Hi all, In the last 6 months this list has featured at least 10 reports of LyX 1.6.x terminating unexpectedly. I myself had instances of this in 1.6.2 and 1.6.3, and was lucky enough to find a workaround in 1.6.3.
Turns out, the lyx file causing the crash in my 1.6.3 featured a huge (bigger than 2mb) .eps file. When the file loaded, the picture on the screen said "loading bookcover.eps", and then a couple seconds later crashed. This was a reproducible error -- it happened every time in the same amount of time. Using Vim, I replaced bookcover.eps with bookcover.pdf, a much smaller file, and the problem disappeared. So here's my question for everyone reporting 1.6.x crashes: Did your files include graphics? Did they include large graphics? Were any of the large graphics .eps files? Was there anybody suffering a 1.6.x crash whose file DID NOT have graphic files? If there's anyone currently able to reproduce this problem, would you be able to use a text editor to whittle the file down to a small reproducer, and then use the text editor to toggle the symptom by enabling and disapbling the big graphic? Thanks SteveT