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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject Re: Bibliography format question
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2011 23:30:37 GMT
I've taken a quick look at Lyx, and it is not exactly a LaTeX GUI. It 
has its own file format, with LaTeX import and export, although it 
closely depends on LaTeX and does do BibTeX bibliographies.

It uses programs such as pdflatex to do its typesetting, so it cannot 
have any capabilities that are not in LaTeX.

I'm reluctant to commit to a single GUI, so I'm still intending to 
maintain the source files as LaTeX and BibTeX, for which there are many 
GUI editors and command line tools. However, I will periodically import 
into Lyx to make sure it works. I don't expect need to do anything 
really fancy with macros and the like in LaTeX.


On 3/9/2011 3:19 PM, Christopher Dolan wrote:
> It's a LaTeX GUI.  http://www.lyx.org/
> I approve of the LaTeX/BibTeX approach. BibTeX was the first (but not
> last!) document syntax that drove me to write Makefiles...  :-)
> Chris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patricia Shanahan [mailto:pats@acm.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 3:49 PM
> To: dev@river.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Bibliography format question
> I know nothing about Lyx, so I'll have to look into it. What format does
> it keep its files in?
> Patricia
> On 3/9/2011 1:32 PM, Peter Firmstone wrote:
>> For people who don't know TeX, it might be possible to use Lyx?
>> Peter.
>> Patricia Shanahan wrote:
>>> On 3/9/2011 11:16 AM, Tom Hobbs wrote:
>>>> Hi Patricia,
>>>> The basic rule is, if you're the first person doing it, then you get
>>>> to chose. And as you say, the result will be in a format that
>>>> everyone can read and see. I assume that your "left to myself" bit
>>>> describes a fairly standard way of doing this kind of thing. In
> which
>>>> case, I'd say go with that.
>>> The approach I'm considering is the way it is often done in the
>>> computer science academic world. Its main disadvantage is that it is
>>> not WYSIWYG. Its advantages are very precise formatting control, text
>>> source files that work well with revision control, and availability
> of
>>> prepared BibTex data for many publications.
>>> However, I don't want to exclude others who might not be familiar
> with
>>> LaTex but would otherwise contribute.
>>>> On a vaguely related note. I agree with you that a distributed
>>>> transaction manager is a more useful (necessary?) addition than a
>>>> distributed Java Space, so I took the liberty of creating a Jira for
>>>> tracking it's issues, notes, thoughts etc.
>>>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/RIVER-394
>>>> I hope that's okay.
>>> It's not just okay, it's excellent. I plan to comment on it as I
> learn
>>> relevant information.
>>> Patricia

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