- Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
High memory usage on Wayland
When recording or playing audio in Audacity under Wayland, memory usage is drastically growing while the Audacity window is in focus. This can cause the entire system to freeze and fail the recording. Until this memory leak is fixed, it is recommended to start Audacity with
$ GDK_BACKEND=x11 audacity
See FS#77335 for more context.