tos, linked to articles in the Manual or Wiki
 
  
 
== Done ==
 
== Done ==
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* "Sponsor us" / sponsorship links removed. 
 +
* RSS feeds fail W3C validation and show empty due to registered trademark in our site title.   
 +
* No working Donate button. Donate button is now embedded in Donate page but is not using the former key pair encryption.
 +
* Link to announcements list subscription on audacityteam.org was broken after mailman upgrade "Bug in Mailman version 2.1.16".
 +
* About/Credits lacked Robert Hänggi (author of Vocal Reduction and Isolation). Now added there and in "About Audacity" in the app.
 +
* Blanket wrapping of text within words which looks terrible: Believed fixed along the lines of https://wordpress.org/support/topic/turn-off-auto-hyphenation-in-twentytwelve-theme
 +
* The i18ln FAQ ''only'' has the questions.  Yikes!  Will fix by directing to old site. (Nov 2015)
 +
* old.audacityteam.org used for past release announcements is a broken link (until Buanzo does the DNS dance). (Nov 2015)
 +
* Instructions for installing plug-ins still say restart, rather than "use plug-in manager".  (Nov 2015)
 +
* All Pages in left sidebar is confusing (harder to find downloads).  (Nov 2015)
 +
* Audacity 2.1.1vi for Mac not mentioned (Nov 2015)
 +
* No Translate button (yet) (Nov 2015)
 +
* 2.1.2 announce is out of date. (Nov 2015)
 +
* 2.1.2 download win10 text needs rewrite. (Nov 2015)
 +
* Wordpress doesn't like the download_spacer.png file used in the donwload page.  Thinks it's not there. (Nov 2015)
 +
* No cc-by in footer. (Nov 2015)
 +
* Nyquist plug-ins page https://web.audacityteam.org/download/nyquistplugins - main contents moved to [[Download Nyquist Plug-ins]]. The main website still hosts the plug-in pages, zip files and MP3 clips. (Jan 2102)
 +
* https://web.audacityteam.org/community/donate moved to its own tab at https://web.audacityteam.org/donate (Jan 2012).
 +
* Nov2020 - removed the Donate button(s)
  
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''cleared out older entries Nov 2015''
  
[[Category:Work In Progress]]
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[[Category:Webdev]]

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Please move the items that have been processed to "Done" and note the date. They can then be deleted after a while.

See also the Website Project for site development, graphic design discussion and big-improvement discussion (on talk page). This page is intended for fixes and corrections. This is for the (new in Nov 2015) Wordpress website at http://audacityteam.org/ . The P1's etc are only a rough and ready indicator.


Website P1s

Website P2s

  • No Download button on the home page that serves the correct download for the detected platform.
  • Page anchors do not take into account the top navbar if present, so load the page somewhere below the intended target.
  • No ability to subscribe to news of new releases. We used to give a clunky link to subscribe yourself on the -announce list, but now there is no link and no replacement ability to learn of new releases.
  • The logo on black does not look as good as on white.
  • No Copyright or Privacy links in footer. So our own copyright page http://audacityteam.org/copyright/ is hard to find. If we ever create a copyright FAQ with answers for [email protected] questions, we would link to that FAQ on the copyright page.

Website P3s

  • Google+ in footer gets us to the right page, but still needs a header change. (no impact on user)
  • No way for editors to see changes to all pages in one place, analogous to MediaWiki "Recent Changes".

Deliberate choices

  • No ohloh button in footer. ohloh badge is bad for SEO as it is served very slowly indeed.
  • Ads are being experimented with, as a widget.


Broken Internal Links (typically P1)

i.e. links to sites we control







Other audacityteam pages

dox

*https://web.audacityteam.org/dox/html/index.html 

Change needed: Should be completely updated then an automated system put in place to keep it updated.


Done

  • "Sponsor us" / sponsorship links removed.
  • RSS feeds fail W3C validation and show empty due to registered trademark in our site title.
  • No working Donate button. Donate button is now embedded in Donate page but is not using the former key pair encryption.
  • Link to announcements list subscription on audacityteam.org was broken after mailman upgrade "Bug in Mailman version 2.1.16".
  • About/Credits lacked Robert Hänggi (author of Vocal Reduction and Isolation). Now added there and in "About Audacity" in the app.
  • Blanket wrapping of text within words which looks terrible: Believed fixed along the lines of https://wordpress.org/support/topic/turn-off-auto-hyphenation-in-twentytwelve-theme
  • The i18ln FAQ only has the questions. Yikes! Will fix by directing to old site. (Nov 2015)
  • old.audacityteam.org used for past release announcements is a broken link (until Buanzo does the DNS dance). (Nov 2015)
  • Instructions for installing plug-ins still say restart, rather than "use plug-in manager". (Nov 2015)
  • All Pages in left sidebar is confusing (harder to find downloads). (Nov 2015)
  • Audacity 2.1.1vi for Mac not mentioned (Nov 2015)
  • No Translate button (yet) (Nov 2015)
  • 2.1.2 announce is out of date. (Nov 2015)
  • 2.1.2 download win10 text needs rewrite. (Nov 2015)
  • Wordpress doesn't like the download_spacer.png file used in the donwload page. Thinks it's not there. (Nov 2015)
  • No cc-by in footer. (Nov 2015)
  • Nyquist plug-ins page https://web.audacityteam.org/download/nyquistplugins - main contents moved to Download Nyquist Plug-ins. The main website still hosts the plug-in pages, zip files and MP3 clips. (Jan 2102)
  • https://web.audacityteam.org/community/donate moved to its own tab at https://web.audacityteam.org/donate (Jan 2012).
  • Nov2020 - removed the Donate button(s)

cleared out older entries Nov 2015