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

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