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From "Christopher Dolan" <christopher.do...@avid.com>
Subject RE: Bibliography format question
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2011 23:19:48 GMT
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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