Testing the latest features

Testing Audacity is one of the best ways to find bugs.
You can download the latest master build from Even before that, you can get builds which are still in development from (if you have a github account)
When you do find something that breaks, make sure to file a bug (or comment on the pull request that introduces the bug if it's unmerged)!
Audacity comes with some tools to aid you with testing.



See - these can make it easier for you to do repeated tasks.


Journaling is a feature that records all your actions and lets you replay them.
  1. 1.
    start Audacity in journaling mode, <<TODO: HOW??>> do a certain task, and then close Audacity again. This will generate a journal file, which you can find in <<WHERE>>.
  2. 2.
    Copy the journal file to a new folder (eg: QA-tests) and name it so that you can easily find it again.
  3. 3.
    Launch Audacity from the command line, like this:
audacity.exe -j QA-tests\yourtest.txt
audacity -j QA-tests/yourtest.txt
audacity -j QA-tests/yourtest.txt