[OS X TeX] BibDesk
Adam R. Maxwell
amaxwell at mac.com
Tue Feb 15 16:20:08 CET 2005
On Feb 15, 2005, at 06:16, Lawrence Paulson wrote:
> I was just making the change from JabRef to BibDesk and fortunately
> discovered (just in time) that the latter was silently erasing huge
> amounts of data--specifically, all fields referring to strings it
> doesn't know about.
> I do hope this can be fixed promptly, or at least an error message
> displayed. BibDesk has lots of potential, but at present it is too
> dangerous to use.
Sorry to hear you're having problems with it. Problems are more likely
to be fixed if you file a bug at
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=61487&atid=497423 and provide
a sample .bib and exact steps to reproduce the problem. Your
description above only provides FUD.
If you are referring to @string support, BibDesk does not presently
support the use of macros, which is a major limitation for some people.
Work is under way on this, but the lead developer is waiting for his
PowerBook to get fixed.
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