How To Install LyX 2.1.3 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LyX is an open-source and multi-platform WYSIWYM/WYSIWYG document processor, using TeX / LaTeX behind some graphical user interface. It is ideal for writting academic articles, theses or books and has support for mathematical formulas.

The latest version available is LyX 2.1.3, which has been released a while ago, coming with a huge list of changes.

Document Input/Output:

  • Add support for some conference poster classes
  • Add support for the sectionbox and tcolorbox packages
  • Add support for PDF annotations

Tex2Lyx Improvements:

  • Support for bibliographies using the package bibtopic.
  • Support for textual references
  • Support for items in itemize environments that have an optional argument.
  • Support for the math font of the Iwona and Kurier font families.
  • Support for the Libertine fonts.
  • Support for a relative length as paragraph separation.
  • Support for relative lengths in horizontal and vertical spaces.
  • Support for glue lengths in horizontal and vertical spaces.

User Interface:

  • References no longer truncated in outliner
  • Allow computing selected subformulas with computer algebra systems.
  • Number correctly footnotes in title layouts
  • Ctrl+A is now bound to inset-select-all, which does a local selection (current inset) and grows at each new invokation.
  • Debug options in message pane are now sorted alphabetically.

For more information, see the changelog for yourself.

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In this article I will show you how to install LyX 2.1.3 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2,  Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing LyX 2.1.3 on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the lyx package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lyx-devel/release
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install lyx

Optional, to remove lyx, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove lyx

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