Graceful handling of pref conversion failures

Pavel Sanda sanda at lyx.org
Wed Feb 17 11:34:23 UTC 2021


Hi,

when pref conversion routines fail you are greeted on terminal with

LyXRC.cpp (260): Conversion failed for /home/lyx/.lyx/preferences
Warning: Could not read configuration file
----------------------------------------
Error while reading the configuration file
preferences.
Please check your installation.

and no GUI response. This must be totally confusing for users who
just click on icons, because launch will fail without any visible
feedback for them.

I am not sure what should be our response - just issue warn dialog
and exit or launch lyx with generic settings and some warning on top
of that. Ideas?

I even think this was raised some time ago, but as of now not fixed
in the master.

Pavel


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