> > I just added a docker image for LyX to dockerhub:
> > https://hub.docker.com/r/tkluck/lyx . It's just Ubuntu's packaged
> version,
> > including TeX Live and inkscape, and it's intended use is to build
> exports
> > from your LyX source reproducibly. For example, I have my thesis sources
> in
> > a git repository, and I configured continuous integration on gitlab with
> > this docker image.
> >
> > Hope that's useful for someone! If there's interest, I'd be happy to hand
> > this over to a more official place, maybe
> > https://hub.docker.com/u/lyxproject ?
> We could at least reference this project from wiki.

That would be a great start.

> I must however admit that I can't grasp fully from your description what
> is exactly the goal&means of your project.
> 'Exports from lyx source' means export tex/pdf output from .lyx files?
> 'reproducibly' means you stick indefinitely to certain lyx version
> and build environment (like gcc/qt/tex versions)?

In my experience, the more important failure mode that this prevents is
that I forget to commit certain assets (image files, child documents) to my
git repository. But yes, it also makes sure there's a reproducible set of
versions for the software dependencies.

Docker images would typically be versioned following the software releases,
no need to stick indefinitely to old versions. I've made no attempt to
automatically do that but the dockerhub setup makes it very easy to build
and release new versions.

> It would be cool if we could get some flatpack fan to create the builds
> for 2.x.final versions of lyx so we have chance to get these working
> even in future.

Yes that would be cool too! It's a bit orthogonal though.

Best, Timo

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