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{{todo}} cannot update a project on Linux or Mac
{{todo}} cannot update a project on Linux
On Linux: Attempting to resave a project (to update the saved project) opens a file browser.
On Linux: Attempting to resave a project (to update the saved project) opens a file browser.

Revision as of 02:36, 2 July 2020

This page is to track the early issues with Unitary Project.
  • Later we may start using Bugzilla.

UP-01 - initial launch

ToDo.png initial launch message

On initial launch I got a message asking if I wanted to associate .aup3 files with Audacity to click on for launch.

I never normally see such a message with any new versions.

I don't get this on Mac Catalina

UP-02 - Save Project grayed-out

ToDo.png initial launch Save Project grayed-out on Win, Mac & Linux

Launched OK but when I went to Save the empty project (a practice we recommend) the Save Project was grayed-out and unavailable.

3-0-0 Save Project grayed out.png

This is a regression on 2.4.2 and earlier.

UP-03 - Drag&Drop

ToDo.png Drag&Drop

I can't drag&drop a .aup3 file onto an open Audacity project window. From discussions with Leland I was expecting to be able to.

3-0-0 can't open aup3 file.png

UP-04 - more on Save Project

Done.png Once the initial Save As has been made - the for subsequent saves the Save Project is no longer grayed out and I can use it to save.

UP-05 - Amplify crashes

ToDo.png Amplify crashes on Mac and Linux

Done.png Amplify works on W10

UP-06 - Save location and name

ToDo.png I imported a file with drag&drop from my desktop, when I went to Save the Project I was offered

a) a very unsuitable location "Session Data" folder - should be last used save location or default location if first ever save

b) a rather oddly constructed name ...

had I done that with 2.4.2 it would have offered Niamh's.aup so I was expecting Niamh's.aup3

3-0-0 odd file location and name.png

Similar on Mac

UP-07 - new project save name and location

ToDo.png Saving a new project - odd name and location offered

This time made a short recording an went to save the project

a) I get offered a different inappropriate name - see image

with 2.4.2 this File Name field would be blank for the user to type

b) note that when I click the down arrow I get offered a duplicate of UP1.aup3

Saving a new project - odd name and location offered.png

Similar on Mac and Linux

UP-08 - last-used location not remembered

ToDo.png If I Save a project to a folder location while I have Audacity open and do Save As - I get offered that location

But if I close and reopen Audacity the the offered location is "Session Data" again and not the last-used location from previous use of Audacity.

UP-09 - error opening empty project


ToDo.png On Mac trying to open a saved with File > Open of an empty project results in a crash

On Mac opening an empty project causes an immediate crash - and the spinning beachball-of-death !


ToDo.png behavior unknown


ToDo.png error opening empty project

And now I find that I can open projects - but get an error with an empty project

With UP3 open I used File >Open to successfully open UP2

But when I tried to open UP1 which was an empty project I Got the error you can see. Clicking OK does not open UP1 but leaves Audacity open as a new project.

3-0-0 error opening empty project.png

UP-10 - timing tests

ToDo.pngSome preliminary timing tests on W10

UP-3.0.0 is a little slower than 2.4.2 right now 0 except for MP3 export which seems bang on the money.

Amplify takes more than double the time though.

Test file is a 3-hour stereo audio file

UP-3.0.0 1) Import 3-hour WAV 1:31 2) Amplify 3-hour audio 2:07 3) Export 3-hour WAV 2:16 4) Export as 3-hour MP3 4:36 5) Import 3-hour MP3 2:07

2.4.2 1) Import 3-hour WAV 0:50 2) Amplify 3-hour audio 0.50 3) Export 3-hour WAV 1:30 4) Export as 3-hour MP3 4:35 5) Import 3-hour MP3 1:12

UP-11 - MIDI

Done.png MIDI

On both W10 and macOS Catalina I can

  • import MIDI files
  • play MIDI tracks

UP-12 - recent files list

ToDo.png recent files list

On Mac the Recent Files list is a bit iffy (Steve said the same about Linux)

UP-13 - Move and Rename

Done.png Move and Rename

On W10 and mcOS Catalina I can:

  • rename a .aup3 file
  • move a .aup3 file to a different folder

and in both cases Audacity successfully opens it.

This is GREAT - as this is a tangle with old projects where losers could trip up and lose/damage their projects.

UP-14 - Recovery

ToDo.png Recovery

Testing with a simulated crash.


Done.png W10 recovered properly


ToDo.png recovery failed on Mac I get

>Error Opening Project
>Error: XML declaration not well-formed at line 1


ToDo.png result unknown

UP-15 - cannot update a project


ToDo.png cannot update a project on Linux

On Linux: Attempting to resave a project (to update the saved project) opens a file browser.

Continuing with the save from step to overwrite / update the project gives an assert.

Clicking "Continue" gives the error:
"Could not save project. Perhaps /home/steve/Desktop/test3-reset.aup3
is not writable or the disk is full.

so at present it is not possible to update a project.

Steve: Attempting to update a saved project leaves the project in a state that cannot be reopened. I can provide more details about this if required.


ToDo.png On Windows I also get a file browser an attempting to re-save a project
Done.png I can proceed with the Save (but can't subsequently open it, just as Steve can't for Linux)


ToDo.png On Mac I don't get a file browser - but I do get a dialog. When I press Save I get a warning
UP4.aup3 already exists Do you want to replace it

But when I click the Replace button I get an error message
Error Saving Projecty
Could not save project perhaps ... is not writable or the disk is full

If I save to a different name the save goes ahead. But I can't reopen it.

UP-16 - Nyquist EGATs crash

ToDo.png On Windows and Mac most shipped Nyquist effects, generators, analyzers and tools crash Audacity.

The only three that work are

  • Tremolo
  • Vocoder
  • Rhythm track

Done.png All above the line effects, generators and analyzers work

ToDo.png Linux behaviors unknown


Recording then saving file ok, but editing then Saving or SaveAs fail with error indicating disk may be full. This on commit: e7fd67 built July 1.