Posted: Sat 07 Dec 2013, 16:27 Post_subject:
Audacity 2.0.5 nightly build -Precise Raring Slacko Quirky
I have taken the nightly build and made packages for easy installing
in a fresh install of Precise puppy or Slacko.
Edit: Now supports - Precise Raring Slacko Quirky
I made audacity-2.0.5.pet package from downloaded
debian packages from launchpad.net and assembled with
Then I installed the pet package and ran from terminal. I copied down
terminal complaints and added the appropriate libraries. I put these
in a separate pet package since I know from experience that if
I put all the code together in one package that there will be trouble.
The Slacko version required a separate package for their libraries which
are different from Precise Puppy. (for instance libjack was needed)
Note that these are very big pet packages.
You need 3x the size of package available in free RAM space to install
a pet package!! That's one of the advantages of using SFS files.
Here's the method I've devised.
First install an appropriate pet package full of necessary libraries
for your distro---> either Precise or Slacko or Quirky 6
This first step is very important!! Then install the audacity2.0.5
pet (or SFS).
Tested on Slacko 5.5, Precise, Precise NOP, Raring and Quirky 6.
Doesn't work on Wheezy or Carolina because they
have older glib.
This version of audacity doesn't recognize sound cards very well,
at least it didn't recognize mine. Ubuntu uses pulseaudio driver. The
solution for me was to set the audio so that a sound file will play
over the speakers using 'retrovol'. I had to select 'dmix' in precise.
In slacko the 'default' worked for sound output.
Since this is a nightly build I thought I would give my impressions.
I recorded a 2 hour file and edited it. The app was stable however
it was a bit difficult to scroll, but nothing serious. A couple of times
the cursor disappeared while playing and editing at the same time,
but it reappeared after about 4 seconds.
Markers were difficult to create if the file was playing (Cmd-M).