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Version 2.10 (March 11th, 2014)

  • Made IEEEXploreFetcher author parsing work again.
  • Added a few more characters in the HTML/Unicode to LaTeX conversion.
  • Find unlinked files tool doesn't always use PDF content importer any more, but the dialog opened when a file is dropped into JabRef.
  • Uninstaller doesn't delete whole directory any more. Fixes bugs 1142, 1175, 1212.

Version 2.10 beta 3 (February 12th, 2014)

  • Fix GoogleScholarFetcher (patch 207)
  • Line breaks in BibTeX fields (e.g., abstract and review) are now kept.
  • Fixed completeness indicator in main table for entries with crossrefs and either/or required fields.
  • Fixed [shorttitle] and [veryshorttitle] key generator markers, so they remove punctuation as described in the documentation.

Version 2.10 beta 2 (June 19th, 2013)

  • Patched Windows install script to avoid wrong placement of Start menu items.
  • Reintroduced right-click on type label in entry editor to change entry type.
  • Fixed compatibility issue with OpenOffice plugin.
  • Added Russian as language.
  • Fix for bug 1160: Certain DOI references with “<” characters are not processed correctly (by Jonathan Powell).
  • Fix for bug 1153: Bug in user-specific file paths stored in @comment (by Thomas Arildsen).

Version 2.10 beta (March 28th, 2013)

  • Applied fix for JStor fetcher (patch 202 by Nicolas Brouard)
  • Added Settings menu item “Clear connection settings” in OpenOffice/LibreOffice panel.
  • 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.
  • Added Unicode to LaTeX conversion for Medline imports (feature 721)
  • Added Unicode to LaTeX conversion cleanup action (feature 721)
  • Added countries, weekdays and months to the case keeper
  • Added support for Emacs key bindings at the entry editor. To avoid collisions of common key bindings, Page up and page down (C-v) are not supported as C-v is “paste” in Windows key bindings.
  • Added a formatter for units which keeps the case and adds non-breaking separators
  • Added a Merge entries functionality
  • Added a setting to choose either a DOI link or a URL to be standard (feature 710)
  • Added button to change entry type. Removed this functionality from the type label, and reduced the font size.
  • Added Iso690 export including two new formatters: Iso690FormatDate and Iso690NamesAuthors (patch 123 by Laura Hernández Gómez)
  • Added menu option “Automatically set file links for selected entries”.
  • Added new BibTeX label pattern authEtAl
  • Added new BibTeX label pattern authForeIne, authorLastForeIni, edtrForeIni, and editorLastForeIni (patch 199)
  • The folder of attachments can now be opened (feature 726, patch by Douglas Nassif Roma Junior).
  • New translation: Spanish. By Jorge Tornero et al.
  • Adapted the required and optional fields of entry types according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BibTeX#Entry_types
  • After a search has been done, the first entry of the entry table is selected (feature 656).
  • Entries contained in an .aux file can now be selected (feature 644).
  • Number of entries in a group is now displayed in brackets (patch 124). Feature has to be enabled at the group settings as calculating the numbers takes a long time at huge databases.
  • New entries are now always be added to a group. Fixes bug 1093.
  • Configurable: Timestamp is now automatically updated on a change of an entry (feature 799)
  • Re-enabled customization of shortcut keys
  • Changed serialization of BibTeX entries:
    • First, the required, then the optional and then all other fields are written. Thereby, fields are now ordered by name. Except the title, which is written first.
    • The second word in of the BibTeX type is capitalized. E.g., Inproceedings got InProceedings
    • Configurable: Start field contents in same column. Enabled by default.
    • Configurable: Use camel case for field names (e.g., HowPublished instead of howpublished). Enabled by default.
    • If no field name is given, then UNKNOWN is used. For instance, = {X} gets UNKNOWN = {X}.
  • Saving a part of the database now also writes entries with a crossref field first.
  • Author field is now resolved using @String data.
  • A custom proxy can be specified (patch 198 by Michael).
  • Default key binding for Write XMP is now “CTRL+F7” instead of “CTRL+F4” as the latter conflicts with “Synchronize files” (by Adrian Daerr)
  • WriteXMPAction now uses database to resolve strings even for selected entries (by Adrian Daerr)
  • Extend XMP privacy filtering to Dublin Core Schema (by Adrian Daerr)
  • IEEE search should include author field again (patch 201 by Christopher S. Lester, fixes bug 1137)

Version 2.9.2 (January 12th, 2013)

  • Fixed handling of empty author parts in rare cases. Fixes bug 1124.
  • Fetchers work again: Import inspection dialog is not modal any more.

Version 2.9.1 (January 1st, 2013)

  • Command line option --importToOpen now also adds to an open tab when JabRef is launched.
  • Importing of entries works again. Fixes bug 1121.
  • Import inspection dialog is now modal.
  • Replaced Java launcher by launch4j. Fixes bugs 1100, 1103, 1123.
  • Menu font size can now be changed again. Help contents are also enlarged accordingly. Fixes bug 1122.

Version 2.9 (December 15th, 2012)

  • Fixed bug: in OO/LO reference lists, entries may fall out when multiple entries with same author and year are cited.
  • Added support for converting HTML combining accents to LaTeX
  • When generating subdatabase from AUX file, preamble and strings are now included from the source database.
  • Added cleanup action for removing redundant $, {, and }
  • Fix for removing starting and ending spaces in the page number cleanup action
  • Fix for a more liberal detection in the month cleanup action

Version 2.9 beta 2 (November 18th, 2012)

  • Added DiVA fetcher
  • Can control if the HTML converter should create subscripts and superscripts as text or an equation via the preferences
  • Added initial support for adding curly brackets {} for certain key words to keep the character case independent of .bst, e.g., for names and abbreviations (use via "Cleanup entries") and can be controlled via preferences if it should be used at searches
  • Fixed author and DOI import from IEEE Xplore
  • Improved import of equations in IEEE Xplore titles handling images, (sub) and /spl / representations
  • Rewrote the HTML import in a more general way. A few characters need to be added.
  • IEEE Xplore abstract fetching should now be working again.
  • Added DOI to BibTex entry fetcher.
  • Added ADS (The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System) fetcher by Ryo Igarashi (patch #120).
  • Reintroduced Google Scholar and ACM portal fetcher with entry preview to reduce server load.
  • Added alternate entry fetcher type where a preview can be displayed so the user can choose which entries to download. This can reduce server load significantly and prevent users from getting locked out of search services.
  • Fix for exception and minor bugs in HTML import parsing (patch 3575998 by Daniel Sv�rd)
  • HTML import handles more characters. Cleanup can also do HTML cleanup. (Patch 3582375 by Oscar Gustafsson)
  • During file renaming: More illegal characters are removed (idea by Sarel Botha)
  • Rudimentary support for IEEEtranBSTCTL added (patch 3582376 by Oscar Gustafsson)
  • ":" is not filtered from the BibTeX keys any more (patch 3582376 by Oscar Gustafsson)
  • Changed internal look&feel setting (based on patch 3580605)
  • Custom importers nested in jars should be supported now (bug 3582838)
  • PDFContentImporter uses the DOI fetcher to fetch the BibTeX for the entry (if a DOI exists at the first page).
  • Moved migration of legacy PDF/PS fields from legacy tools to clean up dialog.
  • MHT files can now also be linked by drag'n'drop without the need to configure "external file types".
  • Adds support for Ubunut's global menu and HUD integration by using java-swing-ayatana (feature #796).
  • Updates PostgreSQL support to PostgreSQL 9.2
  • New Mac OS X icon (patch #61)

Version 2.9 beta (October 24th, 2012)

  • Replaced notification dialog after moving/renaming linked file by status message.
  • Replaced dialog warnings about empty/duplicate key in entry editor by status line messages, to prevent lockup if Save button is pressed directly.
  • Replaced window icon with 48x48 image.
  • Added local undo/redo handling for entry editor text fields.
  • Added special field functionality for ranking, marking as relevant, marking as quality assured, and prioritizing. Can be enabled by "Entry table columns". Based on the work by Igor Chernyavsky, Florian Straßer, and Marius Kleiner.
  • Added PDF preview functionality to the preview panel. Configurable via "Entry preview" settings.
  • Group edit dialog now closes when Escape is pressed.
  • Fixed MS bib import, month was lost on import.
  • Generate key action in entry editor now honors key overwrite settings.
  • Fixed bug when importing XMP data from PDF, file will now be linked from the new entry.
  • Fixed bug in layout processing - quoted formatter argments are now handled correctly.
  • Fixed bug 3545394: null and curly brackets in custom export filter.
  • Added "Manage keywords" popup menu to manage common keywords of selected entries.
  • Added support for pushing citations to TeXstudio (requires TeXstudio >=2.4)
  • Text-based citations can now be imported using FreeCite by Brown University. By Kai Mindermann and Daniel Maurer.
  • JabRef supports synchronization of unlinked PDFs. Feature request "[2163626] Scan database - find unlinked files". Based on patch 3122104.
  • Added command line argument -d/-prdef for resetting preferences to default values. Can reset a comma-separated list of preference values, or all values.
  • Added small right-click popup menu at each tab
  • A PDF can also be dropped to the preview panel to trigger linking it
  • Drag'n'drop of text from the preview panel to other applications is now working
  • Added highlighting in preview area for search text (based on patch 3121914 by Maximilian Lengsfeld).
  • New context menu option "Switch preview layout" in the preview panel.
  • BibTeX key generator patterns can now be stored in per database (implements feature 3495993)
  • Braces around author names are now dropped internally. They remain in the .bib though. Effects (incomplete list): Authors in the main window are shown without braces, autocompletion does not show these braces
  • Autocompletion: ";" is now also a delimiter allowing "keyword1; keyword2" in the keyword fields
  • Autocompletion: the amount of characters to trigger autocompletion may now be configured (default is 2)
  • Autocompletion: in case lower case letters are used, the search is case-insenstive, otherwise the search is case sensitive.
  • Autocompletion: new preference to choose how to deal with first names (always full/always abbreviated/both full and abbreviated)
  • Added functionality "clean up entries"
    • Includes clean up DOI functionality by Florian Straßer and Marius Kleiner (move of DOIs from ee, note, and url field is supported)
    • Option to rename PDF of entry according to configured PDF-naming-scheme (by Florian Straßer and Marius Kleiner)
    • make file paths relative
    • clean up month (functionality based on patch 3470076 by Mathias Walter)
    • clean up pages
    • fix superscripts
  • New "ISBN to BibTeX" fetcher. Uses the online "ISBN to BibTeX Converter" service by Manas Tungare.
  • Added support for drag'n'drop of tabs by Florian Straßer and Marius Kleiner.
  • PDF import dialog now always stores settings: checkbox removed
  • float search now also jumps to first entry if entry editor is opened
  • usability improvements of "content selectors"

Version 2.8.1 (July 4th, 2012)

  • New DBLP fetcher. Patch 3462232 by Sascha Hunold.
  • Disabled ACM portal fetcher to avoid users of getting banned.
  • Fixed bug in PostgreSQL export/import.
  • Improved handling of file fields written in the style exported from Zotero.

Version 2.8 (May 14th, 2012)

  • Applied Oscar Gustafsson's fix for IEEEXplore fetcher.
  • Added capability to remove databases from SQL database.
  • Fixed customization of entries in Biblatex mode.

Version 2.8 beta 2 (March 14th, 2012)

  • Improvements to SQL export and import. Fixed bug where subsequent exports to same database would fail. Can now save multiple bib bases to a single SQL database.
  • "abbr" modifier in BibTeX key generator now skips parentheses.
  • Minor change to FirstPage formatter. Now splits at spaces as well as hyphens, and returns original field content if only one page number is found.
  • When using the preferences import command line option, preferences are now imported before load/import/export operations are handled.
  • Applied Nicolas Pavillon's patch for proper keystroke handling on Mac OS X.
  • Applied Ivanilton Polato's patch for handling multi-line fields in CSV export.
  • Fixed bug: "Send as Email" did not handle absolute paths correctly.
  • Fixed bug 3472991: Search: "Highlight Words" inconsistent.
  • Fixed bug 2933201: Exporting InProceedings to Word 2007.
  • Fixed bug 3146059: Error in translating author field to MS Office.
  • Fixed bug: entering field names containing capital letters in table columns tab in Preferences makes the columns empty.

Version 2.8 beta (January 5th, 2012)

  • Fixed issues with ACM portal fetcher using Benjamin Langmann's patch, plus an additional minor fix.
  • A large list of journal abbreviations is now loaded by default.
  • Added global option to allow file links relative to the bib file location, in addition to the global or database- or user-specific file directory.
  • Fixed bug 3434674: Reviewing changes overwrites groups.
  • Integrated the plugin for interaction with OpenOffice/LibreOffice as a standard part of JabRef.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts Ctrl-Up and Ctrl-Down to move file links up and down in a list of external links in the entry editor.
  • Applied "bjoerntm"'s patch for making the loading of group information less sensitive to white space, in order to prevent trouble loading files written by other tools.
  • Added optional autocompletion of author/editor last names in search field.
  • Changed entry fetcher system so all fetchers are accessed from a single side pane component with a selector.
  • Added INSPIRE fetcher by Sheer El-Showk.
  • Improved error handling when importing in specific format.
  • Prevented crash when calling invalid import format on startup.
  • Improved duplicate detection.
  • Added markers \filename and \filepath for ".begin.layout" and ".end.layout" files in order to output the name or full path of the bib file of the exported database.
  • Fixed possible array index exception in LastPage formatter.
  • Improved author/editor normalization in entry editor.
  • Added metadata extraction from text when PDFs are dragged into JabRef.
  • The filename pattern for renaming a file when dropping a PDF can now be configured at "Options"/"Preferences"/"Import"/"File name format pattern".
  • The defaults of the ImportDialog shown when PDFs are dragged into JabRef can now be configured at "Options"/"Preferences"/"Import". It is possible to override showing the ImportDialog.
  • An entry can be sent by a right click on an entry and select "Send as Email" (patch 3306271).
  • Added option to "copy BibTeX key and title" (patch 3370471).
  • The command for pushing to emacs can be configured now. New command for Emacs 23. New default for Windows: emacsclient.
  • Added export support for DIN1505 style (based on patch 1874662).
  • Added support for PostgreSQL import/export (patch 3368760 by Fred Stevens).
  • Added formatter "JournalAbbreviator" (patch 3013311 by Meigel).
  • RTFExport: Replaces ligatures `` and '' with RTF control sequences {\ldblquote} and {\rdblquote}. (patch 2905383 by Russell Almond).
  • Bugfix for NullPointerException in Biblatex mode (patch 3222388 by Matthias Erll).
  • ToggleButton added to GroupSelector to ease adding/removing references to/from groups (based on patch 3313564 updated by Andreas Schlicker).
  • Export filter "tablerefsandbib" updated to contain links to files and notes (patch 2787096 by Thomas Arildsen).
  • "of" added to the list of skip words (patch 2781830).
  • Added cli-function for exporting entries filtered by a search term (patch 1817093 by Silberer, Zirn)
  • Added highlighting in textarea for search text (patch 3117881 by Ben). Slightly modified to cope with words[]={""}, support for "BibTeX source" tab, and that "Clear" also clears the highlighting.
  • Added highlighting in preview area for search text (based on patch 3121914 by Maximilian Lengsfeld).
  • Switched from PDFBox 0.7.3 to PDFBox 1.6.0.

Version 2.7.2 (November 1st, 2011)

  • Fixed bug that prevented search functions from working under Java 7.

Version 2.7.1 (October 21st, 2011)

  • Fixed problem with search function under Java 7.
  • Made Database properties dialog modal to prevent database from being closed while properties window is open.
  • Fixed error handling in custom import dialog when invalid jar files or class files are specified.
  • Added OR operator for conditional export formatting.
  • DocBook export format switched to 4.4 (based on patch 3313898).
  • Fixed bug that made the key generator combination [shorttitle:abbr] return only a single letter.
  • "of" added to the list of skip words (patch 2781830).
  • Bugfix for NullPointerException in Biblatex mode (patch 3222388 by Matthias Erll).
  • RTFExport: Replaces ligatures `` and '' with RTF control sequences {\ldblquote} and {\rdblquote}. (patch 2905383 by Russell Almond).
  • Fixed bug that made menu items for marking in specific colors invisible under Windows 7.
  • In case a new entry is added, this entry is highlighted and the editor is opened if configured in the settings (patch 3370466). The UI behavior of adding an entry at "new entry from plain text" is now similar to "new entry".
  • Fixed bug in focus handling that affected some actions.
  • Running JabRef under the Oracle JVM will no longer give a warning.

Version 2.7 (August 09th, 2011)

  • Medline importer now wraps multipart last names in braces.
  • RIS importer now handles multiple title fields by concatenation.
  • Disallowed "comment" as entry type name, since this conflicts with the BibTeX format.
  • Fixed handling of suffix name parts (Jr, etc.) in Medline importer.
  • Added optional second numeric argument to Authors formatter, which determines how many authors are shown if the maximum number is exceeded.
  • Added content selector for "review" field in entry editor.
  • Improved detection of file type when adding new link. Can now recognize double extensions such as ".ps.gz".
  • Improved autocompletion of author names. Added options to complete either in 'Firstname Lastname' or 'Lastname, Firstname' formats, or in both.
  • Fixed bug in import function if no suitable import filter is found.

Version 2.7 beta 2 (May 09th, 2011)

  • Added support for MrdLib lookup or metadata extraction when PDFs are dragged into JabRef.
  • Added option under "External programs" for disabling the automatic opening of the Browse dialog when creating a new file link.
  • Fixed shortcut key collision. Shortcut for Import to new database is now Ctrl-Alt-I.
  • The "Open URL or DOI" action now uses URL links in the "file" field as fallback if no links are found in the "url" or "doi" fields.
  • Restricted remote listener port numbers to interval 1025-65535.
  • Added Japanese translation by Koji Yokota.
  • Added scrollbar to entry editor when it is too high to fit in its panel. Patch by Matthias Erll.
  • Made it possible to copy entries from the search dialog.
  • Added proper error message when trying to search with invalid regular expression.
  • Added error dialog on startup if custom look and feel cannot be loaded.
  • Applied Alexander Hug's patch for correctly importing doi from ScienceDirect RIS files.
  • Removed potential NullPointerException in SearchExpressionTreeParser.

Version 2.7beta (January 16th, 2011)

  • Some improvements to MS Office export filter.
  • Introduced three choices for ensuring unique generated keys. The default one (marking with a, b, etc.), a modified one (marking with b, c, etc.) and always adding a letter (a, b, etc.).
  • Font and background colors are now customizable in the entry editor (Options -> Preferences -> Appearance).
  • Window title now includes the full path to the current file.
  • Entries can now be marked in a series of different colors. Automarking of imported entries is now done in separate color without affecting other marked entries.
  • Added new feature (Tools -> Scan database... -> Resolve duplicate BibTeX keys) to search for duplicate keys and offer to generate new keys to resolve the duplicates. Instead of being listed in a warning dialog after opening a bib file, duplicate keys now trigger a dialog asking whether the user wants to resolve the duplicates.
  • Added check that ensures that application doesn't quit while a large save operation is still in progress. Shows wait message with cancel button.
  • Added apostrophe (') as illegal character in BibTeX keys.
  • BibTeX strings that refer each other are now sorted correctly when saving bib file.
  • Fixed bug in merging external changes - file would still be reported as modified externally after merging changes.
  • Fixed bug in Move/rename file link feature that could cause the wrong link to be stored for certain directory structures.
  • Fixed bug: curly braces can now be used in arguments to formatters.
  • Fixed lockup bug when generating key for entries with crossref fields.
  • BibTeX strings are now resolved before attempting to (un)abbreviate journal names.
  • Modified [shorttitle] and [veryshorttitle] key generator markers so they consider a hyphen a word boundary, and remove punctuation characters (keep only numbers and letters).
  • deprecate various export formatters with new Authors formatter, which provides flexible formatting options.

Version 2.6 (April 4th, 2010)

  • Fixed IEEExplorer and ACM fetchers to adapt to web site changes.
  • Active preview (1 or 2) is now remembered.
  • Applied patch by Igor L. Chernyavsky to prevent loss of entry selection after generating key.
  • Changed OpenDocument Spreadsheet export so the mimetype file is written correctly at the start of the zip file.
  • Fixed bug when importing preferences: custom export filters would not be updated after import.
  • Changed help page loading procedure so help pages can be loaded for plugin entry fetchers.
  • Made it possible to define customized entry types with either-or conditions on required fields, e.g. using a pseudo-field called "author/editor" will indicate that the entry requires either the "author" or the "editor" field set.
  • Fixed bug: entries of a customized type could be indicated as complete even if BibTeX key was not set.
  • Changed deletion process for some temporary files to avoid leftover files.

Version 2.6 beta 3 (March 7th, 2010)

  • Added ScienceDirect entry fetcher that utilizes the BibSonomy scraper.
  • Changed non-native file dialog setting so files cannot be renamed. This prevents accidentally entering rename mode when trying to enter directory. Can be enabled again in Options -> Preferences -> Advanced.
  • Added new JStor fetcher that utilizes the BibSonomy scraper to obtain BibTeX data.
  • Fixed bug in CookieHandlerImpl.
  • Fixed bug; when dragging a file into JabRef and asking to move it to the file directory, warning will now be given if the destination file already exists. Patch by Alastair Mailer.
  • When dragging a file into JabRef and asking to copy or move it to the file directory, it is now possible to rename to an arbitrary name. Patch by Alastair Mailer.
  • Added "review" field to BibTeXML export.
  • Added Reset button to entry fetchers. Patch by Dennis Hartrampf and Ines Moosdorf.
  • Changed Microsoft Office XML export so "number" rather than "issue" is exported as <b:Issue>, which conforms with import format.
  • Added confirmation dialog that allows saving without backup in cases when backup creation fails.
  • Fixed bug 2938562: using the move/rename feature on a file link could give an absolute link even if the file was put below the main file directory.
  • Fixed bug 2931293: error generating key with [authorsAlpha] for short names.
  • When checking for external modifications, file size is now checked in addition to the time stamp.
  • Fixed handling of maximised state when shutting down and starting up JabRef. Patch by Igor L. Chernyavsky.
  • Fixed bug that prevented correct handling of DOS short file names. Patch by Igor L. Chernyavsky.
  • Added support for KOI8_R character set.
  • Removed DocumentPrinter class, using standard API functions instead. Patch by Tony Mancill.
  • Removed HightlightFilter class, using standard API functions instead. Patch by Tony Mancill.
  • Changed keyboard shortcut for IEEXplorer search to Alt-F8.
  • Disabled JStor search, which doesn't work due to API changes.
  • External file type manager now removes "." prefix in file type extension if the user has typed it that way.
  • Preview panel now defaults to preview layout 1 instead of 2. Switched default layouts.
  • Added IfPlural formatter by Russell Almond. The formatter outputs its first argument if the input field contains " and " and the second one otherwise.
  • Applied patch by Philipp Cordes and Björn Kahlert for improved handling of names by autocompleter. The patch also reorganizes the autocompleter classes.
  • Table will now scroll to keep the currently edited entry visible if an edit leads to the entry getting sorted to a different position.
  • Reworked author and editor handling in Docbook export. Added Docbook XML header.
  • Database will no longer be marked as changed after accepting external changes, unless one or more changes were not accepted before merging, and unless database was already marked as changed.
  • Fixed bug: undesired autocompletion when saving file.
  • Fixed bug: entry editor doesn't appear when new entry is added while a filtering search or group selection is active.
  • Fixed bug in writing of metadata on Windows. For certain metadata lengths newlines would be messed up after the metadata comment in a bib file.
  • Search dialog now automatically previews first hit, and hides preview if there are no hits.

Version 2.6 beta 2 (November 1st, 2009)

  • Added export formatter "Default" which takes a single argument. Outputs the string to format unchanged if it is non-empty, otherwise outputs the argument.
  • Added option under Options -> Preferences -> General for disabling the strict enforcing of correct BibTeX keys. Disabling this makes it possible to use e.g. umlaut characters in keys.
  • Modified launcher script for Windows installer to give higher heap size limit.
  • Improved autocompletion. All fields with autocompletion which have content selectors will now autocomplete on content selector values. For the "journal" field, the autocompleter will now additionally use entries from the current journal abbreviations list, and will also complete on the entire field up to the cursor rather than just looking at the last word only.
  • Added support for postformatter in Layout. The postformatter will be run after the formatters called from a layout.
  • Improved group autogeneration. Added option to generate groups based on author or editor last names. Autogenerated groups are now alphabetized.
  • Modified Endnote export filter so "--" gets converted to "-" in the "pages" field.
  • Changed keyword groups so they will match on whole words only. E.g. a keyword group for the keyword "can" will no longer match the keyword "scanner".
  • Improved entry type determination and author parsing for some varieties of CSA files.
  • Minor change to Harvard RTF export. Added space after "ed.", and added editor to output for inbook entries.
  • Set limit to the number of displayed characters in group names in groups tree in order to avoid group panel width problems.
  • Changed file link handling so all remote links classified as URL can be opened through the browser. Setting a different file type manually makes JabRef call a remote link using the handler application instead.
  • Modified Endnote/refer import filter to strip "doi:" from the %R field.
  • Modified HTML conversion so single newline is displayed in the preview (and HTML exports) as <br>, while multiple newlines are displayed as <p>.
  • Fixed bug: switching entry editor between entries of different type may result in switching of entry editor tabs.
  • Fixed bug: adding external file link leads to relative path from root directory if file directory is set to an empty string.
  • Fixed error message when a # in a BibTeX string prevents saving. No longer states that the problem is in an entry, but specifies that it is in a string.
  • Fixed bug: ODS export doesn't resolve BibTeX strings.
  • Fixed bug: content selector for "editor" field uses "," instead of " and " as delimiter.
  • Fixed bug: editing source doesn't allow change of entry type.
  • RTFChars formatter now converts --- to \emdash and -- to \endash.

Version 2.6beta (September 29th, 2009)

  • Added pages information to several entry types in Endnote export.
  • Modified LastPage formatter so it returns the number when only the number of pages is given.
  • Modified search algorithms so LaTeX commands are removed before search. For instance, this means that the value "test \textit{case}" now matches the search string "test case".
  • Changed default table font family to "SansSerif".
  • Can now create lock file while writing a bib file. The lock file is checked before saving, and before scanning an externally changed file, in order to avoid reading an unfinished file.
  • Added support for dragging a file link from the file column to another application.
  • Added toolbar button and shortcut (Alt-F) in entry editor for autosetting file links.
  • Improved ISI import filter so DOI information is included.
  • Fixed bug: metadata changes would not be detected as external changes to a database.
  • Fixed bug: when accepting external changes and not saving before new changes are detected, the previously accepted changes would also be listed.
  • Fixed bug in Scifinder import where an empty Inventor field could overwrite the author field.
  • Fixed bug in autocompleter. Current suggested completion would be added to the field if the user closed the entry editor or mouse clicked on another field.
  • Fixed problem with exporting to some MySql versions. Patch by François Dorin.
  • Fixed bug in handling of LaTeX character sequences - now sequences with = as command character (e.g. "\={A}") are recognized.
  • Fixed bug: gray out / hide setting in groups panel is overridden on startup by search mode selection. Added separate prefs key for the groups setting. Fix suggested by Igor L. Chernyavsky.
  • Fixed bug: cookie manager installed by Download button in file field editor throws an exception when trying to fetch from Medline.
  • Fixed bug: temporary files don't get deleted on shutdown.
  • Disabled table column reordering in import inspection window, since a user reported problems when using this.
  • Changed years from 2008 to 2009 in splash image.

Version 2.5 (June 22th, 2009)

  • Modified export layout procedure so missing formatters can be reported in the error output. Export now succeeds with warnings added where formatters are missing.
  • Conditional blocks (\begin{field}...\end{field}) in layout files can now be given a semicolon-separated list of fields as argument. All fields must then be set for output to be given.
  • Changed RIS import so multiple abstract fields in an entry are concatenated.
  • Added quoting of some special characters in SQL export, based on Kyle Crabtree's patch.
  • Fixed bug in MS Office 2007 XML export - editor names missing.
  • Fixed bug in plugin manager that prevented the "Download plugin" button from working.
  • Fixed bug in plugin manager routine that checks for installed versions of a plugin.
  • Fixed bug in startup that could show warnings multiple times when loading from autosave files.

Version 2.5 beta 2 (May 19th, 2009)

  • Plugin manager now handles plugin versions correctly based on the version number in their plugin.xml file.
  • Added formatter "Number" that outputs a sequence number for the current entry in the current export operation. This formatter can be used to produce a numbered list of entries.
  • Added autosave feature.
  • Fixed bug in file link handling in BibTeXML export.
  • Improved handling of patents in Scifinder import.

Version 2.5beta (April 21st, 2009)

  • Added Simplified Chinese translation.
  • Added simple plugin manager.
  • Added ~/.jabref/plugins as user-specific plugin directory.
  • Added \r marker to WrapFileLinks formatter that outputs file links without expanding relative links.
  • Added [authorAlpha] key marker that formats authors according to the "alpha" BibTeX style. Patch submitted by Oliver Kopp.
  • Table sort order set by clicking and Ctrl-clicking table columns is now immediately set as default sort order in preferences.
  • Changed LyX pipe setting so it works whether ".in" is included or omitted.
  • Modified ISI importer so the words "of", "and" and "the" will not be capitalized in the title, journal or publisher fields.
  • When adding new local file link, browse dialog now appears immediately when opening file link editor, saving one mouse click.
  • Added "Remove all broken links" option in the resolver dialog for broken links when synchronizing file links.
  • Added rename option to Set/clear field dialog, to move contents from one field to another.
  • Added Back and Forward actions, for switching between recently edited BibTeX entries.
  • Added option under "Entry table" to designate fields as numeric for sorting purposes.
  • Added possibility for custom export filters to define their own name formatters. This is done by adding a file named "<filtername>.formatters". This file defines one formatter on each line, with each line containing the name of the formatter and the formatter definition, separated by a colon (:).
  • Added menu items for increasing/decreasing table font size, with shortcut keys Ctrl-plus and Ctrl-minus.
  • Added options to automatically mark entries imported into an existing database, and to unmark previously marked entries when importing.
  • Added ":(x)" modifier to key generator, specifying that the arbitrary string x should be used as a fallback value if the value returned by the field marker is empty.
  • Added ":upper" modifier to key generator, to force uppercase for a field marker.
  • Added buttons in External programs tab in Preferences for modifying settings for "Push to"-features, and removed obsolete fields.
  • Added support for DOI field in Endnote importer.
  • Added support for language and publication status fields in Medline import (publication status stored in "medline-pst" field).
  • Enabled cookie handling for downloading full-text articles.
  • Improved handling of invalid BibTeX keys containing white space. Parser will now try to piece together the key and avoid disturbing the continued parsing. Patch submitted by Stephan Lau.
  • Cosmetic change to the entry type label to the left in the entry editor.
  • Changed name handling so a single-entry name without a capital initial letter, such as "unknown", will be treated as a solitary last name rather than a von particle.
  • Changed table selection coloring so entries that are grayed out or marked can be distinguished from normal entries when selected.
  • Changed handling of "affiliation" in Medline import - now makes sure to escape # characters before storing.
  • Modified ACM portal fetcher due to web site changes.
  • Improvements to IEEEXplore fetcher - better handling of month and page fields.
  • Changed behaviour of source panel when an entry contains imbalanced # characters - the panel can now show the entry in its invalid form, allowing the user to fix the problem.
  • Improved handling of PDF files without XMP metadata - other metadata will now be retained. Patch submitted by Felix Langner.
  • Fixed bug in parsing file field - double spaces in file names would be reduced to single spaces, breaking the file link. Fix submitted by Uwe Kuehn.
  • Fixed NullPointerException when downloading external file and file directory is undefined.
  • Fixed bug in HTMLConverter.
  • Fixed NullPointerException in key generator for incomplete names.
  • Fixed bug in removing custom export filters.
  • Fixed bug 2225371: restart is no longer required after adding a new custom export filter.
  • Fixed bug in "Move/rename file" feature in file field editor with regard to undefined file directory.
  • Fixed bug in Ris importer.
  • Fixed NullPointerException in Endnote importer.

Version 2.4.2 (November 1st, 2008)

  • Added missing layout formatters FirstPage and LastPage.
  • Fixed a bug regarding ParamLayoutFormatter loaded from plugin.
  • Fixed crash during initalization of journal abbreviation list.
  • Added option to have JabRef search for external file when "Open file" function is chosen for an entry without any linked files. This is similar to what was always done in JabRef 2.3.1 and earlier.
  • Improved regular expression file search, so the regular expression can contain field markers as used for BibTeX key generation in addition to just regular fields. It is no longer possible to call arbitrary layout formatters, but the modifiers "upper", "lower" and "abbr" (for case conversion and abbreviation) can be used.
  • Ris importer now imports PB as "school" instead of "publisher" for THES entries.
  • Fixed bug 2157664: Current edit is now treated as an undoable edit in itself.

Version 2.4.1 (October 8th, 2008)

  • Fixed bug: layout formatter arguments were not set when using a ParamLayoutFormatter loaded from plugin.
  • Fixed bug: when abbreviating first names, for authors with first names connected with "-", only the first letter is shown.
  • Enhanced ExportFormatTemplate plugins with an optional property "encoding" which overrides the default encoding with the given one.
  • Fixed menu colors under Windows Vista.
  • Fixed bug 2137771: Missing file extension when downloading.
  • Fixed bug 2105329: Ensure that newly added entry is visible in table.
  • Fixed bug 1908222: Preference "Fit table horizontally on screen" doesn't work
  • Fixed bug 2119059: Handling of the A1 tag in the RIS format.
  • Added missing help file for ACM digital library fetcher.
  • Added option for whether to use IEEE LaTeX journal abbreviation list.
  • Added tooltip to menu items in push-to-application popup menu.

Version 2.4 (September 1st, 2008)

  • Added mappings for some special characters that need to be sanitized when generating BibTeX keys.
  • Added ACM Digital Library fetcher by Aaron Chen.
  • Added new entry types (conference, patent, standard, electronic).
  • Improvements to IEEEXplore fetcher.
  • Added explanatory text to indicate that "ps" and "pdf" files are legacy features.
  • Fixed unexpected behaviour of "Open PDF or PS" menu item - now looks in "file" field, and does not launch search for external files.
  • Fixed bug 1827568: "Save database" might not store current edit in entry editor.
  • Fixed bug 2027944: updating custom export definitions requires restart.

Version 2.4beta (March 12th, 2008)

  • Added "protection" flag in Database properties. When this flag is set, JabRef will refuse to save the database when the file has been externally modified, until the changes have been reviewed and partly or completely accepted.
  • Fixed bug where the external update notification in the side pane would remain even if the referred database was closed.
  • Added two new search modes - display search results in a dialog, and global search.
  • Support for fetching from the command line using --fetch (contributed by Jan F. Boldt and David Kaltschmidt).
  • Support for fetching from Spires (contributed by Fedor Bezrukov).
  • Support for fetching from JSTOR (contributed by Tobias Langner, Juliane Doege, Sebastian de Hoog and Christoph Jacob)
  • Added context menu for file list editor with options to move/rename linked file as well as to automatically move the file to file directory and optionally rename after BibTeX key.
  • JabRef can now be extended by plugins (using the Java Plugin Framework JPF as the underlying technology). Currently extension points exist for:
    • ImportFormat
    • ExportFormat based on Templates
    • ExportFormat based on IExportFormat (contributed by Kariem Hussein)
    • LayoutFormatter
    • EntryFetcher
    • PushToApplication
    JabRef uses JPFCodeGenerator (which was written just for JabRef) to generate helper classes for making JPF easier. Current version used: 0.4 http://forge.spline.inf.fu-berlin.de/projects/jpfcodegen/
  • Print warnings if insufficient Java version is used or if JRE is not from Sun.
  • Memory Stick Mode: JabRef automatically loads configuration settings from jabref.xml and also writes them there if enabled.
  • Improved handling of crossrefs. Fields are now resolved in preview and export.
  • Updated dependencies, now using: JempBox-0.2
  • Improved handling of ArXiv URIs.
  • Changed default preference value: now using import inspection dialog also when just a single entry is imported.
  • [ 1620792 ] Fixed: JabRef randomly hangs during Medline fetch
  • [ 1738920 ] Fixed: Windows Position in Multi-Monitor environment
  • [ 1795355 ] Fixed: LatexFieldFormatter omits "{" on beginning of optional field
  • [ 1297576 ] New feature: Printing of entry preview (use right-click menu)
  • [ 1717849 ] Fixed: Bug in aux import (contributed by Kai Eckert)
  • [ 1749613 ] Fixed: About translation
  • [ 1709449 ] Fixed: Clicking a DOI from context menu fails
  • [ 1869331 ] Fixed: Uninstall after silent install removes Windows start menu
  • [ 1723219 ] Fixed: Strange message (LyX) while installing 2.3
  • Added handling of unknown file types when synchronizing the file field.
  • Changed the way customized external file types are stored. Types are now stored in a way analogous to a diff from the default types. This allows default types added in later versions to appear immediately, even if the user has customized the list.
  • Moved file preferences from General tab to new File tab.
  • Reduced horizontal size of preferences dialog.
  • Fixed handling of quotes when using the "abbr" modifier for key generator (Debian bug #448917).
  • Download file procedure now strips query string in order to find correct file extension (Debian bug #448027).

Version 2.3.1 (November 29th, 2007)

  • Removed default applications for file types under Mac OS X, and made use of the standard "/usr/bin/open <filename>" way to open files except when an application name is explicitly set.
  • [ 1620792 ] Fixed: JabRef randomly hangs during Medline fetch

Version 2.3 (November 8th, 2007)

  • Added handling of unknown file types when synchronizing the file field.
  • Changed the way customized external file types are stored. Types are now stored in a way analogous to a diff from the default types. This allows default types added in later versions to appear immediately, even if the user has customized the list.
  • Moved file preferences from General tab to new File tab.
  • Reduced horizontal size of preferences dialog.
  • Fixed handling of quotes when using the "abbr" modifier for key generator (Debian bug #448917).
  • Download file procedure now strips query string in order to find correct file extension (Debian bug #448027).

Version 2.3 beta 3 (October 6th, 2007)

  • Export formats that output the character encoding now use common names for encodings instead of Java-specific names.
  • Added "Open" button in external link dialog box to test or use the link.
  • Added formatter WrapFileLinks which iterates over file links, producing a formatted string for each containing any desired information about the file link.
  • Applied Fedor Bezrukov patch (setting User-Agent in URLDownload to solve ArXiv problem).
  • Applied Aaron Chen's patch for fixing bugs in IEEExplore fetcher.
  • Applied Edward Valeev's patch for handling article numbers replacing pages in Refer/Endnote import.
  • Added toolbar button to entry editor for writing XMP-metadata.
  • Added paste and drag & drop support to file list editor.
  • Added "authorLast" and "editorLast" markers for using last author's last name in BibTeX keys.
  • Added support for file field in Write XMP action.
  • Numeric fields (year, volume, number, pmid, citeseercitationcount) are now sorted as numbers when possible.
  • Improvements to the Ovid import filter.
  • Modified AuthorLastFirstAbbreviator and AuthorAbbreviator to accept names in both last-first and first-first format, but always return in last-first format. These two formatters are identical.
  • [ 1648789 ] Fixed: Problem on writing XMP when option to leave out some fields was active.
  • [ 1561990 ] Fixed: Exporting to WinEdt - apostrophe.
  • Fixed bug in entry editor: source panel edits were not properly stored when clicking a different entry in the main table.
  • Fixed problem with "Synchronize file links" not honouring database specific file directory.
  • Fixed problem with file type selection in external file link editor not being up-to-date.
  • Fixed problem with wrong enable/disable behaviour of Clear search button when switching between tabs.
  • Fixed argument parsing in AbstractParamLayoutFormatter so \t and \n can be used for tabs and newlines.

Version 2.3 beta 2 (August 29th, 2007)

  • When user chooses to save to an existing file, and answers that the file should not be overwritten, a new file dialog now appears instead of the operation cancelling.
  • Removed antialias setting for main table, because it interferes with proper rendering on LCDs when running under JRE 6. Removed non-optional antialias settings for entry editor for the same reason.
  • Changed external link handling so remote (http) links can be sent to the external application. Applications like Evince and Gimp can open remote links.
  • Replaced Simle HTML export filter with improved version by Mark Schenk.
  • Introduced ParamLayoutFormatter interface for layout formatters that can take an argument by the following syntax: \format[MyFormatter(argument)]{\field}. Implementing classes contain a setArgument(String) method that receives the argument (if any) before the format() method is called.
  • Timestamp and owner fields are now set also when appending a bib file, and new options have been introduced to control whether imported/appended/pasted entries should have these fields overwritten if already set.
  • Added operations for adding file links in import inspection window, and made file and URL icons in the table clickable.
  • Removed PDF and PS columns and operations in import inspection window (replaced by operations on the "file" field).
  • File field column in main table now shows file type icon instead of generic icon.
  • Modified Endnote export to take "file" field into account, and to resolve full paths to PDF files.
  • Added "Auto" button to automatically set "owner" field to the default username.
  • Added \encoding tag for begin/end layouts in export filters to print the name of the character encoding used for the export. The tag is not available in entry layouts.
  • Added \% as a supported LaTeX command, producing '%'.
  • Fixed bug in HTMLChars: commands like {\aa} and {\o} were not processed properly, even though defined in Globals.HTMLCHARS.
  • Fixed bug that made it possible to accidentally close database without saving, when error occurs during the save operation.

Version 2.3 beta (June 28th, 2007)

  • Added MIS Quarterly export format.
  • Added support for COPAC file format.
  • Added RemoveTilde LayoutFormatter to deal with Bibtex non-breakable spaces.
  • Added autocompletion feature for author/editors and other fields.
  • Added feature to save all open databases.
  • Added support for pushing citations to Vim when Vim server is enabled.
  • Added missing option for specifying the path to LEd.exe.
  • Added -s/--nosplash command line option for disabling the splash screen.
  • Added new field marker [auth.etal] for key generation.
  • Added support in XMP metadata handling for bibtex string resolution.
  • When opening databases, already open files are now skipped.
  • Option to use native instead of Swing file dialogs is now available on all OSes.
  • Synchronize external links now searches entire database, not selected entries.
  • Medline import now adds <Affiliation> information into the "institution" field.
  • Improved handling of external links. The 'file' field can now specify a list of external links, and arbitrary file types are supported. Old-style PDF and PS links can be moved automatically into the 'file' field.
  • Fixed bug in RIS and Refer/Endnote imports. Entries with editors but no authors are now imported properly.
  • Fixed missing export formatter AuthorFirstFirstCommas.
  • Fixed minor bug in Harvard export with missing space between year and title.
  • Fixed bug that caused lockup when connection to IEEExplore fails.
  • Fixed wrong dependency in OAI2/ArXiv Fetcher.
  • Fixed problem with foreign characters in OAI2/ArXiv Fetcher.
  • Fixed problem with key generation in OAI2/ArXiv Fetcher.
  • Fixed bug in duplicate search that made misc entries never get detected as duplicates.
  • Fixed bug in XMP reimport from DublinCore related to month strings.

Version 2.2 (January 30th, 2007)

  • Added progress bar to indicate progress when synchronizing PS/PDF links.
  • Option to autogenerate key for imported entries now also affects entries imported without using the import inspection window.
  • Modified quick jump behaviour so sequences of letters can be found. Timeout or ESC resets the search.
  • Improved XMP support:
    • JabRef now reads and write DublinCore and Legacy Document Properties; Caution needs to be used though since, JabRef does overwrite existing values.
    • XMP privacy filter can be used to prevent sensible fields to be exported.
  • Support for OAI2 identifiers with subcategories, e.g. math.RA/0601001
  • Fixed bug that made explicit groups appear empty after updating group tree from external change.
  • New windows installer thanks to Uwe Stöhr.
  • [ 1641247 ] Fixed: No update of preview after generating bibtex key
  • [ 1631548 ] Fixed: Absolute paths should be stored for last open files.
  • [ 1598777 ] Fixed: Month sorting
  • [ 1570570 ] New Feature: Deselect all duplicates on import
  • [ 1574773 ] Fixed: sanitizeUrl() breaks ftp:// and file:///
  • [ 1609991 ] Fixed: Silverplatter Import: Publisher and Year confused
  • [ 1608391 ] Fixed: Medline Search Editbox size gets to big

Version 2.2 beta 2 (November 26th, 2006)

  • Redesigned export functions to simplify GUI and provide "Export selected entries" functionality. Export filter is now chosen using the file type dropdown menu in the file dialog.
  • Fixed bug that caused UnsupportedEncodingException on Windows when saving.
  • Added warning dialog when exporting failed.
  • Added fix for exporting special chars in RTF like éóú...
  • Added NameFormat LayoutFormatter based on Bibtex method name.format$
  • Added Fetch from ArXiv.org to Web Search
    [1587342] Quering ArXiv (and any OAI2 Repository)
  • [1594123] Fixed: Failure to import big numbers in Bibtex
  • [1594169] Fixed: Entry editor navigation between panels faulty
  • [1588028] Fixed: Export HTML table has relative DOI URL
  • [1601651] Fixed: PDF subdirectory - missing first character

Version 2.2 beta (October 13th, 2006)

  • Added Mark Schenk's advanced HTML export filter.
  • Added options to copy/move/link to dragged linkable file (pdf, ps, etc.).
  • Removed unnecessary output text when scanning for external file changes.
  • Changed layout of entry editor to solve problem with collapsing text fields.
  • Added first version of support for XMP-metadata in PDFs.
    • "Import into..."
    • Integrate with copy/move/link.
    • Added option to write all/selected PDFs in database
  • Added tooltips to database tabs showing the file's full path.
  • Added function for setting or clearing specific fields in selected or all entries.
  • Setting a relative PDF/PS path in Database Properties now makes JabRef look for the directory relative to the bib file's location.
  • Removed Oxford comma from AuthorList...Comma-LayoutFormatters.
  • Added LayoutFormatters that print the Oxford comma.
  • Added missing space between abbreviated author first names: William Andrew Paul => W. A. Paul (used to be W.A. Paul)
  • Added LayoutFormatter for HTML paragraphs.
  • Changing Database Properties now causes the database to be marked as changed.
  • Improved simple search. Words are now treated as separate search terms, and phrases can be indicated with "double quotes".
  • When a letter key is pressed in the table, the first entry starting with the same letter (in the current sort column) is selected.
  • Bib files dragged into JabRef now appear in the Recent files menu.
  • Fixed bug in import dialog.
  • Better support for ISI files in general (should basically be better than INSPEC) including IEEE parsing.
  • Added regular expression search for auto-linking. Search is now more flexible by default.
  • Search operation also now search relative to the JabRef directory.
  • General improvements in Inspec ISI handling.
  • New LayoutFormatter: AuthorOrgSci - first author is in "last, first" all others in "first last". First names are abbreviated.
  • New LayoutFormatter: NoSpaceBetweenAbbreviations - spaces between multiple abbreviated first names are removed.
  • Improved PDF link resolver to produce proper URIs.
  • [1503956] Fixed: Help text instead of Help icon.
  • [1542552] Fixed: Wrong author import from ISI file.
  • [1534537] Fixed: resize groups interface
  • [1465610] Fixed: (Double-)Names containing hyphen (-) not handled correctly
  • [1436014] Fixed: No comma added to separate keywords
  • [1548875] Fixed: download pdf produces unsupported filename
  • [1545601] Fixed: downloading pdf corrupts pdf field text
  • [1285977] Fixed: Impossible to properly sort a numeric field
  • [1535044] Fixed: Month sorting
  • [1540646] Fixed: Default sort order: bibtexkey
  • [1553552] Fixed: Not properly detecting changes to flag as changed

Version 2.1 (August 9th, 2006)

  • Added capability to drag files and WWW links into JabRef. BibTeX files will be opened normally, other files imported, and WWW links downloaded and imported.
  • The -v command line option now makes the application only print version number and quit immediately.
  • Duplicates within a set of imported entries are now found and shown in the import inspection window.
  • Mac users can now choose between native and Swing file chooser under Preferences -> Advanced.
  • Fixed missing duplicate warning when importing without import inspection window.
  • Fixed error in ISI import which allowed empty fields to be set, causing errors when saving and reloading entries.
  • Fixed missing time and owner stamps when importing entries (only in 2.1b/2.1b2).
  • Fixed erroneous updates in entry editor if user switches to a different entry while downloading PDF/PS file.
  • Fixed bug (only in 2.1b2) in calling file open/save dialog on Mac OS X.
  • Fixed bug that made duplicate resolver dialog pop under import inspection dialog.

Version 2.1 beta 2 (June 29th, 2006)

  • Added option to toggle floating of marked entries to the top of the table.
  • Added option to open, append and import multiple BibTeX files.
  • Improved support for LaTeX special characters in HTML and RTF representations.
  • Fixed bug that made entry selection get lost when an edit modifies the entry's position in the main table.
  • Fixed bug in BibTeXML export (entry type name missing in tag).
  • Fixed name handling in (non-compliant) Endnote files giving all author names on the same line.
  • Fixed problem with keyword handling in Medline import.
  • Fixed (harmless) NullPointerException when medline fetch is cancelled.
  • Fixed bug in parser that made {"} illegal in fields quoted with ".

Version 2.1 beta (May 9th, 2006)

  • Known issue: font sizes cannot be changed, but should follow OS settings on Windows and Mac.
  • Known issue: some HTML may be handled inappropriately when downloading from IEEEXplore.
  • Changed Paste function so timestamp and owner fields are updated.
  • Added "Other" item to the "New entry ..." menu.
  • Changed sorting order so marked entries are displayed at the top of the table.
  • Added IEEEXplore search and download feature.
  • Added option to store entries in their original order. Unsorted table view now shows entries in their original order.
  • Added option to autogenerate keys for entries with missing keys before each save.
  • Improved handling of external URLs to prevent problems with special characters.
  • Medline and Endnote imports no longer automatically add curly braces around capital letters in title.
  • Float search now scrolls table to the top.
  • Fixed lockup problem in preview with uneven number of # characters in fields.
  • Fixed problem with default content selector fields reappearing after removal.
  • Fixed problem with unsupported character encodings being selectable and causing unreported save errors.
  • Fixed bug that blocked last line in table columns setup from being removed.
  • Fixed missing export formats from command line.
  • Fixed bug that made Review tab impossible to remove from entry editor.
  • Fixed bug in Medline XML import that assigned wrong PMID for some entries.
  • Fixed bug in custom export that collapsed sequences of two or more backslashes into a single backslash in output.
  • Fixed bug (misspelled formatter name) in Harvard RTF export.

Version 2.0.1 (February 2nd, 2006)

  • Fixed bug that made a hidden entry editor under some circumstances store a field value to the wrong entry.
  • Fixed synchronization bug that made the opening of a new database sometimes fail.
  • Fixed bug in setting external journal lists when no personal list is set.

Version 2.0 (January 30th, 2006)

  • Changed sorting selection interface for main table for more intuitive operation.
  • Made import operation update "working directory".
  • Removed hard-coded author/editor name rearrangement in OpenOffice and OpenDocument exports.
  • Fixed hangup when parsing RIS files from Nature.
  • Fixed NullPointerException when generating database from AUX file on Mac OS X.
  • Fixed bug in routine for adding braces around capital letters.
  • Fixed bug in switching preview layouts.
  • Fixed bug in link handling in entry preview.

Version 2.0b2 (January 15th, 2006)

  • Changed field order in OpenDocument export to comply with bibliography requirement.
  • Added support for inserting citations into Emacs using gnuserv/gnuclient.
  • Added option to set a regular expression replace operation on generated bibtex keys.
  • Added support for custom importers inside a jar file.
  • Fixed bug in opening URLs containing "&" on Windows.

Version 2.0b (January 4rd, 2006)

  • Added a system for registering custom import formats in the form of Java classes.
  • Added export option for OpenDocument spreadsheet.
  • Added new options for name formatting in main table.
  • Added REPEC-NEP import filter.
  • Added option for non-field parameters for export formatters. If the parameters does not start with the backslash character, it will be passed unchanged to the formatter in place of any field value.
  • Added export formatter CurrentDate, which returns the current date, and takes a format string as parameter.
  • Added customization of table colors, accessible from Tools -> Preferences -> Entry table.
  • Added new Appearance tab to preferences dialog to gather appearance related options.
  • Added toggling of abbreviated and full journal names. The list of journals is realized as an external file, but editable from a Manage Journal Abbreviations panel. Secondary lists can also be linked, but not edited. There is a download option to quickly get a list available on the internet, and we will provide one or more lists for download from the SourceForge web server.
  • Added functionality for new JabRef instances to detect a running instance, and send command line parameters to the running instance for processing.
  • Added handling of HTML links in preview panel.
  • Added confirmation dialog when database is saved and the chosen encoding doesn't support all characters. Gives options to save, cancel or try a different encoding.
  • The encoding used when opening a database is now remembered, and used when database is stored.
  • Added review field for research comments, paper reviews, etc.
  • Added option to disable wrapping for certain fields. Wrapping of pdf, ps, doi and url is disabled by default.
  • Antialiasing option now affects entry editor text fields as well as table text.
  • Changed to monospaced font in source editor field.
  • Removed option to put double braces around BibTeX fields, but retained option to remove double braces when loading. Added option to put braces around capital letters of a chosen set of fields.
  • Improved Ovid import.
  • Fixed problem with ordering of BibTeX strings that are referred to by other strings.
  • Fixed problem with loading 16-bit encoded bib files with 8-bit encoding as default, and vice versa.
  • Fixed multiplying authors bug when author/editor field appears both in Required and Optional tabs.
  • Fixed startup freeze when trying to load certain malformed bib files.
  • Fixed bug related to multi-line fields in RIS import.
  • Fixed bug related to looking up a fully qualified DOI
  • Included review field to preview panel 1, which shows the abstract
  • Fixed bug where booktitle field was not displayed in preview for conference proceedings, similar to journal field

Version 1.8.1 (September 15th, 2005)

  • Added automatic timestamp with configurable format for entries.
  • Added new key generator modifier ":abbr" to abbreviate field contents.
  • Added Help button in Preferences -> Entry preview
  • Added Big5, Big5_HKSCS and GBK encodings for Chinese.
  • Improved marking feature. Username is now used for marking, so different users can mark entries separately without interference.
  • Improved handling of names such as "Firstname de la Lastname jr.", with different handling for presentation and sorting purposes. Key generation now should always use the genuine last name, and not produce keys like "de2001".
  • Removed duplicate warning from inspection dialog for non-selected entries.
  • Fixed setting of sheet name in OpenOffice.org Calc export.
  • Fixed bug that prevented PDF/PS opening by F4 from automatically finding files in subdirectories below the main PDF/PS dir.
  • Fixed BibTeX parser bug that made it choke on short comment strings.
  • Fixed bug that made regexp search fail for fields containing newline characters.
  • Fixed platform-dependent handling of newline characters.
  • Fixed bug that prevented command line import with explicit format.
  • Fixed bug that made it impossible to disable table antialiasing.
  • Fixed AuthorAndsCommaReplacer.

Version 1.8 (July 30th, 2005)

  • Search panel now starts visible if it was visible at last shutdown.
  • Added option to disable import inspection window when only one entry is being imported.
  • Fixed parser bug that caused problems for bib files containing extra characters after the last entry.
  • Fixed missing month in JStor import.
  • Fixed some bugs in "new from plain-text" wizard

Version 1.8b2 (July 13th, 2005)

  • Changed handling of external updates so the notification is suppressed when there are no actual changes.
  • Changed autodetecting import so BibTeX files are handled more similarly to other formats.
  • Enabled sorting by icon columns.
  • Added option to remove BibTeX source panel from entry editor.
  • Added command line option to not load any files at startup. Will override any autoloading or other command line options that normally load or import files.
  • Added handling of duplicates to import inspection window.
  • Made entry preview be updated whenever the selection is expanded by one row, to make it more useful while selecting a set of entries.
  • Changed BibTeX field parsing to avoid inserting line breaks at wrong places.
  • Improved handling of page numbers in Medline import.
  • Fixed import of file links when importing SixPack files.
  • Fixed bug that prevented closing of search interface when no databases are open.
  • Fixed OpenOffice Calc export to be compatible with OpenOffice.org 2.0 beta.
  • Fixed bugs in Refer/Endnote import filter.
  • Fixed bug that caused changes to be lost in some cases when the same field is present in multiple entry editor tabs.
  • Fixed bug that prevented command line autodetecting import from working with BibTeX files.
  • Fixed minor bug in routine for removing double braces.

Version 1.8b (June 6th, 2005)

  • Added option to store bib file with double braces.
  • Follow @input tags in aux files to indicate nested aux files for generating subdatabases.
  • Improved wrapping and formatting of bib files, to preserve paragraph separator (empty line).
  • Added test buttons for customization of preview layouts.
  • Added inspection dialog for previewing and generating keys for imported entries, and deciding which ones to keep and discard. The dialog allows inspection during long import processes such as Medline search.
  • Restructured layout to use a common side pane with all tabs.
  • Added import filter for Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) format.
  • Added PS directory with similar options as PDF.
  • Added [authshort] and [edtrshort] key field markers. Patch submitted by Kolja Brix.
  • Made the program remember preview enable setting.
  • Improved handling of illegal regular expressions in search.
  • Removed options to search only Required, Optional and/or General fields, in order to simplify search interface.
  • Changed keys for Next and Previous tab to CTRL-PGDN and CTRL-PGUP to match shortcuts in a certain popular web browser.
  • Minor change to Preferences -> Table columns to enable insertion of column in position 2.
  • Fixed parser bug that caused problems for files with >10000 entries.
  • Fixed bug in entry editor that caused the source edit panel to remove marking from entries.
  • Fixed export bug that made "\begin" tags fail if encountered immediately after an "\end" tag.
  • Fixed export bug that made whitespace disappear after empty field values.
  • Fixed ISI import bug that handled SO fields with line breaks wrong.
  • Fixed bug occuring when choosing not to import duplicate imported entry.
  • Fixed problem with detecting popup trigger on Mac OSX with one button mouse.
  • Fixed erroneous relative paths for PDF files when PDF directory is not set.
  • Fixed entry preview to resolve string references.

Version 1.7.1 (April 11th, 2005)

  • Removed unnecessary stack traces when opening external viewer.
  • Fixed bug that made Ctrl-E destroy current edit in entry editor.
  • Fixed problem when copying modified BibTeX key gave old value.
  • Fixed missing 'booktitle' import in CONF entries in RIS import.
  • Fixed bug that made group tree disappear for certain keyword expressions.
  • Fixed bug that made standard BibTeX fields be saved without line wrapping.

Version 1.7 (March 20th, 2005)

  • When fetching from Medline or CiteSeer, fetched entry is now opened in editor.
  • Added French translations of help files.
  • Added color highlighting of focused text field in entry editor.
  • Added option in context menu of entry editor for changing capitalization of field contents.
  • Added name conversion "Smith, RA" -> "Smith, R. A." to Medline import.
  • Updated task bar icon.
  • Fixed bug that left some search settings items inappropriately disabled.
  • Fixed bug that caused requirement for restart to register change in default key pattern.
  • Fixed bug that caused crash some times after adding/removing field content selectors.
  • Fixed bug in recognizing custom entry types when reading bib files.
  • Fixed bug that allowed a deleted entry to stay visible in the entry editor.

Version 1.7b2 (March 7th, 2005)

  • Made side pane resizable.
  • Replaced entry customization dialog with improved interface.
  • Added standard entry type "conference", similar to "inproceedings".
  • Added "default" label pattern to avoid the need to set similar patterns manually.
  • Added line wrapping to metadata in saved .bib file to avoid long lines.
  • Added "bibtexkey" as implicit fourth sort criterion, to minimize problem with almost similar entries swapping places.
  • Added OpenOffice.org Calc export filter that exports spreadsheet compatible with the OpenOffice.org bibliography feature.
  • Added a couple of previously unsupported publication types in SciFinder.
  • Added extra shortcuts CTRL-+ and CTRL-- for switching tabs in entry editor, since original shortcuts CTRL[-SHIFT]-TAB is used by some window managers.
  • Updated Endnote export filter.
  • Fixed focus and key binding problems for switching tabs/entries in entry editor
  • Fixed bug that prevented required fields tab from appearing for entries with only bibtex key as required field.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the user from changing the default encoding.
  • Fixed bugs in RIS import.
  • Fixed bug 1112050; freeze when reading certain author fields with mismatched braces.

Version 1.7 beta (January, 27th, 2005)

  • Changed routine for rearranging author names (Lastname, Firstname) so bracketed expressions are treated as units.
  • Grouping controls now allow group hierarchies, and now allow explicit and search expression groups as well as keyword groups.
  • Added full customization of general fields tabs
  • Added option to preserve formatting for non-BibTeX fields.
  • Added integrity check for database.
  • Added export filters EndNote and Harvard RTF.
  • Added automatic import format chooser for import (same as wildcard import below).
  • Added wildcard (*) option for command-line import, to try to automatically determine the correct format.
  • Improved layout of Preferences dialog.
  • Improved several import filters.
  • Added authIniN/edtrIniN key formatters.
  • Marked entries now float to the top when no searching or grouping reordering is active.
  • Fixed problem with opening file dialog on Win NT - AWT dialog is now opened if Swing dialog fails.

Version 1.6 (November 27th, 2004)

  • Improved handling of entry selection in various ways. E.g. selected entry is now scrolled into view when opening entry editor and entry is kept selected when importing CiteSeer fields.
  • Fixed update bug between autogenerated bibtex key and source panel.
  • Fixed missing . at the end of last author name in RIS import.
  • Fixed NullPointerException on certain special characters when exporting to BibTeXML.
  • Fixed bug that sometimes prevented the unmarking of entries.
  • Fixed problem with formatting one-name authors.
  • Various other bugfixes.

Version 1.6 beta (November 8th, 2004)

In an effort to produce better and more stable releases, we have decided to release a 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.
  • Added mnemonic keys to menus and menu items.
  • Added MODS and tab-separated file export
  • Added facility for detecting and handling external changes to open bib files.
  • Added scan option for exact duplicates with automatic removal.
  • Bibtex strings are now sorted automatically.
  • Bibtex strings are now resolved when exporting database.
  • Fixed problem with field content selector getting too wide. Limited width.
  • Fixed PDF/PS view routine to remove problems with filenames containing spaces.
  • Fixed bug that interfered with Fetch Medline by ID, and fixed parsing problem with certain Medline entries.
  • Fixed bug that interfered with Push to WinEdt.
  • Fixed HTML output so \c{c} is handled correctly.
  • command line option for generating a sub-database from LaTex aux file entries
  • simple copy/paste menu in entry editor
  • experimental: text-input-area with underlying infotext in plaintext import dialog

Version 1.55 (October 12th, 2004)

  • Made method for opening PDF files robust with regard to file separators (/ and \), so bib files can easier be used across platforms.
  • Improved Medline fetcher. Can now fetch entries based on a search expression.
  • Added features for fetching fields and referring publications from the CiteSeer database.
  • Added option to always save database ordered by author/editor/year, and made this the default setting.
  • When a single entry is selected, right-click menu now shows a checkbox menu for group memberships instead of the regular "Add to" and "Remove from" menus.
  • Improved [shorttitle] and [veryshorttitle] special key pattern fields.
  • Added dialog box for conveniently setting the fields of an entry from a plain text description.
  • Added formatter "ResolvePDF" to create correct PDF/PS links in HTML export when relative file names are used.
  • Added Abstract panel in entry editor.
  • Added alternate preview with abstract, and made both previews configurable.
  • Added the option to create a subset of a database based on an .aux file.
  • Added 'Cancel' button to duplicate resolver dialog, so the process can be stopped.
  • Added check for spaces in custom entry type names.
  • Added several new key pattern markers.
  • Added toolbar buttons for Mark/Unmark to improve discoverability.
  • Fixed bug that made export filters ignore the chosen character encoding.
  • Fixed bug that interfered with author name formatting.
  • Fixed various bugs in import filters.
  • Fixed bug that prevented confirmation dialog when deleting entry from the entry editor.
  • Fixed bug that made the next entry be opened instead of the current, when pressing Enter in table.
  • Fixed bug that made it possible to leave a source edit when the source didn't validate properly. Also made it impossible to change table selection until source validates.

Version 1.5 (August 3rd, 2004)

  • Added Highlight and select options to the group interface, and made it possible to change the number of visible lines in the list.
  • Added option to allow or disallow direct table editing.
  • Added optional confirmation dialog for deleting entries.
  • Added optional warning dialog for duplicate BibTeX keys.
  • Added warnings to bibtex parser, and prevented failure to load files with duplicate string definitions.
  • Added JStor import filter.
  • Changed the look and feel to JGoodies Forms on non-Macintosh platforms.
  • Optimized performance in several areas.
  • Numerous usability improvements.
  • Fixed RIS import bug caused by short lines.
  • Fixed bug in SciFinder import.
  • Fixed bug that made entire field get cleared when removing from group.

Version 1.4 (June 6th, 2004)

Version 1.4 provides command line options for importing and exporting files, advanced search, custom export filters, and several bug fixes and minor changes.
  • Added advanced search feature.
  • Added facility for using custom export formats.
  • Added command line options for importing/exporting files, importing/exporting, user preferences, loading session and for suppressing the GUI (using RitOpt for parsing options).
  • Added automatic stripping of \url{} when opening url.
  • Improved export filters.
  • Fixed focus bug which sometimes interfered with cut/copy/paste.

Version 1.3.1 (May 9, 2004)

Release 1.3.1 resolves a couple of severe bugs in 1.3. All users who have downloaded 1.3 should upgrade (the bugs in 1.3 impaired functionality but did not pose a security risk).

Version 1.3.* (May 9, 2004)

This release adds entry preview, detection of duplicate entries, persistent entry marking, new import and export filters, better linking to PDF/PS/URL/DOI, and better Mac OS X compatibility. There are several other changes and improvements, and many bugfixes.

Version 1.2 (March 21, 2004)

The icon set has been replaced. Notable new features are French language support, key generator customization, string replace, and BibTeXML import. Several bugs have been fixed.

Version 1.19 (Feb 19,2004)

  • Entry editor is now opened for an entry that causes an error when saving.
  • Added options to display names in harmonised format in the main table.
  • Added Docbook and (experimental) HTML export.
  • Enabled 'doi' and 'pii' fields for Medline import.
  • Enabled antialiasing fonts.
  • Added the Kunststoff look&feel to give a more pleasant user interface.
  • Added font selector for the main table.
  • Improved table column customization.
  • Added word selector feature for selected fields (keywords, journal).
  • Added support for German and Norwegian language.
  • Generalized copy cite key features for multiple entries.
  • Added quick load/save session feature.
  • Fixed issue/number bug in ISI import.
  • Added "Open pdf/ps" item in right-click menu.
  • Fixed bug causing external viewer to only work in General fields.
  • Added functionality for using Browse buttons for file-related fields (ps, pdf, etc.).
  • Added Browse buttons to External programs tab in Preferences.
  • Fixed bug related to Save database and Source field which caused changes to disappear.

Version 1.1 (Jan 02, 2004)

  • Added bibtex key uniqueness checking, and prevented autogeneration from generating non-unique keys.
  • Added command line option to load file on startup.
  • Fixed problem with autogeneration creating invalid keys.
  • Improved Refer/Endnote import.
  • Added feature for importing entries and/or strings and/or group definitions from another BibTeX database.
  • Added menu choices to import into open database.
  • Added toolbar button for closing current database.
  • Fixed shortcut key for "Store field" in entry editor, and fixed problem that made shortcut for "Save database" unavailable from entry editor.
  • Added option to fetch Medline entries automatically by ID, based on a patch submitted by Mike Smoot.
  • Fixed bug in RIS import.
  • Added options to copy key and copy "\cite{key}" to right-click menu.
  • Fixed bug that caused some General fields not to get displayed.
  • Enabled customization of General fields.
  • Enabled customization of existing entry types, and definition of new types.

Version 1.0 (Nov 29, 2003)

First release of JabRef