On 05/15/2018 11:46 AM, Julio Rojas wrote:
> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 5:18 PM, Richard Kimberly Heck
> <rikih...@lyx.org <mailto:rikih...@lyx.org>> 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
> And this is why I couldn't care less about MikTeX and have been using
> TeXlive on my Windoze installations for a while. Is it possible to
> give the alternative to use Texlive instead of MikTex?

You can use LyX with whatever installation you like, but the "bundle"
installer gives you MikTeX.


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