In one week, the team of developers behind one of the most popular open source audio editing applications has made three moves. Over the weekend they released a new major update, but shortly after they pulled it down and they re-offered the previous version because the new one introduced a serious bug and a few hours ago they released Audacity 2.4.1, which coincides with the same thing that they released less than seven days ago, but with the bug fixed.
As we read in the release note,Audacity 2.4.1 'Only' has corrected that bug. For everything else, we are facing the same version as included important news like Opus support and more than 100 bugs fixed, but this time everything works perfectly. Therefore, the project has already made available to all users a delivery without a failure that would make us «get audio loss and corruption when we have two projects open at the same time«. Specifically, when we passed the audio from one window to another.
Audacity 2.4.1 only fixes one bug, but an important one
Audacity 2.4.1 is now available for all supported systems, which are Windows, macOS and Linux. We have it available in different options, such as the source code that we can access from this link or an unofficial repository for Ubuntu that, while it is true that it may fail in the latest versions, it is also true that it does work in older versions. In the event that this is the option that interests you the most, you have to open a terminal and write the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity sudo apt update && sudo apt install audacity
It is also available now on Flathub from this link and in the next few hours (or days, who knows with this type of packages) the Snap versions will also be updated.