I would have thought there are a lot of Mac users using Audacity, so not supporting Yosemite is a bad bad thing (Audacity freezes / crashes as soon as I try to export, for example).
I appreciate there’s a lot of work in producing a Yosemite-compatible version of Audacity and of course the developers should get remunerated for their work.
So how about Audacity start a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds specifically for a Yosemite-compatible build. Notify all current Mac users of Audacity and you should at least know whether the demand is there or not …
We know there are reports of crashes when opening or saving a second project, but we cannot reproduce those crashes on Yosemite. Exactly what type of Mac do you have? Exactly what drive are you exporting to? What is the file name?
To find the Mac crash reports, open Finder, Go > Go to Folder then type:
We appreciate the Kickstarter suggestion, but if we did that it would probably be more generalised, for example to fund a developer interested in implementing specific features. Meantime, do please feel free to make a donation to Audacity at http://audacityteam.org/donate/.
Fantastic response - thanks Gale.
I’ll use the 2.1.0 pre release for now & see how I get on with that, and also subscribe to be notified when the full release is out.
In terms of reproducing the issue, I …
Connect a photo-to-USB box (made by Pro-Ject) to a USB port
Record about an hour of vinyl record
Hit space bar to stop recording
Remove a few sections at start / end recording
Cmd-Shift-E to export the audio & bang, Audacity crashes
Restart Audacity, say ok to ‘recover the last session’
Cmd-Shift-E again to export and it works ok this time
It’s the same pretty much every recording now - hopefully 2.1.0 will solve this
My Mac is a 2009 13" Mac Pro with a 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, running Yosemite 10.10.2