LyX Development News for December 20, 2000
Dec 20, 2000, 20:28 (0 Talkback[s])
In this Issue: History: LyX's name, GUI Independence, GUII
Debate and Some GUI's LyX has known.
"History: LyX's name
As a special 10th issue of LDN treat I asked Matthias Ettrich,
founder of LyX and KDE, a few questions. One of them was about the
origin of LyX's name...."
"Debate: GUI Independence
Around the middle of November John Levon spotted a KLyX2 project in
the MandrakeSoft cvs repository and contacted Lars privately about
this. Lars in turn contacted Matthias Ettrich to find out what was
happening and Matthias's response was forwarded to the developers
list at his request. All this discussion took place in a different
thread with the subject: "Re: Fwd: Re: Mandrake and KDe
"Quotes: GUII Debate
We're not targeting cross platform (at least I'm not). We're
targeting native apps on multiple systems using a common core. GUII
may only be an interim step to something much better but at the
moment it serves the purpose of focussing attention on separating
core from frontend and system independence is a logical and small
next step. Having multiple active ports helps ensure that we are
actually achieving independence...."
"History: Some GUI's LyX has known
Here are the remainder of the questions I asked Matthias. These
came up during the great GUII debate while I was trying to do some
research for the History of GUII article...."