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hpr3538 :: Installing the Tenacity audio editor

Installing Tenacity, and the reasons behind the fork.

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Audacity vs. Tenacity

Tenacity project page

Reason for forking the Audacity project


Our project initially started as a fork of Audacity as a result of multiple controversies and public relation crises, which you can find out more about here:

Nevertheless, the goal of this project is to pick up what the original developers of Audacity the decades-long work by the original creators of Audacity and create an audio editor that is fresh, more modern, convenient and practical to use, with the help and the guidance of our users and our community.

Community section
Flatpak nightly build
flatpak remote-add tenacity oci+
flatpak install tenacity org.tenacityaudio.Tenacity
  • Update Flatpak
    • flatpak update tenacity org.tenacityaudio.Tenacity

Build instructions for Cmake

Clone Tenacity from the Tenacity GitHub project.

    $ git clone
    $ cd tenacity

    Configure Tenacity using CMake:

    $ mkdir build && cd build
    $ cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -Duse_ffmpeg=loaded ..

    By default, Debug build will be configured. To change that, pass -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release to CMake.

    Build Tenacity:

    $ make -j`nproc`

    $ sudo make install

Current version:3.0.2-895-g0665614
Current version:3.0.2-895-g0665614


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Comment #1 posted on 2022-02-08 19:44:27 by Ken Fallon

How to run it

flatpak run org.tenacityaudio.Tenacity
Comment #2 posted on 2022-02-27 18:55:01 by Random_Linux_User

Re hpr3538 :: Installing the Tenacity audio editor

tenacity is an almost dead project. If you take a look at their repository closely, you'll see that all that is happening is rebranding. Very little has happened there in the past few months. Audacity has been a work of two guys (Paul Licameli & James Crook) and without them I don't see anyone is capable of adding new features and improvements to it. After all it has been their brainchild, their labor of love. Telemetry is everywhere. From KDE to Firefox. Unless and until it's stealthy and doesn't give you options to opt-out, it's not that bad.
Comment #3 posted on 2023-05-15 09:14:26 by Archer72

My memory

These shows are my memory, not only my shows, but a multitude of other show. I recently had to reference this one. I had hoped that Tenacity would be in the Fedora 38 repos, but no. Still, Tenacity is alive and well and currently has implemented a dark theme, which Audacity has not. Also newly integrated are the clip handles, to move around audio clips instead of using a separate tool.

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