I just forwarded your patch to audacity-devel with a link to our BTS.
Thanks for all your work, it was a pleasure to hunt this bug. ;)
Hmmm, when I looked at the upstream website and noticed they had a
Bugzilla, I assumed that would be the most appropriate way to share my
info. I didn't even bother to notice their mailing lists! (Very
embarassing.... I could easily have subscribed -- temporarily -- and
let them know about all of this myself.)
At any rate, thanks for forwarding the info.
Let's hope it gets included in the next release (should I add it to the
Debian package until then?).
On the question of having a temporary Debian patch... this is judgment
call, so let's consider some facts:
1) So far, I'm the only one reporting a segfault on startup having to
do with the 1.3.7 -> 1.3.8 open_mixer() changes
2) I have the patch I need to make 1.3.8+ work on my hardware
In your place, my approach would be to wait to see how upstream responds
instead of immediately producing a patched Debian package. If upstream
seems to be taking a long time without incorporating the change, and if
even _one_ more bug report about the same issue hits the Debian BTS
(which I doubt will happen), then I would release a patched package.
Naturally, I don't know (yet) about the Debian policies, practices, and
standard operating procedures that govern decisions like this... if
there are any. If you are asking whether I would like to see official
DEBs... just for me... then I say, "No need!":
$ apt-cache policy audacity
*** 1.3.12-3+fix04 0
990 http://debian.osuosl.org unstable/main Packages
Thanks (to the whole team) for all of your work,
and especially to Adrian for all of the helpful interaction,
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