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I've been trying to compile LyX 2 myself but I can't start the resulting executable (the Resources directory is missing a lot of subdirectories). I don't know what the problem is, I exactly followed the instructions from the programmers. The last step, "compile the INSTALL project in MSVC" succeeds with 13 successful operations (and none failed). Does anyone know what the problem is or does someone maybe have a working executable that you could send to me (via or similar)?

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Are you using…? It's been mentioned as working on lyx-users. – Charles Stewart Apr 13 '11 at 10:38
Hey thanks that could have been an answer! It worked. Before, I just dl'd the .tar.gz from and then followed the instructions in the INSTALL.Win32 file from the archive. lyx-users is a mailing list? I'm not on it yet – Felix Dombek Apr 13 '11 at 18:16

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The mailing list is the first place to check if you have trouble getting recent releases to work. Michal Skrzypek put together and tested an installer for the most recent Lyx release, Lyx-2.0.0rc3, and announced it there. has some general information about the Lyx mailing lists.

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