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.
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.
Rating Keys for Issues
|All issues are given a Priority Rating of 1 to 5 as follows:|
|P1||Blocks any Release - See the discussion page for a guide to what may be deemed an issue that blocks release.|
|P2||Blocks a Stable Release, but not a Beta. Maybe only affects a limited number of users.|
|P3||Not a blocker, but deemed worthy of release-noting if unfixed, so should not be ignored and left to mount up.|
|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. 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.|
P2 (Stable Release Blockers)
|P2||Applying Equalization in a project causes orphaned blockfile errors as soon as you reopen it. The orphans seem to be correctly detected and deleting them is not harmful. Making further equalisations on the same length of audio will correspondingly increase the number of orphans. To reproduce:
|P2||Cutting data out of a project causes orphaned blockfile errors as soon as you reopen it.
Again, deleting orphans not harmful. To reproduce:
|P2||Nyquist effects, SoundTouch, SBSMS and Generators remove or corrupt cut and split lines in the modified region. Cut lines are completely removed, split lines are replaced with new, unwanted split lines at the left and right region boundaries. Probably any effect using HandleClear() will exhibit the same problem.
|P2||Cut Preview: when label track present and linking on, audio playback continues through the region instead of omitting it.
|P2||R If shortcut for "Add label at playback position" is an unmodified character, using it a second time while playing or recording a track enters that shortcut in a label placed at the start cursor.|
|P2||Preferences menu in some locales overflows using smaller screen sizes/larger fonts, or default Mac at 1024x768. See Preferences Improvements|
|P2||Export Multiple to WAV: If user chooses to overwrite WAV files imported with preference set to "read directly", the exported files and the project are silenced. Mostly an issue if importing multiple files then splitting by track, but if one file is imported and a label is given the name of the imported file, that file, any following it on the timeline and the project itself will be silenced. Not actually a regression. Note: will not replicate if using the "FFmpeg-compatible files" filter, because that always makes a copy of the data irrespective of the preference setting.
|P2||Ensure all Edit menu items consistently enabled and work consistently when select-all-on-none enabled. See .
|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.
P3 Release Noted (Prioritised non-blockers)
|P3||Exported metadata tags which include Unicode characters are not seen when reimporting the file. Checked in Unicode Release 18 Mar 09. so that build includes recent Unicode support added to XMLTagHandler.cpp. Windows Media Player (WMP) cannot play MP3s exported with these Unicode tags and neither WMP or Explorer can see or edit the tags. However many other media players on Windows can play the files and see/edit the tags.|
|P3||Advanced Mixing Options dialogue displays and permits routeing of all tracks in project even if they are muted (and thus won't be exported).
|P3||Modal block circumventable using File > New (Mac only) or shortcuts, leading to risk of crash. See this thread.|
|P3||Import > Audio produces no entries in Recent Files.
|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||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||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" causes the clip(s) to perform unwanted alignments instead of remaining at their original time position. For an example, see this thread. 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 a clip starting at time zero, 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) or clicking on the timeline 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|| Tag import/export occasionally non-orthogonal. Some known specifics:
LADSPA plug-ins not categorisable despite compiling with USE_LIBLRDF defined and installing RDF data files in Audacity data directory. See this thread
|P3||(Windows) The slv2 library needed for LV2 support does not build.
|P3||(Linux only) JACK issues:
|P3||(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.
P4 / P5 Other Issues (not Release Noted)
|P4||(Windows only) Audacity executable does not appear in Explorer "Open With" dialogue when right-clicking over an .aup file, nor in the "Open With" list after browsing in the dialogue, selecting the .exe and clicking OK.|
|P4||When Control Toolbar is undocked, its associated shortcuts only work if the main application has focus.|
|P4||Catch-all "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) Command-modified shortcuts that are also system shortcuts always perform the system action. For example, Command-M does not add label at playback position, but minimises the app. List of system shortcuts.|
|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) 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) Defining EXPERIMENTAL_SCOREALIGN prevents building on Linux.|
|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: