To find out what’s new, visit the New Features section of the Manual.
This is a standard source tarball, primarily for GNU/Linux, and assumes your system has necessary dependencies and libraries installed.
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- Git Repository For all platforms. Check out either the latest Audacity development code or a specific tagged release. Git checkouts and releases are suitable for any system, including those that lack necessary dependencies to compile the standard source tarball.
How to Compile Audacity
The wxWidgets library is required. Audacity 2.4.2 requires wxGTK 3.1.3, with our patches. If you compile wxWidgets yourself it should be built with the default gtk2 option, not with gtk3. The libsndfile library is also required and is included in Audacity obtained from Git. Installation of other libraries is optional.
CMake is required.
If you install libraries using a package management system like Apt or RPM, you need to install the “dev” (development) packages for each library.
To compile Audacity on a GNU/Linux system, follow the instructions in our wiki