On 07/17/2016 04:39 PM, David L. Johnson wrote: > On 07/17/2016 04:26 PM, David L. Johnson wrote: >> When I upgraded to lyx 2.2.0 (which was when debian testing went to >> it) I lost the print menu. I thought at first it was because my home >> computer uses an old printer, but the same thing is true on my office >> machine. I could not find out anything about printing on the >> http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/NewInLyX22 site, or anywhere else I looked. >> >> Was there a decision to relegate printing (maybe just in linux) to >> programs handling the output files? I can print fine viewing the >> output (using evince) and then printing from there, but lyx used to >> support printing directly. Or, perhaps, something happened with the >> configuration, but I did not see anything about printing in the >> menus, or any mention of it. >> > > Never mind, I guess. I see it now in the release notes. But it does > seem odd to dump it entirely.
The problem was that print support was becoming increasingly complicated to maintain. We decided we just couldn't really do it properly, so better not to pretend we can. > The argument that most people would want to preview the output first > is not the way I work with it. I often have a viewing window open, > but in the past have opted to print directly from lyx. In fact, on an > earlier computer lyx was one of the few programs that would work with > my legacy printer. > > Oh well. I will adapt, but I'd rather have the option. The release notes explain how to restore printing if you want to do that. You can even put it back on the menus and toolbars if you want, though that is another step. Richard