LyX 2.4 Status Update

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Mon Jan 11 18:40:57 UTC 2021

On 1/11/21 1:38 PM, Yu Jin wrote:
> Am Mo., 11. Jan. 2021 um 18:36 Uhr schrieb Richard Kimberly Heck 
> <rikiheck at <mailto:rikiheck at>>:
>     I've just uploaded Eugene's Windows binaries to the ftp server and
>     will
>     wait 24 hours for the mirrors to sync before doing the alpha 1
>     release.
>     Once that's done, we should start getting more feedback. But, as was
>     said in our developer's meeting today, the master branch is pretty
>     stable, so we hope to be able to move forward pretty quickly
>     towards beta.
>     Toward that end, efforts now should be focused on fixing bugs and
>     polishing the new features in 2.4. That said: Are there any new
>     features
>     people would still like to get into 2.4 that require format
>     changes? If
>     so, then those will be considered. Features that do not require
>     format
>     changes can also be considered but are less pressing, since they
>     could
>     be added during the 2.4 cycle. Once we have some sense for the
>     work that
>     needs doing, we can set a target date for feature freeze.
>     Please note that bugs targeted to 2.3.x and 2.4.0 are listed on
>     the bug
>     tracker home page <
>     <>>.
>     Obviously, not all of these will get fixed, and many of them are
>     quite
>     minor. But if you're looking for something to do....
> Would it make sense to remove the old wininstaller folder and do the 
> related stuff to the tarballs build process (how you call that), so 
> that it includes all the necessary files for the new installer, before 
> the new stable 2.4.x branch is created (save some work)? I could do 
> the installer part, it shouldn't take long, just waiting for the green 
> light.

Yes, any work you want to do on the installer stuff, you should probably 
do as soon as possible. That will give us plenty of time to get it all 
tested with the alpha and beta releases.


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