On Sat, Oct 20, 2001 at 12:41:47AM -0400, Bruce wrote: > Isn't KLyX esssentially dead? I would look at the Lyx homepage (www.lyx.org); > I seem to recall that Klyx is more or less abandoned, and you will get far > more mileage out of the current version of Lyx itself. From my reading of the semi-annual LyX Weekly News, it seems that KLyX is dead. Matthias Ettrich (sp?) was the founder of both the LyX and KDE projects, so for a while he worked on porting LyX to KDE. I think there was a port to KDE 1.x, then the beginnings of a KDE2 port, but it was abandoned after a split in the LyX community over whether to pursue a GUII (GUI-toolkit Independant) version of LyX which would run under a number of toolkits, with Qt/KDE being one of them (console being another!), and doing a quick port to KDE and maintaining to seperat-ish trees. Currently it contains support for GTK, Qt and XForms, but only XForms is usable. If you know your C++, then head on over to www.lyx.org and see if you can help any of the other ports along. I've been using LyX 1.1.6fix(1|2|3) for quite a while now for physics reports at uni, and it works very well, especially (as everyone says) for the mathematics parts. The only niggle for me is XForms; it's very much non-Free, and quite butt-ugly. Also, it's handling of the mouse is slightly non-standard. As an aside, apparently the author of XForms promised to GPL it when it reached either (IIRC) 0.89 (where it is now) or 0.9; I heard two different stories. So, I guess the gist is: either use (the unmaintained, no-longer-developed) KLyX, switch to regular LyX or wait until the new version with Qt support is released. Disclaimer: I have no relation to the LyX project (aside from being a happy end-user), and the above is based on my dim recollection of various things that I've read, so take it all with a large grain of salt.
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