"I found a bug! now what?"
The most important things when reporting a bug are to be as specific as possible and check first in the Release Notes if we already know about the problem.
If the bug is not known about, please give us enough information that we can reproduce the bug ourselves on the correct operating system. Otherwise it is unlikely that we will be able to fix it.
If you can make the problem happen consistently, tell us the exact sequence of events, step-by-step from launch of Audacity that causes the bug to occur.
If you see an error message, be sure to send us the exact text of the error message, or attach an image. If you are on Mac or Linux a crash report is useful too.
When you have your bug report ready, please post to our forum.
"Feature X is not good enough or is missing"
You can send your ideas for new or improved features to our forum. Again, be as specific as possible, and feel free to suggest your preferred way of achieving the functionality you desire.
Thanks for all your reports, suggestions and patches! All of these help us make Audacity better.