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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

JabRef 1.5 released

Finally, version 1.5 of JabRef is out. This version offers many usability improvements and a new look. New features include pushing citations into WinEdt and JStor import. Several improvements to performance, and of course many bugfixes.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-08-03

JabRef 1.4 released

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

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-06-06

JabRef 1.3.1 is out

JabRef 1.3.1 is now out. This version is equal to the unfortunate 1.3 version, except for the bugs. Well, at least the known ones.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-05-12

Version 1.3 postponed

Yesterday's 1.3 release of JabRef has been removed from the download page, because of a serious bug. Please wait for a new version to appear.

For users who have already downloaded version 1.3: The bug renders some features unusable; it does not present a security risk to your computer.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-05-10

JabRef 1.3 released

JabRef 1.3 is our biggest update so far, with many improvements to usability, most notably in the linking to external files (PDF/PS/URL/DOI), and with a new entry preview feature.

This version also brings improved compatibility for Mac OS X.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-05-09

New Mac package for JabRef 1.2

The Mac package for JabRef 1.2 appeared to have been corrupted during upload, so a new file has been uploaded.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-04-01

JabRef 1.2 released

JabRef 1.2 fixes some bugs, and adds, among other things, the option to customize autogenerated keys.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-03-21

JabRef 1.19 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. Version 1.19 is a sort of preview of version 1.2. It gives a significant improvement in the user interface, due to the application of Incors' great free Look and Feel, Kunststoff, and the use of antialiased fonts. This version contains HTML and Docbook features, but these will be improved in the forthcoming 1.2 release.... read more

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-02-20

JabRef 1.1 released

JabRef 1.1 improves customization possibilities a great deal compared to version 1.0. You now have full control over which fields are displayed in the editor for BibTeX entries, and you can easily define your own entry types. There are also numerous other new features, improvements and bug fixes. 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.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2004-01-05

JabRef 1.0 released

This is the first release of JabRef, which replaces Bibkeeper and JBibtexManager. Users of these applications will find almost all old features in JabRef, and several new ones.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2003-11-30

JabRef 1.0 released

This is the first release of JabRef, which replaces Bibkeeper and JBibtexManager. Users of these applications will find almost all old features in JabRef, and several new ones.

Posted by Morten Omholt Alver 2003-11-30