Public release of LyX version 1.6.0 (beta 4) ===================================
We are glad to announce the release of LyX 1.6.0 (beta 4). Compared with the latest stable release, this is the culmination of one year of hard work, and we sincerely hope you will enjoy the results. This release is the last planned beta release in the path that leads to 1.6.0, the beta status is thus an indication of the development stage and so we advise care when using this release. Please back up your work before using this release as it should be generally done in a beta release. The next scheduled release is rc1 (the first release candidate). As usual with a major release, a lot of work that is not directly visible has taken place. The core of LyX has seen more cleanups and some of the new features are the direct results of this work. The new features in LyX 1.6 are detailed in http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/NewInLyX16 The file RELEASE-NOTES lists some known issues with this release compared to the latest stable release (LyX 1.5.5). An updated list of issues might later be found at http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/ReleaseNotes You can download LyX 1.6.0beta4 here (the .bz2 are compressed with bzip2, which yields smaller files): ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/devel/lyx-1.6.0beta4.tar.gz ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/devel/lyx-1.6.0beta4.tar.bz2 Note that due to the amount of changes no patch is provided to upgrade from version 1.5.5. Prebuilt binaries (rpms for linux distributions, Mac OS X and Windows installers) should soon be available at ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/devel/ If you find what you think is a bug in LyX 1.6.0beta4, you may either e-mail the LyX developers' mailing list (lyx-devel @ lists.lyx.org), or open a bug report at http://bugzilla.lyx.org If you're having trouble using the new version of LyX, or have a question, first check out http://www.lyx.org/help/. If you can't find the answer there, e-mail the LyX users' list (lyx-users @ lists.lyx.org). Enjoy! The LyX team.