[arch-general] Reliable documents (was Re: RFC: OpenRC as init system for Arch)

Rashif Ray Rahman schiv at archlinux.org
Mon Apr 30 11:16:54 EDT 2012

On 30 April 2012 17:35, Lorenzo Bandieri <lorenzo.bandieri at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2012/4/30 Kevin Chadwick <ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk>:
> > On Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:30:23 +0200
> > Gour wrote:
> >
> >> we did embrace LaTeX/LyX etc.
> >
> > To get the benefit of your experience. Do you use Lyx as your editor or
> > something else.
> Sorry if I "jump in", but as a LaTeX user I usually suggest to stay
> away from Lyx. Basically it's an editor that attempt to make LaTeX
> work like Words, which IMHO it's not the best approach. I suggest to
> use an editor that doesn't try to hide how LaTeX works, and one of my
> favourite is TexMaker.

There is nothing wrong in using LyX. I don't know why you have that
perception. It helps when your writing is qualitative rather than
quantitative (in which case LaTeX and a more involved process can be

It does not work "like Words", because it is very clear that it is _not_
WYSIWYG. It is also not an "editor", which is a term suitable for things
like Kile. It is simply a document processor which is a LaTeX front-end,
but the end-user need not know this.


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