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Hello, fediverse! We are Tenacity, one of the most prominent forks of Audacity for the time being.

I'm not sure what I'll do with this account yet, but you're more than free to follow it and find out for yourself. :)

@tenacity as long as you guys use it more or at least the same as the twitter account, it will all be fine

@joeligj12 Yeah, it's just hard to come up with new material. I don't think that cross-posting is very cool and engaging.

@tenacity @joeligj12 cross posting is only annoying if you're not engaging on the platforms you're posting to.

@tenacity Nice to meet you! I do hope your mission is a success 🙂

@tenacity does that mean it’s free from the privacy issues I’ve been hearing about the main fork of Audacity lately?

@dncn @tenacity No releases yet, but we're making progress.

@tenacity hello, nice to see you here. I'm wondering what is the scope of this project. Is it a hard fork or will it keep up with the changes upstream?

@Domant3lis @tenacity That isn't quite decided yet. We're trying to keep it relatively easy to merge changes from Audacity as long as that remains practical.

@tenacity glad to see you managed to stay up after the last fiasco! Welcome to the fediverse!

@tenacity Welcome! I've heard there's been some trouble with 4chan? Is that sorted out? I hope you're doing good!

@unfa @tenacity There was at the beginning, but fortunately they've largely left us alone since then.

@unfa Yeah, hi, thanks! Excuse me for the late response.

As @be said, there was some trouble at the beginning, but it's now just one new person leaving spam once every few days or whatever. The former maintainer is not affiliated with the project at all anymore, so I don't know what for, but it's safe to say that the dust has settled. This is a free country, everyone is free to use whichever program/fork they want to use, after all.

We are just hoping to be better and make this thing work.

@tenacity @be Thanks! I have heard the former maintainer of the project reported physical harrasement and even at attempted murder (?). He's given that as the reason for his dismissal. Some people told me that he must have been making things up, but I don't have any evidence to either prove or disprove anything. Maybe you would like to help clear this up?

@unfa @be Wish I could provide clarity on that, but we can neither confirm nor deny any of his claims either. The information we know is the same as the information everyone else knows, compared to basically everything else revolving around our situation.

We are not really related to any of this anymore and never were for the most part, I think you'd have to reach out to the previous maintainer.

@tenacity Hello, nice to see you! Do you plan to migrate away from wxWidgets and C to lower the contribution entry level?

@bionade24 Some of us would love to, but we really don't have the manpower to do something as big as a full UI rewrite in a different framework. For now, we're just trying to take advantage of what we have as much as possible. The best possible result would be following the route of Transmission and write different, native frontends (transmissionbt.com/) for each platform, but, again, we don't have that much power. wxWidgets is deeply embedded in the logic of the program.

#Qt does feel native on any Platform imao, extra fromtends are too much work.
And in case you use QtQuick2, there would be a big QML part with no need of C++/Rust/whatever knowledge where JS devs could participate, too.

Maybe an online Hackathon would be a good idea? Like doing the most in one week and then slowly finishing the rest in a year and releasing the new frontend.

@tenacity
Thanks for taking up the challenge of forking audacity, we're extremely greatful and best of luck!

@tenacity This account is missing some sweet sweet screenshots!

@unfa @falktx We haven't actually made a lot of visual/design changes as of late, which is why I've stopped posting screenshots for now.

Over the past few days, we've been mostly focusing on removing the two-decade old build system ghosts, dealing with the love we've been receiving (PRs/Issues), trademark compliance and "where are we going to get certificates" stuff.

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