Audacity Package for Ubuntu / Debian
benjamin.drung at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 18:56:58 BST 2009
Am Donnerstag, den 11.06.2009, 11:27 +0200 schrieb Reinhard Tartler:
> [ 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?
No, I think we should stick to 1.3 and help upstream to fix all
remaining bugs. Upstream is getting close to release the stable series
1.4. Maybe there will be a 1.3.7 before.
For people, who wants the older 1.2.x release, someone can provide these
packages in a PPA.
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