> That thread is how I discovered Lyx and why I signed up for the list > yesterday. I will now go back to lurking, and I hope to read less > threads of the 'holy moly' type. It has been a long time since I've seen > that kind of behaviour on a FOSS mailing list.
The LyX developers and mailing list community are very polite and helpful. I have participated on the lists for over five years. LyX and its community have been very useful for me personally and professionally. For what it is worth, I do some of my projects in LyX, and some in "vi" using LaTeX or DocBook. It mostly depends on what I am working on or working with to decide on the tools/technology. I recently started exploring S5 for slideshow in browser, but it made my firefox very sluggish and I couldn't quickly find a tool (other than vi) to create and maintain a slideshow. So I quickly used LyX with Beamer to do a 50+ slide presentation on DNSSEC. (I will presenting again in Dallas, Texas next week -- let me know if you are in Dallas area.) LyX lets me focus on content and less on formatting and presentation. Thank you again to the LyX developers and community.