On 16/10/2013 14:38, Peter Sampson wrote:
> Testing on W7 Home Premium SP1 - Toshiba Satellite laptop.
> I confirm David's report, I too sometimes just get a task button
> rather than a full on-screen launch, clicking on the button launches
> the app onto the screen ok. However this is moonphase, I can
> ascertain no pattern.
Is this 'task button' the thing that James made visible with r12617, a
thing in the bar at the bottom (or side, top, that's
know) of win 7 that shows the apps running? Sorry, I don't know what
it's called right now. It says 'Audacity is starting up...'.
Audacity can take a variable length of time to start, here at least,
and now while I'm waiting I see this iconized window. If I click on
it that might correspond to when the full window loads, or it might
not, depending on luck/timing. Does that account for the 'moonphase'
thing? (And I hate that term 'moonphase'! Whatever happened to
'apparently random' or 'I don't understand'?.)
I have not tested this very much at all, but Audacity seems to start
faster the second time I run it than the first. This may again
contribute to 'apparently random'
Before 2.0.5, did you just wait, listening to your drive whirring
away, and now you see an on-screen thing that does not do as you expect?
Just a thought.
> Apart from that I have been giving 20.05 RC1 a thorough workout
> through my two major workflows and all seems well.
> 1) TT=>Edirol UA-1EX soundcard=>PC with host set to WDS
> LP recorded fine and subsequent processing (including 32-bit export
> for processing through ClickRepair and re-importing into Audacity) to
> production WAVs went fine.
> 2) Onboard Realtek soundcard - host set to WASAPI loopback
> recording from dublincityfm.ie also recorded fine and subsequent
> processing to
extract a few tracks from the show to export as WAVs
> all went fine.
> 3) I deliberately "crashed " an open Audacity project with Task Manager
> restarting Audacity recovered the project properly - temp files deleted
> properly on exit.
> 4) I also repeated the recent tests, same audio clip, that I did for
> when we had clicks/bumps at 5.5 second intervals - recorded properly
> with no clicks/thumps.
> *From:* David Bailes <firstname.lastname@example.org
> *To:* audacity-quality <email@example.com
> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:09 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [Audacity-quality] Audacity 2.0.5rc1 ready for testing!
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 5:26 AM, Vaughan Johnson
> Audacity 2.0.5rc1 is ready for testing!
> All builds are posted at
> Please test away.
> I've had a look at the installed version on windows 7 and 8, both 64bit.
> There's a problem on starting audacity:
> - on windows 8, on starting audacity I either get just a taskbar
> button and no window, or a taskbar button and a window which isn't the
> - on windows 7, initially I just got a task button, but after a few
> more goes, audacity opened normally.
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