Audacity locks up - fails

Audacity version 2.0.6
Linux version Mx15

I am attempting to time shift a selection. I am able to do it “sometimes.” Other times, I get a message:

An assertion failed.
…/src/common/wincmn.cpp(3271):assert “!
wxMouseCapture::Is in capture stack (this)”
failed in capture Mouse () Recaptureing the mouse in the same window

The error window has several options but none work. My only recourse is to close Audacity and start over.

Audacity 2.0.6 is old and we are no longer accepting bug reports for it. In addition I am guessing your 2.0.6 is built with wxWidgets 3 (look at Help > About Audacity… then the “Build Information” tab). If your 2.0.6 is built with wxWidgets3 then it is an illegitimate build because 2.0.6 only supports wxWidgets 2.8.12. You will expect serious instability with that build.

In addition Mx-15 appears to be based on Debian Testing which is by definition not of release quality.

If you build the Audacity 2.1.2 tarball from Redirecting to: https://www.audacityteam.org/download this will be a legitimate build that supports wxWidgets 3.0.x. If you still receive the error in that build, please attach the stack trace.


Gale