On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 03:17:58AM +0000, Scott Kostyshak wrote: > > Can't you see that the majority doesn't know what a package is? Most > > of my students and colleagues didn't know this but were able to write their > > master or Ph.D. thesis with LyX. > > Therefore giving users a choice they don't understand is a problem. What is > > if they deny to install LyX, continue using LyX 2.2.x and screw up their > > MiKTeX? > > Who has a chance to fix a broken package or similar? Those who know what a > > package is. These guys have the knowledge to forbid any update if they like > > to and the installer lets them do this. Average users would be lost with > > their screwed-up LaTeX. Therefore I made my decision. > > I have thought about this, and I don't think the dialog will lead to > such problems. Further, several others have agreed that this is not a > concern.
I think it would be a good idea to check with lyx-users. I'm not sure why we didn't do this before. Who better to say if a dialog is confusing than the users? Of course, people on lyx-users are more advanced LyX users than the average user, but they are still better positioned than we are to know how the average user would react. Scott
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