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==Getting LyX==
 
==Getting LyX==
  
I made a silly decisionI started to use the development version of LyX (1.4.0pre). It seemed like such a good idea at the time - the development version contains some cool new functionality that could be useful (change tracking, branches etc.), and it's been out for quite a while and seems pretty stable.
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You can get LyX from [http://www.lyx.org the LyX website]You can use the latest stable release of LyX (1.3.7), or the development version (1.4.0pre4) to edit the .lyx files that make up the user guide.
 
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The problem is that the user guide .lyx files that have been edited using the development version of LyX are not editable with the stable version of LyX, and that there are no binaries for download (i.e. you have to compile LyX from source to use the development version).
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Anyhow, you can get the source from the [http://www.lyx.org LyX website].  I hope 1.4 will go gold soon and there will be binaries for all platforms.
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==Submitting a patch==
 
==Submitting a patch==

Revision as of 23:12, 19 February 2006

Contributions to the guide would be great. Please, please make some!

For small corrections such as typos, spelling, grammar, and factual in-accuracies please email the author. For larger contributions - additional chapters, translations and so on, please consider using LyX to edit the document source and submit patches to the author.

Getting the document source

The source for the user guide is available by anonymous CVS from the sourceforge project pages.

Getting LyX

You can get LyX from the LyX website. You can use the latest stable release of LyX (1.3.7), or the development version (1.4.0pre4) to edit the .lyx files that make up the user guide.

Submitting a patch

Once you've got LyX and the guide source, edit the files and make a patch file using diff. You can find a nice tutorial about how to do this here.

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