Audacity Package for Ubuntu / Debian
siretart at ubuntu.com
Thu Jun 11 10:27:43 BST 2009
[ fullquote to maintain context for pkg-multimedia, which are CC'ed ]
Fred Drueck <fdruec1 at uic.edu> writes:
> Hello all,
> I'm not sure of the excepted etiquette or forum for my request, because I have
> never wanted to make one like it before, so I'm e-mailing the package
> maintainers, I figure they are listed by aptitude for a reason, my apologies if
> I'm offending anyone and/or being a pest and thanks for the work you've done in
> providing pre-compiled software that I have used.
> As you are probably aware, Ubuntu ships version 1.3.7 of Audacity in the 9.04
> release, according the audacity website, this is a "beta version", there is
> also a "stable version", currently 1.2.6. I have experienced a number of bugs
> with the "beta" version provided in Ubuntu, it's possible that these are
> system-specific bugs present in the linux port of the 1.2.x series, but these
> are definitely bugs I do not encounter using the stable version of Audacity in
> Windows, while I have experienced a number of similar bugs trying to use a
> previous 1.3.x version of Audacity in Windows. Another problem I have i that
> project files can be imported from Audacity 1.2.x into the 1.3.x branch, but
> not vice-versa, and I don't want to have to use the un-stable, buggy beta
> software in Windows as well. (there are work arounds that I can use to get my
> date back into 1.2.6, by exporting individual audio tracks to .WAV and then
> re-importing them one at time, but I would rather not have to do that).
> Anyways, my opinion is that ubuntu should provide the "stable" 1.2.x series of
> packages from the audacity team as the default option; perhaps offering the
> "beta" 1.3.x series as well. (Although I've been having a hell of time trying
> to build a functional 1.2.6 audacity package, so maybe that's why it's not in
> the repos)
regarding audacity, ubuntu follows the development in debian closely.
I'm copying the maintainers mailing list for further input.
pkg-multimedia, what do you think? shall we revert to the 1.2 series in
unstable and keep 1.3 in experimental?
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4
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