Package Details: jabref-latest 20200319-1

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Package Base: jabref-latest
Description: GUI frontend for BibTeX, written in Java; latest master version from git
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Keywords: biber biblatex bibliography bibtex jabref latex manager reference
Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: jabref
Provides: jabref
Submitter: j0hannes
Maintainer: j0hannes
Last Packager: j0hannes
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.35
First Submitted: 2019-04-29 00:07
Last Updated: 2020-03-21 00:30

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j0hannes commented on 2019-12-13 13:55

Hi mazurm, Thanks for the message. I didn't notice that the source files were renamed on the server. I have updated the PKGBUILD and the JabRef beta (JabRef 5.0-beta.1--2019-12-13--0a9d281) is working for me.

mazurm commented on 2019-12-13 11:45

Hi J0hannes,

I am trying to set up Jabref and I think the package requires some update. If I download and try to build it now, I get the following error. => ERROR: pkgver is not allowed to be empty. ==> ERROR: pkgver() generated an invalid version:

Comparing to the git repo, the file has an updated name. Currently in PKGBUILD pkgver() { curl --silent --head head \ | grep "Last-Modified" | cut -d' ' -f2- | date -f - +%Y%m%d }

returns nothing. However, if the packaged is changed to "JabRef-5.0-portable_linux.tar.gz", a proper time string is returned. So the source code files should probably be updated accordingly.


j0hannes commented on 2019-11-21 09:24

Thanks for letting me know. I've updated the PKGBUILD accordingly.

Marathon2112 commented on 2019-11-18 20:54

Some files need to be executable:


Otherwise some features are missing, see 5632 for example.

j0hannes commented on 2019-10-15 06:51

The package uses as source now.

j0hannes commented on 2019-09-13 09:59

There was a change to Jabref that renders the jar file essentially useles. I wasn't aware of that change until recently, and there's no working solution available yet. The Jabref developers plan to provide a nightly release (like the jar file up to now) in a different format (e.g. deb packages). Once that is running, I will update the PKGBUILD.

Anonymous comment on 2019-09-13 09:39

JR doesn't start: Error: Could not find or load main class Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:

j0hannes commented on 2019-08-30 15:01

Hi deisi,

Jabref has shifted from Java 8 to Java 11 a couple of days ago. I'm still testing the new version with java11-openjfx instead of java8-openjfx. Once I can confirm that everything's working, I will release a new PKGBUILD.

deisi commented on 2019-08-30 14:52

Can't get this to run on my machine what I get

Error: A JNI error has occurred, please check your installation and try again Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: org/jabref/JabRefLauncher has been compiled by a more recent version of the Java Runtime (class file version 55.0), this version of the Java Runtime only recognizes class file versions up to 52.0

Rhinoceros commented on 2019-08-24 09:50

Thanks! I'll keep that in mind.