I've just built the latest JabRef (2.9.2) for the Fedora development tree
(a.k.a., "rawhide"). This means that the newest version will be included in
Fedora 19 when it's released.
For the moment, I'm not building it for Fedora 18 or 17, because it depends
on the very newest versions of the JGoodies libraries, and the maintainer
doesn't want to push those updates to stable Fedora because they change the
API in various ways.
All the best,
Mary Ellen Foster -- http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~mef3/
Interaction Lab -- http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/InteractionLab
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University
Heriot-Watt University is a Scottish charity registered under charity