Now I understand all this. Basically I know it as installing over the top of one's existing software version on his/her PC. Job well done explaining and helping with this. Let us know when its no longer beta software. Petro --- "David R. Sky" <davidsky@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi Petro, > > You wrote: > So why am I seeing a .zip and .exe files to > install Audacity on > > this list? Can I just download the .exe file and install > like I > > always have? > > > David: The newest version of Audacity (1.3.0 and 1.3.1) do not > have all > the bugs worked out. Audacity 1.3.0 is an executable install > file with all > the necessary files, but 1.3.1 is just one file > (audacity.exe.) zipped > into a zip file. Audacity 1.3.0 has many new keyboard > commands, but many > of them don't work properly. However, if you install 1.3.0 > then copy > the 1.3.1 audacity.exe file over the 1.3.0 audacity.exe file, > many more of > the new > keyboard commands are working and installed. > > Once all the bugs are worked out, then we'll have a single > executable > installer file to install the newest audacity 1.3.1. Which is > what "beta" > means - it's still being tested in public. And if you or > anyone else have > a problem with the program, report them here and I'll pass > them on to the > development list. > > Hope that helps. > > David > > To unsubscribe from this list please use the following > command: > freelists-users-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in > the Subject. > To unsubscribe from this list please use the following command: freelists-users-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject.