On 05/15/2018 05:36 PM, Julio Rojas wrote:
> What I wanted to say is that the installer automatically gives the
> option to use/download/install Texlive. Is it possible?

Anything is possible...if someone's prepared to put in the effort. My
sense is that this would not be that hard to do. You'd mostly just copy
the existing code for MikTeX.


> On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 2:47 PM, Richard Kimberly Heck
> <rikih...@lyx.org <mailto:rikih...@lyx.org>> wrote:
>     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.
>     Riki

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