On 12/06/2011 05:55 PM, Alan L Tyree wrote: > On 07/12/11 09:41:13, Richard Heck wrote: >> On 12/06/2011 04:38 PM, Steve Litt wrote: >>> On Tuesday, December 06, 2011 03:06:37 PM you wrote: >>>> Can I ask again that off-topic threads be moved to an appropriate >>>> mailing list? >>> Unless it's the LyX project's position that LyX's only function is >> to >>> build PDF and Docbook, then this is very ontopic. >>> >> Do you think the LyX list is also good for discussion of the details >> of the ps2pdf converter? Or for reporting bugs with it? > No, but I don't think it is the same. > > If LyX is to develop into a serious e-book editor, then this is a very > LyX related discussion. Even users such as myself who are in no > position to contribute directly to the development have an interest in > how this develops. "Mere" users can eventually have an input into this > development. > > It is not just a discussion about converters or bugs. It relates to how > LyX will look and behave in the future. I agree with Steve and others > that LyX could become major tool for writing e-books. As such, the > discussion doesn't seem to me to be off topic. > I agree with Steve, as well, that LyX could become such a tool. But that is not what this discussion has been about. This discussion, as the subject makes very clear, has been about elyxer, and about a very specific question Steve had about it.
If people want to have a general discussion about how to make LyX a good tool for writing e-books, then let's have that discussion. And let's have it in such a way that it has something to do with LyX, which none of this discussion so far has. Indeed, various of us have already been having that discussion---but it is, frankly, a discussion for the devel list, which many non-developers read and contribute to, for exactly the reason you mention: because users' input is welcome and needed. This list is for issues with LyX itself, or for questions about how to use it, etc. Richard