Pending website changes

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This list should only be modified by subscribers to Audacity-devel mailing list. 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 essential website changes noted on Documentation Checklist which are needed for the developer recruitment drive at the time of 1.4 release.

Anyone else who wishes to comment about the content of the Audacity main website  are welcome to do so by clicking on the "discussion" tab above the page.

FAQs

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 http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=files&i=import-cd 



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 to 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."




Other audacitysf.net pages

Current text

There are two instances of:

"This is a public mailing list. For details, see our privacy policy "

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."

This is to clarify the situation to complainants who don't click on the link!


Current text

"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."

Suggested replacement

"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."



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"



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"



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"



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

New paragraph above "Bugzilla":

Patches

"We welcome patches from developers. Please see our page "Submitting Patches" /http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=SubmittingPatches / on the Audacity Wiki."



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: http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Windows_Vista_OS "



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: http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Windows_Vista_OS "



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: http://rpmseek.com/rpm-pl/audacity.html?hl=com&cx=0%3A-%3A0%3A0%3A0%3A0%3A0&qArStr=0&qRtStr=0&qDnStr=0 "

A valid link for Gentoo is needed if one can be found.



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
Debian
Gentoo
Mandriva i586 and Mandriva x86_64
PLD Linux
Red Hat / Fedora Core
- Fedora Extras
- Planet CCRMA
SuSE Linux
Ubuntu Linux"

Half these links are dead!

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: http://rpmseek.com/rpm-pl/audacity.html?hl=com&cx=0%3A-%3A0%3A0%3A0%3A0%3A0&qArStr=0&qRtStr=0&qDnStr=0 "

A valid link for Gentoo is needed if one can be found.


Needs discussing

  • RA has suggested our License page:

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.

  • Consider extending FAQs to include more real life how-tos, linked to articles in the Manual or Wiki

Done