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Changelog

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file. This project does not adhere to Semantic Versioning. This file tries to follow the conventions proposed by keepachangelog.com. Here, the categories "Changed" for added and changed functionality, "Fixed" for fixed functionality, and "Removed" for removed functionality is used.

We refer to GitHub issues by using #NUM.

Unreleased

Changed

  • #462 Extend the OpenConsoleFeature by offering a selection between default terminal emulator and configurable command execution.
  • #1516 Selected field names are written in uppercase in the entry editor
  • For developers: Moved the bst package into logic. This requires the regeneration of antlr sources, execute: gradlew generateSource
  • #1026 JabRef does no longer delete user comments outside of BibTeX entries and strings
  • #1249 Date layout formatter added
  • Added ISBN integrity checker
  • Added filter to not show selected integrity checks
  • Enhance the entry customization dialog to give better visual feedback
  • It is now possible to generate a new BIB database from the citations in an OpenOffice/LibreOffice document
  • The arXiv fetcher now also supports free-text search queries
  • #1345 Cleanup ISSN

Fixed

  • Fixed #1632 User comments (@Comment) with or without brackets are now kept
  • Fixed #1264: S with caron does not render correctly
  • LaTeX to Unicode converter now handles combining accents
  • Fixed NullPointerException when clicking Browse in Journal abbreviations with empty text field
  • Fixed NullPointerException when opening file in Plain text import
  • Fixed NullPointerException when appending database
  • Fixed #636: DOI in export filters
  • Fixed #1527: 'Get BibTeX data from DOI' Removes Marking
  • Fixed #1592: LibreOffice: wrong numbers in citation labels
  • The merge entry dialog showed wrong heading after merging from DOI
  • Fixed #1321: LaTeX commands in fields not displayed in the list of references
  • Fixed #1639: Google Scholar fetching works again.
  • Date fields in the BibLatex standard are now always formatted in the correct way, independent of the preferences

Removed

  • It is not longer possible to choose to convert HTML sub- and superscripts to equations

3.5 - 2016-07-13

Changed

  • Implemented #1356: Added a formatter for converting HTML to Unicode
  • Implemented #661: Introducing a "check for updates" mechnism (manually/automatic at startup)
  • Implemented #1338: clicking on a crossref in the main table selects the parent entry and added a button in the entry editor to select the parent entry.
  • Implemented #1485: Biblatex field shorttitle is now exported/imported as standard field ShortTitle to Word bibliography
  • Implemented #1431: Import dialog shows file extensions and filters the view
  • When resolving duplicate BibTeX-keys there is now an "Ignore" button. "Cancel" and close key now quits the resolving.
  • The online forum is now directly accessible via the "Help" menu
  • Updated German translation

Fixed

  • Fixed #1530: Unescaped hashes in the url field are ignored by the integrity checker
  • Fixed #405: Added more {} around capital letters in Unicode/HTML to LaTeX conversion to preserve them
  • Fixed #1476: NPE when importing from SQL DB because of missing DatabaseMode
  • Fixed #1481: Mac OS X binary seems broken for JabRef 3.4 release
  • Fixed #1430: "review changes" did misinterpret changes
  • Fixed #1434: Static groups are now longer displayed as dynamic ones
  • Fixed #1482: Correct number of matched entries is displayed for refining subgroups
  • Fixed #1444: Implement getExtension and getDescription for importers.
  • Fixed #1507: Keywords are now separated by the delimiter specified in the preferences
  • Fixed #1484: HTML export handles some UTF characters wrong
  • Fixed #1534: "Mark entries imported into database" does not work correctly
  • Fixed #1500: Renaming of explicit groups now changes entries accordingly
  • Fixed issue where field changes were not undoable if the time stamp was updated on editing
  • Springer fetcher now fetches the requested number of entries (not one less as before)
  • Alleviate multiuser concurrency issue when near simultaneous saves occur to a shared database file

3.4 - 2016-06-02

Changed

  • Implemented #629: Explicit groups are now written in the "groups" field of the entry instead of at the end of the bib file
  • Main table now accepts pasted DOIs and tries to retrieve the entry
  • Added support for several Biblatex-fields through drop-down lists with valid alternatives
  • Added integrity checker for an odd number of unescaped '#'
  • Implemented feature request 384: The merge entries dialog now show all text and colored differences between the fields
  • Implemented #1233: Group side pane now takes up all the remaining space
  • Added integrity check detecting HTML-encoded characters
  • Added missing help files
  • Implemented feature request #1294: Added possibility to filter for *.jstyle files in OpenOffice/LibreOffice style selection dialog. Open style selection dialog in directory of last selected file
  • Added integrity check for ISSN
  • Add LaTeX to Unicode converter as cleanup operation
  • Added an option in the about dialog to easily copy the version information of JabRef
  • Integrity check table can be sorted by clicking on column headings
  • Added \SOFTWARE\Jabref 'Path' registry entry for installation path inside the installer
  • Added an additional icon to distinguish DOI and URL links (feature request #696)
  • Added nbib fields to Medlineplain importer and to MedlineImporter
  • Implemented #1342: show description of case converters as tooltip
  • Updated German translation

Fixed

  • Fixed #473: Values in an entry containing symbols like ' are now properly escaped for exporting to the database
  • Fixed #1270: Auto save is now working again as expected (without leaving a bunch of temporary files behind)
  • Fixed #1234: NPE when getting information from retrieved DOI
  • Fixed #1245: Empty jstyle properties can now be specified as ""
  • Fixed #1259: NPE when sorting tabs
  • Fixed display bug in the cleanup dialog: field formatters are now correctly displayed using their name
  • Fixed #1271: Authors with compound first names are displayed properly
  • Fixed: Selecting invalid jstyle causes NPE and prevents opening of style selection dialog
  • Fixed: Move linked files to default directory works again
  • Fixed #1327: PDF cleanup changes order of linked pdfs
  • Fixed #1313: Remove UI for a configuration option which was no longer available
  • Fixed #1340: Edit -> Mark Specific Color Dysfunctional on OSX
  • Fixed #1245: Empty jstyle properties can now be specified as ""
  • Fixed #1364: Windows: install to LOCALAPPDATA directory for non-admin users
  • Fixed #1365: Default label pattern back to [auth][year]
  • Fixed #796: Undoing more than one entry at the same time is now working
  • Fixed #1122: Group view is immediately updated after adding an entry to a group
  • Fixed #171: Dragging an entry to a group preserves scrolling
  • Fixed #1353: Fetch-Preview did not display updated BibTeX-Key after clicking on Generate Now
  • Fixed #1381: File links containing blanks are broken if non-default viewer is set
  • Fixed sourceforge bug 1000: shorttitleINI can generate the initials of the shorttitle
  • Fixed #1394: Personal journal abbrevations could not be saved
  • Fixed #1400: Detect path constructs wrong path for Windows
  • Fixed #973: Add additional DOI field for English version of MS Office 2007 XML
  • Fixed #1412: Save action protect terms protects terms within words unecessarily
  • Fixed #1420: Auto downloader should respect file pattern and propose correct filename
  • Fixed #651: Improve parsing of author names containing braces
  • Fixed #1421: Auto downloader should try to retrieve DOI if not present and fetch afterwards
  • Fixed #1457: Support multiple words inside LaTeX commands to RTF export
  • Entries retain their groupmembership when undoing their cut/deletion
  • Fixed #1450: EntryEditor is restored in the correct size after preference changes
  • Fixed #421: Remove LaTeX commands from all BibTeX fields when exporting to Word Bibliography

Removed

  • Removed possibility to export entries/databases to an .sql file, as the logic cannot easily use the correct escape logic
  • Removed support of old groups format, which was used prior to JabRef version 1.6. If you happen to have a 10 years old .bib file, then JabRef 3.3 can be used to convert it to the current format.
  • Removed possibility to automatically add braces via Option - Preferences - File - Store the following fields with braces around capital letters. Please use save actions instead for adding braces automatically.
  • Removed button to refresh groups view. This button shouldn't be needed anymore. Please report any cases where the groups view is not updated automatically.
  • Medline and GVK importer no longer try to expand author initials (i.e. EH Wissler -> E. H. Wissler).
  • Removed not-working option "Select Matches" under Groups -> Settings.

3.3 - 2016-04-17

Changed

  • Migrated JabRef help to markdown at https://github.com/JabRef/help.jabref.org
  • Add possibility to lookup DOI from BibTeX entry contents inside the DOI field
  • PDFs can be automatically fetched from IEEE (given that you have access without logging in)
  • The OpenOffice/LibreOffice style file handling is changed to have only a single list of available style and you need to add your custom styles again
  • OpenOffice/LibreOffice style files are now always read and written with the same default encoding as for the database (found in the preferences)
  • The user journal abbreviation list is now always read and written with the same default encoding as for the database (found in the preferences)
  • The mass edit function "Set/clear/rename fields" is now in the Edit menu
  • Implemented #455: Add button in preference dialog to reset preferences
  • Add ability to run arbitrary formatters as cleanup actions (some old cleanup jobs are replaced by this functionality)
  • Add "Move linked files to default file directory" as cleanup procedure
  • Implemented #756: Add possibility to reformat all entries on save (under Preferences, File)
  • All fields in a bib entry are written without any leading and trailing whitespace
  • Comments and preamble are serialized with capitalized first letter, i.e. @Comment instead of @comment and @Preamble instead of @PREAMBLE.
  • Global sorting options and preferences are removed. Databases can still be sorted on save, but this is configured locally and stored in the file
  • OvidImporter now also imports fields: doi, issn, language and keywords
  • Implemented #647: The preview can now be copied
  • #459 Open default directory when trying to add files to an entry
  • Implemented #668: Replace clear with icon to reduce search bar width
  • Improved layout for OSX: Toolbar buttons and search field
  • BibTeX and BibLaTeX mode is now file based and can be switched at runtime. The information is stored in the .bib file, and if it is not there detected by the entry types.
  • Moved all quality-related database actions inside a new quality menu
  • #684: ISBNtoBibTex Error Message is now more clear
  • Moved default bibliography mode to general preferences tab
  • Add dialog to show all preferences in their raw form plus some filtering
  • Added Ordinal formatter (1 -> 1st etc)
  • #492: If no text is marked, the whole field is copied. Preview of pasted text in tool tip
  • #454 Add a tab that shows all remaining entry fields that are not displayed in any other tab
  • The LaTeX to Unicode/HTML functionality is much improved by covering many more cases
  • Ability to convert from LaTeX to Unicode in right-click field menu
  • Regex-based search is know only applied entirely and not split up to different regexes on whitespaces
  • #492: If no text is marked, the whole field is copied. Preview of pasted text in tool tip
  • Integrity check now also checks broken file links, abbreviations in journal and booktitle, and incorrect use of proceedings with page numbers
  • PdfContentImporter does not write the content of the first page into the review field any more
  • Implemented #462: Add new action to open console where opened database file is located. New button, menu entry and shortcut (CTRL+SHIFT+J) for this action have also been added.
  • #957 Improved usability of Export save order selection in Preferences and Database Properties
  • #958 Adjusted size and changed layout of database dialog
  • #1023 ArXiv fetcher now also fetches based on eprint id
  • Moved "Get BibTeX data from DOI" from main table context menu to DOI field in entry editor
  • Added open buttons to DOI and URL field
  • Move Look & Feel settings from advanced to appearance tab in preferences
  • JabRef installer now automatically determines the user rights and installs to home directory/program dir when user is restricted/admin
  • Move PDF file directory configuration from external tab to file tab in preferences
  • Implemented #672: FileList now distributes its space dependent on the width of its columns
  • Added missing German translations
  • Swedish is added as a language option (still not a complete translation)
  • #969 Adding and replacing old event system mechanisms with Google Guava EventBus.

Fixed

  • Fixed #318: Improve normalization of author names
  • Fixed #598 and #402: No more issues with invalid icons for ExternalFileTypes in global search or after editing the settings
  • Fixed #883: No NPE during cleanup
  • Fixed #845: Add checkboxes for highlighting in groups menu, fixes other toggle highlighting as well for all toggle buttons
  • Fixed #890: No NPE when renaming file
  • Fixed #466: Rename PDF cleanup now also changes case of file name
  • Fixed #621 and #669: Encoding and preamble now end with newline.
  • Make BibTex parser more robust against missing newlines
  • Fix bug that prevented the import of BibTex entries having only a key as content
  • Fixed #666: MS Office 2007 export is working again
  • Fixed #670: Expressions using enclosed quotes (keywords="one two") did not work.
  • Fixed #667: URL field is not sanitized anymore upon opening in browser.
  • Fixed #687: Fixed NPE when closing JabRef with new unsaved database.
  • Fixed #680: Synchronize Files key binding works again.
  • Fixed #212: Added command line option -g for autogenerating bibtex keys
  • Fixed #213: Added command line option -asfl for autosetting file links
  • Fixed #671: Remember working directory of last import
  • IEEEXplore fetcher replaces keyword separator with the preferred
  • Fixed #710: Fixed quit behavior under OSX
  • "Merge from DOI" now honors removed fields
  • Fixed #778: Fixed NPE when exporting to .sql File
  • Fixed #824: MimeTypeDetector can now also handle local file links
  • Fixed #803: Fixed dynamically group, free-form search
  • Fixed #743: Logger not configured when JAR is started
  • Fixed #822: OSX - Exception when adding the icon to the dock
  • Fixed #609: Sort Arrows are shown in the main table if table is sorted
  • Fixed #685: Fixed MySQL exporting for more than one entry
  • Fixed #815: Curly Braces no longer ignored in OpenOffice/LibreOffice citation
  • Fixed #855: Fixed OpenOffice Manual connect - Clicking on browse does now work correctly
  • Fixed #649: Key bindings are now working in the preview panel
  • Fixed #410: Find unlinked files no longer freezes when extracting entry from PDF content
  • Fixed #936: Preview panel is now updated when an entry is cut/deleted
  • Fixed #1001: No NPE when exporting a complete database
  • Fixed #991: Entry is now correctly removed from the BibDatabase
  • Fixed #1062: Merge entry with DOI information now also applies changes to entry type
  • Fixed #535: Add merge action to right click menu
  • Fixed #1115: Wrong warning message when importing duplicate entries
  • Fixed #935: PDFs, which are readable, but carry a protection for editing, are treated by the XMP parser and the importer generating a BibTeX entry based on the content.
  • Fixed: Showing the preview panel with a single-click at startup

Removed

  • Removed JabRef offline help files which are replaced by the new online documentation at https://github.com/JabRef/help.jabref.org
  • Fixed #627: The pdf field is removed from the export formats, use the file field
  • Removed configuration option to use database file directory as base directory for attached files and make it default instead
  • Removed save session functionality as it just saved the last opened tabs which is done by default
  • Removed CLI option -l to load a session
  • Removed PDF preview functionality
  • Removed Sixpackimporter it is not used in the wild anymore
  • Removed double click listener from doi and url fields

3.2 - 2016-01-10

Changed

  • All import/open database warnings are now shown in a scrolling text area
  • Add an integrity check to ensure that a url has a correct protocol, implements #358

Fixed

  • Changes in customized entry types are now directly reflected in the table when clicking "Apply" or "OK"
  • Fixed #608: Export works again
  • Fixed #417: Table now updates when switching groups
  • Fixed #534: No OpenOffice setup panel in preferences
  • Fixed #545: ACM fetcher works again
  • Fixed #593: Reference list generation works for OpenOffice/LibreOffice again
  • Fixed #598: Use default file icon for custom external file types
  • Fixed #607: OpenOffice/LibreOffice works on OSX again

Removed

  • OpenOffice/LibreOffice is removed from the push-to-application button and only accessed through the side panel

3.1 - 2015-12-24

Changed

  • Added new DoiResolution fetcher that tries to download full text PDF from DOI link
  • Add options to close other/all databases in tab right-click menu
  • Implements #470: Show editor (as an alternative to author) and booktitle (as an alternative to journal) in the main table by default
  • Restore focus to last focused tab on start
  • Add ability to format/cleanup the date field
  • Add support for proxy authentication via VM args and GUI settings, this implements feature request 388
  • Move Bibtex and Biblatex mode switcher to File menu
  • Display active edit mode (BibTeX or Biblatex) at window title
  • Implements #444: The search is cleared by either clicking the clear-button or by pressing ESC with having focus in the search field.
  • Icons are shown as Header for icon columns in the entry table (#315)
  • Tooltips are shown for header columns and contents which are too wide to be displayed in the entry table (#384)
  • Default order in entry table: # | all file based icons (file, URL/DOI, ...) | all bibtex field based icons (bibtexkey, entrytype, author, title, ...) | all activated special field icons (ranking, quality, ...)
  • Write all field keys in lower case. No more camel casing of field names. E.g., title is written instead of Title, howpublished instead of HowPublished, and doi instead of DOI. The configuration option Use camel case for field names (e.g., "HowPublished" instead of "howpublished") is gone.
  • All field saving options are removed. There is no more customization of field sorting. '=' is now appended to the field key instead of its value. The intendation is aligned for an entry and not for the entire database. Entry names are written in title case format.
  • Entries are only reformatted if they were changed during a session. There is no more mandatory reformatting of the entire database on save.
  • Implements #565: Highlighting matches works now also for regular expressions in preview panel and entry editor
  • IEEEXplore search now downloads the full Bibtex record instead of parsing the fields from the HTML webpage result (fixes bug 1146 and bug 1267)
  • Christmas color theme (red and green)
  • Implements #444: The search is cleared by either clicking the clear-button or by pressing ESC with having focus in the search field.
  • Added command line switch --debug to show more detailed logging messages

Fixed

  • Fixed bug 482 partly: escaped brackets are now parsed properly when opening a bib file
  • Fixed #479: Import works again
  • Fixed #434: Revert to old 'JabRef' installation folder name instead of 'jabref'
  • Fixed #435: Retrieve non open access ScienceDirect PDFs via HTTP DOM
  • Fixed: Cleanup process aborts if linked file does not exists
  • Fixed #420: Reenable preference changes
  • Fixed #414: Rework BibLatex entry types with correct required and optional fields
  • Fixed #413: Help links in released jar version are not working
  • Fixes #412: Biblatex preserves capital letters, checking whether letters may be converted to lowercase within the Integrity Check action is obsolete.
  • Fixed #437: The toolbar after the search field is now correctly wrapped when using a small window size for JabRef
  • Fixed #438: Cut, Copy and Paste are now translated correctly in the menu
  • Fixed #443/#445: Fixed sorting and moving special field columns
  • Fixed #498: non-working legacy PDF/PS column removed
  • Fixed #473: Import/export to external database works again
  • Fixed #526: OpenOffice/LibreOffice connection works again on Linux/OSX
  • Fixed #533: Preview parsed incorrectly when regular expression was enabled
  • Fixed: MedlinePlain Importer made more resistant for malformed entries
  • Fixed #564: Cite command changes are immediately reflected in the push-to-application actions, and not only after restart

Removed

  • Removed BioMail format importer
  • Removed file history size preference (never available from the UI)
  • Removed jstorImporter because it's hardly ever used, even Jstor.org doesn't support/export said format anymore
  • Removed ScifinderImporter because it's hardly ever used, and we could not get resource files to test against
  • Removed option "Show one letter heading for icon columns" which is obsolete with the fix of #315/#384
  • Removed table column "PDF/PS" which refers to legacy fields "ps" resp. "pdf" which are no longer supported (see also fix #498)
  • Removed the ability to export references on the CLI interface based on year ranges

3.0 - 2015-11-29

Changed

  • Updated to support OpenOffice 4 and LibreOffice 5
  • Add toolbar icon for deleting an entry, and move menu item for this action to BibTeX
  • Better support for IEEEtranBSTCTL entries
  • Quick selection of month in entry editor
  • Unknown entry types will be converted to 'Misc' (was 'Other' before).
  • EntryTypes are now clustered per group on the 'new entry' GUI screen.
  • Tab shows the minimal unique folder name substring if multiple database files share the same name
  • Added a page numbers integrity checker
  • Position and size of certain dialogs are stored and restored.
  • Feature: Search Springer
  • Feature: Search DOAJ, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Changes the old integrity check by improving the code base (+tests) and converting it to a simple issues table
  • Added combo box in MassSetFieldAction to simplify selecting the correct field name
  • Feature: Merge information from both entries on duplication detection
  • Always use import inspection dialog on import from file
  • All duplicate whitespaces / tabs / newlines are now removed from non-multiline fields
  • Improvements to search:
    • Search bar is now at the top
    • A summary of the search result is shown in textual form in the search bar
    • The search text field changes its color based on the search result (red if nothing is found, green if at least one entry is found)
    • Autocompletion suggestions are shown in a popup
    • Search options are available via a drop-down list, this implements feature request 853
    • "Clear search" button also clears search field, this implements feature request 601
    • Every search is done automatically (live) as soon as the search text is changed
    • Search is local by default. To do a global search, one has to do a local search and then this search can be done globally as well, opening a new window.
    • The local search results can be shown in a new window.
  • Feature: Merge information from a DOI generated BibTex entry to an entry
  • Added more characters to HTML/Unicode converter
  • Feature: Push citations to Texmaker (bug 318, bug 582)
  • Case changers improved to honor words (not yet more than single words) within {}
  • Feature: Added converters from HTML and Unicode to LaTeX on right click in text fields (#191)
  • Feature: Add an option to the FileList context menu to delete an associated file from the file system
  • Feature: Field names "Doi", "Ee", and "Url" are now written as "DOI", "EE", and "URL"
  • The default language is now automatically set to the system's locale.
  • Use correct encoding names (#155) and replace old encoding names in bibtex files. This changes the file header.
  • No longer write JabRef version to BibTex file header.
  • No longer add blank lines inside a bibtex entry
  • Feature: When pasting a Google search URL, meta data will be automatically stripped before insertion.
  • Feature: PDF auto download from ACS, arXiv, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, and Google Scholar
  • List of authors is now auto generated scripts/generate-authors.sh and inserted into L10N About.html
  • Streamline logging API: Replace usages of java.util.logging with commons.logging
  • Remove support for custom icon themes. The user has to use the default one.
  • Solved feature request 767: New subdatabase based on AUX file (biblatex)
  • Feature: DOItoBibTeX fetcher now also handles HTTP URLs
  • Feature: "Normalize to BibTeX name format" also removes newlines
  • Tweak of preference defaults
    • Autolink requires that the filename starts with the given BibTeX key and the default filename patterns is key followed by title
    • Default sorting changed
    • Default label pattern changed from [auth][year] to [authors3][year]
  • Feature: case changers now leave protected areas (enclosed with curly brackets) alone
  • BREAKING: The BibTeX key generator settings from previous versions are lost
  • BREAKING: LabelPatterns [auth.etal], [authEtAl], [authors], [authorsN], [authorLast] and more to omit spaces and commas (and work as described at http://jabref.sourceforge.net/help/LabelPatterns.php)
  • BREAKING: [keywordN] returns the Nth keyword (as described in the help) and not the first N keywords
  • BREAKING: If field consists of blanks only or an emtpy string, it is not written at all
  • Feature: new LabelPattern [authFirstFull] returning the last name of the first author and also a "van" or "von" if it exists
  • Feature: all new lines when writing an entry are obeying the globally configured new line (File -> newline separator). Affects fields: abstract and review
  • Feature: [veryShortTitle] and [shortTitle] also skip words like "in", "among", "before", ...
  • Feature: New LabelPattern [keywordsN], where N is optional. Returns the first N keywords. If no N is specified ("[keywords]"), all keywords are returned. Spaces are removed.
  • Update supported LookAndFeels
  • Show replaced journal abbreviations on console
  • Integrated GVK-Plugin
  • The three options to manage file references are moved to their own separated group in the Tools menu.
  • Default preferences: Remote server (port 6050) always started on first JabRef instance. This prevents JabRef loaded twice when opening a bib file.

Fixed

  • Fixed the bug that the file encoding was not correctly determined from the first (or second) line
  • Fixed #325: Deactivating AutoCompletion crashes EntryEditor
  • Fixed bug when having added and then removed a personal journal list, an exception is always shown on startup
  • Fixed a bug in the IEEEXploreFetcher
  • Fixed bug 1282 related to backslashes duplication.
  • Fixed bug 1285: Editing position is not lost on saving
  • Fixed bug 1297: No console message on closing
  • Fixed #194: JabRef starts again on Win XP and Win Vista
  • Fixed: Tooltips are now shown for the #-field when the bibtex entry is incomplete.
  • Fixed #173: Personal journal abbreviation list is not loaded twice
  • Bugfix: Preview of external journal abbreviation list now displays the correct list
  • Fixed #223: Window is displayed in visible area even when having multiple screens
  • Localization tweaks: "can not" -> "cannot" and "file name" -> "filename"
  • Fixed: When reconfiguring the BibTeX key generator, changes are applied instantly without requiring a restart of JabRef
  • Fixed #250: No hard line breaks after 70 chars in serialized JabRef meta data
  • Fixed bug 1296: External links in the help open in the standard browser
  • Fixed behavior of opening files: If an existing database is opened, it is focused now instead of opening it twice.

Removed

  • Entry type 'Other' is not selectable anymore as it is no real entry type. Will be converted to 'Misc'.
  • BREAKING: Remove plugin functionality.
  • The key bindings for searching specific databases are removed
  • Remove option to toggle native file dialog on mac by making JabRef always use native file dialogs on mac
  • Remove options to set PDF and PS directories per .bib database as the general options have also been deleted.
  • Remove option to disable renaming in FileChooser dialogs.
  • Remove option to hide the BibTeX Code tab in the entry editor.
  • Remove option to set a custom icon for the external file types. This is not possible anymore with the new icon font.
  • Remove legacy options to sync files in the "pdf" or "ps" field
  • Remove button to merge entries and keep the old ones.
  • Remove non-compact rank symbols in favor of compact rank
  • Remove Mr.DLib support as MR.DLib will be shut down in 2015
  • Remove support for key bindings per external application by allowing only the key binding "push to application" for the currently selected external application.
  • Remove "edit preamble" from toolbar
  • Remove support to the move-to-SysTray action
  • Remove incremental search
  • Remove option to disable autocompleters for search and make this always one
  • Remove option to highlight matches and make this always one when not using regex or grammar-based search
  • Remove non-working web searches: JSTOR and Sciencedirect (planned to be fixed for the next release)
  • Remove option Tools -> Open PDF or PS which is replaced by Tools -> Open File

2.80 - never released

Version 2.80 was intended as intermediate step to JabRef 3.0. Since much functionality has changed during development, a release of this version was skipped.

2.11

The changelog of 2.11 and versions before is maintained as text file in the dev_2.11 branch.