1 Aug 2007 01:10

### Re: prefered windows Installer

On Wed, 1 Aug 2007 00:59:48 +0200
christian.ridderstrom@... wrote:

> On Mon, 30 Jul 2007, Bo Peng wrote:
>
> >> I read some time ago, that the two available windows installers
> >> will be updated and merged together. Has this already been done?
> >
> > No, it is a larger project than we all expected so it is planned to
> > be done 'within the 1.5.x release cycle'.
> >
> >> If not, what is the recommended installer?
> >
> > Hard to say which one is better, but the official installer is
> > backed by the lyx team. I would suggest that you use the official
> > installer. If you encounter any problem, file a bugzilla report and
> > try the alternative installer.
>
> I agree with Bo, with the addition that you might read up on their
> differences. Maybe one of them has a feature that's what you need.

I'm trying to advise a friend on installation of Windows LyX (advice at
long distance!). From looking at the web site and the wiki, I'm not
sure what you are talking about in reference to these two installers.
Which is which? And which is likely to cause my fried less grief?

Thanks for any help.

Alan

1 Aug 2007 08:14

### Quantum Circuits

Hello, I am trying to use a quantum circuit package in Lyx:
http://info.phys.unm.edu/Qcircuit/
I am using Miktex on Vista.  I'm not sure where to place the .tex file.
Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks,
Kiefer
1 Aug 2007 08:45

### Re: Compress file corrupted

Bo Peng wrote:

> I have to say that, if this is indeed boost::iostreams' fault, I would
>  be really disappointed at the quality of boost libraries.

There is no single 'quality of boost libraries'. There are excellent
libraries, but there are also useless or complicated ones. And there are
unmaintained libraries (like iostreams).

BTW, did anybody file this as a boost bug?

> I think we can disable compression at 1.5.1, but allow reading of
> compressed files for backward compatibility.

Why introduce a regression if there is an easy alternative solution (use the
1.4.x code)?

> Anyway, this feature can
> be replaced by the embedding feature that may be introduced in 1.6.0.

But 1.5.1 is not 1.6.0.

Georg

PS: Somebody should implement an easy to run (on all platforms) test suite.
This bug would have been found by it.

1 Aug 2007 08:51

### Re: Quantum Circuits

2007/8/1, Gabriel Mendoza <gabriel@...>:
>
> Hello, I am trying to use a quantum circuit package in Lyx:
> http://info.phys.unm.edu/Qcircuit/
> I am using Miktex on Vista.  I'm not sure where to place the .tex file.
> Do you have any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Kiefer
>

There simple description on the page you provide:
http://info.phys.unm.edu/Qcircuit/

There is section Installation.

"For my installation of TeX (MiKTeX on Windows XP) this corresponds to
placing the file in C:\Program Files\texmf\tex\latex\Qcircuit and executing
the command initexmf --update-fndb."

Your MikTeX distro may by installed in C:\Program Files\MikTeX 2.6\ if you
were using default Windows installer.

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1 Aug 2007 09:38

### Re: Quantum Circuits

2007/8/1, Gabriel Mendoza <gabriel@...>:
>
> Although placing the .tex file in the Miktex 2.6 folder still gives me an
> error that Qcircuit.tex cannot be found, I found a temporary solution by
> placing the file in the same folder as the file I am trying to typeset.
> However, trying to execute commands for the macro within a Tex code box
> such as
>
> \Qcircuit  <at> C=1em  <at> R=.7em {
>
> & \gate{X} & \qw
>
> }
> as shown in the tutorial gives me multiple errors.  Any ideas?  I have
> contacted the developers of the macro but they are unfamiliar with Lyx.
> Thanks,
> Kiefer
>
>
> On 8/1/07, Manveru <manveru@...> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > 2007/8/1, Gabriel Mendoza <gabriel@...>:
> > >
> > > Hello, I am trying to use a quantum circuit package in Lyx:
> > > http://info.phys.unm.edu/Qcircuit/
> > > I am using Miktex on Vista.  I'm not sure where to place the .tex
> > > file.
> > > Do you have any suggestions?

1 Aug 2007 10:40

### Problems importing figure

Hi!

I am importing a TeX-file into LyX 1.5.0 but have some problems with the
graphics. The code is

\begin{floatingfigure}{0.5\columnwidth}%
\includegraphics{picture.png}
\caption{some text...}
\end{floatingfigure}%

which is the same as LyX produces when creating a text float (after
export and viewing the source code). When I import the code written
above the text becomes ERT and the image is shown. Creating a DVI causes
errors. Inserting the figure manually through LyX works great though.
Any idea how to get it work?

Regards,
Hans Kunkell

1 Aug 2007 11:38

### Symbols Mac Math

Hi,

On LyX/Mac 1.5rc2 I get weird symbols when I leave math mode and go
back to normal.  They look fine in Math mode but it's like they're
mapped incorrectly to fonts in normal mode or something.

Here's how it looks:
http://beast1.ucd.ie/~karol/screenshot.png

and how it should look:
http://beast1.ucd.ie/~karol/screenshot1.png

Not really a major problem but is it a bug?  Has anyone else seen this?

Karol.

1 Aug 2007 11:48

### Re: Problems importing figure

Hans Kunkell wrote:
> I am importing a TeX-file into LyX 1.5.0 but have some problems with the
>   graphics. The code is
>
> \begin{floatingfigure}{0.5\columnwidth}%
> \includegraphics{picture.png}
> \caption{some text...}
> \end{floatingfigure}%

tex2lyx apparently does not import floatingfigure yet (I'll file a bug report
about that). It shouldn't be difficult to implement this.

> Creating a DVI causes
> errors. Inserting the figure manually through LyX works great though.

What errors do you get? The ERT version works fine for me here (given that the
float is surrounded by a sufficient amount of text).

Jürgen

1 Aug 2007 12:57

### Re: Problems importing figure

Also sprach Hans Kunkell:
> If I don't use LyX text wrap float I get the following errors:
>
>    LaTeX Error: Environment floatingfigure undefined.
>    Missing number, treated as zero.
>    Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted).
>    Undefined control sequence.
>    LaTeX Error: \begin{document} ended by \end{floatingfigure}
>
> I found out that \usepackage{floatflt} is missing when not using Text
> Wrap float in LyX

This is strange. tex2lyx adds this command to the preamble for me.

> but when adding the usepackage statement in the
> preamble I get the error "Undefined control sequence" for \includegraphics.

Isn't the graphic imported natively? If it is imported as ERT, you need to add
\usepackage{graphicx} to the preamble.

Jürgen

1 Aug 2007 13:19

### Re: prefered windows Installer

> I'm trying to advise a friend on installation of Windows LyX (advice at
> long distance!). From looking at the web site and the wiki, I'm not
> sure what you are talking about in reference to these two installers.
> Which is which? And which is likely to cause my fried less grief?
This was exactly why I was asking.
I am recommending Lyx to a Latex novice who never heard of Miktex & Co.

I put up a small feature comparison table at:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/Windows#sWindows.Windows_2

Since I never used the official installer I would ask whether someone
could complete the information.

What I am also interested in:

Does a user need to be Administrator in windows to have the installer
automatically install packages upon need?

Greetings,
Timmie

Gmane