Mailing Lists

Join the audacity-devel mailing list to discuss current and future development, or to get help modifying the Audacity source code.

Audacity source code

You can get the latest Audacity source code from our Git repository.

  • Type this at the command line to make a local copy of the source code repository from GitHub:
    git clone

Compiling Audacity

  • On Windows, see the file “build.txt” inside the “win” folder in the source code. For OS X, see “build.txt” inside the “mac” folder in the code.
  • Further information can be found in our Guide For Developers and in our more detailed guides on compiling Audacity for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux.
  • If you are still having difficulties, please ask on the Compiling Audacity board on the Audacity Forum.

Development activity

Open HUB (formerly known as “Ohloh”) has statistics on the value of Audacity development, excluding the third-party code libraries Audacity uses. Searchable commit listings are produced every 10 days. To find out more about current development activity you can subscribe to our Git repository atom feed or can look at our Git work in progress.

Bug Tracking

The Audacity developers use Bugzilla to track bugs and enhancements. Bugzilla will generate Bug Lists for different categories of bug.

If you are a user reporting a new bug, please post full details to the Audacity forum.

Git Pull Requests (and Patches)

We welcome Git pull requests from developers. If the changes is more than a simple couple of lines, please also talk to us about the changes on audacity-devel. Although we prefer pull request, we might also be able to accept a patch.

You need to sign the Audacity CLA for your request to be merged.

Developers’ Wiki

In the Audacity Wiki we have tagged many pages For Developers.
Here you can find information on:

  • Audacity Architecture
  • Roadmap – (take with a ton of salt)
  • Numerous Proposals
  • Feature Requests
  • Experimental Features