LyX on Apple silicon?

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Thu Nov 19 03:41:31 UTC 2020

On 11/18/20 3:54 PM, Dr Eberhard W Lisse wrote:
> I seem to recall that during the previous processor switch there were
> Apps in a combined mode, forgot what the name was, which would run on
> both processors, so I assume XCode will eventually do that.

I'm sure that the ordinary LyX binaries will still run, under some
compatibility mode. But I took the question to concern truly native M1


> On 2020-11-17 18:55 , Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
>> On 11/17/20 10:55 AM, Chris Menzel wrote:
>>> 2.  What are the plans for creating native LyX binaries for these new
>>> Macs?
>> Stephan will know better than I, but presumably there are two options.
>> (i) Someone who has one of these things is able to compile the source
>> and produce the binaries.  It would take a bit to get the build
>> environment set up properly, but once that's done, I don't think it's
>> that hard.  (ii) It becomes possible to cross-compile for M1 on, say,
>> Linux.  At the moment, that does not seem to be possible, and maybe
>> there are reasons it will never be.  Apple does not seem terribly
>> supportive of that kind of effort.
>> Riki

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