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.


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