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  • #16
    User friendly, please

    While I think that LaTeX is really useful in great structured documents (even more those written by a group of people) I think that uploading a render in .pdf besides the .lyx file would have been great for people like me that in this moment don't have a LaTeX compiler installed. And think of those reading from tablets or smartphone.
    Sometimes being user friendly takes really few seconds.

    maybe in the preface page of the pdf, could have been inserted "This document has been edited in LaTeX, here's a couple of link on how it works [...]"
    That would do a favour to those not having it , and to those not KNOWING what it is. Don't assume the audience is all math/IT university students!

    PS: I edited all my 105 pages PhD thesis in LaTeX , many years ago on a tetx editor, when LyX and wysiwyg TeX editors where still sci-fi topics So don't dub me biased.
    I think that documentation, I mean, human readable documentations and tutorials is the main barrier to the entrance of new developers in FOSS.
    Last edited by TeoLinuX; 10-23-2012, 11:19 AM.
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    • #17
      You guys are crazy.

      How come this thread is dominated by a LaTeX discussion now? (Well, Phoronix...)
      While I do love LaTeX, I'd take an RC of this GPU book even in MS Word format.
      Hell, it's all about the content.

      I'm pretty sure there will be pdf exports available at some point.
      In the current state it's fairly irrelevant, unfortunately.
      Anf if you really want a pdf now, it's not that difficult to check out the git repository,
      install lyx and export it.

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      • #18
        it's not that difficult to check out the git repository,
        install lyx and export it.
        This has changed? Installing anything that had to do with latex used to bring horrible nightmares, I hear.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by curaga View Post
          This has changed? Installing anything that had to do with latex used to bring horrible nightmares, I hear.
          I never had any major issues with TeX Live (and earlier XeTeX) on Gentoo and Arch.

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