Monday, November 6, 2017

How to Install Audacity 2.2.0 via PPA on Ubuntu 17.04, 18.04

   Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
Compilation instructions for Audacity are provided in the source code:
  • Windows: win\compile.txt
  • macOS: mac/Build.txt
  • GNU/Linux: INSTALL.

Audacity 2.2.0 Changelog:
  • Four supplied user interface themes, and customizability of themes for advanced users.
  • Playback of MIDI files (fully automatic on Windows; requires cooperating software synthesizer programs on macOs or Linux; special thanks to Audacity co-founder Roger Dannenberg and new contributor “pokechu22”)
  • Better organized menus
  • Help link buttons in many dialogs lead to the relevant manual pages
  • 198 bugs/annoyances in 2.1.3 fixed, most importantly:
  • Improved recovery from full file system errors; in case of recording, Audacity 2.2.0 will preserve as much of the recorded data as possible
  • Thorough update of the manual with new images, more hover texts, and more cross-references.
  • Complete support for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and 10.13 (High Sierra)

Installation instructions:

Run the following commands in Terminal to install Audacity 2.2.0, via PPA, on Ubuntu:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install audacity

Optional, to remove Audacity, do:

     If you want to uninstall Audacity from Ubuntu Systems, run the following commands in Terminal:

$ sudo apt-get remove --autoremove audacity audacity-data

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