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Re: [eLyXer-users] Using LyX to convert arbitrary files.

From: Alex Fernandez
Subject: Re: [eLyXer-users] Using LyX to convert arbitrary files.
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 18:11:27 +0200

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 6:05 PM, Tommaso Cucinotta <address@hidden> wrote:
>> It will be in 1.2.4, you can get the raw version number using:
>>   $ elyxer.py --hardversion
>> But that is a bit ugly, isn't it? LyX should not have to know about
>> eLyXer.
> Well, actually, it's already in the LyX logic to self-detect what programs
> are installed in the system (including elyxer), and, whenever appropriate,
> adding additional logic to understand exactly what version is installed and
> how to make optimum use of it. In particular, I hope the difference I'm
> talking
> about the elyxer version can be *all encoded within configure.py*. So, that
> would be all logic *outside of LyX*, but internal to its self-configuration
> capability as scripted within the accompanying Python scripts.

You are right, then
  $ elyxer.py --hardversion
  $ elyxer.py --versiondate
is the way to go, whatever is easier to parse. Version date for 1.2.4
is not still known at this point, but you can safely assume that
anything released later than today will have that functionality.


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