A slight update on my indicated procedure in #2: I am, of course, no developer and no computer scientist. So let me indicate some understanding also for decisions made on things I don't understand.
Suppose... updating MikTeX leads to the following: * the latest MikTeX is not backwards compatible, i.e., documents that used to work stop working -- that would be a pain for the guy who provides the Windows installation, * installing the latest MikTeX leads to wiping out currently installed templates, etc. for journals, conferences, etc., so that these must be reinstalled -- probably something that some people would find a pain, and bitch about, * installing the latest MikTeX has proved to be problematic for some versions of Windows (e.g., some users tend to prefer Windows 7 and refuse to update to Windows 10, etc., etc.). In summary: I understand some caution if the guy who provides the Windows installation may come in a situation that makes many users "mad". That is never a good situation. However, if there are no problems, for me it would be perfectly fine if the installation procedure checked the current installation of MikTeX, and if I didn't have the correct one installed, simply informed me: * "LyX v. 2.3.0 requires the latest installation of MikTeX. You have not installed the latest version on your computer, and the installation is therefore terminated. If you want to upgrade to LyX v. 2.3.0, please follow the procedure at www..... and first upgrade MikTeX to the latest version. NOTE: if you choose to upgrade MikTeX, and there are some problems with MikTeX on your computer, you do this on your own responsibility." Or something to that effect... -B -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Steve Litt Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 10:55 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: The tortured release of 2.3.0 Windows binaries On Mon, 14 May 2018 06:58:30 +0000 Baris Erkus <bariser...@hotmail.com> wrote: > On 13-May-18 3:16 PM, Bernt Lie wrote: > 1: I agree, and I didn't say so. Essentially, my point is that > developers can not do that without compromising its OS agnostics. For > various reasons, I use Windows myself. And I have full respect for > others making different choices. I don't think the LyX list should be > used for negative description of OSes not used by oneself. > > 2: I see the point. If there are no negative side effects of upgrading > to the latest version of MikTeX, I'd do the following: > * Put in a LyX 2.3.0 installation link. > * Start by checking if the latest MikTeX version is installed. If yes, > proceed and install LyX 2.3.0 > * If not, explain why, and point to a link (youtube, or whatever) on > how the user can upgrade MikTeX and say "retry after you have upgraded > MikTeX". > > Maybe a solution? > B Your plan outlined in point #2 above seems like a great idea to me. Disclaimer: I don't use Windows, so I might not know the full extent of the problem. SteveT