Software Update: LyX 1.6.6

LyX is a document layout system that is mainly used in academia, because it can easily build formulas and show an overview of the document structure. Unlike regular word processors, such as Microsoft Word, AbiWord and Writer, which use the wysiwyg principle, LyX uses wysiwym, as is also used in TeX/LaTeX and DocBook. For more information, we refer you to this page. The developers have released version 1.6.6 with the following announcement:

LyX 1.6.6 released.

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.6. This is the sixth maintenance release in the 1.6.x series. The release features a long list of fixes and improvements. Yet a number of crashes, reported by our users or our automatic stability testing program, were fixed. Moreover, LyX was improved in many details. It also introduces new features, such as support for the enchant spell checking backend and for aspell language varieties (such as old and new German spelling in parallel).

Please note that there’s an unresolved bug (#6680) that might crash LyX when using undo with the outliner opened. This bug only manifests itself when LyX is compiled against Qt 4.6, so we encourage you to compile LyX against Qt 4.5, if possible. Also note that LyX 1.6.6 behaves way better with Qt 4.6 than its predecessors. So despite the aforementioned problem, we urge all distributors who use Qt 4.6 to upgrade to this version. Furthermore, all users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please find enclosed an announcement, some sources in tar.gz format (also .tar.bz2) and finally a gzipped patch (in .bz2 too). In a few days there should also be some binaries (mirror server).

Version number 1.6.6
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, macOS, Solaris, Windows Vista
Website LyX
License type GPL