Testing Release of 2.4.0 Development Branch

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at lyx.org
Sat Oct 31 06:38:05 UTC 2020

On 10/30/20 7:27 PM, Shay Riggs wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Oct 2020 at 22:09, Richard Kimberly Heck <rikiheck at lyx.org
> <mailto:rikiheck at lyx.org>> wrote:
>     Hi, everyone,
>     We are beginning the process of moving towards the next major
>     release of
>     LyX, which will be 2.4.0. Toward that end, we have prepared a
>     'testing'
>     release. Please note that this is very much for testing. We do not
>     necessarily recommend that anyone use it for daily work, although some
>     of us do. (Be aware that you may have to deal with some bugs and that
>     files edited with 2.4.x cannot be opened in 2.3.x without being
>     exported
>     to that format.)
> I’ve been looking at the new table features (xltabular, tabularx…) and
> I love the improvements.
> Not sure if this is the appropriate forum for feature enhancements to
> v2.4, but I’d love a pair of “suppress column space beforeafter”
> tickboxes that put “@{}” before/after the column specifier.
> For example, if I have a table with several columns, one of which is a
> “Variable” width column, and then use the “LaTeX argument” field to
> override the definition, this triggers LyX into thinking you no longer
> want the X (“Variable”) type column any more, and instead of a
> “tabularx” table you get a “tabular” (which has no concept of an X
> column).

Probably best here to (i) file an enhancement request at the bug tracker
<https://www.lyx.org/trac/wiki/BugTrackerHome> and (ii) send a version
of this message to lyx-devel. That'll get it maximal exposure.


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