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What's new in version 2.3.6? ---------------------------- LyX 2.3.6 is the sixth maintenance release in the 2.3.x series. It is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version more reliable and more stable. Most of the changes are fairly minor, fixes of smallish bugs, but a couple crashes have been fixed, as well. One oft-requested feature (going back 13 years) is the ability to create new child documents from within the 'include file' dialog. This is now possible. Another equally old bug that has been fixed is that pasting table content outside a table no longer pastes tab characters. What's new in version 2.3.5? ---------------------------- LyX 2.3.5 is the fifth maintenance release in the 2.3.x series. LyX 2.3.5 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version more reliable and more stable. Most of the changes are incremental, but quite a few important bugs have now been fixed. One important change is that Inkscape 1.0 is now supported: It will be detected and configured automatically. Users of previous versions have recently reported configuration failures when Inkscape 1.0 is installed, leading to an incomplete (and all but unusable) installation of LyX. This should also be fixed. What's new in version 2.3.4? ---------------------------- LyX 2.3.4 is the fourth maintenance release in the 2.3.x series. LyX 2.3.4 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version more reliable and more stable. One important change is that we have finally fixed a large number of bugs related to bibitems (see bug #7548). We have also (we hope) fixed a long-standing bug involving the saving of files on Windows to Dropbox folders and another involving missing included files. What's new in version 2.3.3? ---------------------------- LyX 2.3.3 is the third maintenance release in the 2.3.x series. LyX 2.3.3 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version more reliable and more stable. One important change is that emergency files are now renamed when users wish to save them. As a result, older emergency files are not over-written. One major update allows for the editing of the contents of the user-provided premable, and the contents of ERT insets, in external editors, a request that goes back to 2003 and bug #991. What's new in version 2.3.2? ---------------------------- LyX 2.3.2 is the second maintenance release in the 2.3.x series. LyX 2.3.2 is the result of on-going efforts to make our stable version more reliable and more stable. One main fix involves a crash with external viewers on Windows. We have also fixed a number of problems with the output of right- to-left languages, thanks to the involvement of users. There was also an infinite loop bug connected with the separation of environments that has been fixed. But, for the most part, the fixes here are incremental. What's new in version 2.3.1? ---------------------------- LyX 2.3.1 is the first maintenance release in the 2.3.x series. We have fixed a number of bugs and added some new features. Perhaps the most important of these is that Jean-Marc Lasgouttes re-wrote the document painting mechanism. This makes LyX snappier, especially on repeated events. All python scripts distributed with LyX should now be compatible with both python 2.x and python 3.x. One oft-requested enhancement was to restore a keyboard shortcut for opening the 'settings' menu of graphics, reference, etc, insets. This is now Control- Alt-i, on Windows and Linux, and Control-Option-i on OSX (assuming you are using the default keybindings). What's new in version 2.3.0? ---------------------------- The new features in LyX 2.3 are detailed in http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/NewInLyX23 * Biblatex support * Multiple bibliographies * Inverted branches * Quotation marks enhancements * Updates to reference handling * Improved LaTeX handling in dialogs * Fonts * New supported languages * New supported LaTeX commands * New template for Inkscape drawings * Handling of environments (e.g. beamer frames) * Footnotes in tables * Localization of nomenclature * New translations of the LyX user interface * Improvements to on-screen display of math equations * Automatic detection of file changes * Citation & reference dialogs * Improvements to cursor movement and selection * Improvements to row breaking and alignment * Outliner and navigation menu * Forward/Reverse search and error reporting * Change tracking * Code preview & highlighting What's new in version 2.2.3? ---------------------------- LyX 2.2.3 is the third maintenance release in the 2.2.x series. We have fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. Most of these are relatively minor, but the combined result of fixing them all has led to significant improvements. We encourage all users of 2.2.2 to upgrade to this version. What's new in version 2.2.2? ---------------------------- LyX 2.2.2 is the second maintenance release in the 2.2.x series. We have fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. Most of these are relatively minor, but we nonetheless encourage all users of 2.2.1 to upgrade to this version. Perhaps the most important bug we fixed affected use of covington.sty with 2.2.1. This will only have affected users of the Linguistics module. One new feature is the use of the "scaling" option when exporting images for XHTML. This does not work the same way as with LaTeX export. What it does is add something like "width: 50%" to the style attribute. This will ordinarily be interpreted by the browser as a percentage relative to the current element. What's new in version 2.2.1? ---------------------------- LyX 2.2.1 is the first maintenance relase in the 2.2.x series. A large number of bugs have been fixed since the 2.2.0 release. We are pleased to say that most of these were relatively minor: LyX 2.2.0 was perhaps the stable major version release we have produced in a some time. Nontheless, we encourage all users of 2.2.0 to upgrade to this version. What's new in version 2.2.0? ---------------------------- The new features in LyX 2.2 are detailed in http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/NewInLyX22 * HiDPI display support * Qt5 support * New text display algorithm * Horizontal scrolling for large insets * Improved control of paragraph breaks * Improved text color support * Improved box dialog * Improved table context menu * Reworked instant preview * Enhanced source panel * Improved outliner and navigation menu * Enhanced language support * New supported languages * New supported LaTeX commands * Layout enhancements * Module enhancements * New preferences settings * New converters What's new in version 2.1.5? ---------------------------- We have fixed a number of bugs and made a number of improvements. Many of these were minor, but there were a few crashes we fixed, too. Please note that this is the final release in the 2.1.x series. It is intended for users who for some reason do not wish to upgrade to 2.2.x at this time. We strongly encourage all such users to upgrade to this version. One of the main features of 2.1.5 is its ability to read and write files in the 2.2.x format. Since the conversion process back and forth usually will not leave one with an identical file, however, we do not recommend attempting to collaborate with users of 2.2.x. What's new in version 2.1.4? ---------------------------- LyX 2.1.4 is the fourth maintenance release in the 2.1.x series. A large number of bugs have been fixed. Many of these were minor, but there were a few crashes we fixed, too, so we encourage all LyX users to upgrade to this version. What's new in version 2.1.3? ---------------------------- LyX 2.1.3 is the third maintenance release in the 2.1.x series. A large number of bugs have been fixed, most of them fairly minor. But there were several additional improvements to the lyx2lyx conversion program that should make import of older beamer documents more reliable. What's new in version 2.1.2? ---------------------------- LyX 2.1.2 is the second maintenance release in the 2.1.x series. The most important fix here is that we believe we have resolved the problem that led several users to experience seemingly random crashes with 2.1.0, sometimes resulting in dataloss. (This was bug 9049.) These crashes generally happened when the user attempted to save a file containing a table, usually a fairly complex table. A seemingly unrelated bug report concerning a crash when trying to save a default template (bug 9236) led to the solution. That bug has also been fixed. There are also several other, smaller bug-fixes, including several more improvements to the lyx2lyx conversion scripts. This should make the import of older beamer documents easier. What's new in version 2.1.1? ---------------------------- LyX 2.1.1 is the first maintenance release in the 2.1.x series. It is bug- fixing release, and a whole lot of bugs have been fixed. Please see the release announcement for the details. Several users have reported seemingly random crashes with 2.1.0, sometimes resulting in dataloss. These crashes appear to happen when the user attempts to save a file, and the dataloss occurs because the original LyX file is over- written by a corrupt file that then cannot be opened. The seemingly random crashes, we believe, are due to auto-save, which is enabled or disabled in Tools> Preferences> Document Handling > "Backup documents every...minutes". Unfortunately, we have been unable to find the cause of this bug, though all known reports seem to involve documents that contain tables, and the corrupt file always ends with: \begin_inset Tabular. To prevent dataloss, we have changed the way LyX saves files if the user has not enabled backups. LyX now renames the existing file before attempting to save the new one (in effect, making a temporary backup). Then, if the save fails, the original file can be restored. What's new in version 2.1.0? ---------------------------- The new features in LyX 2.1 are detailed in http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/NewInLyX21 * Native IPA inset and IPA toolbar * New supported languages * Tex Fonts Additions * Basic support for Math OpenType fonts * Document class categories * Enhanced support for LaTeX options * New supported LaTeX commands * New export command-line option * Table rotations * Layout enhancements * New modules * Equation Editor "mode" What's new in version 2.0.8? ---------------------------- LyX 2.0.8 is the final release in the 2.0 series. It is intended for those who for some reason wish or need to continue using LyX 2.0.x. Most users should upgrade to 2.1.0, which is being released simultaneously. This release incorporates a number of important bug fixes, almost all of which are also in 2.1.0. Those that are not will be released with 2.1.1. The most important feature of 2.0.8 is that it is capable of reading and writing files from LyX 2.1.x. Files from the newer format should open in LyX 2.0.8 without the user needing to do anything special. Files can be exported to the 2.1.x format in the usual way: via File> Export. What's new in version 2.0.7? ---------------------------- 2.0.7 is another bug-fixing release. Most of these are minor, but there is one that is very ipmortant: #8854, which could lead to file corruption in certain cases and, more often, would lead to errors in generated files (e.g., PDFs). We encourage all LyX users to upgrade to this version. A number of other, less critical bugs have also been fixed. Please see the ANNOUNCE file for details. What's new in version 2.0.6? ---------------------------- This is a bug-fixing release, for the most part. Though, as it has been almost six months since the last release, a lot of important bugs have been fixed. Please see the ANNOUNCE file for details. What's new in version 2.0.5? ---------------------------- The View>Source widget now allows you to select the backend to display, e.g., LaTeX or XHTML, rather than the output format. The previous choice really made no sense: You didn't see a PDF there if you chose one of the PDF output formats, but rather LaTeX. This solves some long-standing issues with View>Source. There has been an important change in how the "language" lfun works. - "language " now toggles between languages (status quo ante LyX 2.0.2) - "language set" sets to language (meaning of "language " as of LyX 2.0.2) - "language [reset]" resets to the document language. - Menu functions are unchanged. What's new in version 2.0.4? ---------------------------- We have migrated our development from subversion to the git revision control sytem. If you follow or maintain packaging of up-to-date versions of LyX 2.0.x, you must switch to the new repository address: git://git.lyx.org/lyx Branch 2.0.x is the stable branch. See http://www.lyx.org/HowToUseGIT for details. Most of the improvements in 2.0.4 are bug fixes, some of them important. In particular, we have fixed several crashes. The main outstanding problem is the inability to cancel the background export process. Some improvement has been made here, by updating the timeout mechanism, but more needs to be done, and hopefully will be done for 2.0.5. There have been several updates to LyX's XHTML export routines. Work on this will continue for 2.0.5. What's new in version 2.0.3? ---------------------------- There have been several more updates to LyX's Sweave support. Work on this is expected to continue through the 2.0.x series. LyX 2.0.3 still requires a python 2 interpreter, but steps have been taken to avoid problems on systems where python 3 is the default python interpreter. A python 2 interpreter is now automatically detected and used. Additionally, byte-compiled python files changed their installation target. Distribution maintainers are encouraged to verify their patch sets. There have again been several updates to the tex2lyx conversion script. Not as many as with 2.0.2, but quite a few. What's new in version 2.0.2? ---------------------------- There have been several improvements to LyX's ability to export documents in the background, so the program does not freeze during compilation. We hope to continue these improvements throughout the 2.0.x series. There have been major updates to the tex2lyx conversion script. Please see below for the details. The ctex document classes, used for Chinese documents, are now supported by LyX. Support for the Springer document classes has been updated for compatibility with the lasest versions. This has the side-effect that files, created with LyX 2.0.2 or future, using a Springer document class, will not be compilable with LyX versions older than LyX 2.0.2. The same applies for files created with LyX 1.6.10 or older that are saved with LyX 2.0.2 or future. What's new in version 2.0.1? ---------------------------- We have fixed an unusually large number of bugs for this release and made a number of improvements. All of these are detailed in the ANNOUNCE file. We would like to highlight the improved handling of external files referenced from ERT. This may cause issues for those who made use of the undocumented \input@path hack. See the ANNOUNCE file again for how to do things the new way. New methods for calling external scripts should also solve several issues on Windows. What's new in version 2.0.0? ---------------------------- The new features in LyX 2.0 are detailed in http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/NewInLyX20 * Advanced Search Facility * Spell-checking on the Fly * Compare Documents Feature * XHTML Output * Multilingual Thesaurus * XeTeX Backend * Multiple Indices Support * Progress View and Debugging Pane * Enhanced Instant Preview * Forward Search for DVI/PDF Files * Enhanced Version Control Features * Typesetting in background What's new in version 1.6.10? ------------------------------ The most notable new feature of this version is that it is able to read and import documents of our new stable series, LyX 2.0.x. This is for the benefit of users who want to stick with LyX 1.6.x for the time being, but still want to cooperate with users of the new version. Note that LyX 1.6.10 still writes the 1.6 format, so it cannot produce (but only interpret) LyX 2.0's new features. What's new in version 1.6.9? ----------------------------- We have fixed yet another number of crashes that have been reported to us and ironed out many small glitches. Also, some features and additions from the forthcoming 2.x series, such as support for CVS revision control and a new Swedish localization, have been backported to LyX 1.6.9. What's new in version 1.6.8? ----------------------------- LyX 1.6.8 is the result of our ongoing efforts to make our stable version even more reliable and stable. We have fixed crashes that have been reported to us, ironed out many small glitches, further polished the user interface, updated the documentation and added some new layouts. What's new in version 1.6.7? ----------------------------- From the list of fixes and improvements, we'd like to highlight particularly that this release irons out all known stability problems with Qt 4.6. LyX 1.6.7 is our first release that is supposed to run smoothly with Qt 4.6, so we urge all distributors who use that version to upgrade LyX as well. What's new in version 1.6.6.1? ------------------------------ The sole purpose of this release is to fix one glitch that was introduced by LyX 1.6.6: The spellchecker missed further misspellings after applying a correction. This was due to the fix to different bug that had to be reverted. In any other respect, this release is identical to Lyx 1.6.6. What's new in version 1.6.6? ----------------------------- The release features a long list of fixes and improvements. Yet a number of crashes, reported by our users or our automatic stability testing program, were fixed. Moreover, LyX was improved in many details. It also introduces new features, such as support for the enchant spell checking backend and for aspell language varieties (such as old and new German spelling in parallel). What's new in version 1.6.5? ----------------------------- The release comes with many fixes and improvements. A number of newly reported crashes were fixed, new layouts and modules were included and some long-standing requests were implemented (e.g., a working LyX server on the Windows OS, finally enabling the communication with other applications such as JabRef on this platform as well). What's new in version 1.6.4.2? ------------------------------- The upgrade fixes recurring pseudo-crashes when running LyX on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). What's new in version 1.6.4.1? ------------------------------- The only change over release 1.6.4 is the fix of a regression on the Mac, which made some dialogs (such as Preferences and About LyX) unaccessible via the menu. Other platforms than the Mac were not affected by the issue. What's new in version 1.6.4? ------------------------------- This is the fourth maintenance release in the 1.6.x series. This release covers, amongst many minor improvements, fixes to some rather severe issues, such as: * A workaround to a nasty problem in recent Qt versions (Qt 4.5.0 up to 4.5.2) that made LyX crash if the document included images that were scaled to certain sizes in the work area. * Fixes to problems that might result in the loss of data. * Many other stability improvements, thanks to a new debugging script that helped to reveal uncovered critical bugs. * Further fixes to the LaTeX importer (tex2lyx) and the conversion of older LyX documents (lyx2lyx). What's new in version 1.6.3? ------------------------------- This is the third maintenance release in the 1.6.x series. Besides the usual improvements of stability, the highlights of this release are: * tex2lyx is now able to read files in all latex supported encodings and transform them into the proper unicode-based format introduced in 1.5.0. This paves the way for many other improvements in LaTeX->LyX translation * The performance problems when editing a master with child documents have been resolved. * LyX 1.6.3 introduces some goodies provided by Qt 4.5 (menu support for fullscreen mode in linux, close button on tabs). Of course these improvements (as well as some Qt-related fixes) only show up if LyX is compiled against Qt 4.5. What's new in version 1.6.2? ------------------------------- This is the second maintenance release in the 1.6.x series. The release fixes a large number of major and critical bugs that were reported by users of LyX 1.6.0 and 1.6.1. Most notably, three bugs that might lead to dataloss were detected and resolved. Furthermore, a number of crashes, file conversion and LaTeX output problems are fixed. As a bonus, the performance of the application has been improved, and the release also introduces some new features and user interface improvements. What's new in version 1.6.1? ------------------------------- This is the first maintenance release in the brand-new 1.6.x series, and as such, it mainly focuses on bug fixes. We have ironed out some major problems that slipped into the application in the wake of the new features. What's new in version 1.6.0? ------------------------------- The new features in LyX 1.6 are detailed in http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/NewInLyX16 * Multiple Work Areas * Split Views * User-formattable Collapsible Insets * Layout Modules * Layout combobox changes * Support for the LaTeX package hyperref * Support for hyperlinks and URLs * Improved floats * New implementation of math macros * Completion popup * Inset Tooltip * Context Menu * Symbols dialog * Shortcut Configuration dialog * Paste Graphics from the Clipboard * "Visual mode" for bidirectional cursor movement * Fullscreen mode * Extended Outliner * Session management * Subversion support * Graphics parameters groups * LyX functions manual * Multi-LFUN Keybindings What's new in version 1.5.7? ---------------------------- This is the sixth maintenance release in the 1.5.x cycle and it is expected to be the final release in this series, since a new series of stable releases has just been introduced by our new major release, LyX 1.6.0. Besides the obligatory bug fixes, the main feature of this release is the ability to read files created by LyX 1.6.0 (this feature requires python 2.3.4 or newer). What's new in version 1.5.6? ---------------------------- This is the fifth maintenance release in the 1.5.x cycle that has been started exactly one year ago. The aim of this release was to make LyX even more robust and to solve some long-standing annoyances. Also, further translation efforts have been made, and LyX now ships in 23 languages. What's new in version 1.5.5? ---------------------------- This release further improves the stability and usability of the application. Besides this, it also introduces some new features. Most notably, LyX is now prepared to be compiled with Qt 4.4 that has just been released: the stability issues that occurred in previous versions of LyX when compiled against Qt 4.4 have been resolved. What's new in version 1.5.4? ---------------------------- This is a maintenance release. Besides the usual stability improvements and fixes, this release comes with major improvements in the handling of Chinese, Korean and Japanese (CJK) languages and scripts, and introduces some minor new features (such as a character count option). While this release continues the stable 1.5.x series, work on the next major release, 1.6.0, is proceeding. A first alpha version of LyX 1.6.0 will be released later this week for those who like the bleeding edge experience. Notwithstanding this, expect one or two more 1.5.x versions to be released, of which the last one will be able to read the 1.6 format. All users, especially CJK users, are encouraged to upgrade to this version. Caveat: We were forced to switch from the LaTeX package 'floatflt' to 'wrapfig' for wrap figure floats due to a license problem that limited the availability of the former package. In general, this should improve your documents containing wrap figures, however, it is possible that the look and positioning of the floats changes due to the package change. If you have documents with wrap floats, please make a backup before upgrading and check the output. What's new in version 1.5.3? ---------------------------- This is a maintenance release that further improves the stability and the performance. Besides numerous crashes, the display problems that slipped into 1.5.2 with the performance fixes (on the Mac and on Windows) as well as problems entailed to the reworked document classes were fixed. Furthermore, LyX 1.5.3 comes with speed improvements that should pay off especially on the Mac and other UNIXes. Finally, this version also provides some new features. What's new in version 1.5.2? ---------------------------- This is a maintenance release that focuses on improving the stability. We have fixed numerous crashes, performance problems, and other bugs. Furthermore, the documentation has been revised. It covers all new features of the 1.5.x series now. What's new in version 1.5.1? ---------------------------- We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.5.1. It includes a few bug fixes and, more importantly, fixes a bug where files produced with the Document>Compressed option on would be malformed on windows. It was therefore decided to revert to the trusty 1.4.x code in this area and release 1.5.1 sooner than anticipated. All 1.5.0 users are urged to upgrade to 1.5.1. What's new in version 1.5.0? ---------------------------- As usual with a major release, a lot of work that is not directly visible has taken place. The core of LyX has seen more cleanups and some of the new features are the direct results of this work. * Unicode LyX 1.5's big goal was to use unicode internally and so resolve a slew of existing problems with special characters and non-alphabetic languages. LyX 1.5 is able to output unicode (in addition to encodings currently available), so that you can use LaTeX's new utf8 encoding or a brand new typesetting system such as XeTeX. Since the change to unicode touched much of the code base and some areas still need a cleanup it, is very likely that some bugs related to the unicode transition still exist. Please have a look at the Known bugs on the LyX 1.5 page if you encounter a bug that seems to be related to unicode. If it's not there, then please report it to the lyx-devel mailing list. * Integrated CJK support The very first result of the Unicode transition is that we have finally merged in the externally maintained CJK-LyX branch. The languages Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are now supported in the user interface. Note that setting the encoding for these languages in LyX 1.5 by using ERT or the document preamble will lead to LaTeX-errors! Also note that you may need to run qtconfig and set appropriate default or substitution fonts to display CJK characters under some circumstances. * Language support In addition to the CJK languages, the languages Armenian and Farsi also have full user interface support. * Multiple views of the same buffer LyX can now display multiple views of the same buffer. I.e., you can now open a single document in multiple windows and work on different parts of it synchronously. * Outliner and embedded TOC LyX has another long-awaited feature: a basic outliner mode, in which you can move chapters and sections around in the Table of Contents dialog. (The outliner has been backported and was released with LyX 1.4.4.) The TOC dialog is now a dock widget, embedded in the main window. * Session management LyX is now able to remember window size and position and it will reopen the documents you worked on last time around. If you've selected the feature in the Preferences dialog, it'll even move the cursor to the place you were working on last! Furthermore, toolbars can (finally!) be switched on/off in View->Toolbars and moved about in the LyX window. The session management will remember their state. * Source code Viewer As a kind of "anti-preview-latex", a dialog was implemented that lets you view the source code of a given paragraph/selection or the whole document. * New Font Selection Interface LyX's font selection abilities have been one of its weakest and most outdated components. A completely new interface was implemented that provides access to the power of LaTeX's font selection scheme. * Tabular extensions LyX's table support is certainly less powerful than that of LaTeX. Support for the booktabs package has been implemented, providing beautiful and elegant tabulars. * Nomenclatures LyX now has native support for the nomencl package. With this, you can treat your document with all sorts of nomenclatures, glossaries and fancy notations. * Tabbed Widget LyX now uses tabbed widgets to display multiple documents. * Enhanced Math Toolbars The math toolbar was enhanced significantly. Drop down menus were added, allowing the integration of all of the math panel's content to the math toolbars. Since this input method is much easier than the clumsy panel, the math panel itself has been removed and superceded by the toolbars. * Frontend News LyX 1.5 uses the Qt4 toolkit. This is especially good news for Windows users, because there's an official, GPL version of Qt4. They no longer have to rely on an unofficial port of the Unix Qt3 library to Windows. The good old XForms frontend went the way of the dodo. It was both hated and loved, and certainly shaped the unique look of LyX in the past. It was finally killed off, however, by the switch to unicode. The Qt3 frontend was also removed. The work on the GTK frontend has been transferred to a branch because its development has essentially stalled. * Change tracking enhancements Major parts of the change tracking code have been rewritten, addressing several problems that existed in the previous implementation. * Converter file cache A cache for converted files, such as included figures, has been implemented. This can speed up LyX's performance considerably when displaying documents with many included figures that need conversion to a format that can be rendered on screen. The converter file cache is enabled by default. The default maximum age of a cached file is 6 months. You can change that with the line \converter_cache_maxage xxx where xxx is the maximum age in seconds, in your preferences file. * Unified Windows installer The two windows installers are being merged and bug reports regarding both installers are welcome. * Program listings The traditional way to insert program listings in LyX involves the use of the LyX-Code style. This option works quite well for short snippets but does not support in-line code segments or the inclusion of external files. Using the listings latex package as the backend a new inset was added that supports all these three ways of listing computer programs. * LaTeX-package support LyX provides the following new document classes: - article(IOP) - for scientific papers published by the IOP group - presentation(powerdot) - for presentations using the powerdot package - curriculum vitae(Europe) - for CVs following the guidelines of the EU - curriculum vitae(modern) - for CVs using the moderncv package - curriculum vitae(simple) - for simple CVs * Minor user interface improvements Several minor improvements of the user interface have been made, such as: - Syntax highlighting of the user preamble and the LaTeX log file. - Better parsing of BibTeX databases (in the citation dialog). - Support for optional arguments for environments. * Enhanced clipboard/selection handling The clipboard has been tuned to work better with other applications. Parallel to clipboard usages, the *nix way of using middle-button to paste selected text is enhanced, and is also available under windows (but within lyx only). Selection of lyx text is now persistent in that you can paste the selected text using the middle button multiple times, even after the selection has been cleared. * Limited support for local class and layout files Lyx can not create, but can open a .lyx file with .cls and .layout files stored in the same directory as the .lyx file. That is to say, if you send your co-author a .lyx file with associated class and layout files, s/he can view and modify the .lyx file directly, without having to install the .cls and .layout files, reconfigure and restart lyx. Note that the .cls and .layout files have to be copied to every directory your .lyx files reside, should you use different directories for master and child documents. * Under the hood As usual, one big task has been the ongoing code cleanup of the LyX core. Performing this cleanup makes the code more understandable and easier to maintain. It also leads inevitably to a more robust application. Nonetheless, it's an unfortunate fact of life that ugly code is sometimes faster than pretty code. We're well aware that LyX 1.4 is slower than LyX 1.3. One important goal of this 1.5 development series has been to bring this speed back. ** Bug fixes Lots of long-lasting bugs have been fixed, as documented in LyX bugzilla. Probably some new ones have been introduced instead ;-) What's new in version 1.4.5.1? ------------------------------ The only change over release 1.4.5 is the addition to the distribution of one file necessary to read and write lyx 1.5 files. What's new in version 1.4.5? ---------------------------- This is expected to be the last release in the 1.4.x stable branch. Besides the obligatory bug fixes, its main feature is the ability to read files created by LyX 1.5.0 (this feature requires python 2.3.4 or later). What's new in version 1.4.4? ---------------------------- This is of course a bug fix release, but some new features sneaked in, among which: *) Outline support: it is now possible to move around parts of documents in the Table of Contents dialog. *) Add new UI settings default-autotoolbars and default-alltoolbars allowing to select what toolbars are active or shown automatically. *) Improved documentation. *) Speed improvements, especially on windows. What's new in version 1.4.3? ---------------------------- This is a bug fix release that improves stability and MS Windows support. Notable new features include: *) The windows port does not need a MSys (unix-like tools) installation anymore. *) A new function inset-dissolve has been added to delete an text inset and put its contents in the enclosing text; this can be accessed (like in the math editor) by pressing Backspace at the start of an inset, or Delete at the end. *) Many crashes have been fixed, in particular for systems based on gcc 4.1. What's new in version 1.4.2? ---------------------------- This is a bug fix release that improves performance, stability and native OS support. Notable new features include: *) LyX now automatically uses file viewers and editors set at OS level [Windows and Mac OS X only]. *) The windows installer has been completely rewritten. *) A new function buffer-toggle-compression (and corresponding entry in the Document menu) has been added to change whether the file will be compressed on disk or not. *) A "LaTeX (pdflatex)" output format has been added. This new output format produces .tex files that are suitable for pdflatex, including figure conversion to png, pdf or jpeg instead of eps. What's new in version 1.4.1? ---------------------------- This is a bug fix release, but some of the bugs were big. In particular: *) fix the huge memory consumption and corresponding sluggishness with documents containing many graphics or instant preview' snippets. *) fix slow screen update with nested insets, particularly with LyX/Mac. *) fix the delay when exiting from a math inset. *) let the change tracking code track paragraph breaks too. *) Also, this will be the first 1.4 release with a windows installer. See the file RELEASE-NOTES for some known problems in this release. What's new in version 1.4.0? ---------------------------- As usual with major releases, a lot of work that is not directly visible has taken place. The core of LyX has seen more cleanups and some of the new features are the direct results of this work. ** Improved user interface LyX 1.4 has a re-designed layout for the menus, designed to decrease clutter and maximise productivity. Several menu items (in the Edit menu) are now context-sensitive, so they only appear when needed. For the die-hard old LyX users, the older layout (referred to as the classic UI) is still available, for now. It's now possible to define multiple toolbars as seen in other editors. By default, the new LyX release has two toolbars displayed, the standard one (similar to the static toolbar in LyX 1.3), plus the extra toolbar. In addition, there are two pre-defined toolbars available: one for tables, and one for math. Another new feature worth mentioning is popup toolbars: you can set a toolbar such that it only appears when editing math, or when editing a table. ** Change tracking This new feature, similar to that found in Microsoft Word and others, makes collaboration on a document a cinch. It provides a way to track changes made to a document, and later approve, reject, or modify such changes. ** Much better conversion from .tex to .lyx The ancient and unloved Perl script, reLyX has finally bitten the dust and been replaced by the brand new and shiny tex2lyx. tex2lyx's LaTeX parser follows most of the rules of the real TeX and so is already much more powerful than reLyX ever was. ** Character styles For a system that purports to make it easy to write documents full of logical (as opposed to visual markup), LyX has always had one glaring omission: no character styles. LyX 1.4 goes some way towards addressing this defect, although there's no dialog to define your own styles. ** Branches The teacher who's setting an exam obviously doesn't want her pupils seeing the answers, yet having questions and answers in the same document will make the life of the markers of that exam much easier. That's just one example of someone who would benefit from LyX's new "branches" feature. In fact, anyone who writes documents which have more than one target audience will find this feature useful. ** Minipages evolve to Boxes In 1.3, LyX only had native support for plain minipages. Now you can use a wide range of box types and decorations directly from the LyX GUI ** Notes LyX now has three different Notes for you to add to your document from the Insert>Note menu: - the "LyX Note" is not exported to LaTeX, as now. The "Comment" is - exported to LaTeX as a comment environment and is not processed further. - The Greyed Out note is visible in your PostScript or PDF output as, well, greyed-out text. ** Better language and numbering on screen Two features help to make the screen rendering closer to the printed output: - the labels attached to layouts like Chapter are now translated in the language of the document, which may be different from the language of the menus; - sectioning headers and theorems are now numbered according to the document class specifications. ** Word count Yes, it's finally there! Tools>Count Words will give you a word count of the document or of the current selection. ** Error Lists Nasty "error boxes" were eliminated in favor of a dialog with a list of errors popping up at compilation time. ** Improved bibliography support - LyX's support for natbib has been enhanced. Now, also the mysterious "before citation" field is supported; - We have added support for jurabib, an amazing package to produce flexible citations that are especially well suited for the humanities and law fields; - Support for sectioned bibliographies (bibtopic) has been added; - the way bibtex is called is now customizable (as is the way the index processor is invoked). ** Improved microtypography support LyX aims to produce superior typography. With 1.4, it supports: - more blank characters (e.g. a "thin space", which should stand here between "e." and "g."); - inner and outer quotation marks without the hassle of toggling the style in the documents dialog. Just use the Alt key. - the handling of figure and table alignment inside floats has been improved. You can now use the paragraph dialog without getting too much space between figure/table and caption. ** Small bits - Figure and table floats can be rotated sideways - The external xfig inset has been improved especially with regard to pdf generation - The graphics inset dialog has now an "edit" button that allows to edit the included figure - For index generation, xindy can be used instead of makeindex, which has poor support for other than English index sorting. ** Bug fixes Lots of long-lasting bugs have been fixed, as documented in LyX bugzilla. Probably some new ones have been introduced instead ;-) What's new in version 1.3.7? ---------------------------- We hope that this will be the last release in the 1.3.x series. In addition to many bug fixes, the following improvements are worth noting: - LyX 1.3.7 is able to read all LyX files up to file format 245, the format that we anticipate will be used by the forthcoming LyX 1.4.0. - The windows version has received some polish, in particular in the installer and in the handling of file names. All current 1.3.x users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. What's new in version 1.3.6? ---------------------------- Unix and MacOSX users should consider this to be a bugfix release. To Windows users, however, LyX 1.3.6 is the first version of LyX to support the platform officially. This means that we've put a huge effort into squashing those bugs that were present in Ruurd Reitsma's unofficial ports to Windows. Large chunks of the code base have been touched in an attempt to resolve these problems so whilst we're confident that LyX/Win 1.3.6 will be the best ever version of LyX on Windows, we cannot say that it's bug free. We would like to highlight three fixes in particular: * It is now possible to typeset files which reside in a directory with spaces in its name; this requires a modern TeX implementation (such as teTeX 3.0). * It is possible to use Ctrl-PageDown and Control-PageUp (-tab and -tab with LyX/Mac) to switch between the open documents. * LaTeX-type accents, ligature breaks and hyphenation marks are now considered as part of words What's new in version 1.3.5? ---------------------------- This is mainly a bugfix release, with few notable user-visible improvements. However, we would like to highlight two fixes in particular: * Nested documents (with Insert>Include File...), which have been broken since LyX 1.2.0, should now work properly, including the case where the files are in different directories. * It is now possible to compile LyX with gcc 3.4. What's new in version 1.3.4? ---------------------------- This is a maintenance release which improves upon 1.3.3 in five main areas: * It adds support for old files from LyX 0.10.x or 0.12.x; * Lyx documents can now be opened and edited even if they use text classes not present in your latex installation; * New Qt features have been added (improved selection, drag-and-drop); * Mac OS X support is much improved; * The interface and documentation localization have been polished. What's new in version 1.3.3? ---------------------------- This is a maintenance release which improves upon 1.3.2 in four main areas: * import of old LyX files and export to DocBook have been improved; * many small bugs in the Qt frontend have been fixed; * MacOSX users can now compile LyX and enjoy the native MacOSX interface; * several languages now benefit from an improved translation of the user interface and documentation. What's new in version 1.3.2? ---------------------------- This is a maintenance release which improves upon 1.3.1 in three main areas: * the spellchecker code has been overhauled and many bugs have been squashed; * many small bugs in the Qt frontend have been fixed; * several languages now benefit from an improved translation of the user interface. What's new in version 1.3.1? ---------------------------- LyX 1.3.1 is a maintenance release, which adds some polish to the new features of LyX 1.3.0 (especially the Qt frontend) and also fixes some significant bugs in the math editor and the lyx2lyx import script. We also threw in a few new features (new textclasses, latex import improvements) for good measure. ** Updates - when there is vertical space between paragraphs, the amount of space is also indicated in the small/medium/large case [bug #814] - reLyX improvements: support for natib citations, for 'm' column descriptors in tables; a .lyx file generated by reLyX now says this - new classes mwart, mwbk and mwrep (adaptation of the base classes to polish conventions); new class elsart (for journals published by Elsevier); updated classes koma-script (in particular new class scrlttr2); re-introduce class ijmpd (which was in 1.2.x) and unbreak class kluwer - new "polski" keymap, useful for entering Polish on a QWERTY keyboard; update to Scientific Word-compatible bindings (documentation has been updated too) - updates to the danish, dutch, french, german, norwegian, polish and spanish translation of menus - Most of the documentation has been updated for the current version of LyX. If you find some problems with the documentation in this release, please contact lyx-docs@lists.lyx.org What's new in version 1.3.0? ---------------------------- As with the previous major version 1.2.0, many things make this new release an exciting one. One of the major projects that has been going on behind the scenes is the so-called GUI-independence project. We are glad to announce that version 1.3.0 shows the first results of this. LyX now comes in two flavours: Qt-LyX and xforms-LyX! Although this is the most visible change in version 1.3, this should not hide the fact that the under the hood' changes to the code have again been very important. A detailed list can be found below. ** Qt frontend This is of course the most visible new feature. This frontend supports either Qt 2.x or 3.x and is mostly feature complete. Note that some of the dialogs are slightly different in design, but are generally functionally equivalent. Note that if Qt is using Xft2/fontconfig, you may need to install the latex-xft-fonts package at ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/contrib to get maths symbols displayed properly. ** Gnome frontend Unfortunately, the development of the Gnome frontend has mostly stopped recently and we have therefore chosen to disable it. We strongly invite anyone willing to revive this port to volunteer on the developer's list. ** Instant preview preview-latex is an emacs package for LaTeX that allows "instant previews" of LaTeX code, so you can immediately see the visual rendering of the LaTeX in the document. Its project home page can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/preview-latex. With the help of David Kastrup, the author, LyX 1.3.0 can harness this functionality to allow instant previews in the LyX window of math equations and figures. This feature can be immensely useful, ensuring that the rendering of your equation will look right in the final output. The preview is only displayed (if enabled) when you're not editing the actual equation, so it's unobtrusive too. ** Math editor There have been a few visible and some not-so-visible changes. On the visible side we have better visual feedback regarding the structure of a formula, showing the nesting by small purple decorations in the formula itself and revealing the names of the nesting levels in the minibuffer. There is now native support for symbols from the wasy package containing e.g. the zodiac symbols. New also is the internal structure of font changes which are now proper "insets", just like anything else from a square root to an array. This not only simplifies the code greatly but also allows the same editing tricks as for the "regular" math. However, it was not possible to tweak the visible behaviour to mimic 1.2 in all cases, so this might take some time to get accustomed to. On the pro side, the new structure allowed support for LaTeX's \mbox and \fbox to be implemented and general "switching back to text mode within math", so a lot of "evil red text" trickery is not needed anymore. The most visible changes are the following: - Pressing { and } will insert LaTeX's \{ and \} which show up as { } in the printout. To get LaTeX's {} nesting, you need to type \{. - Fonts changes now really nest. Repeated application of a font change will result in nested font changes! To remove a font change without removing the "contents", it is now possible to "pull the argument" like in other insets, i.e. put the cursor in the first position of the inset and press 'backspace'. ** Reading old files LyX now has a new script lyx2lyx which enables the reading of any file produced by LyX versions as old as 0.12. Work is in progress on files created with LyX 0.10 (LyX 1.4 time-line) and still older files are in the forge. Basically if lyx wrote it LyX will read it. :-) There is also a strong demand to be able to read files produced by _newer_ versions of LyX. While lyx2lyx has the infrastructure in place to do such things, the filters to downgrade' LyX files (from 1.3.0 to 1.2.x, for example) have not yet been written. ** Miscellaneous changes - LyX now automatically uses TeX fonts for screen rendering of math equations if they are available (it is not necessary anymore to configure your font server). - The Insert>Short Title allows the addition of an optional text for section headings and captions that is designed to be used in tables of contents. - The Insert>Float>Floatflt Figure menu item restores the ability to wrap text around an image which was present in 1.1.6 and removed in 1.2.0 - If you configure with --with-pspell (which uses the PSpell library for spellchecking), you will be able to automatically spell-check multi-language documents, assuming you have the right dictionaries installed. What's new in version 1.2.3? ---------------------------- LyX 1.2.3 is a maintenance release. It mainly fixes a very bad bug where configuring LyX as root could lead to deleting the /dev/null special device (this does not impact users of prebuilt binaries). Also, a bug where LyX would create zombie processes has been fixed. ** Updates - updated italian User Guide - updated french localization What's new in version 1.2.2? ---------------------------- LyX 1.2.2 is a maintenance release. It is a recommended upgrade from 1.2.0 or 1.2.1, especially since it fixes a few bugs introduced in 1.2.1. ** Updates - LyX builds with the newly released xforms 1.0. Actually, it is advised to use this version of xforms, since it fixes many bugs and support for older versions will probably be dropped in LyX 1.3.0 - selecting a word by double clicking now sets the X clipboard (like when dragging the mouse) - it is now possible to specify the arguments for viewers; in particular, this means that it is possible to use browsers which require a file: URL as HTML viewers (mozilla is used as default if found) - when a new LyX version is launched, the Edit>Reconfigure tool is automatically invoked; this should avoid many problems with users who are not aware that it is needed - when changing the current layout with the toolbar, the corresponding keyboard binding is shown in the minibuffer - in hebrew language, the key " now inserts a typewriter quote (since other quotes do not make sense in hebrew) - Insert>Lists & TOC>Bibtex Reference uses style 'plain' by default - new class ijmpd; update cl2emult, llncs and foils textclasses - update sciword bindings - small cleanup of UserGuide and FAQ; update to German, French and Russian documentation; new Hebrew tutorial - update french, german, russian, finnish and danish localization of the interface What's new in version 1.2.1? ---------------------------- LyX 1.2.1 is a maintenance release which fixes many bugs in version 1.2.0. We hope in this way to enhance world happiness, allowing the developers to continue busily to prepare the next major release 1.3.0. There are a lot of fixes in there, and upgrading is highly recommended. ** Updates - it is now possible to build LyX with xforms 1.0rc4 (and probably 1.0 when this gets released) - partial rewrite of the find & replace feature. This should solve most of the performance problems - new option keep aspect ratio' in graphics dialog - revert to the old behaviour when creating new floats (figure, table...): the empty paragraph in the float now is a caption. It seems that 1.2.0 behaviour was confusing too many people - it is now possible to set the float placement parameters to "document defaults" - when the cursor is inside a collapsible inset, Edit>Open/close float' will leave it after the inset after closing it (this should help entering of ERT insets) - update Finnish, Danish, French and Russian localizations - update Tutorial to 1.2.x features - better support for entering Cyrillic and Greek alphabets - cleanup shortcuts for section layouts. Starred versions are now obtained by prepending a * to the section number (M-p asterisk 0, ..., M-p asterisk 6) - add keyboard shortcuts to the Documents menu - support the numpad direction keys as equivalent to normal cursor keys - it is now possible to specify a non-existent file name on the command line and have this file created for you - new class cl2emult; update template for IEEEtran; small update to heb-article and hollywood textclasses What's new in version 1.2.0? ---------------------------- LyX 1.2.0 is the version where many of changes in the 1.1.x series really begin to pay off. It should prove to be a very solid base for further developments. As of this version, we use (yet another) new versioning scheme: next major version will be 1.3.0, and 1.2.x will be just incremental fixes (like the fix' series used to be for 1.1.5 and 1.1.6). This version sees the introduction of the so-called new' insets, which can contain arbitrary text. As a consequence, many new features are now possible: - Floats, footnotes and margin notes are now real insets. The positional parameters of figure, table and algorithm floats can be set float-by-float - Most problems with the new table inset of 1.1.6 have been addressed (memory consumption, file bloat, spell-checking, search and replace...). Better longtable header/footer support was implemented. - TeX mode has been superseded by the ERT inset, which is foldable, or can be shown inline - Notes inset can now contain arbitrary LyX constructs; they will not appear in the output. - New minipage inset Note that another consequence of these changes is that older LyX versions will almost certainly fail to read files produced by LyX 1.2.0. Other more traditional insets have been improved too: - New graphics inset with support for hassle-free inclusion of various image formats (GIF, JPEG, PNG and EPS by default) and a new rendering scheme that should fix the bugs we had with the older ghostscript method. - Support for natbib for bibliography citations The math editor has been mostly rewritten. This begun as a general cleanup, but it turns out that many new features happened in this process, among which: - many of the known bugs or annoyances in mathed have been fixed. - possibility to display all standard latex and amsmath symbols (and also the \mathcal, \mathbb, and \mathfrak fonts)as long as the relevant fonts have been made available to the X server - support for many amsmath features Commands: xrightarrow, xleftarrow, substack, underset, dddot over/under arrows (e.g. underleftarrow). Environments: align, alignat, xalignat, xxalignat, multline, gather split, gathered, aligned, cases, subarray, pmatrix, bmatrix, vmatrix, Vmatrix - Preliminary support for xymatrix - Support for horizontal and vertical lines in arrays. - Improvements to the parser - Improvements to math text mode - (Better) support for nested macros - Enable size changes to arrays after creation (add/delete rows/columns) - Support for changing font or displaystyle on a selection - GUI support provided for many more features Other changes include: - Support for windows with cygwin has been incorporated into the main distribution. - Most of the dialogs have been rewritten in the GUI-I framework, and improved in the process - The kde frontend has been dropped in favor of a new qt2 frontend. Note that only the xforms front is really operational as of this version and alternative frontends are expected for 1.3.0 - The citation dialog has a search facility, with support for regular expressions. - New ligature break special character, useful for words like "shelfful", or many german words - Support for parsing preamble when converting LaTeX files. Along with changes in the LaTeX production of alignment options, this improves round-trip work where you export a LyX document as LaTeX, and later reimport it from LaTeX. - Updated documentation - a few more document classes for journals: dtk, ltugboat, spie and svprobth. - Support for setting bookmarks and jumping to them - It is possible to cycle between a label and its references. - Preliminary support for multiple bibliographies - Babel can be disabled - A thesaurus facility (English only) What's new in LyX version 1.1.6fix4? ------------------------------------ LyX 1.1.6fix4 is a bugfix release. New features: - add support for latin3, latin4 and latin9 encodings - change the encoding for estonian from latin4 to latin1, since it appears to be more suitable. - add support for ae fonts (emulation of T1 encoding with OT1 fonts). This is useful for creating pdf files in T1 encoding - add support for dvipdfm - when passing a file name as argument from command line, the extension .lyx' is added if necessary - insert error insets in the documents when there have been unknown tokens in the file - new class kluwer'; update to hollywood class - the class encts has been renamed to entcs (stupid typo!) and slightly updated - updates to the introduction document and the italian user guide - updates to the russian, finnish and hebrew localisations What's new in LyX version 1.1.6fix3? ------------------------------------ LyX 1.1.6fix3 is a bugfix release. New features: - documentation has been updated to remove errors due to interface change - new italian user guide; updated french localisation of menus and documentation; new dutch translations of some examples - the history' and revert' functionalities have been implemented in CVS support - it is now possible to enter directly characters in an encoding different from latin1 (providing one is using a correct screen font) - new encts class for Elsevier Science's Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science - new cv class for writing curriculum vitae - new extarticle, extreport, extbook and extletter classes, which are versions of the normal classes with more font sizes available - the aapaper class has been complemented with a aa class for the A&A LaTeX document class version 5.0, which is slightly incompatible with the older version What's new in LyX version 1.1.6fix2? ------------------------------------ LyX 1.1.6fix2 is a bugfix release. New features: - add language support in docbook; better support for verbatim text. - the --with-lyx-suffix flag introduced in 1.1.6fix1 has been renamed to --with-version-suffix; it can now be used without argument (to install as lyx-1.1.6fix2) - many translations updated; big french documentation overhaul; german documentation update. - preliminary Thai support; new serbo-croatian support What's new in LyX version 1.1.6fix1? ------------------------------------ LyX 1.1.6fix1 is a bugfix release. New features: - updated documentation for version 1.1.6; new french documentation translations; updated danish translation of the interface. - better support for ukrainian language - non working --with-lyxname configure option has been replaced by working --with-lyx-suffix. - in default cua bindings, change C-k from font-noun to line-delete-forward. - Add the prefix "key-" to the default keys for bibliography insets. - Show both key and label of a bibliography inset. What's new in LyX version 1.1.6? -------------------------------- As with all of the 1.1.x versions of LyX, this release contains a lot of new code: in particular, more than half of the changes described in the ChangeLog (which dates back to the 1.1.0 release) concern LyX 1.1.6! Besides the usual under-the-hood changes, LyX 1.1.6 has many new user-visible features. The main visible feature is that the GUI-independent branch of development has been merged, as well as code from the older development version: - many popups have been rewritten to use the new GUI-I scheme. In the process they have received a nice cleanup: the Document and Paragraph popups now contain in one single place what was previously scattered in many places. Similarly, the citation and cross reference popups have been overhauled. - LyX now has a Preference popup where you can change most of your lyxrc settings. - the menus can now be defined in a text file, and they automatically display the keyboard bindings associated with commands. - it is now possible to provide your own icons for the toolbar. - last but not least, work has begun on a KDE and a Gnome frontend for LyX. They are not officially supported for this version, but this will give you an idea of what is happening. Other major changes in 1.1.6 include: - the table support has been completely rewritten. It is now a modular object (inset), each cell of which owns a (also) newly written text inset. This now permits automatic text-wrap inside a tabular cell (if you define a width), multiparagraph mode AND setting of layouts for the paragraphs (lists inside a tabular cell!). Last but not least, a wide tabular now scrolls automatically so that all of it is visible without the need to enlarge the window! While there are as yet no other new features, they will be now MUCH easier to add. It may be that because of being "young" code some features may not work right now, but at least it is much better than before. - new external material inset: this is a new kind of very powerful inset which will allow LyX to interface intelligently with external applications. Among other good things, it will finally allow you to include GIF, JPEG, TIF, PNG, or just about any other raster format images in your document. It will even do an approximate ascii rendering when you do Ascii export if you have gifscii installed. - The code which converts from LyX format to anything else (for viewing or exporting purposes) and from anything else to LyX has been rewritten. In particular, it is now possible to export to PDF, and to import from HTML/MSWord. In fact it's now possible to add new import/export formats without recompiling LyX by specifying external programs or scripts in lyxrc settings (note that the old import/export lyxrc settings no longer work). - LyX can do command line exports without opening any GUI components. - The multilingual support has been improved. It is now possible to use in a document languages with different encodings, e.g. German (iso8859-1) and Czech (iso8859-2). Such a document can be viewed on screen using an iso10646-1 (Unicode) font. However, it is (currently) not possible to have differently encoded languages in the same paragraph. The languages and the encodings are defined in text files. - Improved support for Hebrew and Arabic (also present in 1.1.5fix2). - included files work now with docbook and linuxdoc; new layout docbook-book. - PSpell library and Aspell spell checker support now included thanks largely to Kevin Atkinson (PSpell and Aspell maintainer). And finally, there have been a lot of smaller changes, which are mentioned here for your information - the menu entry File->New does not prompt for a file name by default (this can be changed in preferences). - new -geometry command line option, which replaces the old -width, -height, etc. What's new in LyX version 1.1.5? -------------------------------- Lots of internal code rewritten, fixed, changed and added. We are using the C++ Standard Library more each day. This will in most cases make the code clearer and easier to maintain and expand. We are also gearing up for the merge of the gui-indep branch, expect this (but not the new gui's) in 1.1.6. User-visible changes: - Paste to other programs (like emacs or xterm). Note: text only. - New TOC menu item for fast access to the table of contents. - New Refs menu item for quick insertion of cross-references. - multilingual documents (preliminary support) - Right-to-Left support for Hebrew and Arabic, this is a first attempt only and is likely to improve in future versions. - Per-paragraph spacing, currently only settable from the command-line/window: paragraph-spacing (default,single,onehalf,double,other) [float] - New visual feedback for environment depth of paragraphs (also the ! in the margin for margin notes has been removed). - End-of-proof box, for layouts where it makes sense. - labels are now editable (not in equations, though). - Much faster spellchecking (50x faster!). - The parsing of the LaTex log has improved flagging more errors that earlier versions of LyX did not see at all. So if you suddenly have errors in documents that used to have none, this might be the casue. (And you probably had the error always.) - Better definition for LyXList style. - hollywood.layout and broadway.layout have improved. New classes LLNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science), svjog (Journal of Geodesy) - support for varioref and pretty ref (preliminary support) - A couple of changes to the LyX format, so that files written with 1.1.5 will not be parsed correctly by older LyX versions if protected spaces or the new per-paragraph spacing are used. Also the RtL support is of course not supported in older versions. - Removed support for XForms older than 0.88. - Some command-line options and X resources are not supported anymore (The color ones, and -mono -fastselection, -reverse) - New command-line options '-userdir' which so that you can choose to use another dir than .lyx for user configurations. (Or have many.) - new lyxrc variables: \show_banner [true|false] to remove the banner screen, \backupdir_path to tell where the backup files created by lyx should be stored, and \override_x_deadkeys to tell whether lyx should provide its own accent keys handling (default is true). What's new in LyX version 1.1.4? -------------------------------- More internals have been rethought. In particular, most of the file IO routines of LyX have been rewritten to use real C++ streams. Many changes have also been done to help compile LyX with Sun CC 5.0 and SGI STL 3.2. In the user-visible department, we find: - new command line option -x (or --execute) and -e (or --export). Now direct conversion from .lyx to .tex (.dvi, .ps, ...) is possible ('lyx file.lyx --export latex') Unfortunately, X is still needed and the GUI pops up during the process... - better placement of accents for characters that LyX draws by itself; - improved translations, in particular in Finnish (overhauled UI translation), Dutch (tutorial and examples), German - new configure flag --with-lyxname which allows to choose the name under which lyx is installed. Default is "lyx", of course. It used to be possible to do this with --program-suffix, but the later has in fact a different meaning for autoconf. And of course, a lot of old bugs have been replaced by new ones ;) What's new in LyX version 1.1.3? -------------------------------- More LyX internals have been cleaned-up in this version, but the usual small number of user-visible changes have appeared: - LyX is not able anymore to read some old files using latex inset (this should not be a problem as these were already not generated by LyX 0.12.0). Use LyX 1.0.4 to read files containing those. - The first line of a .lyx file does not contain anymore the file creator name and the date of creation; this was causing various problems. - the -dbg command line switch is enhanced. For example, "-dbg lyxrc" works now. - Slightly better handling of dependency tracking for bibtex files. - The screen representations of \varepsilon and \epsilon have been swapped. Now \epsilon shows as red text, and \varepsilon shows as it should. This is of course a controversial change (since many people will find that their lyx workscreen is suddenly full of red), but done for the sake of correctness. - The characters \angle and \vee are now correctly displayed in math formulas; the glyph for \Upsilon has been changed. - Characters '~' and '^' are now output using standard LaTeX macros, which improves the result with T1 fonts. - new function "command-sequence" to bind several sequences to a key. - The textclass g-brief has been updated. And of course many bugs have been fixed. What's new in LyX version 1.1.2? -------------------------------- LyX 1.1.2 is a minor upgrade to 1.1.1, only one new feature has been added: - the export to html feature has been extended to use other programs. Currently, tth, latex2html and hevea are supported. Note that the variable \tth_command has been renamed to \html_command in lyxrc. Moreover, a couple of semi-serious bugs have been fixed: - a bug that caused a crash in lyxstring::find - the annoying '-' vs. '_' bug. Also the cheaders files were missing from the 1.1.1 distribution, that has also been fixed. What's new in LyX version 1.1.1? -------------------------------- LyX 1.1.1 marks an important change in our development scheme. While it does not have many new features, there have been many internal changes, many of which have been backported from our old development branch (which is now extinct). So while on the surface this version is very similar to version 1.0.4, many things happened under the hood. As a consequence of this: expect that some new bugs have crept in. User visible changes in lyx 1.1.1: - New export to HTML feature - All the popups should be more resistant to resize actions. - normal spaces are automatically made unbreakable if we are in a freespacing mode (LyX-Code), but not in latex mode. The rule used to be that spaces where changed when in typewriter font. - the default encoding of a new document is now latin1, since it seems to be a reasonable default for many people. Note that you can override this default with the "Save layout as default" feature. What's new in 1.0.4 compared to LyX version 1.0.3? -------------------------------------------------- LyX 1.0.4 is mainly a bugfix update to 1.0.3, but some new features has been included: - DocBook support. - RevTeX4. - Better printing with custom pagesizes. - Several language files updated. - And several bugfixes to math and table. What's new in 1.0.3 compared to LyX version 1.0.2? -------------------------------------------------- LyX 1.0.3 is mainly a bugfix update to 1.0.2. - improved dependency tracking when running LaTeX (fixes one important bug in 1.0.2). - new italian and walloon localizations of the user interface. - New slovene and spanish translations of the Tutorial. What's new in 1.0.2 compared to LyX version 1.0.1? -------------------------------------------------- LyX 1.0.2 is a minor update to LyX 1.0.1. Besides fixing many bugs compared to version 1.0.0, it adds the following features: - Improved reLyX: supports EPS image inclusion and works in windows. - New french translation of Intro.lyx and Tutorial.lyx; new german translation of UserGuide.lyx. - Better multipart document support. - LyX is now able to parse your BibTex files and show a list of entries. - New broadway textclass (for plays). What's new in 1.0.1 compared to LyX version 1.0.0? -------------------------------------------------- LyX 1.0.1 is a minor update to LyX 1.0.0. Besides fixing many bugs compared to version 1.0.0, it adds the following features: - Support for selecting pages and number of copies in print dialog - New function 'Replace all' in Find&Replace popup - Support for optional argument of \sqrt in math editor - Support for literate programming with the 'noweb' program - New LaTeX document classe: APA What's new in 1.0.0 compared to LyX version 0.12.0? ---------------------------------------------------- LyX 1.0.0 is a stable release. Besides fixing many bugs compared to version 0.12.0, it adds the following features: - much improved reLyX script: many bugs have been fixed, new options have been added, many constructs are now correctly handled. reLyX is now installed along with LyX and has its own man page. Separate upgrades of reLyX will be made available later. The reLyX script is utilized by the File->Import LaTeX command in LyX. - Much improved LinuxDoc (sgml-tools) support: multiple textclasses, footnotes, and generally better output. - New textclasses scrartcl, scrbook, scrreprt and scrlettr implementing the corresponding classes of the koma-script package. New textclasses latex8 for some IEEE journals, IEEEtran for various IEEE Transactions journals and ejour2 for some Springer Verlag Journals. New textclass hollywood to typeset your own film scripts. - Better support (keyboard bindings, keyboard mappings, and/or menu and error message translations) for several languages. - Documentation has been partly translated to German, Swedish, and Czech. You will get this automatically from the Help menu if you set up the LANG environment variable correctly (i.e. to 'de' or 'sv'). - Documentation has been generally improved and expanded. - Improved table support. - Support for arbitrary line spacing in documents. - easier handling of index entries. - The printer configuration scheme has changed a bit to help people whose dvips is not configured correctly. As a consequence, you might have to modify your lyxrc a bit. All users are advised to re-run Option->Reconfigure to update LyX configuration. Note that your existing global lyxrc file will not be overwritten by default since now LyX only installs a file lyxrc.example to use as template. `