Why are people still using Windows? My firm gets along without Gates just fine.
John White On Friday, May 11, 2018 4:18:17 PM PDT Richard Kimberly Heck wrote: > On 05/11/2018 03:37 PM, Jim Rockford wrote: > > In my 20+ years in the world of science, I have not known a single > > user of Lyx (~50 in total) who wasn't computer savvy. Why not just > > include a warning message that Lyx 2.3.0 may not function properly > > with MiKTeX distributions that have not been updated as recently as > > some specific date? > > That is more or less what was proposed by most of the development team: > A warning at start-up, that LyX was going to update MikTeX, with an > option for the user to abort the install if they wish. The person > responsible for the Windows packages refused to include such a warning, > and we did not think updating people's other software without asking > permission to do so was something we should do. So that has left us in a > bad position. > > We are working now to try to produce a Windows installer. Unfortunately, > none of the active development team use Windows, so it is taking longer > than it otherwise might. We'd certainly welcome help from someone who > does use Windows. > > Riki