This is the de facto bug list for all Stable and Beta releases of Audacity. The current suggestion is that Beta releases are blocked until all P1 bugs are fixed, and Stable blocked until all P1 and P2 bugs are fixed. There is no pre-determined plan for dealing with lower priority bugs.
To take ownership of an issue, add your initials before it like so:
- [DM] for Dominic Mazzoni
- [LL] for Leland Lucius
- [JC] for James Crook
|19 September 08: In order to focus on the existing priority issues for 1.4 and actually have it appear in a reasonable time frame:
Documentation Checklist, for documentation changes needed for 1.4 Manual and any developer recruitment drive.
Wording, where we track suggested changes to the exact words that appear on a dialogue
Pending website changes where we post suggested wording or layout changes to our audacity.sourceforge.net and audacityteam.org sites (except the Wiki).Unless indicated by discussion against particular items, these should be regarded as needing attention. When processed, please move them to the "Done" section of those pages.
- Patches are added and tracked on the .
- There are companion pages to discuss and monitor development of our audacityteam.org sites: Wiki Development Checklist (for both this Wiki and the Manual Wiki) and Forum Development Checklist. Relevant items include security issues, bug fixes and enhanced functionality through installing additional extensions.
These are other changes to source code that are deemed essential We will do all of these for final 1.3.7 release candidate or 1.4.0 release as noted below.
- Help/Manual issues. These are needed for 1.3.7 rc:
- Repair the script to extract zipped html help from the Manual Wiki. If this is impossible, James could make a snapshot zip using .
- Installer to be modified to also install Html help. Consider giving Windows installer an option to install help for all users, not just current user.
- Address documentation issues, including website updates.
- For 1.4, "completing the Manual". Needed before we can release any versions of 1.4.
- Nyquist plug-ins (for 1.4): Gale to keep an eye on the Nyquist plug-ins provided in the Audacity Plug-Ins folder, possibly commit others requested by users if they work satisfactorily, such as binaural tones and Sequencer. On Windows/Mac, add the src/plug-ins folder to the installer but also add latest versions of GVerb.dll, Hard Limiter.dll and sc4.dll which are not in CVS. No special action is needed on Linux, as any *.ny plug-ins from the plug-ins dir are installed, except those deleted when the tarball is created using scripts/maketarball.sh.
- LAME Installer (Windows): Though it might not be deemed "essential", consideration should be given to a Windows installer for lame_enc.dll. This would considerably ease the support problem with Windows users, and no objections were raised on -devel list to the idea. A modest time investment for reducing the burden on our support helpers. Needs to be done by someone outside USA. However, we already have a basic 7-Zip SFX installer for FFmpeg; having similar for LAME is arguably better than no installer, and only a two-minute job.
Rating Keys for Issues
|All issues are given a Priority Rating of 1 to 5 as follows:|
|P1||Release Blocker - See the discussion page for a guide to what may be deemed an issue that blocks release.|
|P2||To be release-noted if unfixed, considered very important.|
|P3||To be release-noted if unfixed, considered less important than P2 (for example, affects fewer users).|
|P4||Clear benefits from fixing, but not sufficiently important to release note. May include easy fixes giving considerable benefit relative to the time involved.|
|P5||Only just important enough to be fixed for release. It could be done in "spare time", or by someone learning the code.|
|√||Believed fixed but awaiting confirmation (cross-platform issues should be tested on at least two platforms)|
|R||Regression on 1.2.6. Mainly used as an indication that a lower priority item could be promoted. Many issues not marked as regressions may well be so.|
P1 (Release Blocker Issues)
|P1|| R Creating a Label Track (with or without a label), selecting any type of track then using Edit > Paste before actual audio or text content is in the clipboard causes crash. Easily done by pressing CTRL + V in error instead of CTRL + B. Creating the label track wrongly enables Paste in the Edit menu.
P2 / P3 (Release Noted Issues)
|P2||√ R When importing larger WAV files with Preferences set to "read directly", exporting to the same file by overwriting results in a visually/audibly corrupted file. As originally reported by Michael Burrian, only apparent on Linux, and not an OD bug, because the problem existed in 1.3.5 Release. Dawson and Gale tested on Linux and Windows respectively after Michael Chinen said he thought he might have fixed it previously. Dawson had no problem, Gale had silence in the exported file on three occasions out of about ten. In all three cases, the original file was renamed with "0" suffix then deleted, but the "0" suffix was not always a precursor of a failed export. See this thread.
|P2||R (was P3) Export Multiple using "other uncompressed files" choice always produces 16-bit WAV, with "WAV" in progress dialogue, irrespective of header and encoding chosen in Options. Progress dialogue also says "WAV" when exporting with explicit AIFF 16 bit PCM filter: AIFF extension is actually produced, but essentially it's a WAV (Little Endian format, not Big Endian).
|P2 [MJS] Muting now works (I think), Solo has work to do.||Muting/soloing specific stereo tracks when exporting produces incorrect channel results in the exported file.
|P2||Entering a negative three-digit value in "Change Speed", then previewing, raises an "Unhandled Exception" dialogue on which any of the "Abort, Retry, Ignore" choices cause a crash. Previewing a negative three-digit percent change in "Change Tempo" and "Change Pitch" may freeze Audacity or cause it to crash on exit (usually with longer selections). Grey out Preview button when invalid text input, or prevent it being entered? NB: with all three effects, once the OK button is greyed out, moving the slider back does not re-enable the button. Not a regression on 1.2.6.
|P2||Code change restricting non-multi-channel devices to mono or stereo recording wrongly restricts some devices that used to record multi-channel. See this thread, plus Alesis iO26 Interface and M-Audio Fast Track Ultra only present two channels instead of eight after this change.|
|P2||MP3 Export: (normal and export multiple): Bit Rate Mode and Quality choices in Options dialogue are non-functional, almost always producing a 128 kbps CBR file. Additionally, the reported length is often incorrect although the actual length is correct.|
|P2||After closing all tracks, File > Save or Save Project As.. gives no warning. The user needs protection against inadvertently saving an empty project. Save Project As.. with no tracks open is legitimate if there have never have been any changes, so it's suggested the warning should be given only if there is an Undo history.|
|P2||Old projects open incorrectly. Reported by Monty. With CVS HEAD, sample project created in 1.1.0 now correctly identifying the real orphans (there are 10), but the waveform is still opening as blank. Needs more investigation. GA tried a 1.1.3 Project with envelope edits in 180907 build and it opened fine. There are no envelope points, but there aren't any after saving/reopening the Project in 1.1.3 either.|
|P2||Ensure all Edit menu items consistently enabled and work consistently when select-all-on-none enabled. See .
|P2||All platforms to consistently force Project Rate to the rate of first imported file irrespective whether that rate is supported. As of 1.3.5.rc builds, this works on Windows but not for Michael on Linux. When done, add a Preference to always have Project Rate remain as per its Default Sample Rate Preference setting irrespective of the file being imported (this is currently "not aiming for 1.4.0").|
|P2|| MP3 tag import broken if genres.txt exists, and otherwise import/export only near complete for MP3, and in places non-orthogonal. Some known specifics:
|P2||The preference for caching audio data may cause a crash either when making long recordings or opening large files or projects. Although it has been reworded to give a warning, consider a separate preference for caching recorded and other audio data. This lets users have the benefits of caching when recording without the more dangerous and possibly less generally useful caching of imported and changed project data. GA suggests the new preference for only caching recordings could discard the cache after recording stops since the data is already written to disk at that point.|
|P2||√ R (was P5) Generate effects do not fit in window, whereas opening and importing audio does. Presumed undesirable for most users. Serious nuisance if you want to create very short tones for analysis.
|P2||(Windows only) Welcome Message: On some systems/browsers, links are not brought to top.|
|P2||(Mac and Linux only) Labels do not accept certain characters. Known characters: [, ], Z, J, K, L, P, R, Home, End. Behaviour can be intermittent. Reported that resetting Keyboard preferences to default (even if already default), and holding down ALT while typing are workarounds.|
|P2||(Linux only) Audacity does not build if EXPERIMENTAL_SCOREALIGN is defined.|
|P3||Muting specific time-shifted mono tracks when exporting produces audio at wrong point on timeline in exported file if muted tracks are to left of unmuted.|
|P3||Nyquist plug-ins do not display moving bars in progress dialogue and over-estimate "Remaining Time"; if effect is cancelled, the unprocessed audio is deleted from the track, or Audacity may crash. Progress miscalculation is a regression. Crashing may depend on memory availability on the computer, but seems more likely than in 1.2.6. Deletion of audio not a regression.|
|P3||In projects containing many tracks, clips dragged at the bottom of the project may jump upwards into tracks towards the top when they pass the snap-to point with other clips. The clip can be restored with Undo, but will now always jump if dragged.|
|P3||WAVEX (Microsoft) headers: GSM 6.10 files cannot be exported, and U-Law/A-Law files may not be playable.|
|P3||LADSPA Multiband EQ may not be visible in Effect menu (occurs on Windows XP), and crashes soon after opening. VJ: The logic needs to be fixed to set rstart to a valid value in all cases, because after initializing rstart to 0, it crashes in LadspaEffect::ProcessStereo().|
|P3||(GSoC) Sticky labels:
|P3||(GSoC) Residual FFmpeg issues:
|P3||√ (GSoC) On-Demand: when importing a mixture of uncompressed and compressed files, on-demand loading does not start until normal import of the compressed files completes, if the names of the compressed files come earlier in the alphabet.
|P3||When in Spectrum, Spectrum log or Pitch view, pasting in audio then zooming in causes the pasted content beyond the horizontal scroll to disappear.|
|P3||Preferences window: OK button does not work when a tab is selected in the left-hand panel.|
|P3||When more than one track is selected, and the region selected in the clips includes white space, "Split New" and "Noise Removal" cause the clip(s) to perform unwanted alignments instead of remaining at their original time position. For an example of the "Split New" case, see . Note that although in this case the problem occurs because select-all-on-none is enabled, the bug does not depend on this being enabled, and occurs whether or not the entire audio of the tracks is selected. Other effects or actions may result in the same misalignment.|
|P3||Split New: If selecting part of a clip from the left edge of the clip, the newly split clip wrongly aligns with the left edge of the residual clip in the original track. (Different bug to above, this one applies to single as well as multiple tracks).|
|P3||Export Multiple fails with no export or warning if an empty label is encountered.|
|P3||When changing language in Preferences, some elements don't change until restart. Affects Audio Track at the top of the Track Drop-down menu, and the toolbars tooltips (except Selection Bar).|
|P3||R Pressing Play (but not spacebar) in a second project when another is already playing stops playback of the first project.|
|P3||Calculation of "disk space remains for recording (time)" incorrect when recording in 24 bit quality. Macro now created by RA to return size on disk of 16/24/32 bit sample formats as 2, 3, 4 respectively as first part of a fix, but Audacity does not currently record in 24 bit.|
|P3||Beep on completing long process is not working on many systems.
|P3||(Windows only) (GSoC) LV2:
|P3||(Windows and Linux only) Welcome Message: Some screen readers that otherwise work well with Audacity cannot read its text.|
|P3||(Mac only) Portable settings aren't picked up, and the default settings (in the default location) are always used.|
|P3||(Linux only) JACK issues:
P4 / P5 Other Issues (not Release Noted)
|P4||When Control Toolbar is undocked, its associated shortcuts only work if the main application has focus.|
|P4||Generic "TellUserWhyDisallowed" error occurs inappropriately. Examples:
|P4||When using shortcuts that trigger "TellUserWhyDisallowed", all audio in project is selected if "select-all-on-none" is enabled. Any previous selection is destroyed. Occurs when playing and recording as well as with static tracks.|
|P4||After pressing Play, left/right arrow does not move playback cursor.|
|P4||Minimum and maximum frequency display in Spectrograms preferences don't work for spectrum log (f) view.|
|P4||(Mac only) CoreAudio crash when input device's sample rate is 44100 and the output device's sample rate is 48000.|
|P4||√ (Mac only) Crash on restart (or possibly when first grabbing noise profile) when noisegate.nrp is present (having been written and saved in Clean Speech mode). MJS fixed this and fix works on Windows and Linux but has never been tested on Mac.|
|P4||(Mac only) Envelope points do not restore properly when reopening a saved project -see .
|P4|| [LL] (Mac *and* Linux only) Random bits of silence occur during recording (Jack and non-Jack versions of this problem).
|P4||(Linux only) After opening a sufficiently long audio file, opening a second file of any size leads to locked GUI/console messages until first file completes play. Reported by Michael Schwendt on Fedora 8 test rpms of Audacity CVS from 11 Jan 08 and Jim Cline on Debian 31 Jan 08.
|P5||Standardise per-platform behaviour after changing Default Sample Rate in Preferences: On Windows, changing the rate in Preferences changes the visible project rate at once, so affects all new tracks in current project. On other platforms, visible project rate does not change until opening a new project. This creates problems in the Manual. Windows users seem to like current behaviour and report a bug if the visible rate does not change. We need to decide. Similarly, on Windows, a new track in the current project takes the changed default sample format at once.|
|P5||R "Always allow playing" (press Play during playback) no longer respects cursor position if moved after playback starts.|
|P5||Edit > Move Cursor > to Selection Start or .. to Selection End leaves the selection in situ and does not display the cursor. The equivalent left/right arrow keys work as intended.|
|P5||Debug Log window and Help > Index... browser do not escape.|
|P5||Firefox does not interpret "#" character in inner text URLs. For example the link to "Super" ( ) does not go to anchor.
|P5||"About" dialog apparently does not support mailto: syntax - clicking a mailto: does not raise the e-mail client on Windows.|
|P5||Links from built-in text to Wiki to be locally over-ridable in the same way that links from built-in text to external html files can be. This way we can have a local copy of the relevant Wiki pages, if we want to.|
|P5||Dependencies Dialogue: If click on "Copy Selected Audio Into Project" in error, the copying cannot be cancelled from the progress dialogue.|
|P5||Re-enable file writing within Nyquist so that Nyquist plug-ins can remember user settings. Be careful about permissions with file writing, and whether and when we allow over-writing of existing files. Needs someone with detailed LISP knowledge to look at it. Assumption is that we need to re-enable code intentionally disabled, not write new code.
|P5||When writing a file as a result of a Nyquist prompt, file either is not written, or written to a location that is not asked for. See here for details.|
|P5||Issues believed to result from Audacity implementation of Nyquist:
|P5||(Windows only) Timer Record progress dialogue reappears underneath programs restored to the desktop after hiding the dialogue with "Show Desktop". Also the progress dialogue ought to disappear with the WIN + M equivalent shortcut, but doesn't.|
|P5||(Mac only) When Preferences set to "Update display", trying to change timeline position during playback (for example by dragging horizontal scrollbar) causes playback cursor to desynchronise until playback stopped.|
|P5||(Linux only) Reproducible (but not entirely consistent) crashes reported when using Undo command. Reported by Darren on Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 with 2.5 GB projects. Also, adding a Label Track in any projects causes Edit > Paste to flicker (the code does currently enable it), then closing the Label Track causes a crash every time irrespective of the actions taken before.
|P5||(Linux only) Recovery action if project rate not supported by card. OK on Windows.
|P5||(Linux only) Miscellaneous OSS crashes.
Not aiming to do for 1.4.0
This has moved to release checklist not aiming for 1.4 and now includes former "Aim tos" from this page. Many of these "Aim tos" are relatively small items but could nonetheless make a worthwhile difference for the time involved. Please do not forget them.
If you claim ownership to items in "Not Aiming", please cut them from that page and park them here: