Ppa and Distro Issues

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General Points

Redistribution of Audacity on Linux is sometimes buggy because the distributors have used libraries we don't support.

Audacity should be built:

  • Using our patched wx3.1.3 widgets.
  • Using the version of libraries that we provide in our source code.


wx3.0.x

wxWidgets 3.0.x has a bug with wxWeakRef.

Three bugs in our Bugzilla database believed to be caused by the wxWeakRef bug:

IDPStatusSummary (3 tasks) ID
2228P1RESOLVEDLinux: Crash on quit (release build)2228
2421P1RESOLVEDLinux: Crash on "Fit to Height"2421
2230P1RESOLVEDLinux: Audacity crashes on selecting "Resample"2230

Sizing

  • The selection toolbar comes out treble height on some linux distributions, rather than the intended double height.

PPA for Ubuntu 20.04

  • It is impossible to activate and install Effects Plugins. Both at startup and with an open project.

The Add / Remove dialog box does not save the enabled / disabled state of the plugins, it only shows the default plugins. When changing to activated and closing them they are unchecked again.

  • Splash Screen is not shown