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Revision as of 21:36, 27 January 2018

Audacity 2.2.2 was released on day month year.
 
Related article(s):

Changes since previous version

See the New Features page in the Manual for more information about improvements and other changes.

Improvements

Other Changes

Bug Fixes

For those who really have to know, the list of bugs fixed in 2.2.2 is here.

Supported Platforms

Audacity is for Windows, Mac and Linux desktop machines. There is no version of Audacity for Android or iPhone.

Windows

  • Audacity 2.2.2 requires the CPU to support the SSE2 instruction set which should be available on any Intel hardware produced after 2001 and any AMD hardware produced after 2003. To check what SSE levels your CPU supports, you can install CPU-Z. If your hardware only supports SSE, you may download Audacity 2.0.6 see the Legacy Windows page on the Audacity Website.
  • 2.2.2 does not officially support Windows XP.

macOS / Mac OS X

Linux

  • Linux support is tested on Ubuntu Linux.
    • Audacity may compile on Gentoo, Debian, Mint.
    • Audacity does not currently compile on SuSE Linux.

Issues

See our list of issues for much more detail of issues with Audacity 2.2.2.
  • Below are listed what we believe are the most common and important issues with 2.2.2 for most users.

Accessibility

  • Far less of Audacity is properly accessible to visually impaired users than we would like. Currently the best supported platform for accessibility is Windows. We lost a lot of custom accessibility programming when we had to move to a more recent version of the wxWidgets library. A lot more detail about accessibility limitations can be found here

Bugzilla

We track these and many other bugs in our 'bugzilla' database.
  • Click on the bug numbers to see work done on these bugs.


{{ednote|The bugzilla query below needs to be edited for the issues we want to highlight in this release}

IDSummary (5 tasks) ID
1767Opening a second project from Mac's Finder produces a second inaccessible instance of Audacity1767
42Timer Record occasionally carries on recording past the scheduled end, requiring force quit42
1726Linux: MIDI playback timing / synchronisation problems1726
276Linux: PULSE-AUDIO issues. Freeze repeatedly starting/stopping streams.276
1765Using File > Open to import audio gives wrong zoom level and no scroll bar slider1765


This table, which is just for editors, is direct from bugzilla for bugs 33,42,276,1726


Summary (5 tasks) cf_releasenotetextID
Timer Record occasionally carries on recording past the scheduled end, requiring force quitGROUP:Timer Record
  • (Windows and MacOS) On a few machines, Timer Record may not respond to a request to stop the recording or may carry on recording past the scheduled end time. The Elapsed and Remaining Time counters may stop counting. In this case it will be necessary to force quit Audacity. On a few affected machines, the problem can be avoided if you leave focus on Audacity or ensure it has focus when recording is due to end.
42
Linux: MIDI playback timing / synchronisation problemsGROUP: MIDI
  • (Linux) The timing of notes during MIDI playback may sound erratic on some machines. Optimizing the system for low latency MIDI playback can help to reduce the inaccuracies.
  • 1726
    Opening a second project from Mac's Finder produces a second inaccessible instance of Audacity1767
    Linux: PULSE-AUDIO issues. Freeze repeatedly starting/stopping streams.GROUP:Miscellaneous platform-specific issues
    • (Linux) A playback or recording freeze, recording dropouts or fast playback may occur when using PulseAudio. Freezes may be caused by repeatedly starting and stopping playback or recording in quick succession (or by holding down the Play or Record button).
    276
    Using File > Open to import audio gives wrong zoom level and no scroll bar sliderGroup: Imports and Exports
  • When using File>Open to import an audio file , the file will be imported showing at normal zoom level (In earlier Audacity versions the audio was zoomed to fit the Audacity window). Also the zoom toolbar may not show the scroll-slider in the horizontal scroll-bar.
    • Workaround
      • Use Play or any zoom to restore the scroll-slider to the scroll-bar
      • Use the "Fit project in Window" button in the Edit toolbar (or its shortcut Ctrl+F, Cmd+F on Mac) to restore the zoom level obtaining in earlier Audacity versions.
  • 1765