Re: LyX 2.3.6 Windows Installer

2020-12-04 Thread Yu Jin
Am Fr., 4. Dez. 2020 um 04:31 Uhr schrieb Richard Kimberly Heck <
rikih...@lyx.org>:

> On 12/3/20 3:49 PM, Bert Lloyd wrote:
> > Thanks to all for your work on this update.
> >
> > I have a few custom modules in my AppData, will these be affected by
> > uninstalling my previous release? If so, is there a recommended way to
> > back them up or restore them?
>
Just don't enable "LyX's users preferences" when uninstalling the old LyX,
that way your user folder will not be deleted. Then install the new LyX and
your modules should still be there.

>
> I don't think the installer will delete them, but you may need to copy
> them over manually to the new user directory (if there is one). Of
> course, it's probably a good idea to back these up before installing the
> new version. And regularly for any reason.
>
 Actually, since it is still LyX2.3, there is no need to copy anything. It
should work out of the box if the preferences are not chosen to be deleted
when uninstalling old LyX. The installer does not delete anything in
AppData, if it gets deleted then only by the uninstaller.

>
> >
> > Many thanks,
> > BL
> >
> > PS - LyX 2.3.5.2 with MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 10 Ed
> >
> > On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 1:32 PM Richard Kimberly Heck 
> wrote:
> >> As noted in the announcement of LyX 2.3.6, there is now an updated
> >> installer available for Windows, including a 64 bit version. In order to
> >> update to 2.3.6 on Windows using the new installer, you should uninstall
> >> the previous 2.3 releases using the uninstaller or from within the
> >> control panel/Windows settings beforehand. Make sure to not install LyX
> >> 2.3.6 into an existing LyX directory by choosing an empty folder for the
> >> installation.


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Re: LyX 2.3.6 Windows Installer

2020-12-03 Thread Richard Kimberly Heck
On 12/3/20 3:49 PM, Bert Lloyd wrote:
> Thanks to all for your work on this update.
>
> I have a few custom modules in my AppData, will these be affected by
> uninstalling my previous release? If so, is there a recommended way to
> back them up or restore them?

I don't think the installer will delete them, but you may need to copy
them over manually to the new user directory (if there is one). Of
course, it's probably a good idea to back these up before installing the
new version. And regularly for any reason.

Riki


>
> Many thanks,
> BL
>
> PS - LyX 2.3.5.2 with MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 10 Ed
>
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 1:32 PM Richard Kimberly Heck  wrote:
>> As noted in the announcement of LyX 2.3.6, there is now an updated
>> installer available for Windows, including a 64 bit version. In order to
>> update to 2.3.6 on Windows using the new installer, you should uninstall
>> the previous 2.3 releases using the uninstaller or from within the
>> control panel/Windows settings beforehand. Make sure to not install LyX
>> 2.3.6 into an existing LyX directory by choosing an empty folder for the
>> installation.
>>
>> Riki
>>
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Re: LyX 2.3.6 Windows Installer

2020-12-03 Thread Bert Lloyd
Thanks to all for your work on this update.

I have a few custom modules in my AppData, will these be affected by
uninstalling my previous release? If so, is there a recommended way to
back them up or restore them?

Many thanks,
BL

PS - LyX 2.3.5.2 with MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 10 Ed

On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 1:32 PM Richard Kimberly Heck  wrote:
>
> As noted in the announcement of LyX 2.3.6, there is now an updated
> installer available for Windows, including a 64 bit version. In order to
> update to 2.3.6 on Windows using the new installer, you should uninstall
> the previous 2.3 releases using the uninstaller or from within the
> control panel/Windows settings beforehand. Make sure to not install LyX
> 2.3.6 into an existing LyX directory by choosing an empty folder for the
> installation.
>
> Riki
>
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Re: Lyx for Windows

2019-10-31 Thread John Beattie
On 2019-10-30 16:08 +0100, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
> 
> Am 30.10.19 um 13:35 schrieb Baris Erkus:
> >On 28-Oct-19 10:30 AM, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
> >>Does John's advice to use identical versions of LyX mean to use 2.3.3
> >>(which I use) also under Windows? I did not find this version for MikTeX.
> >>
> >>
> >This question is not clear. MikTeX and LyX are two seperate packages.
> >The latest version of LyX is compatible with the latest version of
> >MikTeX as I have tried it just yesterday on a fresh PC.
> >
> >If you are asking if two LyX versions should be same or not, I think, if
> >you are using versions of 2.3.x, it should not be a problem, as I have
> >tried this with some of my students and we did not have an issue.
> Good.
> >
> >In my opinion, even if one of the LyX has version of LyX 2.2.x, and the
> >other is 2.3.x, it should not be a problem as long as both LyX programs
> >are setup and running properly. However, there maybe certain features in
> >versions 2.3.x that may not be available in 2.2.x, which may create some
> >warnings when opening in v 2.2.x. Maybe you should ask this as a
> >separate question to the list, if you are using an older version o LyX.
> >
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My experience is only that there is a format version number for LyX at the head
of each lyx file. If those are not the same, then whichever is the older LyX
will refuse to handle the newer format.

Meanwhile, the newer LyX will upgrade an older file to the new format.

Of course this is correct behaviour, I merely have to ensure that I have the
same version in both places. Yes, I agree, it does not have to be the same
beyond the minor version, i.e. at present any 2.3.x.

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Re: Lyx for Windows

2019-10-30 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann



Am 30.10.19 um 13:35 schrieb Baris Erkus:

On 28-Oct-19 10:30 AM, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:

Does John's advice to use identical versions of LyX mean to use 2.3.3
(which I use) also under Windows? I did not find this version for MikTeX.



This question is not clear. MikTeX and LyX are two seperate packages.
The latest version of LyX is compatible with the latest version of
MikTeX as I have tried it just yesterday on a fresh PC.

If you are asking if two LyX versions should be same or not, I think, if
you are using versions of 2.3.x, it should not be a problem, as I have
tried this with some of my students and we did not have an issue.

Good.


In my opinion, even if one of the LyX has version of LyX 2.2.x, and the
other is 2.3.x, it should not be a problem as long as both LyX programs
are setup and running properly. However, there maybe certain features in
versions 2.3.x that may not be available in 2.2.x, which may create some
warnings when opening in v 2.2.x. Maybe you should ask this as a
separate question to the list, if you are using an older version o LyX.


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Re: Lyx for Windows

2019-10-30 Thread Baris Erkus
On 28-Oct-19 10:30 AM, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
> Does John's advice to use identical versions of LyX mean to use 2.3.3 
> (which I use) also under Windows? I did not find this version for MikTeX.
>
>
This question is not clear. MikTeX and LyX are two seperate packages. 
The latest version of LyX is compatible with the latest version of 
MikTeX as I have tried it just yesterday on a fresh PC.

If you are asking if two LyX versions should be same or not, I think, if 
you are using versions of 2.3.x, it should not be a problem, as I have 
tried this with some of my students and we did not have an issue.

In my opinion, even if one of the LyX has version of LyX 2.2.x, and the 
other is 2.3.x, it should not be a problem as long as both LyX programs 
are setup and running properly. However, there maybe certain features in 
versions 2.3.x that may not be available in 2.2.x, which may create some 
warnings when opening in v 2.2.x. Maybe you should ask this as a 
separate question to the list, if you are using an older version o LyX.

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Re: Lyx for Windows

2019-10-28 Thread Joel Kulesza
On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 1:30 AM Wolfgang Engelmann <
engelm...@uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:

>
> I remember a
> note where TeXLive was recommended over MikTeX for some reason. I guess
> this is no issue any more.


I remember this guidance, and it feels like a "more-pure" approach, so that
is why I try it first each time I must install on Windows.  However,
because of my poor success with getting the TeXLive installer to complete
successfully on Windows, I end up with MiKTeX with no ill effects (thus
far).  Admittedly, I use Windows rather infrequently, so I'm not the best
authority for the approach here.

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Re: Lyx for Windows

2019-10-28 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann


Am 28.10.19 um 01:08 schrieb Paul A. Rubin:

On 10/27/19 9:57 AM, Joel Kulesza wrote:
I have a colleague with whom I would like to write a book chapter. 
I am under Linux, he uses Windows. Is the following advice 
sufficient or should I mention more points?


Lyx for windows
https://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/Windows

1- Installing TeXLive for Windows over Internet
https://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html
use Custom install
and follow the proposal below the Texlive 2018 figure
Click install texlive
This is the same advice I’d give. However, I’ve generally had bad 
luck successfully installing TeXLive on Windows and still usually end 
up with MiKTeX.  You might want to be prepared for this contingency.


- Joel
I am working with a coauthor on a paper, both using LyX. I'm on Linux 
+ TeXLive; she's on Windows + MikTeX. We have had no problems with the 
collaboration, including using the change tracking features. So I 
agree with Joel that there is no need to mess with TeXLive on the 
Windows platform (where MikTeX is the more typical choice). Both 
parties just need to be sure they have any required packages installed.


Paul

I am overwhelmed by the many helpful advises. For the time being I will 
use my linux LyX and ask my colleague to use MikTeX, since at the start 
I want him to be able to read all my lyx notes in which I collected the 
results of new publications since the last edition in 2015. I remember a 
note where TeXLive was recommended over MikTeX for some reason. I guess 
this is no issue any more. I have to dig into the Github proposal for a 
possible later use. Does John's advice to use identical versions of LyX 
mean to use 2.3.3 (which I use) also under Windows? I did not find this 
version for MikTeX.


Thanks a lot to all of you,

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Re: Lyx for Windows

2019-10-27 Thread Baris Erkus
On 27-Oct-19 3:18 PM, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
I have a colleague with whom I would like to write a book chapter. I am under 
Linux, he uses Windows. Is the following advice sufficient or should I mention 
more points?

Lyx for windows
https://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/Windows

1- Installing TeXLive for Windows over Internet
https://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html
use Custom install
and follow the proposal below the Texlive 2018 figure
Click install texlive

2- Download Current stable version 2.3.0 using standard installer 
LyX-230-Installer-005.exe (58 MB)

Open lyx and load the Photobiology-4th-Edition.lyx file which I will send you.


  *   I would recommend using Git / GitHub to both of you if you are going to 
work on one document. GitHub gives free private repos to researchers for 
non-profit work.
  *   For Windows, Microsoft did major updates to Windows and some versions of 
Windows cause issues. There are workarounds tough.
  *   I would recommend to consider MikTex as an alternative to TeXLive.
  *   I would recommend to install both MikTex and LyX for all users. Also I 
would recommend MikTeX to install packages on the fly without asking.
  *   I would recommend to install imagemagick with convert tool and define a 
converter from PDF to PNG with  convert -density 200 -trim -quality 100 
-sharpen 0x1.0 $$i $$o
  *   I suggest to use Sumatra PDF for PDF viewer and PDF XChange for PDF 
markup, edit and cropping.
  *   Dictionary files downloaded from the LyX installer may be corrupted. 
Hunspell dictionary files can be downloaded and place in the resources/dict 
folder manually.
  *   May need to edit the LyX file occasionally.  I suggest to use Notepad++ 
for that purpose.

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Re: Lyx for Windows

2019-10-27 Thread Paul A. Rubin

On 10/27/19 9:57 AM, Joel Kulesza wrote:

I have a colleague with whom I would like to write a book chapter. I am under 
Linux, he uses Windows. Is the following advice sufficient or should I mention 
more points?

Lyx for windows
https://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/Windows

1- Installing TeXLive for Windows over Internet
https://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html
use Custom install
and follow the proposal below the Texlive 2018 figure
Click install texlive

This is the same advice I’d give. However, I’ve generally had bad luck 
successfully installing TeXLive on Windows and still usually end up with 
MiKTeX.  You might want to be prepared for this contingency.

- Joel
I am working with a coauthor on a paper, both using LyX. I'm on Linux + 
TeXLive; she's on Windows + MikTeX. We have had no problems with the 
collaboration, including using the change tracking features. So I agree 
with Joel that there is no need to mess with TeXLive on the Windows 
platform (where MikTeX is the more typical choice). Both parties just 
need to be sure they have any required packages installed.


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Re: Lyx for Windows

2019-10-27 Thread John Beattie
On 2019-10-27 07:57 -0600, Joel Kulesza wrote:
> 
> > I have a colleague with whom I would like to write a book chapter. I am 
> > under Linux, he uses Windows. Is the following advice sufficient or should 
> > I mention more points?
> > 
> > Lyx for windows
> > https://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/Windows
> > 
> > 1- Installing TeXLive for Windows over Internet
> > https://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html
> > use Custom install
> > and follow the proposal below the Texlive 2018 figure
> > Click install texlive
> 
> This is the same advice I’d give. However, I’ve generally had bad luck 
> successfully installing TeXLive on Windows and still usually end up with 
> MiKTeX.  You might want to be prepared for this contingency. 
> 
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I have linux at home and windows at work and I occasionally move a lyx file from
one to the other.  It is perfectly straightforward.  The key gotchas I can
recall are these and they are not serious:

- the lyx versions must be identical.

- if there are any special modules, both must be present in both places.

- the file might well look a little different in lyx on Windows and Linux.  This
  is not a real problem for me but might be if your colleague is not co-located
  with you.

- My Acrobat Reader on Windows is anti-social about closing the file. I always
  have to approve closing the existing version when I compile a new version.


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Re: Lyx for Windows

2019-10-27 Thread Joel Kulesza

> I have a colleague with whom I would like to write a book chapter. I am 
> under Linux, he uses Windows. Is the following advice sufficient or should I 
> mention more points?
> 
> Lyx for windows
> https://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/Windows
> 
> 1- Installing TeXLive for Windows over Internet
> https://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html
> use Custom install
> and follow the proposal below the Texlive 2018 figure
> Click install texlive

This is the same advice I’d give. However, I’ve generally had bad luck 
successfully installing TeXLive on Windows and still usually end up with 
MiKTeX.  You might want to be prepared for this contingency. 

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Re: LyX 2.2.3, Windows 10 and showing SVG in the editor

2017-06-27 Thread Scott Kostyshak
On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 09:50:30AM -0400, Cris Fuhrman wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 7:41 PM, Scott Kostyshak  wrote:
> 
> > I'm not sure exactly what happens and if there is platform-specific
> > behavior. To see the discussion I was referencing, see:
> >
> > https://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/9778
> 
> 
> Thanks for the details. Clearly LyX is trying to render SVG without using
> conversion rules. In https://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/9778#comment:10 a
> work-around to force LyX to use the conversion rules is to remove a library
> file. I tried this on my Windows 10 (it's a DLL) and it breaks the GUI of
> LyX.
> 
> Because SVG is a moving standard (1.1 is last official one and was released
> in 2011, 1.2 is still a draft, Tiny 1.2 exists as a separate standard, 2.x
> is still in draft mode, etc.), LyX users should have more control over how
> SVG is rendered with the tool they prefer. SVG is not like GIF or JPEG
> (yet).
> 
> I see there was already a patch
> https://www.lyx.org/trac/changeset/6bd5263405/lyxgit that was supposed to
> make this work. But from my experiences with 2.2.3 in Windows, it doesn't
> seem to be working (anymore).
> 
> Would it be constructive to make a feature request in LyX to allow the
> option of bypassing native SVG rendering?

Enrico proposed a patch for stable that might make it in 2.2.4 [1]. If
you think there's room for improvement, yes please go ahead and make
a separate feature request.

Scott


Re: LyX 2.2.3, Windows 10 and showing SVG in the editor

2017-06-26 Thread Cris Fuhrman
On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 7:41 PM, Scott Kostyshak  wrote:

> I'm not sure exactly what happens and if there is platform-specific
> behavior. To see the discussion I was referencing, see:
>
> https://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/9778


Thanks for the details. Clearly LyX is trying to render SVG without using
conversion rules. In https://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/9778#comment:10 a
work-around to force LyX to use the conversion rules is to remove a library
file. I tried this on my Windows 10 (it's a DLL) and it breaks the GUI of
LyX.

Because SVG is a moving standard (1.1 is last official one and was released
in 2011, 1.2 is still a draft, Tiny 1.2 exists as a separate standard, 2.x
is still in draft mode, etc.), LyX users should have more control over how
SVG is rendered with the tool they prefer. SVG is not like GIF or JPEG
(yet).

I see there was already a patch
https://www.lyx.org/trac/changeset/6bd5263405/lyxgit that was supposed to
make this work. But from my experiences with 2.2.3 in Windows, it doesn't
seem to be working (anymore).

Would it be constructive to make a feature request in LyX to allow the
option of bypassing native SVG rendering?


Re: LyX 2.2.3, Windows 10 and showing SVG in the editor

2017-06-25 Thread Scott Kostyshak
On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 04:54:52PM -0400, Cris Fuhrman wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 4:24 PM, Scott Kostyshak  wrote:
> 
> > Qt has
> > problems with some (valid) SVG files and only supports a certain
> > implementation of the SVG fileformat.
> >
> 
> Can you confirm that Qt is overriding the SVG -> PNG conversion in LyX
> 2.2.3? This seems like a bug to me, for reasons that I pointed out here.
> Not the end of the world, but 2.2.3 is a small step back for me if this is
> something new.

I'm not sure exactly what happens and if there is platform-specific
behavior. To see the discussion I was referencing, see:

https://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/9778

Scott


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Re: LyX 2.2.3, Windows 10 and showing SVG in the editor

2017-06-25 Thread Cris Fuhrman
On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 4:24 PM, Scott Kostyshak  wrote:

> Qt has
> problems with some (valid) SVG files and only supports a certain
> implementation of the SVG fileformat.
>

Can you confirm that Qt is overriding the SVG -> PNG conversion in LyX
2.2.3? This seems like a bug to me, for reasons that I pointed out here.
Not the end of the world, but 2.2.3 is a small step back for me if this is
something new.


Re: LyX 2.2.3, Windows 10 and showing SVG in the editor

2017-06-25 Thread Scott Kostyshak
On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 05:24:42PM -0400, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

> So apparently there's something "off" about the SVG files that caused LyX to
> spit up the error messages, and maybe there is similarly something different
> about Cris's images.

Or it could be that the SVG files are different SVG versions. Qt has
problems with some (valid) SVG files and only supports a certain
implementation of the SVG fileformat.

Scott


Re: LyX 2.2.3, Windows 10 and showing SVG in the editor

2017-06-22 Thread Paul A. Rubin

On 06/22/2017 01:55 PM, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

On 06/22/2017 12:13 PM, Cris Fuhrman wrote:


While debugging some issues with SVG converters, I'm a bit confused 
now. I had configured an SVG -> PNG conversion rule in my 
preferences, hoping to control the tool that will visualize my SVG 
images when editing in LyX. Sadly, it seems that LyX is not applying 
the rule anymore. Here's the message log info:


graphics/GraphicsCacheItem.cpp (416): Converting it to format.

Format.cpp (393): filetools(getFormatFromContents)

Couldn't find a known format!

Format.cpp (504): will guess format from file extension: svg -> svg

graphics/GraphicsCacheItem.cpp (386):
[CacheItem::Impl::convertToDisplayFormat]

Attempting to convert image file: C:/REDACTED.svg

with displayed filename: C:/REDACTED.svg

Format.cpp (393): filetools(getFormatFromContents)

Couldn't find a known format!

Format.cpp (504): will guess format from file extension: svg -> svg

graphics/GraphicsCacheItem.cpp (393):

The file contains svg format data.

graphics/GraphicsCacheItem.cpp (398): No conversion needed (from
== to)!

graphics/GraphicsCacheItem.cpp (295): Loading image.

graphics/GraphicsCacheItem.cpp (301): Image loading succeeded.


I just checked with LyX 2.2.3 on Linux Mint, and the same thing 
happens to me (minus the part about Inkscape, which I do not have 
installed). LyX claims to have the ability to display SVG files 
directly, says it's doing a non-conversion (from == to) and then can't 
convert the file.


I'd be inclined to suspect a missing library, but I have libqt4-svg 
and libqt4-svg:i386 installed, along with a half-dozen other SVG 
libraries. That said, GIMP shows my test file as a blank canvas, and 
the default image viewer will not load it.
Okay, I partially retract what I said. I don't have a lot of SVG files 
lying around, and the first ones I tested (all from the same source) 
generated exactly the same error messages Cris reported.


Just now, though, I tried a few others I tracked down on my drive, 
including some .svgz files provided by LyX (in /usr/share/lyx/images on 
Linux systems) and the only .svg file I could find from LyX 
(/usr/share/lyx/doc/clipart/SVG-Drawing.svg). They all worked fine, as 
did a non-LyX SVG file I found in one of my folders.


So apparently there's something "off" about the SVG files that caused 
LyX to spit up the error messages, and maybe there is similarly 
something different about Cris's images.


Paul



Re: LyX 2.2.3, Windows 10 and showing SVG in the editor

2017-06-22 Thread Kornel Benko
Am Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017 um 12:13:26, schrieb Cris Fuhrman 

> Hello,
> 
> While debugging some issues with SVG converters, I'm a bit confused now. I
> had configured an SVG -> PNG conversion rule in my preferences, hoping to
> control the tool that will visualize my SVG images when editing in LyX.
> Sadly, it seems that LyX is not applying the rule anymore. Here's the
> message log info:
> 

To my understanding, we depend on QT to do the convert for us.
For it to work, we have to install the appropriate svg module.
On debian-linuxes the needed packages are:
libqt4-svg (for QT 4.8)
libqt5svg5 (for QT 5.x)
Without this, display of svg-images is not working.
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Re: LyX 2.2.3, Windows 10 and showing SVG in the editor

2017-06-22 Thread Paul A. Rubin

On 06/22/2017 12:13 PM, Cris Fuhrman wrote:

Hello,

While debugging some issues with SVG converters, I'm a bit confused 
now. I had configured an SVG -> PNG conversion rule in my preferences, 
hoping to control the tool that will visualize my SVG images when 
editing in LyX. Sadly, it seems that LyX is not applying the rule 
anymore. Here's the message log info:


graphics/GraphicsCacheItem.cpp (416): Converting it to format.

Format.cpp (393): filetools(getFormatFromContents)

Couldn't find a known format!

Format.cpp (504): will guess format from file extension: svg -> svg

graphics/GraphicsCacheItem.cpp (386):
[CacheItem::Impl::convertToDisplayFormat]

Attempting to convert image file: C:/REDACTED.svg

with displayed filename: C:/REDACTED.svg

Format.cpp (393): filetools(getFormatFromContents)

Couldn't find a known format!

Format.cpp (504): will guess format from file extension: svg -> svg

graphics/GraphicsCacheItem.cpp (393):

The file contains svg format data.

graphics/GraphicsCacheItem.cpp (398): No conversion needed (from
== to)!

graphics/GraphicsCacheItem.cpp (295): Loading image.

graphics/GraphicsCacheItem.cpp (301): Image loading succeeded.



Here are my questions:

  * Which tool is converting my SVG to show on the screen if the log
says "No conversion needed"? Are SVG files now somehow "native" to
LyX 2.2.3?
  * Is it not the SVG -> PNG rule I should be overriding?
  * Why is my SVG -> PNG converter (the one I thought should be
executed) being ignored?

The reason I need to do this is that the rendering of flowed (wrapped) 
text in SVG (something I use quite a lot in figures) is very dependent 
on the converter. Inkscape lets me edit pretty well, but I'd been 
having issues with it hanging and so I switched it to rsvg-convert 
while debugging. That tool doesn't quite handle wrapped text so well, 
as it is a controversial (moving target) part of the standard. See 
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Frequently_asked_questions#What_about_flowed_text.3F


My SVG -> PDF (pdf2latex) etc. overrides seem to work just fine when I 
test.
I just checked with LyX 2.2.3 on Linux Mint, and the same thing happens 
to me (minus the part about Inkscape, which I do not have installed). 
LyX claims to have the ability to display SVG files directly, says it's 
doing a non-conversion (from == to) and then can't convert the file.


I'd be inclined to suspect a missing library, but I have libqt4-svg and 
libqt4-svg:i386 installed, along with a half-dozen other SVG libraries. 
That said, GIMP shows my test file as a blank canvas, and the default 
image viewer will not load it.


FWIW,
Paul



Re: LyX 2.2.3, Windows 10 and showing SVG in the editor

2017-06-22 Thread Scott Kostyshak
On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:13:26PM -0400, Cris Fuhrman wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> While debugging some issues with SVG converters, I'm a bit confused now. I
> had configured an SVG -> PNG conversion rule in my preferences, hoping to
> control the tool that will visualize my SVG images when editing in LyX.
> Sadly, it seems that LyX is not applying the rule anymore.

Anymore after what? After an upgrade of LyX?

Have you tried using Insert > File > External Materials and choosing
"Inkscape figure"? I wonder if that will work better for your workflow.

Scott


Re: Lyx on Windows 10 phone

2017-03-31 Thread Scott Kostyshak
On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 05:36:51PM +0200, Littra wrote:
> Hi, has anyone been able to install Lyx on a Windows 10 mobile phone, i.e.
> incl. MikTeX etc.? If not, what is the best LaTeX editor on either Windows
> 10 or Android mobile phones? Thanks, Marco Weber

I've heard of users having success with:

  https://www.rollapp.com/app/lyx

If you try it and have a positive experience, we'd be curious to know.

Scott


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Re: Lyx on Windows 10 phone

2017-03-30 Thread CarLaTeX
2017-03-30 18:07 GMT+02:00 CarLaTeX :

> 2017-03-30 17:36 GMT+02:00 Littra :
>
>> Hi, has anyone been able to install Lyx on a Windows 10 mobile phone,
>> i.e. incl. MikTeX etc.? If not, what is the best LaTeX editor on either
>> Windows 10 or Android mobile phones? Thanks, Marco Weber
>>
>> --
>> Littra
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>
> I use Verbosus (https://www.verbosus.com/latex.html) on Android, it's
> good, you've only to install the app. Unfortunately, the free version has
> the limitation of only 4 project at one time.
>
> Otherwise you can use directly Overleaf (https://www.overleaf.com/) or
> ShareLaTeX (https://it.sharelatex.com/project).
>
> For other solutions, see this post on TeX.SE:
> http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/83114/full-latex-on-tablet-devices.
>
> Bye!
> Carla
>
P.S. = I forget to say: sorry, not LyX, only LaTeX, but maybe there are
something for LyX which I don't know.


Re: Lyx on Windows 10 phone

2017-03-30 Thread CarLaTeX
2017-03-30 17:36 GMT+02:00 Littra :

> Hi, has anyone been able to install Lyx on a Windows 10 mobile phone, i.e.
> incl. MikTeX etc.? If not, what is the best LaTeX editor on either Windows
> 10 or Android mobile phones? Thanks, Marco Weber
>
> --
> Littra
> Guggerstrasse 17, CH-8702 Zollikon
> Mobile +41-79-4637380 <+41%2079%20463%2073%2080>
> Skype moostique
> www.littra.com 
>
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> The information contained in this communication is confidential and is
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> endorsed by this company.
>

I use Verbosus (https://www.verbosus.com/latex.html) on Android, it's good,
you've only to install the app. Unfortunately, the free version has the
limitation of only 4 project at one time.

Otherwise you can use directly Overleaf (https://www.overleaf.com/) or
ShareLaTeX (https://it.sharelatex.com/project).

For other solutions, see this post on TeX.SE:
http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/83114/full-latex-on-tablet-devices.

Bye!
Carla


Re: Lyx and Windows 10

2015-08-10 Thread Benedict Holland
You get the privilege of giving money to Microsoft. Also, I think it
prevents that really annoying pop-up saying THIS MIGHT BE UNSAFE RUN RUN
RUN~ OR YOUR COMPUTER WILL CRASH AND DIE HORRIBLY. NEVER TRUST
ANYTHING NOT VERIFIED BY US. Do you wish to install the application anyway?

AFAIK, this is the only benefit. Certification isn't too hard though, but
it costs about $1,000 every 2 years or something for a verisign licence.
This was all about 5 years ago. It might have changed but at work, we
refereed to this as the Microsoft tax.

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 4:17 PM, Steve Litt sl...@troubleshooters.com
wrote:

 On Sun, 9 Aug 2015 18:05:07 + (UTC)
 Kevin Jones kevinpjon...@outlook.com wrote:

  I had a Lyx 2.1.3 installation on Windows 8.1. I have now upgraded to
  Windows 10 - is Lyx 2.1.3 certified on Windows 10?
 

 What would be the benefit of LyX 2.1.3 being certified on Windows 10?

 SteveT

 Steve Litt
 July 2015 featured book: Rapid Learning for the 21st Century
 http://www.troubleshooters.com/rl21



Re: Lyx and Windows 10

2015-08-10 Thread Benedict Holland
You get the privilege of giving money to Microsoft. Also, I think it
prevents that really annoying pop-up saying THIS MIGHT BE UNSAFE RUN RUN
RUN~ OR YOUR COMPUTER WILL CRASH AND DIE HORRIBLY. NEVER TRUST
ANYTHING NOT VERIFIED BY US. Do you wish to install the application anyway?

AFAIK, this is the only benefit. Certification isn't too hard though, but
it costs about $1,000 every 2 years or something for a verisign licence.
This was all about 5 years ago. It might have changed but at work, we
refereed to this as the Microsoft tax.

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 4:17 PM, Steve Litt 
wrote:

> On Sun, 9 Aug 2015 18:05:07 + (UTC)
> Kevin Jones  wrote:
>
> > I had a Lyx 2.1.3 installation on Windows 8.1. I have now upgraded to
> > Windows 10 - is Lyx 2.1.3 certified on Windows 10?
> >
>
> What would be the benefit of LyX 2.1.3 being "certified" on Windows 10?
>
> SteveT
>
> Steve Litt
> July 2015 featured book: Rapid Learning for the 21st Century
> http://www.troubleshooters.com/rl21
>


Re: Lyx and Windows 10

2015-08-09 Thread Anders Ekberg
I don't know about certified, but I installed and it seems to work fine under 
windows 10 (didn't do any massive testing though).

All the best!
Anders

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Den 9 aug 2015 20:10, kI 20:10, Kevin Jones kevinpjon...@outlook.com skrev:
I had a Lyx 2.1.3 installation on Windows 8.1. I have now upgraded to
Windows 10 - is Lyx 2.1.3 certified on Windows 10?


Re: Lyx and Windows 10

2015-08-09 Thread Steve Litt
On Sun, 9 Aug 2015 18:05:07 + (UTC)
Kevin Jones kevinpjon...@outlook.com wrote:

 I had a Lyx 2.1.3 installation on Windows 8.1. I have now upgraded to
 Windows 10 - is Lyx 2.1.3 certified on Windows 10?
 

What would be the benefit of LyX 2.1.3 being certified on Windows 10?

SteveT

Steve Litt 
July 2015 featured book: Rapid Learning for the 21st Century
http://www.troubleshooters.com/rl21


Re: Lyx and Windows 10

2015-08-09 Thread Anders Ekberg
I don't know about certified, but I installed and it seems to work fine under 
windows 10 (didn't do any massive testing though).

All the best!
Anders

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Den 9 aug 2015 20:10, kI 20:10, Kevin Jones  skrev:
>I had a Lyx 2.1.3 installation on Windows 8.1. I have now upgraded to
>Windows 10 - is Lyx 2.1.3 certified on Windows 10?


Re: Lyx and Windows 10

2015-08-09 Thread Steve Litt
On Sun, 9 Aug 2015 18:05:07 + (UTC)
Kevin Jones  wrote:

> I had a Lyx 2.1.3 installation on Windows 8.1. I have now upgraded to
> Windows 10 - is Lyx 2.1.3 certified on Windows 10?
> 

What would be the benefit of LyX 2.1.3 being "certified" on Windows 10?

SteveT

Steve Litt 
July 2015 featured book: Rapid Learning for the 21st Century
http://www.troubleshooters.com/rl21


Re: lyx for Windows 8

2014-01-28 Thread Richard Heck

On 01/28/2014 09:58 AM, Roberto Campagnola wrote:

Dear lyx developers,
does lyx works with Windows 8, can I download it safely?


We have not heard about any problems. Normal bugs, but nothing unsafe.

rh



Re: lyx for Windows 8

2014-01-28 Thread John Kane
http://www.latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19t=23095




On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:02:53 AM, Roberto Campagnola 
r.campagn...@gmail.com wrote:
 
Dear lyx developers,
does lyx works with Windows 8, can I download it safely?
thanks

Re: lyx for Windows 8

2014-01-28 Thread Richard Heck

On 01/28/2014 09:58 AM, Roberto Campagnola wrote:

Dear lyx developers,
does lyx works with Windows 8, can I download it safely?


We have not heard about any problems. Normal bugs, but nothing unsafe.

rh



Re: lyx for Windows 8

2014-01-28 Thread John Kane
http://www.latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19t=23095




On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:02:53 AM, Roberto Campagnola 
r.campagn...@gmail.com wrote:
 
Dear lyx developers,
does lyx works with Windows 8, can I download it safely?
thanks

Re: lyx for Windows 8

2014-01-28 Thread Richard Heck

On 01/28/2014 09:58 AM, Roberto Campagnola wrote:

Dear lyx developers,
does lyx works with Windows 8, can I download it safely?


We have not heard about any problems. Normal bugs, but nothing unsafe.

rh



Re: lyx for Windows 8

2014-01-28 Thread John Kane
http://www.latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19=23095




On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:02:53 AM, Roberto Campagnola 
 wrote:
 
Dear lyx developers,
does lyx works with Windows 8, can I download it safely?
thanks

Re: Lyx on Windows: pdf problem

2013-03-11 Thread Scott Kostyshak
On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Marc Wijnand marc.wijn...@ugent.be wrote:
 Hello

 A colleague of mine installed Lyx on Windows. The pdfs that he produces seem
 to be bitmap images, rather then the desired vector format. How could he fix
 this problem?

This is a font problem. If a vector font is installed, he can change
to it in Document Settings:

Try:
Document  Settings  Fonts  Roman  Latin Modern Roman

Scott


Re: Lyx on Windows: pdf problem

2013-03-11 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Am 11.03.2013 23:06, schrieb Marc Wijnand:


OK. Thank you.


For further info, have a look at section 3.7 Fonts and Text Styles of the LyX 
UserGuide.

regards Uwe


Re: Lyx on Windows: pdf problem

2013-03-11 Thread Scott Kostyshak
On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Marc Wijnand marc.wijn...@ugent.be wrote:
 Hello

 A colleague of mine installed Lyx on Windows. The pdfs that he produces seem
 to be bitmap images, rather then the desired vector format. How could he fix
 this problem?

This is a font problem. If a vector font is installed, he can change
to it in Document Settings:

Try:
Document  Settings  Fonts  Roman  Latin Modern Roman

Scott


Re: Lyx on Windows: pdf problem

2013-03-11 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Am 11.03.2013 23:06, schrieb Marc Wijnand:


OK. Thank you.


For further info, have a look at section 3.7 Fonts and Text Styles of the LyX 
UserGuide.

regards Uwe


Re: Lyx on Windows: pdf problem

2013-03-11 Thread Scott Kostyshak
On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Marc Wijnand  wrote:
> Hello
>
> A colleague of mine installed Lyx on Windows. The pdfs that he produces seem
> to be bitmap images, rather then the desired vector format. How could he fix
> this problem?

This is a font problem. If a vector font is installed, he can change
to it in Document Settings:

Try:
Document > Settings > Fonts > Roman > Latin Modern Roman

Scott


Re: Lyx on Windows: pdf problem

2013-03-11 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Am 11.03.2013 23:06, schrieb Marc Wijnand:


OK. Thank you.


For further info, have a look at section "3.7 Fonts and Text Styles" of the LyX 
UserGuide.

regards Uwe


Re: Lyx on Windows: ps2eps missing?

2012-05-10 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn

Op 7-5-2012 15:29, Klaus-Dieter Bauer schreef:

Hello!

I stumbled into problems previewing PDF graphics inside LyX. It would
give me the error Unable to Convert to Loadable Format.


You didn't mention which version of LyX you have installed. There was a 
bug in the version of ImageMagick that was included in the LyX 
installer. This bug prevented pdf images to be previewed. The latest LyX 
installer has a newer version of ImageMagick that fixes this.



3. Would ps2eps be included if I had chosen the combined LyX/MiKTeX
installer? CTAN says, that it is not part of MiKTeX (
http://www.ctan.org/pkg/ps2eps ).
3a. If yes, is there anywhere any indication that the combined
installer should be preferred?


No, it should be ok to install MikTex separately. I don't have ps2eps as 
well, so that is not the problem.


Vincent


Re: Lyx on Windows: ps2eps missing?

2012-05-10 Thread Klaus-Dieter Bauer
2012/5/10 Vincent van Ravesteijn v...@lyx.org:
 Op 7-5-2012 15:29, Klaus-Dieter Bauer schreef:

 Hello!

 I stumbled into problems previewing PDF graphics inside LyX. It would
 give me the error Unable to Convert to Loadable Format.

 You didn't mention which version of LyX you have installed. There was a bug
 in the version of ImageMagick that was included in the LyX installer. This
 bug prevented pdf images to be previewed. The latest LyX installer has a
 newer version of ImageMagick that fixes this.
 [...]
 Vincent

Ah sorry, that LyX Version number was lost during editing the email.

LyX was installed using the installer LyX-2.0.3-1-Installer.exe,
which should be the latest one.

Anyway, the problem did not seem Image-Magick related to me. Switching
to using convert.exe for PDF-PNG conversion fixed the problem after
all. It was the default converter, that did not work -- and that uses
ps2eps in an intermediate step, which should be related to the LaTeX
distribution rather than Image Magick. Your answer seems to indicate,
that LyX is meant to use Image Magick for PDF previewing by default
though.

Deleting my local LyX settings and running reconfigure didn't solve
the problem, so it SHOULD not be a problem with my local settings.

Just to be sure, I found a work-around, as said before. So my interest
in that behaviour is more or less academic right now. :-)

kind regards, Klaus-Dieter


Re: Lyx on Windows: ps2eps missing?

2012-05-10 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn



Ah sorry, that LyX Version number was lost during editing the email.

LyX was installed using the installer LyX-2.0.3-1-Installer.exe,
which should be the latest one.


There is a newer installer which fixes a security issue in the same 
ImageMagick library.


Anyway, the problem did not seem Image-Magick related to me. Switching
to using convert.exe for PDF-PNG conversion fixed the problem after
all. It was the default converter, that did not work -- and that uses
ps2eps in an intermediate step, which should be related to the LaTeX
distribution rather than Image Magick. Your answer seems to indicate,
that LyX is meant to use Image Magick for PDF previewing by default
though.


The default should use the script Resources\convertDefault.py which 
indeed should use ImageMagick's convert.exe.


I'm not sure which step goes wrong for you.

Vincent



Re: Lyx on Windows: ps2eps missing?

2012-05-10 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn

Op 7-5-2012 15:29, Klaus-Dieter Bauer schreef:

Hello!

I stumbled into problems previewing PDF graphics inside LyX. It would
give me the error Unable to Convert to Loadable Format.


You didn't mention which version of LyX you have installed. There was a 
bug in the version of ImageMagick that was included in the LyX 
installer. This bug prevented pdf images to be previewed. The latest LyX 
installer has a newer version of ImageMagick that fixes this.



3. Would ps2eps be included if I had chosen the combined LyX/MiKTeX
installer? CTAN says, that it is not part of MiKTeX (
http://www.ctan.org/pkg/ps2eps ).
3a. If yes, is there anywhere any indication that the combined
installer should be preferred?


No, it should be ok to install MikTex separately. I don't have ps2eps as 
well, so that is not the problem.


Vincent


Re: Lyx on Windows: ps2eps missing?

2012-05-10 Thread Klaus-Dieter Bauer
2012/5/10 Vincent van Ravesteijn v...@lyx.org:
 Op 7-5-2012 15:29, Klaus-Dieter Bauer schreef:

 Hello!

 I stumbled into problems previewing PDF graphics inside LyX. It would
 give me the error Unable to Convert to Loadable Format.

 You didn't mention which version of LyX you have installed. There was a bug
 in the version of ImageMagick that was included in the LyX installer. This
 bug prevented pdf images to be previewed. The latest LyX installer has a
 newer version of ImageMagick that fixes this.
 [...]
 Vincent

Ah sorry, that LyX Version number was lost during editing the email.

LyX was installed using the installer LyX-2.0.3-1-Installer.exe,
which should be the latest one.

Anyway, the problem did not seem Image-Magick related to me. Switching
to using convert.exe for PDF-PNG conversion fixed the problem after
all. It was the default converter, that did not work -- and that uses
ps2eps in an intermediate step, which should be related to the LaTeX
distribution rather than Image Magick. Your answer seems to indicate,
that LyX is meant to use Image Magick for PDF previewing by default
though.

Deleting my local LyX settings and running reconfigure didn't solve
the problem, so it SHOULD not be a problem with my local settings.

Just to be sure, I found a work-around, as said before. So my interest
in that behaviour is more or less academic right now. :-)

kind regards, Klaus-Dieter


Re: Lyx on Windows: ps2eps missing?

2012-05-10 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn



Ah sorry, that LyX Version number was lost during editing the email.

LyX was installed using the installer LyX-2.0.3-1-Installer.exe,
which should be the latest one.


There is a newer installer which fixes a security issue in the same 
ImageMagick library.


Anyway, the problem did not seem Image-Magick related to me. Switching
to using convert.exe for PDF-PNG conversion fixed the problem after
all. It was the default converter, that did not work -- and that uses
ps2eps in an intermediate step, which should be related to the LaTeX
distribution rather than Image Magick. Your answer seems to indicate,
that LyX is meant to use Image Magick for PDF previewing by default
though.


The default should use the script Resources\convertDefault.py which 
indeed should use ImageMagick's convert.exe.


I'm not sure which step goes wrong for you.

Vincent



Re: Lyx on Windows: ps2eps missing?

2012-05-10 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn

Op 7-5-2012 15:29, Klaus-Dieter Bauer schreef:

Hello!

I stumbled into problems previewing PDF graphics inside LyX. It would
give me the error "Unable to Convert to Loadable Format".


You didn't mention which version of LyX you have installed. There was a 
bug in the version of ImageMagick that was included in the LyX 
installer. This bug prevented pdf images to be previewed. The latest LyX 
installer has a newer version of ImageMagick that fixes this.



3. Would ps2eps be included if I had chosen the combined LyX/MiKTeX
installer? CTAN says, that it is not part of MiKTeX (
http://www.ctan.org/pkg/ps2eps ).
3a. If yes, is there anywhere any indication that the combined
installer should be preferred?


No, it should be ok to install MikTex separately. I don't have ps2eps as 
well, so that is not the problem.


Vincent


Re: Lyx on Windows: ps2eps missing?

2012-05-10 Thread Klaus-Dieter Bauer
2012/5/10 Vincent van Ravesteijn :
> Op 7-5-2012 15:29, Klaus-Dieter Bauer schreef:
>
>> Hello!
>>
>> I stumbled into problems previewing PDF graphics inside LyX. It would
>> give me the error "Unable to Convert to Loadable Format".
>
> You didn't mention which version of LyX you have installed. There was a bug
> in the version of ImageMagick that was included in the LyX installer. This
> bug prevented pdf images to be previewed. The latest LyX installer has a
> newer version of ImageMagick that fixes this.
> [...]
> Vincent

Ah sorry, that LyX Version number was lost during editing the email.

LyX was installed using the installer "LyX-2.0.3-1-Installer.exe",
which should be the latest one.

Anyway, the problem did not seem Image-Magick related to me. Switching
to using "convert.exe" for PDF->PNG conversion fixed the problem after
all. It was the default converter, that did not work -- and that uses
ps2eps in an intermediate step, which should be related to the LaTeX
distribution rather than Image Magick. Your answer seems to indicate,
that LyX is meant to use Image Magick for PDF previewing by default
though.

Deleting my local LyX settings and running "reconfigure" didn't solve
the problem, so it SHOULD not be a problem with my local settings.

Just to be sure, I found a work-around, as said before. So my interest
in that behaviour is more or less academic right now. :-)

kind regards, Klaus-Dieter


Re: Lyx on Windows: ps2eps missing?

2012-05-10 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn



Ah sorry, that LyX Version number was lost during editing the email.

LyX was installed using the installer "LyX-2.0.3-1-Installer.exe",
which should be the latest one.


There is a newer installer which fixes a security issue in the same 
ImageMagick library.


Anyway, the problem did not seem Image-Magick related to me. Switching
to using "convert.exe" for PDF->PNG conversion fixed the problem after
all. It was the default converter, that did not work -- and that uses
ps2eps in an intermediate step, which should be related to the LaTeX
distribution rather than Image Magick. Your answer seems to indicate,
that LyX is meant to use Image Magick for PDF previewing by default
though.


The default should use the script "Resources\convertDefault.py" which 
indeed should use ImageMagick's convert.exe.


I'm not sure which step goes wrong for you.

Vincent



Re: LyX on Windows with UNC home directories

2012-03-24 Thread Steve Litt
On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:08:45 +
Matthias Hunstig matthias.huns...@uni-paderborn.de wrote:

[clip]

 
  LyX has a problem with Windows users that have their home directory
  on a UNC path. 

For anyone else like me who has no idea what UNC is, it stands for
Uniform Naming Convention, and is explained here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_%28computing%29#Uniform_Naming_Convention

Silly me, I thought it was an abbreviation for Uncirculated in coin
collecting. But of course, I'm a Linux guy.

SteveT


Re: LyX on Windows with UNC home directories

2012-03-24 Thread Steve Litt
On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:08:45 +
Matthias Hunstig matthias.huns...@uni-paderborn.de wrote:

[clip]

 
  LyX has a problem with Windows users that have their home directory
  on a UNC path. 

For anyone else like me who has no idea what UNC is, it stands for
Uniform Naming Convention, and is explained here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_%28computing%29#Uniform_Naming_Convention

Silly me, I thought it was an abbreviation for Uncirculated in coin
collecting. But of course, I'm a Linux guy.

SteveT


Re: LyX on Windows with UNC home directories

2012-03-24 Thread Steve Litt
On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:08:45 +
Matthias Hunstig  wrote:

[clip]

> >
> > LyX has a problem with Windows users that have their home directory
> > on a UNC path. 

For anyone else like me who has no idea what UNC is, it stands for
Uniform Naming Convention, and is explained here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_%28computing%29#Uniform_Naming_Convention

Silly me, I thought it was an abbreviation for "Uncirculated" in coin
collecting. But of course, I'm a Linux guy.

SteveT


Re: LyX on Windows with UNC home directories

2012-03-22 Thread Julien Rioux

On 21/03/2012 11:10 AM, Matthias Hunstig wrote:

Dear LyX users and developers,

LyX has a problem with Windows users that have their home directory on a UNC 
path. http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/Troubleshooting mentions these problems for Lyx 
1.5 already. (Recent versions do start, but have no classes available.)

I have been struggling with this for a long time. The workaround described in 
the link (saving some steps by running configure.py directly from the 
AppData\Lyx2.0 folder) worked for me on Windows XP.

Now, on Windows 7, it does not work anymore. Today, I have done some 
experiments but unfortunately not found a solution yet.
What I have found out is that

-  Under local users, LyX states ~\AppData\Roaming\Lyx2.0 as the user 
directory. I have not seen the tilde on Windows before, but it works.

-  Under network users, it states 
\\server\user\ntdata\Anwendungsdaten\LyX2.0file:///\\server\user\ntdata\Anwendungsdaten\LyX2.0
 as the user directory.

-  Running reconfigure from LyX as the network user gives some messages 
in the status line that can be traced back to the fact that cmd.exe does not 
accept UNC folders.

Is there any way to reliably make LyX run as a user with a UNC home directory? 
Could it help to just give LyX a different user directory to work in? If so, 
how can that be done?

I think this issue really needs to be fixed soon - People with home directories 
on serves are not uncommon and LyX is practically unusable for them.

Regards

Matthias



Hi Matthias,

Thanks for the descriptive report of the problem and your investigation 
of it.


Please, could you add a ticket to the bug tracker at 
http://www.lyx.org/trac/wiki/BugTrackerHome with as much information as 
you can. Your email already is very descriptive of your investigation, 
it would help to have this recorded on the bug tracker until someone 
tries to tackle the bug.


I'm also cc'ing the dev list to see if anyone has any immediate ideas.

Regards,
Julien


Re: LyX on Windows with UNC home directories

2012-03-22 Thread Julien Rioux

On 21/03/2012 11:10 AM, Matthias Hunstig wrote:

Dear LyX users and developers,

LyX has a problem with Windows users that have their home directory on a UNC 
path. http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/Troubleshooting mentions these problems for Lyx 
1.5 already. (Recent versions do start, but have no classes available.)

I have been struggling with this for a long time. The workaround described in 
the link (saving some steps by running configure.py directly from the 
AppData\Lyx2.0 folder) worked for me on Windows XP.

Now, on Windows 7, it does not work anymore. Today, I have done some 
experiments but unfortunately not found a solution yet.
What I have found out is that

-  Under local users, LyX states ~\AppData\Roaming\Lyx2.0 as the user 
directory. I have not seen the tilde on Windows before, but it works.

-  Under network users, it states 
\\server\user\ntdata\Anwendungsdaten\LyX2.0file:///\\server\user\ntdata\Anwendungsdaten\LyX2.0
 as the user directory.

-  Running reconfigure from LyX as the network user gives some messages 
in the status line that can be traced back to the fact that cmd.exe does not 
accept UNC folders.

Is there any way to reliably make LyX run as a user with a UNC home directory? 
Could it help to just give LyX a different user directory to work in? If so, 
how can that be done?

I think this issue really needs to be fixed soon - People with home directories 
on serves are not uncommon and LyX is practically unusable for them.

Regards

Matthias



Hi Matthias,

Thanks for the descriptive report of the problem and your investigation 
of it.


Please, could you add a ticket to the bug tracker at 
http://www.lyx.org/trac/wiki/BugTrackerHome with as much information as 
you can. Your email already is very descriptive of your investigation, 
it would help to have this recorded on the bug tracker until someone 
tries to tackle the bug.


I'm also cc'ing the dev list to see if anyone has any immediate ideas.

Regards,
Julien


Re: LyX on Windows with UNC home directories

2012-03-22 Thread Julien Rioux

On 21/03/2012 11:10 AM, Matthias Hunstig wrote:

Dear LyX users and developers,

LyX has a problem with Windows users that have their home directory on a UNC 
path. http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/Troubleshooting mentions these problems for Lyx 
1.5 already. (Recent versions do start, but have no classes available.)

I have been struggling with this for a long time. The workaround described in 
the link (saving some steps by running configure.py directly from the 
AppData\Lyx2.0 folder) worked for me on Windows XP.

Now, on Windows 7, it does not work anymore. Today, I have done some 
experiments but unfortunately not found a solution yet.
What I have found out is that

-  Under local users, LyX states "~\AppData\Roaming\Lyx2.0" as the user 
directory. I have not seen the tilde on Windows before, but it works.

-  Under network users, it states 
"\\server\user\ntdata\Anwendungsdaten\LyX2.0"
 as the user directory.

-  Running reconfigure from LyX as the network user gives some messages 
in the status line that can be traced back to the fact that cmd.exe does not 
accept UNC folders.

Is there any way to reliably make LyX run as a user with a UNC home directory? 
Could it help to just give LyX a different user directory to work in? If so, 
how can that be done?

I think this issue really needs to be fixed soon - People with home directories 
on serves are not uncommon and LyX is practically unusable for them.

Regards

Matthias



Hi Matthias,

Thanks for the descriptive report of the problem and your investigation 
of it.


Please, could you add a ticket to the bug tracker at 
http://www.lyx.org/trac/wiki/BugTrackerHome with as much information as 
you can. Your email already is very descriptive of your investigation, 
it would help to have this recorded on the bug tracker until someone 
tries to tackle the bug.


I'm also cc'ing the dev list to see if anyone has any immediate ideas.

Regards,
Julien


Re: Lyx 2 windows install. babel missing from LyX-Installer-Bundle ??

2011-08-31 Thread Julien Rioux

On 31/08/2011 6:53 AM, Paul Johnson wrote:

Hi

I use Linux, but I tell my students who use windows to give LyX a try.
We had pretty good success with LyX-1.6.x, but the students say they
can't get 2.0 to work. I ignored them at first.  I decided to prove
that it works by filming a Screencast.  I created a Windows 7 32 bit
virtual machine and have tried to install lyx 2.0.0-3 in there. I've
tried both the LyX bundle and just Lyx with the net installer for
Miktex. Neither one works for me.

 From the Bundle, lYX-2.0.0-3-Installer-Bundle.exe,  the LyX install
works fine.  That seems backwards to me, LyX should install itself
only after MikTeX works, nevertheless, it does trigger a MikTeX
install after LyX.  At the outset, I chose to set my papersize at
letter and to allow on-the-fly package installation. , it copies some
files and then dies. A pop up window appears:

MikTeX Setup Wizard: The operation could not be completed for the
follwing reason: Windows API error 2: The  system cannot find the file
specified.
Details: C:\Program Files\MikTeX 2.9\tpm\packages\babel.tpm



I think this is the first report of such an error. Could you please open 
a bug on the bug tracker?



And then this pops up after:

MikTeX Setup Wizard: A problem caused the program to stop working
correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution
is available.

It is rather annoying that one cannot try to run the
Lyx-Installer-Bundle again in order to pick up where it died without
doing a complete re-install of LyX itself.

WHen I try the nonbundle installer, the one that triggers a net
install of MikTeX, I see the error popup

Downloading MikTeX failed. Would you like to try again? (HTTP/1.1 404
Not Found)




This is bug #7737
http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/7737

Hopefully our windows installer gurus are working on it.


I've gone to the MikTeX site and grabbed a copy of their installer. I
notice that when I run that, it forces me to choose a Mirror.  It is
not clear to me why the LyX installer does not cause me to do the
same.




I think what happens is that the LyX installer chooses a particular one 
for you. Now when this mirror goes down the LyX installer would appear 
useless.


--
Julien



Re: Lyx 2 windows install. babel missing from LyX-Installer-Bundle ??

2011-08-31 Thread Julien Rioux

On 31/08/2011 6:53 AM, Paul Johnson wrote:

Hi

I use Linux, but I tell my students who use windows to give LyX a try.
We had pretty good success with LyX-1.6.x, but the students say they
can't get 2.0 to work. I ignored them at first.  I decided to prove
that it works by filming a Screencast.  I created a Windows 7 32 bit
virtual machine and have tried to install lyx 2.0.0-3 in there. I've
tried both the LyX bundle and just Lyx with the net installer for
Miktex. Neither one works for me.

 From the Bundle, lYX-2.0.0-3-Installer-Bundle.exe,  the LyX install
works fine.  That seems backwards to me, LyX should install itself
only after MikTeX works, nevertheless, it does trigger a MikTeX
install after LyX.  At the outset, I chose to set my papersize at
letter and to allow on-the-fly package installation. , it copies some
files and then dies. A pop up window appears:

MikTeX Setup Wizard: The operation could not be completed for the
follwing reason: Windows API error 2: The  system cannot find the file
specified.
Details: C:\Program Files\MikTeX 2.9\tpm\packages\babel.tpm



I think this is the first report of such an error. Could you please open 
a bug on the bug tracker?



And then this pops up after:

MikTeX Setup Wizard: A problem caused the program to stop working
correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution
is available.

It is rather annoying that one cannot try to run the
Lyx-Installer-Bundle again in order to pick up where it died without
doing a complete re-install of LyX itself.

WHen I try the nonbundle installer, the one that triggers a net
install of MikTeX, I see the error popup

Downloading MikTeX failed. Would you like to try again? (HTTP/1.1 404
Not Found)




This is bug #7737
http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/7737

Hopefully our windows installer gurus are working on it.


I've gone to the MikTeX site and grabbed a copy of their installer. I
notice that when I run that, it forces me to choose a Mirror.  It is
not clear to me why the LyX installer does not cause me to do the
same.




I think what happens is that the LyX installer chooses a particular one 
for you. Now when this mirror goes down the LyX installer would appear 
useless.


--
Julien



Re: Lyx 2 windows install. babel missing from LyX-Installer-Bundle ??

2011-08-31 Thread Julien Rioux

On 31/08/2011 6:53 AM, Paul Johnson wrote:

Hi

I use Linux, but I tell my students who use windows to give LyX a try.
We had pretty good success with LyX-1.6.x, but the students say they
can't get 2.0 to work. I ignored them at first.  I decided to prove
that it works by filming a Screencast.  I created a Windows 7 32 bit
virtual machine and have tried to install lyx 2.0.0-3 in there. I've
tried both the LyX bundle and just Lyx with the net installer for
Miktex. Neither one works for me.

 From the Bundle, "lYX-2.0.0-3-Installer-Bundle.exe",  the LyX install
works fine.  That seems backwards to me, LyX should install itself
only after MikTeX works, nevertheless, it does trigger a MikTeX
install after LyX.  At the outset, I chose to set my papersize at
letter and to allow on-the-fly package installation. , it copies some
files and then dies. A pop up window appears:

"MikTeX Setup Wizard: The operation could not be completed for the
follwing reason: Windows API error 2: The  system cannot find the file
specified.
Details: C:\Program Files\MikTeX 2.9\tpm\packages\babel.tpm"



I think this is the first report of such an error. Could you please open 
a bug on the bug tracker?



And then this pops up after:

MikTeX Setup Wizard: A problem caused the program to stop working
correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution
is available.

It is rather annoying that one cannot try to run the
Lyx-Installer-Bundle again in order to pick up where it died without
doing a complete re-install of LyX itself.

WHen I try the nonbundle installer, the one that triggers a net
install of MikTeX, I see the error popup

"Downloading MikTeX failed. Would you like to try again? (HTTP/1.1 404
Not Found)




This is bug #7737
http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/7737

Hopefully our windows installer gurus are working on it.


I've gone to the MikTeX site and grabbed a copy of their installer. I
notice that when I run that, it forces me to choose a Mirror.  It is
not clear to me why the LyX installer does not cause me to do the
same.




I think what happens is that the LyX installer chooses a particular one 
for you. Now when this mirror goes down the LyX installer would appear 
useless.


--
Julien



Re: LyX 2.0beta4 windows installer (unofficial) is there!

2011-02-10 Thread Manveru
W dniu 8 lutego 2011 23:54 użytkownik Michal Skrzypek m...@msys.info napisał:
 Pre-release of LyX version 2.0.0 (beta 4)
 ==
    In case anyone is interested, I've created windows 'alternate'
 installer of 2.0 beta4 (actually, it is slightly newer r37563, because
 of the grave regression fixed there). It can be installed simultaneously
 with previous betas, but some settings seem to be cleared while
 'switching' between versions. Look there:

    ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/contrib/unofficial/

    WARNING: as I'm not a LyX developer, I'm not really sure about the
 quality of this installer. It worked for me, though, and finally the
 frequent crashes of beta3 are now gone.

    I've created it because the official maintainer (Uwe Stöhr) is
 currently offline, so there will be no official windows installers for
 the time being.

    I'm not subscribed there, so please cc me at ms (at) msys.info.

Jak miło widzieć, że jakiś Polak jeszcze coś robi w tym projekcie,
nawet tak nieoficjalnym torem jak podrabianie instalatorów Uwego. :-)

How nice to see that another Pole does something else in this project,
even on an unofficial track as counterfeiting Uwe installers. :-)

Btw. If you catch any mistakes in translation of Polish LyX interface,
please let the translator know. Proper contact info are present in
translation files. Thank you.

-- 
Manveru
jabber: manv...@manveru.pl
     gg: 1624001
   http://www.manveru.pl


Re: LyX 2.0beta4 windows installer (unofficial) is there!

2011-02-10 Thread Manveru
W dniu 8 lutego 2011 23:54 użytkownik Michal Skrzypek m...@msys.info napisał:
 Pre-release of LyX version 2.0.0 (beta 4)
 ==
    In case anyone is interested, I've created windows 'alternate'
 installer of 2.0 beta4 (actually, it is slightly newer r37563, because
 of the grave regression fixed there). It can be installed simultaneously
 with previous betas, but some settings seem to be cleared while
 'switching' between versions. Look there:

    ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/contrib/unofficial/

    WARNING: as I'm not a LyX developer, I'm not really sure about the
 quality of this installer. It worked for me, though, and finally the
 frequent crashes of beta3 are now gone.

    I've created it because the official maintainer (Uwe Stöhr) is
 currently offline, so there will be no official windows installers for
 the time being.

    I'm not subscribed there, so please cc me at ms (at) msys.info.

Jak miło widzieć, że jakiś Polak jeszcze coś robi w tym projekcie,
nawet tak nieoficjalnym torem jak podrabianie instalatorów Uwego. :-)

How nice to see that another Pole does something else in this project,
even on an unofficial track as counterfeiting Uwe installers. :-)

Btw. If you catch any mistakes in translation of Polish LyX interface,
please let the translator know. Proper contact info are present in
translation files. Thank you.

-- 
Manveru
jabber: manv...@manveru.pl
     gg: 1624001
   http://www.manveru.pl


Re: LyX 2.0beta4 windows installer (unofficial) is there!

2011-02-10 Thread Manveru
W dniu 8 lutego 2011 23:54 użytkownik Michal Skrzypek  napisał:
>> Pre-release of LyX version 2.0.0 (beta 4)
>> ==
>    In case anyone is interested, I've created windows 'alternate'
> installer of 2.0 beta4 (actually, it is slightly newer r37563, because
> of the grave regression fixed there). It can be installed simultaneously
> with previous betas, but some settings seem to be cleared while
> 'switching' between versions. Look there:
>
>    ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/contrib/unofficial/
>
>    WARNING: as I'm not a LyX developer, I'm not really sure about the
> quality of this installer. It worked for me, though, and finally the
> frequent crashes of beta3 are now gone.
>
>    I've created it because the official maintainer (Uwe Stöhr) is
> currently offline, so there will be no official windows installers for
> the time being.
>
>    I'm not subscribed there, so please cc me at ms (at) msys.info.

Jak miło widzieć, że jakiś Polak jeszcze coś robi w tym projekcie,
nawet tak nieoficjalnym torem jak podrabianie instalatorów Uwego. :-)

How nice to see that another Pole does something else in this project,
even on an unofficial track as counterfeiting Uwe installers. :-)

Btw. If you catch any mistakes in translation of Polish LyX interface,
please let the translator know. Proper contact info are present in
translation files. Thank you.

-- 
Manveru
jabber: manv...@manveru.pl
     gg: 1624001
   http://www.manveru.pl


Re: Lyx on Windows without admin privileges (2010)

2010-06-27 Thread Rob Oakes
Hi Jim, 

I think that you can expect a very good experience on Windows without admin 
rights.  You may want to take a look at LyX-Portable.  There is even a project 
devoted to creating a LyX on Windows experience that can be run from a memory 
stick (see http://code.google.com/p/lytex/).

Additional information can be found on the Wiki, as well 
(http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/PortableInstallation).

In my case, I prefer to install LaTeX as a local user.  I then compile LyX from 
source and manually set up my path environment.  This is pretty easy to do from 
the environment variables dialog.  (On Windows 7 or Vista, just type path into 
the search bar.  It will pull up the right dialog in the Control Panel.)

Cheers,

Rob

On Jun 25, 2010, at 4:21 PM, Jim Rockford wrote:

 This issue has come up in older threads, and I was curious to know where it 
 stands today.  As a long-time lyx user, I am in the unfortunate position of 
 being in a Windoze-only (XP) environment without administrator privileges.  
 Can anyone offer some insight as to whether I could expect a smooth-running 
 lyx experience with Lyx and MikTex installed to a directory of choice for 
 just a plain old ordinary Windoze user?  Does Aspell still require 
 installation to the C:\  directory?  
 
 If I can overcome this hurdle, the next one will involve the seamless 
 conversion of lyx/latex to MS Word and back, which I understand is a far more 
 challenging issue without commercial software.
 
 Thanks,
 Jim



Re: Lyx on Windows without admin privileges (2010)

2010-06-27 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:21 PM, Jim Rockford jim.rockfo...@gmail.com wrote:
 This issue has come up in older threads, and I was curious to know where it
 stands today.  As a long-time lyx user, I am in the unfortunate position of
 being in a Windoze-only (XP) environment without administrator privileges.
 Can anyone offer some insight as to whether I could expect a smooth-running
 lyx experience with Lyx and MikTex installed to a directory of choice for
 just a plain old ordinary Windoze user?  Does Aspell still require
 installation to the C:\  directory?

One possibility is to use a Linux LiveCD that contains LaTeX and LyX
(for example Knoppix, but look on the wiki). You might also want to
investigate using the Cygwin version of LyX in combination with a
portable Cygwin Live CD.
Liviu


Re: Lyx on Windows without admin privileges (2010)

2010-06-27 Thread John Kane


--- On Sun, 6/27/10, Liviu Andronic landronim...@gmail.com wrote:

 From: Liviu Andronic landronim...@gmail.com
 Subject: Re: Lyx on Windows without admin privileges (2010)
 To: Jim Rockford jim.rockfo...@gmail.com
 Cc: lyx-users lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
 Received: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 1:28 PM
 On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:21 PM, Jim
 Rockford jim.rockfo...@gmail.com
 wrote:
  This issue has come up in older threads, and I was
 curious to know where it
  stands today.  As a long-time lyx user, I am in the
 unfortunate position of
  being in a Windoze-only (XP) environment without
 administrator privileges.
  Can anyone offer some insight as to whether I could
 expect a smooth-running
  lyx experience with Lyx and MikTex installed to a
 directory of choice for
  just a plain old ordinary Windoze user?  Does Aspell
 still require
  installation to the C:\  directory?
 
 One possibility is to use a Linux LiveCD that contains
 LaTeX and LyX
 (for example Knoppix, but look on the wiki). You might also
 want to
 investigate using the Cygwin version of LyX in combination
 with a
 portable Cygwin Live CD.
 Liviu
 

You might also want to have a look at LyTex http://code.google.com/p/lytex/ 
which installs quite nicely onto a USB stick.




Re: Lyx on Windows without admin privileges (2010)

2010-06-27 Thread Rob Oakes
Hi Jim, 

I think that you can expect a very good experience on Windows without admin 
rights.  You may want to take a look at LyX-Portable.  There is even a project 
devoted to creating a LyX on Windows experience that can be run from a memory 
stick (see http://code.google.com/p/lytex/).

Additional information can be found on the Wiki, as well 
(http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/PortableInstallation).

In my case, I prefer to install LaTeX as a local user.  I then compile LyX from 
source and manually set up my path environment.  This is pretty easy to do from 
the environment variables dialog.  (On Windows 7 or Vista, just type path into 
the search bar.  It will pull up the right dialog in the Control Panel.)

Cheers,

Rob

On Jun 25, 2010, at 4:21 PM, Jim Rockford wrote:

 This issue has come up in older threads, and I was curious to know where it 
 stands today.  As a long-time lyx user, I am in the unfortunate position of 
 being in a Windoze-only (XP) environment without administrator privileges.  
 Can anyone offer some insight as to whether I could expect a smooth-running 
 lyx experience with Lyx and MikTex installed to a directory of choice for 
 just a plain old ordinary Windoze user?  Does Aspell still require 
 installation to the C:\  directory?  
 
 If I can overcome this hurdle, the next one will involve the seamless 
 conversion of lyx/latex to MS Word and back, which I understand is a far more 
 challenging issue without commercial software.
 
 Thanks,
 Jim



Re: Lyx on Windows without admin privileges (2010)

2010-06-27 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:21 PM, Jim Rockford jim.rockfo...@gmail.com wrote:
 This issue has come up in older threads, and I was curious to know where it
 stands today.  As a long-time lyx user, I am in the unfortunate position of
 being in a Windoze-only (XP) environment without administrator privileges.
 Can anyone offer some insight as to whether I could expect a smooth-running
 lyx experience with Lyx and MikTex installed to a directory of choice for
 just a plain old ordinary Windoze user?  Does Aspell still require
 installation to the C:\  directory?

One possibility is to use a Linux LiveCD that contains LaTeX and LyX
(for example Knoppix, but look on the wiki). You might also want to
investigate using the Cygwin version of LyX in combination with a
portable Cygwin Live CD.
Liviu


Re: Lyx on Windows without admin privileges (2010)

2010-06-27 Thread John Kane


--- On Sun, 6/27/10, Liviu Andronic landronim...@gmail.com wrote:

 From: Liviu Andronic landronim...@gmail.com
 Subject: Re: Lyx on Windows without admin privileges (2010)
 To: Jim Rockford jim.rockfo...@gmail.com
 Cc: lyx-users lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
 Received: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 1:28 PM
 On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:21 PM, Jim
 Rockford jim.rockfo...@gmail.com
 wrote:
  This issue has come up in older threads, and I was
 curious to know where it
  stands today.  As a long-time lyx user, I am in the
 unfortunate position of
  being in a Windoze-only (XP) environment without
 administrator privileges.
  Can anyone offer some insight as to whether I could
 expect a smooth-running
  lyx experience with Lyx and MikTex installed to a
 directory of choice for
  just a plain old ordinary Windoze user?  Does Aspell
 still require
  installation to the C:\  directory?
 
 One possibility is to use a Linux LiveCD that contains
 LaTeX and LyX
 (for example Knoppix, but look on the wiki). You might also
 want to
 investigate using the Cygwin version of LyX in combination
 with a
 portable Cygwin Live CD.
 Liviu
 

You might also want to have a look at LyTex http://code.google.com/p/lytex/ 
which installs quite nicely onto a USB stick.




Re: Lyx on Windows without admin privileges (2010)

2010-06-27 Thread Rob Oakes
Hi Jim, 

I think that you can expect a very good experience on Windows without admin 
rights.  You may want to take a look at LyX-Portable.  There is even a project 
devoted to creating a LyX on Windows experience that can be run from a memory 
stick (see http://code.google.com/p/lytex/).

Additional information can be found on the Wiki, as well 
(http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/PortableInstallation).

In my case, I prefer to install LaTeX as a local user.  I then compile LyX from 
source and manually set up my path environment.  This is pretty easy to do from 
the environment variables dialog.  (On Windows 7 or Vista, just type path into 
the search bar.  It will pull up the right dialog in the Control Panel.)

Cheers,

Rob

On Jun 25, 2010, at 4:21 PM, Jim Rockford wrote:

> This issue has come up in older threads, and I was curious to know where it 
> stands today.  As a long-time lyx user, I am in the unfortunate position of 
> being in a Windoze-only (XP) environment without administrator privileges.  
> Can anyone offer some insight as to whether I could expect a smooth-running 
> lyx experience with Lyx and MikTex installed to a directory of choice for 
> just a plain old ordinary Windoze user?  Does Aspell still require 
> installation to the C:\  directory?  
> 
> If I can overcome this hurdle, the next one will involve the seamless 
> conversion of lyx/latex to MS Word and back, which I understand is a far more 
> challenging issue without commercial software.
> 
> Thanks,
> Jim



Re: Lyx on Windows without admin privileges (2010)

2010-06-27 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:21 PM, Jim Rockford  wrote:
> This issue has come up in older threads, and I was curious to know where it
> stands today.  As a long-time lyx user, I am in the unfortunate position of
> being in a Windoze-only (XP) environment without administrator privileges.
> Can anyone offer some insight as to whether I could expect a smooth-running
> lyx experience with Lyx and MikTex installed to a directory of choice for
> just a plain old ordinary Windoze user?  Does Aspell still require
> installation to the C:\  directory?
>
One possibility is to use a Linux LiveCD that contains LaTeX and LyX
(for example Knoppix, but look on the wiki). You might also want to
investigate using the Cygwin version of LyX in combination with a
portable Cygwin Live CD.
Liviu


Re: Lyx on Windows without admin privileges (2010)

2010-06-27 Thread John Kane


--- On Sun, 6/27/10, Liviu Andronic <landronim...@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Liviu Andronic <landronim...@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Lyx on Windows without admin privileges (2010)
> To: "Jim Rockford" <jim.rockfo...@gmail.com>
> Cc: "lyx-users" <lyx-users@lists.lyx.org>
> Received: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 1:28 PM
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:21 PM, Jim
> Rockford <jim.rockfo...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > This issue has come up in older threads, and I was
> curious to know where it
> > stands today.  As a long-time lyx user, I am in the
> unfortunate position of
> > being in a Windoze-only (XP) environment without
> administrator privileges.
> > Can anyone offer some insight as to whether I could
> expect a smooth-running
> > lyx experience with Lyx and MikTex installed to a
> directory of choice for
> > just a plain old ordinary Windoze user?  Does Aspell
> still require
> > installation to the C:\  directory?
> >
> One possibility is to use a Linux LiveCD that contains
> LaTeX and LyX
> (for example Knoppix, but look on the wiki). You might also
> want to
> investigate using the Cygwin version of LyX in combination
> with a
> portable Cygwin Live CD.
> Liviu
> 

You might also want to have a look at LyTex http://code.google.com/p/lytex/ 
which installs quite nicely onto a USB stick.




Re: LyX on Windows 7

2010-03-31 Thread Les Denham
On Wednesday 31 March 2010 14:40:41 Rudi Eycken wrote:
 Is it possible to install LyX on a Windows 7 PC. (I need to buy a new PC
 and I need to use LyX).
 
 Thanks in advance.
 With kind regards,
 
Rudi,

Just this morning I installed LyX 1.6.5 on a new Windows 7 (64-bit) system 
using the LyXWinInstaller complete variant 
(http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/LyXWinInstaller).

The installation appeared to run with no problems at all, and the installed 
LyX seems to behave exactly the same as 1.6.5 running on my Linux system, 
though I haven't had time to do much with it yet.  I did install Acrobat 
Reader 9 first so it would be found by LyX, and it works as expected for View 
PDF.

-- 
..
Les Denham


Re: LyX on Windows 7

2010-03-31 Thread Les Denham
On Wednesday 31 March 2010 14:40:41 Rudi Eycken wrote:
 Is it possible to install LyX on a Windows 7 PC. (I need to buy a new PC
 and I need to use LyX).
 
 Thanks in advance.
 With kind regards,
 
Rudi,

Just this morning I installed LyX 1.6.5 on a new Windows 7 (64-bit) system 
using the LyXWinInstaller complete variant 
(http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/LyXWinInstaller).

The installation appeared to run with no problems at all, and the installed 
LyX seems to behave exactly the same as 1.6.5 running on my Linux system, 
though I haven't had time to do much with it yet.  I did install Acrobat 
Reader 9 first so it would be found by LyX, and it works as expected for View 
PDF.

-- 
..
Les Denham


Re: LyX on Windows 7

2010-03-31 Thread Les Denham
On Wednesday 31 March 2010 14:40:41 Rudi Eycken wrote:
> Is it possible to install LyX on a Windows 7 PC. (I need to buy a new PC
> and I need to use LyX).
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> With kind regards,
> 
Rudi,

Just this morning I installed LyX 1.6.5 on a new Windows 7 (64-bit) system 
using the LyXWinInstaller "complete" variant 
(http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/LyXWinInstaller).

The installation appeared to run with no problems at all, and the installed 
LyX seems to behave exactly the same as 1.6.5 running on my Linux system, 
though I haven't had time to do much with it yet.  I did install Acrobat 
Reader 9 first so it would be found by LyX, and it works as expected for View 
PDF.

-- 
..
Les Denham


Re: lyx and windows

2009-04-14 Thread Uwe Stöhr



Is lyx for windows a self contained program or do i need to install
latex and other apps separately?


Install LyX using the complete version of the AltInstaller and you get everything installed you need 
at once. (Assure that you have an open Internet connection before starting the installation if 
possible.)


regards Uwe


Re: lyx and windows

2009-04-14 Thread Uwe Stöhr



Is lyx for windows a self contained program or do i need to install
latex and other apps separately?


Install LyX using the complete version of the AltInstaller and you get everything installed you need 
at once. (Assure that you have an open Internet connection before starting the installation if 
possible.)


regards Uwe


Re: lyx and windows

2009-04-14 Thread Uwe Stöhr



Is lyx for windows a self contained program or do i need to install
latex and other apps separately?


Install LyX using the complete version of the AltInstaller and you get everything installed you need 
at once. (Assure that you have an open Internet connection before starting the installation if 
possible.)


regards Uwe


Re: Lyx for windows

2008-07-27 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Alexander Scott wrote:
I'm a long time user of Lyx for Linux, and recently installed it for windows 
at my new job.  However, the math symbols (all Greek letters plus many of the 
symbols from the math panel) have a different letter or number appear on the 
screen.  When I compile to dvi, the correct symbol is displayed, but the 
confusion in Lyx is disorienting.  Is anyone familiar with this problem, or 
knows of a font solution that I can use?




It means the fonts LyX uses for math displays in the GUI aren't properly 
installed under Windows.  Check that a .\Resources\fonts directory 
exists under your LyX program directory, and that it contains nine 
TrueType font files (.ttf) and the BaKoMa4LyX font license.  If not, 
snag them here (ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/contrib/BaKoMa4LyX-1.1.zip) 
and unpack them.  Now crank up the Windows font applet (from the Control 
Panel).  If it shows any or all of those fonts installed, delete them in 
the font applet.  Then reinstall them from the LyX fonts directory. 
Restart LyX and cross your fingers.


/Paul



Re: Lyx for windows

2008-07-27 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Alexander Scott wrote:
I'm a long time user of Lyx for Linux, and recently installed it for windows 
at my new job.  However, the math symbols (all Greek letters plus many of the 
symbols from the math panel) have a different letter or number appear on the 
screen.  When I compile to dvi, the correct symbol is displayed, but the 
confusion in Lyx is disorienting.  Is anyone familiar with this problem, or 
knows of a font solution that I can use?




It means the fonts LyX uses for math displays in the GUI aren't properly 
installed under Windows.  Check that a .\Resources\fonts directory 
exists under your LyX program directory, and that it contains nine 
TrueType font files (.ttf) and the BaKoMa4LyX font license.  If not, 
snag them here (ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/contrib/BaKoMa4LyX-1.1.zip) 
and unpack them.  Now crank up the Windows font applet (from the Control 
Panel).  If it shows any or all of those fonts installed, delete them in 
the font applet.  Then reinstall them from the LyX fonts directory. 
Restart LyX and cross your fingers.


/Paul



Re: Lyx for windows

2008-07-27 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Alexander Scott wrote:
I'm a long time user of Lyx for Linux, and recently installed it for windows 
at my new job.  However, the math symbols (all Greek letters plus many of the 
symbols from the math panel) have a different letter or number appear on the 
screen.  When I compile to dvi, the correct symbol is displayed, but the 
confusion in Lyx is disorienting.  Is anyone familiar with this problem, or 
knows of a font solution that I can use?




It means the fonts LyX uses for math displays in the GUI aren't properly 
installed under Windows.  Check that a .\Resources\fonts directory 
exists under your LyX program directory, and that it contains nine 
TrueType font files (.ttf) and the BaKoMa4LyX font license.  If not, 
snag them here (ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/contrib/BaKoMa4LyX-1.1.zip) 
and unpack them.  Now crank up the Windows font applet (from the Control 
Panel).  If it shows any or all of those fonts installed, delete them in 
the font applet.  Then reinstall them from the LyX fonts directory. 
Restart LyX and cross your fingers.


/Paul



Re: Lyx in Windows - Trouble with the dictionary

2008-05-09 Thread Bob Lounsbury
On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Adman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi all

 A friend of mine is trying to install LyX in windows, and asked me to post
 asking for instructions on where to download and how to install  configure
 the dictionary.  Can someone please point him in the correct direction?

 Thanks

 --
 View this message in context: 
 http://www.nabble.com/Lyx-in-Windows---Trouble-with-the-dictionary-tp17149741p17149741.html
 Sent from the LyX - Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com.



http://aspell.net/win32/

Although, when installing LyX, Aspell should have been installed by
default and your friend should have been asked if he wanted to
download any dictionaries. Hence, it should all be working already.

Cheers,
/Bob


Re: Lyx in Windows - Trouble with the dictionary

2008-05-09 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Adman schrieb:


A friend of mine is trying to install LyX in windows, and asked me to post
asking for instructions on where to download and how to install  configure
the dictionary.  Can someone please point him in the correct direction?


Why does he not ask directly then?

Anyway, you find aspell dictionaries to instll here:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/Aspell6
or here:
http://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group_id=5117release_id=12973

After installing LyX, Aspell should work, you perhaps only need to install some dictionaries. IF 
this don't work, post here again.


regards Uwe



Re: Lyx in Windows - Trouble with the dictionary

2008-05-09 Thread Bob Lounsbury
On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Adman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi all

 A friend of mine is trying to install LyX in windows, and asked me to post
 asking for instructions on where to download and how to install  configure
 the dictionary.  Can someone please point him in the correct direction?

 Thanks

 --
 View this message in context: 
 http://www.nabble.com/Lyx-in-Windows---Trouble-with-the-dictionary-tp17149741p17149741.html
 Sent from the LyX - Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com.



http://aspell.net/win32/

Although, when installing LyX, Aspell should have been installed by
default and your friend should have been asked if he wanted to
download any dictionaries. Hence, it should all be working already.

Cheers,
/Bob


Re: Lyx in Windows - Trouble with the dictionary

2008-05-09 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Adman schrieb:


A friend of mine is trying to install LyX in windows, and asked me to post
asking for instructions on where to download and how to install  configure
the dictionary.  Can someone please point him in the correct direction?


Why does he not ask directly then?

Anyway, you find aspell dictionaries to instll here:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/Aspell6
or here:
http://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group_id=5117release_id=12973

After installing LyX, Aspell should work, you perhaps only need to install some dictionaries. IF 
this don't work, post here again.


regards Uwe



Re: Lyx in Windows - Trouble with the dictionary

2008-05-09 Thread Bob Lounsbury
On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Adman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> A friend of mine is trying to install LyX in windows, and asked me to post
> asking for instructions on where to download and how to install & configure
> the dictionary.  Can someone please point him in the correct direction?
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> View this message in context: 
> http://www.nabble.com/Lyx-in-Windows---Trouble-with-the-dictionary-tp17149741p17149741.html
> Sent from the LyX - Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>
>

http://aspell.net/win32/

Although, when installing LyX, Aspell should have been installed by
default and your friend should have been asked if he wanted to
download any dictionaries. Hence, it should all be working already.

Cheers,
/Bob


Re: Lyx in Windows - Trouble with the dictionary

2008-05-09 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Adman schrieb:


A friend of mine is trying to install LyX in windows, and asked me to post
asking for instructions on where to download and how to install & configure
the dictionary.  Can someone please point him in the correct direction?


Why does he not ask directly then?

Anyway, you find aspell dictionaries to instll here:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/Aspell6
or here:
http://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group_id=5117_id=12973

After installing LyX, Aspell should work, you perhaps only need to install some dictionaries. IF 
this don't work, post here again.


regards Uwe



Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-12 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Julio Rojas wrote:
 So, in conclusion, Should I avoid the alternate installer and stick with
 the official one?

I think you'll get diverging answers, depending on whether you ask Joost or 
Uwe ;-)

Seriously, I don't think there's a definite answer. The choice is yours.

Jürgen


Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-12 Thread Julio Rojas
So, in conclusion, Should I avoid the alternate installer and stick with the
official one?

On Feb 10, 2008 2:15 PM, Uwe Stöhr [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Joost Verburg schrieb:

   This does not interfere with
  the sleep mode of a notebook. There are many applications that have some
  background activity. The sleep mode timers are based on user activity.

 I don't hae a notebook. I only know that we got complaints about this
 behaviour some time ago.

  but there's the nagging problem of UAC always asking me for
  confirmation to
  run pdfview.exe, as it is not registered.
 
  This problem has already been fixed a long time ago. I have no problems
  on Windows Vista (with UAC enabled).

 This problem is real as this is reported from time to time.

 regards Uwe




-- 
-
Julio Rojas
[EMAIL PROTECTED]


Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-12 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Julio Rojas wrote:
 So, in conclusion, Should I avoid the alternate installer and stick with
 the official one?

I think you'll get diverging answers, depending on whether you ask Joost or 
Uwe ;-)

Seriously, I don't think there's a definite answer. The choice is yours.

Jürgen


Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-12 Thread Julio Rojas
So, in conclusion, Should I avoid the alternate installer and stick with the
official one?

On Feb 10, 2008 2:15 PM, Uwe Stöhr [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Joost Verburg schrieb:

   This does not interfere with
  the sleep mode of a notebook. There are many applications that have some
  background activity. The sleep mode timers are based on user activity.

 I don't hae a notebook. I only know that we got complaints about this
 behaviour some time ago.

  but there's the nagging problem of UAC always asking me for
  confirmation to
  run pdfview.exe, as it is not registered.
 
  This problem has already been fixed a long time ago. I have no problems
  on Windows Vista (with UAC enabled).

 This problem is real as this is reported from time to time.

 regards Uwe




-- 
-
Julio Rojas
[EMAIL PROTECTED]


Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-12 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Julio Rojas wrote:
> So, in conclusion, Should I avoid the alternate installer and stick with
> the official one?

I think you'll get diverging answers, depending on whether you ask Joost or 
Uwe ;-)

Seriously, I don't think there's a definite answer. The choice is yours.

Jürgen


Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-12 Thread Julio Rojas
So, in conclusion, Should I avoid the alternate installer and stick with the
official one?

On Feb 10, 2008 2:15 PM, Uwe Stöhr <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Joost Verburg schrieb:
>
>  > This does not interfere with
> > the sleep mode of a notebook. There are many applications that have some
> > background activity. The sleep mode timers are based on user activity.
>
> I don't hae a notebook. I only know that we got complaints about this
> behaviour some time ago.
>
> >>> but there's the nagging problem of UAC always asking me for
> >>> confirmation to
> >>> run pdfview.exe, as it is not registered.
> >
> > This problem has already been fixed a long time ago. I have no problems
> > on Windows Vista (with UAC enabled).
>
> This problem is real as this is reported from time to time.
>
> regards Uwe
>



-- 
-
Julio Rojas
[EMAIL PROTECTED]


Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-10 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Julio Rojas schrieb:


Following what was said on:
http://www.mail-archive.com/lyx-users@lists.lyx.org/msg57937.html

I decided to use pdfview.exe instead of pdfviewwin.exe. It works fine,


Yes, but this checks in the background every 20 Milliseconds of the PDF was updated. So with this 
program your notebokk can never go to sleep mode to save battery power.



but there's the nagging problem of UAC always asking me for confirmation to
run pdfview.exe, as it is not registered.


Because a wrong file permission flag is set. A Vista user contacted me about that and the 
pdfviewwin.exe is the result of our work. Unfortunately I cannot tell you what is wrong in the code 
of the pdfview.exe.


regards Uwe


Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-10 Thread Joost Verburg

Uwe Stöhr wrote:
I decided to use pdfview.exe instead of pdfviewwin.exe. It works 
fine,


Yes, but this checks in the background every 20 Milliseconds of the PDF 
was updated. So with this program your notebokk can never go to sleep 
mode to save battery power.


It only checks once every 500 milliseconds. This does not interfere with 
the sleep mode of a notebook. There are many applications that have some 
background activity. The sleep mode timers are based on user activity.


but there's the nagging problem of UAC always asking me for 
confirmation to

run pdfview.exe, as it is not registered.


Because a wrong file permission flag is set. A Vista user contacted me 
about that and the pdfviewwin.exe is the result of our work. 
Unfortunately I cannot tell you what is wrong in the code of the 
pdfview.exe.


This problem has already been fixed a long time ago. I have no problems 
on Windows Vista (with UAC enabled).


Are you sure your pdfview.exe is the most recent one (included in the 
official installer)?


Joost



Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-10 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Julio Rojas schrieb:


It seems there's a problem in the path to the default PDF viewer. If I added
the full path to Acrobat Reader in the file format configuration as follows:

c:\PROGRA~1\Adobe\READER~1.0\Reader\acrord32.exe

after rendering the PDF, the reader is run but gets hung with about 49% of
the processor used. Then if I add quotation marks to the path like:

c:\PROGRA~1\Adobe\READER~1.0\Reader\acrord32.exe

it works just fine, but when I close and reload LyX, the path is moved to
the editor field (instead of the viewer field), check marks for the document
format and the vectorial graphic format are cleared and both quotation marks
are put at the end of the path, rendering the document format unusable (and,
of course, it doesn't get shown in the View menu):

c:\PROGRA~1\Adobe\READER~1.0\Reader\acrord32.exe


I reported this now:
http://bugzilla.lyx.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4543

regards Uwe


Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-10 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Joost Verburg schrieb:

 This does not interfere with
the sleep mode of a notebook. There are many applications that have some 
background activity. The sleep mode timers are based on user activity.


I don't hae a notebook. I only know that we got complaints about this behaviour 
some time ago.

but there's the nagging problem of UAC always asking me for 
confirmation to

run pdfview.exe, as it is not registered.


This problem has already been fixed a long time ago. I have no problems 
on Windows Vista (with UAC enabled).


This problem is real as this is reported from time to time.

regards Uwe


Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-10 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Julio Rojas schrieb:


Following what was said on:
http://www.mail-archive.com/lyx-users@lists.lyx.org/msg57937.html

I decided to use pdfview.exe instead of pdfviewwin.exe. It works fine,


Yes, but this checks in the background every 20 Milliseconds of the PDF was updated. So with this 
program your notebokk can never go to sleep mode to save battery power.



but there's the nagging problem of UAC always asking me for confirmation to
run pdfview.exe, as it is not registered.


Because a wrong file permission flag is set. A Vista user contacted me about that and the 
pdfviewwin.exe is the result of our work. Unfortunately I cannot tell you what is wrong in the code 
of the pdfview.exe.


regards Uwe


Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-10 Thread Joost Verburg

Uwe Stöhr wrote:
I decided to use pdfview.exe instead of pdfviewwin.exe. It works 
fine,


Yes, but this checks in the background every 20 Milliseconds of the PDF 
was updated. So with this program your notebokk can never go to sleep 
mode to save battery power.


It only checks once every 500 milliseconds. This does not interfere with 
the sleep mode of a notebook. There are many applications that have some 
background activity. The sleep mode timers are based on user activity.


but there's the nagging problem of UAC always asking me for 
confirmation to

run pdfview.exe, as it is not registered.


Because a wrong file permission flag is set. A Vista user contacted me 
about that and the pdfviewwin.exe is the result of our work. 
Unfortunately I cannot tell you what is wrong in the code of the 
pdfview.exe.


This problem has already been fixed a long time ago. I have no problems 
on Windows Vista (with UAC enabled).


Are you sure your pdfview.exe is the most recent one (included in the 
official installer)?


Joost



Re: LyX on Windows Vista

2008-02-10 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Julio Rojas schrieb:


It seems there's a problem in the path to the default PDF viewer. If I added
the full path to Acrobat Reader in the file format configuration as follows:

c:\PROGRA~1\Adobe\READER~1.0\Reader\acrord32.exe

after rendering the PDF, the reader is run but gets hung with about 49% of
the processor used. Then if I add quotation marks to the path like:

c:\PROGRA~1\Adobe\READER~1.0\Reader\acrord32.exe

it works just fine, but when I close and reload LyX, the path is moved to
the editor field (instead of the viewer field), check marks for the document
format and the vectorial graphic format are cleared and both quotation marks
are put at the end of the path, rendering the document format unusable (and,
of course, it doesn't get shown in the View menu):

c:\PROGRA~1\Adobe\READER~1.0\Reader\acrord32.exe


I reported this now:
http://bugzilla.lyx.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4543

regards Uwe


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