Revision history

Version 2.6

  • Fixed IEEExplorer and ACM fetchers to adapt to web site changes.
  • Active preview (1 or 2) is now remembered.
  • Applied patch by Igor L. Chernyavsky. to prevent loss of entry selection after generating key.
  • Changed OpenDocument Spreadsheet export so the mimetype file is written correctly at the start of the zip file.
  • Fixed bug when importing preferences: custom export filters would not be updated after import.
  • Changed help page loading procedure so help pages can be loaded for plugin entry fetchers.
  • Made it possible to define customized entry types with either-or conditions on required fields, e.g. using a pseudo-field called "author/editor" will indicate that the entry requires either the "author" or the "editor" field set.
  • Fixed bug: entries of a customized type could be indicated as complete even if BibTeX key was not set.
  • Changed deletion process for some temporary files to avoid leftover files.
  • Version 2.6beta3

  • Added ScienceDirect entry fetcher that utilizes the BibSonomy scraper.
  • Changed non-native file dialog setting so files cannot be renamed. This prevents accidentally entering rename mode when trying to enter directory. Can be enabled again in Options -> Preferences -> Advanced.
  • Added new JStor fetcher that utilizes the BibSonomy scraper to obtain BibTeX data.
  • Fixed bug in CookieHandlerImpl.
  • Fixed bug; when dragging a file into JabRef and asking to move it to the file directory, warning will now be given if the destination file already exists. Patch by Alastair Mailer.
  • When dragging a file into JabRef and asking to copy or move it to the file directory, it is now possible to rename to an arbitrary name. Patch by Alastair Mailer.
  • Added "review" field to BibTeXML export.
  • Added Reset button to entry fetchers. Patch by Dennis Hartrampf and Ines Moosdorf.
  • Changed Microsoft Office XML export so "number" rather than "issue" is exported as <b:Issue>, which conforms with import format.
  • Added confirmation dialog that allows saving without backup in cases when backup creation fails.
  • Fixed bug 2938562: using the move/rename feature on a file link could give an absolute link even if the file was put below the main file directory.
  • Fixed bug 2931293: error generating key with [authorsAlpha] for short names.
  • When checking for external modifications, file size is now checked in addition to the time stamp.
  • Fixed handling of maximised state when shutting down and starting up JabRef. Patch by Igor L. Chernyavsky.
  • Fixed bug that prevented correct handling of DOS short file names. Patch by Igor L. Chernyavsky.
  • Added support for KOI8_R character set.
  • Removed DocumentPrinter class, using standard API functions instead. Patch by Tony Mancill.
  • Removed HightlightFilter class, using standard API functions instead. Patch by Tony Mancill.
  • Changed keyboard shortcut for IEEXplorer search to Alt-F8.
  • Disabled JStor search, which doesn't work due to API changes.
  • External file type manager now removes "." prefix in file type extension if the user has typed it that way.
  • Preview panel now defaults to preview layout 1 instead of 2. Switched default layouts.
  • Added IfPlural formatter by Russell Almond. The formatter outputs its first argument if the input field contains " and " and the second one otherwise.
  • Applied patch by Philipp Cordes and Björn Kahlert for improved handling of names by autocompleter. The patch also reorganizes the autocompleter classes.
  • Table will now scroll to keep the currently edited entry visible if an edit leads to the entry getting sorted to a different position.
  • Reworked author and editor handling in Docbook export. Added Docbook XML header.
  • Database will no longer be marked as changed after accepting external changes, unless one or more changes were not accepted before merging, and unless database was already marked as changed.
  • Fixed bug: undesired autocompletion when saving file.
  • Fixed bug: entry editor doesn't appear when new entry is added while a filtering search or group selection is active.
  • Fixed bug in writing of metadata on Windows. For certain metadata lengths newlines would be messed up after the metadata comment in a bib file.
  • Search dialog now automatically previews first hit, and hides preview if there are no hits.
  • Version 2.6beta2

  • Added export formatter "Default" which takes a single argument. Outputs the string to format unchanged if it is non-empty, otherwise outputs the argument.
  • Added option under Options -> Preferences -> General for disabling the strict enforcing of correct BibTeX keys. Disabling this makes it possible to use e.g. umlaut characters in keys.
  • Modified launcher script for Windows installer to give higher heap size limit.
  • Improved autocompletion. All fields with autocompletion which have content selectors will now autocomplete on content selector values. For the "journal" field, the autocompleter will now additionally use entries from the current journal abbreviations list, and will also complete on the entire field up to the cursor rather than just looking at the last word only.
  • Added support for postformatter in Layout. The postformatter will be run after the formatters called from a layout.
  • Improved group autogeneration. Added option to generate groups based on author or editor last names. Autogenerated groups are now alphabetized.
  • Modified Endnote export filter so "--" gets converted to "-" in the "pages" field.
  • Changed keyword groups so they will match on whole words only. E.g. a keyword group for the keyword "can" will no longer match the keyword "scanner".
  • Improved entry type determination and author parsing for some varieties of CSA files.
  • Minor change to Harvard RTF export. Added space after "ed.", and added editor to output for inbook entries.
  • Set limit to the number of displayed characters in group names in groups tree in order to avoid group panel width problems.
  • Changed file link handling so all remote links classified as URL can be opened through the browser. Setting a different file type manually makes JabRef call a remote link using the handler application instead.
  • Modified Endnote/refer import filter to strip "doi:" from the %R field.
  • Modified HTML conversion so single newline is displayed in the preview (and HTML exports) as <br>, while multiple newlines are displayed as <p>.
  • Fixed bug: switching entry editor between entries of different type may result in switching of entry editor tabs.
  • Fixed bug: adding external file link leads to relative path from root directory if file directory is set to an empty string.
  • Fixed error message when a # in a BibTeX string prevents saving. No longer states that the problem is in an entry, but specifies that it is in a string.
  • Fixed bug: ODS export doesn't resolve BibTeX strings.
  • Fixed bug: content selector for "editor" field uses "," instead of " and " as delimiter.
  • Fixed bug: editing source doesn't allow change of entry type.
  • RTFChars formatter now converts --- to \emdash and -- to \endash.
  • Version 2.6beta

    Version 2.5 (June 22nd, 2009)

    Version 2.5beta 2 (May 19th, 2009)

    Version 2.5beta (April 21st, 2009)

    Version 2.4.2 (November 1st, 2008)

    Version 2.4.1 (October 8th, 2008)

    Version 2.4 (September 1st, 2008)

    Version 2.4beta (March 12th, 2008)

    Version 2.3.1 (November 29th, 2007)

    Version 2.3 (November 8th, 2007)

    Version 2.3beta3 (October 6th, 2007)

    Version 2.3beta2 (August 29th, 2007)

    Version 2.3beta (June 28th, 2007)

    Version 2.2 (January 30th, 2007)

    Version 2.2beta2 (November 26th, 2006)

    Version 2.2beta (October 13th, 2006)

    Version 2.1 (August 9th, 2006)

    Version 2.1beta2 (June 29th, 2006)

    Version 2.1beta (May 9th, 2006)

    Version 2.0.1 (February 2nd, 2006)

    Version 2.0 (January 30th, 2006)

    Version 2.0b2 (January 15th, 2006)

    Version 2.0b (January 4rd, 2006)

    Version 1.8.1 (September 15th, 2005)

    Version 1.8 (July 30th, 2005)

    Version 1.8b2 (July 13th, 2005)

    Version 1.8b (June 6th, 2005)

    Version 1.7.1 (April 11th, 2005)

    Version 1.7 (March 20th, 2005)

    Version 1.7b2 (March 7th, 2005)

    Version 1.7 beta (January, 27th, 2005)

    Version 1.6 (November 27th, 2004)

    Version 1.6 beta (November 8th, 2004)

    In an effort to produce better and more stable releases, we have decided to release a beta versions prior to future versions. We start out with today's beta release of version 1.6. Users can now choose whether to download and use the beta version for earlier access to new features, or whether to wait for the final, better-tested version. The final 1.6 version is expected to be released in a few weeks from today.

    Version 1.55 (October 12th, 2004)

    Version 1.5 (August 3rd, 2004)

    Version 1.4 (June 6th, 2004)

    Version 1.4 provides command line options for importing and exporting files, advanced search, custom export filters, and several bug fixes and minor changes.

    Version 1.3.1 (May 9, 2004)

    Release 1.3.1 resolves a couple of severe bugs in 1.3. All users who have downloaded 1.3 should upgrade (the bugs in 1.3 impaired functionality but did not pose a security risk).

    Version 1.3.* (May 9, 2004)

    This release adds entry preview, detection of duplicate entries, persistent entry marking, new import and export filters, better linking to PDF/PS/URL/DOI, and better Mac OS X compatibility. There are several other changes and improvements, and many bugfixes.

    Version 1.2 (March 21, 2004)

    The icon set has been replaced. Notable new features are French language support, key generator customization, string replace, and BibTeXML import. Several bugs have been fixed.

    Version 1.19 (Feb 19,2004)

    Version 1.1 (Jan 02, 2004)

    Version 1.0 (Nov 29, 2003)

    First release of JabRef