ExecutorElassus wrote:Is there some threshold number of "completed steps per unit time" that triggers that warning? Is this timer also supposed to catch compilations if the compilation hangs (such that active compilation stops, but doesn't exit, getting stuck), and not just measure/respond to how long the job is taking?
The goal of the timer is that few uses of LyX lead to such long compilation times so it is to allow the user to cancel a process that was unexpectedly long or that is in an infinite loop due to a bug (e.g. some bugs cause LaTeX compilation to enter an infinite loop, such as http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/10791).
To make sure I understand: your goal is to disable the message, right? What is the exact message that you receive? Also, are you interested in compiling LyX if I spend the time to make a patch for you that disables the message?