From: Michael McCracken <michael_mccracken@ma...> - 2002-09-04 03:48:59
Hi - my apologies for not getting back to you earlier.
I've made bibdesk a sourceforge-hosted open source project, and if you
look at the bug tracking system on the project page
project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bibdesk/
bug tracker: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=61487&atid=497423
you'll see that I filed many of your suggestions as bugs. you can use
the bug tracker page to check up on what I've done with them if you're
I've also forwarded this message to the bibdesk-users mailing list (
http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/bibdesk-users), in hopes
that other interested parties can find answers to the same questions,
if they have them.
some other comments below:
On Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at 03:23 PM, Michel Durinx wrote:
> 3. I read in your log you were disappointed by the (lack of ) response
> to the RSS feature:
> I never heard of RSS. I know the ESS's, CSS's, never no RSS...
> nobody in our office actually.
> will look it up eventually...
I included a page at my website about RSS:
I'm very interested in what scientists have to say about the idea, so
please feel free to ask me questions and I'll add to that page as
> 5. I added a field <Kilobytes.> to all, and later a field <Colour>
> because I thought the problem was generated by
> the dot:
> Through <services> I cannot search for <Kilobytes. = 12> which has
> one match; Bibdesk just comes to life.
> while through <services> for example <Pet = stork> works fine.
> <Colour> also does not react,
> so it seems that fields added by the user to all entries, cannot by
> searched for through services; only existing field and fields the user
> adds entry-by-entry (as my <Pet> field). An inconsistency? Maybe not
> a lot of users fall over it...
The service, as nice as it is, is not the most robust code I've written
:) I don't think that it should have anything to do with how the field
was added (the things are unrelated, I think) - i will have to look
> 6. I added a field <Colour> to all entries. I started wondering: what
> is the criterium for it to show up on the bibdesk screen? here you
> see my self-added fields <Kilobytes.> and <Pet> are visible, but why
> not the <Colour> field?
It should show up always. I can't imagine why it doesn't do this,
unless it's because you haven't saved the publication. Changes to
individual publications don't take effect until after you've saved that
publication (by pressing cmd-s when the pub's window is the frontmost,
or by closing it and choosing 'save'.)
> all the best, and keep up the good work: thanks for a functional and
> stable app!