Audacity & Rosetta Compatibility issues?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by kildraik, May 14, 2006.

  1. kildraik macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2006
    Colorado Rockies
    I have downloaded audacity, but it is not running very properly. It isn't a Universal Binary application, so it runs through Rosetta, but freezes constantly. Since Audacity is an OpenSource application, does anybody know how to create a Universal Binary edition so it can run much smoother?
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    It really depends on how Audacity was programmed. Since it's a multi-platform app, in principle, it might not be that hard, especially if it's already being built in XCode for Macs. But... I think it's one of those, "if you have to ask how hard it would be, it is probably beyond your technical capabilities" things. :(

    What I would do is get an account on the Audacity board and post a request. I think I saw one there already, but let the team know there is interest. Their failure to do so already may have to do with one of many reasons: (a) No access to beta testers with Intel Macs (i.e. YOU! ;) ), (b) no time, (c) use of libraries that cannot easily be re-compiled for a variety of technical reasons. If it's (c), you're probably SOL for a while. If it's (a) or (b), well, if they know there's a desire out there...
  3. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    What I would do is get Audio Hijack Pro..It's better and it's a UB
  4. faintember macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2005
    the ruins of the Cherokee nation
    Make your concerns known via this forum at the Audacity site. Just register and post your concern. There is already a topic titled "Can we get a universal binary" but alas it only has three posts. Post and lets see if we can get some support!

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