More obvious feedback when a reconfigure is in process

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Tue Oct 29 18:49:25 UTC 2019

On 10/28/19 1:31 AM, Baris Erkus wrote:
> On 27-Oct-19 1:07 AM, Cris Fuhrman wrote:
>> Hello,
>> While trying some various installs of MiKTeX recently, I had to 
>> reconfigure LyX several times. At one point, I was trying to change 
>> the settings and the menu wasn't working. Finally I realized that the 
>> reconfigure was still running, and that I had just been duped by the 
>> fact that the only feedback is on a status line at the bottom of the 
>> window (which wasn't changing because the step the reconfigure on was 
>> one that takes more than 10 seconds on my machine sometimes (fonts?)).
>> Anyway, I wondered why there isn't an progress-bar type dialog or 
>> something with more feedback when doing a reconfigure? It can take as 
>> long as a minute on one of my machines.
>> Cheers,
>> C. Fuhrman
> On Windows with MikTeX, reconfiguring can take about 10 minutes 
> especially if LyX asks MikTeX to install some packages.
> LyX Message Pane shows the configuration status, however it is not 
> turned on automatically. Maybe you can request from the developers a 
> feature that shows the messages pane during the configuration.

That might be reasonable. On Linux, the status bar flashes messages as
reconfiguration happens, but for some reason that does not happen on
Windows. This is a known issue, but we do not know how to fix it.


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