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October 04, 2017 – JabRef 4.0

Before updating, read the important notes below!

Finally, we are proud to announce JabRef 4.0! This major release comes almost two years after JabRef 3.0 and more than half a year after the latest stable release JabRef 3.8.2. Back in October 2003, when Morten Alver made the first commit (he used Subversion back then) on he surely didn’t imagine that this project would grow to such popularity and stand the test of time even 14 years later.

During the time we constantly improved not only the codebase, but most important the user experience and fixed plenty of bugs and implemented new features. We want to thank all developers, contributors, translators, and users for the work and feedback!

Out of many, we want to mention two maintainer alummns by name: Oscar Gustafsson and Simon Harrer. Both have achieved enormous contributions (totalling 1695 commits / 604,885 ++ / 616,924 –) during the last years and have immensely shaped the development of JabRef. Thank you very much and good luck with your future endeavors!

The sheer age of this piece of software required to do some technological renovations, which is our largest challenge these days: Transitioning the user interface to JavaFX. The goal is to provide a modern, platform independent User Interface which is also suited for high dpi screens. As the new technology is a major step, we change the user interface part by part, so you still might encounter some bugs from he interplay with the old and new technology.

New Features

  • The groups interface, the entry editor and some minor UI elements have been migrated to JavaFx.
  • You can view attached PDF files using an internal document viewer (accessible using: View -> Show document viewer)
  • There are new tabs in the entry editor with new functionalities:
    • File annotations: If you have attached a PDF file to an entry, annotations in the document are shown (hightlights, comments, etc.)
    • Related articles: In cooperation with the paper recommender system Mr.DLib we show (potentially) related articles (Note: upon accessing this tab the title of the currently selected entry will be submitted to the Mr.DLib service)
    • MathSciNet: The MathSciNet review website is shown if the MRNumber field is present
  • Complete new implementation of the the auto complete feature.
  • The content selector feature has been reworked: Field content can now be selected via the auto completion instead of via drop down menus
  • If fetched article is already in database, then the entry merge dialog is shown.
  • Added ‘Filter All’ and ‘Filter None’ buttons with corresponding functionality to the quality check tool (accessible via Quality -> Check integrity).
  • Finally, JabRef has a new logo! The logo was designed by “AikTheOne” - who was the winner of a design contest at 99designs.com.

IMPORTANT NOTES – Read before installing!

It is ALWAYS advisable to create a backup of your BibTeX/BibLaTeX database before performing an update.

Groups format

The group storage format has been changed, which means that after opening (and saving) a *.bib library created with an older version of JabRef the format will be changed to the new one. That especially means that the groups will be no longer readable in older JabRef version.

Installation notes

We recommend the usage of the latest Oracle Java 1.8 Runtime/Development Environment. The JavaFX technology is part of the Oracle Java Runtimes since the versions 1.8.0_60.

However, in case you are using the open source variant OpenJDK, JavaFX has to be installed by a seperate package OpenJFX. More information is available on our installation help page.

Due to the usage of external libraries, JabRef cannot be run with Java 1.9. This is on the road map for the upcoming release.

An overview of all new features and fixes can be found as usual in the changelog at GitHub.

Download links

You can get the 4.0 version at Fosshub - or at the release section at GitHub.

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August 16, 2017 – JabRef 4.0 is Imminent – Third and Final Beta Version Release

The transition to the new GUI technology JavaFX is reaching a milestone where most of the entry editor is already migrated. This beta3 release should encourage you to test the new user interface, especially the new entry editor, as we feel that it can be released soon.

Since the last beta2 release we focused mainly on the interplay of the new entry editor with the rest of JabRef, especially the main table. We fixed several issues concerning keyboard shortcuts, special actions like UNDO-REDO and the overall stability of the program.

Most problems should be resolved by now, and we need your feedback for being confident that we can release JabRef 4.0. Please report any bugs and inconveniences either at the GitHub bug tracker or at the discussion forum. Thank you!

Changed

  • If fetched article is already in database, then the entry merge dialog is shown.
  • We migrated the File Annotations tab to JavaFX
  • Integrity warnings are now directly displayed in the entry editor.

Bug Fixes

  • We fixed various shortcut issues
  • We resolved performance and stability issues
  • We improved the startup time
  • We fixed the fetcher for the Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  • We improved the auto completion so that minor changes are not added as suggestions
  • We readded the undo mechanism for changes in the entry editor
  • We fixed an issue where the preferences could not be imported without a restart of JabRef
  • We fixed several issues where Entry Editor tabs were not correctly updated

An overview of all new features and fixes can be found as usual in the changelog at GitHub.

Download Links

You can get the 4.0-beta3 version at Fosshub - or at the release section at GitHub.

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July 19, 2017 – JabRef 4.0 is Near – Second Beta Version Release

In the spirit of the last beta release, we decided to release a second beta before the full 4.0 release. We are continuing the transition of the user interface technology to JavaFX.

JavaFX provides a nice look and feel and thus we started to rewrite the entry editor. The migration process there is not fully completed yet as you can see in the open issues. However, we still think it is a good idea to offer the opportunity for a round of community feedback at this point. The main changes can be summarized as follows:

  • Homogenized size of text fields.
  • Completely new interface to add or modify linked files.
  • Complete new implementation of the the auto complete feature.
  • The content selector feature has been reworked. Field content can now be selected via the auto completion instead of via drop down menus

The groups interface was also further improved and it is reaching maturity.

Bug Fixes

As always there were plenty of nasty bugs fixed:

  • Several fetchers have been updated (DOI, CrossRef, IEEE Xplore)
  • The PDF annotations are more reliably read from a linked PDF, further annotation types are supported
  • The Brazilian Portuguese localization is correctly loaded again
  • The export functionality for CSV and MS-office was improved.

An overview of all new features and fixes can be found as usual in the changelog at GitHub.

Download Links

You can get the 4.0-beta2 version as usual at Fosshub - or at the release section at GitHub.

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April 17, 2017 – JabRef 4.0 is on the way – Beta version release 🐥

In the last months, we worked hard, with the help of students of the University of Stuttgart, on a technological improvement of JabRef. The aim is to replace the outdated user interface technology Swing step-by-step with the newer technology JavaFX. Due to the complexity of the user interface a “big bang” approach was not feasible. The main table showing all entries is still completely written in Swing. However, various dialogs already have been modified:

  • Redesigned group panel, about dialog, key bindings dialog, and journal abbreviations dialog.
  • New error console.
  • All file dialogs now use the native file selector of the OS.
  • We introduced a PDF document viewer (accessible using: View -> Show Document viewer)

We think that now it is time to release a beta version to check whether there are still any major problems.

Apart from the Java FX related changes we introduced a lot of other new features and fixed various bugs:

New features

  • JabRef has a new logo! The logo was designed by “AikTheOne” - who was the winner of a design contest at 99designs.com.
  • You can view attached PDF files using an internal document viewer (accessible using: View -> Show Document viewer)
  • There are new tabs in the entry editor with new functionalities:
    • File annotations: If you have attached a PDF file to an entry, annotations in the document are shown (hightlights, comments, etc.)
    • Related articles: In cooperation with the paper recommender system Mr.DLib we show (potentially) related articles (Note: upon accessing this tab the title of the currently selected entry will be submitted to the Mr.DLib service)
    • MathSciNet: The MathSciNet review website is shown if the MRNumber field is present
  • The UI can be better customized: It is now possible to change the size of the texts and icons. Moreover also the color of the icon set can be changed.
  • New/fixed web fetchers: CrossRef, MathSciNet, ArXiV

Bug fixes

  • In some occassions fetching from external sources introduces duplicate key - this has been fixed.
  • Various reported problems with the Latex-To-unicode conversion have been fixed by integrating an external library that supports far more special characters
  • Several import/export issues for the MS-Office and RIS format
  • Newly created libraries no longer have the executable bit set under POSIX/Linux systems. The file permissions are now set to 664 (-rw-rw-r--).
  • OpenOffice/LibreOffice connection problems and tag handling are fixed

An overview of all new features and fixes can be found as usual in the Changelog at GitHub.

Important notes - read before installing

This release is officially declared as a beta-version by us. There still might be some problems in the usage of JabRef 4.0-beta. Moreover, the group storage format has been changed, which means that after opening (and saving) a *.bib library created with an older version of JabRef the format will be changed to the new one. That especially means that the groups will be no longer readable in older JabRef version.

Thus, we highly recommend to back up your libraries before using the beta version of JabRef!

Another aspect that is new in the 4.0 version: We kindly ask you to allow us collecting some data on your usage of JabRef. Currently, we do not really have empirical insight which features really used by our users. Which (in our opinion) cool features are mostly unknown? What aspects we think are not so important are heavily used in practice? We do not have unlimited resources and we want to focus on aspects that are really relevant for you - our users. Therefore, we will be collecting the data which feature you are actually using in JabRef - but only if you agree. We will not collect any personal data, nor any details of your bibliographic data.

You’ll be asked if you want to share anonymous usage statistics of the features you use shortly after the first startup of JabRef 4.0-beta.

Installation notes

We recommend the usage of the Oracle Java Runtime/Development Environment. The JavaFX technology is part of the Oracle Java Runtimes since the versions 1.8.0_60.

However, in case you are using the open source variant OpenJDK, JavaFX has to be installed by a seperate package OpenFX.

More information is available on our installation help page.

Download Links

You can get the 4.0.0-beta version as usual at Fosshub - or at the release section at GitHub.

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April 01, 2017 – JabRef aquires Citavi

Citavi is the premier reference management software for Windows made in Switzerland. Its strong support for Microsoft Word and PDF annotations makes them a strong counterpart of JabRef.

Having collected much donations, the JabRef project was able to buy Swiss Academic Software GmbH. We have developed a direct bridge from JabRef to Citavi, which offers an outstanding experience when using JabRef together with Microsoft Word. Citavi will still be sold as a separate product. However, all JabRef users who donated more than 50€ will be able to enable the Citavi bridge for free in the new release, being available from April 1st.

Visit the detail page for more information.

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January 29, 2017 – Release of JabRef 3.8.2

As the new year is now almost one month old it’s time to replace the “Christmas Edition” of JabRef with a normal release. Thus: We have just released version 3.8.2!

The new version 3.8.2 can be downloaded as of now from FossHub or at GitHub.

Apart from the switch to standard colors version 3.8.2 contains mainly bug fixes.

The most important fixes are:

  • A problem during “find unlinked files” which might have frozen JabRef has been fixed
  • dynamic, RegEx-based groups can be edited again
  • non-ISO timestamps do no longer prevent the opening of the entry editor
  • Collapse and expand all buttons in the group assignment dialog no longer lead to a crash of JabRef.

An overview of all new features and fixes can be found as usual in the Changelog at GitHub.

A note to all Mac OS X users: There might be problems if you don’t have Java 8 installed on your machine. Moreover, you might be required to use Cmd-MouseClick to open the installer to be able to ignore a security warning. For more information checkout the Mac OSX FAQs.

For questions about the functioning or suggestions for improvements please use the discussion forum. In case you have trouble, report bugs on GitHub.


JabCon 2017

As in the last year we’ll host a small conference - or meet-up - called JabCon.

From Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (13:00) to Friday, February 17, 2017 (12:00) the core developers and users of JabRef will meet in Lugano (Switzerland) to discuss the future directions of JabRef. The conference is intended for both, users and developers of JabRef, as we want to strengthen the network between users, between users and developers, and between the developers. The result of the conference should be new ideas for JabRef, fixed bugs, and newly implemented features.

The sessions are subdivided into talks, workshops, and hacking sessions.

If you are interested in participating check out the details and the schedule on the JabCon page here.

If you can’t make it to Lugano, you could also join use via Skype or propose your ideas at the discussion forum!

We would also be pleased if you would help us to reduce our expenses by supporting us through donations.

See you in Lugano!

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December 18, 2016 – Release of JabRef 3.8

After one month of hard work, we released the next version of JabRef. The new version 3.8 can be downloaded from FossHub. Version 3.8 contains more than 15 bug fixes and 17 changes and improvements.

The most notable new aspects are:

  • Bibliographic information from web resources can now be used to complete existing entries. This functionality can be accessed via a new button in the entry editor.
  • Improved fetching of BibTeX data using the ISBN number.
  • We reworked the customized entry types and they should now be more usable.
    • Upon the first start of JabRef 3.8 old entry type customizations will be converted to custom types for the set default database mode.
  • You can now press Ctrl + Shift + C to copy the formatted preview of multiple entries. This especially helps when sending references or working together on Google Docs.
  • We worked on the shared SQL database feature and especially fixed an issue at the synchronization of metadata.
  • Files can now be moved to subfolders named by a custom format pattern, e.g., based on entrytype.
  • Fetching from dblp works again.

An overview of all new features and fixes can be found as usual in the Changelog at GitHub.

A note to all Mac OS X users: There might be problems if you don’t have Java 8 installed on your machine. Moreover, you might be required to use Cmd-MouseClick to open the installer to be able to ignore a security warning. For more information checkout the Mac OSX FAQs.

For questions about the functioning or suggestions for improvements please use the discussion forum. In case you have trouble, report bugs on GitHub.

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November 14, 2016 – Release of JabRef 3.7

After almost three month of fixing bugs and improving some features we just released the next version of JabRef.

The new version 3.7 can be downloaded as of now from FossHub or at GitHub.

Version 3.7 contains 56 bug fixes and more than 45 changes and improvements.

The most notable new aspects are:

  • We again improved the search interface: Despite having a specific search bar for each open database, there is a now a global search bar.
    • It is now possible to search either in the currently open, or all opened files (use “globe” icon to switch)
    • The window showing the global results has been improved (e.g., it now shows the database for each search hit)
  • Due to changes at the side of Medline/Pubmed the fetcher stopped working in all previous versions. This is fixed in 3.7.
  • Improved integrity checks and hints:
    • Using the short cut CTRL+F8 opens the integrity check dialog
    • improved and added some checks (e.g., ISBN, journaltitle, bibtexkey)
    • give format hints in the entry editor (grayed out date and author format)
  • The workflow to create new entries by IDs has been optimized: Creating a new entry based on DOI/ISBN/Medline/ADS information is no longer accessible using the Web Search feature, but directly integrated in the “new entry” dialog
  • Improved multi display support
  • Previews can now use citationstyles from citationstyles.org (accessible using Options-> Preferences-> Entry preview)

An overview of all new features and fixes can be found as usual in the Changelog at GitHub.

A note to all Mac OS X users: There might be problems if you don’t have Java 8 installed on your machine. Moreover, you might be required to use Cmd-MouseClick to open the installer to be able to ignore a security warning. For more information checkout the FAQs.

For questions about the functioning or suggestions for improvements please use the discussion forum. In case you have trouble, report bugs on GitHub.

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September 19, 2016 – Customize entry types in JabRef: Video tutorial

BibTeX and BibLaTeX allow users to define their own entry types and fields. As a leading reference management software using Bib(La)TeX format natively, JabRef includes this capability.

In JabRef, you can customize entry types in just a few clicks. A tutorial by the Khmer TeX Users Group illustrates this feature.

Tutorial: customizing an entry type in JabRef

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August 26, 2016 – Release of JabRef 3.6

We just released a new version of JabRef!

The new version 3.6 can be downloaded as of now from FossHub or at GitHub.

Version 3.6 contains 45 bug fixes and more than 30 changes and improvements.

The most notable new aspects are:

  • The support for using a SQL database for storage in teams has been massively improved: JabRef now updates automatically if something has been changed, in case of conflicts a merge dialog is shown, and various other improvements have been made.
  • As announced in a previous blog entry the hotkey system has been changed to more consistent keys
  • We added support to maintain user comments (@Comment) in opened/imported bib-Files
  • The Protect Terms-Formatter which puts { } braces around terms can now be customized. Thus, you can maintain additional lists of terms for your domain which should be protected.
    • You can access the configuration via Options -> Manage Protected Terms (see screenshot below).
    • To add additional terms create a simple text file with the file ending .terms, put each term to protect in a new line and import this text file in the mentioned options dialog.

image: Screenshot JabRef 3.6

Regarding the bug fixes the most important fix is that fetching entries from GoogleScholar is now working again (it has been broken as Google changed the structure of the site). Moreover, there are various other fixes in the OpenOffice/LibreOffice tooling, in various web fetchers, importers and exporters, and in the unicode/LaTeX formatters.

An overview of all new features and fixes can be found as usual in the Changelog at GitHub.

A note to all Mac OS X users: There might be problems if you don’t have Java 8 installed on your machine. Moreover, you might be required to use Cmd-MouseClick to open the installer to be able to ignore a security warning. For more information checkout the FAQs.

For questions about the functioning or suggestions for improvements please use the discussion forum. In case you have trouble, report bugs on GitHub.

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August 15, 2016 – Revised Hotkey System

In the next release of JabRef a revised hotkey system is introduced. The two goals of this revision is to improve maneuverability through the keyboard and streamlining hotkeys. Sometimes, related hotkeys (like the ones covering the side panes) were scattered across the keyboard, so we grouped them together. You might be wondering what has changed, so have a look at them:

Keys - new Keys - old Function
F7 alt + F Automatically set file links
F8 ctrl + shift + F7 Cleanup entries
alt + 1 ctrl + shift + E Focus entry table
alt + 2 ctrl + F9 Toggle entry/preview editor
alt + 3 ctrl + shift + G Toggle groups
alt + 4 F5 web search
alt + 0 - Open Openoffice/LibreOffice connection
ctrl + shift + F7 ctrl + F4 Synchronize file links
ctrl + shift + R - Technical report
- alt + P Print entry preview
- ctrl + alt + T Hide/show toolbar
- ctrl + p Edit preamble
  • Improve group pane maneuverability by making groups selectable by arrow keys
  • Improve main table maneuverability by making tab jump to the next entry instead of the next cell, shift + tab selects the previous entry.
  • We moved related functions together. F7 is now affiliated with file links, hence we changed key bindings if they contained “F7” but weren’t related to file links.
  • We moved all side panes together by changing them to ALT+0 to ALT+4. By doing so we hope to improve the accessibility, because now one doesn’t have to remember all kinds of key combinations for side panes, only which number stands for your desired pane. One side note: Open OpenOffice/LibreOffice connection was added to this family due to being a side pane.
  • The new hotkey for “New technical report” was requested by some users that use it frequently, so we added a key binding.
  • We removed the hotkey for “Hide/show toolbar” and “Edit preamble” due to the assumption that is used by a too small groups of users.
  • We removed the hotkey for “Print entry preview” due to some conflicts with others and the fact that this function wasn’t really used that often by users. The function itself is not gone: It existed in the right click menu of the preview panel and now is also available at the right click menu.
  • We resized the “change key bindings” dialog due to being too small for some descriptions.

If you would like to try the new system, you can try it out at https://builds.jabref.org/master/.

For questions about the functioning or suggestions for improvements, please use the discussion forum. In case you have trouble, report bugs on GitHub.

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August 09, 2016 – Vote for the features you like!

By voting in the forum’s polls, JabRef will better suits your needs. It is fast and simple.

Currently, you can make your voice heard about:

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July 14, 2016 – Release of JabRef 3.5

We just released a new version of JabRef!

The new version 3.5 can be downloaded as of now from FossHub, the official JabRef download site.

JabRef 3.5 mainly concentrates on fixing some bugs. The most serious one was a broken installer for Mac OS X in version 3.4 which inhibited the correct start of JabRef. Apart from that again some bugs in the grouping feature have been fixed.

But we also introduced some new features:

  • The import dialogs can now filter by file extension (e.g., displaying only *.bib files)
  • The discussion forum can be opened directly from the “Help” menu
  • If a crossref to another entry is set (using the BibTeX-key) clicking on the button “select” directly opens the referenced entry
  • Last but not least: As we are releasing more often than before, we introduced a “Check for updates” functionality. You’ll be informed if a new version of JabRef is available for download. This check is performed automatically on startup or can be triggered manually in the “Help” menu.

An overview on all new features and fixes can be found on GitHub.

For questions about the functioning or suggestions for improvements please use the discussion forum. In case you have trouble, report bugs on GitHub.

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June 27, 2016 – New User Forum

In cooperation with discourse.org a new forum for JabRef has just been opened!

You can find it by now in the top navigation bar on JabRef.org or directly here: http://discourse.jabref.org

The main reasons for introducing the forum are:

  • Foster the communication between the large user base and the developers of JabRef, creation of an active “JabRef community”
  • Provide an easier to use, searchable, more modern way to give feedback and request help
  • Provide a better place for feature and enhancement discussions by a dedicated category for such topics
  • Reduce the number of created issues at the GitHub tracker - only real bugs and work-in-progress feature requests should be handled there

We hope you’ll like the new forum as much as we do and join us at http://discourse.jabref.org to contribute with your knowledge!

Discontinued support at the mailing list

During the last years we started to move away from sourceforge.net (for various reasons): The source code and issues are now managed at GitHub, downloads are handled by FossHub and we are using our own domain JabRef.org for hosting the website and this blog.

However, there is still a mailing list left on sourceforge: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/jabref-users

With the new forum we now provide an easy to use platform to ask questions (and hopefully to get answers) from the JabRef community. Thus, we decided to officially discontinue the support on the mailing list. We’ll leave the list open for some time - but the official communication channels for the future will be the GitHub issue tracker (for bugs) and the discourse forum (for all other questions, feature requests and feedback).

For those of you who like to stick with a mailing-list like behavior we provide you a guide on how to use the discourse forum just like a mailing list.

Thanks again to discourse.org for the great software and especially for providing us free hosting!

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June 02, 2016 – Release of JabRef 3.4

We are pleased to announce the release of JabRef version 3.4!

The new version can be downloaded as of now from FossHub, the official JabRef download site.

The main focus of this release is improving the grouping functionality of JabRef with various bug fixes and new features:

  • Group information is now directly stored in the BibEntry - and no longer at the end of the bib file
  • Group view is immediately updated after adding an entry to a group
  • Dragging an entry to a group preserves scrolling
  • Entries retain their groupmembership when undoing their cut/deletion
  • The group tree now uses the whole available space in the left sidebar

Some other selected new features and improvements are:

  • You can directly paste a DOI into the main table and JabRef tries to create the matching entry * Did you know: This also works with complete BibTeX entries you have in your clipboard!
  • The merge entries dialog now shows all text and colored differences between the fields
  • Added support for several Biblatex-fields through drop-down lists with valid alternatives
  • DOI and normal web links are now distinguished with different icons in the main table

JabRef 3.4 also includes more than 30 bug fixes and the removal of a few features (mostly outdated). Details are listed on GitHub.

For questions about the functioning, please use our discussion forum.. In case you have trouble, report bugs and suggestions for improvements on GitHub.

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April 25, 2016 – JabRef & WinEdt: two-way communications

For a longtime, a single click on a toolbar button has allowed JabRef to insert citations in WinEdt.

image: From JabRef to WinEdt From JabRef to WinEdt.

WinEdt is a powerful and versatile all-purpose text editor for Windows with a strong predisposition towards the creation and compilation of LaTeX documents.

Up to now, communication was only one-way: from JabRef to WinEdt. This time is over: since April 2, 2016, WinEdt can also communicate with Jabref!

Thanks to a package contributed by Karl Koeller, JabRef can be launched from within WinEdt.

image: From WinEdt to JabRef From WinEdt to JabRef.

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April 19, 2016 – Release of JabRef 3.3

We are pleased to announce the release of JabRef version 3.3!

Since April 17, 2016, JabRef 3.3 can be downloaded from FossHub, the official JabRef download site.

This release contains new and improved features such as:

  • online help at help.jabref.org. Changes can be proposed easily via https://github.com/JabRef/help.jabref.org.
  • file-based BibTeX and BibLaTeX modes
  • save actions: automatically format your entries on save
  • quicker addition of papers having a DOI
    • Add a new entry
    • Add the title in the title field
    • Go to the “General” tab, click into the DOI field (workaround for #1234) and click “Lookup DOI”
    • Click on “Get BibTeX data from DOI”
  • faster search
  • improved import from ArXiv and Ovid
  • better integration of OpenOffice/LibreOffice style files
  • improved support on Mac OS X
  • translation into Swedish

It also includes about 40 bug fixes and the removal of a few features (mostly outdated). Details are listed on GitHub.

For questions about the functioning, and for congratulation messages, please, use our discussion forum. For bugs and improvements, open an issue on GitHub.

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April 08, 2016 – A faster JabRef is coming!

Some users reported JabRef was slow on large databases (thank you for the feedback!). This was especially the case for three operations:

  • loading a database
  • saving a database
  • searching through a database.

During a search, the user interface could become very unresponsive, which is indeed quite annoying… Well, this time will be over soon: Simon Harrer has recently contributed code making search much faster.

By integrating the Java Microbenchmarking framework, Tobias Diez was able to benchmark JabRef and reveal interesting insights about the performance of JabRef: Preliminary tests have been carried out on a database with 100000 entries (is it big enough for you?). They show that JabRef is now 10 times faster at searching: it takes only one second to search through 60000 entries!

You can give it a try (This is a development version: Be carefully, and back up your data first!). Your comments are welcomed!

Stay tuned: work is under way to speed up the opening of large databases.

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January 27, 2016 – Survey and JabCon

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January 26, 2016 – Welcome to the JabRef blog

This is the blog website of JabRef. Any developer or user can write and publish blog posts on this website. To do so you need to go to https://github.com/JabRef/www.jabref.org and fork the repository. Then you create a new branch on your fork with the name of the subject you want to write about. Write your blog post in a markdown file. Prefix the file name with the date of your blog post and place it in the _posts folder. Add your changes to your git index, commit, and push your changes. Finally open a pull request and wait for feedback. Once your changes are merged your blog post will be on top of this site.

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