mentorships for GSoC 2013 -- URGENT (was: Re: sponsoring horizontal scrollbar for tables and math)

2013-03-16 Thread Liviu Andronic
Dear all,
I'm writing this e-mail in the hope to revive our Google Summer of
Code application for 2013.


On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM, stefano franchi
stefano.fran...@gmail.com wrote:
  Of course, this does not mean I want the text spread out over a very
  long
  line like that, only the math block (or a table, perhaps).
 
 Would any developer be interested in such a sponsored project? I think
 there is sufficient demand to meet the funding requirements rather
 quickly.

 This might be a good choice for Google's Summer of code 2013 which is
 currently open for orgs' submission (deadline is in 5 days: 3/18:
 http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013?ModPagespeed=noscript).

 Any interest in reviving Lyx's application? I am willing to take care of
 coordinating the submission, but I am no coder. Are there devs interested in
 mentoring?

Now the deadline is in 2 days, so if we make an official submission it
has to be this weekend.

Performing the application process (together with Stefano) should be
straightforward since we still have the GSoC 2011 application on the
wiki:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/GSoC2011

So the real question is whether we have developers ready to mentor any
of the 7 ideas that we had last time:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas

or this latest horizontal scrollbar idea. Since we're short on time
and in devel manpower, I would suggest that we consider any of the
following ideas for GSoC 2013:
- Project: Layout editor (
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc1 )
- Project: LyX presentation mode (
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc3 )
- Project: Improved XHTML export and ePub support (
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc5 )
- Project: UI Improvements and non-linear writing enhancements.(
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc6 )
- Project: Toolbar customization dialog (
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc7 )
- Project: Horizontal scrollbar for tables and math ( NULL )


Stefano and I can coordinate the submission project over the weekend,
but what we really need to know is whether we have developers willing
to mentor any of the ideas above (cc'ing all mentors that volunteered
last time). I believe that having even one or two projects mentored
over the summer would represent a significant opportunity for LyX in
terms of added functionality. It would also allow us to familiarize
ourselves with the whole GSoC business and get a better understanding
of whether we want to outsource more coding tasks in the future.
Either way, we really should give it a try!

Regards,
Liviu


Re: [off-topic] LyX as a LaTeX table editor (and other selling advice)

2013-03-16 Thread Wolfgang Keller
 I occasionally teach a How to use MS Word 

That would be a rather short lesson:

*Not*.

SCNR.

Sincerely,

Wolfgang


Re: eLyXer 1.2.4 released

2013-03-16 Thread Liviu Andronic
Hello,

On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 12:57 PM, Alex Fernandez ely...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hi all,

 Version 1.2.4 of eLyXer, the LyX - HTML converter, has just been released
 after a long hiatus. This version features a Russian translation, several
 more commands and a fix for having both hover and end footnotes. See the
 full changelog at:
   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/changelog.html

Ubuntu binaries for 1.2.5 are available at the PPA:
https://launchpad.net/~lyx-devel/+archive/release

Liviu

 You can download it as a zip file:
   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/dist/elyxer-1.2.4.zip
 or as a tar.gz:
   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/dist/elyxer-1.2.4.tar.gz
 It is also present in the PyPI:
   https://pypi.python.org/pypi/eLyXer/1.2.4

 The project's homepage has changed, it now resides at:
   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/
 The code repo has also changed to github:
   https://github.com/alexfernandez/elyxer
 along with the preferred form of hacking on it, which is now to fork it and
 submit a pull request. This will hopefully make contributions much more
 agile; in this version we feature one such contribution by José Ramón
 Álvarez Sánchez (thanks a lot!).

 Enjoy!

 Alex.




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Re: eLyXer 1.2.4 released

2013-03-16 Thread Alex Fernandez
On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM, Liviu Andronic landronim...@gmail.comwrote:

  Version 1.2.4 of eLyXer, the LyX - HTML converter, has just been
 released
  after a long hiatus. This version features a Russian translation, several
  more commands and a fix for having both hover and end footnotes. See the
  full changelog at:
http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/changelog.html


Ubuntu binaries for 1.2.5 are available at the PPA:

https://launchpad.net/~lyx-devel/+archive/release


As Liviu discovered, just to let you all know that I had to release 1.2.5
because of problems with the 1.2.4 release (the binary lacked a couple of
patches; otherwise the source code was fine).

Alex.


Re: eLyXer 1.2.4 released

2013-03-16 Thread Ray Rashif
On 17 March 2013 07:12, Alex Fernandez ely...@gmail.com wrote:
 As Liviu discovered, just to let you all know that I had to release 1.2.5
 because of problems with the 1.2.4 release (the binary lacked a couple of
 patches; otherwise the source code was fine).

Alex, when I first heard of eLyXer -- amidst mounting frustrations
resulting from several failed attempts at converting a 350-page
document to any other usable format -- I thought it was just another
deceptive solution and gave it a miss entirely.

How wrong I was, how deceptively brilliant this is! I was expecting I
would have to at least input child documents, but it worked its magic
on the master document itself. Believe me, nothing else ever worked,
and this is a complex document with LaTeX hacks here and there.

Sure, there were some issues, like not recognising some (or all) LaTeX
commands, external inset, and ignoring some BibTeX entries, but I now
have a usable single-file HTML verbatim copy of the main contents,
complete with (cross-)references and images.

The software had been lying dormant as a package in my (GNU/Linux)
distribution's unofficial buildscripts repository [1] with no love at
all, but I'll be promoting it directly to a supported binary
repository as soon as I get some time -- no-one should miss this.


[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/elyxer/


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Re: mentorships for GSoC 2013 -- URGENT (was: Re: sponsoring horizontal scrollbar for tables and math)

2013-03-16 Thread Cyrille Artho
Dear Liviu,
Thanks for applying for LyX at GSoC.
I'm not sure what my schedule will be like in summer. I'm not very
familiar with the LyX code base, having tried to debug some issues but
not having implemented any significant code.
So I think I can be a backup (co-mentor) for times when the main
mentor is absent, but only for one project (as I would have to
familiarize myself with the details of that project).
I'm sorry I cannot be of more help, but I will try to help out if it's
already known that the main mentor in a project is absent for one or
two weeks within the coding period.
I hope other mentors will come forward with their project ideas!
In my experience, a good way to find a project is to try to find
something that can be done in half the time that is available. Things
often take more time than you think :-)


On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 6:05 AM, Liviu Andronic landronim...@gmail.com wrote:
 Dear all,
 I'm writing this e-mail in the hope to revive our Google Summer of
 Code application for 2013.


 On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM, stefano franchi
 stefano.fran...@gmail.com wrote:
  Of course, this does not mean I want the text spread out over a very
  long
  line like that, only the math block (or a table, perhaps).
 
 Would any developer be interested in such a sponsored project? I think
 there is sufficient demand to meet the funding requirements rather
 quickly.

 This might be a good choice for Google's Summer of code 2013 which is
 currently open for orgs' submission (deadline is in 5 days: 3/18:
 http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013?ModPagespeed=noscript).

 Any interest in reviving Lyx's application? I am willing to take care of
 coordinating the submission, but I am no coder. Are there devs interested in
 mentoring?

 Now the deadline is in 2 days, so if we make an official submission it
 has to be this weekend.

 Performing the application process (together with Stefano) should be
 straightforward since we still have the GSoC 2011 application on the
 wiki:
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/GSoC2011

 So the real question is whether we have developers ready to mentor any
 of the 7 ideas that we had last time:
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas

 or this latest horizontal scrollbar idea. Since we're short on time
 and in devel manpower, I would suggest that we consider any of the
 following ideas for GSoC 2013:
 - Project: Layout editor (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc1 )
 - Project: LyX presentation mode (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc3 )
 - Project: Improved XHTML export and ePub support (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc5 )
 - Project: UI Improvements and non-linear writing enhancements.(
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc6 )
 - Project: Toolbar customization dialog (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc7 )
 - Project: Horizontal scrollbar for tables and math ( NULL )


 Stefano and I can coordinate the submission project over the weekend,
 but what we really need to know is whether we have developers willing
 to mentor any of the ideas above (cc'ing all mentors that volunteered
 last time). I believe that having even one or two projects mentored
 over the summer would represent a significant opportunity for LyX in
 terms of added functionality. It would also allow us to familiarize
 ourselves with the whole GSoC business and get a better understanding
 of whether we want to outsource more coding tasks in the future.
 Either way, we really should give it a try!

 Regards,
 Liviu



-- 
Regards,
Cyrille Artho


Re: mentorships for GSoC 2013 -- URGENT (was: Re: sponsoring horizontal scrollbar for tables and math)

2013-03-16 Thread Liviu Andronic
Dear all,
As I was pointed out off-list, I got confused and the urgency is quite
a bit less. Monday March 18 is when the application window *opens*.
The deadline for submission is March 29. [1]
[1] 
http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2013/help_page?ModPagespeed=noscript#2._What_is_the_program_timeline

With that in mind, I propose that we re-evaluate the mentorships for
the 7 ideas that we had last time:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas

plus the
Project: Horizontal scrollbar for tables and math ( NULL )

If others have different development ideas in mind, please share them here.

Sorry for the confusion. Regards,
Liviu


On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Liviu Andronic landronim...@gmail.com wrote:
 Dear all,
 I'm writing this e-mail in the hope to revive our Google Summer of
 Code application for 2013.


 On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM, stefano franchi
 stefano.fran...@gmail.com wrote:
  Of course, this does not mean I want the text spread out over a very
  long
  line like that, only the math block (or a table, perhaps).
 
 Would any developer be interested in such a sponsored project? I think
 there is sufficient demand to meet the funding requirements rather
 quickly.

 This might be a good choice for Google's Summer of code 2013 which is
 currently open for orgs' submission (deadline is in 5 days: 3/18:
 http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013?ModPagespeed=noscript).

 Any interest in reviving Lyx's application? I am willing to take care of
 coordinating the submission, but I am no coder. Are there devs interested in
 mentoring?

 Now the deadline is in 2 days, so if we make an official submission it
 has to be this weekend.

 Performing the application process (together with Stefano) should be
 straightforward since we still have the GSoC 2011 application on the
 wiki:
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/GSoC2011

 So the real question is whether we have developers ready to mentor any
 of the 7 ideas that we had last time:
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas

 or this latest horizontal scrollbar idea. Since we're short on time
 and in devel manpower, I would suggest that we consider any of the
 following ideas for GSoC 2013:
 - Project: Layout editor (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc1 )
 - Project: LyX presentation mode (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc3 )
 - Project: Improved XHTML export and ePub support (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc5 )
 - Project: UI Improvements and non-linear writing enhancements.(
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc6 )
 - Project: Toolbar customization dialog (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc7 )
 - Project: Horizontal scrollbar for tables and math ( NULL )


 Stefano and I can coordinate the submission project over the weekend,
 but what we really need to know is whether we have developers willing
 to mentor any of the ideas above (cc'ing all mentors that volunteered
 last time). I believe that having even one or two projects mentored
 over the summer would represent a significant opportunity for LyX in
 terms of added functionality. It would also allow us to familiarize
 ourselves with the whole GSoC business and get a better understanding
 of whether we want to outsource more coding tasks in the future.
 Either way, we really should give it a try!

 Regards,
 Liviu



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mentorships for GSoC 2013 -- URGENT (was: Re: sponsoring horizontal scrollbar for tables and math)

2013-03-16 Thread Liviu Andronic
Dear all,
I'm writing this e-mail in the hope to revive our Google Summer of
Code application for 2013.


On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM, stefano franchi
stefano.fran...@gmail.com wrote:
  Of course, this does not mean I want the text spread out over a very
  long
  line like that, only the math block (or a table, perhaps).
 
 Would any developer be interested in such a sponsored project? I think
 there is sufficient demand to meet the funding requirements rather
 quickly.

 This might be a good choice for Google's Summer of code 2013 which is
 currently open for orgs' submission (deadline is in 5 days: 3/18:
 http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013?ModPagespeed=noscript).

 Any interest in reviving Lyx's application? I am willing to take care of
 coordinating the submission, but I am no coder. Are there devs interested in
 mentoring?

Now the deadline is in 2 days, so if we make an official submission it
has to be this weekend.

Performing the application process (together with Stefano) should be
straightforward since we still have the GSoC 2011 application on the
wiki:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/GSoC2011

So the real question is whether we have developers ready to mentor any
of the 7 ideas that we had last time:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas

or this latest horizontal scrollbar idea. Since we're short on time
and in devel manpower, I would suggest that we consider any of the
following ideas for GSoC 2013:
- Project: Layout editor (
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc1 )
- Project: LyX presentation mode (
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc3 )
- Project: Improved XHTML export and ePub support (
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc5 )
- Project: UI Improvements and non-linear writing enhancements.(
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc6 )
- Project: Toolbar customization dialog (
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc7 )
- Project: Horizontal scrollbar for tables and math ( NULL )


Stefano and I can coordinate the submission project over the weekend,
but what we really need to know is whether we have developers willing
to mentor any of the ideas above (cc'ing all mentors that volunteered
last time). I believe that having even one or two projects mentored
over the summer would represent a significant opportunity for LyX in
terms of added functionality. It would also allow us to familiarize
ourselves with the whole GSoC business and get a better understanding
of whether we want to outsource more coding tasks in the future.
Either way, we really should give it a try!

Regards,
Liviu


Re: [off-topic] LyX as a LaTeX table editor (and other selling advice)

2013-03-16 Thread Wolfgang Keller
 I occasionally teach a How to use MS Word 

That would be a rather short lesson:

*Not*.

SCNR.

Sincerely,

Wolfgang


Re: eLyXer 1.2.4 released

2013-03-16 Thread Liviu Andronic
Hello,

On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 12:57 PM, Alex Fernandez ely...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hi all,

 Version 1.2.4 of eLyXer, the LyX - HTML converter, has just been released
 after a long hiatus. This version features a Russian translation, several
 more commands and a fix for having both hover and end footnotes. See the
 full changelog at:
   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/changelog.html

Ubuntu binaries for 1.2.5 are available at the PPA:
https://launchpad.net/~lyx-devel/+archive/release

Liviu

 You can download it as a zip file:
   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/dist/elyxer-1.2.4.zip
 or as a tar.gz:
   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/dist/elyxer-1.2.4.tar.gz
 It is also present in the PyPI:
   https://pypi.python.org/pypi/eLyXer/1.2.4

 The project's homepage has changed, it now resides at:
   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/
 The code repo has also changed to github:
   https://github.com/alexfernandez/elyxer
 along with the preferred form of hacking on it, which is now to fork it and
 submit a pull request. This will hopefully make contributions much more
 agile; in this version we feature one such contribution by José Ramón
 Álvarez Sánchez (thanks a lot!).

 Enjoy!

 Alex.




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Re: eLyXer 1.2.4 released

2013-03-16 Thread Alex Fernandez
On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM, Liviu Andronic landronim...@gmail.comwrote:

  Version 1.2.4 of eLyXer, the LyX - HTML converter, has just been
 released
  after a long hiatus. This version features a Russian translation, several
  more commands and a fix for having both hover and end footnotes. See the
  full changelog at:
http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/changelog.html


Ubuntu binaries for 1.2.5 are available at the PPA:

https://launchpad.net/~lyx-devel/+archive/release


As Liviu discovered, just to let you all know that I had to release 1.2.5
because of problems with the 1.2.4 release (the binary lacked a couple of
patches; otherwise the source code was fine).

Alex.


Re: eLyXer 1.2.4 released

2013-03-16 Thread Ray Rashif
On 17 March 2013 07:12, Alex Fernandez ely...@gmail.com wrote:
 As Liviu discovered, just to let you all know that I had to release 1.2.5
 because of problems with the 1.2.4 release (the binary lacked a couple of
 patches; otherwise the source code was fine).

Alex, when I first heard of eLyXer -- amidst mounting frustrations
resulting from several failed attempts at converting a 350-page
document to any other usable format -- I thought it was just another
deceptive solution and gave it a miss entirely.

How wrong I was, how deceptively brilliant this is! I was expecting I
would have to at least input child documents, but it worked its magic
on the master document itself. Believe me, nothing else ever worked,
and this is a complex document with LaTeX hacks here and there.

Sure, there were some issues, like not recognising some (or all) LaTeX
commands, external inset, and ignoring some BibTeX entries, but I now
have a usable single-file HTML verbatim copy of the main contents,
complete with (cross-)references and images.

The software had been lying dormant as a package in my (GNU/Linux)
distribution's unofficial buildscripts repository [1] with no love at
all, but I'll be promoting it directly to a supported binary
repository as soon as I get some time -- no-one should miss this.


[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/elyxer/


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Re: mentorships for GSoC 2013 -- URGENT (was: Re: sponsoring horizontal scrollbar for tables and math)

2013-03-16 Thread Cyrille Artho
Dear Liviu,
Thanks for applying for LyX at GSoC.
I'm not sure what my schedule will be like in summer. I'm not very
familiar with the LyX code base, having tried to debug some issues but
not having implemented any significant code.
So I think I can be a backup (co-mentor) for times when the main
mentor is absent, but only for one project (as I would have to
familiarize myself with the details of that project).
I'm sorry I cannot be of more help, but I will try to help out if it's
already known that the main mentor in a project is absent for one or
two weeks within the coding period.
I hope other mentors will come forward with their project ideas!
In my experience, a good way to find a project is to try to find
something that can be done in half the time that is available. Things
often take more time than you think :-)


On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 6:05 AM, Liviu Andronic landronim...@gmail.com wrote:
 Dear all,
 I'm writing this e-mail in the hope to revive our Google Summer of
 Code application for 2013.


 On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM, stefano franchi
 stefano.fran...@gmail.com wrote:
  Of course, this does not mean I want the text spread out over a very
  long
  line like that, only the math block (or a table, perhaps).
 
 Would any developer be interested in such a sponsored project? I think
 there is sufficient demand to meet the funding requirements rather
 quickly.

 This might be a good choice for Google's Summer of code 2013 which is
 currently open for orgs' submission (deadline is in 5 days: 3/18:
 http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013?ModPagespeed=noscript).

 Any interest in reviving Lyx's application? I am willing to take care of
 coordinating the submission, but I am no coder. Are there devs interested in
 mentoring?

 Now the deadline is in 2 days, so if we make an official submission it
 has to be this weekend.

 Performing the application process (together with Stefano) should be
 straightforward since we still have the GSoC 2011 application on the
 wiki:
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/GSoC2011

 So the real question is whether we have developers ready to mentor any
 of the 7 ideas that we had last time:
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas

 or this latest horizontal scrollbar idea. Since we're short on time
 and in devel manpower, I would suggest that we consider any of the
 following ideas for GSoC 2013:
 - Project: Layout editor (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc1 )
 - Project: LyX presentation mode (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc3 )
 - Project: Improved XHTML export and ePub support (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc5 )
 - Project: UI Improvements and non-linear writing enhancements.(
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc6 )
 - Project: Toolbar customization dialog (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc7 )
 - Project: Horizontal scrollbar for tables and math ( NULL )


 Stefano and I can coordinate the submission project over the weekend,
 but what we really need to know is whether we have developers willing
 to mentor any of the ideas above (cc'ing all mentors that volunteered
 last time). I believe that having even one or two projects mentored
 over the summer would represent a significant opportunity for LyX in
 terms of added functionality. It would also allow us to familiarize
 ourselves with the whole GSoC business and get a better understanding
 of whether we want to outsource more coding tasks in the future.
 Either way, we really should give it a try!

 Regards,
 Liviu



-- 
Regards,
Cyrille Artho


Re: mentorships for GSoC 2013 -- URGENT (was: Re: sponsoring horizontal scrollbar for tables and math)

2013-03-16 Thread Liviu Andronic
Dear all,
As I was pointed out off-list, I got confused and the urgency is quite
a bit less. Monday March 18 is when the application window *opens*.
The deadline for submission is March 29. [1]
[1] 
http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2013/help_page?ModPagespeed=noscript#2._What_is_the_program_timeline

With that in mind, I propose that we re-evaluate the mentorships for
the 7 ideas that we had last time:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas

plus the
Project: Horizontal scrollbar for tables and math ( NULL )

If others have different development ideas in mind, please share them here.

Sorry for the confusion. Regards,
Liviu


On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Liviu Andronic landronim...@gmail.com wrote:
 Dear all,
 I'm writing this e-mail in the hope to revive our Google Summer of
 Code application for 2013.


 On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM, stefano franchi
 stefano.fran...@gmail.com wrote:
  Of course, this does not mean I want the text spread out over a very
  long
  line like that, only the math block (or a table, perhaps).
 
 Would any developer be interested in such a sponsored project? I think
 there is sufficient demand to meet the funding requirements rather
 quickly.

 This might be a good choice for Google's Summer of code 2013 which is
 currently open for orgs' submission (deadline is in 5 days: 3/18:
 http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013?ModPagespeed=noscript).

 Any interest in reviving Lyx's application? I am willing to take care of
 coordinating the submission, but I am no coder. Are there devs interested in
 mentoring?

 Now the deadline is in 2 days, so if we make an official submission it
 has to be this weekend.

 Performing the application process (together with Stefano) should be
 straightforward since we still have the GSoC 2011 application on the
 wiki:
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/GSoC2011

 So the real question is whether we have developers ready to mentor any
 of the 7 ideas that we had last time:
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas

 or this latest horizontal scrollbar idea. Since we're short on time
 and in devel manpower, I would suggest that we consider any of the
 following ideas for GSoC 2013:
 - Project: Layout editor (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc1 )
 - Project: LyX presentation mode (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc3 )
 - Project: Improved XHTML export and ePub support (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc5 )
 - Project: UI Improvements and non-linear writing enhancements.(
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc6 )
 - Project: Toolbar customization dialog (
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc7 )
 - Project: Horizontal scrollbar for tables and math ( NULL )


 Stefano and I can coordinate the submission project over the weekend,
 but what we really need to know is whether we have developers willing
 to mentor any of the ideas above (cc'ing all mentors that volunteered
 last time). I believe that having even one or two projects mentored
 over the summer would represent a significant opportunity for LyX in
 terms of added functionality. It would also allow us to familiarize
 ourselves with the whole GSoC business and get a better understanding
 of whether we want to outsource more coding tasks in the future.
 Either way, we really should give it a try!

 Regards,
 Liviu



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mentorships for GSoC 2013 -- URGENT (was: Re: sponsoring horizontal scrollbar for tables and math)

2013-03-16 Thread Liviu Andronic
Dear all,
I'm writing this e-mail in the hope to revive our Google Summer of
Code application for 2013.


On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM, stefano franchi
 wrote:
>> > Of course, this does not mean I want the text spread out over a very
>> > long
>> > line like that, only the math block (or a table, perhaps).
>> >
>> Would any developer be interested in such a sponsored project? I think
>> there is sufficient demand to meet the funding requirements rather
>> quickly.
>
> This might be a good choice for Google's Summer of code 2013 which is
> currently open for orgs' submission (deadline is in 5 days: 3/18:
> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013?ModPagespeed=noscript).
>
> Any interest in reviving Lyx's application? I am willing to take care of
> coordinating the submission, but I am no coder. Are there devs interested in
> mentoring?
>
Now the deadline is in 2 days, so if we make an official submission it
has to be this weekend.

Performing the application process (together with Stefano) should be
straightforward since we still have the GSoC 2011 application on the
wiki:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/GSoC2011

So the real question is whether we have developers ready to mentor any
of the 7 ideas that we had last time:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas

or this latest "horizontal scrollbar" idea. Since we're short on time
and in devel manpower, I would suggest that we consider any of the
following ideas for GSoC 2013:
- Project: Layout editor (
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc1 )
- Project: LyX presentation mode (
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc3 )
- Project: Improved XHTML export and ePub support (
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc5 )
- Project: UI Improvements and non-linear writing enhancements.(
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc6 )
- Project: Toolbar customization dialog (
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc7 )
- Project: Horizontal scrollbar for tables and math ( NULL )


Stefano and I can coordinate the submission project over the weekend,
but what we really need to know is whether we have developers willing
to mentor any of the ideas above (cc'ing all mentors that volunteered
last time). I believe that having even one or two projects mentored
over the summer would represent a significant opportunity for LyX in
terms of added functionality. It would also allow us to familiarize
ourselves with the whole GSoC business and get a better understanding
of whether we want to outsource more coding tasks in the future.
Either way, we really should give it a try!

Regards,
Liviu


Re: [off-topic] LyX as a LaTeX table editor (and other selling advice)

2013-03-16 Thread Wolfgang Keller
> I occasionally teach a "How to use MS Word" 

That would be a rather short lesson:

*Not*.

SCNR.

Sincerely,

Wolfgang


Re: eLyXer 1.2.4 released

2013-03-16 Thread Liviu Andronic
Hello,

On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 12:57 PM, Alex Fernandez  wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Version 1.2.4 of eLyXer, the LyX -> HTML converter, has just been released
> after a long hiatus. This version features a Russian translation, several
> more commands and a fix for having both hover and end footnotes. See the
> full changelog at:
>   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/changelog.html
>
Ubuntu binaries for 1.2.5 are available at the PPA:
https://launchpad.net/~lyx-devel/+archive/release

Liviu

> You can download it as a zip file:
>   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/dist/elyxer-1.2.4.zip
> or as a tar.gz:
>   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/dist/elyxer-1.2.4.tar.gz
> It is also present in the PyPI:
>   https://pypi.python.org/pypi/eLyXer/1.2.4
>
> The project's homepage has changed, it now resides at:
>   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/
> The code repo has also changed to github:
>   https://github.com/alexfernandez/elyxer
> along with the preferred form of hacking on it, which is now to fork it and
> submit a pull request. This will hopefully make contributions much more
> agile; in this version we feature one such contribution by José Ramón
> Álvarez Sánchez (thanks a lot!).
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Alex.
>



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Re: eLyXer 1.2.4 released

2013-03-16 Thread Alex Fernandez
On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM, Liviu Andronic wrote:

> > Version 1.2.4 of eLyXer, the LyX -> HTML converter, has just been
> released
> > after a long hiatus. This version features a Russian translation, several
> > more commands and a fix for having both hover and end footnotes. See the
> > full changelog at:
> >   http://alexfernandez.github.com/elyxer/changelog.html
>

Ubuntu binaries for 1.2.5 are available at the PPA:
>
https://launchpad.net/~lyx-devel/+archive/release
>

As Liviu discovered, just to let you all know that I had to release 1.2.5
because of problems with the 1.2.4 release (the binary lacked a couple of
patches; otherwise the source code was fine).

Alex.


Re: eLyXer 1.2.4 released

2013-03-16 Thread Ray Rashif
On 17 March 2013 07:12, Alex Fernandez  wrote:
> As Liviu discovered, just to let you all know that I had to release 1.2.5
> because of problems with the 1.2.4 release (the binary lacked a couple of
> patches; otherwise the source code was fine).

Alex, when I first heard of eLyXer -- amidst mounting frustrations
resulting from several failed attempts at converting a 350-page
document to any other usable format -- I thought it was just another
deceptive solution and gave it a miss entirely.

How wrong I was, how deceptively brilliant this is! I was expecting I
would have to at least input child documents, but it worked its magic
on the master document itself. Believe me, nothing else ever worked,
and this is a complex document with LaTeX hacks here and there.

Sure, there were some issues, like not recognising some (or all) LaTeX
commands, external inset, and ignoring some BibTeX entries, but I now
have a usable single-file HTML verbatim copy of the main contents,
complete with (cross-)references and images.

The software had been lying dormant as a package in my (GNU/Linux)
distribution's unofficial buildscripts repository [1] with no love at
all, but I'll be promoting it directly to a supported binary
repository as soon as I get some time -- no-one should miss this.


[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/elyxer/


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Re: mentorships for GSoC 2013 -- URGENT (was: Re: sponsoring horizontal scrollbar for tables and math)

2013-03-16 Thread Cyrille Artho
Dear Liviu,
Thanks for applying for LyX at GSoC.
I'm not sure what my schedule will be like in summer. I'm not very
familiar with the LyX code base, having tried to debug some issues but
not having implemented any significant code.
So I think I can be a backup (co-mentor) for times when the main
mentor is absent, but only for one project (as I would have to
familiarize myself with the details of that project).
I'm sorry I cannot be of more help, but I will try to help out if it's
already known that the main mentor in a project is absent for one or
two weeks within the coding period.
I hope other mentors will come forward with their project ideas!
In my experience, a good way to find a project is to try to find
something that can be done in half the time that is available. Things
often take more time than you think :-)


On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 6:05 AM, Liviu Andronic  wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm writing this e-mail in the hope to revive our Google Summer of
> Code application for 2013.
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM, stefano franchi
>  wrote:
>>> > Of course, this does not mean I want the text spread out over a very
>>> > long
>>> > line like that, only the math block (or a table, perhaps).
>>> >
>>> Would any developer be interested in such a sponsored project? I think
>>> there is sufficient demand to meet the funding requirements rather
>>> quickly.
>>
>> This might be a good choice for Google's Summer of code 2013 which is
>> currently open for orgs' submission (deadline is in 5 days: 3/18:
>> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013?ModPagespeed=noscript).
>>
>> Any interest in reviving Lyx's application? I am willing to take care of
>> coordinating the submission, but I am no coder. Are there devs interested in
>> mentoring?
>>
> Now the deadline is in 2 days, so if we make an official submission it
> has to be this weekend.
>
> Performing the application process (together with Stefano) should be
> straightforward since we still have the GSoC 2011 application on the
> wiki:
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/GSoC2011
>
> So the real question is whether we have developers ready to mentor any
> of the 7 ideas that we had last time:
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas
>
> or this latest "horizontal scrollbar" idea. Since we're short on time
> and in devel manpower, I would suggest that we consider any of the
> following ideas for GSoC 2013:
> - Project: Layout editor (
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc1 )
> - Project: LyX presentation mode (
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc3 )
> - Project: Improved XHTML export and ePub support (
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc5 )
> - Project: UI Improvements and non-linear writing enhancements.(
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc6 )
> - Project: Toolbar customization dialog (
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc7 )
> - Project: Horizontal scrollbar for tables and math ( NULL )
>
>
> Stefano and I can coordinate the submission project over the weekend,
> but what we really need to know is whether we have developers willing
> to mentor any of the ideas above (cc'ing all mentors that volunteered
> last time). I believe that having even one or two projects mentored
> over the summer would represent a significant opportunity for LyX in
> terms of added functionality. It would also allow us to familiarize
> ourselves with the whole GSoC business and get a better understanding
> of whether we want to outsource more coding tasks in the future.
> Either way, we really should give it a try!
>
> Regards,
> Liviu



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Re: mentorships for GSoC 2013 -- URGENT (was: Re: sponsoring horizontal scrollbar for tables and math)

2013-03-16 Thread Liviu Andronic
Dear all,
As I was pointed out off-list, I got confused and the urgency is quite
a bit less. Monday March 18 is when the application window *opens*.
The deadline for submission is March 29. [1]
[1] 
http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2013/help_page?ModPagespeed=noscript#2._What_is_the_program_timeline

With that in mind, I propose that we re-evaluate the mentorships for
the 7 ideas that we had last time:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas

plus the
Project: Horizontal scrollbar for tables and math ( NULL )

If others have different development ideas in mind, please share them here.

Sorry for the confusion. Regards,
Liviu


On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Liviu Andronic  wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm writing this e-mail in the hope to revive our Google Summer of
> Code application for 2013.
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM, stefano franchi
>  wrote:
>>> > Of course, this does not mean I want the text spread out over a very
>>> > long
>>> > line like that, only the math block (or a table, perhaps).
>>> >
>>> Would any developer be interested in such a sponsored project? I think
>>> there is sufficient demand to meet the funding requirements rather
>>> quickly.
>>
>> This might be a good choice for Google's Summer of code 2013 which is
>> currently open for orgs' submission (deadline is in 5 days: 3/18:
>> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013?ModPagespeed=noscript).
>>
>> Any interest in reviving Lyx's application? I am willing to take care of
>> coordinating the submission, but I am no coder. Are there devs interested in
>> mentoring?
>>
> Now the deadline is in 2 days, so if we make an official submission it
> has to be this weekend.
>
> Performing the application process (together with Stefano) should be
> straightforward since we still have the GSoC 2011 application on the
> wiki:
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/GSoC2011
>
> So the real question is whether we have developers ready to mentor any
> of the 7 ideas that we had last time:
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas
>
> or this latest "horizontal scrollbar" idea. Since we're short on time
> and in devel manpower, I would suggest that we consider any of the
> following ideas for GSoC 2013:
> - Project: Layout editor (
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc1 )
> - Project: LyX presentation mode (
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc3 )
> - Project: Improved XHTML export and ePub support (
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc5 )
> - Project: UI Improvements and non-linear writing enhancements.(
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc6 )
> - Project: Toolbar customization dialog (
> http://wiki.lyx.org/Devel/SummerOfCode2011Ideas#toc7 )
> - Project: Horizontal scrollbar for tables and math ( NULL )
>
>
> Stefano and I can coordinate the submission project over the weekend,
> but what we really need to know is whether we have developers willing
> to mentor any of the ideas above (cc'ing all mentors that volunteered
> last time). I believe that having even one or two projects mentored
> over the summer would represent a significant opportunity for LyX in
> terms of added functionality. It would also allow us to familiarize
> ourselves with the whole GSoC business and get a better understanding
> of whether we want to outsource more coding tasks in the future.
> Either way, we really should give it a try!
>
> Regards,
> Liviu



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