I am quite new to Audacity and currently use version 3.0.4 (3.04) on Windows 10. After starting Audacity today I was told that a new version 3.0.5 (3.05) is available.
After downloading the setup-file “audacity-win-3.0.5-64bit.exe” I realized that the file size (55’977 KB) is 65% larger compared to the previous version “audacity-win-3.0.4-x64.exe” with 33’785 KB.
I thought there must be a lot of changes implemented in the new version, new featues and functions, whatever, but when I checked the release notes (https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_3.0.5), I was quite surprised to see that 3.0.5 is only a hotfix for macOS.
I like Audacity very much, but my trust in the downloads is not yet quite high, espacially because I fell into a download-trap at first install. Therefore my question to the forum:
Does anybody know why the new version 3.0.5 setup-file is that much larger than for the previous version? Do you have noticed any bad effects after installing version 3.0.5?