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LyX 2.1.2: LyX 2.1.2 released.

September 26, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.1.2. This is the second maintenance release in the 2.1.x series.

LyX 2.1.2 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version even more reliable and stable. We have fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. These are detailed below. We strongly encourage all LyX users to upgrade to this version.

The most important fix here is that we believe we have resolved the problem that led several users to experience seemingly random crashes with 2.1.0, sometimes resulting in dataloss. (This was bug 9049.) These crashes generally happened when the user attempted to save a file containing a table, usually a fairly complex table. A seemingly unrelated bug report concerning a crash when trying to save a default template (bug 9236) led to the solution. That bug has also been fixed.

Do report your bugs, then! It really does help make LyX better, often in ways you might not expect.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format (also tar.xz). There are also some binaries available.


LyX 2.1.1: LyX 2.1.1 released.

July 15, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.1.1. This is the first maintenance release in the 2.1.x series.

LyX 2.1.1 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version even more reliable and stable. We have fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. These are detailed below. We strongly encourage all LyX users to upgrade to this version.

Several users have reported seemingly random crashes with 2.1.0, sometimes resulting in dataloss. These crashes appear to happen when the user attempts to save a file, and the dataloss occurs because the original LyX file is over- written by a corrupt file that then cannot be opened. The seemingly random crashes, we believe, are due to auto-save, which is enabled or disabled in Tools> Preferences> Document Handling > Backup documents every...minutes.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to find the cause of this bug, though all known reports seem to involve documents that contain tables, and the corrupt file always ends with: \begin_inset Tabular.

To prevent dataloss, we have changed the way LyX saves files if the user has not enabled backups. LyX now renames the existing file before attempting to save the new one (in effect, making a temporary backup). Then, if the save fails, the original file can be restored.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format (also tar.xz). There are also some binaries available.


Final 2.0.x Release: LyX 2.0.8.1 released.

June 16, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.0.8.1. This is the final maintenance release in the 2.0.x series.

Please note that LyX 2.0.8 was never officially released. Tarballs did make it into the wild, however, before some serious problems with the lyx2lyx code from 2.1.0 were discovered. That is why this release is designated 2.0.8.1.

The main 'feature' of LyX 2.0.8.1 is the ability to read and write LyX files in the 2.1.x format. We have also fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. These are detailed in the announcement. Users who do not wish to upgrade to 2.1.0, which has already been released, are encouraged to upgrade to 2.0.8.1.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format (also tar.xz). There are also some binaries available.


LyX 2.1.0: LyX 2.1.0 released.

April 25, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.1.0.

LyX 2.1.0 is the culmination of more than three years of hard work. You can find an overview of the new features here. Among the most important of these are:

  • Native IPA inset and IPA toolbar
  • New supported languages
  • Tex Fonts Additions
  • Basic support for Math OpenType fonts
  • Document class categories
  • Enhanced support for LaTeX options
  • Much improved Beamer support
  • New supported LaTeX commands
  • New export command-line option
  • Table rotations
  • Layout enhancements
  • New modules
  • Equation Editor "mode"

Source tarballs can be found at our ftp server. There are also binaries for a number of different platforms.

The file RELEASE-NOTES lists some known issues and problems compared to the current stable releases (LyX 2.0.x). We strongly recommend that packagers of LyX on various platforms and distributions read this file.

As with any major release, this one comes with lot of new features but also some bugs. If you think you have found a bug in LyX 2.1.0, either email the LyX developers' mailing list (lyx-devel at lists.lyx.org), or open a bug report at our bug tracker.

If you have trouble using LyX or have a question, consult the documentation that comes with LyX (under Help) and the LyX wiki. You can also send email to the LyX users' list (lyx-users at lists.lyx.org).


Release Candidate: LyX 2.1.0 rc 1 released.

March 26, 2014

We are pleased to announce the first release candidate of LyX 2.1.0. The final release will not differ much from this release. If no major problems are encountered, the final release will be released in a few weeks.
We are thus grateful for any feedback you sent us regarding the bugs you encounter while testing this candidate release. Except trying new features this is also good time to check that your favorite old files works with the new release as expected.

LyX 2.1.0 will be culmination of more than three years of hard work and you can find an overview of the new features here.

Please note that this release is for testing purposes only, users are encouraged to use current 2.0 stable release for any serious work.

Source tarballs and binaries can be found at our ftp server.


Bugfix Release for OSX Only: LyX 2.0.7.1 released.

February 1, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.0.7.1. This is a bugfix release that affects Mac OSX only. Users of other operating systems do not need to update to this version, and no binaries will be provided for other operating systems.

There were some issues with the menus in LyX 2.0.7 on OSX. Specifically, "dynamic" menu items were lost, and there was a problem restoring the menus from full-screen operation. Both issues are fixed in 2.0.7.1.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format (also tar.xz) and, if you would like to see what has changed, download a gzipped patch against the LyX 2.0.7 sources. (You can get it in .xz too). There are also binaries available for OSX.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 2.0.7 released.

January 24, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.0.7. This is the seventh maintenance release in the 2.0.x series.

LyX 2.0.7 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version even more reliable and stable. We have fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. These are detailed in the announcement.

The most important bug was #8854, which could lead to file corruption in certain cases and, more often, would lead to errors in generated files (e.g., PDFs). We encourage all LyX users to upgrade to this version.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format (also tar.xz) and, if you would like to see what has changed, download a gzipped patch against the LyX 2.0.6 sources. (You can get it in .xz too). There are also some binaries available.


Beta Release: LyX 2.1.0 beta 2 released.

November 24, 2013

We are pleased to announce the second public pre-release of LyX 2.1.0. Development moved to the beta phase which basically means we will no more include new features and focus on polishing the current ones.
We are thus grateful for any feedback you sent us regarding the bugs you encounter while testing the beta release. Except trying new features this is also good time to check that your favorite old files works with the new release as expected.

LyX 2.1.0 will be culmination of more than two and half years of hard work and you can find an overview of the new features here.

Please note that this release is for testing purposes only, users are encouraged to use current 2.0 stable release for any serious work.

Source tarballs and binaries can be found at our ftp server.


Beta Release: LyX 2.1.0 beta 1 released.

July 31, 2013

We are pleased to announce the first public pre-release of LyX 2.1.0. Development moved to the beta phase which basically means we will no more include new features and focus on polishing the current ones.
We are thus grateful for any feedback you sent us regarding the bugs you encounter while testing the beta release. Except trying new features this is also good time to check that your favorite old files works with the new release as expected.

LyX 2.1.0 will be culmination of more than two and half years of hard work and you can find an overview of the new features here.

Please note that this release is for testing purposes only, users are encouraged to use current 2.0 stable release for any serious work.

Source tarballs and binaries can be found at our ftp server.

NOTE 1 (for Autotools users): "make check/distcheck" still fails for this beta release. This means that there will be difficulties to install on platforms that require these checks to pass before installing.

NOTE 2 (for Linux/CMake users): If some of the dependencies of the test suite are not satisfied, CMake might not be able to generate the project files. To fix this problem, remove the following line from "CMakeLists.txt":
add_subdirectory(development/autotests "/autotests")


Projects accepted: GSoC 2013 Program.

Jun 6, 2013

We are happy to announce that this summer 3 students will be working in the GSoC program on the following projects:

This is the best time for anyone who would like to contribute ideas or issues which should be addressed (especially to the ePub project).

Feel free to join us on development mailing list or wiki pages posted above.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 2.0.6 released.

May 9, 2013

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.0.6. This is the sixth maintenance release in the 2.0.x series.

LyX 2.0.6 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version even more reliable and stable. We have fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. These are detailed in the announcement. We encourage all LyX users to upgrade to this version.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format (also tar.xz) and, if you would like to see what has changed, download a gzipped patch against the LyX 2.0.5 sources. (You can get it in .xz too). There are also some binaries available.


GSoC invitation: LyX accepted in GSoC 2013.

March 10, 2013

We are happy to announce that LyX has been accepted as a mentoring organization in Google Summer of Code 2013.

The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an annual program, in which Google awards stipends to hundreds of students who successfully complete a requested free and open-source software coding project during the summer. The program is open to students aged 18 or over. (Wikipedia)

We invite students to propose their ideas or visit our GSoC-Ideas wiki page.

The application starts in about two weeks and the deadline is May 3rd. Keep in mind that it would need enough time to write good proposal to be accepted.

Our development team can be reached via development mailing list, feel free to discuss with us.

Please check mailling list archive for last week(s) many projects have been already discussed.


New Service Release: LyX 2.0.5.1 released.

January 8, 2013

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.0.5.1. This is a service update to 2.0.5.

The only change in LyX 2.0.5.1 is that we have returned to previous behavior by loading the babel package even with English-only documents. The package is really required only when languages other than English are used, but it appears that there are several document classes (including the Komascript letter class) that depend upon the earlier behavior. This fixes bug 8423. There is more information in the announcement.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format (also tar.xz) and, if you would like to see what has changed, download a gzipped patch against the LyX 2.0.4 sources. (You can get it in .xz too). There are also some binaries available.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 2.0.5 released.

November 11, 2012

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.0.5. This is the fifth maintenance release in the 2.0.x series.

LyX 2.0.5 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version even more reliable and stable. We have fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. These are detailed in the announcement. We encourage all LyX users to upgrade to this version.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format (also tar.xz) and, if you would like to see what has changed, download a gzipped patch against the LyX 2.0.3 sources. (You can get it in .xz too). There are also some binaries available.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 2.0.4 released.

July 2, 2012

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.0.4. This is the fourth maintenance release in the 2.0.x series.

LyX 2.0.4 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version even more reliable and stable. We have fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. These are detailed in the announcement. We encourage all LyX users to upgrade to this version.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format (also tar.xz) and, if you would like to see what has changed, download a gzipped patch against the LyX 2.0.3 sources. (You can get it in .xz too). There are also some binaries available.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 2.0.3 released.

March 1, 2012

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.0.3. This is the third maintenance release in the 2.0.x series.

LyX 2.0.3 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version even more reliable and stable. We have fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. These are detailed in the announcement. We encourage all LyX users to upgrade to this version.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format (also tar.xz) and, if you would like to see what has changed, download a gzipped patch against the LyX 2.0.2 sources. (You can get it in .xz too). There are also some binaries available.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 2.0.2 released.

November 30, 2011

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.0.2. This is the second maintenance release in the 2.0.x series.

LyX 2.0.2 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version even more reliable and stable. We have fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. These are detailed in the announcement. We encourage all LyX users to upgrade to this version.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format (also tar.xz) and, if you would like to see what has changed, download a gzipped patch against the LyX 2.0.1 sources. (You can get it in .xz too). There are also some binaries available.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 2.0.1 released.

September 5, 2011

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.0.1. This is the first maintenance release in the 2.0.x series.

LyX 2.0.1 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version even more reliable and stable. We have fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. These are detailed in the announcement. We encourage all LyX users to upgrade to this version.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format (also tar.xz) and, if you would like to see what has changed, download a gzipped patch against the LyX 2.0.0 sources. (You can get it in .xz too). There are also some binaries available.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.6.10 released.

May 9, 2011

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.10. This is the 11th and final maintenance release in the 1.6.x series.

LyX 1.6.10 concludes the successful 1.6 series, which has been our stable series for the past two and a half years. The most notable new feature of this version is that it is able to read and import documents of our new stable series, LyX 2.0.x. This is for the benefit of users who want to stick with LyX 1.6.x for the time being, but still want to cooperate with users of the new version. Note that LyX 1.6.10 still writes the 1.6 format, so it cannot produce (but only interpret) LyX 2.0's new features.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


New Release: LyX 2.0.0 released.

May 8, 2011

We are proud to announce the public release of LyX 2.0.0.
With this release, LyX celebrates 15 years of existence, and we start a new family of 2.x releases to acknowledge LyX's passing from a child to an adult. We hope you will celebrate this anniversary with us.

LyX 2.0.0 is the culmination of two and half years of hard work. This release begins a new series of 2.0.x which will incrementally improve its stability as the time passes.

An overview of the new features can be found here.

You can download LyX 2.0.0 from Download section.

The file RELEASE-NOTES lists some known issues and problems compared to the current stable releases (LyX 1.6.x). We strongly recommend that packagers of LyX on various platforms and distributions read this file.

As with any major release, this one comes with lot of new features but also some bugs. If you think you have found a bug in LyX 2.0.0, either email the LyX developers' mailing list (lyx-devel at lists.lyx.org), or open a bug report at our bug tracker.

If you have trouble using LyX or have a question, consult the documentation that comes with LyX (under Help) and the LyX wiki. You can also send email to the LyX users' list (lyx-users at lists.lyx.org).

We hope you will enjoy the result! The LyX team.


Release Candidate: LyX 2.0.0 (release candidate 3) released.

April 10, 2011

We are pleased to announce the third release candidate of LyX 2.0.0.
Some polishing and critical bugfixing has been done, the final release is expected in a few weeks.

The file RELEASE-NOTES lists some known issues and problems compared to the current stable releases (LyX 1.6). We strongly recommend to read this file for packagers of LyX on various platforms and distributions.

We are grateful for any feedback you sent us regarding the bugs you encounter while testing the beta release.

LyX 2.0.0 will be culmination of more than two years of hard work and you can find an overview of the new features here.

As with any major release we come with lot of new features but also bugs -- so while we encourage curious users to test this release, people who rely on solid and stable application should stay with 1.6 releases. Please report the problems and bugs at our lists or bug tracker.

Source tarballs and binaries can be found at our ftp server.


Release Candidate: LyX 2.0.0 (release candidate 2) released.

March 29, 2011

We are pleased to announce the second release candidate of LyX 2.0.0.
Due to the numerous requests we added more sets of toolbar icons (based on Oxygen and LibreOffice themes) which can be easily changed in preferences.

The file RELEASE-NOTES lists some known issues and problems compared to the current stable releases (LyX 1.6). We strongly recommend to read this file for packagers of LyX on various platforms and distributions.

We are grateful for any feedback you sent us regarding the bugs you encounter while testing the beta release.

LyX 2.0.0 will be culmination of more than two years of hard work and you can find an overview of the new features here.

As with any major release we come with lot of new features but also bugs -- so while we encourage curious users to test this release, people who rely on solid and stable application should stay with 1.6 releases. Please report the problems and bugs at our lists or bug tracker.

Source tarballs and binaries can be found at our ftp server.


Release Candidate: LyX 2.0.0 (release candidate 1) released.

March 7, 2011

We are pleased to announce the first release candidate of LyX 2.0.0.
Since the last beta releases became stable enough for a regular work we switched to release candidate, freezed new development and focused on bugfixing to make the final release even more polished.

The file RELEASE-NOTES lists some known issues and problems compared to the current stable releases (LyX 1.6). We strongly recommend to read this file for packagers of LyX on various platforms and distributions.

Compared to the last beta versions modifier keys Control and Option are treated separately on Mac OSX. The distributed key binding now uses the Control key only for most of the commands.

We are grateful for any feedback you sent us regarding the bugs you encounter while testing the beta release.

LyX 2.0.0 will be culmination of more than two years of hard work and you can find an overview of the new features here.

As with any major release we come with lot of new features but also bugs -- so while we encourage curious users to test this release, people who rely on solid and stable application should stay with 1.6 releases. Please report the problems and bugs at our lists or bug tracker.

Source tarballs and binaries can be found at our ftp server.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.6.9 released.

February 7, 2011

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.9. This is the 10th maintenance release in the 1.6.x series.
LyX 1.6.9 is the result of our ongoing efforts to make our stable version even more reliable and stable. We have fixed yet another number of crashes that have been reported to us and ironed out many small glitches. Also, some features and additions from the forthcoming 2.x series, such as support for CVS revision control and a new Swedish localization, have been backported to LyX 1.6.9.

While our next major release, LyX 2.0, comes closer and already can be tried out by the curious and brave, LyX 1.6.9 is the release for everyone who is relying on a rock solid and polished application. We thus encourage all users to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


Beta Release: LyX 2.0.0 beta 4 released.

February 6, 2011

We are pleased to announce the fourth public pre-release of LyX 2.0.0.
Except usual bugfixing we fixed random crashes connected with the new background export and compilation feature.

As far as new features is considered it is now possible

  • to set the table width,
  • customize the language package per document,
  • export LyX files as a single archive containing linked material (e.g. images) directly via export menu.

Since this is most probably the last beta release we also added convertor for old (1.6) preference files which are automatically checked on the startup now.

We are grateful for any feedback you sent us regarding the bugs you encounter while testing the beta release.

LyX 2.0.0 will be culmination of more than two years of hard work and you can find an overview of the new features here.

Please note that this release is for testing purposes only, users are encouraged to use current 1.6 stable release for any serious work.

Source tarballs and binaries can be found at our ftp server.


Beta Release: LyX 2.0.0 beta 3 released.

January 10, 2011

We are pleased to announce the third public pre-release of LyX 2.0.0.
Except usual bugfixing we addressed long-term slowness issues during this cycle, in particular we tried to improve performance of the following areas:

  • exporting of longer documents
  • editing of documents with rich inset structure
  • editing with opened outliner.

We are grateful for any feedback you sent us regarding the bugs you encounter while testing the beta release.

LyX 2.0.0 will be culmination of more than two years of hard work and you can find an overview of the new features here.

Please note that this release is for testing purposes only, users are encouraged to use current 1.6 stable release for any serious work.

Source tarballs and binaries can be found at our ftp server.


Beta Release: LyX 2.0.0 beta 2 released.

December 7, 2010

We are pleased to announce the second public pre-release of LyX 2.0.0.
Due to the many reports we received, support for polyglossia, XeTeX's new language interface and babel replacement, has been added. In the same vein we added basic and experimental support for LuaTeX as well.

Smaller changes to be highlighted are:

  • better support for sub/superscripts
  • externally launched documents are now possible to load in an already running LyX instance
  • TikZ and PSTricks support in instant preview insets
  • context menu handling.

We are grateful for any feedback you sent us regarding the bugs you encounter while testing the beta release.

LyX 2.0.0 will be culmination of more than two years of hard work and you can find an overview of the new features here.

Please note that this release is for testing purposes only, users are encouraged to use current 1.6 stable release for any serious work.

Source tarballs can be found at our ftp server. Binaries should follow soon.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.6.8 released.

November 15, 2010

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.8. This is the 9th maintenance release in the 1.6.x series.
LyX 1.6.8 is the result of our ongoing efforts to make our stable version even more reliable and stable. We have fixed crashes that have been reported to us, ironed out many small glitches, further polished the user interface, updated the documentation and added some new layouts.

While our next major release, LyX 2.0, has just reached beta status and already can be tried out by the curious and brave, LyX 1.6.8 is the release for everyone who is relying on a solid and polished application. We thus encourage all users to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


Beta Release: LyX 2.0.0 beta 1 released.

November 10, 2010

We are pleased to announce the first public pre-release of LyX 2.0.0. Development moved to the beta phase which basically means we will no more include new features and focus on polishing the current ones.
We are thus grateful for any feedback you sent us regarding the bugs you encounter while testing the beta release. Except trying new features this is also good time to check that your favorite old files works with the new release as expected.

LyX 2.0.0 will be culmination of more than two years of hard work and you can find an overview of the new features here.

Please note that this release is for testing purposes only, users are encouraged to use current 1.6 stable release for any serious work.

Source tarballs can be found at our ftp server. Binaries should follow soon.


Server Problems Resolved: Mailing Lists Back

August 28, 2010

The LyX mailing list servers are up and running again, so the mailing lists are back.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


Server Down: Mailing List Problems

August 26, 2010

As many of you may have already experienced, the LyX mailing lists are not working at the moment.

We are aware of the problem (the servers are down) and we are working towards a solution.
We hope to have the lists up and running again very soon.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.6.7 released.

July 15, 2010

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.7. This is the eighth maintenance release in the 1.6.x series.
From the list of fixes and improvements, we'd like to highlight particularly that this release irons out all known stability problems with Qt 4.6. LyX 1.6.7 is our first release that is supposed to run smoothly with Qt 4.6, so we urge all distributors who use that version to upgrade LyX as well.

All users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


Service Upgrade: LyX 1.6.6.1 released.

May 29, 2010

LyX 1.6.6.1, a service upgrade to LyX 1.6.6, is available now.
The sole purpose of this release is to fix one regression that was introduced by LyX 1.6.6: The spellchecker missed further misspellings after applying a correction. This was due to the fix to different bug that had to be reverted. In any other respect, this release is identical to Lyx 1.6.6.

All users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.6.6 released.

May 20, 2010

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.6. This is the sixth maintenance release in the 1.6.x series.
The release features a long list of fixes and improvements. Yet a number of crashes, reported by our users or our automatic stability testing program, were fixed. Moreover, LyX was improved in many details. It also introduces new features, such as support for the enchant spell checking backend and for aspell language varieties (such as old and new German spelling in parallel).

Please note that there's an unresolved bug (#6680) that might crash LyX when using undo with the outliner opened. This bug only manifests itself when LyX is compiled against Qt 4.6, so we encourage you to compile LyX against Qt 4.5, if possible. Also note that LyX 1.6.6 behaves way better with Qt 4.6 than its predecessors. So despite the aforementioned problem, we urge all distributors who use Qt 4.6 to upgrade to this version. Furthermore, all users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


Server Problems: Mailing Lists Up Again - Resubscribe!

May 7, 2010

As many of you may have already experienced, the LyX mailing lists were down for two weeks.

This was due to a hardware accident of our mail-list server. Unfortunately, we have not only lost the data but also their backups. The mailing lists are alive again, but you need to manually re-subscribe to them since the subscribers database is gone.

For your convenience we prepared a short summary of the most important subscription addresses (a blank mail is enough):

Users' List (lyx-users-subscribe@lists.lyx.org)
Developers' List (lyx-devel-subscribe@lists.lyx.org)
Documentation List (lyx-docs-subscribe@lists.lyx.org)
Announcement List (lyx-announce-subscribe@lists.lyx.org)
Other lists and details can be found here.


You can also look in the list archives in case you are curious about the messages sent during your unsubscribed period:
Users' List, Developers' List, Documentation List, Announcement List.


We are sorry for the inconvenience. The LyX Team.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.6.5 released.

Dec 07, 2009

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.5. This is the fifth maintenance release in the 1.6.x series.
The release comes with many fixes and improvements. A number of newly reported crashes were fixed, new layouts and modules were included and some long-standing requests were implemented (e.g., a working LyX server on the Windows OS, finally enabling the communication with other applications such as JabRef on this platform as well).

All users and distributors are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


Service Upgrade for Mac OS X 10.6: LyX 1.6.4.2 released.

Nov 16, 2009

LyX 1.6.4.2, another minor service upgrade release, is available now. The upgrade fixes recurring pseudo-crashes when running LyX on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

Note that the fix impacts the performance on the Mac while autosaving. Thus, the upgrade to this version is recommended to LyX users on Mac OS X 10.6 only.

Please find the Mac binary here (mirror server). The sources of the release are also available, both in tar.gz and .tar.bz2 format. A gzipped patch (as well as one in .bz2) is provided as well.


Service Upgrade for Mac OS X: LyX 1.6.4.1 released.

Sep 04, 2009

LyX 1.6.4.1, a minor service upgrade release, is available now. The upgrade fixes a regression that prevented the release of Mac OS X binaries for LyX 1.6.4.

Mac users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to this version. For users of other platforms, there is no reason to upgrade from LyX 1.6.4.

Please find the Mac binaries here (mirror server). The sources of the release are available, as usual, in tar.gz and .tar.bz2 format. A gzipped patch (as well as one in .bz2) is also available.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.6.4 released.

Aug 24, 2009

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.4. This is the fourth maintenance release in the 1.6.x series. This release covers, amongst many minor improvements, fixes to some rather severe issues, such as:

  • A workaround to a nasty problem in recent Qt versions (Qt 4.5.0 up to 4.5.2) that made LyX crash if the document included images that were scaled to certain sizes in the work area.
  • Fixes to problems that might result in the loss of data.
  • Many other stability improvements, thanks to a new debugging script that helped to reveal uncovered critical bugs.
  • Further fixes to the LaTeX importer (tex2lyx) and the conversion of older LyX documents (lyx2lyx).

All users and distributors are urged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).

NOTE that no Mac OS X binaries will be provided for this release, due to a regression on this platform that was detected after 1.6.4 was released. Expect a minor update that addresses this problem to be released soon.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.6.3 released.

Jun 04, 2009

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.3. This is the third maintenance release in the 1.6.x series. Besides the usual improvements of stability, the highlights of this release are:

  • tex2lyx is now able to read files in all latex supported encodings and transform them into the proper unicode-based format introduced in 1.5.0. This paves the way for many other improvements in LaTeX->LyX translation.
  • The performance problems when editing a master with child documents have been resolved.
  • LyX 1.6.3 introduces some goodies provided by Qt 4.5 (menu support for fullscreen mode in linux, close button on tabs). Of course these improvements (as well as some Qt-related fixes) only show up if LyX is compiled against Qt 4.5.

All users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.6.2 released.

Mar 15, 2009

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.2. This is the second maintenance release in the 1.6.x series. The release fixes a large number of major and critical bugs that were reported by users of LyX 1.6.0 and 1.6.1. Most notably, three bugs that might lead to dataloss were detected and resolved. Furthermore, a number of crashes, file conversion and LaTeX output problems are fixed. As a bonus, the performance of the application has been improved, and the release also introduces some new features and user interface improvements.

All users of LyX 1.6.0 and 1.6.1 are urged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.6.1 released.

Dec 13, 2008

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.1. This is the first maintenance release in the brand-new 1.6.x series, and as such, it mainly focuses on bug fixes. We have ironed out some major problems that slipped into the application in the wake of the new features.

All users of LyX 1.6.0 are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.5.7 released.

Nov 14, 2008

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.5.7. This is the sixth maintenance release in the 1.5.x cycle and it is expected to be the final release in this series, since a new series of stable releases has just been introduced by our new major release, LyX 1.6.0. Besides the obligatory bug fixes, the main feature of this release is the ability to read files created by LyX 1.6.0.

All users who intend to stick with the 1.5.x series for the time being are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


New Release: LyX 1.6.0 released.

Nov 10, 2008

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.0.

LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. It is released under a Free Software / Open Source license.

You can download LyX 1.6.0 from the Download section.

LyX 1.6.0 is the culmination of 15 months of hard work and you can find an overview of the new features here.

We hope you will enjoy the result!

Known issues with LyX 1.6 compared to the previous stable release (LyX 1.5.6) can be found in the wiki Release Notes.

If you think you found a bug in LyX 1.6.0, either e-mail the LyX developers' mailing list (lyx-devel at lists.lyx.org), or open a bug report at LyX's bugzilla.

If you have trouble using LyX or have a question, consult the documentation that comes with lyx and is updated in the wiki. If you can't find the answer there, e-mail the LyX users' list (lyx-users at lists.lyx.org).

The LyX team.


Release Candidate: LyX 1.6.0 (release candidate 5) released.

Oct 28, 2008

We are pleased to announce the release of the fifth release candidate of LyX 1.6.0.

LyX 1.6.0 will be the culmination of 15 months of hard work since the release of the LyX 1.5 series. We sincerely hope you will enjoy the result.

This is the last planned release candidate. In order to guarantee a stable release of LyX 1.6.0 there are very few changes when compared with the last release candidate (rc4). The changes committed refer to bug and performance fixes and there are no known regressions compared to any of the previous release candidates.

The new features in LyX 1.6 are detailed in our wiki. The file RELEASE-NOTES lists some known issues with this release compared to the current stable release (LyX 1.5.6). An updated list of issues might later be found here.

We encourage users to try this release candidate and report any feedback or problems to the developers mailing list.

Please find enclosed an announcement where the new features are explained in detail, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2). There will also be some other binaries built for this release candidate.


Release Candidate: LyX 1.6.0 (release candidate 4) released.

Oct 24, 2008

We are pleased to announce the release of the fourth release candidate of LyX 1.6.0.

LyX 1.6.0 will be the culmination of 14 months of hard work since the release of the LyX 1.5 series. We sincerely hope you will enjoy the result.

The new features in LyX 1.6 are detailed in our wiki. The file RELEASE-NOTES lists some known issues with this release compared to the current stable release (LyX 1.5.6). An updated list of issues might later be found here.

We encourage users to try this release candidate and report any feedback or problems to the developers mailing list.

Please find enclosed an announcement where the new features are explained in detail, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2). There will also be some other binaries built for this release candidate.


Release Candidate: LyX 1.6.0 (release candidate 3) released.

Sep 30, 2008

We are pleased to announce the release of the third release candidate of LyX 1.6.0.

LyX 1.6.0 will be the culmination of 14 months of hard work since the release of the LyX 1.5 series. We sincerely hope you will enjoy the result.

The new features in LyX 1.6 are detailed in our wiki. The file RELEASE-NOTES lists some known issues with this release compared to the current stable release (LyX 1.5.6). An updated list of issues might later be found here.

We encourage users to try this release candidate and report any feedback or problems to the developers mailing list.

Please find enclosed an announcement where the new features are explained in detail, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2).

Windows installer

Windows bundle installer

There will also be some other binaries built for this release candidate.


Lutèce d'Or 2008: LyX project was nominated!

September 24, 2008

LyX was nominated in The best foreign project in Open Source Software carried out category, together with OpenOffice and openSUSE. OpenOffice won of course. But it is already very good that we were nominated in this corporate and commercial event.

See Lutèce d'Or 2008 for more details.


Release Candidate: LyX 1.6.0 (release candidate 2) released.

Aug 29, 2008

We are pleased to announce the release of the second release candidate of LyX 1.6.0.

LyX 1.6.0 will be the culmination of 12 months of hard work since the release of the LyX 1.5 series. We sincerely hope you will enjoy the result.

The new features in LyX 1.6 are detailed in our wiki. The file RELEASE-NOTES lists some known issues with this release compared to the current stable release (LyX 1.5.6). An updated list of issues might later be found here.

We encourage users to try this release candidate and report any feedback or problems to the developers mailing list.

Please find enclosed an announcement where the new features are explained in detail, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2). There are also some binaries built for this release candidate.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.5.6 released.

July 28, 2008

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.5.6. This is the fifth maintenance release in the 1.5.x cycle that has been started exactly one year ago. The aim of this release was to make LyX even more robust and to solve some long-standing annoyances. Also, further translation efforts have been made, and LyX now ships in 23 languages.

All users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

With this release, the LyX 1.5.x series reaches its peak, while the next major milestone, LyX 1.6.0, is already in sight. Expect, however, at least one more minor release in the 1.5.x series, which will be released in parallel to 1.6.0 and which will be able to import LyX 1.6.x documents.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


Development News: Sponsoring a LyX project is now possible.

June 03, 2008

As for all non paid work, the development of new feature exclusively depends on the good will of the developers. But we acknowledge that there are some features that are badly needed for some users; have a look at the donation page for more details.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.5.5 released.

May 11, 2008

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.5.5. Being the fourth maintenance release in the 1.5.x cycle, this release further improves the stability and usability of the application. Besides this, it also introduces some new features.

Most notably, LyX is now prepared to be compiled with Qt 4.4 that has just been released: the stability issues that occurred in previous versions of LyX when compiled against Qt 4.4 have been resolved.

All users, especially users of Qt 4.4, are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.5.4 released.

Feb 24, 2008

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.5.4. This is a maintenance release. Besides the usual stability improvements and fixes, this release comes with major improvements in the handling of Chinese, Korean and Japanese (CJK) languages and scripts, and introduces some minor new features (such as a character count option).

While this release continues the stable 1.5.x series, work on the next major release, 1.6.0, is proceeding. A first alpha version of LyX 1.6.0 will be released later this week for those who like the bleeding edge experience. Notwithstanding this, expect one or two more 1.5.x versions to be released, of which the last one will be able to read the 1.6 format.

All users, especially CJK users, are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Caveat: We were forced to switch from the LaTeX package 'floatflt' to 'wrapfig' for wrap figure floats due to a license problem that limited the availability of the former package. In general, this should improve your documents containing wrap figures, however, it is possible that the look and positioning of the floats changes due to the package change. If you have documents with wrap floats, please make a backup before upgrading and check the output.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).


Special Release: LyX 1.5.3 Japanese edition for Windows released.

Feb 24, 2008

Masanori Iwami released a special version of LyX 1.5.3 that uses ptex (pLaTeX2e), a special version of TeX/LaTeX that adds features related to vertical writing, and deals with other problems in typesetting Japanese. This version, which is only available for the Windows OS, allows Japanese users to use all ptex macros and commercial input methods, Japanese classes (jsclass and more), and thus extends LyX's support for Japanese.

You can download the installer and explanatory leaflets via this Japanese site


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.5.3 released.

Dec 16, 2007

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.5.3. This is a maintenance release that further improves the stability and the performance. Besides numerous crashes, the display problems that slipped into 1.5.2 with the performance fixes (on the Mac and on Windows) as well as problems entailed to the reworked document classes were fixed. Furthermore, LyX 1.5.3 comes with speed improvements that should pay off especially on the Mac and other UNIXes. Finally, this version also provides some new features.

All current 1.5.x users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.5.2 released.

Oct 8, 2007

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.5.2. This is a maintenance release that focuses on improving the stability. We have fixed numerous crashes, performance problems, and other bugs. Furthermore, the documentation has been revised. It covers all new features of the 1.5.x series now.

All current 1.5.x users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.5.1 released.

Aug 4, 2007

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.5.1. It includes a few bug fixes and, more importantly, fixes a bug where files produced with the Document>Compressed option on would be malformed on windows. It was therefore decided to revert to the trusty 1.4.x code in this area and release 1.5.1 sooner than anticipated.

All 1.5.0 users are urged to upgrade to 1.5.1.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


Oops: LyX 1.5.0 temporarily removed

Jul 31, 2007

Due to a dataloss problem (bad compressed files on windows), we have made the LyX 1.5.0 downloads unavailable. Until a solution is found, current 1.5.0 users are strongly advised to avoid using compressed files with LyX 1.5.0.


New Release: LyX 1.5.0 released.

Jul 27, 2007

We are glad to announce the release of LyX 1.5.0. Since the announcement of release candidate 2, we have fixed bugs and we have updated the documentation.

Following the ad hoc tradition of 1.5.0 pre-releases, called respectively Ruby (alpha), Towny (beta) and Quinta ("farm" in Portuguese for the release candidates) this release starts the Vintage selection that is (will be) the 1.5 series.

LyX 1.5.0 is the culmination of 15 months of hard work since the release of the LyX 1.4 series. We sincerely hope you will enjoy the result. The changes are too numerous to summarize in a few words, but initial unicode support is the flagship among the new features.

As usual with a major release, a lot of work that is not directly visible has taken place. The core of LyX has seen more cleanups and some of the new features are the direct results of this work.

Please find enclosed an announcement, and the sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2 ). The first binaries are beginning to appear here.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.4.5.1 released.

Jul 27, 2007

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.4.5.1 This is expected to be the last release in the 1.4.x stable branch. Besides the obligatory bug fixes, its main feature is the ability to read files created by LyX 1.5.0 (this feature requires python 2.3.4 or later).

The only change over (the non-announced) release 1.4.5 is the addition to the distribution of one file necessary to read and write lyx 1.5 files. Otherwise this is the same announce of version 1.4.5 with the references to release updated.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


Release Candidate: LyX 1.5.0 (release candidate 2) released.

Jun 27, 2007

We are pleased to announce the release of the second release candidate of LyX 1.5.0.

We encourage users to try this release candidate and report any feedback or problems to the developers mailing list.

Compared with the first release candidate we have mostly fixed bugs and polished the graphical interface.

Please find enclosed an announcement where the new features are explained in detail, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2). There are also some binaries built for this release candidate.


Release Candidate: LyX 1.5.0 (release candidate 1) released.

May 31, 2007

We are pleased to announce the release of the first release candidate of LyX 1.5.0.

We encourage users to try this release candidate and report any feedback or problems to the developers mailing list.

The difference to the last beta release is due to bug fixes only, no new features are allowed at this stage of development. The only exception to this rule is the addition of Farsi as a supported language since the available patch was not integrated in the previous release.

Please find enclosed an announcement where the new features are explained in detail, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2). There are also some binaries built for this release candidate.


Beta Release: LyX 1.5.0 (beta 3) released.

May 18, 2007

We are pleased to announce the release of the third (and last) beta of LyX 1.5.0. This is a beta release, so use with care.

Compared with the previous beta release we have fixed several bugs and added some improvements, namely a new inset to support code listings.

We have enabled the converter file cache by default.

Internally we have renamed files to follow a consistent name pattern, this will allow an easier navigation of the source code thus simplifying bug fixing.

Please find enclosed an announcement where the new features are explained in detail, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2). There are also some binaries built for this beta release.


Beta Release: LyX 1.5.0 (beta 2) released.

Apr 21, 2007

We are pleased to announce the release of the second beta of LyX 1.5.0. This is a beta release, so use with care.

Compared with the previous beta release we have fixed several bugs and added some graphical improvements:

  • A new math toolbar replaces the old (faithful) math panel.
  • The converter file cache can be now configured in the graphical interface.
  • The TOC dialog is now a dock widget, embedded in the main window.

Apart from the described major changes, several minor improvements of the user interface have been made, such as:

  • Syntax highlighting for the user preamble and the LaTeX log file.
  • Better parsing of BibTeX databases (in the citation dialog).
  • Support optional argument for environments.

Please find enclosed an announcement where the new features are explained in detail, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2). There are also some binaries built for this beta release.


Maintenance release: CJK-LyX 1.4.4

Feb 16, 2006

ChangGil Han writes: I have just uploaded CJK-LyX 1.4.4 at the usual site. Beware that the japanese users can have brand new menu translations in this version, submitted by Mr. Koji Yokoda. For Koreans, the included po file is so outdated....sigh.


Beta Release: LyX 1.5.0 (beta 1) released.

Feb 23, 2007

We are pleased to announce the release of the first beta of LyX 1.5.0. This is a beta release, so use with care. There any many improvements compared with the current stable release series (1.4.x):

  • Unicode support
  • Multiple views of the same buffer
  • Outliner
  • Session managment
  • Source code Viewer
  • New Font Selection Interface
  • Tabular extensions
  • Glossaries
  • Tabbed Widget
  • Frontend News: Qt4 support
  • Change tracking enhancements
  • Converter file cache

Please find enclosed an announcement where the new features are explained in detail, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2). There are also some binaries built for this beta release.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.4.4 released.

Feb 14, 2007

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.4.4. This is of course a bug fix release, but some new features sneaked in, among which:

  • Outline support: it is now possible to move around parts of documents in the Table of Contents dialog.
  • Add new UI settings default-autotoolbars and default-alltoolbars allowing to select what toolbars are active or shown automatically.
  • Improved documentation.
  • Speed improvments, especially on windows.

This is probably going to be the penultimate 1.4.x release before LyX 1.5.0, which will be made available as a first beta version later this week. Before the release of the final 1.5.0, a least one 1.4.5 version that is able to read the 1.5 format will be released.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


Mind map: The 9th LyX Meeting Conclusions

Oct 23, 2006

The 9th LyX Meeting was held in Denmark, just like the very first LyX developer's meeting in 1998. 5 of the present and former members of the LyX development team met and worked hard to bring the 1.5.0 release closer to reality. You can see a mind map with the conclusion of the meeting here.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.4.3 released.

Sep. 21, 2006

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.4.3. This is a bug fix release that improves stability and MS Windows support. Notable new features include:

  • The windows port does not need a MSys (unix-like tools) installation anymore.
  • A new function inset-dissolve has been added to delete an text inset and put its contents in the enclosing text; this can be accessed (like in the math editor) by pressing Backspace at the start of an inset, or Delete at the end.
  • Many crashes have been fixed, in particular for systems based on gcc 4.1.

All current 1.4.x users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.4.2 released.

Jul. 12, 2006

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.4.2. This is a bug fix release that improves performance, stability and native OS support. Notable new features include:

  • LyX now automatically uses file viewers and editors set at OS level [Windows and Mac OS X only].
  • The windows installer has been completely rewritten.
  • A new function buffer-toggle-compression (and corresponding entry in the Document menu) has been added to change whether the file will be compressed on disk or not.
  • A "LaTeX (pdflatex)" output format has been added. This new output format produces .tex files that are suitable for pdflatex, including figure conversion to png, pdf or jpeg instead of eps.

All current 1.4.x users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.4.1 released.

Apr. 11, 2006

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.4.1. This is a bug fix release, but some of the bugs were big. In particular:

  • fix the huge memory consumption and corresponding sluggishness with documents containing many graphics or `instant preview' snippets.
  • fix slow screen update with nested insets, particularly with LyX/Mac.
  • fix the delay when exiting from a math inset.
  • let the change tracking code track paragraph breaks too.

Also, this will be the first 1.4 release with a windows installer. See the file RELEASE-NOTES for some known problems in this release.

All current 1.4.0 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


New release: CJK-LyX 1.4.0

Apr. 6, 2006

ChangGil Han writes: I have just uploaded CJK-LyX-qt 1.4.0 at the usual ftp site. I have tested the patch for some time without any problem, but it's always possible there may be some serious bugs.

Also notice that I have dropped the xform-frontend for this version (I do not use this frontend any more).


New Release: LyX 1.4.0 released.

March 8, 2006

We are glad to announce the release of LyX 1.4.0. It is the culmination of 3 years of hard work, and we sincerely hope that you will enjoy the results. The changes are too numerous to summarize in a few words, jump directly to the end of this message if you want to know more.

As usual with major releases, a lot of work that is not directly visible has taken place. The core of LyX has seen more cleanups and some of the new features are the direct results of this work.

Please find enclosed an announcement, and the sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2 ). The first binaries are beginning to appear here.


Version Control Change: LyX repository moved to Subversion

Mar 4, 2006

The repository which holds the LyX sources moved from CVS to Subversion. This page describes how to check out the sources with SVN.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.3.7 released.

Jan. 17, 2006

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.3.7.

We hope that this will be the last release in the 1.3.x series. In addition to many bug fixes, the following improvements are worth noting:

  • LyX 1.3.7 is able to read all LyX files up to file format 245, the format that we anticipate will be used by the forthcoming LyX 1.4.0.
  • The windows version has received some polish, in particular in the installer and in the handling of file names.

All current 1.3.x users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2 ) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


New development Release: LyX 1.4.0pre3 released.

Dec. 24, 2005

This is getting close to what will be in the final release, only some speed issues, documentation updates and some small other stuff are likely to be changed after this. As always this is pre-release code, and must be handled as such. Be sure to backup your important stuff.

If you are curious about what LyX 1.4 brings, you can have a look at this page on our wiki.

Please report all issues with these packages to lyx-devel@lists.lyx.org.

Get them here: .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 .


Website News: New developers' site

Nov. 9, 2005

Some of you may have noticed that the old developers' site at www.devel.lyx.org was not accessible anymore. The good news is that it is now on this web page, right here.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.3.6 released.

Jul. 16, 2005

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.3.6. Unix and MacOSX users should consider this to be a bug fix release.

To Windows users, however, LyX 1.3.6 is the first version of LyX to support the platform officially. This means that we've put a huge effort into squashing those bugs that were present in Ruurd Reitsma's unofficial ports to Windows. Large chunks of the code base have been touched in an attempt to resolve these problems so whilst we're confident that LyX/Win 1.3.6 will be the best ever version of LyX on Windows, we cannot say that it's bug free.

We would like to highlight three fixes in particular:

  • It is now possible to typeset files which reside in a directory with spaces in its name; this requires a modern TeX implementation (such as teTeX 3.0).
  • It is possible to use Ctrl-PageDown and Control-PageUp (<opt>-tab and <opt><shift>-tab with LyX/Mac) to switch between the open documents.
  • LaTeX-type accents, ligature breaks and hyphenation marks are now considered as part of words

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2 ) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


Back to work: Mailing lists are working again

Apr 4, 2005

The LyX mailing lists are back.


Network problem: Mailing lists down

Apr 4, 2005

The mailing lists hosted @lists.lyx.org are down since Friday. We do not know yet when they will get fixed. Sorry.


Website News: Updated LyX Graphical Tour

November 19, 2004

Thanks to the hard work of Jürgen Spitzmüller, the LyX Graphical Tour, which demonstrates some of the key features of LyX in a graphical way, has been at last updated to LyX 1.3 new interface.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.3.5 released.

Oct 6, 2004

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.3.5. This is mainly a bug fix release, with few notable user-visible improvements. However, we would like to highlight two fixes in particular:

  • Nested documents (with Insert>Include File...), which have been broken since LyX 1.2.0, should now work properly, including the case where the files are in different directories.
  • It is now possible to compile LyX with gcc 3.4.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2 ) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


Good stuff: LyX/Mac wins a prize

Jul 15, 2004

Trolltech, the company that provides the Qt library, has announced the results or their Qt/Mac Application Developer Contest. In the Best Ported Qt Application category, the runner-up is Ronald Florence, for the port of LyX to Qt/Mac. Congratulations, Ronald!

LyX/Mac users will be glad to know that, although Ronald does not have enough time to continue his work on the port, Bennett Helm has replaced him as new maintainer, and that LyX/Mac 1.4.0 will contain many OSX-related cleanups and improvements.


Back to work: Mailing lists are working again

Jun 18, 2004

The LyX mailing list are back, after the server that hosts them suffered a DOS (Denial Of Service) attack.


Network problem: Mailing lists down

Jun 15, 2004

The mailing lists hosted @lists.lyx.org are down since Friday. We do not know yet when they will get fixed. Sorry.


New release: CJK-LyX 1.3.4

Feb 22, 2004

ChangGil Han writes: I have uploaded CJK-LyX-(xforms,qt) 1.3.4 at the new ftp site. CJK-LyX-(xforms,qt) is a patched version of (xforms,qt) port of LyX 1.3.4 for multibyte language users such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean users.

Thanks to Mr. Satoru Goto, this version contains an important fix of the bug in exporting lyx files to ascii or latex files. I also found with the help from Mr. Atsushi Shimmra, a workaround of the problem displaying symbols in CJK-LyX-qt. So, I strongly urge every users of CJK-LyX to this version.

CJK-LyX-xforms users should also notice that a new i18ned xforms library, xforms-1.0-i18n_7 has been uploaded at the above ftp site.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.3.4 released.

Feb 19, 2004

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.3.4. This is a maintenance release which improves upon 1.3.3 in five main areas:

  • It adds support for old files from LyX 0.10.x or 0.12.x;
  • Lyx documents can now be opened and edited even if they use text classes not present in your latex installation;
  • New Qt features have been added (improved selection, drag-and-drop);
  • Mac OS X support is much improved;
  • The interface and documentation localization have been polished.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2 ) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


New resource: LyX WikiWiki site relocated.

Oct 10, 2003

The LyX wiki site has moved to its new home (it used to be on Baruch Even's pages). Read the full announcement here and do not miss the section with frequently asked questions.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.3.3 released.

Sep 25, 2003

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.3.3. This is a maintenance release which improves upon 1.3.2 in four main areas:

  • import of old LyX files and export to DocBook have been improved;
  • many small bugs in the Qt frontend have been fixed;
  • MacOSX users can now compile LyX and enjoy the native MacOSX interface;
  • several languages now benefit from an improved translation of the user interface amd documentation.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2 ) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


New binaries: Updated LyX 1.3.2 for Aqua

Jul 8, 2003

Ronald Florence wrote: Thanks to the sharp testing and suggestions of many users, and the quick response of the LyX developers, several bugs in the Aqua implementation of LyX are fixed in the currrent versions of the source and binary distributions:

  • the Preferences submenu now appears under LyX reliably;
  • LyX does not crash with the tutorial and navigation menu;
  • the ^ key works in math mode;
  • symbols like the integral sign now appear in an appropriate size;
  • the X11 libraries and includes are not required;
  • reLyx works correctly in the binary distribution;
  • the PATH in ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist is safer;
  • other smaller fixes.

Please see the LyX on Aqua HOWTO for installation and configuration details, source code, and the binary.


New binaries: LyX 1.3.2 for Aqua

Jul 3, 2003

Ronald Florence wrote: A binary release of LyX for Mac OS X, using the native Aqua graphics interface, is now available. The implementation is based on LyX 1.3.2 and the GPL-licensed Qt/Mac library. The application has the typical Aqua look & feel with a menubar and icons, and does not require the installation of X11.

For configuration and installation information on the binary release, and a pointer to the self-installing package, see the LyX on Aqua HOWTO.

If you have grabbed the binaries yesterday and experience problems with file permissions, please try again with the new binaries.


Contributed software: OpenLyX update

May 21, 2003

Ronald Florence wrote: I'm releasing today a new version of OpenLyX, an application which enables MacOSX users to drag & drop or double-click LyX files to open them in a running LyX. If LyX or X11 is not running, OpenLyX will start them as needed.

The functionality of the new OpenLyX is no different from previous releases, but this version is written entirely in Applescript, which makes it somewhat quicker, and because it no longer needs the lyx-remote helper script, it does not require an installer.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.3.2 released.

May 6, 2003

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.3.2. This is a maintenance release which improves upon 1.3.1 in three main areas:

  • the spellchecker code has been overhauled and many bugs have been squashed;
  • many small bugs in the Qt frontend have been fixed;
  • several languages now benefit from an improved translation of the user interface.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2 ) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


News news: LyX Development News

May 4th, 2003

The latest update on LyX development: here.


New release: CJK-LyX 1.3.0 for Qt

April 25, 2003

ChangGil Han writes: I have uploaded CJK-LyX-qt, a patched version of the Qt frontend of lyx, for CJK language users here.

Please notice that the version number is 1.3.0. This is because the Qt frontend of LyX 1.3.1 has a critical bug in displaying the math symbols with cjk locales. Bug reports, especially related to this patch are always welcome. Enjoy!


News news: LyX Development News

April 3rd, 2003

The latest update on LyX development: here.


New binaries: LyX 1.3.1 for Win32

March 26, 2003

Claus Hentschel wrote: Current release 1.3.1 is now available for Windows, too. Download as usual from this URL.

This release is based on XForms 1.0 and again compiled using the old gcc 2.95-10 "out-of-the-box". Building Lyx using the current gcc 3.2 from Cygwin is not possible at the moment because XForms 1.0 can't be build using that compiler. Also building a Qt-based version of Lyx 1.3.1 was not possible due to some strange errors while linking.


New Maintenance Release: LyX 1.3.1 released.

March 18, 2003

We are glad to announce the release of LyX 1.3.1. As expected this is a maintenance release, which adds some polish to the new features of LyX 1.3.0 (especially the Qt frontend) and also fixes some significant bugs in the math editor and the lyx2lyx import script. We also threw in a few new features (new textclasses, latex import improvements) for good measure. Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources (also .tar.bz2 ) and finally a patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries.


News news: LyX Development News

March 6th, 2003

The latest update on LyX development: here.


Critical bug fix: CJK-LyX 1.3.0-4

March 4, 2003

ChangGil Han writes: I found a critical bug in CJK-LyX 1.3.0 (up to version '3') regarding to 'tex command inset'. So I urge all CJK-LyX users to upgrade to the latest 'CJK-LyX 1.3.0-4' which can be downloaded at the ftp site. Sorry for the inconveniences this may cause.


New release: CJK-LyX 1.3.0

February 26, 2003

ChangGil Han writes: I am really happy to announce CJK-LyX 1.3.0, which is a patched version of LyX 1.3.0 for Chinese, Japanese and Korean language users. You can download the patch, RPM source and binary (redhat 8.0) at the usual ftp site. The complete announcement can be found here


New binaries: LyX 1.3.0 for Win32

February 13, 2003

Claus Hentschel wrote: A new compiler and the new xforms 1.0 library ... a lot of work the past week ;-) But now it's done: the new release 1.3.0 using the new xforms 1.0 based frontend now is available for Windows, too. Download as usual from this URL.

Hopefully I can release LyX using a Qt3-based frontend (like that known from KDE on Linux) the next days. At the moment there seems to be only one problem: converting eps images for viewing inside the LyX window doesn't work.


New Release: LyX 1.3.0 released.

February 7, 2003

This is our latest major release, complete with new Qt frontend, improved xforms frontend, instant preview, even more innovative mathed features, and we give it away for *FREE*! Don't wait any further, go read the announcement and grab the sources. It might even be that some kind soul has built binaries that you can use.


News news: LyX Development News

February 4th, 2003

The latest update on LyX development: here.


New binaries: LyX 1.2.3 for Win32

January 13, 2003

Claus Hentschel wrote: The new release 1.2.3 now is available for Windows, too. Download as usual from this URL.


New release: CJK-LyX 1.2.3

January 10, 2003

ChangGil Han writes: It seems that I have forgotten to make an announcement for CJK-LyX 1.2.2. So, this time I take no time to make the one for CJK-LyX 1.2.3: I have just uploaded CJK-LyX 1.2.3 on the usual ftp site. CJK-LyX 1.2.3 is the unofficial patched version of LyX 1.2.3 for Chinese, Japanese and Korean language users.

It is worth noticing that from this version (actually from 1.2.2) on, you can display CJK-letters without using lyxstring. That is, you can compile CJK-LyX with or without lyxstring. You can "find and replace" CJK-letters with CJK-LyX-menu, too.


New maintenance release: LyX 1.2.3 released

January 9, 2003

LyX 1.2.3 is a maintenance release. It mainly fixes a very bad bug where configuring LyX as root could lead to deleting the /dev/null special device (this does not impact users of prebuilt binaries). Also, a bug where LyX would create zombie processes has been fixed. More details are given in the announcement. You can download now the complete tarball, or a patch. Hopefully some some binaries should available soon in the usual place.


Warning: Bad bug in LyX 1.2.2

January 9, 2003

There is a very nasty bug in LyX 1.2.2 configure script that may lead to deletion of the special device /dev/null when you run it as root. More details are available in this message. We plan to release LyX 1.2.3 as soon as possible and in the meantime version 1.2.2 has been moved to a subdirectory. Note that there is no need to worry if you use a binary distribution or already installed LyX without problem. I you are a linux user and your /dev/null is gone, you may want to try this advice.


News news: LyX Development News

January 3rd, 2003

The latest update on LyX development: here.


New binaries: LyX 1.2.2 for Win32

December 18, 2002

Claus Hentschel wrote: Just in time before Christmas the new release 1.2.2 for Windows is available, too. Just download it as usual from this URL.


New maintenance release: LyX 1.2.2 released

December 17, 2002

LyX 1.2.2 is a maintenance release. It is a recommended upgrade from 1.2.0 or 1.2.1, especially since it fixes a few bugs introduced in 1.2.1. As usual, we have a detailed announcement, a complete tarball, a patch and some binaries should available soon in the usual place.


News news: LyX Development News

December 3rd, 2002

A brief overview of what's going on in the world of LyX development: here.


New binaries: LyX 1.2.1 for Win32

September 16, 2002

Claus Hentschel wrote: Lyx 1.2.1 now is available for Win32, too ;-) As usual it can be downloaded using this URL.


New release: CJK-LyX 1.2.1

August 23, 2002

ChangGil Han writes: CJK-LyX-1.2.1, a patched version of lyx-1.2.1 for Chinese, Japanese and Korean language users, is uploaded at the usual ftp site. For installation and usage instructions, refer to the CJK-LyX page.


New maintenance release: LyX 1.2.1 released

August 20, 2002

LyX 1.2.1 is a maintenance release which fixes many bugs in version 1.2.0. We hope in this way to enhance world happiness, allowing the developers to continue busily to prepare the next major release 1.3.0. There are a lot of fixes in there, and upgrading is highly recommended. As usual, we have a detailed announcement, a complete tarball, a patch and some rpms.


New binaries: LyX 1.2.0a for Win32

July 5, 2002

Claus Hentschel wrote: I've updated LyX 1.2.0 for Win32 (and named it 1.2.0a):

  • reconfiguration called from inside LyX now works correctly.
  • setting individual margins with A4 papersize now does work. (they were ignored in 1.2.0 before on all operating systems!)
  • if an image file does exist in different formats located in the same directory, LyX will not convert the image file. (this is the same behaviour as in LyX 1.1.6fix4)
  • lyxwin32.exe now does accept filenames as arguments. Therefore it is possible to drag&drop LyX files on to the desktop icon.

The complete distribution file (ZIP format) as well as all updated packages (BZ2 format) are available as usual here.


New binaries: LyX 1.2.0 for Win32

July 1, 2002

Claus Hentschel wrote: Due to the new usage of images inside LyX 1.2.0 compared to prior releases, it took a longer time to build all things necessary to run LyX on Win32. But now Lyx 1.2.0 is available for Win32, too ;-) As usual it can be downloaded using this URL. OK, I have to admit that I am two weeks late for transcribing this announcement, but enjoy Claus' present nevertheless!


News news: "dante" sponsors LyX Developers Meeting

June 6, 2002

The German TeX User Group (DANTE e.V.) sponsors the 7th LyX Developers meeting in Portugal.


New release: CJK-LyX 1.2.0

May 30, 2002

ChangGil Han writes: We are relieved to have it official that CJK-LyX 1.2.0 is at the usual ftp site.

There has been an important bug fix in CJK-LyX since the first announcement. So those who downloaded the CJK-LyX 1.2.0 binaries or sources before May 29th, should download again the new ones at the above ftp site.


New Release: LyX 1.2.0 released.

May 29, 2002

After an admittedly too long wait, the LyX team is proud to announce that it has finally completed LyX 1.2.0. The announcement will give you a small idea of what is new, but if you have to see it to believe it, then you can grab the sources or look for some prebuilt binary


News news: News groups for LyX

May 13, 2002

Some kind soul has added the LyX mailing lists to Gmane. You can now read your favourite mailing lists by pointing your newsreader at news.gmane.org using port 119, the standard NNTP port.

lyx-develgmane.editors.lyx.devel
lyx-usersgmane.editors.lyx.general
lyx-cvsgmane.editors.lyx.cvs
lyx-announcegmane.editors.lyx.announce
lyx-docsgmane.editors.lyx.documentation

The interface is bi-direction, although you'll require an authorization for the first post to each group.


New pre-version: LyX 1.2.0pre5

May 04, 2002

You can find LyX 1.2.0pre5 at the developers' ftp site.

Update: the file has been removed now that LyX 1.2.0 has been released.


Nearly there: LyX 1.2.0pre4

April 24, 2002

Lars wrote: I believe that we have managed to stabilize 1.2.0pre4 to the degree that we are confident with making its existence a bit more widespreadly known. As you can see, he is very careful in his wording. Therefore be careful too when you try this out, be sure to make backups of all lyx documents and also the .lyx directory.

You can find LyX 1.2.0pre4 at either the users' or the developers' ftp site.

Update: the file has been removed now that LyX 1.2.0 has been released.


Development update: CJK-LyX 1.1.6fix4 update

February 21, 2002

ChangGil Han writes: I have uploaded the binaries and sources of a new bug-fixed CJK-LyX-1.1.6fix4 at the CJK-LyX ftp site. With this CJK-LyX, you can export a lyx file with multibyte characters to sgml file.


Development update: CJK-LyX 1.1.6fix4

January 18, 2002

ChangGil Han writes: CJK-LyX-1.1.6fix4, a patched version of lyx-1.1.6fix4 for Chinese, Japanese and Korean language users, are uploaded at the usual site. For further informations, please refer to the CJK-LyX home page


New binaries: LyX 1.1.6fix4 for Win32

January 17, 2002

Claus Hentschel writes: The current release 1.1.6fix4 now is available for Win32, too. As usual you can get it here. Happy LyXing ;-)


New interim release: LyX 1.1.6fix4 released

January 14, 2002

OK, you all noticed 1.2.0 is not here yet. So, since there have been quite a number of small fixes accumulated in our 1.1.6 cvs branch, it appeared to be a good idea to flush them into a new fix release. We unsurprisingly named it LyX 1.1.6fix4 and it is described in the announcement. As usual, there is a patch and some rpms.


New binaries: LyX 1.1.6fix3a for Win32

October 1, 2001

Claus Hentschel writes: Due to a change in Cygwin release 1.3.3 access to DOS/Win32 drives will not be supported using //x as in releases before.

Therefore I have recompiled Lyx using the newest Cygwin release and have updated all scripts and my installation instructions you can find as usual here

If anybody using Lyx 1.1.6fix3 has upgraded to Cygwin 1.3.3 he should upgrade Lyx to release 1.1.6fix3a, too!


New binaries: LyX 1.1.6fix3 for Win32

August 1, 2001

Claus Hentschel writes: The current release Lyx 1.1.6fix3 now is available for Win32, too. Have a look here as usual ;-)


Development update: CJK-LyX 1.1.6fix3

July 30, 2001

ChangGil Han writes: CJK-LyX 1.1.6fix3 is uploaded at the usual ftp site, . CJK-LyX is a patched version of lyx-1.1.6fix3 for Chinese, Japanese and Korean language users. For installation and usage instructions, please refer to .


New interim Release: LyX 1.1.6fix3 released.

July 24, 2001

Since LyX 1.2.0 is not ready yet, we thought you'd appreciate a bit more stability and functionality in the good old 1.1.6 series. Therefore, let's introduce LyX 1.1.6fix3. As last time features include bug fixes and lots of translations updates. Read about it here. Also available in patch and binary flavours.


Two colour schemes: More web-site tweaking

July 5, 2001

The new web-site has undergone a bit more tweaking to get better cross-browser compatibility and to allow visitors to view either the traditional background image scheme or the newer low graphics scheme. Explore the customize options in the navigation bar and tweak the pages to suit your liking.


XHTML and CSS: New web-site released

June 25, 2001

Thanks to the hard work of Michael Koziarski, from New Zealand, who did all the initial conversion work to both XHTML and CSS and the considerable XHTML and CSS knowledge of Zvezdan Petkovic the LyX web site if now fully XHTML-Strict and CSS2 compliant. Zvezdan provided the CSS layout for the navigation bars and allowed us to remove almost all uses of tables for formatting. Allan Rae chose the colours of the new site, coded Zvezdan's solutions into the php code and also converted all the LyX Development News pages.

The site has been tested in Opera 5, Netscape 4.77, Internet Explorer 5.5, Mozilla 0.8, Galeon 0.10.2, Lynx and Konqueror. The LyX website should now be one of the most current and standards compliant in the world.

The web team are now overhauling the LyX Developers site.


Good news: Sponsorship for 5th Developers Meeting

June 8, 2001

The LyX team is happy to announce the sponsorship of the next LyX Developers Meeting (to be hold in Bozen in northern Italy between the 21st and the 26th of June) by the CCP2000 Organizing Committee. CCP2000 is a conference on Computational Physics, which took place in December 2000 in Australia.

In their own words: "This is a small gesture, to give some recognition to the excellent work that the LyX team has carried out in their efforts to provide a useful and free document preparation tool to the world.

Since many physicists have found [LyX] valuable - and more will in the future - it is only reasonable that we can try to help you get together to improve LyX. It is also a way to say thanks to Allan Rae. "

Allan Rae is one of the LyX developers. He gave a talk about LyX during CCP2000, furthering the recognition LyX already has in the scientific world for document preparation.

The LyX Team thanks the CCP2000 Organizing Committee for their kind support. At the meeting, we will be working on LaTeX import/export as per their request.


XHTML now in use: LyX web site overhaul

June 8, 2001

Michael Koziarski, from New Zealand, has undertaken the task of converting the LyX website into valid XHTML-1.0. The site is in a transitional state at present and will have CSS control of fonts etc. in the near future.

The site should still be fully functional in all browsers. Many of the early LyX Development News pages are not fully compliant at present and Allan Rae and Michael are working on this.


New binaries: LyX 1.1.6fix2 for Win32

June 5, 2001

Claus Hentschel writes: It's finished! The most current release LyX 1.1.6fix2 now is available for Win32, too! As usual have a look at the web page to read how to install and download LyX for Win32!

Ruurd and me have made many improvements to enhance the procedure of installing and setting up LyX on Win32! Now LyX is completely separated from installing CygWin and all other tools! The Installation now could be done by using a grafical setup utility instead of the shell scripts which have produced errors on some systems!

Although I have spent more than three days to rewrite the web page mentioned above, there may be some errors included. If you detect any such error: please contact me immediately so I can fix them in the near future!


Development update: CJK-LyX 1.1.6fix2

May 28, 2001

ChangGil Han writes: CJK-LyX-1.1.6fix2, a patched version of LyX 1.1.6fix2 for multi-byte language users such as Chinese, Japanese and Koreans, is uploaded at the usual ftp site.

This is a good news. But I also have a bad news, which is that because of the sudden hard disk corruption occurred yesterday I lost all the data on the disk which included all the packages at the ftp directories of the above site. I have tried to recover the loss but have succeeded only partially. So, you may find that some of old CJK-LyX packages are gone. However, if you really need those old CJK-LyX packages for some reason, email me to cghan@cellular.phys.pusan.ac.kr and I'll try my best to help.

A little bit of updates of the CJK-LyX home page has also been made.


News news: LyX Development News

May 23, 2001

Mathed improvements, LyX Developers Meeting and the release of LyX-1.1.6fix2 are all here.


New interim Release: LyX 1.1.6fix2 released.

May 22, 2001

In an effort to make the wait for the mythical (?) LyX 1.2.0 a bit easier, we are proud to announce the release of LyX 1.1.6fix2. Features include bug fixes, lots of translations updates, and also bug fixes (although a few new features crept in). Read about it here. Note that it is also available in patch and RPM flavours.


News news: LyX Development News

April 25, 2001

The tips are back! Read them and more here.


News news: LyX Development News

March 28, 2001

The much awaited return of LDN. Get excited here.


New binaries: LyX 1.1.6fix1 for Win32

February 3, 2001

Claus Hentschel writes: The current stable release 1.1.6fix1(Win32) is available for download as usual here. Now there are two versions available!

  • One (as the last two releases) including a little bit of Windows' stuff to access the registry of Windows and to ensure one single window on the screen.
  • NEW there is available a native Cygwin executable (like all versions before release 1.1.5fix2) where error output can be viewed in a command line window running beside!

New binaries: LyX 1.1.6 for Win32

January 31, 2001

Claus Hentschel writes: It was a hard work because of many (non-LyX!) problems on my system but now it's available and can be downloaded as usual here A new web pages tells all about the Win32 specific features! Because of a new Lyx file format with Lyx 1.1.6 it is now possible to run both 1.1.5fix2 and 1.1.6 with different configurations so a smooth migration is possible after testing it!


New interim Release: LyX 1.1.6fix1 released.

January 31, 2001

The bug hunting party against LyX 1.1.6 has just given its first results. As usual, you will have to ponder whether you want first to get it here or read the announcement there.


News news: LyX Development News

January 16, 2001

The first installment of a big History of GUI Independence is the feature story this issue. A collection of tips for upgrading to LyX-1.1.6. José's collection of mailing list tips takes on some interesting mutations and there's even a movie review! Read it all here.


New Release: LyX 1.1.6 released.

January 12, 2001

Now you can do more that just read about new LyX features in the LDN: you can taste them too! Read the announcement and go get the brand new LyX stable release here (RPMs for Linux will be available shortly).


News news: LyX Development News

December 20, 2000

The 10th issue of LDN! A big GUI independence debate on the developers list is the feature story this issue. Several LyX history items also and of course José's collection of tips from the user list. Read it all here.


News news: LyX Development News

November 15, 2000

José has come good with the promised collection of tips and tricks and you'll also find all the quotes Allan has been collecting over the past several months. Updates on progress towards LyX-1.1.6 and GUI-independence. Read it all here.


New binaries: LyX 1.1.5fix2 for Win32

October 26, 2000

Claus Hentschel writes: The current release is now available for Win32, too. As usual have a look here. Many new enhancements have been made to LyX for Win32


New interim Release: LyX 1.1.5fix2 released.

October 19, 2000

This release fixes many remaining bugs of 1.1.5fix1. Get it here and read about it there. You may also be interested by the patch against 1.1.5fix1 or the Redhat Linux/i386 RPM


News news: LyX Development News

October 18, 2000

If you have ever wondered what's happening with current and future releases of LyX then you can't afford to miss this issue of LDN. Previews of 1.1.5fix2, 1.1.6 and even 1.2.0. Read it all here.


News news: LyX Development News

September 13, 2000

Finally you get to see some pictures from the LyX Developers Meeting held in Norway in June. José Matos helps out with a collection of tips from the mailing lists and two press articles are contrasted.
Read it all here.


Development update: CJK-LyX 1.1.5fix1

August 1,2000

ChangGil Han writes: CJK-LyX-1.1.5fix1, which is a 16-bit patched version of lyx-1.1.5fix1, is out. It can be downloaded from ftp://cellular.phys.pusan.ac.kr/CJK-LyX. First time users might find it useful to look first at the CJK-LyX page for the installation and usage.


News news: LyX Development News

July 26, 2000

Allan's back in Australia again and written a bumper issue of LDN about what everyone's been doing while he was on holidays. Read it all here. Lots of new features and some big news items like a Gtk-- port and several new developers have joined the project.


New binaries: LyX 1.1.5fix1 for Win32

July 25, 2000

Claus Hentschel writes: "The new release now is available for Win32. As usual you can pick it from here. This web page has been split into two pages now and the description now reflects most 'common' problems sent to me in the last weeks!


New interim Release: LyX 1.1.5fix1 released.

July 20, 2000

Dubbed the "The quick brown fix jumped over the lazy bugs" release, it contains many fixes over 1.1.5. Get it here and read about it there. Update: the patch file is here


New binaries: LyX 1.1.5 for Win32

June 26, 2000

Claus Hentschel has updated again his Win32 port of LyX 1.1.5. It fixes some problems using BibTeX on Win32.


News news: LyX Development News

June 12, 2000

This months LDN is out a few days early. Mostly news of the LyX Developers Meeting held in Norway. Read it all here. Lots of new exciting features added and some details of other recent additions.


New binaries: LyX 1.1.5 for Linux and Win32

June 8, 2000

Claus Hentschel has updated his Win32 port to version 1.1.5. And, as predicted in the 1.1.5 announcement, Linux binaries are available at Kayvan Sylvan ftp site.


New Release: LyX 1.1.5 released.

June 6, 2000

It's big, it's new and it's here! Read more about its new features in the announcement.


News: SuSE sponsors LyX Meeting

June 6, 2000

We are grateful to SuSe for supporting the LyX Meeting in Norway.


New Feature: Paste from LyX

May 21, 2000

This is by far the oldest feature request, and now finally we support cut and paste from LyX to other programs.


New development Release: LyX 1.1.5pre3 released.

May 21, 2000

With this prerelease we hope to be a lot closer to 1.1.5 proper. Several bugs has been fixed since pre1 (pre2 had a couple of serious bugs so it was never announced) was released. A couple of new features have also been added: A couple of new menu items, an -import switch to lyx, cut and paste from LyX to other programs.


News news: LyX Development News

May 10, 2000

After a two month hibernation period LDN returns. Tips for pdf presentations, news of the forthcoming LyX developers meeting and lame excuses for the long wait between issues. Read it all here.


Development news: Windows 9x/NT port

April 27, 2000

Claus Hentschel has made available from his page a port of LyX (1.1.4fix3 and 1.1.5pre1) for windows. This is a continuation of the previous effort of Steven van Dijk with LyX 1.0.4. Thanks Claus for the great work! Hopefully, all the necessary bits and pieces will soon be included in the regular LyX distribution.


New development Release: LyX 1.1.5pre1 released

April 26, 2000

The long awaited first prerelease of 1.1.5 is finally out. Lots of internal code has been rewritten, fixed, changed and added. We are taking the C++ Standard Library in greater use for each day, this will in most cases make the code clearer and easier to maintain and expand. There is also some support for right-to-left languages like Hebrew and Arabic.


Development update: CJK-LyX NEWS

April 26,2000

ChangGil Han writes: I have uploaded CJK-LyX-1.1.4fix3 at ftp://cellular.phys.pusan.ac.kr/CJK-LyX. CJK-LyX 1.1.4fix3 is a patched version of LyX 1.1.4fix3 for multibyte language users, especially for Chinese, Japanese and Korean users. The CJK-LyX page has also been updated with lots of new informations, which include uses of Chinese characters with CJK-LyX.


New interim Release: LyX 1.1.4fix3 released

April 12, 2000

Get it here. This is a small patch against LyX 1.1.4fix2 which fixes various bugs, among which a crash after using the backspace key. Note that you must first apply the fix1 and fix2 patches to 1.1.4 yourself or fetch an RPM from Kayvan Sylvan's site.


News news: LyX Development News

March 15, 2000

The third issue of LDN is now available. Big, brighter and more variety. Features about insets and the history of ERT, some jargon terms explained and even a new section: Quote of the Fortnight. Read it all here.


New interim Release: LyX 1.1.4fix2 released

March 10, 2000

Get it here. This is a small patch against LyX 1.1.4fix1 which fixes various bugs. Note that you must first apply the 1.1.4fix1 patch to 1.1.4 yourself or fetch an RPM from Kayvan Sylvan's site.


News news: LyX Development News announced

March 1, 2000

Allan Rae writes "This is the second issue of LDN. The first issue was released two weeks ago on the 17th of February. With a little luck and encouragement I'll be publishing future editions fortnightly as well". Read it all here


New interim Release: LyX 1.1.4fix1 released

February 16, 2000

Get it here. This is a small patch against LyX 1.1.4 which fixes various bugs


Development update: Contributed CJK-LyX patch

February 16, 2000

ChangGil Han contributed a new patch against LyX 1.1.4 allowing to write documents in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. Find more about it at the CJK-LyX page


Development update: Hebrew support in CVS

February 05, 2000

We have finally attracted one developer from outside the left-to-right community and have now applied a right-to-left Hebrew patch from Dekel Tsur. This patch is likely to grow into more general support for right-to-left languages shortly.


New Release: LyX 1.1.4 released

February 05, 2000

Get it at here. Still a lot of huge changes, but it is believed to be more stable than 1.1.3. There are no important user visible new features in this release.


New Release: LyX 1.1.3 released

December 01, 1999

Go and get it there. Note that this version is known to have a few small but annoying bugs, due to the large code rewrite which has taken place


Website news: Press about LyX

November 12, 1999

LyX has been reviewed in various media. Check out the new Press about LyX page for all the links!


New Release: LyX 1.1.2 released

November 3, 1999

The second release in the new "advancement" series are now available it fixes a couple of semi-serious bugs in 1.1.1 and is considered stable. LyX is now moving to use Standard conforming C++, this means that older compilers and compilers that are too far from ANSI C++ will not be able to compile LyX. Look at Download for more information about how to get the new version.


Development news: HTML Export and RPMS

October 24, 1999

The development version of LyX has been extended with an HTML export feature based on TTH which is free for non-commercial use.
Furthermore, Kayvan A. Sylvan provides RPMs of both the stable versions of LyX and the development version of LyX. Find this at ftp.sylvan.com/pub/lyx/. In the HTML subdirectory of that site, you can also find both binary and source RPMs of TTH. If you also get the XForms RPM you should have all you need in order to try out this new feature in LyX.
Notice! Remember that the development version of LyX per definition is less stable than the stable releases, so be careful before you use a development version on your thesis, or any other important document.


CVS News: Cvsweb interface to CVS repository up again

October 24, 1999

The cvsweb interface to the LyX CVS repository is online again.


Website News: LyX Home Page Overhaul

October 5, 1999

The LyX Home Page has been revamped. Changes include:

  • New content (several new pages, updated old ones)
  • New site map and directory structure
  • New web engine (PHP3)

Hopefully, these changes will create a web site that is more informative, easier for you to use, and easier for us to update.


Porting News: LyX 1.0.4 ported to Windows NT/9X

October 4, 1999

Steven van Dijk has ported LyX 1.0.4 to the Windows platform. This has been done using the CygWin tools. For more information about installing and using the Windows port, please visit Steven's LyX page.

Update: the web page no longer exists.

You can download this port from the above link, or get it from the LyX ftp site.


New Release: LyX Version 1.0.4

September 29, 1999

This is mostly a bug fix release over 1.0.3, along with some expansion for new layouts and languages. This release is considered to be extremely stable. The most important changes:

  • several bug fixes
  • DocBook support
  • new layouts
  • better handling of custom pagesizes
  • more document files translated to other languages

Check out the CHANGES file for the details.

Download from the "How to get it" page.


Internationalization: Japanese Users' Guide Translation

July 20, 1999

The latest translation is the Japanese translation of the Users' Guide by Kohtaro Hitomi.

We also welcome the first documents from the new Dutch translation effort being headed by Tino Meinen.


New Release: LyX Version 1.0.3

June 2, 1999

This is mostly a bug fix release over 1.0.2. The most important changes:

  • Improved dependency tracking when running LaTeX. Fixes one important bug in 1.0.2
  • New Italian and Walon localizations of the user interface
  • New Slovene and Spanish translations of the Tutorial

Website News: LyX Graphical Tour

March 1, 1999

Our Doc Team has produced an excellent Graphical Tour of LyX, which demonstrates some of the key features of LyX in a graphical way. Check it out!


Major Release: LyX Version 1.0!

February 1, 1999

LyX version 1.0 has a few new features since version 0.12.0, including importing LaTeX files and Literate programming support. Compared to the more widely released 0.10.7, version 1.0 is an immense improvement. Lots and lots of new features have been added, speed has improved, documentation has been rewritten basically from scratch -- the list of improvements is too long to mention here. Check out the WHATSNEW and CHANGES files in the distribution, or look at the Features page.