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JabRef 2.10 beta released

The new beta version improves usability of JabRef and includes patches from the community. For instance, we added support for specifying a BibTeX file at --importToOpen. This allows a usage in browsers to directly append downloaded entries to the currently opened database.

Writing of a .bib file has been changed to gain a more human-readable bibtex file. The behavior can be adapted at Options->Preferences->File->"File saving options".... read more

Posted by Oliver Kopp 2013-03-28

JabRef 2.9.2 released

Long time no news, but many releases. The highlights of the last
releases are support for synchronizing a directory with papers and a
database, importing PDFs based on their text, import by drag’n’drop to
the preview pane, converting a reference string to a BibTeX entry by
the FreeCite service, fetching BibTeX entries from DOI and ISBN, clean
up functionality, ranking of entries, improvements for all fetchers,
and many more. We also went through all submitted patches and applied
most of them. A big thanks goes out to all the patch submitters and
contributors. You keep us motivated!

Posted by Oliver Kopp 2013-01-13

JabRef 2.4.1 released

This minor release fixes several bugs, among them a serious look and feel bug under Windows Vista. A couple of improvements have also been made regarding plugins and export formats.

Due to changes in the SourceForge www service, we may not be able to update the Web Start version for a while.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2008-10-08

JabRef: 2.4 released

JabRef is a graphical application for managing bibliographical databases. JabRef is designed specifically for BibTeX bases, but can import and export many other bibliographic formats. JabRef runs on all platforms and requires Java 1.5 or newer.

JabRef 2.4 brings a many new features. The most notable features are plugin support, global search, better crossref handling and new web query options. Many bugs have also been fixed.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2008-09-03

JabRef 2.3.1 released

JabRef 2.3.1 is a bugfix release which fixes a couple of important issues: handling of applications for viewing external files on OS X, a freeze bug when fetching entries from Medline, and UAC problems with the Windows installer under Vista.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2007-12-03

JabRef 2.3 released

JabRef 2.3 has just been released. This is a major update which brings many new features and bugfixes.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2007-11-17

JabRef 2.2 released

The new version of JabRef is now available, bringing new features, most notable support for XMP metadata in PDF files, improved interface for importing and exporting, and many bug fixes.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2007-01-31

JabRef 2.2 beta available

We have just released a beta of the upcoming 2.2 version. The new version comes with a lot of bugfixes and several great new features. Most notable is the ability to add XMP annotations to linked PDF files. Annoted PDF files carry all relevant citation information, for easy sharing between JabRef users. Other new features include new advanced HTML export filters, better search, better drag-and-drop support for PS/PDF files, linking to PS/PDF files placed relative to the bib file, and quick letter seek in the entry table.... read more

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2006-10-13

JabRef 2.1 released

This release provides a lot of bugfixes and some nice new features:
* IEEEXplore search and download feature.
* Option to store entries in their original order, and unsorted table view now shows entries in their original order.
* Keys can now be autogenerated for entries with missing keys before each save.
* Open and import multiple files at the same time.
* Drag files and URLs to readable files into JabRef.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2006-08-10

JabRef available in Debian unstable

JabRef is now available in Debian unstable. The package is handled by Gregor Herrmann and Tony Mancill.

http://packages.debian.org/unstable/tex/jabref

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2006-07-07

JabRef 2.0.1 released

This minor update comes quickly because of two serious bugs in JabRef 2.0. Everyone who has downloaded 2.0 is strongly recommended to upgrade to 2.0.1 immediately.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2006-02-02

Problem with JabRef 2.0

JabRef 2.0 has a serious bug that can mess up your data. The downloads for this release have been hidden. Please don't use version 2.0 - wait for an update in a few days that will solve this problem!

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2006-02-01

JabRef 2.0 released

JabRef 2.0 adds a large set of new features: new import and export filters (e.g. OpenDocument spreadsheet), simple registering of custom import filters, handling of journal name abbreviation/unabbreviation, easier and safer handling of character encodings, pushing citations to Emacs, better customization of appearance, and a lot more. A lot of bugs have been fixed, as well.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2006-01-30

JabRef 1.8.1 released

This minor version adds a couple of minor features: entry timestamping, option to abbreviate fields in key generator, and user-specific entry marking. The main focus is on bugfixes since the 1.8 release.

Source packages, executable jar and Mac package available now. Windows msi file will be available in a couple of days.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2005-09-15

JabRef 1.8 released

JabRef is a graphical application for managing bibliographical databases. JabRef is designed specifically for BibTeX bases, but can import and export many other bibliographic formats. JabRef runs on all platforms and requires Java 1.4 or newer. The new stable release of JabRef provides lots of improvements, new features and bugfixes since version 1.7.1.

Thanks to everyone who has submitted bug reports, patches, feature requests and other kinds of feedback!

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2005-08-02

JabRef 1.8 beta 2 released

Another beta of the 1.8 release is out. This version fixes many bugs from the first beta (plus some older bugs), and adds a few new features. Highlights include improvements for Endnote, Medline and Sixpack imports, OpenOffice Calc export now working with OOo 2.0 beta, and better handling of external file changes.

The final version will be released in just a few weeks, so if you want to help out with testing, give it a try right now and report any problems that come up!

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2005-07-13

JabRef 1.8 beta released

The beta version of JabRef 1.8 is now available for donwload. The new version brings a great deal of new features, improvements of old features, and many bug fixes.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2005-06-06

JabRef 1.7.1 released

JabRef 1.7.1 is a minor release that fixes several bugs from version 1.7.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2005-04-11

JabRef 1.7 released

JabRef 1.7 is now available for download. New features include:
- Hierarchical and more versatile grouping controls.
- Built-in export filters for OpenOffice, Endnote, and RTF.
- Automatic detection of import format
- A dialog for checking the integrity of fields.
- Improvements to the format of output bib files
- Many significant user interface improvements and bugfixes.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2005-03-20

JabRef 1.7 beta released

The 1.7 beta version has been released. It offers some very nice new features, like hierarchical grouping, autodetection of import format and full customization of as many general fields tabs as you need in the entry editor.

There is one known issue: when merging external file changes, group changes will not be handled. This will be in place for the 1.7 final version.

Note: The initial jar file was corrupted in the upload to the SourceForge servers, so if the jar file you downloaded doesn't work, try to download a new one. The working jar file is about 2.2 MB, while the corrupted one was only about half the size.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2005-01-26

New export filters

Two new export filters are now available from our download section, to be used with the Custom Exports feature.

First, an exporter that produces a Harvard style bibliography in RTF format, loadable into word processors like Word and OpenOffice.org Writer, written by Gottfried Vosgerau. Second, an EndNote export filter, written by Alex Montgomery. The latter also includes filters for EndNote to improve interchange of bibliographies between the applications.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-12-03

JabRef 1.6 released

JabRef is a graphical application for managing bibliographical databases. The main focus is on BibTeX databases, but other database formats will be supported as well. JabRef runs on all platforms and requires java 1.4. Being the first version preceded by a public beta, we hope that JabRef 1.6 will be the most stable release so far. There are many new features since version 1.55, including greatly improved handling of bibtex strings, export to MODS format and facilities for detecting and handling external changes to open files. Many bugs have been fixed, and the user interface has been improved in many small ways.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-11-30

New JabRef beta release

In an effort to produce better and more stable releases, we have decided to release 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.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-11-07

JabRef 1.55 released

JabRef is a graphical application for managing bibliographical databases. The main focus is on BibTeX databases, but other database formats will be supported as well. JabRef runs on all platforms and requires java 1.4. The new JabRef version is finally out. Highlights include (configurable) preview with and without abstract, remote Medline search, CiteSeer support, a new dialog for easily creating entries from plain text, a new panel for the Abstract in the entry editor, and numerous usability improvements. And, as usual, many bug fixes.... read more

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-10-12

Missing change log entry for 1.5

The change log for version 1.5 fails to mention an important new feature - the ability to choose default character encoding, and the addition of encoding information in BibTeX files stored from JabRef, which is utilized when loading the files. The latter should ensure that files can be moved painlessly between JabRef instances running on different systems.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-08-03