LyX on Apple Silicon (cont.)

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Sat Jan 16 18:56:33 UTC 2021

On 1/16/21 4:20 AM, Marcus Mikulcak wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> a few months ago (November, I think?) somebody raised the question of
> LyX on Apple Silicon, how and whether it would run. As I've been using
> a LyX version that I've compiled from source (with a feature included
> by Jürgen Spitzmüller that's so far only in master - thanks again!), I
> was anxious to find out whether LyX would compile for arm64. Long
> story short: It does! 
> I had to fiddle with the Mac development release script a bit to get
> it to run on Big Sur, but no major problems there either. 
> If I can be of any help in testing or during the release process, just
> let me know! I'd be very happy to help. 
> Best regards,
> Marcus
> P.S.: As predicted by Stephan Witt back then, the current LyX x86_64
> release also works perfectly fine using Rosetta.

I honestly don't even know what Apple Silicon is, but thanks for the
news! It might be worth posting a message about this on lyx-devel,
though, where the Apple-based developers will see it.


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